The Vila Gale Ampalius is arguably the best of the 4* hotels in Vilamoura, conveniently located on the beach next to the notorious Vilamoura Casino and within 200 metres of the lively marina. Faro airport is just 25 minutes away.
The 5 courses at Vilamoura offer a great variety of layouts to test every aspect of your game. The Victoria course was completed in 2004, immediately hosting a WGC event, and is now a regular on The European Tour. Huge lakes were created and tonnes of earth moved to create the course which has a Florida feel to it. Now mature, it is the best course in the area. The Old Course by contrast is the oldest in Vilamoura, and by some distance our most popular. It is a more mature course, cut through pine trees, it requires accurate shotmaking to score well. The Millenium Course combines two different nines, with holes that are cut through a pine forest contrasting wonderfully with those that are more open with water hazards and large bunkers. Laguna is a shorter course designed over rolling terrain with lots of water, whereas Pinhal, as the name suggests, makes use of those ubiquitous umbrella pine trees as the course winds its way around some of Vilamoura's finest real estate.
There are several different room categories at Vila Gale Ampalius, separated by view and size. With sea view superior rooms being considerably better and bigger, and with supplements starting at just £7pppn, these offer great value for money. For groups of 4 the senior suites are good value, having two rooms and a sitting area. All rooms have air-conditioning, safe, refrigerator, satellite TV, hairdryer and some have a balcony.
The Ampalius has an excellent health club, featuring a sauna, jacuzzi, indoor pool as well as a spa area for treatments. There are floodlit tennis courts, a cards room and a hairdresser and just next door is Black Jacks casino. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to the golf courses in Vilamoura.
Breakfast at the Vila Gale Ampalius comes highly recommended. The bar area at the hotel is extremely popular, and offers nightly entertainment. If you wish to venture out then there are many bars and restaurants literally on your doorstep.
Alamede Praia Da MarinaVilamoura 8125AlgarvePortugal*