Stayed at this hotel 3 years ago and was looking forward to returning. Booked 7 nights with Jet 2 holidays, paid the supplement for a sea view the same as last time. When we got to our room after a 3 hour wait we found it to be much smaller than the one we'd had before, with only a side sea view facing the road and the dreaded Puro Beach Nightclub!! that we'd read about on reviews before we came away, Went straight back to reception and demanded another room, eventually we were given one with full sea view around the other side of the hotel. This was a little quieter but we still got the revellers passing by as other people have already mentioned .On our last morning we had an early start and saw 2 men relieving themselves in the sand dunes and one passed out on the ground, not really the lasting impression you want to take home with you!! .When we checked out we were told we owed 33 euros for water from the 'mini bar' we'd had about 6 small bottles as we thought it was complimentary and there was nothing to say otherwise We refused to pay and told them it would be a small compensation for so many disturbed nights. It was our first holiday abroad with our little 20 month old granddaughter, she loved the children's pool and enjoyed every minute, thank goodness she was so tired by the end of the day she was oblivious to the racket outside. Would not stay here again at this time of year. Really enjoyed the resort and had some lovely meals around the marina in the evening all very child friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This attractive hotel is situated directly next to the Marina beach and is located in the tourism centre of Vilamoura. Just across the street guests will find the local casino and the marina just 100 metres away with a huge offer of shops, restaurants, bar and other entertainment attractions in the immediate vicinity. The nearest golf course lies 2 km from the hotel and it is just 50 metres to the nearest public transport connection. The hotel was built in 1992 and completely renovated in 2003. It has 357 rooms divided by 10 floors, including 84 suites suitable for families. Guests are offered a large, peaceful garden and pool area, a stylish lobby with 4 lifts, and a reception that is open to guests around the clock with a safe. It also has parking lot, a game room, a newspaper stand, a shop, a cosy bar and an air-conditioned restaurant with a non-smoking area and highchairs available for small children. The hotel is fully equipped with a conference room and the public Internet terminal room. For an additional cost guests may take advantage of the laundry service and the garage. The impeccable rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, safe, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel has an outdoor pool with a children's area, a snack bar, sun loungers and parasols. In addition, it offers an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a spa centre with Jacuzzi, sauna, massage service and beauty treatments. It is also possible to take advantage of offers such as tennis, golf and snooker/billiard tables. There is a fine buffet available at breakfast and in the evening. At lunch and at dinner guests may dine a la carte or chose from the set menu. It is possible to book a half-board stay. The hotel accepts American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, MasterCard and VISA as payment options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Ampalius Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve
- Ampalius Hotel Vilamoura
- Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius