6 Luxurious Hotels in Vale do Lobo (and 5+ Other Accommodation Options)

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Looking for the perfect hotel in Vale do Lobo? As one of the Algarve’s most exclusive resorts, you won’t be surprised to hear there aren’t hundreds to choose from.

Instead, you’ll find a select range of luxury retreats offering manicured lawns, world-class facilities, and, of course, some of the best golf courses in Portugal.

To help you find your perfect getaway, here are a selection of the best hotels in Vale do Lobo plus, to expand your options, some different type of accommodation and hotels just outside Vale do Lobo.

Quinta Jacintina — My Secret Garden Hotel

Quinta Jacintina

Quinta Jacintina offers a sophisticated stay in a delightfully historic setting. Nestled within tranquil gardens, this 11-guestroom getaway blends classic décor with modern amenities to provide a truly exquisite stay that is perfect for a romantic holiday.

During the day, relax by the swimming pool enjoying the Portuguese weather. Stroll around the manicured grounds when it’s time to stretch your legs. At night, enjoy a drink at the beautiful hotel bar or curl up with a good book next to the fireplace.

Dunas Douradas Beach Club

Dunas Douradas

Families will love the Dunas Douradas Beach Club which caters for parents and children. Adults can unwind in the swimming pools while the youngsters enjoy the kids’ club. When it’s time to unite, head to the beach where you’ll find golden sands next to the glittering Atlantic Ocean.

Surrounded by golf courses, there’s plenty to do at Dunas Douradas. Work up at sweat at the on-site gym and sauna and then treat yourself to some well-earned gourmet food at the hotel restaurant.

Vale do Lobo Resort

vale do lobo resort

The Vale do Lobo Resort offers an expansive range of top-class amenities to cover every traveller’s needs. Those looking for utter relaxation can unwind at the on-site spa, which offers personalised treatments or head to the beach for sun and sand.

Sports fans will love the easy access to the nearby Royal and Ocean Golf Courses, the 14 on-site tennis courts, and gym facilities. When it’s time to eat, 15 restaurants offer everything from light lunches to gourmet dining.

Ria Park Hotel & Spa

Ria Park Hotel & Spa

Surrounded by a lush valley, the Ria Park Hotel & Spa is a tranquil haven offering utter peace to its guests. Each of the rooms boasts magnificent views over either the carefully crafted gardens or the Atlantic Ocean.

Outside, guests can cool off in a tree-surrounded swimming pool or enjoy a drink at the cocktail bar. Golf fans will be pleased to hear three excellent courses are under 3km away, while others can take a free shuttle service to the beach.

Ria Park Garden Hotel

ria park garden hotel

Nestled within Ria Formosa Natural Park, Ria Park Garden Hotel is a paradisiacal getaway with verdant surroundings. The Arab-inspired Algarvian architecture of the hotel offers an eye-catching combination of romantic verandas and small arches.

When guests aren’t lying beside the swimming pool (which is almost enveloped by tropical plant life), they can unwind on the hotel’s private beach or visit any one of the nearby golf courses. The evenings call for sunset drinks at either one of the bars.

Dona Filipa Hotel

Dona Filipa Hotel

Glorious views of Vale do Lobo Golf Course make Dona Filipa Hotel ideal for the golf enthusiast. Its privileged location, with ten courses in under 20 minutes’ drive, means you could spend your whole vacation knocking balls off a tee.

For those not so keen, the hotel also offers three tennis courts plus an outdoor pool with ocean vistas. The five-star resort is also great for families, offering a kids’ club that runs throughout the day.

Other accommodation options

Townhouse 37

Those who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of a hotel should opt for Townhouse 37, a four-bed getaway for up to seven people. It’s ideally situated for access to the Royal and Ocean Golf Courses and a short walk to the nearest beach.

In the property, you’ll find comfortable living areas set among clean, elegant furnishings. Whip yourself up a family meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it on the outside terrace area.

Vale do Lobo Beach Villa

A modern and elegant getaway with a private pool, Vale do Lobo Beach Villa is ideal for a peaceful and secluded holiday in the Algarve. Golf lovers can use it as a base to unwind after a morning of trekking the nearby courses.

During the day, guests can walk to the nearby Vale do Lobo beach for sunbathing and water sports. In the evening, head back to the villa and enjoy a barbeque and some al-fresco dining.

Casa das Flores

Casa das Flores is the ideal retreat for in-love couples looking for a cosy spot from which to explore the delights of Vale do Lobo. In the apartment, guests will find everything they need for a comfortable stay, including a fully equipped kitchen and a welcoming living area.

Ideally situated for a week of activities, this one-bedroom apartment is within walking distance of the Vale do Lobo and Garrao beaches plus the Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course.

Just outside of Vale do Lobo

Conrad Algarve

The ultra-luxurious Conrad Algarve offers world-class amenities for the discerning traveller. It’s not quite in Vale do Lobo, but it does offer the same level of elite luxury you would expect there.

Based in Quinta do Lago, just five minute’s drive from Vale do Lobo, the Conrad boasts the latest in spa technology while its fitness centre is considered one of the best around. It also has indoors and outdoors pools, its own beach area, and easy access to nearby golf courses.

The Magnolia Hotel

The Magnolia Hotel in Quinta do Lago is a golf lover’s dream, located within 5km of seven different courses. Furthermore, the hotel boasts a tennis court, table tennis, a games room, and a modern gym for the sports fanatic who wants to push themselves on holiday.

For the rest of us, the elegant suites offer a peaceful retreat among modern décor. Head to the swimming pool when it’s time to cool off or indulge in some excellent food at the on-site restaurant.

The Lake Resort

One of the finest resorts in Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo’s neighbour, The Lake Resort is perfect for families looking for an up-market getaway. You will never need to leave this expansive resort which boasts three pools, excellent restaurants, and bars.

As the adults relax at the wellness centre or play golf at the nearby courses, children can enjoy the excellent Koala Kids’ Club. Spend family time at the outdoor pool designed with an innovative ocean-like sandy floor.

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  1. All great hotels and I have stayed in several of them. Having stayed in several towns nearby I find Vale do Lobo is my favourite.


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