Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017
Whichever you are, the five-star Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort, in Cascais, Lisbon, has the perfect Valentine’s package for you and your loved one.The package, called ‘Recipes of Love’, will see a different, appropriate menu offered for those four types of lover. And, each customer will receive a light-hearted ‘Recipe for Love’ guide, again geared to each individual type.
The ‘recipes of Love’ package costs €185 for the night of February 14, and includes one night’s accommodation in a room with balcony – to allow for a romantic view of the sunset; VIP treatment and romantic decoration in the room upon arrival; romantic dinner for two with an appropriately styled menu; buffet breakfast; free access to the resort’s indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and gym; and a late check-out on February 15.
The multi-award-winning, family-owned Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort – which opened in 1999 and was extensively remodelled in 2014 – is situated in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is complemented by an outstanding Robert Trent Jones Snr-designed golf course, which dates from 1984.
In 2016 it achieved a position of 30th in Golf World’s inaugural Top 100 Golf Resorts in Continental Europe rankings – a hugely creditable result for an independently owned property. In ranking the Onyria Golf Resorts-owned hotel above several of the country’s best-known resorts, Golf World said it was “one of Portugal’s biggest and best hotels … plus a course with scenic cliff-edge holes”. It also added that it was “idyllic for families”.
The resort hotel comprises 198 air-conditioned rooms and suites – each with a spacious balcony and panoramic views of the Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course or the Sintra mountains – plus 40 villas.
The resort’s sales director, João Pinto Coelho, said: “We don’t all march to the same drumbeat, so what might be the ideal menu for one couple may not prove to be to the taste of another. So we thought we would formulate different menus tailored to each of the four types of lover: adventurous, romantic, traditional, and unpredictable.
“We’ve also got a few suggestions for each type of lover with regards to romantic gestures throughout the year – some serious, some not so – which will hopefully raise a smile. We got the ideas from speaking to the most romantic members of staff at the resort – several of whom have got together after meeting here.”
Part of the ‘Great Hotels of the World’ portfolio, Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort is an ideal venue for a romantic break, play golf, learn to surf, enjoy a cycling break or simply relax in luxury and comfort in the heart of nature. Its facilities include swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants, 11 meeting rooms, a health club, complimentary beach shuttle service and one of the most beautiful and prestigious golf courses in the region.
Onyria also owns the nearby, much-acclaimed Monte Mar seafood restaurant which has been frequented by many A-list celebrities including President Bill Clinton.Direct UK flights operate to Lisbon from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Bristol, with TAP Portugal, British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair and Monarch; while from Ireland, direct flights to Lisbon operate from Dublin with Aer Lingus and Ryanair.