Monte Da Quinta Resort
What We Love
- A spacious suite in a prestigious part of the Algarve, with breakfast and welcome treatsFeeling like a true champion on the internationally renowned and award-winning golf courses
- Gliding on a catamaran through Ria Formosa Natural Park
- The huge, sweeping sandy beach within walking distance of your front door
What To Know
- Very family-friendly with a kids club
- The hotel is a bit isolated; guests who want to explore further should rent a car
- Suites are spacious with one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans
Surrounded by thousands of acres of rolling hills, pine woodlands and wetlands, in the heart of the Algarve’s famous Quinta do Lago golf and residential estate, Monte Da Quinta Resort makes the most of its natural surroundings. With three of Europe’s best golf courses, a natural park and nearly two miles of sandy beach on its doorstep, this resort is perfectly positioned for a blissful getaway.
The design is clean, sleek and unfussy, with lots of glass and natural light, while bamboo and green foliage give a sense of the outdoors throughout. Suites are contemporary without being bland – think plenty of white, with subtle graphic prints and earthy shades of mushroom, terracotta and sage. There’s an elegant restaurant, a large landscaped pool, a fully equipped spa and gym, plus activities and excursions for the intrepid; unwind with some tennis, horseback riding and bird-watching.
Last but not least, don’t forget the golf. Quinta Do Lago South has hosted the Portuguese Open many times, and at the 1st World Golf Awards in 2014 its North Course was awarded Europe’s Best New Golf Course and its South Course named Portugal’s Best Course.
Suites are creatively designed using natural products and artistic touches, and their double doors usher in loads of sunlight and sea salty air. All suites have spacious living areas with a dining table and a fully equipped kitchenette.
The smart-casual Quinta Restaurant offers an international menu and lays on numerous themed evenings showcasing its gastronomic flair. There’s an extensive breakfast buffet, with eggs cooked to order, a plethora of fresh baked goods, cheese, cold meats and a snack bar for light or filling choices throughout the day.
The aptly named Magnolia Spa offers a range of rejuvenating treatments in a calm atmosphere. Pick between Comfort Zone face and body treatments, holistic spa experiences, chromotherapy and more. There’s also a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, a number of special showers, a heated indoor swimming pool, two treatment rooms and a Technogym.
Monte Da Quinta is a 20-minute walk to the fabulous beach, or you could get really back to nature and take a catamaran through Ria Formosa Park, with its pine trees, marshes and salt pans. Faro, the Algarve’s capital, is packed full of history, shops, restaurants and entertainment and is only about half an hour away. Other places of note are the quaint fishing port of Olhao, with its white-cubed houses, and the 2,000-year-old ports of Tavira and Albufeira.
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It isn’t very often that you don’t find fault with a hotel but I cannot think of a negative word to say about the monte de Quinta. The hotel was just lovely, the breakfast had a great selection for everyone, the staff on reception were friendly and efficient. The rooms were lovely and spacious and the cleaners were amazing. Around the pool there was plenty of space to sit and enjoy the surroundings. It was a perfect hotel and we shall return.
We stayed here for 8 days with our son his wife and their 2yr old son. The resort is very well appointed and spacious. The common areas are very good. Excellent pool, children's pool and areas for sunbathing. We had a two bedroom apartment which had a small kitchen and all we needed. It is well located in QDL near QDL Country Club and QDL fairways.
The staff were extremely efficient and friendly. We would be happy to go back again.
Advantages You can book this resort for an irregular number of days (Not just Thursday to Thursday or Sunday to Sunday) Breakfast is provided and it is a very comprehensive buffet with everything you could want. The ground floor rooms have access to a grassed area which was good for us and the 2yr old. First floor rooms have balconies which were not so good. There is plenty of parking provided but if you have a large family car the underground car park is a bit of a challenge.
We spent a week at Monte da Quinta suites after having visited several times in the past. There were a few changes but we had another most enjoyable holiday. We were made welcome when we arrived and found all the staff most friendly and helpful during our stay.
The breakfast was great with a varied selection to suit everyone, and the evening meals were most enjoyable with good service from the friendly staff each time. We shall look forward to another visit.
We have been holidaying in Vale Do Lobo and Quinta Do Lago for the last 8 years, and this is hands down the best place we have found accommodation and value for money wise.
I wish I could find an apartment in England as nice as the room I had at Monte Da Quinta! Two great bathrooms, lovely comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen.
Maid service was daily, all the maids I met were lovely and left the place sparkling.
Cannot fault the quality of the food and the service received, however I did think the bar snack prices were quiet high for what was actually on offer, especially when you have so many other options locally.
Lovely pool area, lots of comfy loungers, good atmosphere - there are lots of families with young children, so if you want peace and quiet I wouldn't say this would be the place for you :)
I honestly wish I could have stayed longer! Felt so relaxed the whole time I was there and never wanted to leave.
Perfect for families or friends alike, I will be telling everyone I know to visit!
We have been coming to Vale do Lobo/ Quinta do lago resorts for 5 years and this has been our favourite so far!
The resort is within walking distance of the beach and a few of the restaurants around the site which was great for the days when we didn’t want to drive - would recommend - KOKO for lunch and dinner and NOA for breakfast or lunch. There is also a new Italian close to NOA but we did not try that.
Hotel was extremely clean and staff were all friendly and helpful, rooms were a great size and very clean, having the separate living room and 2 bathrooms was great and kitchen has all you need for your stay. The pool is a good size and never had issues getting sun beds - didn’t seem to be to
Many people leaving towels and never returning. Pool bar had some great cocktails and food looked great but we did not eat here just because we had lunch back in apartment.
Gym was a good size and air conditioning so was great to use in afternoon after I got bored around the pool. Everywhere was really clean around the hotel.
We come to this area every year and have both said we would now stay here as it’s just perfect for what we need - close to beach, walking distance to a few places to eat, and only a 5 min drive to the Quinta shopping area and maybe 10mins to the Praça in vale do lobo. Apartment is so clean and everything you need. Hotel clean and staff friendly. Would highly recommend.