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Get an overview of this hotelIdyllic spot for golfers, nature-lovers, birders


Four golf courses

Located on the beach end of the famed, 2,000-acre pine-forested Quinta do Lago resort 20 km (13 miles) from Faro, this family hotel provides complimentary shuttles to 4 golf courses.

Pools, beach, spa

A heated pool, a children's pool, an indoor pool, beach and lake watersports, and a health spa provide recreation and rejuvenation, while trails in Ria Formosa Natural Park offer bird watching.

Balconies, flowers

Spacious guestrooms with furnished balconies feature contemporary decor, marble bathrooms graced by Algarvian ceramics, bathrobes and slippers, and complimentary Port and fresh flowers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The 2-story, 600-square meter (6,500-square foot) Spa Hotel Quinta do Lago contains an indoor pool in a glass-walled pavilion equipped with jets for hydrotherapy and a current to swim against. Massages, hydro-massages, facial/body treatments and scrubs, manicures and pedicures, hydro/chromo therapy, reflexology, and facials are all available, and massage is also offered on the beach.

The spa also contains a mirror-walled fitness room with cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights; a spa tub; and women's and men's locker rooms with saunas and steam rooms - all complimentary, as is use of the pool. Guests can play tennis on 2 outdoor courts, and take golf lessons to enhance their on-site play.

In summer and during the Easter holidays, the hotel provides complimentary supervised children's indoor and outdoor activities. International newspapers are printed from the Internet on request (surcharges apply). A 24-hour business center off the lobby contains an Internet point, a computer with high-speed Internet access and a printer (surcharges apply). Free WiFi and free parking are also provided. There are 3 meeting/conference rooms on site, and secretarial and translation services are available. The hotel offers event catering. Additionally, a gift shop sells golf clothing, and a beauty salon offers hair- and nail-care. Valet parking is available as well as 24-hour airport shuttle service (surcharge)

Guests can relax on the private sandy beach, which is a mere 500 meters from the hotel. Sun loungers, beach towels, beach umbrellas, and a complimentary beach shuttle are provided by the hotel. Guests can also enjoy boat cruises nearby along with additional sun-and-water fun such as kayaking, motor boating, and water skiing.

Pets are not allowed (service animals are).

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Free beach shuttle 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Computer station 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Beach towels 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Children's pool 
  • Spa tub 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Concierge services 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Conference space 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 141 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Free reception 
  • Year Built 1988 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • LCD TV 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Video-game console 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Furnished balcony or patio 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Bidet 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

A buffet breakfast is provided each morning in Brisa do Mar restaurant.

Brisa do Mar - Ocean-view, poolside dining room with booths, carpeting, cane chairs, fresh flowers, and original paintings of surrounding area. Expansive terrace. Portuguese/international selections including specialties from the Algarve. Buffet lunch in summer, a la carte service in winter. Buffet dinner and a la carte menu. Kids' menus are also available.

Ristorante Ca' d'Oro - Intimate, fine-dining Italian dinner restaurant. Venetian decor including glass chandeliers, carnival masks, gold-fabric wall panels, gas fireplace.

Laguna Bar - Bar/lounge with lagoon/ocean view, wood panelling, leather seating. Covered terrace with rattan seating, also. Open early evening to late night for sandwiches, desserts, and cocktails. Pianist nightly.

Pool Bar - Open mid-morning to early evening in summer for sandwiches, burgers, salads, kids' menus, light meals.

Nearby Things to Do

Four championship golf courses lie within the Quinta do Lago resort development. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to all four and offers discounts at three. The hotel arranges for golf pro to provide private lessons (surcharges) for guests. A horse stable three km (1.75 miles) north of the hotel offers horseback riding.

Measuring 24 meters (80 feet), a heated, irregularly shaped pool surrounded by umbrellas, a 5.5-meter-diameter (18-foot) children's pool, and a 10-person spa tub provide year-round family recreation. A 10.5-by-4.5-meter (35-by-15-foot) heated indoor pool located in a glass-walled pavilion within the hotel's health spa contains jets for hydrotherapy and provides a current to swim against.

Approximately 300 meters (328 yards) from the hotel, a 250-meter (273-yard) bridge leads to a beach that extends for miles along the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel provides complimentary lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towels on the beach and offers complimentary shuttle service to the bridge. Complimentary fruit and water are provided to guests on the beach as well as around the pool in summer.

During summer, independent operators rent personal watercraft, sailboats, and pedal boats on the beach and offer parasailing and water skiing. A water sports center on a lake 250 meters (273 yards) from the hotel rents sailboats, windsurfers, kayaks, and pedal boats in summer.

The hotel includes two tennis courts (surcharge), rents bicycles, and provides aerobics and yoga on request for surcharges. Tennis lessons, mountain biking, and Segway/tours can also be arranged onsite.

Ria Formosa Natural Park, which surrounds the hotel and extends for 60 km (37.5 miles) along the coast, is a protected ecosystem of lagoons, marshes, sandy islands, and peninsulas. Waterfowl thrive in the park. Bordering the lagoon directly in front of the hotel are three km (1.75 miles) of nature trails that provide bird watching as well as views of Roman ruins. The hotel rents binoculars and sells guidebooks to the nature trails.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Golf lessons on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Motor boating on site 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour on site 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Game viewing nearby 
  • Game drive nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

The exclusive Quinta do Lago Hotel full-service spa features 4 massage rooms, a gymnasium, a heated indoor pool with counter-current and massage jets, a steam room, and a sauna. A wide selection of treatments and massages are available for moments of true relaxation and well-being. The outdoor spa tub offers a fantastic view of the Ria Formosa.

Spa treatments include a selection of facial masks, Ayurvedic treatments, traditional and oriental massages, sports massage, hot-stone massages, a wide range of treatments based on aromatherapy, as well as a line of treatments developed exclusively for the Quinta do Lago Hotel.

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Number of treatment rooms 6 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Massages 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 36 per vehicle (one-way)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Quinta do Lago
  • Hotel Quinta do Lago Almancil
  • Hotel Quinta Lago
  • Quinta do Lago Almancil
  • Hotel Quinta Lago Almancil
  • Quinta Lago Almancil

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

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