We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Herdade Da Matinha

Cercal do Alentejo, Cercal 7555-342 Portugal
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
View all 10 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (253)
Pool & Beach (20)
Dining (14)
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 09/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Cercal
Herdade da Matinha is a country hotel set amidst nature, in the Alentejo, but also very close to the beach. We have 36 rooms. A place for relaxation and rejuvenation, Herdade Da Matinha is surrounded by old oak trees. Start the day with breakfast in bed or on the covered veranda. Meals are homemade and feature farmhouse breads and cheeses, as well as renowned Portuguese wines. Sample local specialities made with homegrown, organic vegetables. Spend time exploring the area. Alternatively, you can soak up sun while relaxing next to Herdade Da Matinha outdoor pool. The hotel also offers comfortable seating areas inviting you to take it easy.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
389Reviews1Q+A23Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 220
  • 99
  • 39
  • 15
  • 16
Time of year
Traveler type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Kasmi wrote a review Oct 17
Valkenswaard, The Netherlands23 contributions11 helpful votes
The place Is beautiful and peaceful in the middle of nature. staff is kind and taking Good care of you, the life slow down there, the facilities are great, rooms Are well arranged, confortable and cosy, I staid in the new building which is beautiful.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2020
Alica B wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
Nice Resort in Nature - off the track. The garden and atmosphere were great. Unfortunately the value for money ratio was the worst in our whole Portugal vacation. 140€ for a double room, dinner was 32€ (food was good but nothing special and also not a lot). We had a room with a panorama of the parking lot which is a pity if you have beautiful nature all around you. The staff was nice but didn’t pay much attention so I was annoyed by paying that much money. The WiFi was just available in the common area. They have a yoga room but this was cleaned in the morning at 9:00 so that it wasn’t possible to perform yoga before breakfast. If you don’t care about money it might be a perfect place to relax. All in all I’d say it has a spirit of a cool hostel but you pay for a 4-5 star hotel.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Cláudia Rodrigues wrote a review Sep 2020
Porto, Portugal3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for only one night and it was a last minute decision, but we're glad we went to Herdade da Matinha, as we had a wonderful stay. We stayed in one of the Superior Deluxe suites and it is amazing. There's a "private" pool for only those 8 bedrooms, but you can also access the common pool. We also had dinner and breakfast, which were both wonderful as well. The only downside in our opinion is the access road to the Herdade, which is not tarmaced since it belongs to the Rota Vicentina (prompt explanation we had at the reception). The staff is also very nice, and the welcome drink (non-alcoholic) was very good.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2020
severinedafonseca wrote a review Sep 2020
Annecy, France4 contributions2 helpful votes
Ican only echo Costaporto's review. Reading all the reviews led us to book this place despite the nightly rate that was quite higher than what we usually plan . We slept in the container's building and although we actually liked the decoration, the soundproofing was quite bad with the other rooms and the main corridor. There are no attention to details, it's a disguised hostel with boutique hotels rates and the service in nonexistent. The restaurant serves a unique menu at an outrageous price per person and we all almost fell asleep as the service was so uncoordinated and slow. Since it is lost in the middle of the countryside, eating out takes quite a bit of time but after the first night experience we did go out every single time. The pool treatment was exaggerated, the smell was so strong and the kids had eyed burning issues from the quantity of product they were adding. I would not recommend this place, not at this rate.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Filipa Vinha, Proprietário at Herdade Da Matinha
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Severine, Thank you for your comment. All our guest’s comments are important to us as they enable us to improve our service and product. Our team dedicates itself every day to provide great service to all our guests: since the very beginning, at the reservation process, throughout the stay and after check out. We are always available to help and assist and truly wish that every guest has a most fantastic stay. Herdade da Matinha is set amidst nature in the beautiful and vast “Alentejo” region. Therefore, in terms of food, we do offer different meal options to our guests apart from the evening set menu, such as an extended lunch menu, picnic baskets and take-away to meet our guests' needs. The pool cleaning is done meticulously, by a certified external company, taking into consideration the public health & safety measures. We are truly sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Kind regards.
Read more
jorge wrote a review Sep 2020
Lisbon, Portugal6 contributions
This place looks like a hostel in the middle of nowhere with some containers pretending to be posh. No wifi or network connection and crazy expensive prices for a lousy accommodation. The place is ran by kids with no experience whatsoever. Looks lie they are on summer holidays. The place is dirty and was not well renovated with some weird paintings pretending to look like art. The food is a disaster. A guy cutting grass all day with terrible noise and kids in the pool with dippers shouting. Terrible experience. Place to avoid if you're looking to have some rest in a quality environment.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Herdade da Matinha, Proprietário at Herdade Da Matinha
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Jorge Costa Thank you for your comment and opinion. Herdade da Matinha is a rural hotel in the immense Alentejo region, a place with a story to tell, that lives through its pieces, objects and paintings. As you may know, in many areas of the Alentejo (country or seaside) the mobile connectivity is almost non-existent. Nevertheless, at Herdade da Matinha wi-fi is available in the main public areas. Our team is indeed young and passionate and is one of our greatest assets. Unfortunately, we were not able to provide you the kind of service you were looking for. We thank you once again for your personal opinion and are truly sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. Kind regards.
Read more
$82 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
herdade da matinha hotel cercal do alentejo
PortugalAlentejoSetubal DistrictCercal
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Herdade Da Matinha
Which popular attractions are close to Herdade Da Matinha?
Nearby attractions include Ilha do Pessegueiro (4.4 miles), Herdade do Pessegueiro (4.0 miles), and Praia da cerca nova (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Herdade Da Matinha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Herdade Da Matinha?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Herdade Da Matinha?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Herdade Da Matinha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Passarinho, O Amandio, and Padaria Pastelaria Inacio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Herdade Da Matinha?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Herdade Da Matinha?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Herdade Da Matinha?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cemiterio dos Mouros (4.6 miles).