Areias do Seixo

Mexilhoeira, Portugal

At a Glance

  • 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

  • Each room has a log fireplace, and the majority have sea views - ideal for cosy evenings watching the sun go down over the Atlantic

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The south of Portugal has a mild climate with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. The weather is generally warm and sunny in May with the risk of the odd shower of rain. Sometimes it can be cool in the evenings. By June the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. Throughout the summer months it can be windy especially during the afternoon. June and September are particularly pleasurable months.

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Insider's View

The rooms here are beyond romantic with spectacular bathrooms and views.

Check out the surf school for beginners or drive up the coast to see some of the biggest waves in the world.

Head out on bicycles with an organic picnic prepared by the hotel.

There are no TVs in guest rooms, to promote mindfulness, exploring the property and enjoying the company of your travelling companion.

Want to join in an activity for the day? Look for a massive chalkboard near reception on the way to the breakfast room, that tells everyone any planned activities or entertainment for the day.

All guests receive a farewell bag of cookies that are freshly-baked by the brilliant Areias do Seixo kitchen team.

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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.

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.

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Each of the hotel's fourteen rooms has a stunning and individual design with a focus on Scandinavian inspired minimalism combined with Turkish and Moroccan flourishes. The hotel's natural ethos is evident in beautifully designed driftwood furniture which is complemented by cosy fabrics and antique fittings. All rooms but one share a view of the sea and the dunes, and feature a private patio or deck, a wood burning stove or fireplace. It is worth noting that none of the rooms come with a TV - if you want one you will need to request this on booking.

Across the road from the main building the hotel also has six three-bedroom villas and two three-bedroom townhouses, all of which are split over several floors with large living rooms, private outdoor pools and barbecue areas.


The restaurant at Areias do Seixo prides itself on its sustainable, eco-friendly approach to cuisine. Using local produce, herbs from the garden and fresh fish from the nearby market, the restaurant produces typically Portuguese dishes with a contemporary twist. Inspired by the more simple cuisine of the 40s, 50s and 60s, the menu focuses on flavour and often changes according to the fresh produce available.


The spa at Areias do Seixo is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Here you will find a Turkish bath, sauna, treatment rooms and outdoor pool. A variety of treatments are on offer, including Ayurvedic massage and aromatherapy, using natural products.


  • A gastronomic tour of Lisbon

    Discover Lisbon through its flavours with a walk through the city, sampling the gastronomic highlights from Ginginha to Pastel de Nata. Strolling the streets, you’ll experience the lively soul of the city with its cafe culture and vibrant heart.

  • Ancient Obidos

    The rolling hills north of Lisbon are home to the medieval town of Obidos, a treasure trove of art and architecture, and a half-day tour with your private guide brings this exquisite wealth to life.

  • Private bike tour of Sintra

    Explore the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra by bike, admiring the unique palces and intriguing landscapes as you travel through the National Park. You'll then visit Cascais and explore this charming coastal town with your private guide.

  • Surfing in Portugal

    Thanks to its position on the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal offers fantastic surfing opportunities suitable for both experts and beginners alike. Close to Lisbon you'll find some of the best beaches for an exhilarating surfing lesson.

  • Walking tour of Lisbon

    Wandering the streets of Lisbon is an ideal way to soak in its history and the lifestyle of its inhabitants, passing people chatting on patios, drinking coffee in pavement cafes and enjoying the conviviality of the city.

Location & directions

Mexilhoeira, Portugal

Areias do Seixo is only 45 minutes north of central Lisbon and set on the golden sands of Portugal's west coast.

How to get there

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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