|On a short distance of the medieval town of Monsaraz, this charming small hotel Monte Saraz is situated in the heart of a magnificent ancient olive grove and near to the huge Alqueva Lake. The area is endowed with sunshine and a particular climate that contributes to the creations of great wines for which the Alentejo region is so well known.
Situated in a beautifully restored eighteen century monte (a typical Alentejo farming estate), Monte Saraz is a nice blend of traditional architecture and contemporary design, offering repose and quality during your stay in comfortable, separate farmhouses or in suites located in the main building. The houses give direct access to gardens dotted by ponds covered in water-lilies and to a citrus fruit orchard.
In this residence you can find tranquillity at any time of year, be it by the warmth of a good hearth or swimming in the swimming-pool shaped by the arches of an old olive oil press. Go on walking or bicycle tours, visit prehistoric monuments or wine cellars, discover neighbouring villages or go sailing and enjoy the beauty of the lakes formed by the waters of Alqueva. At night, you can have dinner under the starry sky, close to the swimming-pool, having as scenery the illuminated medieval castle town of Monsaraz and, as musical accompaniment, the chirrups of crickets and cicadas.