5 Gorgeous Small Hotels Off the Beaten Path in Portugal

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March 25, 2021

Gorgeous small hotels are our first choice when searching for special places to stay in Portugal.

5 Gorgeous Small Hotels Off the Beaten Path in Portugal

Gorgeous small hotels are our first choice when searching for special places to stay in Portugal.

When we combine that with ‘off the beaten path’ we know for sure that we will create new and very special memories.

Below is a mix of the Gorgeous Small Hotels in Portugal that are Off the Beaten Path we have visited and love, plus those on our radar. These boutique stays are all perfect for a weekend escape, romantic getaway, solo retreat, or even a longer and relaxed holiday.


Casa do Rio is is an impeccably designed wine boutique hotel in the Douro with beautiful vineyards, stylish Scandi decor and a dreamy infinity pool.
Casa do Rio Wine Hotel
Casa do Rio Wine Hotel
Casa do Rio Wine Hotel
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Casa do Rio Wine Hotel

A boutique hotel in the Douro with beautiful vineyards, stylish Scandi decor and a dreamy infinity pool.

Opened in 2015, this eight-suite boutique hotel is surrounded by organic vineyards and wildflowers,  and impeccably designed with Scandinavian style rooms and decor. Casa do Rio is one of the best boutique hotels in Portugal, and the sister hotel of Quinta do Vallado, one of the oldest and most famous estates in the Douro Valley.

It’s located deep in the Douro wine region, more specifically, in Vila Nova de Foz Coa. Casa do Rio is slightly farther than most of the hotels in the Douro region so we recommend that you stay for at least two nights. It’s truly beautiful here.

Pensão Agrícola is a stunning six-bedroom rural boutique hotel in Tavira in the Algarve that we instantly fell deeply, truly in love with.
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Pensão Agricola
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Pensão Agricola

A stunning six-bedroom boutique hotel in a genuine Algarve countryside setting.

Pensão Agrícola is a stunning six-bedroom rural boutique hotel in the Algarve that we instantly fell deeply, truly in love with. This little-known spot nestles between the historic town of Tavira and Cacela Velha, a picturesque clifftop fishing village.

On the shady terrace, guests can enjoy a delicious, generous breakfast, or take other light meals by the plunge pool which is heated in the winter. Fill your lungs with the wonderful aromas that the south of Portugal has to offer – you’re surrounded by the scent of almond, carob, fig, orange and olive trees. Trust us – you’ll be in for a treat.

Companhia das Culturas is a quirky eco boutique hotel with beautiful vintage decor in Castro Marim, in the Eastern Algarve.
Companhia das Culturas
Companhia das Culturas
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Companhia das Culturas

Quirky eco boutique hotel with beautiful vintage decor in Castro Marim, in the Eastern Algarve.

Surrounded by 40 acres of pine, cork, carob and olive trees, plus a biological garden, Companhia das Culturas is a boutique hotel in the Algarve offering a truly relaxing experience.

The owners, Eglantina and Francisco, are proud of the produce of the region and their hotel is a reflection of that. It’s evolved through seven family generations and it took 10 years (it opened in 2008) to create what is today “Companhia das Culturas”. There are nine uniquely decorated rooms, four apartments with kitchenettes, and a gorgeous hammam.

Every object in the hotel has been recycled and restored with the use of local materials. The furniture, therefore, is an interesting mix of different periods and styles and the result is both unique and beautiful.

A Hospedaria is a small rural boutique hotel near Tavira and Cacela Velha comprising five suites with private patios and a small shared pool.
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A Hospedaria
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A Hospedaria

A small rural hotel near Tavira and Cacela Velha comprising five suites with private patios and a small shared pool.

A Hospedaria is a gorgeous rural hotel near Tavira and Cacela Velha comprising five suites with private patios, 2.7km from Cabanas beach. It’s the new sister hotel of the awesome Pensão Agrícola, which is located just a few metres away.

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

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

So there you go, those are what we consider to be some of the Gorgeous Small Hotels in Portugal that are Off the Beaten Path right now. We hope you like them as much as we do.

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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Obrigada,
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Joana and Sofia

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