Organisers looking for a five-star golf venue in Portugal, perhaps away from the Algarve, will want to check out the Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort. This is located in a rural setting just outside the very pretty coastal town of Cascais, 25 kilometres west of Lisbon, in an area that has been dubbed “Portugal’s Beverly Hills”.
The hotel has its own 18-hole, par 71 Robert Trent Jones course with driving range, pitching area, putting green, equipment hire and pro teacher for lessons and clinics. For those who like to play on more than one course there is another one adjacent, one in nearby Estoril a few kilometres away and four more within 20 kilometres. On-site for golfers are 40 one and two-bedroom villas with the option of self-catering.
Within the hotel are 188 modern air-conditioned rooms and ten suites, all offering baths/showers, balconies, with some overlooking the course, cable TV, mini-bars, safes and internet access, including some non-smoking and disability-adapted rooms. For events there are 16 areas and combinations for 16 to 450 delegates theatre-style, most with natural light and with the largest divisible into five. In addition most of the spaces can be used for cocktail receptions and buffets, along with the restaurants and a separate Hunting Lodge, Clubhouse and Atlantic Pool area. For leisure there is a health club with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, tropical shower with aromatherapy, Swiss shower and treatment and massage rooms. Outside is another large pool and tennis courts.
Prices for single occupancy of a double/twin room start at 135 euros inclusive all taxes (£98.50 at conversion of 1.37) with the 24-hour rate at 265 euros (£193) and a day delegate rate of 65 euros (£47)
(For our review of the Rocca Gourmet Restaurant see Event Organisers Update issue 129 June)
Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort is a member of Great Hotels of the World Luxury Collection. Double room rates from EUR 155. For more information or to book, please visit or call. Web: ghotw.com Tel: 020 7380 3658