An intimate and thoughtfully-crafted modern retreat, this off-the-beaten-path boutique hotel offers just seven rooms in a tranquil setting, where contemporary design and simple living coexist beautifully.
Villa Extramuros Arraiolos, Alentejo, Portugalrecommended by Veronique Lievre
Villa Extramuros is a contemporary, 7-unit hotel in Arraiolos, a small city in Alentejo, a province famous for its unspoiled natural beauty, long history, and rich gastronomic traditions. Open all year long, the hotel offers peace and quiet in a stunning setting perfectly complemented by clean and modern design.
The Villa offers three standard rooms and two superior rooms, all located on the first floor, with panoramic views from their private patios. Standard rooms have separate dressing rooms and bathrooms with showers and natural lighting. Superior rooms offer views of the Arraiolos castle, village, and countryside. They also offer two new junior suites.
Common areas include a living room with fireplace, patio with orange trees, dining room, 15x6m inifinity pool and deck, and two terraces for lounging or dining. The stylish furnishings range from 1950s to the present.
Included in the rate is breakfast, which can be taken either in your room or in the common areas. Salads and snacks are served throughout the day, while dinner requires advance notice. The cuisine is a gourmet mix of Portuguese, Mediterranean, and French specialities, making use of the best Alentejo’s produce.
Nearby attractions include the historic city of Evora with its Roman Temple and Renaissance mansions, several unspoiled beaches, and the 13th century Arraiolos castle. Activities such as horse riding, carriage riding, tennis, watersports can be arranged on request. You can also visit local wineries and farms.
Put simply, Villa Extramuros is a chic and elegant small hotel off the beaten track for travelers interested in delving into one of the most beautiful parts of Portugal.
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Villa Extramurosfrom €140/ 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.