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Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Set in the unspoilt countryside, in between the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Roman town of Tavira, lies one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts - Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

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  • 55 minsfrom Faro
9 .6
Read 17 reviews
out of 10

Set in the unspoilt countryside, in between the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Roman town of Tavira, lies one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts. Featuring a unique, championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, set in over 1,000 acres of glorious countryside in Portugal’s Eastern Algarve, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club offers an enviable location. With a 5 star reputation, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club provides service and leisure facilities of the highest calibre, providing guests with a truly memorable experience. For those looking for an active holiday, try the golf, tennis or gym, whilst for those who are looking to relax and indulge there is the spa and the stunning restaurant. With superbly designed villas, all equipped to the highest standard, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is truly world class.

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Golf

The Monte Rei golf course is set in the picturesque countryside of the Eastern Algarve, with stunning views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The course is completely diverse from anything you will have ever played before, with each hole blending effortlessly into the natural countryside, from ingeniously shaped and sculptured bunkers, to the impressive fairways and greens, which are bordered by several lakes. The first of two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses - "Monte Rei North" - opened for play in June 2007 and this par 72 Championship golf course is a compelling and inspiring design; with water coming into play on eleven of the eighteen holes. Challenge yourself from the tournament tees and experience a truly unforgettable round!

Monte Rei North

Monte Rei North at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, first tee time from 8am and last tee time dependant on sunlight.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Open to non-residents

Facilities

  • Golf academy
  • Driving range
  • Short game area
  • Putting green
  • Club house
  • Equipment hire
  • Golf shop
  • Golf buggy hire
  • Tuition The Monte Rei Golf Academy offers a range of facilities from comprehensive grassed practice areas to the indoor and outdoor golf swing studio with computerized video swing analysis software. Individual or group lessons are available with PGA professionals, starting from approximately €60 for 50 minutes.

Course details

  • Course type: 18 hole golf course
  • Course signature: Jack Nicklaus
  • Course par: 72
  • Course yards: 7181
  • Male handicap: 24
  • Female handicap: 32
  • Handicap certificate required
  • Dress code Golf shoes (soft spikes) must be worn with appropriate golf attire, tailored or Bermuda style shorts or trousers and collared golf shirts. Ladies may wear sleeveless golf attire.

Tennis

Tennis at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, between 10am - 6pm.

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club features two hard tennis courts, perfect for a friendly game at any time of the year! With equipment hire available in resort, the courts are ideal for families, couples or friends to enjoy!

Facilities

  • Racket hire
  • Hard courts: 2
  • Equipment hire

Restrictions

  • No age restrictions

Pricing

Charges may be applicable

Pre-booking required

Court hire is approximately €30 per hour, with racquet and ball hire around €5 per person.

Gym and Fitness

Gym and Fitness at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 7:30am - 9pm.

There is a brand new gym and fitness centre at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, so you can keep yourself in shape, even with all of the additional holiday indulgence! Alternatively, try the sauna and steam room, where you can relax and refresh yourself! This facility is complimentary for James Villa guests staying on Monte Rei Golf & Country Club.

Facilities

  • Full gym
  • Unmanned gym
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 16 years

Pricing

Free of charge

Other Activities

Other Activities at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Just a few steps away from the swimming pools is the Kid's villa. Families can now have fun together in this unsupervised playroom which hosts a selection of indoor and outdoor games, toys, a playstation and Internet stations, including Wi-Fi, for free. Open all year, from 10:30-18:30.

You will also find opportunities for walking, fishing and cycling in and around Monte Rei Golf & Country Club.

Facilities

  • Cycling / Mountain biking
  • Fishing lakes
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Childrens playground

Spa

Spa at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 7:30am - 9pm.

The spa at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is designed to leave you feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated. With a treatment room, sauna, steam room and beauty treatments available, unwind and allow yourself to be pampered!

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath

Treatments

  • Facial

    Monte Rei aromotherapy facial

  • Massage

    Monte Rei massage, Indian head massage, Couples massage, Golfers massage

  • Pedicure

    Pedicure deluxe

  • Manicure

    Manicure deluxe

  • Other treatments

    Refloxology

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Pass required

Pricing

Charges applicable

The sauna and steam bath at the spa are free of charge to use, treatments start from approximately €37.50

Pool

Pool at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

There is an outdoor communal pool to enjoy at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club. This pool provides the perfect way to cool off from the warm Algarve sunshine or to mix with other families on the resort.

  • Pool 1

    Opening Hours

    Open all year round, 7 days a week, between 10am - 7pm.

    Facilities

    • Outdoor pool
    • Sunloungers
    • Pool towels provided

    Restrictions

    • No age restrictions

    Pricing

    Free of charge

Restaurants and Bars

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club offers a culinary delight without comparison. Under the guidance of Chef Albano Lourenço, with three different restaurants, two bars, and a host of private dining and banquet options, guests at Monte Rei will be inspired and delighted by the fine dining experience available!

Vistas Restaurant, International

The Vistas restaurant offers a complete gourmet experience, providing the ultimate in gastronomic delights with a unique ambiance and uncompromising level of service. The celebrated and award-winning chef Albano Lourenco brings his sublime culinary talents to the resort's signature restaurant. Emphasizing the freshest local ingredients focused on Mediterranean cuisine. Experience fabulous food, while dining in the opulent, high vaulted ceiling showpiece restaurant with stunning views out across the fairways and lake to the Atlantic Ocean. Prices are approximately €60 for 2 courses and €90for 3 courses.

Monte Rei Grill, Mediterranean

The Grill provides an informal setting, where you can dine outside on the covered terrace or inside at the Clubhouse's all-day restaurant. Chef Lourenco has designed a range of light dishes from breakfast through to lunch and afternoon snacks which use the best regional products to create international delicacies. From tapas dishes, to meat and fish specialties, fresh pasta, pizzas and sandwiches, all mouth-wateringly tempting!

Veranda, Pool bar

At the heart of O Miradouro Village is Veranda, which houses a restaurant and bar. Veranda is the perfect place to socialise, relax and enjoy the sun. Open seasonally, and is the ideal place for a light snack or an informal meal by the pool.

Shuttle Bus

Opening Hours

July & August only, twice per day

During July and August a free shuttle runs twice a day to the wonderful sandy beach of Manta Rota.

Pricing

Free of charge

Internet Access

The resort offer free Wi-Fi in the restaurants, lobby and kid's villa.

Pricing

Free of charge

Last Day

The resort will try to provide you with a late check out where possible, if they are unable to you will have the use of a luggage room and you can continue to use the resort facilities and changing rooms.

Pricing

Free of charge.

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Cleanliness
9.5
Decor and quality of furnishings:
9.1
Outdoor living area:
9.2
Swimming pool (If applicable):
9.2
Value for money
8.7
Overall rating
9.4
Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Philip

Doune Family (the eldest child is at school)
The villa was lovely very luxiourious, the maids came in everyday and did a great job cleaning the kitchen and making beds nothing was too much trouble.
The resort is still under developed you could walk to the communal swimming pool and there was a bar cafe there you could eat at night and a well equipped gym too.However a car was essential.
Confirmed guest: 02 September 2017
Published on: 05 September 2017

Villa Rei 38

6 out of 10

Simon

Family (the eldest child is at school)
Very spacious beds very hard so bad backs and little sleep all round service good food at resort not great and overpriced for what is received
Cleaners great very friendly sun loungers and outside furniture very tired not enough for 8 people we were only 3
Electronic gates proved tricky and wifi didn't work for 2 days and only downstairs
A lot of spiel in the brochure but delivery let down a bit not awful just not as good as promised
Confirmed guest: 19 August 2017
Published on: 28 August 2017

Villa Rei 38

9 out of 10

Sam

Nottingham Family (the eldest child is at school)
Second time at Monte Rei. Will return again. New and well maintained property.
Confirmed guest: 13 August 2017
Published on: 03 September 2017

Miradouro Villa II

9 out of 10

Adrian

Cambridge Family (the eldest child is at school)
Lovely villa but the beds were very hard and we could have used a few more utensils/crockery in the kitchen. Very friendly staff and a beautiful setting.
Confirmed guest: 29 July 2017
Published on: 30 July 2017

Villa Rei 38

10 out of 10

Jonathan

Family (the eldest child is at school)
Fantastic villa on a great golf resort with facilities close at hand. Could not fault it .
Confirmed guest: 22 July 2017
Published on: 28 July 2017

Villa Rei 38

10 out of 10

Zelda

Shrewsbury Couple
Fabulous villa, highly recommend. Staff at Monte Rei extremely attentive.
Confirmed guest: 17 June 2017
Published on: 24 June 2017

Villa Rei 38

10 out of 10

Justine

Redruth Family (with only pre-school children)
A lovely villa in a resort with excellent facilities, our 3 year old loved the splash pool and the kids villa. It was very quiet (first week in June), so we were often the only ones using it.
Confirmed guest: 10 June 2017
Published on: 12 June 2017

Villa Rei 38

9 out of 10

Fiona

Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beautiful villa on a fantastic resort. Very quiet and quiet a distance from any towns, therefore I would highly recommend a hire car.
Confirmed guest: 03 June 2017
Published on: 08 June 2017

Villa Rei 38

10 out of 10

Katherine

London Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beautiful villa in an amazing location.

Had an amazing stay Easter 2017 - our Group included myself and husband, 7 year old son and 4 year old daughter plus my Mum and Step Dad. The location is set in the hills overlooking the local area out to sea.

The villa can easily accommodate 8 people - there were 6 of us but there was ample space. One note is that the floor plan is not correct, and we thought to our advantage, as the master bedroom is a lot bigger and there is a smaller first floor terrace. We had 3 bbqs at the villa and were able to cook easily for all of us in the kitchen. Facilities throughout the villa were great for a holiday.

The staff at the resort were wonderful. They were so accommodating - my Mum found a mobile in her hire car and they sorted it out so that it was returned to the owner. The lock on our front door broke while we were there and as fixed promptly and you got the definite impression that it mattered to the maintenance team......problems happen but when they do it is fantastic to see them fixed so quickly.

The pool area at the villa is beautiful and when the wind is low a perfect place to spend time, however if there is wind the main pool at the Veranda is more sheltered so provides a great alternative.

We don't play golf, but we used the gym and tennis courts - which were all great, although I think that 30 euro for the tennis court was steep and possibly why it was barely used while we were there.

The only downside was the Grill. The food and service was not great and was very overpriced for what it was. We had planned to eat at the restaurants most nights, but after our first meal we did not eat there again and decided not to try the main restaurant as were so disappointed with the meal at the Grill. Normally when you stay in a resort that has an award winning restaurant you expect there to be a high standard across the eateries. However, as mentioned the facilities in the villa are great - so we ate there in the evening. We also ate out lunch out - in Taveria (very pretty town and in our opinion worth a visit) and a few times at the Beach.
Confirmed guest: 15 April 2017
Published on: 17 April 2017

Villa Rei 38

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