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#10 of 16 hotels in Almancil

See why so many travellers make Encosta do Lago their hotel of choice when visiting Almancil. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

For those interested in checking out Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil (4.6 km) while visiting Almancil, Encosta do Lago is a short distance away.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Encosta do Lago features a sun terrace, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and a restaurant. If you are driving to Encosta do Lago, free parking is available.

If you like French restaurants, Encosta do Lago is conveniently located near Restaurante Amazônia and Baguette de Paris.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a , such as Rotunda Das Communidades.

At Encosta do Lago, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Almancil.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Street parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese


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TripOverLondon wrote a review Nov. 2019
London, United Kingdom50 contributions83 helpful votes
With a football training camp for my sons booked last-minute, I needed to construct the rest of the holiday around it. What I hadn’t realised is that Quinta do Lago, where the camp was based, makes up one of the corners of the Algarve’s super-affluent Golden Triangle. This is apparent when searching for accommodation, the prices of which are eye-watering in high season. I settled for Encosta do Lago. Although not cheap, they had a discounted two-bedroom apartment which looked nice. Oddly, the stated cancellation fee was over double what I was paying. This suggested someone forgot to amend it in line with the reduced price, so on the face of it I got a pretty good deal. On the transfer from Faro airport, the endless mansions you pass are a shameless showcase of wealth, with grounds that look like they’ve been manicured with nail scissors. As we raced down avenues named after Formula 1 drivers, our musings about Beverly Hills and Hotel California made our driver smile (though I’m sure he’d heard it all before). If such an environment sounds a bit sterile, have faith, because Quinta do Lago also boasts a wonderful nature reserve, with excellent cycling routes and birdwatching. In thirty glorious minutes from Encosta do Lago, you’ve cycled right up to the end of Faro airport’s runway, with the more authentic Faro Island (not a real island, but still remote-feeling) easily reachable. You can go surfing there (Surf School Faro is recommended). Or, as I did, send my sons surfing while I relaxed at the nearby Cais 73 on their roof terrace with a glass of vinho verde. Nice. Back in Quinta do Lago, the advice is to hire a car, especially as the closest supermarket to Encosta do Lago is a ten-minute car ride away. To save a few euros, we hired bicycles, which made our initial supermarket forées somewhat precarious. However, after a while, I felt rather superior to those other tourists, trapped in their air-conned cocoons. Although quite late at night, our arrival at Encosta do Lago was effortless. The security guard was ready with an envelope containing our key, leisure passes and welcome pack. He took to his caddy and guided 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 emanate the main rooms. One of these is the kitchen, fitted with all major appliances, as well as a capsule coffee machine and toaster. The only thing missing was a corkscrew. This is a deal-breaker in Portugal, as not many of their wines are screw-top. However, ten minutes after I mentioned this omission to the concierge, one was delivered. (Another welcome delivery is fresh bread and cakes, which Housekeeping drop by in a wicker basket every morning except Sunday.) Wander into the lounge, and you just want to relax. When it gets too hot on the balcony (more about that in a mo’), the lounge is always just right. Both Sky TV and aircon are piped-in, so switch them on, and chill. Both bedrooms are master-sized, sporting ample wardrobe space and safes. But the intended master bedroom leads to a larger ensuite bathroom, which offers you the additional choice of bathing and jacuzzi-ing, as well as showering. Like the lounge, this main bedroom also boasts access to the apartment’s balcony, a space which deserves a special mention. It wraps around the entire rear aspect of the apartment, with part of the balcony in shade and part in sun, giving you a choice of sunbathing options. Further praise has to go to the excellent concierge service. So helpful, friendly and attentive. For instance, they proactively made calls to the surf school and bike hire company on my behalf, to ensure there were no misunderstandings. Encosta is largely a residential complex, and best-suited to self-catering holidays. There is no town centre or strip close by, and only a handful of restaurants within walking distance. The Shack is not bad, child-friendly and beautifully located next to a watersports centre – it’s a right turn out of the resort, then a five-minute walk. Many of the resort properties have their own pools, and there is also a sizable communal one. When we were there this was pretty underused, so no problems getting sunloungers (use the blue towels from your apartment). Alongside the pool is a gym which we didn’t use and the resort’s own restaurant, Tucano’s. We ate there on our first night as it was our only late-night option, but subsequently opted to use it for aperitifs and sundowners only. Nothing particularly wrong with it, but too pricey for my liking, and was very quiet. We really loved our stay at Encosta do Lago. Everything was just right. I’m not going to pretend Quinta do Lago is everyone’s cup of tea. Its excess reminds me of the Joe Walsh song ‘Malibu’. But look beyond, and you’ll find it’s beautifully counterpointed by the natural, the wild and the authentic. Just like the real Beverly Hills.
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Date of stay: August 2019
jennaleas19 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
The location and surroundings were beautiful! Very much enjoyed going for walks and the fresh warm bread brought to your room every morning! The gym was very clean and had very good equipment! However, the tennis racket conditions were shocking and the quality of the bicycles. The tennis rackets were broken and falling apart. The bikes were not safe to ride. Being in such a lovely location and want to enjoy activities outdoors, it was sad that the sporting goods were not to standard!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Mark D wrote a review Mar. 2019
5 contributions
Stayed in villa 65. A great base, with all the amenities, to enjoy everything that Quinta do Lago has to offer. The location is very peaceful but you have all the amenities (restaurants, bars, shops and the most magnificent Golf courses a short distance away) Can’t wait to return later in the year.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Snowflake_Fairy wrote a review Dec. 2018
Derbyshire, United Kingdom85 contributions21 helpful votes
We visit Quinta do Lago regularly and this time decided to try Encosta do Lago resort with private pool as kids love swimming all day long. The apartment was spacious, however, it was looking quite dated and past 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 also some other minor issues with housekeeping e.g. our welcome tray had some opened and half used jam jars on it! (We don't use jam, so we didn't really care about that but it clearly was a housekeeping oversight, and made us think what else might have been missed). The fresh bread rolls in the morning were a nice touch. Overall our stay was OK and the staff was nice enough. However, I'm not rushing back here, as personally I prefer the feel of some the other properties in Quinta do Lago.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Rohcid wrote a review Sep. 2018
Hamilton, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
Unfortunately we had to cut short our trip due to a family illness back home, but we will definitely be back. We have stayed lots of times in Vale do Lobo but this was our first time at Quinta, whilst I think the restaurants in Vale Do Lobo are better quality and value for money (neither are cheap) this accommodation is great, giving you privacy but with hotel style service. We will defo come back just eat along the way. Btw they really do deliver warm bread every morning
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
US$137 - US$475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Encosta do Lago
What are some of the property amenities at Encosta do Lago?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Encosta do Lago?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Encosta do Lago?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Encosta do Lago?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Encosta do Lago?
Conveniently located restaurants include il VERO Italian Kitchen & Bar, 2 Passos, and Casa Velha.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Encosta do Lago?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Encosta do Lago?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Encosta do Lago?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Encosta do Lago?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Encosta do Lago?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Town Faro (8.7 km), Muralhas de Faro (8.9 km), and Nucleo Museologico da Villa Romana de Milreu (12.9 km).