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Herdade da Cortesia
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Avis
Certificate of Excellence
Kent, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Just back from a long weekend sculling camp, based at this hotel. A perfect place... innovative architecture somehow feels totally at home in the lovely unspoilt countryside. Beautiful gardens lead down to the infinity pool, overlooking the lake. The gym down the hillside is possibly the most wonderful place I have ever worked out on an erg! Although very much a top-class hotel, the location is geared to the needs of athletes and rowers in particular. Great rooms, comfy beds and big bathrooms. Top notch service (rooms made up by the time breakfast is over). Tasty and healthy food at every mealtime, served in the stunning restaurant. We also enjoyed an excellent tasting from the local winery. Avis itself is a pretty little city about 10 mins away by bike... Not much happens there! Already looking forward to a return trip next year!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

I stayed here in January as part of a sports training group. The location of the hotel is idyllic with great views, pleasing vistas and above all spacious and quiet. The layout and facilities of the hotel are excellent with tasteful and functional, well appointed rooms with lots of space and great views. In the mild winter evenings there is an atmospheric ambiance created by the lighting and open fire off the lobby which is such a great welcome back after the days activities.

For those there for activity and sport the opportunities on the lake are extensive and the brand new gym is world class.

Above all though it's the dedication and the total attentiveness of the staff led by owner / directors Luis and Pedro which sets this hotel apart from any I have stayed in.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2012 via mobile

The Place is wonderfull: nordic arquitecture with a southern feel, big and beautifull pool, very good service and attention from all staff.

If you want to visit Alentejo with all the luxury you expect to find in a 5* hotel, try this one. You will not regret it.

  • Stayed September 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Very friendly staff with an amazing cuisine in a beautiful hotel! I strongly recommend the famous gin tonics at sunset in the terrace. During the day, enjoy the nautical antivities at Maranhao and the cool swimming pool.

Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Porto, Portugal
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Herdade da Cortesia is a wonderful hotel.
1- It much better than many 5-stars hotel's.
2- Breakfast is great in variety and quality of products.
3- A wonderful, very good and large pool, with a beautiful and typical Alentejo landscape. It is also great for those who can not swim because the pool keeps the same depth to about half its length. The bar near the pool provides nice snacks (good salads, toasts,...) and drinks. The hotel provides towels in the pool free of charge.
4- Spacious and comfortable room.
5- This should be the first point to comment - the staff is great and very helpful, always willing to help.
6- Near Sto Antonio de Alcorrego, where you can find good restaurants (like Tasca do Montinho and Taberna do Paulo).

Small things to improve:
- the wireless internet is very bad and slow...
- During breakfast the reposition of food should be done more frequently, being necessary to ask an employee for what we need. However, employees are always available to meet all requests.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Thankfully, I've been able to discover a lot of places and stay at some good hotels. But Herdade da Cortesia Hotel is something else...

Just 2 hours from Lisbon, it's a gorgeous homestead in the middle of Alentejo, where the hotel architecture just fits beautifully on the landscape. Not a single tree was destroyed during the construction of the hotel. The rooms are big enough, well decorated and amazingly cozy. The service couldn't be better/friendlier and even the restaurant that, at the beginning didn't seem to meet the hotel standards, is now preparing really tasty and good-looking meals. Breakfast is delicious and has a great variety of products prepared for you, no matter what time you wake up.

So far I couldn't find a better place to rest, to regain energies and even to date. I fell in love so hard with Herdade da Cortesia that after staying on December 2010 for the first time, I've been there two more times. And will definitely be back really soon...

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2011

This hotel has a lot of thing that makes ir perfect! One of those things is the fact that you don't have breakfast hour! so you don't have to wake up in a hurry because you don't want to miss breakfast. You also don't have check our hour.. so you can really enjoy your day...

The pool is just perfect, the staff is amazing... the view its just unique... the restaurant and bar are great....


the outside fire place makes it so comfortable to just be outside in the evening for a drink a chat with your friends...


to rooms are some of the best i've seen... you get free internet everywhere... you can rental a bike for a symbolic price ( KTM BIKES), horseback riding... etc etc etc...

i think that i can put this in my top 3 hotels!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Herdade da Cortesia

Property: Herdade da Cortesia
Address: Avis 7480-102, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Portalegre District > Avis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Avis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Herdade da Cortesia 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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