The Alentejo district of Portugal
Alentejo is the largest district of Portugal, the literal meaning of Alentejo means beyond the Tejo. Alentejo central south and south of Portugal, stretches from the Spanish border to the east to the west coast of Portugal ending at the Algarve to the south and the Tejo river to the North.
A rural area with historical towns, endless landscapes, beaches, rugged coastline and peaceful nature surroundings.
Once a poor, remote district it is now one of the most popular areas for innovative retreats both for the private and corporate traveler, providing the perfect setting for quiet meetings and gatherings just a stone throw away from the 2 main airports of Portugal, Lisbon airport and Faro. Not overrun with tourism due to its vastness, it still keeps its traditions in tact.
Along with its growing popularity, it has a growing number of modern, innovative hotels based on many of the typical Alentejo themes.
Our pick of most innovative hotels in Alentejo!
Possibly one of the first to bring modern innovation to Alentejo the L-and vineyards resort is a price winning resort close to the enchanting city of Evora . The resort evolves around a lake, vineyards, wines and the famous Alentejo starry skies. It is a luxury retreat with a subtle natural design theme.
This 5 star resort is unique with its star view suites. to top it of it has a Michelin starred restaurant evolving around the fresh Alentejo produce.
|L-and vineyards >>||25 luxury suites||
U shaped – 45 people Theater – 100 people
|Michelin starred restaurant, Claudule spa||highway access: yes|
In the center of Evora within 200 meters of the historical city wall, you will find the Vitoria stone hotel. This hotel set up with a bold design combines genuine tradition with modern innovation.
Rustic elements are combined with sophistication and luxury. The hotel has a spa, infinity pool, restaurant and meeting rooms and provides a pleasant retreat in the center of the historical city of Evora
|Vitoria stone hotel >>||48 rooms||Event possibilities: big room – 58m2. Classroom 35, Theatre 45, U-shaped 45, Small room – 18m2, Meeting 10||restaurant, spa||highway access: yes|
On the Alentejo coast, in Villa Nova de Milfontes, you will find one of the most innovative luxury resorts in Portugal. Surrounded by natural landscapes, a lake, olive groves and within a stone throw of the rugged west coast, Naturarte resort.
This resort is all about detail, from the breakfast basket brought to the villas to the biological delicacies served in the restaurant. With only good reviews you can count on this paradise taking care of all details to provide the perfect luxury retreat suitable for private groups & team meetings.
|Naturarte >>||Rio 7 villas Campo 2 villas + 4 rooms||
auditorium for 40 people; meeting table for 24 people or several adjoining spaces
|pool, lake, restaurant||highway access: yes|
This Alentejo 5 star hotel is an ode to Portuguese Marmor. The hotel is decorated with Marmor in full detail. Located at Vila Viçosa’s monumental center, 180km away from Lisbon and 60km away from Évora the hotel emphasis is on comfort and tranquility and with its spacious rooms, excellent service and beautiful decor it lives up to its promise!
|The Marmoris hotel >>||39 rooms, 5 suites||
3 banquet rooms: 2 rooms with a capacity of 10 to 80 people and a ballroom with a capacity of 140 people.
|Stone spa, restaurant with local produce, many activities in and around the hotel||highway access: yes|
Convento Espinheiro is a haven in Evora. The hotel located in the former convent is set within the large grounds and gardens of the former convent. With its 92 room capacity it is one of the larger 5 star hotels in Alentejo making it the perfect setting for unique luxury events. History and culture combine with leisure and relaxation in this wonderful hotel.
|Convento Espinheiro >>||92 rooms of which 10 suites||
Large room up to 400 people.
|spa, restaurant, wine cellar, grounds, pool||highway access: yes|