Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel & Residences

Praceta do Atlantico – Mexilhoeira, Póvoa de Penafirme, Portugal
15 Rooms
Modern Design & Secluded
Starting at:
taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Some high-end hotels make a point of being fine places to be alone. Areias do Seixo, on the other hand, is the kind of place that hosts a nightly communal bonfire on its wild — and wildly pretty — stretch of coast to the north of Lisbon. It’s not exactly a free-for-all, however — for although the wine does flow freely, given the vast expanse of farmland and ocean and dunes that’s shared by just thirteen rooms, it’s a comfortable, low-key affair, about as private a social gathering as one can have in the company of strangers.

Anyway, you can always skip the bonfire in favor of a fireside glass of wine in your own room. All the accommodations come with rustic fireplaces or wood stoves, not to mention stacks of wood large enough to last a longer, colder winter than these parts have seen in a few hundred years. Maybe they’re worried if you run out, you’ll start burning the furniture, for though the rooms are exceedingly comfortable, they do look a bit like an outgrowth of the landscape. Gnarled, salt-bleached tree limbs form support beams or bedposts; polished concrete and stone abounds; large windows or towering glass walls bring the outdoors in; and to really drive home the point, the main building even has a garden of native plants covering its roof.

That rooftop garden, in fact, is the first of many hints that these hoteliers have some seriously green thumbs. The hotel’s organic farm and greenhouse supplies many of the ingredients for the excellent restaurant. The Atlantic supplies some of the others, like mussels that guests can gather with the staff on a foraging excursion, or fresh pole-caught fish. There’s a range of staff-led and self-guided activities to learn about where everything on the dinner table comes from, and whether you really care or not about the provenance of your soup, the walks and bike-rides around the property are enjoyable for the atmosphere alone, all fresh ocean air and unspoiled coast.

Please note: Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel & Residences is a small property with only 14 rooms. Book early as rooms sell out quick. While rooms do not have air-conditioning units, temperature is regulated via passive, geothermal, in-floor climate control. Fans are also available at reception.

How to get there: The hotel is located 40 miles, about a 50-minute drive, from Lisbon’s Portela Airport.

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Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel & Residences
Praceta do Atlantico – Mexilhoeira, Póvoa de Penafirme, Portugal

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Honesty Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Yoga
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Golf nearby
  • Wine tours nearby
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Adults only

Need to Know

  • Credit card required at time of booking for guarantee only. A unique payment link will be provided over email by the hotel 14 days prior to arrival in order to charge your full deposit.
  • Guests must be at least 16 years of age to stay at the Hotel.
  • One extra bed is allowed per room for EUR 80 per person, per night (not possible in Shelter room).
  • Rooms are equipped with fans but not air conditioning.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credits and discounts will be applied at check-out in local currency unless otherwise noted.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted