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Vila Gale Hotels Are The Perfect Gateway to Golf in Portugal

By: Liam Moore | Wed 08 Nov 2023

Portugal has long been a popular spot for travelling golfers largely thanks to the stupendous collection of golf courses that the country possesses. A number of world-class golf resorts are also located in Portugal, which makes it one of the greatest countries to visit in Europe for a golf break.

What further strengthens this region is an envious climate, a beautiful landscape and scrumptious cuisine - all of which exude the utmost of quality. The Vila Gale Hotel collection is one of the most successful to operate in Portugal, with more than 30 hotels comprising their total ownership.

The Algarve is one of their most populated areas with nine hotels dotted around the area, all of which act as the perfect base for a golf trip. Below, we provide more information on several hotels and highlight what golf courses are situated nearby.

Vila Gale Ampalius

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Ampalius is arguably Vila Gale’s prime offering, which is set on the seafront in Vilamoura between the casino and the stunning marina. This hotel is perfectly placed for the nearby championship golf courses that are found in Vilamoura. With more than 350 rooms - many of which boast gorgeous sea views - seldom will you find a more luxurious base than Ampalius. All rooms come equipped with air-conditioning, a minbar and satellite TV. Guests won’t need to travel far for food or drink, as there are two restaurants, two bars and a coffee shop located on-site. The delectable Versatil Restaurant is the premium option at Ampalius, which serves a varied range of international and traditional Portuguese cuisine.

Golf Courses Located Nearby: The Old Course, Victoria, Vila Sol, Millennium, Pinhal, Laguna, Quinta do Lago North, South & Laranjal, Vale do Lobo Royal & Ocean Courses.

Vila Gale Albacora

Albacora also benefits from an Algarve setting, although the hotel is much smaller in size. Boasting 157 rooms, the venue itself has a unique setting in that it is situated in the middle of the Natural Park of Risa Formosa. Only one restaurant is located on-site, but the summer pool side snack bar is known to serve meals during the day time. Furthermore, the hotel is also home to a museum on the history of tuna fishing in the area, a chapel and several buildings with historical relevance.

Golf Courses Located Nearby: Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Benamor, Castro Marim, Monte Rei.

Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa  

The centre of Albufeira is a lively area that contains many options for evening entertainment. Cerro Alagoa is situated here, which will enable golfers to relish the bustling environment that they find themselves in. More than 300 lavish rooms are found at this hotel, with plenty of dining options to match. The pool bar is only open during the summer season but guests will enjoy the snacks served daily during peak season. For evening meals, visitors will choose between the restaurant buffet or an A La Carte restaurant that provides a formal setting.

Golf Courses Located Nearby: Morgado, Alamos, Salgados, Pinta, Gramacho, Alto, Penina Championship and Palmares.

Vila Gale Cascais

With more than 230 rooms and benefiting from an envious location, Cascais is positioned perfectly for golfers who are looking to experience multiple layouts. Each room comes equipped with air conditioning, safes and satellite TV. The Marina Restaurant experiments with local and traditional cuisine, whilst serving in a buffet style. If you’re looking for a quiet spot to enjoy your group’s company over drinks, then the Winners Bar can provide the ideal atmosphere that you are seeking.

Golf Courses Located Nearby: Oitavos, Penha Longa, Quinta da Marinha, Belas, Aroeira.

Vila Gale Lagos

Deep into the breathtaking Algarve lies Vila Gale Lagos, which is perfect for those looking for an all-inclusive getaway. There are over 250 rooms available, which highlights how popular this Portuguese resort is. All rooms are centred around mature gardens and stunning swimming pools, which provides alternative entertainment if you wish to spend a day away from the golf course. Moreover, there are a healthy number of eateries dotted around the premises, with Massa Fina serving some of the best pizzas found within the district.

Golf Courses Located Nearby: Palmares, Boavista, Espiche Golf Courses - all of which are mere minutes away!

Hotel Vila Gale Marina

Marina is set in a prime position, as it overlooks Vilamoura’s magnificent marina and is situated close to the beach. More than 100 first-class restaurants are located close to the hotel, in addition to beach clubs, chic bars and a casino that is within walking distance. Many of the rooms overlook the marina below, and there are a total of 243 altogether. The modern and lavishly designed rooms contain air-conditioning and cable TV, whilst the dining options mirror the hotel’s luxurious standard.

Golf Courses Located Nearby: The Old Course, Victoria, Vila Sol, Millennium, Pinhal, Laguna, Quinta do Lago North, South & Laranjal, Vale do Lobo Royal & Ocean Courses.

Vila Gale Tavira

Located in the east of the Algarve lies Vila Gale Tavira, which is set on the doorstep of the remarkable town of Tavira. All rooms are decorated in an Arabic style and there are more than 260 to choose from. Generally, the hotel is styled with Arabic influence, and each room is home to a large balcony, air-conditioning and satellite TV. Furthermore, the hotel features other services such as a health club, spa and indoor pool. The Ali Ba Bar is a lively bar area, whilst guests will enjoy the food served at the Aladino Grill.

Golf Courses Located Nearby: Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Benamor, Castro Marim, Monte Rei

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