Le Meridien Penina

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The Algarve coast is popular with tourists throughout the year and is situated on the south coast of Portugal.

The natural beauty of the Ria del Avor remains unspoilt and just a few miles inland from any of the many lovely coastal resorts in the Algarve, the visitor can enjoy the peace and quiet as well as amazing views across the fertile land, with cultivated fields, tree covered slopes and wild flowers. The climate in the Algarve is perfect for holidays all year round.


Le Meridien Penina is located in the west of Portugal on the rugged coastline of the Algarve. The hotel is a luxury golf resort, situated between the beautiful and lively coastal town of Portimao, a traditional fishing town and the historic village of Lagos. It is close to the stunningly beautiful Monchique Mountains.

The golf resort is set in 360 acres of estate, with wonderful gardens and well tended flower beds. The Algarve’s Faro Airport is around 60 minutes drive away and Portimao is just 4 km away. Portimao and nearby Praia de Rocha have wonderful beaches and good entertainment facilities, bars and restaurants.


Le Meridien Penina Golf ResortLe Meridien Penina has 196 guest rooms spread over 4 floors, which have excellent facilities, including phone, satellite TV, mini bar, en suite bathroom and terrace or balcony.

Rooms range from standard, luxury and family to grand suites, which have 3 bathrooms, 2 balconies, internet connection, 32 inch flat screen TV and a dining area to seat 8 people.

The hotel has an Olympic size outdoor swimming pool, 2 putting greens, 3 golf courses, 6 floodlit tennis courts, 5 of which are hard surface and the 6th being of astro turf, a FIFA size football field, 3km of jogging trail, sauna, jacuzzi and gym, full size snooker table, as well as a private beach at Alvor beach which is 4 km away, with free transport provided during the high season and a selection of water sports between June and September. At Alvor beach, hotel guests can use the beach facilities free of charge. The Dunas Beach Restaurant is located on the beach, serving snacks, drinks and tapas.

There is a Penguin Childrens’ Village at the hotel which is open from April until October, enabling parents to enjoy the sports facilities and golf courses at their leisure. Children can enjoy a bouncy castle, climbing frames, toys and games as well as their own restaurant. The Sagres Restaurant has an outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy breakfast and themed dinners. Le Grill Restaurant offers an a la carte menu and L’Arlecchino Restaurant provides traditional Italian dishes. Le Meridien Penina Golf Resort is one of the best golfing resorts in Europe.

Things To Do Nearby

The Algarve is well known for its pleasant climate throughout the year and is ideal for all season golfing holidays. There are many excellent golf courses within a short drive of Portimao, as well as plenty of opportunities to enjoy sailing, tennis, mountain biking and trekking. For the motor sports enthusiast, the recently built Algarve Motor Park is located close to Portimao.

Portimao has plenty to offer the holiday maker, with bars, shops, night clubs and restaurants along the coastal road, as well as a lively marina and wonderful sandy beaches. Le Meridien Penina is within a half hour’s drive of many of the Algarve’s places of interest. There are plenty of souvenir shops in Portimao and the lovely Algarve beach resorts of Praia de Rocha and Carvoeiro are within a short drive.

What Have Previous Guests Said?

Guests who have experienced the luxury hotel have enjoyed the wonderful golfing facilities, gym and beauty spa and recommend it as a great place for the children, with the Penguin Childrens’ Village being a firm favourite. Golfers enjoy the championship course, saying that it is a fairly tough course with a fantastic layout. Breakfasts at the hotel are exceptionally good and the pool bar is useful for quick snacks and salads when you do not want to leave the swimming pool area.

The staff at the hotel are highly praised for their excellent hospitality and friendliness. The beach club at Alvor Beach is greatly appreciated, as free sunbeds and parasols are readily available. Car hire is recommended if you want to get out and about to see the surrounding beach resorts and inland areas. Previous guests enjoy the great location of Le Meridien Hotel, as it is within easy reach of some great beaches and resorts, some of which are quiet, whilst others are lively, with beach activities and cafes nearby.

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