São Lourenço do Barrocal
São Lourenço do Barrocal is a farmscape hotel and retreat, in the foothills of Monsaraz, Alentejo.
This 19th century family estate borders Alqueva lake and is amidst ancient holm oaks, olive groves and vineyards.
The hotel has all the amenities to make your stay an unforgettable one. There is an atmosphere of well-being that reveals itself in the awards and prizes, but above all, in the memories that remain.
The property has been carefully transformed into a rural retreat, comprising a five-star hotel of understated luxury. It has its own winery, a restaurant, organic vegetable garden, farm shop and a spa by Susanne Kaufmann.
All of this while thriving as a working farm, producing olive oil, its own brand of single-estate wines and certified organic cattle.
It is one of the best places in the world to watch the stars and sky at night. It is also a remarkable place to embrace nature, offering trails for walks, hikes and bike rides. Birdwatching is also a favourite activity, with more than 100 species of birds and scenic picnic locations at every turn.
São Lourenço do Barrocal promotes a type of tourism that is authentic and respects the region and its traditions. The principles of minimizing the impact on the ecosystem are reflected in the preferential use of local and long-lasting materials in the refurbishing and decor of the hotel, in the production of food in the hotel’s organic orchards and vegetable garden and the restaurant’s “farm to table” concept, in the use of solar energy, use of organic cosmetics and job creation, with 80% of employees coming from the region.