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.
How to Get There
We only stayed for a few days during the end of October. Temperatures fluctuated between 20 and 23; even though it was cloudy, we were able to enjoy some time by the pool which was pretty quiet. We also enjoyed some time in the spa pool, which was nice!
Our apartment (1 bedroom) was very comfortable and clean. Hotel provides you with a free of charge first batch of drinks in the fridge which was awesome. Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are also provided and let me tell you! They have everything for you to cook!
Breakfast buffet is really good!! there is something for everyone!
Peakocks, the restaurant offers a simple selection of foods that range between €8 and €18, we tried their piri piri chicken, their steak and burger. All served with home made fries and a side of salad. Good size and a great alternative if you fancy staying in the hotel. Service was slower than expected, but all staff members were very helpful and nice.
We would definitely return!
We stayed in this resort during the October half term. The accommodation was a two bedroom suite and two bathroom which was impeccable and equipped with all necessary amenities and luxuries including a complete kitchen. The breakfast buffet was superb and although we didn't use the other facilities, there was both an outdoor and indoor pool within the spa area and well equipped gym.
What was most impressive was the service from all the staff who went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable. the property was fantastic value for money in a fairly elite and exclusive area.
We had a 2 bedroom suite for a week which was great space for us and our 2 children. Spacious rooms both with wn suite bathrooms and a separate shower/toilet room. Nice sized living area and kitchenette.
We visited the spa, the gym and outdoor pool. All good quality. Breakfasts were excellent as was the service. All round great value for money.
Great location also just a short walk from kokos/driving range and local supermarket.
I’d definitely look to book again and recommend others to try.