Need to know
Thirty-seven in the main hotel, plus 55 Ocean Houses, 28 Bay Houses, 39 Garden Houses and 10 Pinewoods Houses.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability and a charge. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $239.15 (€208), excluding tax at 6 per cent.
Rates for Beach Rooms and Suites usually include breakfast. For guests staying in the Houses, breakfast costs €20 for adults, €10 for under-12s. Half-board (breakfast and dinner) is €56 an adult, €28 for under-12s. Meals are free for babies and toddlers.
At the hotel
Spa, gardens, gym, tennis courts, library and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar with free bottled water and soft drinks.
Our favourite rooms
The Martinhal Village villas are ideal for families: each has two or three bedrooms, and they all have their own private kitchens.
There are three: an outdoor heated pool set in a rectangular timber deck, an indoor pool at the Village Square and a heated pool at Club 98.
Tired parents will be rejuvenated in the Finisterra Spa. One of our favourite treatments involves being wrapped head-to-toe in giant strips of seaweed: the Voya Leaf Body Wrap treatment eliminates toxins and is a proven cellulite-buster.
Tan-enhancing tennis whites for the hotel’s courts (sweatbands optional); heel-free shoes and the most stylish walking gear you can muster for the neighbouring national park.
The hotel is part of Martinhal Sagres resort, so there are plenty of facilities: the Village Square is the resort’s reception and concierge hub, and also has two pools, a gym, sauna and steam rooms; Club 98 is the resort’s tennis and sports club.
It would be hard to find a hotel that's better for family escapes. Extra beds (€60 a night) can be added to the Luxury Villas and Villa Mimosa. The restaurant has a menu tailored to tots, and babysitting with hotel staff can be arranged.
All ages; plenty of facilites for tots and activities for teens.
Book a Beach Suite or one of the Luxury Villas for more metres than you’ll know what to do with.
The crèche is open from 9am until 6pm.
Water sports aplenty, lots of walks in the national park, and the Blue room for downtime – it comes equipped with video games.
A supervisor watches the pool during the pool’s opening hours.
Children can eat in the restaurants during normal opening hours. The staff will happily heat up baby milk and can also provide packed lunches.
Babysitting with hotel staff is from €14 an hour (give 24 hours’ notice).
No need to pack
The hotel provides toiletries suited to tots, stair and bed- guards and sterilisers.
The hotel relies on solar power, and was built using natural materials; organic local produce features in the restaurant and the hotel is involved in conservation projects.