The Magnolia Hotel boasts a playful vibe, perfectly fitting the district’s claim to fame by being “the California of Europe”. Located in the midst of Algarve, it’s within reach of the amazing Quinta do Lago beach and is a convenient 15-minute drive from Faro airport. The pink neon welcome sign teases a dash of retro with its 1950s American Motel theme.
“the California of Europe”
How are the rooms and service?
Service is excellent, with the friendly staff always ready to help you out if you ever needed anything or give you great ideas if you’re unsure of what to do for the day. The hotel houses seventy-four rooms, three suites and seven cottages, with at least a room and a suite that also accommodates guests with disabilities. Rooms come with free wifi and are furnished accordingly to the theme, with both comfort and style in mind. Black-and-white photos hang from the walls, and each room comes with its own veranda.
For families and groups, the cottages are a great choice with its double bedroom, kitchenette, and dining area.
Where do we eat?
There’s an on-site restaurant that offers affordable meals prepped by Chef Tom Briggs. The menu includes open tacos, burgers, and salads, with free breakfast options ranging from fresh fruits, pastries, bread, and an egg station. Eating outside the hotel is also a great choice, as there are a lot of nearby restaurants in the area.
What else do we do at The Magnolia?
Staying at the Magnolia hotel comes with a complimentary bike service which you can use to explore the Quinta neighbourhood. There’s also a spa that you can relax in, and a heated outdoor pool you can plunge into for a quick swim.
If you’re after some recreational time, there’s a gym and a game room that has a ping-pong table, a soft-football area, and an Xbox One. Magnolia Hotel also has live music by the pool and hosts movie nights under the brilliant Portuguese night sky.
If you ever find yourself in Almancil, The Magnolia Hotel would make a great place to stay while you make the most out of your trip. Its charming aesthetic, excellent service, and convenient location would make for a memorable stay.
Address: Estr. Q.ta do Lago, 8135-106 Almancil, Portugal
Telephone: +351 289 005 300
Price: starts at £130 for the Suite.