Ratings based on 332 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Liverpool

Nice hotel, excellent location

Posted 21-Aug-2017
Location of this hotel is it's biggest feature, a couple of minutes walk to the marina and right next to the beach. The room was large and although probably closer to a 3* in terms of decor and finish the bed was at least king size and very comfy. Breakfast is good, but gets very busy towards the end of service. The 2 pools didn't seem that big for the size of the hotel but they didn't get overcrowded and it was nice to see there were sun loungers still available around 10am. My only gripe was the pool bar which seemed to close early - at that time when you think i'll have a drink now. There's so much potential to make that area more inviting early evening. There's a nice terrace area above the bar which very rarely got used because of it. But overall a nice hotel which I would go back to.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Nice hotel. Really close to the beach.

Posted 21-Aug-2017
The staff are extremely friendly. Great breakfast buffet. Really close to the beach as well as the Marina. Despite the number of children resident at the hotel, the environment remained remarkably calm and quiet therefore its suitable for all. A very enjoyable stay at a reasonable price. I would recommend.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from london

Posted 19-Aug-2017
Excellent location for vilamoura beach and marina.Hotel very clean standard rooms are a little dated
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Derry

Beautiful hotel with great friendly staff.

Posted 15-Aug-2017
Pros: The staff were great and there was plenty of outside space guests were squashed together around the pool.
Cons: We did not think of a single thing to improve on just keep on as things are.
Location: A very short stroll to the. marina bars and super restaurants.
We had a wonderful and happy stay at this hotel. This was our third time at Vilamoura and I must say the best.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Yorkshire

Great location with great staff

Posted 14-Aug-2017
Pros: The staff were efficient, polite and never idle, with a great location and facilities that made us all relax fully (great spa)
Cons: Breakfast was standard, however had improved with the provision of omelettes this year - however could be improved with a bit of variation
Location: Location faultless in proximity to the beach, marina and shuttles to the many golf courses
Superb view of both the beach and marina was the first impression of the Vila Gale Ampalius this time (we stayed last year too). The room was clean and efficient and this was the same throughout the hotel. Really enjoyed the staff and Pinto and the bar staff make stunning gin and tonics. A great relaxing break had by all and definitely will be back and recommended
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Belfast

Lovely hotel close to the beach and marina

Posted 14-Aug-2017
Had a lovely stay at the Vila Gale. Very hospitable staff, well catered for breakfast, good choice available and used plates readily removed from dining table. Great location for the beach and for walking to the marina. Only minor disappointment was the outdoor pool & garden area is quite small, but on the plus side it is very clean and well maintained and the pool snack bar serves very nice lunches at extremely reasonable prices - well worth the walk from the beach!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Southampton

Nice hotel, very close to beach and marina.

Posted 13-Aug-2017
Very friendly staff, always happy to help. Ricardo was great with the kids entertainment.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Lovely hotel and close to bars and beach

Posted 08-Aug-2017
Lovely hotel, breakfast buffet was great. Shame we didn't have a balcony
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Ireland

Great location.

Posted 05-Aug-2017
Pros: We arrived early to the hotel and to my surprise were allowed to get into our room. This was great as we have four kids.
Cons: The breakfast wasn't organised well, a few more staff could help you get a seat and let you know where everything is. The bar staff could be faster.
Location: Beach and restauarants are close by.
Only stayed here for the one night. I had stayed here previously with friends, so I knew the area. The hotel is perfect for for a beach holiday. It also has the marina close by that has so many restaurants for dinner later. Food is great in most places. We stayed in early August and the place was hopping. There is a hotel across the road that plays loud music for most of the day. I like my music but this type of music belonged in Ibiza with young people. Thankfully it didn't go on late in to the night as you wouldn't be able to sleep with the noise. The breakfast is plentiful, it has a great variety of fruit,bread, cereal and fry ups. It has a huge area for sitting. This is necessary because it's absolutely bursting with people coming down at the same time 9-10am. For a more relaxed breakfast, get down there early!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from UK

Close to the beach, good kids activities!

Posted 01-Aug-2017
Close to the beach and walking distances to the Marina. Great kids activities and friendly staff.