In the heart of the Alto Alentejo, a region home to some of the prettiest medieval towns in Europe, lies the Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, a boutique hotel in Portugal which is equally as captivating and lost in time as the landscape that surrounds it. Dating back to 1338, the Torre de Palma is a truly splendid traditional manor house, named after a tower that once formed part of the building. The owners have worked tirelessly to realise their dream of converting this manor house into a beautiful luxury hotel perfect for couples; the result being a stunning merge of modernity and tradition.
The way of life at the Torre de Palma is, naturally, centred around its wine, and here you’ll be able to discover the high-quality wine of the Torre de Palma by enjoying numerous activities, including vineyard tours, grape picking, dinners with hand-picked wine pairings and tours of the incredible wine cellar, an imposing white building at the centre of the estate with a production area, barrel room and tasting room inside.
The variety of other activities on offer hugely reflect the local way of life in a way that visitors can discover the secrets of the real Alentejo and feel like part of the family. Explore the area on horseback on the Lusitano horses, a local breed, or take to one of the many hiking and cycling trails in the region. Cultural tours can also be organised on the nearby Torre de Palma Roman ruins, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Elvas, and the nearby towns of Portalegre, Marvao and Monforte.
If you’re looking to try something a little different, hot air balloon rides, river-boarding, canoeing and white water rafting can also be organised, while there are also several species of migratory birds to watch, including falcons, which also feature in demonstrations at the Torre de Palma. By night, an expert will show you the hundreds of stars that light up the Portuguese night sky.
Relaxation is also one of the main attractions of the Torre de Palma, with its very own spa and wellness centre. Enjoy a Pilates class, a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool, Jacuzzi or Turkish bath, or a variety of treatments including a number of massages, hydrotherapy and reflexology. There’s also a bar, cinema and an outdoor lounge with hanging fireplace to relax in and forget your troubles.
Golf lovers will also enjoy the nearby 18-hole golf courses, featuring 20 water hazards and more than 60 bunkers, making for a thrilling and challenging game of golf.
The restaurant Basilii, named after the Roman family who once lived in the nearby villa, offers a sophisticated take on the flavours of the Alentejo. Among the culinary delights on offer are Alentejo-style Pennyroyal Acorda (bread soup), Iberian pork cheeks with a beetroot and potato foam and an octopus alagarado with Vitelotte potatoes and pepper sauce. The restaurant also hosts regular themed lunches and dinners, and foodies will also love the food tastings and workshops on offer demonstrating the best of the local cuisine. Take a little piece of the Alentejo home with you with the items on offer at the regional products shop, stocking locally-made goods including cheeses, meats, breads, olive oils, jams and of course the delicious wine produced on-site.
Visitors to Torre De Palma Wine Hotel will be spoilt for choice with a variety of rooms and suites on offer, each catering to a different level of luxury. The Casas Alentejanas suites offer bright and colourful double or twin traditional holiday cottages, each telling a story about the way of life in the Alentejo and offering stunning views out over the surrounding countryside. Elegance and sophistication dictates the décor in the Loft Rural suites, offering superior double rooms with king size beds, overlooking the luscious organic garden and the central zone of the Wine Hotel. The Antigo Celeiro suites are each inspired by a different colour often seen in the landscape of the Antelejo, its superior double suites with king-size beds in close proximity to the spa and wellness areas, perfect for those who have come for a relaxing break. Last but not least is the Master Suite, also known as Villa Romana – an exclusive space decorated with earthy tones and inspired by nature, boasting a grand bedroom with a king-size bed, a living area, an additional accommodation space as well as a cooking and dining area.
Exclusive suite with private entrance.
This suite is equipped with a kitchenette. It consists of bedroom, living room, two bathrooms and a mezzanine with a single bed.
The suite, overlooking the magnificent Alentejo countryside, offers a natural luminosity that makes it charming and relaxing. The room, which gives you a warm welcome, a comfortable and welcoming, full of details to be appreciated.
This air-conditioned suite features classic décor, a seating area, satellite TV and a docking station for iPods. Other facilities include a minibar and a safe. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer and a bathrobe.
Located in the main house and the old ban, the double rooms are classic and elegante. The simplicity of the archictectural outlines are enriched with the traditions of the region.
Lisbon airport - 2 hours
Credit card details are required at the time of booking to guarantee your room.
If the cancellation is made until 48 hours before check-in, it will not be charged any fees or penalties.
Cancellations untill 24 hours before check-in, will have penalty of 50% of the total reservation.
No-show, early departure or cancellations less than 24 hours before check-in, will have a penalty of 100% of the total reservation.
Any changes in the reservation may imply changes in the prices.
If the cancellation is made until 7 days before check-in, it will not be charged any fees or penalties.
Cancellations untill 48 hours before check-in, will have penalty of 50% of the total reservation.
No-show, early departure or cancellations less than 48 hours before check-in, will have a penalty of 100% of the total reservation.
Any changes in the reservation may imply changes in the prices.
Prepaid - you have the guarantee of the best price, but implies payment at the time of the booking, non refundable and non modifiable.
No pets allowed.
Torre de Palma is more than just a hotel – it’s a way of life in the stunning Portuguese countryside
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
Prices include breakfast buffet, from 8h30 until 11h00, a glass of wine on arrival and a glass of wine each day at sunset on the top of the Tower (depending on the weather conditions).
Includes access to Spa areas and interior swimming-pool (over 16yrs only) and tea/water/biscuits in the room.
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