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9 Unique Hotels at the Portuguese Algarve
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9 Unique Hotels at the Portuguese Algarve

This time, our holiday hotel guide focuses on the Algarve Coast, in the south of Portugal. Here nature brings together the Atlantic Ocean with big waves for surfers and the Mediterranean flair, for those who prefer to sunbathe in the tranquillity on this side of the sea.

In this guide you will find hotels along the Algarve in Portugal, which you can visit as a couple, with your family or alone and where you can enjoy its nature as well as its hidden places to walk. It also includes recommendations for restaurants and bars not to be missed.

This area of Portugal is ideal for surfing, and the Algarve Hotels and Villas in this guide take that into account. Whether adventure is your holiday maxim, or perhaps you're looking for the ideal places to relax and unwind, this selection will be a great place to start planning your holidays in the Algarve.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, please check local regulations before booking.

Vila Vita Parc Hotel Algarve
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Vila Vita Parc

“Beautiful outlook and grounds that lead straight down to the beach with an amazing pool area guarantee a peaceful stay.”


Active vacations couldn't be better at the luxurious cliffside resort of Vila Vita Parc at the Algarve coastline in Portugal. We got to test our golf and tennis abilities as well as paddle board and water ski. There's also direct beach access for swimming enthusiasts. The recently renovated rooms offer true peace for the soul and the eye, thanks to bleached wood surfaces, spacious bathrooms with Portuguese tiles, and ocean views. The family-friendly trattoria extends from a casual beach bar to a fine-dining restaurant with two MICHELIN stars.  What a blissful stay we had.

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Monte Rei Golf & Country Club
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Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

“This place is a “class act”. The villa is exceptional: spacious, comfortable, and with a very well presented golf course.”


Those who want to enjoy world-class vacations in dreamlike surroundings, together with family and friends in stunning villas in the Algarve, rent one of the villas of the ultra-modern resort, which offer all the amenities of a private home, with the services of a luxury hotel. At the center of the resort is the veranda with a restaurant and bar, plus swimming and tennis courts, gym and spa. You will get to enjoy personalized service and privileged access to all facilities – including Vistas Restaurant and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course – number one in Portugal and the Algarve coast. Travel in style.

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Vila Joya Hotel Algarve
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Vila Joya

“Paradise re-imagined: The spectacular and breathtaking views, the immaculate grounds and the kindness of the service build a paradise on the edge of the sea.”


If you call yourself a gourmet of some kind, you will rejoice at this exquisite boutique hotel with a MICHELIN-star restaurant, which is considered one of Portugal's finest. The tranquil rooms and suites, with private pools, antique furnishings and stunning views of the lush gardens and sparkling sea of the Algarve coast, offer the kind of relaxation that an Ayurvedic treatment at the full-service spa only enhances. Hikes into the mountains and excursions to the towns of Silves, Monchique and Loulé, or sunbathing on the nearby beach, will make your vacation turn into a dream-come-true.

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Memmo Baleeira
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Memmo Baleeira

“The slightly heated outdoor pool and the stunning a la carte dining make this hotel an unrivaled one.”


Portugal's Sagres Peninsula presents you with gorgeous beaches, rich history and fantastic food and wine. It's also the backdrop for this exceptional hotel set on the sparkling Atlantic, with golden sandy beaches and towering limestone cliffs of the Algarve coastline. The location is surpassed only by its striking design: whitewashed facades and sleek interiors. Best pastime: learning to surf. The hotel also offers, thanks to its own surf center, the feeling of riding the wave of life. Something we can make use of.

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Case Mae Hotel Portugal
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Casa Mãe Hotel

“Beautiful setting with orchards and vegetable gardens tended and harvested daily: Everything in the hotel is well thought out.”


Contemporary Portuguese design interpreted in a modern way. This 19th-century family estate on the coast of Lagos, Portugal, felt to us like its own little community – only as a boutique hotel. Casa Mãe‘s individually designed rooms, spread across three houses, are skillfully decorated with local art and impress with colorful textiles, woodwork, and ceramics. Two in-house restaurants with their own organic gardens, a bakery, a farmer's market, an outdoor cinema, and even an in-house magazine is the cherry on the sundae, here at the beautiful Algarve coast. Home-away-from-home feeling guaranteed.

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Vila Monte

“Truly a haven of tranquility: The farmhouse itself is gorgeous, and the final touch with beautifully laid out grounds culminates with magical surroundings.”


Sangria by the pool, yoga, tennis, and bike rides around the sprawling property, Olhão market visits, and beach days at nearby Fuseta Island Beach; all this and much more is on offer for your next trip at Vila Monte, a country-style accommodation spread across wide landscapes of orange and olive groves in Portugal's eastern Algarve coast. The clean-chic interiors, created by designer Vera Iachia, who has worked with Andy Warhol and Jacques Grange, are wonderful, as are the dishes prepared by the chef from the hotel's À Terra restaurant. 

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Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort
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Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort

“Fantastic getaway place, with a breathtaking ocean view directly onto small rock islands and a fishing harbour.”


Comfort vacations for modern families in style, like yours, are offered at the Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort in Portugal, at the sun-drenched Algarve coast. The ocean-view hotel offers kids activities like playrooms, water sports, and five pools. At the same time, it maintains the intimacy and style of a trendy boutique hotel. Low-rise villas and townhouses feature natural materials including stone, wood, and cork. Massive glass windows and terraces give stunning views, and while kids experience the Adventure Club, adults can enjoy time at the extensive spa. Modern family? – modern vacation!  

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Pensão Agricola Algarve
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Pensão Agricola

“In the middle of the countryside, a beautifully designed and relaxing retreat in a dream location near Tavira and the beaches awaits its guests.”


Imagine this: A book read on the terrace by the heated swimming pool. In the evening there is home cooking in the dining room. Peace, seclusion, arrival. This is vacationing in this unique and cozy, one-story farmhouse that feels like being in a friend's private villa. Keeping with the country style of the Algarve coast, Portugal this tiny boutique hotel features unique art by local artists, antiques from the '40s and '50s, as well as rustic furniture. 

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Praia Verde Boutique Hotel

“The location within a pine forest and super close to the sea is perfect for a relaxing stay”.


Surrounded by a pine forest, golden beaches, and picturesque marshes, the relaxed luxury boutique hotel Praia Verde is unagitated. Family-friendly rooms in trendy but unobtrusive design and the restaurant A Terra with local delicacies from the Algarve coast are reason enough to book your next vacation here. Add to that amenities like the pool, or the chance to spend time on the beach under a palm tree umbrella or on a day trip to nearby Seville, Spain. Portugal inspires – so does Praia Verde.

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