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Cercal do Alentejo, Cercal 7555-342 Portugal
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Herdade da Matinha is a country hotel set amidst nature, in the Alentejo, but also very close to the beach. We have 35 rooms. A place for relaxation and rejuvenation, Herdade Da Matinha is surrounded by old oak trees. Start the day with breakfast in bed or on the covered veranda. Meals are homemade and feature farmhouse breads and cheeses, as well as renowned Portuguese wines. Sample local specialities made with homegrown, organic vegetables. Spend time exploring the area. Alternatively, you can soak up sun while relaxing next to Herdade Da Matinha outdoor pool. The hotel also offers comfortable seating areas inviting you to take it easy.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Hiking
Horseback riding
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Canoeing offsite
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Taxi service
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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epetergiles wrote a review Dec 2022
Los Angeles, California43 contributions18 helpful votes
Head of the table, trickling pond Towering cypress a dog's come and gone Sturdy old construct older than me Lighting like moonlight soft and hazy Cod with potatoes black pork with clams straight up Alentejan sure feels like my jam --- In a glade- a vale a hollow a valley a sloping pasture More home to the silence and the wind than me Hills -an anchor to keep you from sliding- down through the silence of memory. Roses yawning off the dew --- Birds exploding from trees Tempura shrimp with black linguini in a cream sauce Distant dogs shout at distant dogs Black pork with carrot
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Benjamin Hoffmann wrote a review Sep 2022
Bern, Switzerland12 contributions5 helpful votes
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This place is committed to the Alentejo Life. Its authenticity and the fantastic food are captivating. I enjoyed vegetarian dishes and was spoiled with home made ice cream. The managers are very friendly and will go the extra mile for you. I will be back soon!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 12 Oct 2022
Dear Benjamin, Thank you for sharing your experience at Herdade da Matinha. We appreciate your kind words about out property. Looking forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, Marco Matos Herdade da Matinha
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AndreaVV90 wrote a review Sep 2022
Venice, Italy14 contributions16 helpful votes
The staff is superb, every single employee we have encountered was super professional and always with a smile. However I would like to highlight the following points: - to arrive to the hotel you need to drive for 4km off to a dirt road - dont bring you own car if you care for it - the hotel public areas are not taken care of, full of spiderwebs and dirt. Smells of humidity everywhere - there is no pool service at all, no food, no drinks and you need to go to the reception to get your own towels - food is average and highly overpriced, options are very limited specially in the evening. - we found ourselves with absolutely nothing to fo within the herdade, unless you want to go for a trail - the room was ok, not worth 180€ per night. Smells like it’s been closed for years and housekeeping staff is so loud. I would not go back
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not luxurious accommodations. 2 star hostel at max. No service at the pool, no room service and...
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Response from Herdade da Matinha, Proprietário at Herdade Da Matinha
Responded 12 Oct 2022
Dear Andrea, Thank you for sharing your experience at Herdade da Matinha. We will address all your comments with the team in order to improve our service delivery. Hoping to have the opportunity to receive you again in a near future and recover your faith in our hotel. Kind regards, Marco Matos Herdade da Matinha
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José_Sá wrote a review Jun 2022
Lisbon, Portugal17 contributions12 helpful votes
I spent three nights with my family and were delighted with the quietness of that rural landscape. Our room (34) was a few steps way of the main building. Décor was fine and the room was quite spacious. I particularly liked the fact that there was no TV as this improves the feeling of being away from the news and everything that worries you around the world. However Wi-Fi worked just fine and does not even require a password. Public areas around the main building are also very pleasant to enjoy a drink, trade stories with other people or just relax. Price value ratio was in my opinion quite good as we ended up with the feeling that we received more than what we paid for. Advice for futures travelers: - Pack lightly and do not bring trolleys as the wheels would be destroyed. From the car park to your room you have to carry your own luggage around the dusty path. Bring backpacks. - The hotel is only accessible through a poorly maintained track. It is dusty, stony and around 3,5 Km long. Keep the windows of the car closed to avoid dust inside. This is not the hotel’s fault but they could raise awareness of the city council over this issue. If possible, save your car and bring a rental. - Try the restaurant for dinner. Even if it is not cheap, they have a different menu for every day and we were very pleased with the three course meals.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Herdade da Matinha, Proprietário at Herdade Da Matinha
Responded 5 Jul 2022
Dear José, Thank you for sharing your experience in Herdade da Matinha. We appreciate your kind words about our property and services. Our access is typical of a country house, there are 3 km of dirt road, with some dust in the mix, no doubt, but we believe that it serves as a disconnection from the real world and the entrance to a place of contact with nature. Hope to welcome you back in the future, Kind regards, Marco Matos Herdade da Matinha
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David F wrote a review May 2022
Dublin, Ireland217 contributions142 helpful votes
Sumptuous accommodation on every level, beautiful pools and stunning public areas set in a tranquil rural setting. Dinner was of the table d’hote variety - one starter, main and dessert which was ok if nothing exceptional. The house white actually recommended by our server, a first, was not only relatively inexpensive but pretty good on the palate. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice from pancakes through eggs or cold meats with fresh orange juice or whatever combination required. Faultless. Our room was in a separate accommodation block of 8 apartments a short walk from the main building in what could loosely be described as a shipping container but the similarity ended with the structure. Inside, a massive and insanely comfortable bed, deep pile carpet and powerful shower completed a beautiful room which was metres from a well appointed pool area. My only complaint - and for me it is a serious problem - is the access road to the property, a 2km dirt track that no doubt shortened the lives of my rented car’s tyres considerably. Driving up and down this monstrosity raised my blood pressure as well and cancelled out much of the chill experience the hotel os designed to engender. If you love your car do not under any circumstances bring it here. That said, a great experience and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The access road is a shocker.
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Response from Herdade da Matinha, Proprietário at Herdade Da Matinha
Responded 5 Jul 2022
Dear David, Thank you for sharing your experience in Herdade da Matinha. We appreciate your kind words about our property and services. Our access is typical of a country house, there are 3 km of dirt road, with some dust in the mix, no doubt, but we believe that it serves as a disconnection from the real world and the entrance to a place of contact with nature. Hope to welcome you back in the future, Kind regards, Marco Matos Herdade da Matinha
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pepelevoo wrote a review Jul 2021
Concord, New Hampshire358 contributions76 helpful votes
A long dirt road through the Montados leads to this oasis. It is eclectic and luxurious and lush and unique. We went with the fixed price dinner and had all kinds of wonders. Local beef tartare and shrimp rice were fantastic with. outrageously good service.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Herdade da Matinha, Owner at Herdade Da Matinha
Responded 5 Nov 2021
Good afternoon, Thank you for sharing your experience at Herdade da Matinha. We appreciate your comments about our property and restaurant. Looking forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, Marco Matos Herdade da Matinha
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Capucine L wrote a review May 2021
Lisbon, Portugal1 contribution
Herdade da Matinha is a great place. We came with our family. The place is beautiful, the staff very friendly and caring. The restaurant is delicious. The rooms are great. We vowed to come back soon !
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Catarina_MiguelST wrote a review May 2021
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We had a wonderful time in Herdade da Matinha. We felt immersed in nature and comfort, right under the beautiful stars of the Alentejo sky. The room in the Farmhouse was wonderful, the food was delicious, and the staff was so kind and attentive! We mostly enjoyed the pool and visited nearby Vila Nova de Milfontes, but would have definitely tried their spa, picnics and horseback rides, had we had more time. Can't recommend it enough!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Herdade da Matinha, Owner at Herdade Da Matinha
Responded 6 Nov 2021
Dear Catarina, Thank you for sharing your experience at Herdade da Matinha. We appreciate your kind words about our hotel and staff. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, Marco Matos Herdade da Matinha
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JoaoConde666 wrote a review Apr 2021
Lisbon District, Portugal1 contribution
A hidden location, beautiful gardens and common spaces. Excellent dinner. Staff is young, friendly and efficient. The bar is a great meeting point. Nearby, the fantastic coast of Alentejo, with towering cliffs and dense flora and fauna.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 6 Nov 2021
Dear João, Thank you for sharing your experience at Herdade da Matinha. We appreciate your kind words about our services and staff. Looking forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, Marco Matos
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RicardinoAGomes wrote a review Apr 2021
Lisbon, Portugal1 contribution
Beautifully decorated room, great breakfast even in COVID19 conditions, great hosts and and I will come back for sure. Location is 10/10, perfectly located near the coast. As a Portuguese and Alentejo usual, Matinha e is one of the best places I’ve been.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 6 Nov 2021
Dear João, Thank you for sharing your experience at Herdade da Matinha. We appreciate your kind words about our hotel and hosts. Looking forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, Marco Matos
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PRICE RANGE
US$130 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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herdade da matinha hotel cercal do alentejo
LOCATION
PortugalAlentejoSetubal DistrictCercal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Herdade Da Matinha
Which popular attractions are close to Herdade Da Matinha?
Nearby attractions include Praia do Malhao (7.7 km), Ilha do Pessegueiro (7.1 km), and Herdade do Pessegueiro (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Herdade Da Matinha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Herdade Da Matinha?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Herdade Da Matinha?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Herdade Da Matinha?
Conveniently located restaurants include O Amandio, Restaurante Passarinho, and Pizzaria Patricio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Herdade Da Matinha?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Herdade Da Matinha?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Herdade Da Matinha?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cemiterio dos Mouros (7.4 km).