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Quinta do Lago - Luxury holidays to the Algarve

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  • About this holiday

    Set between the lagoons of the Ria Formosa Nature Park and one of the most exclusive beaches in the Algarve, Portugal, the Hotel Quinta do Lago is a five star resort combining excellent golf facilities, spa treatments, and culinary flair. Best suited to couples or families, the Hotel Quinta do Lago is a secluded haven of natural beauty and luxury accommodation.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled British Airways flights from London to Faro, private transfers, and 7 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a Garden View Room.
    From £980 per person for 7 nights in low season.
    From £1,430 per person for 7 nights in high season.
    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.

    Hotel code

    EXH07

    Our opinion

    A five star resort in a fantastic waterfront location with excellent golfing and spa facilities.

    Hotel description

    As a member of the Leading Hotels of the World Group, the five star Hotel Quinta do Lago is recognisably one of the most prestigious resorts in the Algarve. Its terracotta façade looks out, from its secluded location, across the estuary of the Ria Formosa and the beach beyond. A bridge, much like a narrow pier over the lagoon, directly links hotel guests to the sandy shore, resulting in near-private access. The landscape around the resort is unusually flat for the Algarve, which lends itself to vast, stunning panoramas broken by hills and rocky mountains in the distance, that are best appreciated from the pool area or the glass-walled restaurants. The pool itself is large, unusually geometric in shape, and partially sheltered by palm trees, and behind the sunbeds and parasols is a bar that serves refreshing drinks and snacks throughout the day. The Ca’d’Oro Restaurant specialises in fine Italian cuisine, served in summer on an open-air terrace and in winter beside a roaring fire. Flavours are kept fresh and traditional, so as to complement the romance of the dining room’s atmosphere. Briso do Mar arguably offers the best all-year views of the estuary from the glass dining room or the terrace. This restaurant primarily serves authentic Portuguese dishes, but with international additions. From late afternoon until after sunset, the Laguna Piano bar provides an elegant setting in which to enjoy a relaxing drink. Both muted and bold colours are combined with rich textures, large space, and panoramic views of the blue horizon. Guestrooms at the Hotel Quinta do Lago are invariably spacious, with private balcony or terrace, and a bright, airy design enhanced by the use of neutral shades of cream, silver, blue, and cosy red in some rooms. A sense of modern, luxurious comfort pervades, particularly in the bathrooms, which are tiled with marble and have twin sinks. Higher category rooms and suites follow a much more traditional style, with floral bed linens and dark wood furnishings. Perhaps begin your day with one of the treatments at the Quinta do Lago spa: using hot volcanic stone, hydromassage, or oriental techniques, possibly on one of the canopied beds beside the estuary waters. Hotel Quinta do Lago is also the ideal destination for golf enthusiasts, with four championship golf courses on the estate and many more at its Algarve sister hotels. Beginners and seasoned golfers alike can utilise the services of the on-site PGA professionals, or partake in the annual Amateur Golf Challenge. The Hotel Quinta do Lago is a beautifully-placed, exclusive resort offering relaxation and luxury in one of Portugal’s most sought-after regions, the Algarve.

    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

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