To help you prepare your trip to the beautiful Alentejo region, I’ve made a list of the three best hotels of each category and I took into consideration the many points of interest in this area. Discover what are the best hotels in Alentejo so that your trip to this region becomes memorable!
What were the selection criteria when choosing the best hotels in Alentejo?
I’ve chosen hotels with more than 150 reviews and a score higher than 8/10, with free wi-fi. Then, I’ve chosen the hotels according to price, services and location.
Top 3 of the best hotels in Alentejo with * (Hostels)
1. Pensão Destino 9.4/10 (Castelo de Vide)
One of the things that stand out when guests arrive to Pensão Destino is the fact that this hostel is located in an old train station. Here, guests can admire the original glazed tiles and rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom.
During your stay you can take the opportunity to visit Castelo de Vide and get to know some of its points of interest, such as the Fort of São Roque, the Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria and the castle. If you have the chance, you can also go to the beautiful village of Marvão and explore the Serra de S. Mamede Natural Park.
2. Hakuna Matata Hostel 9.2/10 (Zambujeira do Mar)
Located right in the heart of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina Natural Park, this hostel is one of the favourite places to stay for people that want to spend some nights near one of the most famous beaches and villages in Alentejo – Zambujeira do Mar.
Apart from the beaches, this location is also known because of MEO Sudoeste, a famous Portuguese summer festival.
In addition, this hostel offers to guests private rooms and dorms and a shared kitchen; you can also enjoy the living room equipped with a television or rent a bike at the reception.
3. Pousada de Juventude de Évora 8.6/10 (Évora)
Chosen by many who travel to this part of Portugal, Pousada de Juventude de Évora is located at an old building fully refurbished and in great conditions. Here, you can count on a 24-hour open reception and all the rooms have a private bathroom.
This youth hostel stands out from many others by the fact that it is located in the historic centre of Évora, one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal. During your stay, take the opportunity to visit the monuments located just a few metres away from the hostel, like the Roman Temple, the Cathedral, the Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) and others.
Top 3 of the best hotels in Alentejo with **
1. Moov Hotel Évora 8.8/10 (Évora)
Envied by many hotels in Alentejo, Moov Hotel Évora ensures the comfort and quietness to all its guests, even though it is a two-star hotel.
Among other amenities, this hotel has soundproof rooms equipped with air conditioning and television; its decoration is amazing and you can relax and enjoy your breakfast at the beautiful interior patio.
Like Pousada de Juventude, the privileged location of this hotel allows its guests to stroll through the streets of the historic centre and visit the several monuments of Évora – it’s not by chance that the city is also known as the “museum city“.
2. Mansão Alto Alentejo 8/10 (Portalegre)
Located in the centre of the city of Portalegre, Mansão Alto Alentejo is a few metres away from the Cathedral and the castle and, because of that, it is one of the favourite places to stay when visiting this Portuguese region.
The hotel rooms are equipped with air conditioning and cable television; a private bathroom is also available. If you stay at this place, you can admire the simple and colourful decoration of the rooms and common areas – definitely a place to consider when visiting this city.
3. Hotel Eira da Pedra 8/10 (Vila Nova de Milfontes)
Hotel Eira da Pedra is located at the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina Natural Park, at one of the most known Alentejo towns, famous by its beaches – Vila Nova de Milfontes. Located just a few metres from the beach, this is one of the favourite places for those visiting Alentejo coastline.
If you stay in Hotel Eira da Pedra, know that you’ll find rooms equipped with television; you’ll also have a private bathroom. If you don’t want to go to the beach or stroll through the streets of this town, you can go for a swim in the pool of this hotel.
Top 3 of the best hotels in Alentejo with ***
1. Dom Dinis Marvão 9.3/10 (Marvão)
This three-star hotel offers to guests rooms equipped with air conditioning and television. However, one of the things that stand out is definitely the jacuzzi in the terrace that you can enjoy while admiring the breathtaking landscape of this region.
Located inside the walls of the village of Marvão, one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal, the hotel Dom Dinis Marvão is the perfect place to spend the night if you want to explore Serra de S. Mamede Natural Park.
Apart from the amazing views that you can enjoy from the hotel, you can also take the opportunity to explore other locations in this area like Castelo de Vide.
2. Hotel Bejense 8.7/10 (Beja)
Right in the heart of Alentejo you can find Hotel Bejense, a three-star hotel located in the historic centre of Beja. If you stay at this hotel, know that you’ll find the Cathedral and the castle only 800 metres away; even closer, you’ll find the Botanical Garden of this city.
Concerning amenities, this hotel has rooms equipped with air conditioning, a 24-hour open reception where you can ask for information about the points of interest of Beja and more; renting bicycles is also a possibility at this hotel.
3. Hotel D. Luis 8.5/10 (Elvas)
Hotel D. Luis is located a few metres away from the Amoreira Aqueduct and the historic centre of Elvas, both listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. In fact, you’ll find in this city the most wonderful and important set of fortifications in Portugal – if you go to Alentejo, this is definitely a place to visit!
If you stay at Hotel D. Luis, one of the best hotels in Alentejo, know that you’ll have at your disposal rooms equipped with air conditioning and satellite television; take the opportunity to go for a swim in the pool and admire the magnificent aqueduct right in front of the hotel.
Top 3 of the best hotels in Alentejo with ****
1. Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa 9.1/10 (Vila Viçosa)
Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa is located right next to the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa, a huge and magnificent building with significant historic value. Apart from the proximity to this monument, you can also visit the castle of Vila Viçosa and the Marble and Sacred Art Museums.
If you stay at this four-star hotel, know that you won’t regret it! Apart from its privileged location, you’ll find luxurious rooms equipped with cable television and marble bathrooms with a bathtub; you’ll also have at your disposal an outside pool, a beautiful terrace and a restaurant.
2. Pousada Castelo de Estremoz 9/10 (Estremoz)
The location of this beautiful four-star hotel couldn’t be better as it is inside the walls of Estremoz castle. From its patio and pool you can admire the amazing landscape over the city and Alentejo’s plains – definitely a breathtaking sight!
Pousada Castelo de Estremoz is one of the favourite places to stay when visiting this Portuguese region and there are several reasons why this happens: apart from its wonderful location, this luxury hotel has a classical decoration that kept some characteristics from past centuries; you can also take the opportunity to relax at the game room and try at least one dish from the amazing restaurant.
3. Hotel Rural Monte Xisto 9/10 (Santiago do Cacém)
For those who want to have some peace and quiet during their holidays, this four-star hotel is the perfect place to spend some nights. Secluded and away from the big cities and towns, Hotel Rural Monte Xisto offers to its guests an enjoyable stay in this Portuguese region.
Among other amenities, you’ll find in this beautiful hotel an exterior pool with salt water, a tennis court and a restaurant where you can try several Alentejo dishes and more; the rooms have a simple but modern decoration and are equipped with air conditioning.
Top 3 of the best hotels in Alentejo with *****
1. Convento do Espinheiro 9.1/10 (Évora)
This five-star hotel is set in an old convent completely refurbished that dates back to the 15th century. Guests have at their disposal luxurious rooms and other amenities that stand out, such as the fitness centre, the outside and interior pools, the spa centre and the tennis court.
Secluded but located only 5 km away from the beautiful city of Évora, Convento do Espinheiro is the perfect place for you to spend some nights in this region.
Here, you’ll have the peacefulness that you need during your holidays and, at the same time, the proximity to one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal and its historic centre, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
2. Pousada Mosteiro do Crato 8.9/10 (Crato)
Considered as a Small Luxury Hotel of the World, this five-star hotel is located in an old convent from the 14th century and only 2 km away from the beautiful village of Crato and 25 km from Portalegre and Serra de S. Mamede Natural Park.
Surely you won’t regret staying at this luxury hotel and there are several reasons why this is one of the favourite hotels of people that come to this region. Enjoy your stay and go for a swim in the exterior pool and relax in the game room or in your room with a modern decoration – it will be worth your while!
3. L’AND Vineyards 8.6/10 (Montemor-o-Novo)
You can find this five-star hotel near the beautiful city of Montemor-o-novo, the perfect place for those who want to visit this Portuguese region. You can also take the opportunity to visit the village of Arraiolos, 25 km away, and the magnificent city of Évora at a distance of 35 km.
However, this hotel doesn’t stand out because of its location but because of other reasons. You can eat a wonderful meal at the restaurant awarded with a Michelin star; the rooms have sliding roofs so that the guests can gaze at the stars; you can also enjoy the outside pool and heated interior pool, the spa centre and much more!
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