We love the bold commitment and terrific execution of such disparate styles that coexist here. The concept of an emotional connection to design and environment and the confident attention to detail all housed in a peaceful faraway valley works beautifully. The only problem? It would be very hard to choose just one room….
Mountainside Hotel Alvados, Portugal
Located in one of the most beautiful valleys in central Portugal in the heart of the Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park, this boutique hotel concept was born from a love of the land, the charm and warmth of personal hospitality and food and, most certainly bold design. Nestled into the rural hamlet of Alvados, this modern installation has been executed with incredible confidence and quirky but flawless style.
Designed to elicit a specific emotion, each of the twelve rooms is linked to a classic film and no two are even remotely alike. From sleek and chic “mod Bond” to Hemingway-esque safari style, each is an unexpected delight with finely tuned bespoke detail and all are positioned to take in the stunning unspoiled countryside. The communal areas are bright and fun with an eclectic collection of vintage and contemporary features that are welcoming, chic and comfortable.
With a passionate focus on food and culinary creativity, the hotel serves some of the finest locally sourced and seasonal Portuguese cuisine and hosts cooking lessons with fresh ingredients from the garden. The dining areas are convivial and fun spaces to relax and enjoy a great meal and lounge at the bar. The spa facilities include D’Aire baths, a relaxation room and a massage room and there are two outdoor swimming pools perfectly calibrated to the environment and several common areas that intimately connect with the stunning landscape.
This is a great fusion of bold design, delicious culinary expression and appreciation of nature.
Bringing together the community, we encourage Boutique Homes guests to join the coordinated neighborhood get-together with many houses, many snacks, many conversations. Meet the village people, taste their dishes! Info & pricing
Fully staffed reception, concierge services, room service and business center with equestrian and walking tours. Housekeeping and laundry services. Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV, land line telephones, bathrobes, slippers and personal care products in each room. Optional spa services available including massage and yoga. Complimentary bicycles. Airport transfers available with surcharge. Optional childcare and baby cots available.
Situated in the remote and quiet Natural Park of Serras de Aire e Candeeiros, the hotel is a rural paradise best explored on foot and the famously peaceful Valley of Canada can be reached in a short walk. Although far removed from city life, it’s only a short drive to some of the most stunning UNESCO sites including the town of Tomar, Batalha Monastery, Sanctuary of Fátima, Nazaré and just ten minutes from one of the natural wonders of Portugal, the Mira d’Aire’s caves. Lisbon is just over an hour’s drive.
Alvados, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Lisbon International (1 hr.)
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Mountainside Hotelfrom €159/ nt
|$260 x 4||$1,040|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
|TOTAL (with Deposit)||$1,780|
100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.