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Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • This sprawling hotel has a “beautiful location surrounded by unspoilt forested mountains” (The Daily Telegraph)
  • It’s a 15-minute walk from Caldas de Monchique, a spa town with renowned alkaline mineral water
  • There’s an outdoor pool, a spa and multiple dining options
  • Modern suites come with open-plan living areas and kitchenettes

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Map & Directions

The hotel is located just off the N266 road. Faro Airport takes about an hour to reach by car. Parking is complimentary.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

“Ideal for walkers and lovers of nature” (The Daily Telegraph) Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa offers modern accommodation in a secluded hillside spot overlooking the sea. This “sprawling five-star hotel” housed in a white glass-fronted building “sits among acres of lush green trees” (Daily Mail) in the Algarve’s Serra de Monchique mountain range, a 15-minute walk from the spa town of Caldas de Monchique. The “picturesque hamlet” of Monchique, known for its “fiery medronho, a locally made liqueur” (Lonely Planet) is 15 minutes’ drive away and both Morgado Golf Course and the Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar, an ancient burial site, area 20-minute drive from the hotel. The closest coastal town is Portimao, home to Praia da Rocha, which is 15 minutes’ drive away. Albufeira takes around 35 minutes to reach by car.

Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa opens to warm interiors “inspired by the region’s cork, pottery and tile industries” (The Daily Telegraph). There are two outdoor pools, a 24-hour gym and kids’ club, as well as spa offering “athermal circuit, sensorial showers, a natural mineral clay chamber, an aroma grotto, a Himalayan salt wall sauna and an indoor pool” (The Daily Telegraph). There are a variety of seasonal dining options. Plenty of activities are available at the resort and in the surrounding area including cycling, personal training, yoga, meditation and birdwatching.

The hotel’s suites are “clean, modern and spacious” (Daily Mail), with wooden floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. All offer outdoor space (balconies, terraces or patios), plus a living room with a kitchenette, a bedroom and two bathrooms. Higher options come with mountain and coastline views, and coffee machines.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cots/cribs are available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. There is no extra bed available for older children and adults. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request a cot/crib and confirm the age of the child.
Baby sitting service on request (fees apply).

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel is closed during the winter season, from December until mid-March. 

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