Herdade da Matinha Country House & Restaurant

Cercal Do Alentejo, Cercal, Portugal

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  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service18
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

In a better world, a tasteful little family-run guest house in the countryside would be commonplace, its hundreds of acres of gentle hills and pastures a perfectly natural setting for twenty sunny rooms and a small kitchen turning out farm-fresh meals. But spend enough time chasing this sort of thing and you quickly discover that the simple life — at least the fantasy version on offer at Herdade da Matinha — is fleetingly rare indeed, at any price, let alone one so reasonable.

The hotel centers around the kitchen, where guests can often be found mingling with their hosts and cooks — that is to say, trying to sneak a taste of what the next meal will hold. With flavors rooted in the surrounding Alentejo region, whose very topography seems to render delicious everything that touches it, what the next meal holds is always something good. The first thing you’re likely to taste in the morning is a glass of orange juice, squeezed from oranges and tangerines plucked from trees in the garden moments before, and truly, that’s just the beginning. The kitchen is nearly always humming, and with enough dedication to culinary leisure a guest could probably let all the meals run together into one long, happy stupor.

Of course all that delicious food has to come from somewhere, and that somewhere turns out to be a bucolic expanse of Portuguese countryside. It begs to be explored. Resident horses are the transportation method of choice, taking riders up into the hills, through the surrounding farmland, or out to the beach for a picnic and a swim.

The rooms are simple, but comfy and bright, each with an original painting by one of the hotel’s owners. It’s the kind of homey touch that pervades Herdade da Matinha, and it only works because of the hotelier’s restraint. Staying here feels like visiting urbane friends at their home in the country — a place to slow down, eat well and rest easy.

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Herdade da Matinha Country House & Restaurant is located 170 km from Lisbon International Airport. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for more information or assistance with transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 20 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga

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Check in:

2pm,

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12pm

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    Views: partial mountain.

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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