Apr 25th, 2017
New luxury boutique hotel opens
At Onyria Palmares
Words: John Dean
The much anticipated five–star boutique hotel at the Algarve’s multi–award-winning Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort has opened, with rates from just €150 per night.
The Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel has 18 rooms and two suites, each with a panoramic sea view and a balcony or terrace, and is within easy walking distance of the tees and practice area of the Robert Trent Jones Jnr–designed, 27–hole golf course.
The hotel also enjoys an outdoor swimming pool and a 180° bar and restaurant, with an expansive ocean vista – and all just 700m from the beach.
Three–night packages – including two rounds of golf – cost from €409, and seven–night packages, including five green fees, are from €911.
The family–owned 27–hole complex, in Lagos, has won the Publituris Portugal Travel Award for Portugal’s best golf course for five successive years, and was, earlier last year, ranked in the country’s top three, by Golf Digest.
It was also ranked 21 in Golf World’s benchmark Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2015/16, with the postscript that it was a ‘certain’ new entry in the same magazine’s next Top 100 Golf Resorts rankings, once the hotel was officially opened.
The resort’s operations director, António Pinto Coelho, said: “The original blueprint when the 27 holes were reopened was to include a luxury boutique hotel overlooking the site and we’re delighted we have been able to fulfil that part of the plan.
“There is, of course, no shortage of accommodation in the Algarve but we feel the quality of the Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel and its unique location, adjacent to the golf course and overlooking the picturesque Lagos Bay and the long beach of Meia Praia, will ensure it stands above the majority of the competition and becomes a ‘must visit’ for golfers and non–golfers alike.”