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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Great place to stay, brilliant staff throughout. Very clean. They spotted it was my wife birthday, so at dinner it was free bubbly, cake and staff song. the suite allowed us to buy local produce and snack when we wanted. Fantastic management and staff.
Visited here last week with my partner. We chose this hotel as it was well priced and had the 5 star rating.
We were a little disappointed to have a very ‘cold’ welcome by the team on reception. When we went back to check in (as we arrived before 3pm) two of the people on reception continued their conversation whilst playing with their hair and failed to even acknowledge us.
On speaking to a few other team members we realised this hotel has recently been taken over by new management. I felt even stronger about my point above as they need to make a lasting impression.
There is some big competition in Quinta with the Conrad and Hotel Quinta being so close. I’m afraid unless this hotel up their game they will be quickly forgotten about.
On a more positive the hotel is very clean and well kept.
Just stayed at this hotel ,pool area has not been cleans once since we have been hear ,cobwebs all around the ballast rales. Breakfast . Well food cold ,lots of other food to choose but hot food bacon etc has been cold. Hotel staff very good , needs reverb for a 5 star
Loved my recent holiday at Monte da Quinta, as always the people at the reception , bar restaurant are excellent, breakfast is spot on and the resort is clean and ideal for families and couples, look forward to my next stay
We visited for 3 nights, the hotel are the surroundings are beautiful and clean. The staff were all very professional and helpful. Food choices were brilliant and I would recommend staying at this resort. The surrounding golf courses are some of the best I have every played, especially the North & South courses.