Olive groves as far as the eye can see, superb vineyards, green valleys where rivers flow … The countryside Portugese is a real little enchantment all by itself. Dream drop point during the long fall weekends, here is the beautiful hotels where to put your suitcases.
Hotel Dá Licença in the Alentejo region
Two hours by car from Lisbon, Excuse me is such a small UFO. Half boutique hotel, half art gallery, this former Portuguese farmhouse is now run Vitor Borges and Franck Laigneau, two Parisians who first cut their teeth at Hermes and in the Art Nouveau galleries. Located in the middle of the Estremoz countryside, populated by wheat fields and hundred-year-old olive trees, there are three spacious rooms and five suites, decorated with designer furniture and works of art. In the program? Discovery of the works scattered throughout the hotel, walk in the countryside, relaxing massage in your room, private dinner … The possibilities are wide.
Douro 41 in the Douro Valley
A fabulous wine region, well known to nature buffs and fine vintages, the Douro continues to attract new travelers. And that is not likely to change with the arrival of Douro 41. A pretty design hotel, located by the river and which was entirely imagined by the architectural firm Serôdio, Furtado & Associados and decorated by Cristina Jorge de Carvalho. With a clear preference for pale colors and refined furniture, there are 60 rooms and suites facing the water, a restaurant that revisits the local terroir and a spa, specializing in hydrotherapy and wine therapy.
São Lourenço do Barrocal in the Monsaraz region
Located a few kilometers from the village of Monsaraz in Portugal, this farmhouse de luxe has been in the same family for over 200 years. Owners of the region who continue to exploit the surrounding vineyards and olive trees while taking care of this charming hotel with twenty-two rooms, two suites and sixteen small independent cottages. Comfort being master, the bed linen is in Egyptian cotton, the goose feather blankets and the signed spa Susanne Kaufmann, famous brand of organic cosmetics from Austria. Another delight is the table which gives pride of place to fresh and local products, next to a small delicatessen where you can find souvenirs to bring back in your suitcases (Alentejano wine, Iberian ham, Portuguese pastries, etc.).
Sublime Comporta in the Comporta region
Topping the list of the most beautiful hotels in Portugal, Sublime Comporta is the architect’s project José Alberto Charrua. Inspired by traditional fishermen’s huts, the place brings together 34 rooms, some with private pools, surrounded by more than 17 hectares of pine and oak forest. The restaurant celebrates Portuguese cuisine and the spa offers treatments with a gram of 100% organic products.
Pensão Agrícola Hospedaria dans la région d’Algarve
With a total of 5 uncluttered rooms, the place is the work of Rui Liberato de Sousa and the architects studio Lisbon Atelier RUA. Surrounded by olive trees, almond trees, avocado trees, fig trees… The purity is essential with its linen furniture, its light wood doors and its Scandinavian lights. Equipped with a swimming pool, we also share meals made with the cream of local products, to be enjoyed around the large wooden table in the kitchen or under a pergola in the garden. All a stone’s throw from the most beautiful beaches in the area.
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