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
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!
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…
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.…
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.…
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.
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 !
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!
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.
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.