One with nature: Earlier this year, the former D. Carlos Regis Hotel became the Pure Monchique Hotel
– September 9, 2022
In April, a new four-star boutique hotel was inaugurated in Monchique, promising to create a “paradise between the mountains and the sea”, following the complete revamp of the former D. Carlos Regis Hotel. It boasts 22 rooms and suites and is managed by Unlock Boutique Hotels.
Pure Monchique Hotel is set within the small beauty spot of Caldas de Monchique and is one of the four hotels that are part of the Villa Termal Caldas de Monchique Spa Resort. The hotel has been recommended by the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens guide and has also obtained the coveted Biosphere Sustainable Tourism certification.
“It is a new way of discovering and living the Algarve in the mountains, enjoying the sunrise with the chirping of birds, mild evenings, warm summer nights or the comfort of winter near the hotel bar’s fireplace, always surrounded by green nature,” said the management. Miguel Velez, CEO of Unlock Boutique Hotels, says the group recognised the untapped potential of Monchique early on and that its investment has helped strengthen Monchique as a “high-level and unique destination”.
“It was always a goal of shareholders to renovate the Pure Monchique Hotel, because it is without a doubt an exclusive product and which deserves to offer a quality service,” said the CEO. “Being exclusive in the Algarve, we wanted our guests to feel the synergies (of the area), enjoy the surrounding natural beauty, the fantastic alkaline waters, as well as the comfort and service of excellence, which is what Pure Monchique offers.”
Velez also said the group will continue to invest in the “quality and exclusivity that characterises us and which makes this hotel a unique space that our guests will want to return to.” The hotel features the Pure Bar & Restaurant, which serves snacks and drinks as well as exclusive dishes from the ‘Unlocking Portuguese Flavours’ concept, and boasts panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Guests can also enjoy the facilities at the nearby Villa Termal, such as the ‘Spa Termal’ which uses Monchique’s famous 9.5pH water (described as “the most alkaline water in Portugal and one of the most alkaline in the world”), its outdoor pools and its bars and restaurant serving traditional food.
There is also a wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy, from hikes along the Monchique-Alto da Fóia trail, which connects Monchique to the region’s highest peak, to bike rides.