Price from £151 per family, per night
4 adults, plus 1 child on extra bed or 1 infant in a cot
At the heart of the Algarve, you’ll have all you need for relaxing and playing at Monte da Quinta.
First up, the Hakuna Matata kids’ club is a fantastic place for little ones to make friends, while getting creative; it is open for ages four to 12 years (with a free daily session included in your stay), and children aged six months to 3 years can play at the Quinta Crèche at an additional charge.
When you all want to play together, head to one of the three swimming pools at the resort, where little ones can splash in the water – there is a separate outdoor toddler pool, which is ideal for new splashers.
Or, for some relaxing me-time while the little ones are at the kids’ club, head to the Magnolia Spa, which has an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, and you can enjoy a pamper session with a treatment.
When it comes to meal times, there is a choice for food from snack bars to a fine-dining restaurant, which is run by a Michelin-star chef; plus, there are other choices in the surrounding area.
One free daily session per child to the Hakuna Matata Kids' Club, and the Tots exclusive list of Baby and Toddler Essential Kit items are included in the price.
Breakfast at Melange Bistro is included in the price, and you can also upgrade to half board for an additional cost – just ask.
Monte da Quinta is set within the large ‘golden triangle’ destination of Quinta do Lago where there are a range of shops, restaurants and cafés to visit. A shuttle bus runs during peak season (1st July to 31st August).
Another shuttle bus also runs to Quinta do Lago’s 3km stretch of golden beach, the perfect spot for sandcastle building and dipping your toes in the water.
The Lavankar Family, May 2017
This is the second time we have used tots to travel. We had a fantastic time. The resort was excellent and we were provided with every single item we needed for my 17 month old. We literally didn't carry anything apart from her nappies, clothes and clothes. The resort was five star and was very children friendly. We would definitely recommend the resort.
The Edgeley Family, May 2017
We came back after last year and absolutely loved it! We will be back again next year.
The Taylor Family, May 2017
We had a great time in Portugal. The Hotel staff were great with the kids and the setup is good for families. Rooms nice and big and the good was also good. Breakfast is particularly good.
The Bancroft Family, May 2017
Lovely relaxing holiday. Great sized suites and good facilities including spa, kids club and pools.
The Harrison Family, May 2017
Accommodation was beautiful. Staff were lovely too. There could have been more indoor activities for the very little ones though.
The Beanland Family, October 2016
We loved it! The suite was just right for us and our two boys. They loved the swimming pools and the artificial beach, and the playground on site. The staff in the restaurants were also very understanding with our very active toddler.
The MacLellan Family, September 2016
A really great family holiday with our 1 year old and 2 year old boys. We picked this hotel as it had child minding facilities you could drop them into the crèche during the day or book a babysitter to your suite so we could have a romantic meal out in one of the many great local restaurants. The best thing about our hol though was meeting other families also travelling with Tots to Travel which was nice for us and the kids! Also the sunrise suite was a great size for the 4 of us. Plenty of space and very clean. The food in the hotel was also top notch and the pool area was relaxed not overcrowded. We would definitely return.
The McDonald Family, September 2016
The hotel was luxurious - our suite was huge with a balcony spanning the length of the suite. The staff were extremely accommodating and spoke great English. They made everything really easy for us which was great for our toddler. We didn't hire a car and there is a shop nearby and the beach is around 25 minutes walk but if we were to go back we would get a car as we had to get taxis to the zoomarine park. Great place to go with a toddler! The pools were good although a little cold a couple of days. Breakfast was so varied we ate something different every day. The only thing I could fault was they didn't have a bed guard so we had to put pillows round the side. Also the first floor balcony was easily climbed by our toddler so keep an eye on them! Otherwise a superb experience!
The Bingham Family, August 2016
Fantastic holiday. Really lovely hotel worthy of its 5* rating. Tots To Travel have been fantastic.
The Sidhu Family, August 2016
We had a brilliant time at Monte da Quinta. The hotel is beautiful, suites are stylish and spacious, staff are very helpful and friendly. Food is exceptional with a massive selection at breakfast. The hotel is very child friendly. We would definitely recommend Monte da Quinta
The Edgeley Family, June 2016
I have just returned from a 10 night stay at the Sunrise Suite with my husband and 3 year old son and we had a fantastic holiday. Everything we could of ever asked for was there. The staff are incredibly friendly and great with children. The facilities are second to none and we wanted for nothing. What came in really handy was the black out curtains and the nets to stop insects in the room. All the food we ate onsite was lovely and even enjoyed by my son due to their children's menu. The breakfast which was included was the best I have ever had at a hotel. We shall be returning again!
The Terauds Family, April 2016
Monte da Quinta was an ideal hotel for a vacation with a toddler. The suite was enormous. The bedrooms were separated so we all slept soundly. Generous, tasty breakfast buffet and a heated indoor pool. Our daughter also enjoyed exploring the garden terrace, accessed from our room. We only used the daycare once, but our daughter really enjoyed it.
The Wells Family, April 2016
Nice weather and beautiful area but a poor hotel, poor customer service and an unsafe environment for children. Response: Thank you for your comments- we have taken them very seriously and as discussed in the personal follow up to your feedback, we sent an experienced family holiday expert- the very same representative who has liaised on these matters with you- to personally visit the resort to address the issues that you’ve described. We hope that after the follow up, you now feel that these issues have been resolved. As we have discussed with you, we would like to confirm that the elements you deemed unsafe have all been rectified- the broken slab you spotted has been fixed, the small holes in the ground you noticed were from flags that had been removed to be washed for a couple of hours (we have asked the resort to place a sign out to inform guests of this in future ), and we can confirm that all of the glasses used around the pool are made of plastic, plus we have asked the resort to prevent guests from taking their own glasses down to the pool. We hope this will put your mind at rest. We are very sorry that you were dissatisfied with the service that you received, however we really do believe this might be an anomaly, as all of the reviews we’ve had from other families have been very positive; similarly during our routine thorough inspections of the resort, we have always found the staff to be extremely helpful and supportive, and the hotel to be up to scratch. We have of course passed your comments over to the Monte da Quinta staff, for their reflection and action in regards to this matter. We hope that this follow up has left you feeling more reassured, and can confirm that future families visiting Monte da Quinta will not experience similar issues. - Tots to Travel
The Haythornthwaite Family, April 2016
Hotel was beyond our expectations. Holiday apartment turned out to be a suite in a 5 star hotel (we had not really researched the property very much other than for Spa, golf and crèche). Very child friendly with atmosphere of a nice grown-up hotel that doesn't care about the usual mess of a 20 month old toddler feeding himself cereal. They even provided some books and toys in our room. The kids loved the crèche and spa pool (nicely heated for them), mums enjoyed spa treatments and the dads had a great time at golf. Few places around in walking distance - beach 25 mins, several bistros/restaurants (15-30 mins), small supermarket (15 mins), minigolf (15 mins). Also very happy with the enquiry, booking and follow-up process that TotsToTravel provided. Thank you!
The Watson Family, April 2016
We had a fantastic time in Quinta do Lago. The hotel and accommodation were absolutely perfect. It was a great time of year at the start of the season to get away with a toddler. There was plenty to do and the location was perfect for exploring further afield. Our expectations were definitely exceeded.
The Bill Family, April 2016
This was our first trip abroad with our almost three year old. having been something of a holiday/travel addict before my son was born, I was keen to get back in the saddle, but with the minimum of stress and fuss! We chose this hotel at this time of the year as we thought the lower temperatures would suit us better. What we didn't expect (I am a teacher and sadly very used to crowds, queuing and pools and beaches that are overflowing with children) was how quiet the resort was! We were thrilled by the standard of accommodation and the warm and very helpful welcome we had from the hotel staff. We had a sunrise suite (2 bedrooms and a separate living area) overlooking the perfectly manicured hotel grounds. Having been spoiled by this, I don't think I'll ever want to share a standard hotel room ever again. Traveling with a little one, who is usually in bed by eight, the lounge area and kitchen made a huge difference. We could choose whether to eat out, or cook and could relax on the balcony or on the sofa with a book, the TV and a cup of tea. OK, Who am I trying to kid? A large glass of wine! (We were battling with an almost threenager all day- it was well-deserved!) We ate at the pool grill bar several times. The food was great; breakfast being perfect for a fussy, changeable toddler, the portions very generous (my son was thrilled to find no less than SIX fish fingers on his plate!) and the staff always pleasant and helpful - even when we turned up five minutes before they were due to close. (Sorry....) We used the (rather expensive, but very good) babysitting service three times, for a two hour session on each occasion. (twice in the creche and once for an adult meal!) Marta, who looked after our little boy was lovely, helpful, warm and welcoming and we felt very comfortable leaving him. He didn't bat an eyelid when I said I would back later, too engrossed in the new array of toys which surrounded him! We visited the toddler play area every day - even when it was wet, as my little boy loved climbing, sliding and playing cafes and shops. This area is great for little ones, but I imagine in a year's time, it may be no longer suitable which would be a shame, as I would love to return! We used all the pools; the outdoor ones being too cold to be entirely comfortable but I love a swimming challenge. The indoor pool was a perfect temperature and we had that and the Jacuzzi to ourselves on a couple of occasions. My little boy enjoyed splashing and jumping in and out of the pool and despite having to shell out ten euros for swimming caps, it was worth it to swim in a nice clean hairless pool! We walked to the beach, as our little boy still needs to sleep in the afternoon and will only sleep in motion. It took us 25 minutes and it was almost deserted. Perfect! We also walked to the supermarket, which proved to be further than we expected. We took the car on future trips. I had been misled by old reviews and believed there was a shop on site, otherwise we would have stopped for provisions on the way. This resort wasn't cheap to eat and drink at, but it wasn't compulsory either! We combined cheap meals in, with cafe-style food but we enjoyed a couple of great bottles of wine and the odd beer/glass of Prosecco along with a lovely three course meal in the Peacock Bar and restaurant. I imagine that this place gets very busy in peak season but for us it was a dream. At times it felt like we had the entire hotel exclusively at our disposal. I suppose the only unfortunate thing is the fact that by the time our son qualifies for the free children's club, he may well have outgrown it. I'm not sure what was on offer for older kids, but I'd be happy to take my chances and find out next year, or the year after...
The Pszenicki Family, March 2016
Suites are perfect - spotless with great space and sizeable bathrooms and good kitchen facilities. Hotel itself is also beautiful with friendly accommodating staff. The whole resort area is pristine and beautifully landscaped, easy to navigate with options to distract little ones .
The Brackenbury Family, March 2016
Fantastic holiday-accommodation was great, staff were very friendly and helpful, they went above and beyond to help with the needs of 2 little children.
The Foubert Family, March 2016
We had THE most amazing family holiday! Accommodation was fantastic, and all the added extras of potties, monitors, plastic bowls & cutlery, toys, bed guards, high chairs...the list goes on!...made our life so much easier. The garden attached to our suite was perfect for the children to safely play in; well within ear/eye shot. The staff were wonderfully friendly & helpful & the food was incredible - so much choice even for 'picky little eaters' like my 18 month & 3 yr old! The (inside) pool was lovely and warm, and the children's play area was enough to keep them entertained in the mornings. There was a local shop, wonderful local restaurants (KoKo Café - a 10 minute walk away - has a fabulous play area attached to it so you can eat/drink whilst the little one's have a wonderful time to themselves), and all the beaches were clean and safe. All in all we would highly recommend this hotel/holiday, and most certainly return.
Pool protected by being located centrally and well away from your accommodation
|Bathrooms||Two en suite bathrooms and an additional family shower room|
|Living room||Open Plan|
|Nearest village/town||Quinta do Lago main shopping centre is 2.5km|
|Nearest supermarket||Quinta do Lago, 2.5km|
|Nearest doctor||Resort - on request|
|Nearest A&E||Faro, 22 km|
|Nearest beach||3 km - there is a free shuttle service which takes you halfway to the beach, the rest is only accessible by foot (500m)|
|Nearest restaurant||Restaurants in the resort and in Quinta do Lago|
|Home cooked food||Restaurant onsite, buffet breakfast included in price.|
|Babysitting||Yes, evening babysitting in your suite. Reservations for this service must be made 24hrs in advance and is charged at €17 per hour for up to 3 children|
|Swimming Towels available||Yes|
|Local Bike hire||Through reception|
|Local assistance/housekeeper||Through reception|
|Restaurant on site||Yes - opening hours 6pm to 10:30pm, kids menu available|
|Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant||Yes|
|Suitable for Multiples||Yes|
|Suitable for Wheelchair Users||No|
|Home Cooked Food||Yes|
|Restaurant on Site||Yes|
|Golf available locally||Yes|
|Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport||Yes|
|Local Bike hire||Yes|
|Air Con or Cooling System||Yes|
|Car required?||Not necessary|
|Full Board available||No|
|Half Board available||Yes|
|Driving distance to beach||Yes|
|Non slip bath mat||Yes|
|Indoor toys and books||Yes|
|Food blender (hand held)||Yes|
|Child's loo seat||Yes|
|Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters||Yes|
|UK satellite TV channels||Yes|
|Other information||For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.|
|Essential Kit Guarantee Info||Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.
All essential kit items are included in the rental price.
Designed with family holidays in mind, this two-bedroom suite has all you need in the way of both comfort and function for your stay.
As you enter the suite, you’ll find yourself in an open plan living and dining room, which has comfy seating and a wall-mounted television; just off from here, there is a kitchenette, which is equipped with an oven and hob for evenings in.
To either side of the living room, doors lead to a master bedroom and a twin bedroom, both of which have a walk-in wardrobe and a full en suite bathroom; there is also an additional family shower room in the living room.
All three rooms lead out onto a ground floor or first floor terrace, with views across the resort and pool, where you can enjoy a meal or drink outdoors. The doors are lockable, so you can prevent unsupervised access onto the terrace.
The suites have a main reception, where there is a bar and a sofa area with a television; through sliding glass doors, there is a sunny terrace, which has table tennis and chairs to relax in.
Swimming and Splashing
The swimming pool is on a lower level – down some steps from the reception area; the main pool is large with walk-in steps for easy entry into the water, and there is a small, circular splash pool for the little ones who just want to play at a comfortable depth.
Of course, there are several sun loungers and umbrellas at the poolside.
The central hub for your children’s entertainment, the Hakuna Matata kids’ club runs two three-and-a-half-hour play sessions per day, six days per week.
You will receive one voucher per child, per overnight stay for a free session; any extra sessions cost €20 for the first child and €10 per session for each additional child. Children must be collected between sessions but may attend as many as they like.
During high season, there will be kids’ entertainment in the Starfish Restaurant between 7pm and 9.30pm, which is free of charge and you don’t have to book, just turn up and have fun!
There is also a games room in the resort, which will keep older kids and teenagers entertained; it has a billiard table, pinball, games consoles, darks, computers, and arcade games.
Food and Drink
The resort’s main onsite restaurant is run by a Michelin-star chef, perfect for your evening meal; it has a kids’ club treat for little ones, and an outdoor terrace for al fresco dining.
Nearby, there is a bar that serves coffee during the day and cocktails in the evenings, as well as a petit menu, if you get peckish.
For breakfasts, head to Melange Bistro, which serves a hearty buffet selection of natural and regional produce, including freshly baked breads and Danishes, pancakes, fresh fruits and freshly squeezed fruit juices.
The poolside bar serves food and drinks from 11am to 7pm, and is the perfect spot for refreshing smoothies and cocktails. In the evening, you can head there for family-friendly dining – and the restaurant always pays special attention to younger guests!
Restaurant opening hours are subject to change according to season and weather conditions.
The perfect spot to head to when the little ones are making friends at the kids’ club, the Magnolia Spa is for adults only, with a Jacuzzi, Vichy shower, Nebulizer shower, steam room and sauna.
There are Elemis face and body treatments available, and two treatment rooms with Chromotherapy; there are mother-to-be treatments too.
The indoor pool is heated between October and mid-May, and between these dates, it is available for kids between 10am and 2pm.
There are also gym facilities for over 16s, with a range of cardio, strength and training equipment.
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Monte da Quinta situated in Quinta do Lago, one of the Algarve’s ‘Golden Triangle’ resorts. Quinta do Lago facilities are quite spread out so you might prefer to hire a car to get about or you can hop on one of the resort shuttle buses which run from July to August.
It is 2km to The Shack, which is at Quinta do Lago’s lake, where they serve light tapas and delicious cocktails – ideal for a lunchtime stop-off or evening drinks. The Shack looks out over the beautiful lake, where there are water sports and pedalos to hire.
Quinta do Lago has its own beach, which is 3km from Monte da Quinta; you can make use of the shuttle bus to get here.
The beautiful beach is spread across 3km of golden sand, and is reached by crossing a beautiful wooden bridge over the tidal lagoon; the Blue Flag beach is clean and safe, perfect for building sandcastles and splashing in the water. In the summer, there is a permanent lifeguard on duty.
There is also horse riding, tennis and plenty of golf available in the area.
If you fancy a family day out, there are three fabulous water parks to choose from, which are between a 20 to 45 minute drive away.
Aquashow Waterpark in Quarteria is the biggest water and amusement park in Portugal, with a vast water coaster, wave pool, and an aqua train, as well as smaller pools and water slides for the little ones.
If you want to explore the area, there are larger towns just a short drive away – it is a 25 minute drive to Faro, where there are galleries, restaurants and a historic cathedral, and the bustling and vibrant town of Vilamoura is a 30 minute drive away, where there is a swanky marina and a range of restaurants.
Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.
It is possible to request a first floor suite with an enclosed balcony or a ground floor suite with terrace when you book and the resort will do their very best to accommodate this, but it is not possible to guarantee your request.
The outdoor swimming pools are not heated and will be open for use all year, but realistically it will be possible to swim between May and October. The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.
The adults only indoor heated spa pool is heated to 25° C (from November to May) and is open during Spa opening hours. Children under 16 may use the heated spa pool from 15th October to mid 15th May between the hours of 10am and 2pm with adult supervision only.
In Portugal you are required by law to wear swimming caps in indoor pools. They are available on the resort at a small charge.
The Hakuna Matata Kids Club is open two 3.5 hour play sessions per day (6 days per week) for children aged 4-12 years; your stay includes one free session per child per overnight stay, additional sessions cost 20€ per session for the first child, for additional children, it will cost €10 per child, per session.
Children must be collected between session but may attend as many as they like. During off peak/low season periods the kids' club will be available upon request.
The staff can supervise children from 6 months to 4 years old, half day or full day basis at a service charge with 1 to 1 supervision. The babysitters can take care of little ones in the kids' club or in the comfort of your suite. Reservations are mandatory. Price: €17,00 per hour/per child.
The Crèche is 18€ per hour with a minimum of 2 hours and it must be booked one day in advance.
Half Board- 2019 Prices
Includes Breakfast and Dinner (dinner can not be exchanged for any other meal). Must be booked for whole stay.
All extra charges including food and beverage consumables will be paid by you upon check out; credit card information will be requested upon check in, in order to guarantee these charges.
Available at additional charge – please book directly with the resort & contact details will be available when you pay your balance.
Although a hire car is not essential, it is recommended by us (and other families who have been) that you should have one.
If you cancel your holiday between the dates below and with more than the allocated number of days before your holiday you will be refunded your payments by Tots minus a small admin fee.
With the exception of stays booked with the early booking discount where the 30% non-refundable deposit will be retained.
If you cancel your holiday between these dates within the allocated number of days before your holiday 50% of your full holiday cost will be due, including supplements such as Half Board
Your reservation will be held until 6am the morning after your arrival date if at this point you have not arrived or notified Monte da Quinta that you are delayed your reservation will be lost and 100% of your holiday cost payable.
There is a 30% deposit (non refundable) payment for a holiday with an Early Booking discount.
Resort/Hotel – Credit Card Holding Fee:
On arrival a credit card holding will be requested at reception to cover any payments for additional services or products you may choose to purchase.
Check In & Check Out:
Check-in is at 15.00
Check-out is at 12.00
Early check-in is possible but subject to availability.
Late check-outs are again possible but are charged at 50% of one night until 5pm and 100% of one night after 5pm.
|Lisbon Portela Airport||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Lisbon Portela Airport||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Faro Airport||20 minutes|
|Faro Airport||20 minutes|
|Faro Airport||20 minutes|
|Faro Airport||20 minutes|
|Faro Airport||20 minutes|
|Faro Airport||20 minutes|
|Faro Airport||20 minutes|
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