The 24 Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in the Alentejo

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September 21, 2022

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

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 and Guesthouses 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 facade, a farmhouse hotel in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

São Lourenço do Barrocal
– Monsaraz

São Lourenço do Barrocal is a farmhouse hotel in the Alentejo region of Portugal, set amidst ancient oaks, olive groves and vineyards.. The estate has been in the same family for over 200 years, and it used to be an ancient farming village.


Casas Caiadas, a gorgeous trio of whitewashed cottages with a beautiful natural pool located in the heart of Alentejo.

Casas Caiadas
– Sabugueiro

Old water mills have been turned into a gorgeous trio of whitewashed cottages with a beautiful natural pool. Casas Caiadas is located in the heart of the Alentejo, near the small village of Sabugueiro and the historical town of Évora.

Open House facade, a boutique guesthouse located in Arraiolos, a peaceful village in Alentejo.

Open House
– Arraiolos

A four-bedroom villa with minimalist architecture and design pieces located in Arraiolos, a peaceful village in Alentejo.

Aerial view of Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa, a boutique hotel set in rural Alentejo, in Beja.

Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa
– Beja

Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa is a boutique hotel set in rural Alentejo, in Beja. This luxurious farmhouse offers an infinity swimming pool, a spa and a winery, all surrounded by the estate’s gorgeous vineyards.

Kitchen of Cucumbi, a rural retreat in Alcácer do Sal.

Cucumbi
– Alcácer do Sal

Cucumbi is a small and peaceful rural retreat in Santa Susana in Alcácer do Sal. The views here are to die for, plus there’s a salt water swimming pool and a strong focus on sustainability and organic produce.

Living Room at Aljana Guest House in Beja, Alentejo

Aljana Guest House
– Beja

Aljana is a guesthouse located in the laid back town of Beja, in the heart of the Alentejo region. There are seven beautifully designed bedrooms, a living room with a fireplace and a lovely terrace with a swimming pool - perfect for cooling down on those hot Alentejo summer days. The breakfast is largely organic, sourced from the owner's family farm.


Casa do Governador Hotel in Evora

Casa do Governador
– Évora

A seven-bedroom centennial house offering rustic-style decor and an outdoor pool, set in an ecological reserve area near the beautiful historical town of Évora in Alentejo.

Dá Licença impressive round pool. A boutique hotel and art gallery set in a breathtaking location in the Alentejo countryside near Estremoz.

Dá Licença
– Estremoz

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

Casa do Gadanha in Estremoz

Casa do Gadanha
– Estremoz

Casa do Gadanha is a twelve-bedroom guesthouse and restaurant set in an impressive manor house in Estremoz, in the Alentejo. On the rooftop, there’s a plunge pool where you can enjoy the views of the city and the surrounding Alentejo countryside. A 30-minute drive from the beautiful historic town of Évora and 1h30 from Lisbon.

Travassos 11 living room. A boutique bed and breakfast set in a luxurious manor house in the historic centre of Elvas in the Alentejo.

Travassos 11
– Elvas

Travassos 11 is a boutique bed and breakfast set in a luxurious manor house in the historic centre of Elvas in the Alentejo.


View from Monte Velho Equo Resort, a boutique hotel near Évora with a strong focus on horse riding activities.

Monte Velho Equo Resort
– Arraiolos

A boutique hotel near Évora with a strong focus on horse riding activities. Each room opens to a furnished balcony with amazing views of the dam, and the typical beautiful landscape of Alentejo.

Aerial view of Caia Dam lakeside where Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina is located with stunning lake views and scenic green surroundings.

Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina
– Santa Eulália

Set right on top of the Caia Dam lakeside, Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina boasts stunning lake views and scenic green surroundings. This boutique seven-bedroom house features nature-inspired décor and furnishings.

Casa no Tempo living room. A holiday house with minimal beautiful decor in the Alentejo.

Casa no Tempo
– Montemor-o-Novo

A dreamy four-bedroom old family farmhouse, with minimal beautiful decor set among wildflower fields, lakes and cork groves near the hilltop village of Montemor-o-Novo in the deep Alentejo in Portugal. Only an hour’s drive from Lisbon.


Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses 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, surfing, 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 facade, a rural boutique hotel in Cercal in the Alentejo.

Herdade da Matinha
– Cercal do Alentejo

Herdade da Matinha is a rural boutique hotel surrounded by wonderful scenery, near the spectacular beaches of Costa Vicentina. The estate offers several activities including picnics, yoga, surf classes, cooking lessons, and magnificent horse riding.

Outdoor space of Três Marias, a simple and beautiful rural hotel in the Alentejo Coast near Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Três Marias
– Vila Nova de Milfontes

Três Marias is a simple and beautiful rural hotel nestled among the serene countryside of the Alentejo Coast near Vila Nova de Milfontes Town and the stunning beaches of Aivados and Malhão.


Craveiral Farmhouse by Belong swimming pool. A boutique farmhouse located in the heart of the Alentejo.

Craveiral Farmhouse by Belong
– São Teotónio

This charming boutique farmhouse is located in the heart of the Alentejo coast near the small fishing village Zambujeira do Mar. It consists of 38 houses and studios, with a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by nature.

Monte da Bemposta is a farm stay in the Alentejo.

Monte da Bemposta
– Porto Côvo

This charming Alentejo estate offers ten individual houses that sleep up to four people each, plus three smaller studios. Larger groups can also rent the main house, which has three bedrooms and a living room. All the accommodation options have a kitchenette. There’s a shared swimming pool, padel courts, animals and gardens, plus the beach is only a 10-minute walk from Monte da Bemposta. Breakfast is served daily and during lunch and the afternoon there are snacks and drinks available by the pool.

O Lugar, a guesthouse in Porto Covo in the Alentejo.

O Lugar
– Porto Côvo

O Lugar is a stylish and minimalist guesthouse with six suites. Located in the heart of the charming fishing village of Porto Côvo in the Alentejo coast.

Cabeça de Cabra kitchen. A rural guesthouse located in Costa Vicentina in the Alentejo.

Cabeça da Cabra Country Guesthouse
– Porto Côvo

Cabeça de Cabra is located in Costa Vicentina in Alentejo, a haven for nature lovers. This rural guesthouse is the labour of love of the owner, Ana, who transformed an abandoned primary school into a peaceful retreat.

Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in
Comporta

Head to Comporta to relax in the long sandy and pristine beaches, admire the rice fields and wander around the charming village. Discover the best boutique hotels in Comporta.
Joana at Sublime Comporta Country Retreat & SPA.

Sublime Comporta
– Comporta

Sublime Comporta is a wonderful luxury retreat surrounded by nature, offering rooms plus cabana-style suites and villas with private pools and cosy fireplaces. It’s located near the idyllic beaches of Comporta, Carvalhal and Pego.

Aerial view of Spatia Comporta, a boutique hotel in Comporta.

Spatia Comporta
– Comporta

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

Swimming pool at Quinta da Comporta, a five-star boutique hotel idyllically located in the heart of Comporta’s nature reserve.

Quinta da Comporta
– Comporta

Quinta da Comporta is a five-star boutique hotel idyllically located in the heart of Comporta’s nature reserve, near the white sandy beach of Carvalhal. Just over an hour’s drive from Lisbon.

B.Hostel a boutique guesthouse in Comporta.

B.Hostel
– Comporta

If you want to stay in Comporta without breaking the bank, then B.Hostel might be for you. This nine-bedroom boutique hostel offers simple and stylish accommodation. Breakfast is included, and there's an open-plan shared kitchen, a large living room, and a garden with a small pool. You can rent each room individually or the whole building.

Casas na Areia, holiday cottages with a swimming pool in Comporta.

Casas na Areia
– Comporta

Four fully equipped cottages with a special twist: white sand instead of traditional floors. These stunning huts are integrated on the natural reserve of the river Sado in Comporta, home to a great variety of wildlife.

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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 places to stay in Comporta, alongside some recommendations for restaurants, shops and activities.

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Joana and Sofia

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