The 24 Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in the Alentejo

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April 20, 2024
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The 24 Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in the Alentejo

Alentejo is a region in the south of Portugal with sleepy villages, rural stays, breathtaking wild beaches, and fantastic regional cuisine.

Below is a mix of the Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in the Alentejo we have visited and love, plus those on our radar - divided by the following  sub-regions:


Boutique Hotels on the Alentejo Coast

Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast ‘Costa Vicentina’ is all about its sleepy villages and spectacular wild beaches. A wonderful base for surfing, hiking, walking, cycling, canoeing, and birdwatching. Or maybe just chilling. Discover the best boutique hotels in Cercal, Zambujeira do Mar, Porto Côvo, São Teotónio, Odeceixe, and Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Herdade da Matinha
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Herdade da Matinha

Herdade da Matinha is a charming rural-boutique hotel located in the scenic Alentejo region of Portugal, close to stunning beaches. The hotel boasts colourful decor, paintings by the owner, Alfredo, and an outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy various activities such as picnics, yoga, massages, surf classes, and horseback riding amidst nature. Herdade da Matinha is on the Rota Vicentina, a 340km nature hiking route.

Herdade da Matinha is a rural boutique hotel in Alentejo, surrounded by beautiful scenery and near spectacular wild beaches.

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Três Marias
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Três Marias

Três Marias is a serene rural hotel on the Alentejo Coast, offering 15 whitewashed rooms with rustic decor, natural light, and an inviting porch. Owned by Balthasar, a founder member of Rota Vicentina, the hotel is the perfect base to explore Southwest Alentejo's beaches and Vicentina Coast Natural Park. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast of regional food, fresh pastries, and an outdoor swimming pool. Dinner is available on request, featuring a regional set menu and wine.

Três Marias is a simple and beautiful rural hotel nestled among the serene countryside of the Alentejo Coast.

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Monte da Bemposta
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Monte da Bemposta

Monte da Bemposta is a farmhouse hotel nestled in the rural landscapes of Alentejo's coastline, offering a selection of ten unique houses and three studios with rustic yet minimal decor. There’s a shared swimming pool, bicycles, padel courts, friendly animals and ample space for picnics. Monte da Bemposta is located a short walk from the beach and the renowned Fishermen's Trail, Monte da Bemposta is a place to enjoy laid-back vibes and reconnect with nature.

Monte da Bemposta is a captivating Alentejo rural farmhouse hotel that combines rustic charm with coastal beauty.

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Boutique Hotels in Comporta and Melides

Head to Comporta and Melides to relax on the long sandy and pristine beaches, admire the rice fields, and wander around the charming villages. Discover the best boutique hotels in Comporta and Melides.

Vermelho Melides
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Vermelho Melides

Vermelho is a boutique hotel located in the village of Melides in the Alentejo. It's the brainchild of designer Christian Louboutin who first fell in love with Melides over a decade ago. Entering through Vermelho's age-worn wooden doors feels like stepping into an art gallery adorned with the designers' eclectic collection of antiques, curious objects and art.

Each of the 13 rooms has been individually designed, providing a touch of Portuguese craftsmanship that makes it truly special. There are plenty of areas to unwind, such as the colourful gardens, a heated pool, the Indian Lounge, the excellent Restaurant XTian led by Chef David Abreu, and the adjacent hammered silver leaf Vermelho Bar.

Christian Louboutin has masterfully crafted Vermelho Melides, an exquisite boutique hotel nestled in a small Alentejo village.

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Sublime Comporta
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Sublime Comporta

Sublime Comporta is a stunning nature retreat in a 17-hectare estate surrounded by pine, cork trees, dunes, rice fields, and white-sand beaches. Accommodation options are spread across several buildings, including two- to five-bedroom cabana-style villas. Each villa has its own pool; four more are in the resort, including a children's pool and a heated indoor pool. The architecture is inspired by local cabanas.

Sublime Comporta is a five-star hotel in Comporta nestled in a stunning 17-hectare estate, surrounded by pine and cork trees.

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Spatia Comporta
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Spatia Comporta

Spatia Comporta offers rooms and villas set in pristine woodland, blending naturally into their surroundings. All rooms have a large floor area of over 40 square metres, using glass and wood to create a smooth flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. There’s a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a shared lounge area.

Spatia Comporta is a boutique resort is tucked away near the cool beach town of Comporta, on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

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Quinta da Comporta
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Quinta da Comporta

Quinta da Comporta is a luxury five-star wellness boutique resort located in the idyllic nature of Comporta, Portugal. Choose from different types of accommodation, including three-bedroom Pool Villas, Townhouses, Rooms & Suites. Highlights include a 40-meter-long infinity pool, an organic restaurant (Mar D'Arrozal), a spa with an indoor/outdoor heated pool, hammam, sauna, interior gym, and a well-equipped gym. Carvalhal Beach is a five-minute drive from Quinta da Comporta.

Quinta da Comporta is a wellness boutique resort idyllically located in Comporta’s natural reserve, near the white sandy beach of Carvalhal.

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B.Hostel
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B.Hostel

B. Hostel in Comporta is a stylish boutique guesthouse in Brejos. It offers nine rooms, an open-plan communal kitchen, a large living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a terrace, and a small swimming pool. Guests can rent individual rooms or the whole building. Its laid-back homely vibe makes it the perfect choice for exploring Comporta without compromising on style or breaking the bank.

B. Hostel is a small hotel in the heart of the small village of Brejos da Carregueira, in Comporta, offering a stylish yet affordable stay.

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Pa.te.os
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Pa.te.os

Pa.te.os is a collection of four stunning holiday homes in Melides designed by the well-known Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus. Be surrounded by the gorgeous landscape of Alentejo at one of these four stunning architect-designed houses, available to rent individually or as a complete set. There’s a shared infinity swimming pool, serene courtyards, on-demand massages, and private yoga classes. Wake up to a delicious breakfast prepared in the comfort of your own house.

Pa.te.os is a collection of four stunning holiday homes in Melides designed by the well-known Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus.

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Boutique Hotels in Inland Alentejo

Head to inland Alentejo to be mesmerised by the golden landscape, its charming historic villages, and delightful local gastronomy. Discover the best boutique hotels in Reguengos de Monsaraz, Estremoz, Évora, Arraiolos, Beja, Montemor-o-Novo, Grândola, and Torrão.

São Lourenço do Barrocal
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São Lourenço do Barrocal

São Lourenço do Barrocal is a family-owned 19th-century farm estate transformed into a luxury boutique hotel in Portugal's Alentejo region. There are 22 rooms, 2 suites, 13 two-bedroom cottages, and 2 three-bedroom cabins. The hotel also offers a restaurant, spa, winery, horse riding, two swimming pools (one for adults and another for children), and more. Nearby, the medieval hilltop village of Monsaraz (4 km) boasts stunning panoramic views of Alqueva Lake, Europe's biggest man-made water reservoir.

São Lourenço do Barrocal is a 19th-century farm estate retreat in Alentejo, set amidst ancient oaks, olive groves, and vineyards.

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Casas Caiadas
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Casas Caiadas

Casas Caiadas presents a trio of lovingly restored water mills converted into charming whitewashed cottages near Sabugueiro in Alentejo. Seamlessly blending rustic charm with minimalism, these cottages can be rented individually or together. Featuring a swimming pool, daily breakfast, and housekeeping, the retreat is surrounded by ancient olive trees, making it an ideal choice for stargazing and nature lovers.

This trio of old water mills, named Casas Caiadas, has been lovingly converted into gorgeous whitewashed cottages with a beautiful natural pool.

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Open House
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Open House

Experience a fusion of minimalist design and authentic Alentejo charm at Casas Caiadas Open House, a four-bedroom boutique guesthouse in the tranquil village of Arraiolos. Set in a historic building that once hosted a renowned bakery and 19th-century refuge, it features stylishly designed rooms and a rooftop pool with panoramic views. Just an hour's drive from Lisbon.

Open House is a four-bedroom guesthouse with minimalist architecture and design pieces, located in Arraiolos, a peaceful village in Alentejo.

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Herdade da Malhadinha Nova
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Herdade da Malhadinha Nova

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is a luxurious farmhouse with a spa, an infinity swimming pool, and a winery. It offers suites and villas across six housing units surrounded by vineyards, with some units featuring private pools. The interior is decorated with designer and artisanal items. The estate's spa offers a range of services, and the cuisine is created by Michelin-starred chef Joachim Koerper, using organic produce grown on the estate.

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is a luxurious farmhouse with an infinity pool, a spa, and a winery, all surrounded by the estate’s gorgeous vineyards.

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Cucumbi
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Cucumbi

Cucumbi is a rural guesthouse on an organic farm in Portugal's Alentejo region, run by Catarina and ToZé. They offer six rooms and a two-bedroom cottage with rustic design, a saltwater pool, bikes, and an organic breakfast featuring fresh-laid eggs. Rooms are named after animals on the estate.

Cucumbi is a rural guest house set on an organic farm in the Alentejo, where the pace of life is slow, and the rhythms of nature dictate the days.

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Aljana Guest House
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Aljana Guest House

Aljana is a charming guesthouse in Beja, owned by a family and comprises seven beautifully designed bedrooms. The living room features a cosy fireplace, and the terrace offers a picturesque view of Beja's Cathedral bell tower, with a swimming pool to refresh yourself. Breakfast is organic and locally sourced.

Aljana Guest House is a beautiful seven-bedroom guesthouse with a pool located in Beja, a laid-back town in the heart of Alentejo.

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A Casa do Governador
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A Casa do Governador

Escape to the Alentejo countryside and discover A Casa do Governador, a charming farmhouse estate nestled in a tranquil ecological reserve in Évora. With 28 hectares of land, including five acres of vineyards, this centennial house offers rooms spread across three unique villas, each with a distinct history and contemporary rustic decor. Indulge in candle-lit local cuisine prepared by the in-house chef, take a carriage ride, stroll through the vineyards, taste delicious wines, or just chill by the pool.

A Casa do Governador is a charming farmhouse with contemporary rustic decor nestled in a tranquil ecological reserve near the historic town of Évora.

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Casa do Gadanha
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Casa do Gadanha

Casa do Gadanha is a twelve-bedroom guesthouse and restaurant set in a remarkable manor house in Estremoz, in the heart of Alentejo.

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Dá Licença
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Dá Licença

Dá Licença is a boutique hotel in Estremoz amidst Alentejo's hills. It offers five opulent suites blending art and nature. Discover an art gallery, unwind by the round pool, and enjoy 360º views of the Serra d'Ossa forest and medieval castles. A sanctuary of marble, cork, and local craftsmanship awaits you.

Dá Licença is a peaceful boutique hotel and art gallery with an impressive round pool set in a breathtaking location in the Alentejo countryside.

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So there you go, those are what we consider to be some of the Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in the Alentejo right now. We hope you like them as much as we do.

If you are planning to explore Comporta, you might also be interested in our article Our Insider’s Guide to Comporta in Portugal. It offers a selection of our favourite hotels in Comporta and Melides, alongside some recommendations for restaurants, shops and activities. If you are exploring other areas you might also want to check out our article The Best Hotels in Portugal.

Here's hoping you create new memories here in Portugal. Tag us on Instagram (we would love it if you do!) and let us know how it goes. 🤗

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