Fodor's Expert Review Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel

Rua Asseguia das Lages 181, Alvados, Leiria, 2480–032, Portugal Fodor's Choice

"Get connected with nature" is the slogan of this innovative hotel, set amid olive groves in the Parque Natural Serras de Aire de Candeeiros. Its recipe of hiking, biking, and do-it-yourself gourmet cuisine has won prizes and international attention. There's a small spa (open mid-October through mid-April) and a pool out back, where hammocks and a nightly bonfire add to the laid-back mood. The restaurant serves light lunches, while for dinner there's a choice of shared plates made from seasonal ingredients—or you can sign up for a cooking workshop overseen by a chef. A stylish sister hotel 200 yards away, The Nest, has another 8 rooms and 2 apartments at slightly lower rates, but no restaurant.


  • indoor and outdoor yoga workshops available
  • great destination for getting away from it all
  • rooms are decorated with fun themes


  • far from the historic sights
  • swimming pool is small
  • no dinner on Sunday




Phones: 244 447 000


12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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