|Set within 9 acres of beautifully kept exotic gardens, Vila Monte Hotel is a 4 star Resort in rural Algarve and halfway between Faro and Tavira. It is also the perfect location for golfers.
The coast, and the wonderful long sandy beaches for which the Algarve is justly famous, are only 10 minutes away. From this location there are many places to visit, the fishing village of Olhao, Tavira with its beautiful architecture, the natural beauty of the Ria Formosa Natural Park and, for a longer excursion the magnificent city of Seville in Spain.
The Algarve also has world class golf courses where international tournaments are hosted, superb tennis, riding, hiking, mountain biking and every type of water sport you can think of.
You will also enjoy strolling through the busy local markets with traditionally made handicrafts such as hand woven baskets and rugs, beautiful hand-painted pottery and tiles, beaten copperware and intricate bobbin-lace and embroidery.
At night, visit one of the many glittering casinos or clubs, or simply sit beneath the stars and sample delicious, freshly-caught fish and seafood.
Vila Monte, previously a rural Manor House, has been very tastefully transformed into 4 residences, each with their own individual style.
The accommodation is spread over the wonderful park with magnificent old trees and beautifully kept lawns. It comprises a total of 54 delightful furnished rooms most of which are suites.
Villa Indigo features a private swimming pool and garden, 1 suite with fireplace, 2 superior rooms and 2 standard rooms. Villa Indigo is ideal for families or a group of friends.
Riad has an interior courtyard and features 1 suite, 4 superior rooms and 14 standard rooms in a cloister of Andaluzian inspiration. There is also a terrace with spectacular views. All rooms have views over the garden.
Orangerie is an all suite wing and the decor is of a Moorish influence. There is 1 master suite, 16 superior suites and 8 junior suites all with private terrace/balcony. Orangerie is surrounded by orange trees, hence the name.
Kasbah is hidden in the middle of the sweet smelling Buganvillia and is a very peaceful, tranquil area. There are 2 suites with fireplace and 3 standard rooms all with private terrace affording outstanding views. There is also a Spa which has been inspired by Moorish baths from the North Africa, it has hammam and offers massages, facial and body treatments. There is also a fitness centre.
All the rooms at the Vila Monte Resort have a terrace/balcony, private bathroom and are air conditioned. They have television, direct dial telephone, minibar, bath robes and hairdryer.
The 'Orangerie' gourmet restaurant serves delicious cuisine based on home grown Algarvian produce including wonderful honey which comes from the Monchique Hills and organically grown ingredients produced on the estate eg. citrus fruits, figs, almonds and fresh herbs.
At the Souk Bar, guests may enjoy an agreeable conversation around a large fireplace or the winter garden.
The Vila Monte Resort has 3 outdoor swimming pools, one of which is heated in winter. The poolside bar, beautifully situated in the garden, provides the ideal meeting point.
Further facilities and services at the resort include reception, concierge, air conditioning in all the areas, internet access, laundry and dry cleaning service, currency exchange, medical assistance on request, tennis court, photocopying service, postal service and free parking.
The resort also has a conference / banqueting room for up to 60 people. Specific equipment may be arranged upon prior request.
For golfers Vila Monte has a 3 hole pitch & putt course, driving range, 2 putting greens, 1 chipping green, a resident golf professional and pro shop. In addition there are over 10 Algarve golf courses within a 30 kilometers (18 miles) radius.
The Golf Academy, which has multilingual staff, bases its teaching methods on years of professional experience. Designed by the renowned English architect Howard Swan, the academy offers optimum conditions for practice and that all-important “short game”.
The international airport at Faro is approximately 25 kilometers away.
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