9+ Luxurious Quinta do Lago Hotels (& Other Great Places to Stay)

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Written by: | Last updated on July 24, 2023 | Est. Reading Time: 6 minutes

A hunt for hotels in Quinta do Lago can be overwhelming. Not because there are hundreds to choose from (in fact, it’s the opposite) but because the standard is consistently high.

To help you enjoy the world-class golf courses, gourmet restaurants, and luxury lifestyle the area offers, here are the top hotels in Quinta do Lago (plus some alternative accommodation options and nearby retreats).

Conrad Algarve

conrad algarve pool

The wonderfully chic Conrad Algarve hotel offers luxury living in an elegantly crafted setting. Indulge at the resort’s world-class spa, which offers the latest in well-being treatments including an ice fountain, experience showers, and inhalation therapies.

Spend the rest of your holiday working out in the fitness centre or chilling at one of three pools and nearby beach. Golf fans should bring their clubs with them as there are plenty of elite courses in the surrounding area.

Hotel Quinta do Lago

pool at hotel quinta do lago

In the Ria Formosa Nature Park lies Hotel Quinta do Lago, a luxury retreat with magnificent views over the nearby estuary and sea. As the only beach-front hotel in Quinta do Lago, it enjoys unrivalled access to the local sands (plus it has its own private beach area).

The hotel also has a spa with a Turkish bath and sauna plus a number of excellent restaurants. Spend your days relaxing by the swimming pool or playing one of three nearby golf courses.

The Magnolia Hotel

magnolia hotel quinta do lago

Inspired by the motor-hotels of the 1950s, The Magnolia Hotel is a fun, relaxed, and stylish getaway — perfect for a romantic holiday or family break. With a tennis court, swimming pool, games room, and a modern gym, there’s certainly enough to keep everyone entertained.

Golf fans are in luck, The Magnolia Hotel is located within 4km of seven different courses. Spend your evenings feasting at the restaurant or enjoying a cool drink at the trendy bar.

Alternative accommodation options

Vilar do Golf by Diamond Resorts

Vilar do Golf is a stylish collection of villas, perfect for couples, families, and, of course, golfers. Geared to take advantage of the local golf scene, the resort is encompassed by championship 18-hole courses and has a restaurant overlooking the 9th fairway of Quinta do Lago South.

Non-golfers can take advantage of the resort’s leisure options, which include three swimming pools and a modern spa. Wind down with a stroll around the manicured gardens or the nearby Ria Formosa Natural Park.

Quinta do Lago Country Club

Book a stay at the Quinta do Lago Country Club for a relaxing or romantic holiday in one of the most stylish resorts around. Each of the apartments comes with a large patio (perfect for enjoying the Portuguese sun), plus a private bathroom, and plenty of modern conveniences.

The resort itself boasts a circular outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool, and massage centre. Golfers also benefit from guaranteed tee times at the nearby Quinta do Lago courses.

Encosta do Lago Resort Club

The family-friendly Encosta do Lago Resort Club is the ideal spot for a relaxing holiday in Quinta do Lago. Each of the stylish apartments, which can fit up to six people, comes with modern amenities and are decorated with calming neutral tones and natural furnishings.

Spend your days hanging around the centrepiece of the resort, a meandering swimming pool lined with shaded sun loungers. The complex also boasts a gym, Mediterranean restaurant, spa, sauna, and two flood-lit tennis courts.

Lakeside Country Club

For an activity-filled holiday, Lakeside Country Club is an ideal option. The resort boasts a swimming pool and a children’s pool plus a Jacuzzi. Sweat it out in the sauna and steam room or pick up a racket and play one of two tennis courts.

Encompassed by the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, the Lakeside Country Club is ideally placed for hikers who want to explore nature. Golfers can take advantage of the nearby courses such as the Quinta do Lago courses and Laranjal.

Monte Da Quinta Resort

A luxury getaway with a wealth of modern facilities, Monte Da Quinta Resort is ideal for families and couples alike. The apartments overlook manicured gardens and come with fully equipped kitchens for when you want to eat in.

Guests enjoy access to a modern gym, gourmet restaurants, and a spa with an indoor pool. The resort is also a partner of nearby sports facility, The Campus, which attracts top football teams to stay at Monte Da Quinta — you might even see a few stars taking a dip in the pool.

Martinhal Quinta Family Resort

For a luxury holiday with children, the Martinhal Quinta Family Resort is the perfect option. Leave the youngsters at one of three kids’ clubs (each geared towards a different age group) and relax by a swimming pool or with an in-house massage.

Older children can head to the games room filled with indoor activities and games consoles. Evenings can be spent together at one of the on-site or nearby restaurants. Pick up food from the resort’s deli if you want to cook in.

Near Quinta do Lago

Quinta Jacintina

Quinta Jacintina

Just outside of Quinta do Lago, in the luxurious Vale do Lobo resort, is Quinta Jacintina, a sophisticated hotel boasting gorgeous classic décor. Nestled within tranquil, manicured gardens, the 11-guestroom getaway is perfect for a romantic retreat.

Work on your tan during the day, soaking up the rays next to the hotel’s pool. During the evening, snuggle up with your partner in the lounge room next to the fireplace or walk hand-in-hand around the gardens.

The Lake Resort

The Lake Resort offers an up-market stay among the glitz and glamour of Vilamoura. Quinta do Lago is around a 20 minute drive away but, frankly, you might not want to leave this luxurious resort. Its showpiece is an innovative sand-bottomed swimming pool, but there are two more outdoor pools to enjoy.

The resort also boasts the Blue & Green Spa (which utilises the best healing practices from across the globe) plus its own private lake. Youngsters will love the kids’ club, which runs outdoor and indoor activities. 

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