The Area: The property is located on the plains of Portugal’s south-central Alentejo region, just a five-minute drive from the historic centre of Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a one-hour drive from the capital Lisbon.
The DNA: Surrounded by age-old cork oak and olive trees, Ecorkhotel is designed in sustainable contemporary style. Soft architectural lines blend perfectly into the verdant landscape, with 56 suites carefully placed around the 38,000m2 grounds, providing ultimate privacy and tranquillity for guests. The resort’s spa provides pure serenity for the senses with several treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and a fully equipped fitness room. The main restaurant takes guests on a journey around Portugal with local and seasonal produce, much of which sourced directly from the hotel’s own biological garden, ensuring high quality and freshness. The lobby bar provides decadent drinks and snacks to enjoy a winter’s afternoon by the traditional open fire or to cool down on hot summer days. On the first floor of the central building, the infinity pool bar will serve freshly squeezed fruit juices in the morning and creative cocktails to accompany captivating sunsets overlooking the Alentejo countryside.
Suite-Me-Up: All suites are warmly decorated with natural elements such as wool and cork, with outside areas for relaxing amidst the sounds of nature. An exclusive villa with nine guest rooms and a private outdoor swimming pool is also available.
Accolades: Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) Biosphere Award, recognising sustainable tourism projects around the world.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 56 suites (70m2) (753 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2013 • architecture: José Carlos Cruz (Porto) ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible