7 Days Conrad Algarve Culinary Holidays in Portugal

  • Conrad Algarve Hotel, Estrada da Quinta do Lago, 8135-106 Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

7 Days Conrad Algarve Culinary Holidays in Portugal

  • Conrad Algarve Hotel, Estrada da Quinta do Lago, 8135-106 Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

Cooking Holidays in Algarve

Come to a place that feels like it was made for you. Our executive chef will show you how a professional kitchen works and also teach you how to cook traditional and creative dishes. He will personally take you to the Loule market, share the history and knowledge of the ingredients, have coffee with you afterward. Back at the hotel kitchen, enjoy learning to create sushi, cooking cataplana, and clams dishes. You will have fun going on a real life adventure on a traditional fisherman's wooden boat with live experiencing of the ancient clam picking skills and secrets. This is truly an exclusive culinary holiday experiences that you will love!

Highlights

  • Apron, recipes, small token
  • Clam picking adventure with fishermen
  • 3 cooking classes, market visit, kitchen tour
  • Learn to make sushi, cook cataplana, and clams
  • Enjoy a boat ride to Ria Formosa protected lagoon
  • 6 nights luxury accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • 3 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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Conrad Hotels & Resorts

At Conrad Hotels & Resorts, we have a unique definition of luxury. Everything we do, on five continents, including some of the worlds greatest gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations, starts with the individual. People who know that the greatest luxury is the luxury of being yourself.

We offer our guests one-of-a-kind experiences with sophisticated, locally inspired surroundings. Service that's more than personal, it's intuitive. And connections to people and places around the corner, and half way around the world. We are the destination of a new generation for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly intersect.

Conrad Algarve Hotel & Resort

The Conrad Algarve is one of the most modern 5-star hotels in the Algarve. This contemporary luxury hotel is uniquely styled, from the guest rooms to the private balconies, from the majestic spa to the five individual restaurants and bars, offering a sophisticated range of fine Portuguese and international cuisine. Conrad Algarve prides itself on personalized service, which is as focused as each detail of our hotels design to suit and satisfy your every need.

With an impressive setting in the exclusive, yet naturally beautiful Quinta do Lago, the Conrad Algarve is located next to the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching golden, unspoilt Algarve beaches is simple with the dedicated shuttle bus. Many internationally famous golf courses, including Quinta do Lago Sul and Laranjal are on your doorstep, as is the natural park of Ria Formosa.

With contemporary design and technology flowing through the luxurious accommodation in harmony with beautiful natural surroundings, you will find everything that you require for a great holiday in the Algarve. You will find spacious guestrooms and a variety of leisure activities for yourself and your family to enjoy: be rejuvenated in Health Club & Spa, relax in the outdoor swimming pools, while your children enjoy their very own kid's club.

Conrad Algarve awards

  • World Travel Awards 2012: Portugals Leading New Luxury Resort
  • World Travel Awards 2012: Europes Leading New Resort
  • World Travel Awards 2012: Worlds Leading New Resort World
  • Travel Awards 2013: Europes Leading Luxury Resort
  • Seven Star Global Luxury Award 2013
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013
  • Five Star Diamond Award 2013
  • The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences Green Key 2013
  • Boa Cama Boa Mesa - Chave de Ouro (Portuguese Award)
  • World Travel Awards 2013: Worlds Leading Luxury Leisure Resort & Spa

Luxury rooms

Each of the 154 guestrooms at Conrad Algarve hotel offer the same combination of space, modern design, comfort and technology. The hotel's standard rooms set a very high standard, indeed. All feature bright and airy balconies, a separate bath and rain shower, and seductive views of the destination and the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

Luxurious suites

The hotel's collection of suites are a destination unto themselves, the pinnacle being the Roof Garden Suite. The Roof Garden Suite features, amongst many other luxurious features, a plunge pool in the lounge, as well as direct private access to the spa and your own private host.

Deluxe king room

The deluxe king rooms feature a king size bed within 38 square meter of contemporary luxury. Each Deluxe King room also has a private balcony. Each Deluxe King bathroom has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you prefer a shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offer soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Additional features include a 42 HD flat screen TV, in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Deluxe twin room

The Deluxe Twin rooms feature two twin beds within 38 square meter of contemporary luxury. Each Deluxe Twin room also has a private balcony. Each Deluxe Twin bathroom has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you prefer a shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offer soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Additional features include a 42 HD flat screen TV, in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Deluxe king room with pool view

The Deluxe King rooms feature a King size bed within 38 square meter of contemporary luxury. Each Deluxe King bathroom has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you prefer to shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offers soft cotton bathrobes and slippers. It has a private and spacious balcony with views over the destinations swimming pool area.

Additional features include a 42 HD flat screen TV, in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Deluxe twin room with pool view

The Deluxe Twin rooms feature two twin beds within 38 square meter of contemporary luxury. Each Deluxe Twin Pool View room also has a private and spacious balcony with views over the destinations swimming pool area. It has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you prefer to shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offers soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Additional features include a 42 HD flat screen TV, in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Grand deluxe king room

The Grand Deluxe King rooms feature a King size bed within 45 square meter of contemporary luxury. Each Grand Deluxe King room also has a private and a spacious balcony. Each Grand Deluxe King bathroom has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you prefer a shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offers soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Additional features include a 42 HD flat screen TV, in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Grand deluxe king room with pool view

The Grand Deluxe King rooms feature a King size bed within 45 square meter of contemporary luxury. It has a private and spacious balcony with views over the destinations swimming pool area. Each Grand Deluxe King bathroom has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you prefer to shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offers soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Additional features include a 42 HD flat screen TV, in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Conrad suite

The Conrad Suite is a 101 square meter haven of contemporary luxury and features a stunning bedroom with a King size bed. The modern interiors of this exquisite suite are complimented by the world class views from the private balcony, which has a 90 degree view of the pool, the hotel grounds and the surrounding countryside. The option to extend the suite into an interconnecting twin room is ideal if you are travelling with family.

Additional features include two 42 HD flat screen TVs with surround sound, an in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine. Each suite has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you prefer to shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offers soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Deluxe suite

The Deluxe Suite is a 70 square meter personal sanctuary with a 15 square meter balcony. The suite features a King size bed, a luxurious separate living room, a walk-in wardrobe and a spacious bathroom. Each suite has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you wish to shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offers soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Additional features include two 42 HD flat screen TVs with surround sound, an in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Deluxe suite with pool view

This Deluxe Suite is a 70 square meter personal sanctuary with a 15 square meter balcony overlooking the swimming pool area. The suite features a King size bed, a luxurious separate living room, a walk-in wardrobe and a spacious bathroom. Each suite has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you prefer to shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offers soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Additional features include two 42 HD flat screen TVs with surround sound, an in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Grand deluxe suite with pool view

The Grand Deluxe Suite with Pool View is a 82 square meter personal sanctuary with a 15-square meter balcony overlooking the swimming pool area. The suite features a King size bed, a luxurious separate living room, a walk-in wardrobe and a spacious bathroom. Each suite has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you prefer to shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offers soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Additional features include two 42 HD flat screen TVs with surround sound, an in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, Wi-Fi, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Grand deluxe king suite

The Grand Deluxe King Suite is an 82 square meter personal sanctuary with a 15 square meter balcony. The suite features a King size bed, a luxurious separate living room, a walk-in wardrobe and a spacious bathroom. Each suite has a separate bathtub with a built in TV and a rain shower set in marble and features luxurious toiletries and soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Additional features include two 42-inch HD flat screen TVs with surround sound, an in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Roof garden suite

The ultimate expression of contemporary style and luxury; this 300 square meter sanctuary features an infinity pool in the living room overlooking the hotel grounds and countryside.

With its own private entrance and an exclusive bridge to the hotels spa, this suite is designed for guests who demand the absolute pinnacle of luxury. Private parking, exclusive access to the 180 square meter roof garden and balcony, a private sauna and steam bath, a full kitchen and use of the Personal Host; the features of this spectacular suite are as varied as they are indulgent.

Additional features include two 42-inch HD flat screen TVs with surround sound, an in-room entertainment and media center, DVD player, MP3 sound system, WI-FI, security safe, two telephones, individual temperature control, a fully stocked in-room bar and a Nespresso coffee machine. Each suite has a separate bathtub with a built in TV, or if you prefer to shower, a rain shower set in marble, and offers soft cotton bathrobes and slippers.

Room amenities for your convenience, comfort, and confidence

  • Alarm radio
  • Alarms - Audible
  • Black-out curtains
  • Complimentary pillow menu
  • Connecting rooms
  • Double locking doors
  • Duvet covers
  • Electronic smoke detector
  • Emergency call button on phone
  • Evening manager's reception
  • Evening room service
  • Feather pillows non allergenic
  • Hairdryer
  • Hand held shower
  • High-speed internet access
  • In-room dining
  • In-room espresso machine
  • In-room movie channel
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • On-demand video games
  • Rollaways
  • Safe
  • Telephone - Auto wake-up
  • Telephone - in bath
  • Telephone - two lines
  • Trouser press
  • Two phones with voicemail
  • Workstation

Hotel and resort overview

  • Accommodation: 154 rooms, 20 suites including 2 signature suites: The Conrad Suite & The Roof Garden Suite
  • Ballroom and meeting rooms: Ballroom and 6 meeting rooms with a panoramic view, private access to the gardens and equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology
  • Beach club: Conrad Algarve also offers free access to a Conrad serviced beach reached in five minutes by transfer from the hotel
  • Business center: For all your business needs.
  • Children services: Kids club & Kids facilities
  • Food and beverages: 3 restaurants and 4 bars
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  • Large party and group functions: Large foyers, terraces, and gardens to host outside catering for up to 450 guests
  • Laundry: Laundry service is available from 09:00 to 17:30.
  • Parking: 128 parking spaces. Valet parking is complimentary. Self parking is 25 EUR.
  • Private events: Sports lounge also suitable for small private events
  • Room air conditioning: Individual thermostatic controls are located by the entrance door of the hotel bedrooms and suites.
  • Shopping: Designer Boutiques & Shops in walking distance
  • Smoking rooms: Available upon request and subject to availability.
  • Spa and health club: Relaxing spa treatments.
  • Swimming pools: Heated Indoor pool, heated half Olympic length outdoor infinity pool as well as outdoor recreation pool
  • Tennis court: Floodlit.

Personalized concierge services plus Conrad Concierge App

Like all Conrad hotels, Conrad Algarve prides itself on our personalized service delivered to suit the specific needs of each guest. This applies no less to our Concierge service than to all the other peerless services in our hotel. Conrad Algarves Concierge Service benefits from the most cutting edge technology to find and book the best services for you. The Conrad Concierge App presents Conrad Algarve guest services with a convenient touch screen technology that is both inviting and easy to use.

Spectacular swimming pools

Conrad Algarve enjoys an enviable setting in extensive landscaped gardens, and features a heated infinity pool, a lower level unheated pool, a spa pool and a heated indoor pool. The indoor pool features a beautiful mosaic floor and the room is open on three sides to give an airy outdoor feel. Both the infinity pool and indoor pool feature an underwater music system.

The Little C Palace kids club holiday

The Conrad team provides the Young Guest Holiday experience from the moment they check in, with personalised and intuitive service choices for every age and need, based on "the Luxury of being yourself" or kids.

Gusto by Heinz Beck establishes Conrad Algarve as a leading gourmet destination in the Algarve, with the Michelin-starred Chef Heinz Beck at the helm. Chef Beck brings his culinary expertise to this sleek and contemporary Mediterranean restaurant with Scandinavian design. In Dado pool bar and restaurant, you may opt for the DaDoQ, a unique private barbeque experience, where you can do it yourself in a Barbeque cooking class. Louro offers a private dining room, for more intimate parties, including the chef tender table, which allows guests to enjoy cookery courses and interactive dining experiences.

Clam picking experience in Ria Formosa

A unique local experience, an opportunity to spend the day with a local clam picker on his daily clam picking tasks. The activity takes place in the heart of the natural park of Ria Formosa, a protected lagoon for different species of fauna and flora. Guided by a local experienced fisherman, you will learn the old ways of clam and razor clam picking, along with some other curiosities. Return to the hotel, you will be invited into the kitchen where the executive chef will demonstrate how to prepare and cook your catch.

Sushi master class and kitchen tour

At 12:30, you will meet the executive chef in Louro Restaurant. Before you will start the class, you will take a tour of the kitchen to see where the magic happens. The chef will then explain the day to day running of the kitchen, sections, logistics and other aspects that arent normally seen by guests. On return to the sushi class, you will be given an apron and hat then briefed on the art of sushi from cooking the rice, seasoning and the history. The chef will explain all the ingredients used in sushi, the equipment need to make the perfect maki roll and the traditional knives used to make the most precise cuts.

One on one the chef will guide you through rolling maki and temaki, shaping nigiri and cutting sashimi. Sushi as we know today is a Japanese tradition dating back to the early 1800s, though recently many chefs have developed modern twists. These techniques using blow torches and western ingredients to enhance the flavor and add another dimension will also be covered in the class. The lunch will include a local wine selected by the sommelier, local beer or a non-alcoholic beverage. After such a memorable lunch, you will not go away empty-handed. The recipe of the day and a small present will be given on departure (or placed in the room) with a personal thank you letter from the chef!

Market tour and Cataplana cooking experience

The executive chef will welcome you in the hotel lobby at 09:00, after breakfast. At 09:15, the shuttle will leave the hotel and bring you to the Loule Market. Upon arrival, you will be given a brief explanation of the market, its history and ingredients produced and sold by local farmers and fishermen. You will then be given the days recipe and sent to find the ingredients on the market together with the chef. When selecting the ingredients, the chef will give pointers on how to select the best quality. There will be enough time for you to explore the market and to discover the Portuguese culture and all the fruit, vegetables, breads, fish and meats on offer in the market.

After the shopping spree, you will stop at a wine shop to experience a port tasting and the chance to buy great local wines. To finish the market tour the chef will take you to a pastelaria for a coffee and to indulge in some typical Portuguese pastries. You will return to the hotel approximately at 11:30. Return to your room to lightly freshen up before you head to the cataplana cooking class on the Louro terrace. At 12:15 together with the chef, you will prepare your very own Cataplana lunch. The lunch will include a local wine selected by the sommelier, local beer or a non-alcoholic beverage. After such a memorable lunch, you will not go away empty-handed. The recipe of the day and a small present will be given on departure (or placed in the room) with a personal thank you letter from the chef!

Algarve

The Algarve is the southernmost region on mainland Portugal, with an area of 5,412 square kilometers, with approximately 450.000 habitants. More than five centuries of Moorish influences left their indelible imprint upon the region, beginning with its actual name: Al-Gharb, meaning The West. Quinta da Lago is the most exclusive Algarve holiday destination, and one of the most desirable. Global celebrities in the worlds of music, sport and cinema have all bought holiday homes here. Quinta da Lago is renowned for its internationally famous golf courses, and fine dining restaurants, many of which have been awarded Michelin stars.

There are charming shopping arcades, with the finest in international designer wear, and many unique pieces by local craftsmen and designers. On top of all this, Quinta do Lago remains unspoilt, with its golden sandy beaches and the beauty of Ria Formosa Park on your doorstep. The wildlife reserve is home to a range of bird species, some of them endangered, and is one of the natural wonders of Portugal.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 5 minutes
  • Cape St. Vincent - 45 minutes
  • Casino de Vilamoura - 15 minutes
  • Golf courses - 5 minutes
Activities
  • Golf course nearby
  • Golf driving range nearby
  • Health club
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
General
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Concierge desk
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
Services
  • Baby sitting
  • Car rental
  • Child care
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Hair salon
  • In-room dining
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Newspapers
  • Room cleaning
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance
  • Turn down
  • Valet
  • Wake-up calls
  • Wireless internet

Gusto restaurant and bar

Gusto by Heinz Beck is a Mediterranean restaurant, with Scandinavian inspired design, that pays homage to Conrad Hiltons father Augustus. This is Conrad Algarves flagship restaurant, with the finest cuisine, delivered in a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere. Chef Heinz Beck is well-known, and world-renowned, as one of the undisputed "Masters" of gastronomy. He has become a legend in gastronomic circles due to his tenure at La Pergola, the 3 Michelin starred restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri, one of the top gastronomic destinations in the world.

His unique take on Italian cuisine has also seduced diners at the one Michelin-starred Apsleys in London, and Caf les Paillotes in Pescara. Heinz Becks unique interpretation of the "Modern" kitchen goes beyond his undisputed culinary talent to encompass the utmost attention paid toward the selection of ingredients, and their transformation into highly innovative flavours. The menu at Gusto by Heinz Beck is based on the finest local & international ingredients, prepared in a manner befitting an upscale Grill run by a 3 Michelin-starred chef. The exquisite attention to detail extends to the house-made breads/dips served at each table.

The restaurant offers innovative fine dining in a bustling, vibrant atmosphere, including an open display kitchen, which adds to the lively feel of the restaurant. The restaurant features a Cuban Cigar menu, cocktail bar, extensive wine menu as well as an alfresco terrace. Choose from an extensive wine list offering global and Portuguese wines to ensure perfect pairings that complement the unique culinary style of Portugal. Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday in September from 19.00 to 23.00. Wednesday - Sunday in October and November. The bar is open year round from 18.00 to 01.00 Wednesday - Sunday.

Louro restaurant

The Louro restaurant offers modern Portuguese cuisine, with delicious fresh food inspired by Portuguese culinary heritage, morning, noon and night. With indoor and outdoor dining options, guests enjoy the finest local dishes at any time of the day. In the morning, guests enjoy an a la carte or buffet breakfast. As well as indoor seating, Louro extends to a small outdoor seating pergola, with a fireplace.

The relaxed, all-day dining venue Louro offers a menu showcasing the unique cuisines of the Mediterranean. Inspired by Portugal's rich culinary heritage, Louro invites you to explore local and seasonal produce in tasting-size, tapas-style dishes, allowing you to explore the cuisine of Portugal. The concept is traditional Portuguese cuisine, the unique characteristics that the specific climate, geography and geology have on a region's produce. At Louro you can gain a privileged taste of the heritage and tradition of Portuguese cuisine. Breakfast from 07:00 to 11:00; Lunch from noon to 16:00; Dinner from 18:00 to 22:30.

Dado pool restaurant and bar

Dado, the South American inspired pool side restaurant features refreshing cocktails and a South American influenced menu, taking in the best dishes of this part of the world. The 'DaDoQ' creates a fun private dining BBQ experience for guests. Refresh yourself with a cocktail or a light meal while lounging by the pool at Dado Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy prawn skewers or meat kebabs off the grill, or a healthy salad with fresh fish and vegetables. Alternatively, graze on tapas.

The watermelon cubes infused with flavours have to be sampled - there are alcoholic options. Enjoy a cocktail in the sun, shaken in your own mini cocktail shaker and served on the spot. Dado is open in May - August from 09:00 to 19:00. Dado will remain open uninterrupted throughout every day it operates.

Lago Lounge restaurant and bar

The Lago lounge offers the perfect place to relax at any time of the day, with a selection of Sri Lankan teas, classic cocktails, champagne and patisserie delights. The Lago Lounge offers little luxuries in a contemporary living room atmosphere, leading out to an extensive terrace overlooking the gardens and pools of the hotel. Lago is Conrad Algarve hotels sophisticated all day lounge, perfect for savouring local & international delicacies or simply catching up with friends, old and new alike. Start the day with breakfast, and a selection of pastries. Indulge in High Tea in the afternoon.

Lunch and dinner menus are Mediterranean influenced, with salads, open sandwiches, and tapas style presentations. Be tempted by our Chocolate cabinet presentation, or indulge in a Magnum of champagne. Witness our classic and signature cocktails being mixed at the bar. May - October: 07:00 - Noon. Lago will remain open uninterrupted throughout every day. Beach concession is from May - June: 10:00 - 17:00 and July - August: 09:00 - 20:00. The Beach Concession will remain open uninterrupted throughout every day it operates.

Sereno bar

Sereno offers luxurious liquid refreshment at the infinity pool, with cocktails and freshly cut fruit. The heated infinity pool (with underwater music system) is surrounded by a selection of lounge furniture with sun lounger service. Enjoy seasonal fresh fruit "regenerators", artisan ice creams and indulgent treats at this idyllic poolside retreat. Explore our extended ice tea menu, or cool off with an iced coffee or frappe.

Sample our selection of sublime Serenity cocktails. Alternatively, the more health conscious can revitalize themselves with vitamin waters. Lose yourself in stunning Algarve vistas at Sereno, Conrad Algarves infinity pool where you can enjoy a cocktail or freshly cut fruit in a tranquil setting. Sereno is open in May - June from 09:00 to 18:00 and in July - August from 09:00 to 19:00. Sereno will operate remain open uninterrupted throughout every day it operates

Tempo bar

Tempo Sports Lounge is a private bar area featuring a snooker table which can also be converted into a dining table, to host small private events or sports events.

In-room dining

Many hotels have room service; few hotels possess the luxurious level of In-room dining offered to guests of Conrad Algarve hotel. The menu offers an exquisite opportunity to personalize your meal. Sandwiches, salads and pastas all offer a tantalising range of the freshest seasonal ingredients which you can order according to your preference.

The selection of dishes ranges from tapas to entrees, through mains, desserts, sandwiches and salads, all prepared with the utmost care and attention to create an immensely satisfying in room dining experience. A butler service or a private waiter are available upon request, to perfect your unique culinary experience. Available all year round 24 hours. We have a special night menu from 23:00 to 06:00.

Europes top golf courses

Synonymous with elegance and exclusivity, Quinta do Lago is a golf and residential estate covering nearly 2000 acres, cradled between the Atlantic Ocean and the verdant Ria Formosa Park. In this private location, magnificent golf courses and majestic villas blend with the green umbrella pines and tranquil lakes. Quinta do Lago's golf courses are rated among Europes top 20 golf courses. The destination has hosted eight Portuguese Open Championships, and continues to be the Portuguese venue of choice for national and international tournaments. Located in the heart of Algarve, Vale do Lobo enjoys a privileged position in a lush verdant landscape of pine trees, wild flowers and lakes.

Vale do Lobo has an enviable portfolio of sports and leisure facilities including two 18-hole golf courses - the Royal and the Ocean - and a diverse line-up of entertainment and events throughout the year. Vale do Lobo is home to two outstanding golf courses, which have twice been host to the Portuguese Open. Both take players through umbrella pine and fig tree-lined fairways to the Atlantic - the Royal playing dramatically along the cliffs edge, while the Ocean sweeps elegantly down to the beach. This combination of links and parkland golf provides an enjoyable game for golfers of all standards.

Quinta do Lago is a mecca for golfers. With 300 days of sun each year, you are virtually guaranteed good playing conditions, making it easy to appreciate some of the most stunning views and landscapes you will ever play golf in. Quinta do Lago features three championship golf courses, the South Course, the North Course, and the Laranjal. The distance of the courses from Conrad Algarve is 3 kilometers for The North, 3 kilometers for the South, and 6 kilometers for Laranjal.

Each has been expertly designed to complement its natural surroundings and offers its own set of unique challenges. All courses are equipped with first class driving ranges, golf academy, practice greens and bunkers, buggies, pro-shops and clubhouses with large dining terraces. Vale do Lobo is home to two challenging and outstanding golf courses - the Royal and the Ocean which is 6 kilometers from Conrad Algarve. Based on original concepts by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton and re-developed by the respected American golf architect Rocky Roquemore, the Vale do Lobo courses have twice been host to the Portuguese Open.

Pinheiros Altos is established as one of the most prestigious and successful premier golf and leisure resorts in Europe. The original 18 holes were designed by the respected American architect Ronald Fream and the additional 9 holes, created by the highly regarded Portuguese golf architect George Santana da Silva, opened in 2007. It is 4.5 kilometers from Conrad Algarve.

Oceanico Golf offers seven championship courses in the Algarve, including Vilamouras famous five: Oceanico Victoria (host of the Portugal Masters since 2007), Oceanico Old Course, Oceanico Pinhal, Oceanico Laguna, Oceanico Millennium. Conrad Algarve is 12.5 kilometers from Pinhal, 14 kilometers from Old Course, and 15 kilometers from Laguna, Millenium, and Victoria.

Leisure activities for the whole family

Conrad Algarve hotel offers a variety of leisure activities for you and your family to enjoy. Swim lengths in one of the pools, or lounge with an ice cream beside our outdoor swimming pools. Work on your backhand or practice your serve at this Conrad Hotel's floodlit tennis court. Open daily, the tennis court is perfect for players of all ages and abilities to enjoy a quick, casual game with friends, or a heated doubles match. You can explore the surrounding golden sandy beaches and golf courses, or visit the shopping arcades, where you will find a variety of designer shops and local artisan shops selling Portuguese arts and crafts.

Shop for hand-crafted souvenirs, charter a boat for big-game fishing or scuba diving, or simply sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in your own room terrace. You can do all this while the kids enjoy their very own Kids Club. A world of adventure awaits. Children aged between four and twelve are welcome to stay and enjoy themselves with range of games and activities from treasure hunts to video games, There is a schedule of various daily activities which can be tailored to fit your child's needs. Special children's menus are available in all Conrad Algarve restaurants.

Kids club for lots of fun surprise

The Little C Palace is a holiday experience designed by and for kids, that offers both safe care and a unique world of interactive and fun, respecting every child's individuality and connecting with local culture. Our mascots and stories were created based on the children's imaginations. They also put together our kids menu, both choosing the foods and designing the cover. The bedroom experience is enhanced by special bath and room amenities, and daily surprises. A secret pen under the bed, chandeliers, animals, treat filled fridges, fun activities, swimming-pool games, stars in the ceiling, balloons, and drinks with little paper umbrellas; there's no end of surprises and delights for the little ones.

The Little C Palace is available for children from 3 to 12 years old, with supervised or unsupervised options for independent children. Day-time child-minding services for younger children are available on request 24h in advance, subject to availability. Toddlers and mothers also have their own play corner. The Club is subject to seasonal schedules, and may be closed during some periods in the year. Please don't hesitate to contact our team for rules of play, schedules, and fees for our Kids Club "Little C Palace" and babysitting service.

Optional tours

Bike tour: Get on a bike and tour the region. Ride through the natural reserve of the Ria Formosa and be amazed by Farol Island. This is an easy ride suitable for the whole family.

Birdwatching tour: Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of Europes best birdwatching locations. Commencing at low tide on a traditional Portuguese boat known as a saveiro, you will be able to observe birds up close. Exploring one of Europes most important wetlands for aquatic birds with the help of your tour guide, you will have the opportunity to see such beautiful bird species as White Storks, Little Egrets and Spoonbills.

Discover the Ria Formosa Natural Park tour: Walk amongst the pine trees, marshes and salt pans of Ria Formosa, and witness the exquisite flora and fauna through your guides trained eyes. Inside this nature reserve you will feel in harmony with nature herself. You can also choose to embark on a private boat tour of the area.

Explore the Ria Formosa by Catamaran tour: Enter the Ria Channels to witness the fishermen picking clams and oysters as they have done for centuries, observe some of the richest flora and fauna in Portugal, and discover Farol, or Deserta Island, with its white sands and crystal clear waters.

Jeep safari: Ride to the heart of the Algarve, breathe in the mountain air and admire stunning Algarve landscapes. A unique experience you shall never forget.

Sunset boat trip: Ria Formosa is marvellously evocative at sunset. What better way to watch the sun go down than with a glass of champagne in hand, while feasting on seafood from the local waters?

The Algarve The East tour: Many people arrive in Faro, but dont realise the beauties of this historic Portuguese town. Visit the Bone Chapel within the Carmo Church, see the old town and the 13th Century Cathedral. Drive over to Olho, the Algarves largest fishing port, with its fine Moorish influenced buildings, and famous waterfront markets. After lunch, drive to Santa Luzia to see the daily fishing activities. In Tavira, you can visit the old castle ruins, Santa Maria do Castelo Church and the famous Roman bridge.

The Algarve The West tour: Discover the wild countryside of the west side of the Algarve. Ascend the peak of Mount Foia to obtain the most stunning Algarve views. Visit the Medieval Castle of Silves, a repository of legends and myths. In historic Lagos you can find out all about the Portuguese Golden Age of Discovery. Explore the fantastic rock formations and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade, then pay a visit to the End of the World. Cabo do Sao Vicente is the most south western point of Europe. A sacred place since Neolithic times, the Romans thought that it was inhabited by gods, and where the sun set to make the seas boil. It remains an awe-inspiring location today.

Water sports at the beach: Go scuba diving, and blend into the deep azure of your environment, or take sailing lessons. Take your pick from wind surfing, water skiing or surfing the waves. Family beach activity mornings are also available.

Wine tasting tours: Experience an exclusive tour of the winery and vineyards at Quinta dos Vales, a few km far from Silves, in the very heart of the Algarve. The 50 hectare estate has won awards for producing the highest quality Portuguese wine. The estate is a wonderful place to spend the day, since it also boasts a vibrant collection of sculptures.

Popular activities at Conrad Hotel

Covered pool: The heated covered pool features 75m of water surface and is adjacent to the Kids Club and children's playground. It is open everyday from 08:00 to 22:00.

Games room: After a full day exploring the natural beauty of the Algarve, or perhaps just lying in the sun, guests of the Conrad Algarve hotel can retire to the Games Room. The games room features such amenities as a snooker table which can also be converted into a dining table, as well as an in-room golf putting area, which is located at the Tempo Lounge.

Infinity pool: The heated infinity pool is located directly behind the main lobby in the central courtyard. It has a water surface of 420 meters, as well as a state-of-the-art underwater music system. Opening hours in July - August is from 09:00 to 19:00 and in March - June, September - October is from 09:00 to 17:00. In November - February, is opened during good weather days.

Outdoor multipurpose court: Guests can enjoy our Outdoor Multipurpose Court, which is open from sunrise to sunset, and is illuminated by an inclusive floodlight system. The Outdoor Multipurpose Court offers great fun for all the family to enjoy, including the opportunity to play basketball, football, and tennis.

Sensations pool: The sensations pool is located by the Dado Pool Restaurant. It features a vast selection of sun lounge areas, a children's pool, a series of family cabanas as well as 497 m of water surface. Opening hours in July - August is from 09:00 to 19:00 and in March - June, September - October is from 09:00 to 17:00. In November - February, is closed.

Popular local attractions

Bird park and beaches: Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of the most beautiful places in the Algarve, an idyllic oasis full of rare bird species, and a haven for birdwatchers. Algarve beaches are world famous, and Quinta do Lago Beach is one of the most beautiful, in the natural paradise of Ria Formosa Park. Quinta do Lago offers water sports. Learn to sail, go canoeing or windsurfing across the lake - or get the whole family on a pedalo ride!

Faro city and port: Faro is something of a hidden gem, since many people miss it by getting a taxi to the hotel straight from the airport, but it has a charming and historic port. Wander through the cobbled streets beneath the medieval wall, bask at the marina with a glass of Portuguese wine, or visit the beautiful Municipal Museum, and see original Moorish arte facts. Alternatively, visit the Carmo church, an intricate Baroque church with a chapel of bones!

Tennis tournaments: One of the largest tennis facilities in Portugal, the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy has 10 hard courts, 4 synthetic grass courts, as well as a mini-tennis and paddle tennis court. It attracts national and international tennis fixtures, including an annual ATP Seniors Tour competition, the Vale do Lobo Grand Champions Caixa Geral de Depsitos, and the Portuguese Ladies Open. The Tennis Academys team of professional coaches is led by Pedro Frazo, one of Portugals best tennis players now recognised as the countrys top coach. The Tennis Academy runs a busy year-round programme of individual and group coaching, tournaments and social events, for members and holidaymakers.

Conrad spa

The Conrad Algarve Spa & Health Club is one of the most luxurious and desirable spas in Portugal, if not Europe. The Spa & Health Club is a haven providing holistic therapies, combining meditation and relaxation, as well as special body treatments. This oasis of calm adopts a contemporary approach to rekindling your energy and rediscovering your spirit.

Discover a supremely refreshing new approach to the Luxury Spa, and your total wellbeing. Intrinsically woven into its natural setting, The Conrad Algarve Spa is the latest evolution of sophisticated spa culture, which embraces and blends the holistic approach into a new and ultra-contemporary exploration of the spa.

Forward-thinking and seductively opulent, Conrad Spa is all about you. Conrad Algarve Spas cutting-edge treatment concepts offer inspired and personalised treatment programs, delivered by intuitive therapists with expert hands. Our holistic and innovative approach treats each individual as a whole; the treatment menu uniquely combines high touch and high tech disciplines that specifically target each guests individual treatment goals.

Rejuvenating spa treatments

Explore Essentially You, a collection of Signature Treatments that respect your time and rejuvenate your mind and body. From signature body treatments to high performance facial techniques and oxygen inhalation therapy, our products and treatments, drawing on local techniques, culture and surroundings are effective, powerful and unrivalled.

Refreshingly personalised packages and a collection of couture treatments mean that you can spend an hour or spend the whole day being rejuvenated - whichever you choose, you shall wish it could last forever. Extensive thermal facilities set in our exquisite Algarve location complete this unique experience.

Techno gym and fitness center

Conrad Algarves fully equipped Techno gym fitness center focuses on a healthy lifestyle, utilising a holistic approach to achieve real results. A private fitness program is available to suit your individual needs. We offer outdoor sun terrace (social relax and recovery zone), expert personal trainers, and outdoor classes.

The spa

  • Essie for manicure and pedicures
  • Full service hair salon
  • Outdoor spa option with private spa cabanas on each treatment room
  • Treatments by: Aromatherapy associates; Intraceuticals oxygen infusion and inhalation therapies
  • VIP couples spa suite

Thermal suits

  • Aromatic steam
  • Cold plunge pool
  • Experience showers
  • Ice fountain
  • Indoor and outdoor relaxation zones
  • Infinity pool
  • Spacious sauna with natural day light
  • Vitality pool with individual massage stations

Arrival by airplane

Flight distance from Lisbon and Málaga Airport less than 1 hour.

Flight distance from Madrid and Paris 1 hour 30 minutes

Flight distance from London and Amsterdam 3 hours.

Flight distance from Berlin 3 hours 30 minutes

Driving direction from Faro Airport, Algarve, Portugal

  • Distance from hotel: 16 kilometers / 10 miles
  • Drive time: 20 minutes
  • At the airport follow sign for the N-125 road.
  • After 3 kilometers, turn right to Loule / Lisboa onto the N-125.
  • Travel ahead for 5 kilometers and follow signs to Almancil.
  • Once at the traffic lights of Almancil, turn left and follow signs to Quinta do Lago.

Driving direction from Lisbon Airport, Portela de Sacavem, Portugal

  • Distance from hotel: 269 kilometers / 168 miles
  • Drive time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Take the A12 leading you to Vasco da Gama Bridge.
  • Then take the A2 Highway in direction to Algarve.
  • Once you arrive in the region, take in the A22 Highway in the direction of Faro and afterwards turn right on the Almancil exit.
  • Go to Almancil and once in the town center, follow signs to Quinta do Lago.

Driving direction from Seville Airport, San Pablo, Spain

  • Distance from hotel: 218 kilometers / 136 miles
  • Drive time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Go west through Seville and take the A-49 Highway leading you to Portugal and the A22 Highway.
  • Continue straight until the Almancil exit and follow signs leading you to Almancil.
  • Once in Almancils town centre, turn to Quinta do Lago.

GPS

  • 37.061581; -8.02886

Distances

  • Faro city - 30 minutes
  • Faro International Airport - 20 minutes
  • International Motor Park - 45 minutes
  • Lisbon - 150 minutes
  • Madrid - 6 hours
  • Porto - 5 hours
  • Seville - 2 hours
  • Vilamoura Marina - 15 minutes

Algarve, Portugal

Conrad Algarve hotel is one of the most modern, stylish 5 star hotels in the Algarve, situated in the splendour of Quinta do Lago. Cooking vacations Europe.

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  • January 11 - February 4
 
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  • February 5 - May 21
 
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  • May 22 - June 25
  • August 24 - September 27
 
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  • June 26 - August 23

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