Stay at Torre de Palma Wine Hotel
No trip to Alentejo is complete without a stop at Torre de Palma, for it is here that wine romances blossom and liquid gold flows. Wake to invigorating interiors that are contemporary and warm. Follow this signature design to the pleasures of the main house, where a central tower salutes you amid gleaming white-washed walls.Beneath the mellow heat of a Portuguese sun, you spend your afternoons roaming the vineyards. Encounters with the Lusitano horses also catch your eye. But when it comes down to it, the tastings steal your heart. Savour a glass before your daily massage. More servings from your favourite bottle accompany the chef’s evening surprise.
Circled beautifully by countryside galore, the hotel is rustic and remote. The ruins of an old Roman villa are a short walk away. Medieval Estremoz is 30 minutes by car. Meanwhile, Lisbon Airport is a 2-hour drive.
Just 18 rooms make up this stunning Alentejo boutique. Set in former stables and workers’ cottages, stays are attractively decorated in bright-meets-white shades. Simple yet stylish, these are interiors that inspire a strong sense of place.
Who is it for
Though family rooms are available and there’s plenty of space for play, the mood here is intimate and perhaps better suited to couples. Wine lovers, especially, are in for a treat.
Facilities & activities
Service throughout the property is excellent. It combines with a serene spa, fitness centre and indoor and outdoor pools. A swing-filled bar serving tapas and a gourmet restaurant also feature. Beyond, you have bicycles to borrow, Lusitano horse rides and an entire winery to explore.