Lago Montargil & Villas Hotel Portugal – The Pearl In The Lake

Over this past summer, I had a chance to visit with my wife one of the most beautiful lake properties in the whole country, and I would say one of the best I’ve been to. Located 1h30 from Lisbon, nearby the beautiful lake Montargil, with it’s known dam with the same name, it is easy and convenient to spend a week during the summer period. Lago Montargil and Villas, from NAU Hotel Group, is a luxury 5-star resort that features 105 rooms and 11 villas facing the lake, with total luxury and privacy. The resort hosts several pools, so it never feels overcrowded, and all villas have their own pool for guests comfort.

Prior to my stay, as I normally do often, had communication with the hotel managing staff and reception/concierge, in order to prepare my arrival. All communication was prompt and efficient, either from reservations department and hotel staff. At our arrival, we were greeted by the Hotel Director, Ms. Marcia Coelho, who made everything for us to spend a great week. During my stay, I had a chance to speak with Ms. Coelho several times, learning that she was always there to solve any minor issues promptly, for all their guests.



The Montargil Dam is one of the most popular in Portugal, within a location of natural resources and outstanding landscape, famous for hosting Portuguese families in the summer and water sports in the lake. It’s total area is approximately 2.000 hectars (5.000 acre)

Some of the highlights that can be found at Lago Montargil & Villas Luxury Resort are the following:

– Luxury 5-Star hotel with outstanding service
– Great relation quality price for the services offered
– Modern, Recent Hotel, featuring 105 rooms and 11 villas with private pool
– Walking distance to the dam, including direct access through the hotel to the nautical center
– 5 swimming pools (4 exterior and one interior)
– 1 Restaurant à La Carte and one Buffett
– SPA / GYM / Lake Bar / Pool Bar
– Great customer service and amazing facilities
– 9.5 in 10 recommended on booking

During my stay, we had a chance to try different rooms. On our arrival we started with a room located on the main hotel bulding, inside the main complex. The room chosen was their Double Room with Garden and Pool View, which was extremely comfortable and well equipped. It was facing one of the most quiet pools, on the back of  the resort, which was great. Some customers describe the interior of the resort to be confusing, due been built on a slope, but after couple of hours you can easily understand it.


The restaurants we tried during our stay were good and service provided impeccable. Breakfast was also a great option to start the day. Although had not captured any photos of the breakfast for guest privacy reasons, it was great quality.

After have stayed at their main hotel rooms, we had been moved to one of their best villas, located in front of the lake, with private pool.

The Amazing Villas

The villas of Lago Montargil Hotel are the highlight of the property. Located in front of the lake, they offer an outstanding view, for customers who wish to have a total relaxation, away from other guests in total privacy and silence. While the hotel has 105 rooms, on the other side there are only 11 villas. with 2 and 3 bedrooms, and all featuring a private pool, overlooking the lake (A BLAST!)
The Villas are totally equipped with kitchen, for guests who wish to have prepared their own meals (perfect for families with children).



From the description and experience listed above, would be hard to imagine not wanting to get back to Lago Montargil, and certainly to their beautiful  villas. Certainly, one of the best places I have stayed in Portugal. A special thanks to the hotel management team and front office staff, for their hospitality and wonderful service. The prices for Lago Montargil vary from 140EUR to 600EUR per night, depending on the chosen roomo or villa, and the season.

NAU Lago Montargil Hotel & Villas
Estrada Nacional 2 Km 459 7425-144 Montargil Alentejo, Portugal
TELEPHONE: (+351) 242 241 250

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