Fodor's Expert Review Cooking and Nature

Rua Asseguia das Lages 181, 20 km (13 miles) south of Batalha, 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 local prizes and worldwide attention. There's a small spa (open October through May) and a pool out back, where hammocks and a nightly bonfire add to the laid-back mood. The restaurant serves light lunches, while dinner comes in the form of a cooking workshop overseen by a chef.

PROS

  • great for really getting away from it all
  • lively cooking workshops
  • friendly
  • enthusiastic staff
  • friendly, enthusiastic staff
  • a wide range of activities, from yoga workshops to horseback riding
  • great destination for getting away from it all
  • rooms are decorated with fun themes

CONS

  • far from historic sights
  • pool rather small
  • spa functions only in winter
  • no dinner on Sunday
  • far from the historic sights
  • small swimming pool

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New, Romantic, Trendy, Views
Casual
Countryside
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 244-447000 | -244 447 000

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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