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Vila Gale Ampalius, Algarve

4-star4 stars
Avenida Praia Da MarinaVilamoura8125-408Portugal

4-star beachfront aparthotel with outdoor pool, near Vilamoura Marina
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
Very Good8.4
Beautiful beach
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Vibe is not too good
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Vila Gale Ampalius, Algarve

from $103
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Superior Twin Room, Sea View
  • Junior Suite
  • Twin Room, Sea View
  • Standard Single Room
  • Single Room, Sea View
  • Superior Single Room
  • Superior Twin Room, Sea View (2adults + 1 Child)
  • Superior Twin Room, Sea View (3 Adults)
  • Senior Suite

About Vila Gale Ampalius, Algarve


The Vila Gale Ampalius is an imposing modern aparthotel situated between Vilamoura's marina and casino facing Marina Beach and 400 meters from the town center. Two beaches extend along the Atlantic Ocean fronting Vilamoura and are separated by a marina, which is 300 meters from the hotel. The nearest airport is Faro; approximate driving time is 30 minutes and distance is 25 kilometers.

Hotel Features.

Separated by a raised sundeck in the aparthotel's gardens are a 23-metre-long freeform family pool surrounded by a sundeck and a 14-metre kidney-shaped children's pool surrounded by a sunning lawn and palm trees. Access to a health club, which has an indoor pool, sauna, spa tub, and fitness room containing cardio and weight machines, is available for a daily surcharge. The Nep Kids Club keeps children entertained. A spacious relaxation lounge offers table games and long, curved upholstered banquettes. Guests can enjoy a free buffet breakfast every morning during their stay.

The Myrtilis restaurant provides buffet dinners or à la carte selections nightly with stage show three times weekly in outdoor plaza. There is also a spacious lounge bar serving drinks and snacks, and a rooftop pool bar with sun terrace. For recreation the aparthotel offers a lighted artificial-grass tennis court (surcharges) and a putting green. A complimentary shuttle service is also provided to all four golf courses located within the 5,000-acre Vilamoura resort development and to another course, Vila Sol. Free WiFi is available. Tour and ticket assistance are provided.


The aparthotel offers 357 guestrooms and suites in a 12-story building. Each room provides a desk, free wireless Internet access, phone, LCD cable television, and minibar. Safes are available for a daily surcharge. Bathrooms feature decorative Portuguese tiles and include shower/tub combinations.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 357 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Marina on site
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Sauna
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Marina on site
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Playground on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Vila Gale Ampalius, Algarve’s small print

Also known as

  • Ampalius
  • Vila Gale Ampalius Aparthotel Vilamoura
  • Vila Gale Ampalius Aparthotel
  • Ampalius Vila Gale
  • Vila Gale Ampalius
  • Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel
  • Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel Vilamoura
  • Vila Gale Ampalius Vilamoura
  • Ampalius Hotel Vilamoura
  • Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius
  • Vila Gale Ampalius Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve


Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the health club or spa tub without adult supervision.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or spa tub.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 35
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 17.50 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 140
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 70.00 (from 3 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

Facilities, including fitness facilities, a sauna, a spa tub and a swimming pool, are accessible for an extra charge.

Self parking costs EUR 7.50 per day

Safes in guestrooms can be used for EUR 2.5 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Vila Gale Ampalius, Algarve


  • On the beach
  • Vilamoura Marina - 16 min walk
  • Falesia Beach - 32 min walk
  • Marina Beach - 2 min walk
  • Vilamoura Beach - 5 min walk
  • Casino Vilamoura - 5 min walk
  • Peixe Market - 15 min walk
  • Cerro da Vila Ruins - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) - 47 min drive
  • Loule Station - 15 min drive
  • Faro Station - 29 min drive
  • Silves Tunes Station - 33 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 237 reviews

Vila Gale Ampalius, Algarve
Very Good8.0
Needs better service
The service was spotty but not so terrible that I wouldn't recommend it. The worst example was friend and I were dressing to go to an event and the cleaning lady knocked on the door at 4:45pm to clean our room. We were on a tight schedule to get ready for a boat ride that was leaving at 5:30pm. We asked her to come back in 5 minutes so we could finish dressing and be out of her way and she informed us that she would be able to clean our room because she was finishing her shift at 5pm. It was not our fault that she left our room to last after we had been gone all day and we expected that it would have been cleaned already. Also the staff didn't help us with our bags as we were leaving bags in storage after checkout. That was a small thing but annoying nonetheless. Also, the drinking glass in the room clearly had lipstick marks not belonging to us so they obviously didn't wash the drinking glasses. Yuck!
Ahtis, us3 night trip with friends
Vila Gale Ampalius, Algarve
Very Good8.0
Very pleasant.
Nicolau, us7 night romance trip
Vila Gale Ampalius, Algarve
Very Good8.0
Lovely hotel and great location fir couples families or groups of friends
MS CLARE KEAN, ie3 night trip with friends
Vila Gale Ampalius, Algarve
Disappointed 4 star Hotel
Hotel bed and fixtures are old. Everything is hidden. Extra charges for safe for pool cap for everything. No coffee in the room complimentary like nearly all 4 star hotels. Sliding doors do not allow us to open the kitchen draws or fridge very tight.
RAMIRO, za4 night trip
Vila Gale Ampalius, Algarve
Fantástico Ampalius
Lovely visit, everything was wonderful. The hotel was undergoing renovations but we hardly noticed because we were having a great time. Special thumbs up for the food which was out of this world. We will be back again, a great winter bolt hole.
A Traveler, gb7 night trip

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