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“Peace, quiet and star-studded skies”
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Monte Alerta
Ranked #3 of 11 Monsaraz B&B and Inns
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Peace, quiet and star-studded skies”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

What a lovely surprise Monte Alerta has been. We stayed here for 4 nights and wished we had stayed longer as there were still things we wanted to see and do. Our rooms were huge, with well equipped bathrooms and very comfy beds. The house is delightful, smells gorgeous (an important factor for me) and is decorated in a stylish rustic way. The pool area is charming and the breakfasts delicious with plenty of fresh fruit, ham, cheese, good bread, home-made cakes and lashings of coffee. Vitoria and Sergio are friendly and helpful and Vitoria cooked us a delicious local dinner on our first night which we struggled to finish!
Don't miss a trip out around Monsaraz on the Karts with their son Sergio - a thrilling ride!

Room Tip: Room 7 is on the first floor with a small balcony and gets the afternoon sun. Room 10 is on the grou...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is a beautiful place to stay. There were 4 of us and we had two rooms. Both were very spacious. One had a very large bathroom with double wash basin and the other a pretty balcony overlooking the front of the house. The hosts, Sergio and Vitoria, could not do enough. Breakfast was a buffet - plenty of fruit, very tasty bread and cakes, good coffee etc. The town of Monsaraz is a couple of Kms away and was absolutely stunning. We stayed 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area. One tip - take the kart trip at sunset with the hosts' son (also called Sergio) - brilliant fun!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Great home with a single soul. For any option is a perfect spot. To go with the children, with friends, in order to a romantic weekend or just to rest, it is always a good choice. The gardens are beautiful and the pool is very good sized.
Monte Alerta location is perfect for those who want to take advantage of the region and know well what alqueva has to offer.
Undoubtedly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2014

home care and green spaces

Space nicely decorated and cozy

good pool

family friendly

It has space for dining

Possilidade eating food typical from Alentejo

typical Alentejo landscape

Possibility of excursions in karts all terrain

Near alqueva and Castle of Monsaraz

Room Tip: Room nº 10 On the ground floor, next to the garden and pool and breakfast room
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Leiria, Portugal
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Monte Alerta is a traditional "monte alentejano", an old agricultural property, typical of this region of Portugal. The entrance is fabulous: you park your car and you go through a beautiful garden where you can smell all the flowers and herbs there and you can see the cats lying around in their nap. Inside, you immediately see two very cozy living rooms, with a big fireplace and you wonder how is it in the winter...
We spent a week in Monte Alerta in August and Alentejo in August is hot! However Monte Alerta takes advantage from the traditional building techniques and the modern technologies (aka air conditioning) to provide a very pleasurable stay. If you are brave enough to face the 38ºC outside you have a very nice swimming pool in the garden, with plenty of chairs and lawn to grab a tan.
For those who want to get to know the vicinities, you are very close to Monsaraz, Mourão, Reguengos de Monsaraz and all the small villages on the shore of the Alqueva lake.
All in all, if you want to spend some time in a quiet place, comfortable but still rustic, Monte Alerta is certainly a place to visit!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Monsaraz is an unforgettable Moorish walled hilltop village, almost unique in Portugal. What makes it perfect is its panoramic views over the Alqueva lake, Europe's largest man-made reservoir. Monte Alerta is a traditional spacious Alentejo farmhouse with attractive outbuildings and a charming garden with a good sized pool, essential during the summer as this is the hottest part of Portugal! The room was comfortable and well-equipped with a modern bathroom. Victoria and Sergio are wonderful hosts. As well as serving very good traditional breakfasts and evening meals they were generous with the locally produced after-dinner liqueurs!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Monsaraz is a beautiful place to visit in Alentejo. This familiar hotel is perfectly located with a privileged view to Monsaraz. The pool and surrounding area are very nice. And the sky is amazing to watch.
The room was comfortable but very simple and "empty".
The breakfast was good.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Monte Alerta
Address: Monte Alerta Caminho Municipal 1127, Monsaraz 7200-174, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Monsaraz
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Monsaraz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Monte Alerta 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monte Alerta E no sope da Vila de Monsaraz que esta situado o Monte Alerta dia e noite vigiado pela vila medieval, e ele proprio olhando a zona raiana de Espanha. A dois kms da casa encontrara o Centro Nautico de Monsaraz, junto ao Grande Lago do Alqueva, local onde podera praticar atividades relacionadas com a agua O monte e um verdadeiro oasis de frescura e paz, com frondosos jardins tematicos, ( jardim da piscina, jardim da meditacao ), para alem de outras zonas verdes, e de um lago artificial que no verao refrescam o monte. Estes jardins sao constituidos por variadas especies de arvores, algumas de grande porte. No interior, os saloes generosos bem como os quartos amplos, proporcionam uma estadia aprazivel. Todos os quartos possuem ar condicionado, televisao LCD e casa de banho privativa O pequeno almoco e servido em buffet,e os hospedes podem saborear o seu cafe nos jardins ou em redor da piscina. O Spa do Monte Alerta convida ao relaxamento e tranquilidade. Se pretender conhecer a regiao fora de estrada, podera alugar um dos nossos kart cross e deixar-se ir a aventura Esperamos por si. ... more   less 
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