- QUINTA DO LAGO -
- STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD -
17th dec 2021
- quinta do lago -
- STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD -
Stylish, chic and full of character, boutique hotels are the trendiest way to travel. We explore how the Algarve’s most colourful hotel, The Magnolia Hotel at Quinta do Lago, embraces the very best of boutique to make your holiday unforgettable.
SMALL IS THE NEW BIG
With a cosy layout and fewer rooms, boutique hotels promise a homely vibe that has all the luxury without any of the fuss. “The Magnolia Hotel has 74 standard rooms, 3 suites and 7 cottages, spread across the hotel grounds, so it’s never crowded and guests are able to enjoy privacy and relaxation,” says Quinta’s Hotel & Residences General Manager, Mark McSorley. In fact, over half of the rooms at The Magnolia have direct access, so, with no shared corridors or entryways, you have your very own slice of paradise.
MORE TO EXPLORE
Often nestled in the heart of a destination, boutique hotels are a gateway to experiencing the very best of the local area. “We have a great location right in the centre of the Algarve, on the doorstep of Quinta do Lago and Ria Formosa protected natural park,” Mark says. “With strong links to the local community, we can help our guests plan unforgettable experiences.” From guided bike rides along the nature trail, to a trip to the local market or sampling Portuguese gastronomy in the restaurant, your personal Algarve adventure awaits.
An unmissable quality of a boutique hotel is its creativity. Featuring up-and-coming international artists, The Magnolia Hotel is adorned with colourful artworks, chic interiors and playful details. “Our hotel is full of character, and art plays a big role in this,” Mark says. “We wanted to create a space that makes people feel comfortable, relax and enjoy.” With an unmistakable personality shining through, this friendly hotel greets you with “Oi, Linda!” (Hi, beautiful!) in neon lights and an invitation to freely be yourself.
At the end of the day, it’s people who bring a hotel to life and at The Magnolia Hotel, the team are the secret sauce. “Emotional engagement is the bedrock of boutique and I think this is what makes The Magnolia escape so special,” Mark says. “We get to know our guests, learn their names and preferences to understand when to engage or allow that R&R without any disturbances.” This attention to detail and personal service humanises the boutique hotel experience, and is often the thing that you remember most.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
The endless possibilities of boutique experiences mean The Magnolia Hotel is for everyone. From families looking for a fun-fuelled summer holiday, to couples dreaming of a romantic retreat or even a sports team wanting to train in a natural environment, it’s all possible. “This is what creates our unique flavour – there is a great diversity within our guests and this says a lot about our hotel experience,” Mark says. With inclusivity at the heart of the hotel, the beauty of boutique is found in how unique each person’s experience is – what will be yours?