5 Family-Friendly Hotels to Experience in Portugal ♦ If you’re planning the family trip of the year, it’s always helpful to know what are the best family-friendly hotels, to make sure everyone has a nice and relaxing experience. Secrets From Portugal brings you our top five family-friendly hotels in Portugal that provide the ultimate luxury experience as a family.
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Praia Verde Hotel, Castro Marim
There is a breezy, Mediterranean feel to this hotel in the seaside town of Castro Marim, despite its proximity to the deep blue Atlantic. Surrounded by a sweet-smelling pine forest, with a path cutting through the trees to the beach, Praia Verde is an untapped family hideaway. Staff are young and friendly; children don’t need to be shushed, just scooped up and led to the playroom. Interiors are simple and white, with wicker furniture and mosaic-tiled floors.
Pensão Agrícula Hotel, Algarve
This small farmhouse, once owned by the Silva Gomes family, was built in 1920 as a wedding present to the owners’ only daughter and it remained a working farm until 1970. After 40 years of neglect, the memories of those more prosperous times have been preserved and incorporated into the current architectural project by Atelier Rua. On the shady terrace next to the farmhouse, guests can enjoy a delicious, generous breakfast, or take other light meals by the plunge pool (heated in winter). All comings and goings at Pensão Agrícola are done under the watchful eye of Ernesto, the farm’s faithful guardian donkey, who – if invited – won’t hesitate to take a walk with guests.
Sublime Hotel, Comporta
Nestled on a stunning 17-acre estate, surrounded by undulating umbrella pines and cork trees, wild sand dunes, stunning rice fields and over 60km of pristine white-sand beaches is Sublime Comporta – a magical, unspoiled place yet to be discovered. Only one hour from a European capital, here wildlife is abundant, time seems to stand still and one is able to experience all that is genuine and authentic. Rich in cultural heritage, with a welcoming local population, great foods and wines, Sublime Comporta offers a combination of tranquillity and simplicity that is both addictive and inspiring, reminding us of the magic of experiencing more with less.
Vidago Palace, Vidago
Designed during the last century, during the reign of King Carlos I, the Vidago Palace Hotel was opened for the first time in 1910. Distinguished as one of the Leading Hotels of the World, the hundred-year-old Palace now provides a luxury service of excellence and comfort. Inside the hotel, you are invited to enjoy one of the 70 magnificent Rooms & Suites, to savour the gastronomy of the majestic Grand Ballroom and to relax in the modern Thermal Spa, where the mineral water of Vidago – recognised for its exceptional therapeutic qualities – reigns supreme! In the park, the 18-hole Golf Course is ideal for a few rounds. Lastly, take a trip through this enchanted universe with a visit to the traditional springs or a bicycle ride along the many trails that provide a fantastic opportunity to observe the local wildlife. Discover the Vidago Palace Hotel – a hidden palace in the woods!
Casa Arte, Lagos
Casa Arte is a beautiful villa rental for sunny holidays with friends and family on the Algarve. It blends the privacy of a home with the comfort of a luxury hotel. Each room is different, unique and has its own sun-kissed terrace facing the garden. All rooms are quiet, peaceful and offer homely comforts far away from home. Casa Arte is the ideal starting point to explore the unspoiled part of the Western Algarve with old historic cities, typical fishing villages and alluring beaches. Surrounded by golf courses, among the best of Europe, the villa is also a golfers’ paradise.
Make sure you have a wonderful stay in one of these family-friendly hotels on your next trip to Portugal!