Fodor's Expert Review Areias do Seixo
Praceta Do Atlântico, Póvoa de Penafirme, Lisbon, 2560–046, Portugal Fodor's Choice
Set among the pine trees in front of Mexilhoeira Beach, this small and stylish eco-conscious hotel, 20 minutes from Torres Vedras, was built with a desire to harmoniously integrate it with its surroundings. All but one of the rooms have views of the ocean and dunes (and it makes up for the lack of a view with a private garden). Decorated with natural driftwood, all the accommodations have underfloor heating for winter, while in summer a fan and the sea breeze are enough to keep you cool. The restaurant serves creations from the hotel's own garden. There is also a glamping tent on the lake and several stylish villas sleeping up to six adults, each with a terrace, barbecue, and private pool.
- spa with sauna, steam room, and treatment rooms
- heated outdoor pool is a great place to relax
- free bicycles for exploring the area
- beach is a 10-minute walk and doesn't have a lifeguard
- far from any nightlife
- rates are pricey
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Closed Jan. and Feb.