I felt relaxed and at home the very moment I got to the place. The welcome was warm and the owner and staff looked after us as though we were part of the family or long lost friends.
Our room was very comfortable and stylish. One can see that the owners had spent considerable time and care with the interior design of the establishment. I do not speak portugese but this did not present any problem with the staff understanding me. In fact, English was spoken with ease by all the key staff.
Now lets talk about the food and wine. One word- "Superb"!! In fact, I would go back just for the food alone. I spent a week here and every day dinner was excellent. The selection of very very good Portugese wine married well with the food.
I have already booked for a stay during 2013 and cannot wait.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Herdade da Matinha is a country house in the middle of the nature in Alentejo, very close to the beach. We have 20 rooms (7 classic double rooms, 8 romantic rooms, 3 familiar rooms, 2 suites). 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 prepared by the owner 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 on horseback. Alternatively, you can soak up sun while relaxing next to Herdade Da Matinha outdoor pool.The entire building is kept in white, earthy tones, with comfortable seating areas inviting you to take it easy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Herdade Da Matinha Hotel Cercal Do Alentejo
- Herdade Da Matinha Portugal/Alentejo - Cercal