Fodor's Expert Review Challet Fonte Nova
Rua da Fonte Nova 8, Alcobaça, Leiria, 2460–046, Portugal
A five-minute walk from the Mosteiro de Alcobaça, this charming B&B has guest rooms in period style, while the more spacious lodgings in the new wing—including two suites with balconies—are more classically decorated. Originally built by returning Portuguese emigrants to show off their newfound wealth from Brazil, the main house reflects a style that was popular in the South American country at the time. The downstairs honor bar—complete with a pool table—opens out onto a terrace and the centuries-old "new fountain" that gives the place its name.
- a trellised walkway out back leads up to a large, leafy garden
- small spa where massages are available
- toiletries by luxe Portuguese label Castelbel
- no fitness facilities
- no restaurant
- no pool
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Closed 2 wks in Dec.