YOUR EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS WHEN BOOKING WITH US
- The lowest prices guaranted
- A travel designer available 7 days a week
- Organic solar products and a Samsonite gift delivered to your home (value: 125 €)
- For each booking, Little Guest donates to underprivileged children
- The sumptuous exteriors spread over 700 hectares with swimming pools, vegetable gardens, vineyards, and much more...
- The many family activities to reconnect with the omnipresent nature around the estate
- The giant treasure hunt organized for the children that makes them rush to explore the area
Surrounded by ancient holm oaks, olive groves and vineyards, the 5-star hotel São Lourenço do Barrocal is located in a bucolic setting: the Portuguese countryside of the Alentejo region.
It is more precisely in what used to be a small agricultural village, also called ‘Monte’, that the family estate has been evolving for more than 2 centuries. Discover this historic property in perfect symbiosis with nature between the medieval hill of Monsaraz and Lake Alqueva.
Upon request and at additional cost, you can benefit from a shuttle service to and from Lisbon airport (2h) and Évora railway station (45′).
The São Lourenço do Barrocal stands out among Portugal’s unique natural heritage. The cottages in particular, can be described as a small country house, completely private and totally suitable for family holidays. Under its modern and uncluttered farmhouse look, , reminiscent of local agricultural architecture, the estate plants its decorations between wildflowers, bushy perennial grasses and scattered colours. You can observe butterflies flirting with the petals and birds dancing in the midst of soothing nature.
José António Uva, the worthy representative of the eighth generation of the same family to have lived in São Lourenço do Barrocal, is responsible for the aesthetics and splendour of the place to this day. Who better than a little boy who grew up and spent his childhood in this place to give you an authentic and unforgettable experience?
São Lourenço do Barrocal offers a wide range of services to every family:
- 22 rooms
- 2 suites
- 16 cottages
- Large accessible gardens
- 1 vegetable garden
- 1 outdoor swimming pool for adults
- 1 outdoor swimming pool for children
- 2 restaurants
- 2 bars
- 1 wine-growing estate
- 1 farm shop with local products
- 1 spa with relaxation room, cedar hot bathtub, and saunas
- 1 fitness room
- 1 riding ring and horse stables
- 1 playroom for toddlers up to 11 years old
Local craftsmanship and rural surroundings combine to create adorable rooms and cottages where happy families like to stay in order to share privileged moments of intimacy.
As their name suggests, the Winery Rooms (50 to 70 m²) are located on the path leading to the winery and offer views of the old grain silos and/or the reflecting pool. Perfect for couples with a young child, they include a beautiful bedroom with a king-size bed, a bathroom with a bathtub, two sinks and underfloor heating, a generously sized desk and a comfortable armchair. Some of these rooms give access to an outdoor patio (15 to 20 m²) equipped with garden furniture and a shaded pergola.
The Suites will satisfy those holidaymakers who want a large luxurious space (90 m²) and privileged access to the surrounding countryside. Offering a spectacular view of the Château de Monsaraz, each suite includes a living room with sofas, coffee table and dining table for 6 people. A Marshall speaker is available to listen to music. The bedroom features a generously sized desk and a bathroom with a shower and a separate bathtub, two washbasins and underfloor heating. There is also an outdoor area with a view of the swimming pool or the new vineyard.
Revel in total connection with nature by staying in one of the Barn Cottages. Those privileged drop-off points for families have the advantage of overlooking the countryside life and the olive trees. Each of them features 2 bedrooms with private adjoining bathrooms, a living/dining room and of course a sublime kitchen where you can concoct delicious little dishes on your own. Outside, toddlers will love to explore your outdoor patio, and make it their own magical world for the duration of your stay.
The extremely romantic Meadows Cottages open onto an outdoor patio with views of the meadows. Living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, cosy bedrooms, bathrooms, nothing is missing in this love nest waiting for you. Here, an extra bed can be added in the room for a child from 5 to 12 years old, for an extra charge of €80/night.
Of course, a cot (up to 4 years) can be added upon request and at no extra cost in each accommodation.
Served between 7:30 and 11:00 a.m., the homemade breakfast is offered to you by the house! Fresh bread, local products, organic ingredients of local origin, here is what will sign the beginning of your busy days!
The Alentejo region is famous for its fresh, simple, full of flavour cuisine. This is showcased at the São Lourenço Do Barrocal Restaurant where the culinary brigade executes delicious recipes based on seasonal products picked from the hotel’s vegetable garden or purchased from local producers. On its terraces overlooking the gardens, you can enjoy, for example, a “grouper fried with olive oil, garlic and coriander”, or a “shrimp stir-fry on a bed of garden salad”.
For their spring and summer dinners, families like to sit down at the Hortelão Restaurant, located by the pool and the vegetable garden, to enjoy grilled vegetables with certified organic veal or fish caught in the Alqueva Lake, about 10 km from the hotel.
And to accompany these divine dishes, the house will surely serve you one of the wines produced and grown at the hotel’s winery. Cultivated on a unique terroir, São Lourenço do Barrocal’s 10-year-old vines are a dream come true. To sample this little pleasure, you can take part in a wine tasting while admiring the view of the landscape. With a glass in your hand, your gaze on the foothills of Monsaraz…
The most romantic will not be able to resist grabbing their wicker basket filled with local produce and sitting in the shade of cork oak in the garden of almost 700 hectares. Lulled by the soft breeze, enjoy light, regional dishes prepared to order for a successful family picnic.