Located in the middle of nowhere, it exudes luxury, romance and good taste — just thirty minutes away by car from Évora, the capital of Portugal's south-central Alentejo region classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The hotel consists of a main building, minimalist and perfectly embedded in the landscape, thirty luxury villas and 120 square meters suites with garden, lake or sky view. As the name implies, the latter has an opening on the roof, allowing you to sleep under the stars — and thanks to the lack of light pollution, there are plenty. These suites also feature a private plunge pool. All have fireplaces, private terraces and are the perfect setting for a magical-and-romantic stay. Outside, an infinity pool blends into the landscape, surrounded by luxury puffs and chairs that in summer invite you to sit back, drink a cocktail, or read a book. And right next to it is the SPA which includes an indoor black swimming pool; a lake and a restaurant.
If you are staying at the sky view suite and planning to use the private pool, please note that it takes approximately two hours to fill. You're welcome.
It's absolutely delightful to walk around the hotel. It's one of those places where a couple of hours feel like a refreshing holiday. Everything feels right, especially at sunset or night after dinner: the sound of birds, the leaves of the trees dancing in the breeze, the smell of the heat in summer — that typical Portuguese perfume only a few can recognise — and even the crisp cold in winter. It's like each step is a memory being recorded.
For wine-lovers, this is the place to be. The hotel produces its own wine in a 6 hectares vineyard. You can get involved in all sorts of activities related to wine culture. And for food-lovers, L'AND Vine Yards's restaurant is divine. You should definitely try the tasting menu — and cry for more.
If sunbathing, enjoying the spa and eating well is not enough, there are many other activities at the hotel, from horse riding, balloon rides, outdoor cinema and much more.
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Estrada Nacional 4, Herdade das Valadas, Apartado 122, 7050-051, Montemor-o-Novo
(+351) 266 242 400