Very relaxing stay in the Portuguese countryside...amazing views
debbie29non 22/09/2017 17:26
My husband and I stayed at Herdade Dos Barros with a group of 8 who were hiking in the Alenjento countryside. We arrived late in the day hot and tired, and we were welcomed with open arms ( literally ), shown to our comfortable large rooms, and pointed in the direction of the swimming pool....what a treat THAT WAS. The pool is huge...there are plenty of chairs and umbrellas and when the temperatures soar, that pool is a lifesaver.
The hotel itself is rural and relaxing and the owner (Rui) simply could not be more accommodating. He and his mother run the restaurant and the food is exceptional....authentic Portuguese style and very plentiful. We just couldn't get over the quality or the huge portions.
If you really want a break from life's hectic pace, this is the place to go...you will be awakened by roosters and stunning views and will find yourself in a quiet little spot with no stress. Be aware though that the WiFI connection is sporadic and there will be times you have no connectivity....go for a walk instead!
An absolute delight-wonderful Portuguese hospitality
NealNYCon 16/05/2017 18:29
My wife and I stated here for 3 nights with a group that was on a guided walk trip. The rooms were generous, comfortable, and very clean. Breakfast was generous and the dinners cooked by the owner Rui's mom were superb. Rui operates an organic farm so the food is very fresh and healthy. His mom is an absolute delight as is Rui. He has a great personality and very helpful and friendly.
The location is great for tourists but a car is a must have to get around.
As sweat as it gets
BBKYon 24/08/2014 18:24
This is a rural hotel - we wanted a rustic stop between Lisbon and Seville where we could rest and recharge mid trip. We couldn't have found a better place.
There are just 4 rooms, a restaurant, and a pool. Plus a stunning view of a castle and a barn.
It was an amazing little place. My wife, our 2 year old, and I loved it.
If you have dinner there (recommended) get the tomato soup - we loved it so much we're trying to make it back home.
Enjoy this hotel - it's truly special.
This place cannot be bettered
Larry Hon 03/11/2011 20:38
Herdade dos Barros is a serene place to relax or to venture out into the countryside of the Alentejo. The owner Rui is extremely helpful, and will do everything to make your stay much more than just satisfactory. The breakfast is fantastic, and the atmosphere of the whole place is beyond just enjoyable. I will be returning to this place the next time I come to the Alentejo.
A delightful experience
kiwisterlingon 21/10/2010 12:03
You will not find better in this region and from later experience elsewhere in Portugal probably not anywhere at this price. Rui, the owner, goes the extra mile to make the stay enjoyable and he deserves much credit for his hard work.