São Lourenço do Barrocal – Monsaraz

Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portgual, From £144


São Lourenço do Barrocal has been in the same family for over 200 years. An ancient small farming village, it has been brought carefully back to life as a remarkable hotel of understated luxury, surrounded by old holm oaks, olive groves and vineyards. Here, the feeling of being at home is intimately connected with the sense of belonging to the vastness of the land.

Set in the foothills of medieval Monsaraz and nearby the Alqueva lake, they cultivate modern comfort while giving you the experience of staying on a working farm, in communion with nature and the area's heritage.

What makes this Kobu?

What makes this Kobu?

The rebuild

The design of this hotel takes its lead very much from the history of the site, not only the man-made elements but the natural ones as well. They've been sympathetic to the geography and topography of the site, making changes only when necessary. They call this a seamless extension of everything that has gone before...and we agree.


Thankfully, many hotels are beginning to reduce the impact tourism can have on the environment by introducing initiatives like using seasonal, local food. São Lourenço do Barrocal is a shining example of this overdue trend. They're rightfully proud of their orchard and vegetable garden. You'll be able to taste the produce during your stay.

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