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“One of Portugal’s most magical hotels lies just 40 minutes north of Lisbon within sight of a glimmering sea. 14 rooms, all different and all enchanting, a handful of family villas and a restorative spa. Wood burning stoves, a touch of Scandi minimalism here, sumptuous Indian style there.”

“One of Portugal’s most magical hotels lies just 40 minutes north of Lisbon within sight of a glimmering sea. 14 rooms, all different and all enchanting, a handful of family villas and a restorative spa. Wood burning stoves, a touch of Scandi minimalism here, sumptuous Indian style there.”

Hotel Review

The project of couple Marta and Gonçalo, who travelled the world but never found quite what they wanted in terms of a hotel, this shines with their commitment and passion, providing a real eco home from home for guests. In the evenings, around a camp fire Gonçalo will strum on his guitar and they will sing, accompanied by wine and guests. Followed by dinners which draw on the abundant produce of their garden as well as generous dishes like fried cuttlefish with oysters and lemon rice or roasted suckling pig with peppers and orange.

The bedrooms in the main hotel glitter with mirrors and candles, patchwork quilts and log fires. Chandeliers hang over wrought iron beds. Bathrooms are vast, with showers and tubs big enough for two set on the varnished cement floors with driftwood chairs and walls formed from smooth pebbles (the seixo of the name). An olive tree might grow through the middle of your bathroom, or you might have a hot tub on a private terrace facing the sea. The new family villas, sleeping six, set across the road are similar in style but come with a private pool and an outdoor barbeque area.

The spa instils a sense of peace the moment you walk in, with Moroccan lights flickering in the darkened rooms. Outside a sleek swimming pool, the impressive vegetable garden, hen house and greenhouse where the many tea infusions are created, all await exploration. A short walk up over the sand dunes brings you to the cliffs above the sea.

Noah, the hotel’s beach restaurant is a bike ride away (bikes are available to borrow from the hotel) as is their surfing school.

Recommended for
  • Families
  • Each villa sleeps up to 7.
  • Beach Life
  • Eco break
  • Groups
  • Honeymoons
  • Spa breaks
  • Luxury
  • Views
  • Romantic Break
 

Written by Mary Lussiana

Recommended For

  • Families
  • Each villa sleeps up to 7.
  • Beach Life
  • Eco break
  • Groups
  • Honeymoons
  • Spa breaks
  • Luxury
  • Views
  • Romantic Break
  • Cooking classes
  • Close to nightlife
  • Learning
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Watersports
  • Sights nearby
  • Self catering to rent
  • 4 villas, 1 townhouse.
  • Eco
  • Exclusive use
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Designer
  • Cinema
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Contemporary
  • Chic
  • Seaviews
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wellbeing
  • Disabled access
  • Beach nearby
  • Child friendly

Facilities

  • Views
  • Self catering to rent
  • 4 villas, 1 townhouse.
  • Bicycles available
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Wifi
  • Fireplace
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Massage
  • Cots available
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Cinema
  • Airport transfer
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Private villas
  • Disabled access
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Spa

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Close to nightlife
  • Learning
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Watersports
  • Sights nearby

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