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Quinta do Lago - Luxury holidays to the Algarve

  • About this holiday

    Expressions holidays recommends Hotel Quinta do Lago to couples seeking tranquillity and luxury from a prestigious hotel located in a picturesque hillside position. Opt for an ocean view room, discover your own secluded spot in the extensive gardens, indulge in a garden Spa treatment and take a cocktail in the elegant Laguna bar to appreciate the stunning sunsets over the Formosa Estuary.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions holidays include a scheduled flight from London to Faro with British Airways, bed and breakfast and a private transfer.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room
    From £945 to £1650

    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Early Booking Offer(15)
      Book a stay 90 days or more in advance of arrival for stays until 30th June 2019 and between 15th September and 31st October 2019 and receive a 10% discount off our rates on bed and breakfast. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

    Hotel code

    EXH07

    Our opinion

    Hotel Quinta do Lago is tiered to afford breathtaking views of the natural beauty that surrounds.

    Hotel description

    In a picturesque position overlooking the estuary of the Ria Formosa, Hotel Quinta do Lago offers tranquillity and sunshine amongst almost 2,000 acres of pine woodland and undulating hills. The hotel’s bright, modern architecture is complemented by traditional-style orange roofs, and the building is tiered to afford breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Inside, the hotel maximises the abundant natural light with warm colours and elegant fittings that bring a stately charm to the public spaces. Outside, the lush gardens provide peaceful seclusion, spreading out towards the freshwater lake behind the hotel. Here, a wide range of water sports are offered, including windsurfing and sailing, with many more offered at the white sand beach that is just a few minutes from the hotel. Fine Italian cuisine can be savoured in Ca’ d’Oro, whilst local Portuguese and international dishes are served overlooking the sea in the Briso do Mar. The hotel’s spa offers an excellent range of treatments that merge classical and oriental therapies, which can in summer be enjoyed in the garden. The guestrooms are decorated in an authentic Algarve style, with terraces offering views over the hotel’s grounds. Warm colours and beautiful fabrics combine to create a serene and welcoming space. The deluxe suites are located on the Lagoon side of the hotel and their higher position enables some of them to offer a full ocean view, as well as benefiting from a living and dining room that is separate from the bedroom. This is an excellent hotel for a beach holiday in a tranquil location.

    Location

    Set in the Ria Formosa Nature Park, between a lagoon and the Atlantic in the Algarve.

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    9 February to 31 October

    Distance from airport

    11 miles

    Closest airport

    Faro

    Room types

    141 rooms with private terrace or balcony, wifi, safe, telephone, minibar, LCD television, and large walk-in shower.
    Classic Room with lagoon or golf view
    Premium Room with lagoon or golf view
    Garden Suite with one or two bedrooms overlooking gardens and lagoon
    Deluxe Suite overlooking gardens and lagoon or ocean
    Gran Suite with ocean view
    Royal Suite overlooking the lagoon and the ocean

    Hotel facilities and services

    Ca’d’Oro Restaurant, Brisa do Mar Restaurant, Laguna Bar, Pool Bar, reserved beach area, Spa, boutique shop and tobacconist, indoor and outdoor heated pools, gym, outdoor Jacuzzi, hairdressers, library, Kids Club, babysitting, and 9 acres of gardens.

    Water sports

    Water sports are available on the lake/lagoon and on the beach.

    Land sports

    Four golf courses (with complimentary transfers), horse-riding, bicycle rental, two tennis courts (with resident tennis professional), and nature trails in the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Visit the nearby Ria Formosa Natural Park for guided walks among pine trees, marshes, and salt pans, for bird-watching trips, and for catamaran trips down the river channels. The Ria Formosa Natural Park is considered to be one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders, with 18,000 hectares of lagoons, rocky coast, and inland plains. See the local whales, dolphins, and turtles either on a boat cruise or at the Zoomarine’s lagoon. Head into Faro to witness the many historic sights: the Bone Chapel, the Carmo Church, the 13th century Cathedral. Olhao is the Algarve’s oldest fishing port, though is famous for its markets down by the water and the remains of its Moorish influences. Ruined castles and a famous Roman bridge wait for you in Tavira. Long walking and hiking opportunities await at Mount Foia. Perhaps also visit the medieval castle of Silves, the grottoes of Ponta da Piedade, the ‘End of the World,’ and to Cabo do Sao Vicente, where the Romans thought the gods lived.

    Sports nearby

    Golf, cycling, water sports, walking, and hiking.

    Children

    When staying in their parents’ room, one child under 12 stays for free. If parents are staying on half- or full-board, children under 3 stay on the same meal plan for free, or children between 4 and 12 receive a 50% reduction. A Kids’ Club and babysitting service are available.

    Minimum stays

    A 3 night night minimum stay applies between the 1st and 15th August and in all suites between 1st June and 30th September.

    Other information

    Explore the beautiful surroundings on horseback from the resort’s riding centre.
    The hotel offers a good range of rooms and suites located on both the Golf and Lagoon sides of the hotel. The deluxe suites are very special as they have a more elevated position on the Lagoon side of the hotel, which means that some benefit from a full ocean view. 

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