Portugal continues to be one of the hottest travel destinations of the moment and likened to California, thanks to its sunny climate, dramatic coastal landscapes and affinity for wine. On top of this, with its rich culture and history and variety of experiences as well as increased flight access, (TAP Portugal expanded its routes this year, adding nonstop service to Lisbon from Washington DC, Chicago and most recently San Francisco and expecting this to increase further by summer 2010), it’s no doubt it’s growing in popularity among families. As multi-gen groups and parents with kids in tow look towards their next European destination to discover, they need not look further than booking a stay with the award-winning Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts.
Specializing in hassle-free travel for families, the collection comprises of four luxurious hotels and resorts in Lisbon and the Algarve, including Martinhal Resorts’ flagship property Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort in Sagres, Martinhal Quinta, in Quinta do Lago, Martinhal Lisbon Cascais Family Hotel, in the picturesque fishing village of Cascais just outside Lisbon, and Martinhal Chiado located in the most stylish neighborhood of central Lisbon. Below we take a closer look at the properties and their carefully chosen locations.
Explore Lisbon & Cascais
For a stay in the heart of central Lisbon and in one of the city’s most prestigious and safe neighborhoods, Martinhal Chiado is the place to be based. The world’s first city-center elegant family hotel has 37 carefully designed apartments to suit families with accommodations ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments and filled with local Lisbon artwork and colorful furnishings. Each accommodation features a full kitchen and washer/dryer. The hotel is home to a stylish Kids Club catering to children aged six months to early teens. A special ‘pajama club’ offers childcare services until midnight each evening, allowing parents to enjoy a night out in Lisbon.
For those looking to explore Lisbon and its surroundings such as the elegant coastal towns of Estoril, Cascais and Sintra with its fairy-tale Pena Palace, Martinhal Lisbon Cascais Family Hotel, provides the perfect base. With a sleek design and spacious light-filled guest areas, the property has 68 hotel rooms, four hotel suites, as well as 12 exclusive villas. The hotel is also home to the Finisterra Spa, three pools, two restaurants and a Kids Clubhouse with over 7,700 square feet of play space and spacious outdoor playgrounds for children.
Explore The Algarve
With over 300 days of sunshine, warm temperatures year-round and known as a surfer’s paradise, The Algarve is already a firm favorite winter-sun destination for Europeans. For total relaxation, away from the crowds, stay at Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort. Located in Europe’s most south-westerly point, Sagres has some of the most dramatic coastal scenery. Positioned within a protected natural park, the family resort has 37 stylishly designed hotel rooms, including Beach Suites and 155 villas with up to six bedrooms including full hotel service - some of which have a private swimming pool. Guests also have access to the resort’s Finisterra Spa where guests can enjoy family spa treatments, The Beach Club Pool, The Village Square where parents and kids enjoy warm evenings outside, and the Martinhal Kids Clubs with activities for infants from 6 months old to young teens up to 16 years old.
For those looking for an extended stay with the family, Martinhal Quinta offers private two to five bedroom villas within the luxury golf and beach destination Quinta do Lago. Each home has private gardens, stunning interior design and a swimming pool, and during their stay, guests have access to all resort facilities, leisure activities, and the Kids Club.
Experts of on luxury family travel, children are central to the Martinhal Resorts philosophy and each property has specially designed areas to stimulate and cater kids of all ages. Martinhal Resorts also offer in-room babysitting, monitored kids corners and a special ‘baby concierge’ for pre-booking baby equipment. Martinhal Resorts ensures that families can enjoy hassle free travelling with babies and small children while enjoying this safe and friendly family destination.
For special offers included extended summer and extended family rates, visit https://www.martinhal.com/special-offers/
For reservations or additional information on any of the Martinhal properties, visit www.martinhal.com or call +351 218507788.