Hello people! Who loves the experience of staying charming and exclusive hotels raises your hand! “Well then,” as the Portuguese say … prepare your sighs and starts thinking about the next trip to Portugal. The country is more interesting than ever, with its wonderful cuisine, fine wines, beautiful beaches, safe cities and dream hotels. In other words, Portugal is a great idea.
Lisbon is the main gateway for a visit to the country. It is worth reviewing the Belém Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, strolling on Tram 28, walking through Praça do Comércio, visiting the ruins of São Jorge Castle, strolling through trendy Chiado and Bairro Alto. It was exactly where it reopened Bairro Alto Hotel after undergoing a major revitalization led by renowned Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura. The boutique hotel – part of The Leading Hotels of the World’s select group – looks beautiful. It has only 87 elegant accommodation in the historic center, close to everything. Besides the location being perfect, in the heart of Lisbon, the terrace is a must, with a super view.
Driving an hour by car from Lisbon to Comporta, you arrive at one of the most sought after destinations in Europe. The Sublime Comporta is among the best hotels in the country and has a delicious mix of mountain air and the Atlantic ocean breezes. It is like sleeping on the mountain and waking up at sea. A magical and enchanted place. Surrounded by greenery and close to extensive beaches of golden sand. The Sublime Comporta is an invitation to the good table, the wine ritual, a good reading and getting into the Alentejo rhythm: without haste and enjoying the best of life.
And now I will tell you the most glamorous name of Monsaraz at the moment: São Lourenço do Barrocal. An idyllic hotel located on a family owned property for over two centuries and bears the Small Luxury Hotels seal. You can already feel how special it is. One of the highlights is the farm to table restaurant that uses seasonal produce and the taste of local delicacies. A super authentic hotel surrounded by vineyards, medieval villages and archaeological sites.
Now what? I guarantee you, it made you want to pack your bags! So, let’s get to work. Time to schedule the next stop.
I wish you a week full of love and peace.
XoXo and see you next Tuesday.