Areias do Seixo

Areias do Seixo | Santa Cruz, near Lisbon

Areias do Seixo is a sophisticated charm design hotel set in a futuristic concrete and glass eco-structure located in the dunes on the coast north of Lisbon. Inside dark wood floors, a polished concrete bar, sinuous wood stove, sparkling chandeliers, mismatched colourful chairs and chunky wooden tables set the tone.

Rooms are themed around Gold, Land, Tree or Love. Expect rustic-chic decor with individual design touches as four-poster beds, jacuzzi bath tubs, outdoor showers, chandeliers and fireplaces. All rooms have access to a wooden deck, some with ocean views. The Penthouse and the villas offer fully-equipped kitchens. Bathroom have rain showers. There are no TVs in the bedrooms, but there is a big screen TV room and a large DVD collection. New is a glamping tent “Shelter”.

An organic breakfast with homemade bread and cakes is included in the rate. Gourmet meals are prepared on the charcoal grill with home and locally-grown natural ingredients. There is an evening wine hour and other activities are planned during the week.

The ink-green infinity pool, surrounded by sun loungers and a Balinese bed, overlooks the hotel’s vegetable gardens. At the spa enjoy the sauna, Turkish bath, massages and relaxation room. There are bicycles for rent and a surf school is available on unspoilt Praia da Mexilhoeira Beach, a 5-minute walk.

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 14 rooms, 6 villas, 2 townhouses, 1 glamping tent • architecture: Vasco Vieira • interior design: Rosario Gabriel • bathroom amenities: Damana ✅ free on-site parking • Torres Vedras: 13km • Lisbon Airport: 35-minute drive

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