We here at The Quintassential are here to help make your stay in our holiday accommodations a special one.

We are happy to recommend local restaurants, advise on local transport, activities and attractions, flowers, welcome gifts or additional hampers. We are dedicated to providing our guests with the best advice and service.

We understand how important time alone, time as a couple or time as a family can be, which is why we will do our best to ensure that every moment is cherished whilst you are holidaying with us. Our assurance to you is that we love nothing more than sharing our array of contacts to ensure you have all the treats you deserve on holiday.

Take a look below at all the little extras available...


The most important meal of the day...the ideal continental breakfast enjoyed in a perfect setting.

After a tranquil and restful night’s sleep, a new day arrives seated on your private south facing terrace with marvellous views over the The Quintassential gardens and the panoramic sea views beyond.

Continental Breakfast

The Quintassential are now pleased to announce our new Breakfast option, a delicious continental breakfast basket delivered to your cottage for you to enjoy when you are ready, so relax, take your time and enjoy your breakfast. We bring the breakfast to you. We realise that every moment of your holiday is important. No need to get “ready” to meet the other guests. Just enjoy your holiday in the comfort of your own cottage.

There are many things you'll remember from your time in the Algarve and with us here at The Quintassential and we are sure that sitting on your private terrace in total peace and tranquility admiring the gardens, the views over Loulé, the Algarvian countryside and down to the sea views whilst eating your continental breakfast will be one of them! The Quintassential looks down over some of the best panoramic sea views the Algarve has to offer, there are over 60kms of views! During the cooler winter months, you can enjoy your breakfast in your cottage and look out and still admire the gardens and views beyond.

Wake up each morning to a delicious Quintassential breakfast, designed to give you both flexibility and convenience together with it all being excellent value for money.

We have chosen the best ingredients the Algarve, and Portugal has to offer, and if possible, all our ingredients are sourced locally.

The Quintassential Breakfast Basket Menu

Fresh fruit juice
Cafetiere of freshly ground coffee
Pot of Tea (Black, Earl Grey or fruit tea)

Muesli or Cornflakes

Fruit & Yoghurts
Grapefruit or Algarvian seasonal fruit
Portuguese Fruit or Natural Yoghurts

Portuguese Muffins

Breads & Charcutaria
Croissants with Portuguese cheese and ham

A Selection of fruit jams, Portuguese Marmalade & Portuguese Honey

If you would like to enjoy a Quintassential Continental Breakfast Hamper during your stay, this is available as an extra charge of €10.00 EUR per person, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to your arrival. If required for your 1st morning at The Quintassential, 72 hours notice is required.

If you would like to have this Breakfast option throughout the whole of your stay at The Quintassential, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The continental breakfast option is not available during the months of July, August and September.  At present we do not cater for special dietary requirements with our continental breakfast hamper.


The most important meal of the day...the ideal English breakfast enjoyed in a perfect setting. Coming Soon.

English Breakfast


English Breakfast


The most important meal of the day...the ideal Salmon & Eggs breakfast enjoyed in a perfect setting. Coming Soon.

Salmon & Eggs Breakfast



Home Cooked Portuguese Meal Options at The Quintassential
In addition to the varied local restaurants here in the Algarve, we are able to offer a traditional home cooked Portuguese meal using only the best fresh local produce served in a personal and friendly way. As much of our produce as possible is sourced locally and all food is home made.

Traditional Portuguese Meal

We are pleased to offer our guests throughout the year our Evening Meal Option, traditional home cooked Portuguese cuisine served in your own private accommodation or on your private terrace. This is a great way to relax unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility our hilltop location offers at the Quintassential.

For €50.00 EUR per couple we are happy to offer the following meal options...

Bread, Butter, Olives and Sardine Paste

Soup – one of the following

Caldo verde – traditional Portuguese cabbage soup

Sopa Portuguesa – traditional Portuguese vegetable soup

Sopa de cenora e grao - Chickpea and Carrott

Sopa de cenoura e feijao verde – Carrot and runner bean soup

Main Course – one of the following

Feijoada – traditional meat, bean and vegetable stew served with oven rice

Arroz de Pato – Traditional Portuguese Duck Rice served with side salad

Arroz de Marisco – Traditional Portuguese Seafood Rice served with side salad

Bacalhau com Natas – Portuguese Salted Cod in a cream sauce served with a side salad

Caldeirada de Bacalhau – Portuguese Salted Cod Stew

Atum a cebolada – Tuna steaks with fried onions, potatoes and side salad

Empadao de peixe e camarao – Fish pie with prawns served with a side salad

Frango grehaldo com piri-piri – Grilled chicken with or without piri-piri served with tomato rice and salad

Frango na caserola – Chicken Casserole served with rice

Arroz A Valenciana – Valencian Rice served with a side salad

Stroganoff de Peru - Turkey Stroganoff served with rice

Stroganoff de Cogumelos - Mushroom Stroganoff served with rice

Desserts – one of the following

Pudim – Crème Caramel

Arroz Doce – Traditional Portuguese Rice Pudding

Fruta da epoca - Seasonal Fruit

Mousse de Chocolate  –  Chocolate Mousse

Wine – choose one of the following

Vinho Tinto – Red Wine - Monte Velho

Vinho Branco – White Wine - Vinha Defesa Herdade Esporao

Or Casal Garcia (Vinho Verde)

Vinho Rose – Rose Wine - Vinha Defesa or Mateus Rose

The evening meal are normally served between 19.00 and 19.30 hours in your own accommodation.

If you are interested in the evening meal option, please kindly ask regarding a mutually convenient day.

*This option is available once a week, not guaranteed (dependent upon owners personal commitments) and with prior mutual arrangement for a mutually convenient evening. Please note, this option is not available during the month of July & August unless specifically requested.  The evening meal option is not available on guest arrival days.


Children's Meal Options at The Quintassential.....Coming Soon.

Childrens Meal



Packed Lunches at The Quintassential....coming soon.

Childrens Meal


Childrens Meal


Childrens Meal





If you are arriving at the Quintassential after 19.00 hours local time, you will most probably just want to sit down and relax and not drive out to find somewhere to eat.

We here at the Quintassential are always trying to ensure that all our guests have a truly relaxing break and then means from the moment you arrive.

For guests staying *7 nights or more we provide guests with a welcome hamper with bits to get you started, red wine, rose wine, beer, bottled water, fruit juice, ham, cheese, bread, butter, milk, crisps and biscuits, but wouldn’t it be nice just to sit down and enjoy a wonderful hot meal? Well now you can.


We are pleased to announce our arrival night take away meal service, traditional Portuguese cuisine prepared by the Restaurante Calypso here in Loulé.

Take-Away Menu options

Available for collection between 19.30h and 21.30h, Tuesday to Sunday

SOUP € 1.25

SALAD € 1.25

Should you be interested in pre-ordering the take-away service, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 48 hours prior to arrival with your order so that we can also forward you amended directions to The Quintassential via the restaurant.

Payments are made by you at the time of the food collection, and payments can be made in cash or with the use of a Portuguese debit card. NO CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED.

Please note, the restaurant is closed all day on Mondays.

* Please note, guests staying on a special offer discounted rate, the welcome hamper is s not included unless specifically stated in the offer.


We have tried to provide for all your needs for your stay at The Quintassential.  To make your stay more enjoyable, we can also offer you these little extras to make your arrival day be completely stress free from the moment you arrive in your accommodation.

We understand that going to the local supermarket here in Loulé is not quite the best start to your holiday. The following additional shopping options can be ordered and awaiting your arrival in order for you to start your holiday the moment you arrive. As part of our service we can offer the below mentioned options.  Requirements This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and paid no later than 7 days prior to arrival.

Pre Arrival Shopping Service


The below options are extras to compliment our complimentary welcome goodies that we provide for our guests in their accommodation for guests staying 7 nights or more, this includes; bread, traditioanl Portuguese cheese, butter, 1.5 litres of water, local rose wine, milk, and traditional Portuguese cake.  We also provide an initial supply of bin liners, liquid soap, toilet rolls, washing up liquid and kitchen cleaner in all the accommodations.

Welcome Hamper for guests staying less than 7 nights or on a special offer – £20.00 / €25.00 EUR
Bread, ham, traditional Portuguese cheese, butter, 1.5 litres of water, local Algarvian wine, eggs, 1 litre fruit juice, 1L beer, 1 litre semi skimmed milk, crisps and traditional Portuguese cake

Breakfast Hamper – £35.00 / € 45.00 EUR
6 eggs, 1 tin Heinz baked beans, bacon, strawberry jam, filter coffee, 1 box Kelloggs cornflakes, Heinz tomato ketchup, 4 strawberry yoghurts, sugar sachets, small pack of sliced bread, Nescafe Gold Blend coffee

First Night Meal - £40.00 / € 50.00 EUR
Olive Oil, garlic, 2 onions, bag of dry pasta, 500 grams minced meat, tomato sauce, bag of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, salt, black pepper, vinegar, garlic bread, sorbet

Salad Meal – £35.00 / € 45.00 EUR
Olive oil, onion, bag of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, potatoes, bag of pasta, tin of tuna, tin of sweetcorn, mayonnaise, olives, black pepper, sorbet, black olives, garlic bread, sorbet

Please note, there are no variations on any of the above packages and payments are required prior to arrival. The Quintassential will not purchase any special dietary items, this is the responsibility of the guest requiring any special dietry items.


Add a touch of sparkle to your stay with our popular Moet Chandon fizz package.
Whether you are looking to create a birthday surprise, arrange a special treat for a wedding anniversary or find an alternative way to say thank you to someone special, our fizz packages are the perfect way to express your message.


Moet Chandon Champagne & Strawberries – £50.00 / € 65.00 EUR
With a label recognisable at twenty paces, this is a stand-out Champagne from a stand-out house. Made with a blend of the three classic Champagne grapes - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier - this combines richness and elegance, with citrus fruits and real freshness. Perfect aperitif material.
The Moet Chandon Champagne comes with a punnet of strawberries and two champagne flutes.

Veuve Monsigny Brut Champagne - £35.00 / € 45.00 EUR
If Moet is not you taste, why not try a bottle of the wonderful Veuve Monsigny. With its suave texture, this is a great alternative to the very well known brands.
The bottle of Veuve Monsigny comes with a box of chocolates and two champagne flutes.


CavaAdd a touch of sparkle to your stay with one of our popular Cava fizz package.
Whether you are looking to create a birthday surprise, arrange a special treat for a wedding anniversary or find an alternative way to say thank you to someone special, our fizz packages are the perfect way to express your message.

Cava (Freixenet) £20.00 / € 25.00 EUR
With its iconic black bottle, this is arguably the most famous Cava in the world. Made from a blend of traditional Cava grapes including Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo, this is a zesty, lemon-scented sparkler with flavours of melon and peach fruit. Great aperitif, and a terrific match for cured meats too.

The bottle of Cava comes with a box of chocolates and two champagne flutes.


FlowersIf you are looking to surprise your loved one during your holiday here at The Quintassential, then one of our flower bouquets is that something special that you are seeking.
Every bouquet is filled with the freshness and quality you expect and we are happy to provide complimentary delivery of your flower bouquet to your accommodation ready for your arrival.

If you have a particular desired colour theme; from white and green, bright or pastel, we will do our best to ensure your wish is our command.

Our bouquets are filled with love and offer that little bit of extra fullness. An impressive, yet subtle bouquet that isn't too extravagant, all this for £45.00 GBP / €60.00 EUR.


Relax and unwind in the comfort of your holiday cottage, or within the grounds of The Quintassential with a tempting massage. Allow yourself some indulgence and quality time, and book one of the pamper treatments available on-site.

The Quintassential is a place of peace and tranquility and we are now pleased to announce our new massage option available for our resident guests that brings a highly experienced and qualified therapist from here in the Algarve to provide a massage and beauty service here in the privacy of your own accommodation or within The Quintassential gardens.

Thai Lemon Massage

The services available at The Quintassential are as follows;

Full Body Massage – €55.00 EUR
The ideal massage to ease away your stresses, leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed

Leg Massage – €25.00 EUR
Pamper yourself during your holiday

Back Massage – €25.00 EUR
Pamper yourself during your holiday, you deserve it, and you know it.

Pedicure (M/F) - €30.00 EUR

Manicure (M) - €15.00 EUR

Gel Varnish (F) - €15.00 EUR

Removal of Gel Nails (F) - €7.00 EUR

Simple Gel Nails (F) - €30.00 EUR

Gel Nails with extension or French Manicure (F) - €40.00 EUR

Waxing Eyebrows (M/F) - €12.00 EUR

Waxing Top Lip (F) - €5.00 EUR

Waxing Underarm (F) - €7.00 EUR *

Waxing Bikini Area Complete (F) - €15.00 EUR *

Waxing Full Leg (F) - €15.00 EUR *

Waxing Half Leg (F) - €10.00 EUR

Waxing Bikini Area (F) - €12.00 EUR

Waxing Chest (M) - €19.00 EUR

Waxing Back (M) - €19.00 EUR

Waxing Arms & Hands (M) - €15.00 EUR

Should you be interested in one of the above available massages, it is advisable to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure you get the pampering you so deserve.

Payments are made direct to the therapist in cash, here at The Quintassential.

* Beauty treatments also available for males, please ask for treatment prices.


Laundry ServiceA laundry service is available for an additional charge of €10.00 EUR per wash load (approximately 5 kilos).

Full information is provided within the accommodations.




Beach TowelsIn all our accommodations at the Quintassential we provide bath towels for use in the bathrooms, bathrobes for adult guests, and pool towels.

If you are planning to visit the beach during your stay to the Algarve then you will require the use of a beach towel. These large items can take a lot of space in your luggage and with most of the airlines charging per bag on their flights now, we are fully aware that people are trying to travel with reduced luggage.

We at the Quintassential can now offer beach towel hire to all our guests. No more taking half of the beach home with you in your suitcase, beautiful as it is!

The price for 2 beach towels for a seven day hire is £15.00 GBP per week, or €20.00 EUR.

All you need to do is tell us you would like to hire these towels and they will be waiting in your villa on arrival. (Payment for the beach towels will need to be made prior to arrival). 

If you are interested in hiring your beach towel with us for the duration of your stay, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your earliest convenience and we will arrange the necessary.


Sat NavHelping you to see more of the Algarve - when you are fortunate enough to travel to somewhere new in the world, there is no time to play hunt and seek!

With our aim to making your holiday at the Quintassential as stress free as possible, we are now delighted to offer our guests an English speaking Garmin GPS Sat Nav to hire from us direct, along with maps and points of interest. With the Quintassential clearly saved on the Garmin GPS, this enables you to discover the Algarve, Portugal and our neighbouring country Spain with ease and confidence, allowing you to soak up your surroundings, and know you will always find your way to your holiday accommodation.

Driving overseas can be quite daunting at the best of times, so whatever you are planning to do during your stay here in the Algarve Portugal, take advantage of our Garmin GPS Sat Nav device to hire.

The price to hire the Garmin GPS Sat Nav is €8.00 EUR per day with a minimum hire of 5 days. Most car hire firms charge €13.99 EUR per day!

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Genuine and traditional flavours of the Algarve. Experience the unique flavours in a specially prepared Taste of the Algarve welcome hamper made by us here at The Quintassential, especially for you.

Taste of the Algarve HamperWe love Portugal, the Algarve and all its traditions. It is a place where food is amazing and there is much respect for quality and traditions. To bring to you only the best, we have sourced local producers and have come up with this real Algarve hamper which we know you will just adore.

The Quintassential are very passionate about the Algarve and all the wonderful things the Algarve has to offer. Let us get you started in the right direction and bring you the taste of the Algarve to your accommodation. Opt for our bespoke welcome hamper and we will ensure this delicious hamper, oozing with local flavours, will be ready and waiting your arrival in your accommodation.

For £40.00 GBP / €50.00 EUR you can have this marvellous true taste of the Algarve hamper specially prepared hamper, and all products sourced locally here in the central Algarve

Olive oil, vinegar, flor de sal, Piri-Piri, Orange Liquor, Liquor de Medronho, Plum Jam, Orange Jam, Honey, Marzipan fruits, almond biscuits and fig cake.


BathrobesNew for the Quintassential during 2015 has been the introduction of our high quality personalised towels and bathrobes. The bathrobes are 100% Cotton, thick pile, strong and hard wearing.

If you would like to have our bathrobes back home, to use over and over again and to have as a keepsake and as a reminder of your stay with us, please doThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can let you know the price of the bathrobe, and will be only too happy to arrange for it to be delivered to your door, back in your home country. Items are normally dispatched within 5 days.

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Contact Us

Apartado 1161, 
8101-904 Loule, Algarve

Telephone : 00 351 289 463867
Email : info@quintassential.com