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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
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Overview

Beaches, golf and nature in one of the Algarve's most prestigious areas, with a suite, breakfast and more

The Lowdown

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

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.

Dining

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.

Spa

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.

Location

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.

How to Get There

Monte Da Quinta Resort
Avenida Andre Jordan
Quinta Do Lago, 8135-909 Portugal

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 791 Reviews
Excellent service
Reviewed 12 hours ago

We stayed for 9 nights with our older children aged 10-18. We found the hotel facilities great, but what really stood out, was the friendliness of the staff. They all went out of their way to help us. They even surprised me with cake and bubbly on my birthday.
The breakfast was also really good - especially the fruit!

Return annual visit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just finished our third stay in this lovely hotel. The highlight of our holiday year!
The hotel is quiet and gives us a sitting area both inside and outside with our own terrace.
Nice touches include the soft drinks and fruit in the fridge on arrival.
Spoilt for choice at breakfast.
We will return every year for as long as we are able!

For sure not kids friendly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only faced "no - that is not possible" answers. When we wanted to go with our 3 years old daughter to the Kids garden we were denied entrance to Kids club and were supposed to go to creche with toys for toddlers.
But the biggest negative impact was The fact that when we wanted to go to the pool we we were denied as well as the operating hours for kids are only 10am - 2pm and it was past that time. Even though I was asking about operating hours at the time of checkin. And that is noowhere written about that fact.

This is not a family friendly hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to leave a review about a hotel you have on your website - the Monte de Quinte hotel in the Algarve. I think you should take it off your website because it’s really not that family friendly. The outdoor pools are freezing. The baby one has no shade, the rules are incredibly slippery too. The adult pool is entirely unsuitable for children and it’s freezing to the point where the adults can’t get in. The inside pool is also too cold for children, and the hours they can use it are really restricted (10-2 just as the children are napping). The gardens by the rooms are constantly being watered every night, so that means they are always muddy, and the kids traps wet and muddy footprints into the room. The tiny “playground” is a gated area with three pieces of equipment which have seen better days. This does at least have a shade cover. The kindergarten is split into two rooms. One baby room which is for kids up to 4, and one larger room for kids 4 upwards. The first room is really only good for babies up to 2. There’s very little equipment in it, just some soft toys, a bit of duplo, stickler bricks and two tents (as well as a baby seat and a crib). Everything a 2-3 or 3-4 year old would want to play with us in the older kids room, and this older kids room is only good for kids up to 6 maximum I would say. Only kids in the older room are allowed to do any crafts, the nursery staff don’t interact with the kids under 4 either, so they get easily bored. The film is shown each evening at 7:30, so the younger kids can’t watch it because it’s bath and bed time, and the older kids wouldn’t want to because they show Disney films like frozen (maybe good for 6-10 year olds). If you come out of season the pool side bar and grill isn’t open, so it Ian easy to get water to keep hydrated, or feed kids who suddenly turn round and say their hungry. You can’t even by an ice cream at the hotel for them. There’s a really limited kids room service menu, which isn’t even put in the welcome folder. And what they actually serve you is an adults portion, not a kids portion.

Basically this is a golfers hotel for adults and couples, which happens to have a room for children and a kids pool. This isn’t a family friendly hotel and really isn’t great for kids as there’s nothing for them to do.

I want to leave a review about a hotel you have on your website - the Monte de Quinte hotel in the Algarve. I think you should take it off your website because it’s really not that family friendly. The outdoor pools are freezing. The baby one has no shade, the rules are incredibly slippery too. The adult pool is entirely unsuitable for children and it’s freezing to the point where the adults can’t get in. The inside pool is also too cold for children, and the hours they can use it are really restricted (10-2 just as the children are napping). The gardens by the rooms are constantly being watered every night, so that means they are always muddy, and the kids traps wet and muddy footprints into the room. The tiny “playground” is a gated area with three pieces of equipment which have seen better days. This does at least have a shade cover. The kindergarten is split into two rooms. One baby room which is for kids up to 4, and one larger room for kids 4 upwards. The first room is really only good for babies up to 2. There’s very little equipment in it, just some soft toys, a bit of duplo, stickler bricks and two tents (as well as a baby seat and a crib). Everything a 2-3 or 3-4 year old would want to play with us in the older kids room, and this older kids room is only good for kids up to 6 maximum I would say. Only kids in the older room are allowed to do any crafts, the nursery staff don’t interact with the kids under 4 either, so they get easily bored. The film is shown each evening at 7:30, so the younger kids can’t watch it because it’s bath and bed time, and the older kids wouldn’t want to because they show Disney films like frozen (maybe good for 6-10 year olds). If you come out of season the pool side bar and grill isn’t open, so it Ian easy to get water to keep hydrated, or feed kids who suddenly turn round and say their hungry. You can’t even by an ice cream at the hotel for them. There’s a really limited kids room service menu, which isn’t even put in the welcome folder. And what they actually serve you is an adults portion, not a kids portion.

Basically this is a golfers hotel for adults and couples, which happens to have a room for children and a kids pool. This isn’t a family friendly hotel and really isn’t great for kids as there’s nothing for them to do.

A non golfing break
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife booked the whole trip via Jet2. So far so good - in departures on our way home. Great location - we know the area and we’re able to go walking. The Ria Formosa and beech are under 39 minutes walk and we walked into Quinta Shopping as well.

We did 5 nights. Really lovely hotel, friendly and polite staff - this is a typically Portuguese experience - we only ate in one evening and the food & service were very good. Breakfast is also sufficient and more than adequate.

The facilities were not fully open - no pool food, but I assume that this is the time of the year. And pool water is NOT heated! The indoor pool, steam and jacuzzi were great.

The suite we had was clean and spacious. Electrically opening curtains and nets to the patio doors are a nice touch - if a bit noisy. The kitchen is very well equipped, although we only used it for hot drinks and snacks.

My only (minor) criticisms are fairly minor but worth noting: we had a Krups coffee maker. It took several requests to get filters and coffee - but only filters arrived. The TV in the bedroom needed two controls to use it - I gave up (the one in the living room was fine). A pen a note pad would’ve been useful.

All in all, we wild definitely return.