It was a our second time here and the staff and owners recognised us 2 years later, impressed.
We own our own guest house and if we were going to model ours on another guest house it would be this one.
Everything has been thought about from indoor design to landscaping the garden.
The big thing for us was the grounds. Portuguese generally don't fuss too much about gardens and the grounds and its usually a bare garden that welcomes you.
Here you can walk around the fruit trees, rose bushes, bamboo plantations and just feel the air alive with bugs and birds.
The rooms are tastefully decorated and we have tried both the modern newer rooms and the older ones (which we actually prefer as its located further away from the main house)
The 5 min drive from the main road is what gives this place its rural charm so don't make a judgement on this as its definitely not a problem. The breakfast is nice (although never easy to get right with so many nationalities but pancakes, croissants and decaf coffee would have been great)
Would we come back. YUP were back in September for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Herdade da Matinha is a country house in the middle of the nature in Alentejo, very close to the beach. We have 20 rooms (7 classic double rooms, 8 romantic rooms, 3 familiar rooms, 2 suites). A place for relaxation and rejuvenation, Herdade Da Matinha is surrounded by old oak trees. Start the day with breakfast in bed or on the covered veranda. Meals are prepared by the owner and feature farmhouse breads and cheeses, as well as renowned Portuguese wines. Sample local specialities made with homegrown, organic vegetables.Spend time exploring the area on horseback. Alternatively, you can soak up sun while relaxing next to Herdade Da Matinha outdoor pool.The entire building is kept in white, earthy tones, with comfortable seating areas inviting you to take it easy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Herdade Da Matinha Hotel Cercal Do Alentejo
- Herdade Da Matinha Portugal/Cercal