Two hours south of Lisbon, explore the beaches and vineyards of the Algarve from a base at your own "home" that's formerly a private country residence and 25-acre farm featuring country comforts such as a swimming pool, fruit orchards, vegetable and herb plots, olive groves, and flower gardens. Fazenda Nova has been renovated and restored to feature 10 guest rooms: seven garden suites, two apartments (with kitchenettes and living rooms), and one penthouse. Each of the fresh, clean-lined accommodations have air conditioning, satellite TV, Balinese-style beds topped with Egyptian cotton linens, rain showers, and private outdoor space. The rustic-chic main building houses a library with a seaview terrace, a small bar, and a restaurant that showcases local fare. Expect fish from the Ria Formosa, produce from the onsite orchards, and bread made in the kitchen's 200-year-old oven. Romantic and charming, the hotel is ideally situated for exploring the islands and towns of the eastern Algarve and is just 15-minutes from the historic city of Tavira; renting a car is recommended.
Hotel Award Winner | 2013