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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We have been visiting Monte da Quinta since it was built ! It never disappoints us. We have seen the many changes over the years all for the good. The staff are excellent and are very friendly. ( They all know us by now! ) The Suites suit our needs as we often stay for 3 weeks. Very comfortable with a very good kitchen ensuite , one main bathroom and an extra shower room/washroom/toilet. If you like your British sport there is a good choice on the lounge tv also in the bedroom. The outdoor pool facilities are very good as are the pool bar staff! ( I imagine in peak season it will be quite busy though) we use the indoor spa which is usually quiet in off peak periods. Breakfast can be a bit chaotic at peak times but staff do their best to keep the tables clean and food coming out . There was a complaint about the one toaster not working ( I saved a few burning toasts a few times) so maybe a replacement is required. As for someone saying on here that certain fruits were in short supply at breakfast , you have to blame some golfers for stocking up early on bananas ! Reception staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble for them. It is very handy to have a car while staying here as everything is spaced out. Personally I would not stay in this area without one . We Have already booked again for Oct 2109 !
This apartment hotel is ideal for couples/families or indeed mixed groups who want to spend a few days around some of the best golf courses on the Algarve.
Our double suitem, shared by 2 couples had 2 large bedroom/bathrooms & a full 3rd bathroom & a large lounge/kitchen/dining room which could easily accommodate another person.
The hotel also provides an excellent buffet breakfast, swimming pool & spa facilities for anyone not playing golf. It also has ample car parking & is only a 5 min drive away from the North or South Quinta do Lago courses.
Sensibly priced with lots of nice resataurants a short taxi ride away. We have no reservations about using this as our base for a few days golf on the Algarve
Great all suites hotel. Terrific accommodation, friendly staff and excellent value for money. Perfect for families with great pool area and great breakfast selection all included. Superb location and close to the beach, golf courses and the best restaurants on the Algarve.
Have visited this place often for a drink or coffee since it opened 8 or 9 years ago. This time was our second stay and once again, was very worthwhile. Difficult to maintain a 5-star rating and the premises are showing some tiredness in little ways, both in the public areas and in the suites. However, the overall impression is excellent.
Our area of disappointment relates to the breakfast - while the choice of food is reasonable, the approach leaves much to be desired. The short order breakfast cook/chef (???) for seven of our ten day stay was hopeless, couldn't handle any kind of a queue, broke more eggs in frying than whole, bain-maries not topped up, beans cold, etc. etc. In fact, others including our party, put their breakfast into the microwave before returning to their table. My own memory of our previous visit two years ago, was of at least two staff behind the breakfast counter. Also, the fruit selection was not great, no oranges one morning, pineapple another, melon cut into huge chunks, etc. No finesse! Vegetable juices not topped up - on one morning, there were two tired glasses of tomato juice, no other, left for over half an hour without replenishing.
Then there is the matter on the ONE conveyor toaster, broken on four mornings of our stay. If it can't be fixed, GET ANOTHER ONE!! Better still, have two! Add to this, salt and pepper cellars which were always clogged. Come on lads - standards!!
The dining-room staff were very good and polished, attentive and polite, in general smiling and welcoming.
Front of house staff were all excellent and attended to any of our needs/requests quickly and efficiently. Thanks in particular to Julia Chene - your'e a great Ambassador!
room had very small wardrobe I was hanging cloths from mirrors, pictures even had to place some of our cloths on kitchen work surface.
location near golf courses but need a hire car to get to restaurants or taxi.
eventually moved room at 500 euro cost for 6 nights to a small suite as were travelling on to another hotel for the rest of the holiday
breakfast ok good choice overlooking the pool
good size pool clean towels nice sun beds
wouldn't stay there again . .