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Vila Gale Hotels - Gateway to Golf in the Algarve

By: Golfshake Editor | Wed 17 Jun 2020

For golfers throughout Europe, the Algarve is considered the ultimate destination, combining stunning courses with acclaimed hospitality and a perfect climate. Since the game opened for business here over half a century ago, the region has grown significantly, offering plentiful choice for the discerning traveler in search of an unforgettable golf break.

If you are looking for a gateway to the Algarve, a Vila Gale Hotel is a great way to start, boasting prime locations with venues situated within close proximity to popular courses, restaurants and tourist attractions. Showcasing excellent facilities in the heart of this golfing paradise, the chain includes likes of Vila Gale Ampalius, Vila Gale Marina and Vila Gale Lagos to name a few, with a free shuttle bus providing access to those immaculately presented layouts in Vilamoura!

Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius 4*

Situated on the beachfront in Vilamoura, Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius is blessed to have many of the Algarve's most famous golf courses within short distance of its welcoming doors.

Resting between the casino and marina, the hotel boasts 357 rooms, including 54 junior suites each equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, fridge & mini-bar, phone and 24-hour room service. Many of those rooms have balconies overlooking the seafront - no finer sight greeting relaxed guests at sunrise or sunset.

Local restaurants are placed ideally nearby, the highlights undoubtedly being the highly regarded Versatil Restaurant, which serves a wide choice of international and traditional Portuguese cuisine, whilst the lounge bar hosts live music on a nightly basis, making for an enjoyable atmosphere. Additionally, the Massa Fina Restaurant presents a number of traditional Italian meals, while the Vila Gale Cafe is the place for a coffee or lunchtime snack.

If guests feel the need to unwind following an action-packed day of golf, there are impressive leisure facilities on-site, including an outdoor swimming pool and a health-club with an indoor pool. There is also a Jacuzzi, and a gym for those feeling more active. Additionally, there is a games room, tennis courts and a putting green, so there is something for everyone.

The Courses

However, comfortable accommodation and beautiful weather aside, quality courses are the draw, and a vast collection are within touching distance of Vila Gale Ampalius, completing an incredible Algarve golf holiday.

Notably, among the best and most prestigious courses nearby, you'll discover the renowned Old Course at Vilamoura and Portugal Masters host the Victoria Course. Play the Martin Hawtree designed Millennium Course, while the wooded surrounds of the Pinhal are to be appreciated, not to mention the distinctive Laguna, which features a coastal feel.

Elsewhere, Vila Sol Golf is a fabulous 27 hole golf course with three loops of levels of difficulty. But a highlight for many would be a visit to the legendary Quinta do Lago Resort, home to the North, South and Laranjal Courses, all of which are considered to be among the best in Portugal.

The Location

Vila Gale Ampalius is located in the heart of Vilamoura, just 30 minutes west of Faro Airport, making it easily accessible, with all of the above golf courses within a short drive. Taking advantage of the beach, casino, marina and bustling nightlife of Vilamoura is to be recommended, as is deep-sea fishing, visiting Faro Old Town and seeing the Flamingos at Ria Formosa.

For more information on Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius and how to book, visit Golfbreaks.com.

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