Went on a 4 day 'mini-break' half board, perfect! Arrived just as the restaurant closed, no problem, after we had checked in, the reception clerk sent us to the bar and let us chose any thing from the menu, as much or often as required. So, 24 Dagwood club sarnies, 8 burgers, 4 pizzas and 3 knickerbocker glories later....JOKING. The room was fantastic, and the view over the Atlantic was a big Wow! Staff couldn't have been more helpful food excellent. 5 minute walk to the marina or a 10 minute walk to Quarteira fish dock, bars and restuarants, plate of sardines and a beer 9euros. Went on an hilarious trip to Cape St Vincent, very strange bar full of stuffed animals (elephants, lions and a giraffe plus many, many more), not for veggies, tree huggers or the faint hearted. Beer was good though. Lagos is quiant, a very competent middle aged busker played Dire Straits and Pink Floyd ......great with a beer.
- 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