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Encosta do Lago Resort Club, Quinta do Lago, Algarve
Luxury All Inclusive and other board holiday resorts in Portugal: Mainly good reviews about Encosta do Lago Resort Club but few negatives about food taste and the resort being a little tired in need of investment. Transport is needed to go anywhere to restaurants and shops, so a car hire is recommended. Check availability and prices here
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The Do Lago resorts are situated just outside of Almancil which is a small town in the Algarve region of Portugal, located just a few miles away from the popular city of Faro. The town has a population of just over 10,000 people, making it a relatively small place compared to the rest of the region. Despite its size, Almancil is a popular destination for tourists due to its close proximity to Faro as well as its unique attractions. The town is known for its stunning beaches, which provide visitors with the perfect place to relax and unwind. Almancil is also home to some of the best golf courses in the country, making it a great destination for golfers. The town is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with plenty of bars, pubs, and clubs to enjoy.

The town also has a long history, with many historical sites to explore. The main attraction is the old town, which dates back to the 16th century and features some of the oldest buildings in the region. Other attractions include the nearby Quinta do Lago nature reserve, which is a great spot for bird watchers. Almancil is also home to some of the best restaurants in the region. From traditional Portuguese cuisine to more modern international dishes, there’s something for everyone. The town also has a number of shopping centers, offering a variety of stores to choose from. Overall, Almancil is a great destination for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in Portugal. With its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and historical sites, the town has something to offer everyone. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway or an action-packed adventure, Almancil has something for you.

A paradise for golfers in a high-end resort.
Luxurious accommodation, some with balcony or garden and personal swimming pool. In the heart of the trendy Quinta do Lago resort.
Photo a serene area with a sunny environment and top of the range homes. You're at the Encosta do Lago Resort Club Premium house in the south of Portugal.
Located in the heart of the seaside resort of Quinta do Lago, this handsome residence is in a picturesque setting total with white sandy beaches and lakes. It mixes into the splendid landscaped garden, with nature all around you. The best area for holidaying in nature.
This Premium residence uses luxury apartment or condos. You'll find contemporary décor in muted colours, dotted with colorful features for a cosy and intimate feel. You can take advantage of the deckchair or garden furnishings on your balcony or in your garden to relax and invest quality time with the household. The added perk? Some have a personal garden with or without a personal swimming pool (pool can be warmed at a service charge of EUR53 each day).
Providing a perfect mix of value, comfort and benefit, it uses a family-friendly setting with a variety of features developed for travellers like you.
For those thinking about checking out Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil (2.9 mi) while going to Almancil, Encosta do Lago is a brief range away.
Guest rooms use amenities such as air conditioning, a fridge, and a kitchenette, and visitors can browse the web with complimentary wifi provided by the hotel.
Encosta do Lago features a sun terrace, to help make your stay more pleasurable. The residential or commercial property also boasts a swimming pool and an on-site restaurant. If you are driving to Encosta do Lago, free parking is available.
If you like Italian dining establishments, Encosta do Lago is easily situated near Don Camillo, Ristorante Grissino, and BellaRosa.

Latest review extracts
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"Good however dated.
Stayed in a ground floor apartment or condo. Extremely roomy and pretty tidy. Good sized private garden. Usually a great resort but lodging & swimming pool location is dated. Feels like it is badly in need of refurbishing. Reception is only open from 9.30 am which is quite bothersome when inspecting in/out early. At over EUR400/night for household of 4, I will most likely look in other places when going to QDL next time."

" A week in Portugal's Beverly Hills.
" With a football training school for my boys booked last-minute, I required to build the remainder of the holiday around it. What I hadn't understood is that Quinta do Lago, where the camp was based, makes up among the corners of the Algarve's super-affluent Golden Triangle.
This is apparent when searching for lodging, the rates of which are eye-watering in high season. I went for Encosta do Lago. Although not cheap, they had an affordable two-bedroom apartment or condo which looked nice. Unusually, the specified cancellation fee was over double what I was paying. This recommended someone forgot to change it in line with the reduced price, so on the face of it I got a pretty good offer.
On the transfer from Faro airport, the limitless estates you pass are an outrageous showcase of wealth, with premises that appear like they've been manicured with nail scissors. As we raced down opportunities named after Formula 1 motorists, our musings about Beverly Hills and Hotel California made our motorist smile (though I'm sure he 'd heard all of it prior to).
If such an environment sounds a bit sterilized, have faith, because Quinta do Lago likewise boasts a wonderful nature reserve, with exceptional biking routes and bird watching. In thirty wonderful minutes from Encosta do Lago, you've cycled right up to completion of Faro airport's runway, with the more genuine Faro Island (not a genuine island, but still remote-feeling) quickly obtainable. You can go surfing there (Surf School Faro is recommended). Or, as I did, send my kids surfing while I relaxed at the nearby Cais 73 on their roof balcony with a glass of vinho verde. Nice.
Back in Quinta do Lago, the suggestions is to hire a cars and truck, especially as the closest grocery store to Encosta do Lago is a ten-minute car ride away. To conserve a few euros, we employed bikes, which made our preliminary supermarket check outs somewhat precarious. However, after a while, I felt rather superior to those other tourists, caught in their air-conned cocoons.
Although quite late at night, our arrival at Encosta do Lago was uncomplicated. The security personnel was ready with an envelope containing our key, leisure passes and welcome pack. He required to his caddy and assisted our driver to our apartment.
Which was, to say the least, like 'wow'.
You enter into a hall that's almost a room in itself, off which originate the main spaces.
Among these is the cooking area, fitted with all significant appliances, in addition to a pill coffee machine and toaster. The only thing missing was a corkscrew. This is a deal-breaker in Portugal, as very few of their red wines are screw-top. Nevertheless, 10 minutes after I mentioned this omission to the concierge, one was provided. (Another welcome delivery is fresh bread and cakes, which Housekeeping come by in a wicker basket every morning other than Sunday.).
Roam into the lounge, and you simply wish to unwind. When it gets too hot on the terrace (more about that in a mo'), the lounge is constantly ideal. Both Sky television and a/c are piped-in, so switch them on, and chill.
Both bed rooms are master-sized, sporting sufficient closet space and safes. However the intended master bedroom leads to a larger en-suite restroom, which uses you the extra option of bathing and Jacuzzi, along with bathing.
Like the lounge, this primary bedroom also boasts access to the apartment's veranda, an area which is worthy of a special mention. It twists around the entire rear aspect of the house, with part of the terrace in shade and part in sun, giving you a choice of sunbathing choices.
Further praise has to go to the outstanding concierge service. So helpful, friendly and mindful. For instance, they proactively made calls to the browse school and bike hire business on my behalf, to make sure there were no misconceptions.
Encosta is mainly a property complex, and best-suited to self-catering vacations. There is no town center or strip close by, and just a handful of restaurants within strolling distance. The Shack is okay, child-friendly and wonderfully located beside a water sports center-- it's a best turn out of the resort, then a five-minute walk.
Much of the resort residential or commercial properties have their own pools, and there is likewise a sizable communal one. When we were there this was pretty underused, so no problems getting sun loungers (utilize the blue towels from your apartment). Together with the pool is a gym which we didn't utilize and the resort's own dining establishment, Tucano's. We consumed there on our first night as it was our only late-night choice, but subsequently opted to use it for aperitifs and sun-downers just. Nothing particularly incorrect with it, however too pricey for my taste, and was extremely quiet.
We really enjoyed our stay at Encosta do Lago. Everything was ideal. I'm not going to pretend Quinta do Lago is everybody's cup of tea. Its excess advises me of the Joe Walsh song 'Malibu'. But look beyond, and you'll discover it's perfectly counterpointed by the natural, the wild and the genuine. Similar to the real Beverly Hills.".

" Beautiful location however poor quality assets.
The area and surroundings were stunning! Quite delighted in going for walks and the fresh warm bread brought to your space every early morning! The health club was spick-and-span and had excellent devices! Nevertheless, the tennis racket conditions were stunning and the quality of the bicycles. The tennis rackets were broken and breaking down. The bikes were not safe to ride. Remaining in such a lovely location and wish to enjoy activities outdoors, it was sad that the sporting items were not to standard!".

" Private swimming pool.
We go to Quinta do Lago regularly and this time decided to try Encosta do Lago resort with private pool as kids enjoy swimming all day long. The apartment or condo was spacious, however, it was looking quite dated and previous its best. There were some issues with our pool that could have been dealt with more adequate but overall it was all OK. There were likewise some other small concerns with housekeeping e.g. our welcome tray had some opened and half utilized jam jars on it! (We don't utilize jam, so we didn't really care about that but it clearly was a housekeeping oversight, and made us believe what else might have been missed out on). The fresh bread rolls in the morning were a good touch. General our stay was OK and the personnel was nice enough. However, I'm not hurrying back here, as personally I prefer the feel of some the other properties in Quinta do Lago.".

" Great place.
My spouse and I remained in a 2 bed very first floor apartment a few of the ground floor houses are reserved for pet owners.
Wonderful check in. fantastic contemporary fitted out apartment or condos presume relatively just recently reconditioned as plan I am guessing is at least 10 yes old ... however because of its age it's in a terrific location short 8 minute walk to the shack bar and dining establishment on the lake. Enjoy the mosquitoes at sunset!
Restrooms very great marble with Moulton brown toiletries very nice hotel feel touch.
Terrific pool area and bar didn't use restaurant however looked good.
Fresh bread delivery at 9 am each day stores supermarket a brief drive away.
Beach brief 7 minutes drive too far to stroll. Lovely windy beach aqua blue sea, gorgeous.
Fantastic self catering option hope to return.".

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