Less than an hour from Lisbon, the beach-side haven of Areias do Seixo is set amongst pine trees, sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. A boutique hotel, the fourteen rooms provide a stylish and comfortable retreat in which to relax and enjoy the view.
The fourteen rooms are individually styled with a combination of Scandinavian minimalism alongside Turkish and Moroccan influences
Townhouses and Villas are the perfect retreat for families or groups of friends, each offering its own private pool
Pay a visit to the spa for an Ayurvedic massage or relaxing aromatherapy treatment
Enjoy a truly local meal at the restaurant, made using herbs from the garden and fish from the nearby market
Overlooking Mexilhoeira beach and the Atlantic Ocean, Areias do Seixo is a charming boutique hotel located just 45 minutes north of Lisbon. With log fireplaces, sea views and chich design-driven rooms, Areias do Seixo is as sophisticated an eco-friendly hotel as you could ever hope to find.
Taking its inspiration from Scandinavian minimalism, combined perfectly with Turkish and Moroccan influences, guests are drawn in by the rooms at Areias do Seixo, each of which has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All are individually designed, offering style and character thanks to natural, repurposed materials and fabrics. The majority of rooms offer uninterrupted sea views and a terrace for complete privacy while genuinely friendly staff cater to your ever need.
The restaurant at Areias do Seixo is eco-friendly and sustainable with a focus on having a low environmental impact. Using local ingredients, the restaurant produces contemporary Portuguese meals that are fresh and organic. With herbs and vegetables from the hotel garden, and fish caught in the nearby Atlantic Ocean, it doesn't get any fresher than this!
For those looking to relax, Areias do Seixo's spa is the perfect location. Hidden away, peace and tranquillity await here thanks to the rejuvenating treatments on offer. Choose between aromatherapy, phytotherapy or Ayurvedic massage, and unwind in the Turkish bath. Alternatively, start the day with a yoga class followed by a dip in the outdoor pool. In the afternoon, take one of the hotel's bicycles with a packed picnic or go surfing with gear from the hotel's partner on the beach. After only a couple of nights here, you'll feel relaxed and rejuvenated with a renewed appreciation of and connection with the ocean - Portuguese style.
When to visit
The rooms here are beyond romantic with spectacular bathrooms and views.
Areias do Seixo is only 45 minutes north of central Lisbon and set on the golden sands of Portugal's west coast.
British Airways, Air Portugal and Easyjet fly direct to Lisbon with several flights a day. The flight time is about 2 hours 40 minutes and Areias do Seixo is a 50-minute drive from the airport.
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