There are exciting things happening on Portugal’s Southern coast, many new developments and hotels, golf courses and restaurants of high caliber are dotting the coastline and attracting discerning travelers from around the globe. One of the highlights to this picturesque and refined golden coast is the luxurious and personalized Conrad Algarve.
Having opened recently, this property as per our experience embodies the essential Conrad experience which we have come to know and love at so many of their spots around the globe. At the same time it carries it’s own unique identity. The focus as always is providing guests with a haven of luxurious surroundings, intimate and personalized attention and an overall atmosphere of collective calm and repose.
Conrad Algarve from the first moment is strikingly grandiose and embodies the unique style of an ornate estate in the seaside development of Quinta do Lago. One approaches the dazzlingly white hotel via a long driveway full of opulent fountains and a historically themed gateway. The lobby is open, full of light and airy. The theme it captures is a modern take on luxury, it replaces the medieval Portuguese ideals of heavy fabrics and dark colors with creative uses of white marbles, gray, purple and leather fabrics.
We were warmly received with a welcome drink and a check in that was personal and interested in what we were looking for in our experience and how our needs could be be met. The room was a stunning suite full of masterful designs, excellent furniture, amazing bathrooms, closet space, and a private balcony from which to survey the expansive views of the hotels gran entryway and residences. Overall the hotel offers 154 guest room with plenty of space, modern decor and state of the art technology built in. Standard rooms are excellent and suites of all sorts are breathtaking.
The hotel has an abundance of facilities. There is a pool area with sauna, jacuzzi and a semi open air wall to enjoy the beautiful landscapes around the gardens. Outdoors there are several pool spaces in which one can bask in the almost eternal sunshine of the place. There is as well a state of the art gym that is fully stocked with workout supplies, an excellent range of cardio and mechanical weight machines as well as panoramic views of the nearby mountains. These facilities are available for all guests. An interesting plus for those with silver and gold membership there is complementary access to the spa facilities. This includes an indoor pool with various massage jets, experiential showers, a world class steam room and sauna. Even for regular guests the entry cost at time of writing is 15 Euros which is an excellent price for such a well constructed and diverse facility.
Every question we posed, or necessity we had was always met with a personalized response and carried out with dedication and expediency. Staff really allow you to feel free of any burdens or anxieties and just enjoy the loveliness of the hotel and its environs. The hotel breakfast offers an elegant setting with a range of many healthy and gourmet options. The hotel offers five restaurants and bars with varying cuisine. Lago is a great place to enjoy a relaxing lounge experience all day with a wide selection of beverages, hot drinks and delicacies. Gusto is the signature restaurant for local Mediterranean cuisine, including spectacular seafood, named for famed Chef Heinz Beck who works with Hilton’s top gastronomic endeavors. There are tennis courts available on site, luxury shopping just steps from the hotel, a dedicated concierge for golfing and expeditions and a shuttle that brings guests to and from the spectacular beaches.
Conrad Algarve is a place that fits perfectly into the refined and serene landscape of the Algarve region. It is a place where one can come to appreciate beauty, warmth and relaxation all around, but never forgetting that the most important experience are those you will have and remember. The dedication to personalized and refined experiences reminds the guest that the most important thing in the destination is you and knowing that allows you to embrace the surrounding benefits for all that they are worth.