This fine C18th manor house stands in the main square of the charming, historic town of Castelo de Vide in the Alto Alentejo.

Beautifully restored, maintaining many original features, the hotel has been declared a national monument.

Elegantly furnished in the classic style with antiques and interesting artefacts, its comfortable, spacious bedrooms with marble bathrooms enjoy views of the square and the lovely Serra de Sao Mamede.

Family run, its friendly and helpful staff give you the personal attention required to ensure your stay is a special one and the delicious breakfasts, with homemade and local produce, are an additional bonus.


Eleven very comfortable bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms – doubles, twins and junior suites.All the rooms are elegantly furnished in the classic style with hardwood or parquet floors, air conditioning, T.V., a desk and a hairdryer.Double and twin rooms have comfortable seating. Junior suites are larger and have their own sitting rooms.The junior suites have views of the mountains – Serra de Sao Mamede – whilst doubles and twins either have views of this or of the square.


Hotel Features

Sitting room with open fireplace
Free public parking in the square


There is a breakfast room on the ground floor where a delicious buffet breakfast is served – local and homemade produce.For other meals, it is a short walk to restaurants and cafes in the town.The staff are happy to give recommendations and should you wish can book a set-menu dinner for you for your night of arrival at a local restaurant (approximately 25€ per person for three courses).

Hotel Facilities

24 Hour Reception
WiFi all areas
Shared Lounge / TV Area
No smoking in hotel
Luggage storage
Laundry Service
Air Conditioning

Room facilities (all rooms)

En-suite bathroom
Air conditioning
Walk-in shower
Shower over bathtub


Breakfast only
Bars / restaurants within walking distance of the hotel
Bistro serving lighter meals


Facilities adapted for guests with reduced mobility
Room(s) adapted for guests with reduced mobility


On-street parking

Castelo de Vide, Portugal

Castelo de Vide, a hidden gem, must be one of Portugal's prettiest towns. With an historic castle, set at the foot of the mountains, among sparkling whitewashed houses and flower filled, cobbled lanes, it makes a wonderful base from which to explore the Alto Alentejo and Serra de Sao Mamede.


The town boasts one of Portugal’s most important Jewish Quarters with a synagogue (dating from the 13th Century)  and 24 churches including some of the best examples of Gothic architecture the region has to offer.


Known for its hot springs, said to have healing properties, and fountains, in particular Fonte da Mealhada, which carries the legend that that anybody drinking water from it will one day return to Castelo de Vide to get married.


Set half way up the Serra, there are wonderful views of the surrounding countryside which is dotted with ancient megaliths, one supposed to be be the tallest in the Iberian Peninsula!


Nearby Marvao, with its magnificent castle, provides the  most spectacular panorama of both the Spanish and Portuguese heartlands. 

  • Explore Castelo de Vide including its Jewish quarter and synagogue and museum which houses a fascinating collection of artefacts illustrating the history of the community.
  • Visit the nearby, walled town of Marvao, high up above the plains, with its splendid C13th castle and staggering views of both Spain and Portugal. Look out for its unique postal orifices.
  • Go to the "Cidade de Ammaia", an excellent Roman museum.
  • Track down the numerous ancient megaliths in the local area – the 7m high Menhir de Meada is said to be the tallest in the Iberian Peninsula!
  • Follow one of the many walking trails, taking in ancient churches, fountains and megaliths and dolmens.
  • Spend a day exploring Alto Alentejo's capital, Portalegre, with its faded baroque mansions, cathedral, castle and fantastic tapestry factory.
  • Come at Carnaval time in February/March or for Easter with all sorts of processions, dancing and music.
  • Enjoy the superb local gastronomy at the many family run restaurants in the region.