Overlooking the mountain village of Monchique, this rustic hotel offers an outdoor pool with a sun deck and loungers. Built of granite and wood, it has a restaurant and sitting room with a fireplace. Featuring private balconies, all rooms offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Wooden floors and ceilings give rooms a cosy feeling and air-conditioning is standard in all units. Estalagem Abrigo da Montanha has a large dance floor with a bar area. In the summer, guests can join for hot salsa nights under a starlit sky. The hotel has 1 restaurant with seafood and local specialities. Several galleries, art shops and supermarkets can be found in the Monchique village, 3 km away. Markets with regional products take place on 2 Sundays a month. Abrigo da Montanha is located 10 km from the spa of Caldas de Monchique and only a 25-minute drive from various golf courses and the unspoilt beaches of the Costa Vincentina.
The hotel was located in a very quiet area and quiet close to a selection of restraurants.
Parking spaces were limited and this could cause a problem at busy times. There was no food available on the evenings which was a bit inconvenient if you arrived in the evening.
Dont expect a classic 4 stars hotel. But if you are in the area certainly a good choice and good value. Its a quite place with nice view of the valley from every room and a swimming pool on the roof ok to relax a bit. Above all the owner is a great character, very busy (sometime looks frustrated how busy he is!) and very friendly. He also runs the restaurant opposit to the hotel that gets packed up over lunch time. The entire place is on sale for 2M. I am sure the owner will make that point!
Superb locale and orientation with a southward view over the coast, the cities of Portimnão and Lagos, the estuary of the Arade and the Ria de Alvor. Cozy atmosphere of the common spaces.
Quality well under what is expected from a 4 star Inn. Poor hygiene on room and toilet. Air conditioning unable to heat up the room, telephone did not work. No tv or mini bar in the room. No hot water in the shower in the morning (unacceptable!). Satellite tv reception in the common room recently disconnected. You can clearly see this inn has entered a decayment cycle and needs urgent renovation.
Location, size and layout of room, attention of staff
Poor quality breakfasts compared to other similar hotels, limited choice in evening menu. Saved by several good local restaurants. Car essential.
The food at the restaurant and the friendly staff. Large clean bathroom. View.
The pool could have had more sun loungers for guests.