I was lucky enough recently to be invited to Portugal to visit the Martinhal hotels & Resorts on the Algarve, Lisbon and Cascais. They pride themselves on providing luxury family holidays with each hotel designed with families in mind.
The first two nights where spent at the Martinhal Sagres located within a protected natural park set back from a long stretch of beach – the setting is truly stunning with beautiful sunsets. This is not like any family resort I have been to before, oozing in elegance but the children love it! There is a huge variety of accommodation across the resort to suit every size of family, from hotel rooms to apartments to villas, there is something for everyone. The facilities here are great for families of all ages and you don’t need to leave the resort at all – if you don’t want to. There is a great play park, multiple swimming pools heated in the cooler seasons as well as a covered pool. There is even a supermarket onsite and they have all the boxes ticked for your every requirement. I loved how even the menu in the restaurants is split into categories and designed for children of all ages in mind. This resort is luxurious, the food and service here is excellent, and the children, and parents, are smiling – what more could you ask for! Next stop was a visit to the Martinhal Quinta Do Lago located in the famous Quinta Do Lago region of the Algarve. Very different from the last resort, this is an all villa resort, smaller in size, but in keeping with their ethos. The villas are all well equipped to provide a home from home each with a private swimming pool but there is a resort pool as well bustling with activity. Again, there is a fantastic supermarket on site and excellent kids club. Safety is a huge aspect across all properties with screens around the private pools and stair gates in the villas to name but a few.
Onwards to Martinhal Chiado in Lisbon and this was a surprising property. An elegant city-centre family hotel with a supervised Kids Club open until late, this hotel makes city breaks with children so simple. The apartments are beautiful and very luxurious, I would love to go back with a group of friends, even though it’s designed with families in mind. They even have buggies available so that families don’t have to travel with their own, again they have thought of everything. The location was great, right in the heart of Lisbon, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
Last, but not least, was a stay at the Martinhal Cascais 5 Star hotel and what a beautiful property it is. Very much a hotel but also with a selection of Villas, aiming to accommodate all families. The rooms are beautifully appointed with many rooms accommodating a family of 4 with pull-down beds for the children. Every little detail is thought of, with little robes and slippers for the kids so that everyone is included. There is a fantastic kids club at the resort and a huge beautiful swimming pool as well as a Spa and heated pool which allows children also. Like the other resorts there are on-site restaurants and the quality of the food is exceptional.
All 4 properties are fantastic and I cannot recommend them enough for a luxury family hotel in Portugal. If you would like any further information or are interested in booking one of these hotels please feel free to get in touch.