I hosted a long weekend “big” birthday party for 16 at the Quinta in February 2011 and have nothing but praise for the establishment and the staff. From the moment that I contacted them to enquire as to the possibility, they were friendly and highly responsive by email, even in the evenings and at weekends, and the event itself went extremely well.
The Quinta is most attractive and is only 20 minutes by car from Faro airport towards the quieter, less developed Eastern Algarve. It is 10 minutes drive from Olhao, where there are plenty of restaurants for variety of eating plus interesting walking through the markets, along the “front” and around the Ria Formosa Natural Park. If without a hire car, one can easily call for taxis.
The bedrooms are large and very comfortable, with Ethernet ports in each one. The rooms are on the ground and first floors (there is a lift for luggage only), with magnificent views over the largely open country. There was a very welcome open fire in the lounge/reception area. There are large grounds, with a 5 hole pitch and putt course and an outside swimming pool.
Breakfast is taken in the hotel building; the only thing that some people thought could have been better was the coffee (although tea drinkers were delighted with the electric kettle which ensured boiling water). The restaurant (which also caters for large events) is some way away at the bottom of the slope so that hotel guests are not bothered by any noise (although the location did cause us a bit of a problem when torrential rain occurred just as my guests wanted to walk from the hotel to the restaurant for my lunch event!) The food was excellent – perhaps starters were a trifle too large!
This is a small family-run hotel in a quiet location; nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly recommended - especially for a mature birthday party with a difference!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the most beautiful natural scenery that the Algarve has to offer, Quinta dos Poetas brings together the best that can be expected of a rural Portuguese hotel: A warm and familiar environment, tranquillity, comfort, proximity to the beach and excellent gastronomy. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, large pool, beautiful gardens, jogging track, gymnasium, games room, free wi-fi, putting green and private parking. The rooms feature enhanced decorations have the most modern conditions of comfort: air conditioning, LCD TV, free wi-fi, telephone, minibar, safe, fully equipped bathroom, bathrobe and hairdryer. A few minutes by car or bicycle rented in the Hotel, you can explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the natural wonders of Portugal, known for its beautiful beaches and islands or the interior of the Algarve mountain range and their rural villages, a journey marked by the interaction between Nature, Heritage, Rural Life, Tradition, Innovation and Knowledge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quinta Dos Poetas Olhao