Readers name new Beach House Hotel as best in Portugal

Just a year after its launch, the five-star Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel, in Lagos, Portugal, has been named the top hotel in Portugal and the 11th best in Europe, by readers of Luxury Lifestyle magazine.

Located adjacent to the multi-award-winning Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort, on Portugal’s Algarve, the boutique hotel has been acclaimed ever since, gaining very high rankings on booking websites such as, Expedia and TripAdvisor – and has been running at an average annual occupancy rate of 85 per cent.

The resort’s operations director, António Pinto Coelho, is delighted with the hotel’s first year and its subsequent acclaim by around 65,000 Luxury Lifestyle readers.

He said: “It’s always very rewarding to be acclaimed by actual travelers – an experience we’ve had previously with the golf course. To have the same recognition now for the hotel – and just a year after it opened – is really exciting and very rewarding for our team at the resort.

“Our aim is to establish Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort as one of the very best golf resorts in Europe. And I believe we’ve made excellent progress in that ambition.”

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 ever-popular 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.

Palmares is ranked in Portugal’s top three courses, by the world’s best-known golf title, Golf Digest, at 26 in Golf World‘s benchmark Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2017/18, and is expected to be a new entry from the same magazine in its next Top 100 Golf Resorts rankings, following the opening of the on-site boutique hotel.

What’s more, Palmares recently claimed a sixth successive Publituris Portugal Travel Award – created by the country’s leading travel trade magazine to reward the best in Portuguese tourism – for Portugal’s best golf course.

The 27-hole Robert Trent Jones Jnr golf course – comprising three loops of nine holes: the Alvor, Lagos and Praia courses – enjoys expansive panoramic views across the Bay of Lagos, with each lay-out offering a different kind of golfing challenge in a glorious and natural environment. | |