Escape to the Countryside in These Boutique Hotels. From the Alentejo region to Comporta and the Douro Valley, here’s a curated selection of Portugal’s most enchanting countryside hotels. With endless olive groves, picturesque vineyards, and meandering rivers, the Portuguese countryside is a captivating escape, perfect for long autumn weekends. Discover these idyllic retreats for an unforgettable experience.
Dá Licença Hotel
“A Quirky Oasis in the Heart of Alentejo”
Situated a two-hour drive from Lisbon, Dá Licença is a unique gem. Blending the characteristics of a boutique hotel and an art gallery, this former Portuguese farmhouse is now managed by Vitor Borges and Franck Laigneau, two Parisians with exceptional backgrounds. Surrounded by wheat fields and centuries-old olive trees in Estremoz’s countryside, it offers three rooms and five spacious suites adorned with designer furniture and art pieces. Explore the scattered artworks throughout the hotel, take leisurely strolls in the countryside, enjoy relaxing in-room massages, and savor private dinners—your options are plenty.
Douro 41 Hotel
“A Riverside Haven in the Douro Valley”
Renowned for its picturesque vineyards, the Douro Valley continually attracts nature enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs. Douro 41, an elegantly designed hotel, nestles alongside the river. Conceptualized by the architectural firm Serôdio, Furtado & Associados and decorated by Cristina Jorge de Carvalho, it offers 60 rooms and suites overlooking the tranquil waters. Immerse yourself in a restaurant that reinterprets local flavors, and unwind in a spa specializing in hydrotherapy and vinotherapy, all in an atmosphere bathed in soothing colors and minimalist furnishings.
“Timeless Luxury Farmhouse”
Located a few kilometers from the village of Monsaraz in Portugal, this luxurious farmhouse has been in the same family for over two centuries. The local proprietors continue to manage the surrounding vineyards and olive groves while caring for this charming hotel, which features twenty-two rooms, two suites, and sixteen independent cottages. Supreme comfort is a priority here, with Egyptian cotton bed linens, goose down blankets, and a Susanne Kaufmann spa renowned for its organic cosmetics from Austria. Another delight is the restaurant, focusing on fresh, locally sourced products, adjacent to a small delicatessen where you can find mementos to take home, such as Alentejano wine, Iberian ham, and Portuguese pastries.
“An Escape in Fisher’s Hut Charm”
Leading the list of the most beautiful hotels in Portugal, Sublime Comporta is an architectural masterpiece by José Alberto Charrua. Inspired by traditional fishermen’s huts, this establishment features 34 rooms, some with private pools, nestled within over 17 hectares of pine and oak forest. The restaurant celebrates Portuguese cuisine, and the spa offers treatments using 100% organic products. Enjoy a peaceful retreat in this extraordinary setting.
Pensão Agrícola Hospedaria
“Dive into the Serenity of the Algarve”
With just five pristine rooms, the Pensão Agrícola Hospedaria is a masterpiece by Rui Liberato de Sousa and the Lisbon-based architecture studio Atelier RUA. Surrounded by olive trees, almond trees, avocado trees, and fig trees, this establishment stands out with its linen furnishings, light wood doors, and Scandinavian-designed lighting. With a refreshing pool, you can also savor meals made from the finest local produce, to be enjoyed around the large wooden table in the kitchen or beneath the pergola in the garden, all just a stone’s throw from the region’s most beautiful beaches.