Vila Monte Relais & Chateaux
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Vila Monte is located in Olhao.
Vila Monte features a restaurant, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves a complimentary buffet breakfast. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. Spa amenities include spa services, massage/treatment rooms, and beauty services. This 4-star property offers a meeting/conference room and audio-visual equipment. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. The property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge). Wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff. The property has designated areas for smoking.
Air-conditioned guestrooms at Vila Monte feature CD players and complimentary bottled water. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, slippers, and hair dryers. Dial-up Internet access is available. In addition to desks and safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request in-room massages and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.
The rooms and suites are located in villas with different atmospheres: The charm of the Andalusian orange grove that protects the suites of the Orangerie, the peace of the Riad and its inner courtyard, the privacy of Villa Indigo, the exotic Kasbah wing. Experiencing Vila Monte is living the outdoors under the century old trees or on a terrace overlooking the sea.
Vila Monte’s restaurant, Orangerie, offers a cuisine based on Algarvian products, from honey produced on the Monchique hills to the fish brought from the market of Olhão. We also use ingredients organically grown on the estate, namely citrus fruits, figs, almonds and fresh herbs.
Hidden in the Vila Monte garden, the Kasbah Spa invites guests to a pampering experience in an atmosphere of floral scents, exotic massages and relaxing treatments for mind and body. The spa offers a true cocoon for the senses, with several massage rooms, an arab bath and a hamman. The luring fragrance of mint tea will be a permanent companion in this haven of peace and tranquillity.
Quinta da Ria
A course designed by Rocky Roquemore to take advantage of the beautiful natural setting in a Nature Reserve with the blue sea as its southern boundary. A 475 meter par-5 hole sets the tone of the course taking the player down a gentle slope to the first of the several undulating green. The par-3 fifth hole is a challenging dogleg to the left with a lake to catch the short ball. The back nine takes the player close to the beach and the panoramic sea views. The interesting par-4 fourteenth of 333 meters which is another dogleg to the left presents water to the right on the drive and then again inviting water to your left to carry on the approach shot to the green. The eighteenth par-5 of 475 meters has a generous width to the fairway but the green is almost surrounded by guarding bunkers.
Quinta de Cima
This new sister course to Quinta da Ria is of a Championship character which will provide an enjoyable challenge for most players. Set in rolling land dotted with almond trees it provides open fairways, well placed bunkers and enough water to attract the odd misdirected golf ball. The first two holes indicate the true nature of the course emphasizing the need for good club selection combined with accuracy. Players are making their comments about the tricky Par-5 sixteenth hole and the the memorable eighteenth.
This course is endorsing its growing reputation for its player enjoyment and with the recent improvement of the access from the “Via de Infante” to Tavira this makes the whole area much quicker to reach. The course is laid out on mainly undulating land the course offers pleasant views both to the Atlantic Ocean and the hills of the Serra do Caldeirão. Players accuracy is particularly called upon by the architects retention of as many of the old trees as feasible. These natural obstacles coupled with strategic placed bunkers and occasional water hazards make the course a worthwhile challenge.
Located close to the historic town of Castro Marim the 3 nine hole courses runs through undulating hills dotted with pines and occasional views across the River Guadiana to neighbouring Spain. The three courses are named Atlantic, Grouse and Guadiana.
This course calls for careful play with strategically placed water hazards and fairway terrain that can place you in trouble. This is not mention the well placed bunkers waiting for an erring ball. The par-3 on the seventeenth is a hole that calls for special club selection with bunkers in front of the green and a lake behind, whilst at the same time subject to the prevailing winds off the sea.