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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly resort with full-service spa and restaurant

Location

This family-friendly Almancil resort is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ancao Beach and Quinta do Lago Beach. Quinta do Lago North and Quinta do Lago South are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Resort Features

A full-service spa, a restaurant, and a health club are available at this resort. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a swim-up bar, and outdoor tennis courts are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 20 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and DVD players. Kitchens come with refrigerators and stovetops, and guests will also find upscale touches like private spa tubs and fireplaces. Limited housekeeping is available.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Encosta do Lago features outdoor tennis courts and a health club. The resort offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Mediterranean resort also offers a children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a sauna. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) is offered to guests. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 20 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Garden 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free self parking 
  • Sauna 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Wedding services 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Fireplace 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Furnished balcony or patio 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave 
  • Kitchen 
  • Limited housekeeping 
  • Second bathroom 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Bidet 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Washer/dryer 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Stovetop 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Separate living room 
  • Private spa tub 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Tucanos - This poolside fine-dining restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Outdoor tennis courts and a health club are featured at the resort. A children's pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the health club or fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include sports massages, Swedish massages, massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

  • Swedish massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 5 PM

Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 25 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 1 per room
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No elevators

Pets allowed (no fees)

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Encosta Lago
  • Encosta Lago Almancil
  • Encosta Lago Hotel
  • Encosta Lago Hotel Almancil
  • Encosta Do Lago Portugal/Algarve - Almancil

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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Very nice apartment in a lovely location.

4 out of 5
by from Bristol
Posted Dec 28, 2016
Pros: The location was nice and plenty of space in the apartment.
Cons: It would be better if the jacuzzi in the bath was working or if there was a heated pool.
Location: Its pretty around there. The place is clean and kept well.
We enjoyed the stay at Encosta Do Lago. The staff was friendly and helpful. Good food and service at Tucano'S Restaurant.
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Superior apartment in quiet setting close to beach

5 out of 5
by from essex
Posted Sep 21, 2016
We arrived early morning and were allowed to check in early. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Fresh bread delivered daily. Spacious apartment that met our E xpectations. In September pool was quiet and always plenty of sun loungers. Excellent restaurant and gym. Would definately return
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First class Location.

5 out of 5
by from Bucks
Posted Sep 20, 2016
Pros: Very Clean and nice staff, also the fresh bread rolls in the morning was a nice touch.
Cons: May be more choice on the Restaurant Menu.
Location: You need a car to travel around if you want to explore the area.
The whole experience was relaxing with no pressure and polite staff at hand when needed.
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Spacious and comfortable

5 out of 5
by from Montreal,QC
Posted May 13, 2016
Near the airport in a natural sector with all activities close by.
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Nice but bit quiet

3 out of 5
by from Portsmouth
Posted Oct 6, 2015
We arrived on the Saturday and didn't know that no one would be in reception that day, however the security guard had our app key and details. App was nice and large, clean and well equipped kitchen. The bed was seriously the most uncomfortable one I have ever slept on & gave me a weeks worth of restless nights and a bad back. The tiled floors needed a good scrub and the sunbed cushions also needed cleaning. The resort gym was well equipped but also needed a Hoover, pool looked lovely but with a layer of brown scum around the edges, again needed a good scrub. The pool bar area there was no one around to serve. Tennis courts good, but the tennis rackets they lent we're broken or bent ! The restaurant Tucanos we never tried as it was empty all week. I think that for the £798 for the week it was too expensive as it was late in the season the pool is freezing cold and no service around pool. The place had zero atmosphere.
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Amazing apartment well worth a visit.

5 out of 5
by from Oldham
Posted Oct 2, 2015
Beautiful apartment with absolutely everything you need ,even fresh bread delivered in a basket every morning. We had a lovely welcome package consisting of a beautiful large basket of fruit ,bread ,jam butter etc.The area is stunning with well kept gardens,a ten minute walk away is a lake and nature reserve,and across the bridge to beach .If your looking for a lot of nightlife then this isn't for you ,but if you crave peace and quiet in a stunning area then you'll love it.Christina on reception was most helpful and informative about the area,can't wait to return .
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The best location in the algarve!

5 out of 5
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Posted Sep 12, 2015
The resort is really close to the lake which is excellent for water sports and has two excellent bar / restaurants. It's not ideal if you prefer the beech as it's probably a 10 minute walk to get there due to the nature reserve in between but we much preferred the lake.
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Our training camp!

5 out of 5
by from Luton, England
Posted Jun 12, 2015
We turned up late in the evening knowing reception was closed. The security guard provided us with the keys to our room and was very friendly. Our stay was for fitness training, and we trained twice a day on the local roads in Quinta do Lago, and used the superb fitness amenities on-site (gym, sauna, steam room, pool) frequently. The gym was reasonably well kitted out and. Our room itself was far better than I was expecting. We had a large, comfortable living room, good sized bedrooms, lush bathrooms and the kitchen was fantastic - it had more utensils than my kitchen at home! We cooked our own meals in the evening but ate poolside at lunchtime and the food was excellent - we were particularly fond of Sr. Carlos's chicken with African rice! The staff were very friendly - we didn't have much reason to talk to them, apart from to assist us with hiring a car, requesting an extra dressing gown and sending someone to unlock the room when we'd locked our key in the room (doh!). They were very helpful when we did need help, and there was a cleaner waiting to let us in when we got back! My only criticism here is that reception could be open for longer hours. The actual village of Almancil was very nice and we did drive over to Albufeira two nights. It's about 30-40 mins away and €40 each way by cab. I will certainly be staying to train again next year. I would say that this hotel is ideal for a family holiday and with so many golf courses in the vicinity it'd be ideal for golfers
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nice relaxing resort & child friendly

4 out of 5
by from suffolk
Posted Jun 4, 2015
Pros: quiet & friendly
Cons: on site restaurant is much too expensive
Location: walk to the lake
we arrived late and were greeted by the resort security guard whom showed us to our villa. This was well organised for a late arrival 11.30pm.
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Wonderful hotel, great location, fantastic food

5 out of 5
by from london Uk
Posted May 30, 2015
Room was really clean, lovely style and furnished with everything we needed. We were on the first floor and so had a nice balcony. Would request a ground floor if travelling with younger children as they had a nice garden and some had a pool. Hotel pool was lovely - facilities great. gym well stocked with good equipment. Restaurant Tucanos is underrated, delicious food, great service - but very very quiet!! Would recommend +++
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