A member of Design Hotels. Step back in time to where life rolls along at a languid pace, the fields are ripe with olives and vines, the landscape is dotted with whitewashed houses, and the pool reflects the vivid indigo of the sky.
At Torre de Palma Wine Hotel in Portugal’s Alentejo region, first-time hoteliers Ana and Paulo Barradas Rebelo pay homage to the adage “to live like Romans”. The former pharmacists have all the ingredients that make for good living: elegant interiors in perfect harmony with nature, wine tastings from the hotel’s own 14th-century vineyard, an indulgent spa, a restaurant that will take you on a journey through Alentejo’s best delicacies, and an inspired renovation by the celebrated architect João Mendes Ribeiro.
Ride a Lusitano horse, watch a movie, swim indoors or outdoors, or run through the property’s orchard . . . whatever you do, this is glorious isolation at its best and you couldn’t be in better hands.