Hospitality, from the moment of booking until the moment of departure. This is what you get with Quinta Bonita. A friendly interaction via email following our initial enquiry in order to fine tune our requirements, extended to making recommendations relating to golf, car hire and available excursions, to great service whilst we were there, to a friendly farewell on departure.
Arrival was seamless, with a friendly welcome from Chantelle who showed us around, while our bags were taken to our room. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble with offers to make bookings of taxis (recommended as the hotel is a few km from Lagos and Luz - budget 8-9 euros each way or easy enough to drive) and restaurants - we would recommend Artistas and Café Do Pinto in Lagos and also one in Vila Do Bispo whose name escapes me but which featured on the extensive information pack provided in our room. On the subject of food, breakfast was slick and tasty - with everything you could want to get you started for the day. Lunches are available to order and were met with approval by my wife. Dinner is optional once a week in the hotel, and was of a very high standard - better than many of the restaurants that we came across. They also do free afternoon tea / cake - which I was not around for but my wife enjoyed it. Whilst we were there they held a small launch event for weddings which we were invited to attend - I think they are planning on holding receptions at the hotel - the setting is fabulous and I would recommend seriously considering this venue if you are giving this option some thought.
I enjoy golf, and this was booked via the QB team who arranged for me to play with a group of locals and expats which was great fun. It was worth booking via the hotel as they have special rates / deals.
The room was comfy and large. It had a nice view and was cool when it needed to be via the adjustable aircon. The large terrace was private and useful. There are a few areas for sitting / drinking / reading dotted around the hotel. The pool is a great temperature and has enough loungers and fresh pool towels etc. It really is an oasis of calm.
Once you’re there we’d recommend a trip to the fort at Sagres, and long walks along the beach (atlantic coast) at Praia do Castelejo (which is a hot favourite with surfers). We walked from one end of the beach to the other and back which took about 2 hours in all. If you play golf, ask for an intro to the “roll up boys” who play twice a week at Boa Vista who welcome friendly guests to their bi-weekly games - and for a beer or two afterwards at a local bar. I also played Palmeras which is a stunning but tricky course with 27 holes (with no difference in quality between each 9).
To be critical (a couple of things which we did not think were a problem but others might) - the hotel is very well located in terms of getting there (you won’t get lost finding it, but you do need to get in the car or taxi to go for dinner anywhere other than Cachoa (which we thought was fairly average) - so if you like a fair few drinks you’ll need to budget for the taxi ride - note the taxis are good quality and metered. The trade off to this is that the wonderful garden at the hotel which you would not get if you were in the middle of a town. Breakfast was great for us as we don’t crave a fry up every day, and you can pay a small supplement if you want something cooked. The lavish buffet is more than adequate with plenty of cheese, meat, fruit, cereals, breads and other goodies.
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