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Our favourite stays in Portugal

Plannig a trip to Portugal? We’ve traveled a lot around this country we can call home for almost 2 years now! This means we also have seen a lot of beautiful B&B’s, hotels, glampings, off-grid campings, tiny houses etcetera. I often get questions about what I can recommend in a certain area of the country. To make it more easy and clear you and me, I made this page so you can scroll trough all our most favourite places we’ve been in Portugal. These are not all the places we visited, but just the ones we loved the most! Let’s explore Portugal!

PS: For some of the places, I will receive a little fee when you book trough my link. This, ofcourse, does not affect the price you pay, but you will help me to be able to keep making content! So thank you a lot for booking via these links!

North Portugal

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Quinta do Farfalho

Quinta do Farfalho is a very nice place to stay if you want to discover the beautiful nature of northern Portugal from a relaxing, beautiful, and affordable base! The beds are super comfortable, the breakfast was delicious and extensive and the place breathes tranquility. The Belgian owners are very nice. There is plenty to do in the area, such as cycling along the river Tâmega, hiking to the castle or in nature or, for example, mountain biking.

Celorico de Basto

Incl. breakfast

standouts: location, breakfast, swimming pool

Central Portugal

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Casa Simplicity

Our favorite in the Silver Coast region. Christel and Thomas make sure you won’t be short of anything! They help you with your plans and make the tastiest, original breakfasts, taking into account your preferences. The ideal base to discover Óbidos, Lagoa de Óbidos, Caldas da Rainha and São Martinho do Porto from. Book directly, mention Saudalicious and receive a 10% discount (or send me an e-mail and I’ll arrange it for you.)

Óbidos (Gracieira), Silvercoast

Incl. breakfast

standouts: breakfast, hospitality, atmosphere, swimming pool, view

10% discount code SAUDALICIOUS

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Mercearia D’Alegria B&B

You will find this gem in the middle of the pleasant coastal town of Peniche, at the Silver Coast. The B&B has an ideal location if you want to get to know this city better and visit the beautiful surf beaches, the island das Berlengas and the other nice places along this beautiful coastline. They rent bicycles so you can cycle along Peniche’s coastline which is amazing! The rooms of Mercearia d’alegria are nice and clean, and the breakfast is very good. They make sure it all meets your wishes.

Peniche, Silvercoast

Incl. breakfast

standouts: breakfast, location

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Hotel de Charme Casa da Amieira

This beautiful holiday park is a 10-minute drive from our own home. Surrounded by nature and close to the gastronomic capital, Santarém. A nice base to get to know central Portugal and the Serra de Aires e Candeeiros Park better. You can go on endless walks in the area, but you can also visit caves and museums, for example. And back at Casa da Amieira you can relax in the Spa and book a massage. We still regularly go for dinner at their restaurant!

Amiais de Cima

Incl. breakfast

standouts: facilities, comfort, restaurant, swimming pool

Petfriendly (Check with hotel for conditions)

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Alfaro ’95

We loved this tiny house in the middle of the Ribatejo! The place was wonderfully quiet and super comfortable. We were very warmly welcomed by Helena who made us a delicious freshly baked cake. Every morning for breakfast, you’ll receive a basket outside the tiny house with products that you can put together yourself beforehand. The family has a cute cat and a dog who are curious, but super calm and sweet for the guests. There’s also a swimming pool right in front of the Alfaro ’95 house. Places to visit nearby: Serra Montejunto, Santarém, Cartaxo, Alenquer, Escaroupim.

Azambuja, Ribatejo

Incl. breakfast

standouts: hospitality, breakfast, calmness, swimming pool

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Quinta do rio alva

Right at the river Alva, between Coimbra and the beautiful natural park Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela, you will find Quinta do rio Alva. A beautiful and well-kept place in the middle of nature. The host Sabine is super nice and knows how to turn your vacation into an unforgettable one. You can choose rooms or one of the glamping tents. Enjoy the surroundings, go for a walk or hike, mountainbike or go SUPping on the river (you can even book lessons with Sabine). A perfect place to enjoy this beautiful area of Portugal from.

Mouronho

Incl. breakfast

Standouts: location, hospitality, breakfast, outdoor facilities

Petfriendly

Lisbon region

This region includes Lisbon and it’s surroundings aswell as the Setúbal Peninsula.

Vila Rodrigues

Right in the heart of Lisbon, just one street away from the crowdedness, there is this calming ‘vila’ called Vila Rodrigues, which provides you with a cozy, tranquil and comfortable stay in style during your trip to the beautiful capital of Portugal.
The owners and design duo Francesca and Sam did a great job by restoring and refurbishing this place into this beautiful new boutique accommodation. It just breathes calmness with the natural details and colours. Perfect to come home to after a long day in this vibrant city.

Lisbon center

Not incl. breakfast (kitchen available)

standouts: location, comfort, atmosphere

Villa Epicurea

Close to Sesimbra, in the middle of nature, within walking distance of the beach, you will find Villa Epicurea. A beautiful pearl in the district of Setúbal to relax and at the same time enjoy the forests, mountains, beaches, dunes, cliffs, and cities in this beautiful region. Villa Epicurea represents a perfect balance between simplicity and comfort. They think for hapiness, it is important to take good care of body and mind. And they convey this to their guests very well (e.g. organic pool, organic breakfast, natural cleaning products, 100% natural bed linen)

Sesimbra

Incl. breakfast

standouts: breakfast, view, location, sustainability, swimming pool

Petfriendly (Check with hotel for conditions)

Casa do Valle

This is a great B&B that has it all! The location, the view over Sintra’s castles, a friendly owner, nice rooms, fun activities, a beautiful garden, good breakfast, free parking… Casa do Valle is our number 1 for a trip to Sintra. Provided that you have good mobility because of the hills, the center is within walking distance. PS: The shrin-yin yoku workshop is a must to book 🙂

Sintra

Incl. breakfast

standouts: view, swimming pool, workshops, location

Alentejo

Casa Idalia

Casa Idalia is a new, very nice B&B, right in the center of the unique city of Comporta. The atmosphere is great and the rooms are super comfortable. Lou and Charlie (French/Portuguese) are great hosts. We rented their bikes for a ride through the rice fields, really enjoyed the breakfast with pasteis de nata, home made granola and more, did a beautiful morning run to the beach, enjoyed the pool, and saw a lot of the area, thanks to their tips 🙂

Comporta

Incl. breakfast

standouts: breakfast, atmosphere, location, swimming pool

São Brás do Regedouro

São Brás do Regedouro is an accommodation in the village of the same name in the heart of Alentejo, near Évora. They remodeled 15 old houses of this village and turned them into an accommodation. This way the village became more beautiful and they even create jobs for the inhabitants. So now here, you can experience the true Portuguese, Alentejano countryside life while enjoying the hospitality, comfort, and atmosphere of a holiday.

We loved the atmosphere, the breakfast basket (which you can adapt to your wishes by sending a whatsapp), the concept and the nice swimming pool area with nice music, snacks, drinks and olive trees.

São Brás de Regedouro (Évora)

Incl. breakfast

standouts: concept, swimming pool area

Algarve

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Casa Nook

Recently, this house was a complete ruin. They have renovated the house impressivly beautifully. Secretly we now also dream of buying up a ruin in a beautiful place to transform it into such a beautiful place like Casa Nook! The stay was great. The atmosphere in the house is great! You share the living room and kitchen with the other guests. There is a nice surfy atmosphere (thanks to the beautiful surfing beaches in the area). The area is breathtaking in terms of nature, including the beaches on this west coast. We fell in love with this area, thanks in part to casa nook. They serve nice breakfast with the possibility of making your own eggs.

Vila do Bispo

Incl. breakfast

standouts: location (nature, beaches, city nearby), atmosphere

Madeira

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Quinta da Saraiva

Quinta da Saraiva is a family hotel with beautiful rooms, a great view, swimming pool, jacuzzi and a super nice breakfast. The people are very nice and they have a beautiful garden with animals and a lot of banana trees, from which you can pick and eat! Afterwards we secretly regretted that we had not booked a few more nights. It’s just a 10 min ride to Funchal. Also, Câmara de Lobos itself is a very nice place with lots of nice restaurants and a nice bay. Because we were so happy with the place I got you a discount code in collaboration with the hotel: use SAUDALICIOUS on their website to get 10% discount for 2 or more nights (valid until the last day of 2023).

Câmara de Lobos

Incl. breakfast

standouts: view, swimming pool, hospitality, location, atmosphere

10% discount code SAUDALICIOUS

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B&B Casa das Proteas

Will you travel around Madeira like we did and do you also want to spend part of your holiday in Madeira in the north of the island? Then Casa das Proteas is a great place to stay! Casa das Proteas is close to the city of Santana with the famous Santana houses, and surrounded by beautiful nature with many hiking trails. We had a super warm welcome, a very nice room with balcony and sea view and enjoyed a nice breakfast with homemade jams. And of course don’t forget the swimming pool and the cozy relaxation areas! Teresa, the hostess will help you with anything you want to know about the area and the island.

São Jorge

Incl. breakfast

Standouts: location, hospitality, breakfast, swimming pool, view

Azores

Casas do Morgadio

Our stay at Casas do Morgadio was amazing! The beautiful houses are just next to Biscoitos, but when you enter the property, you’re immediately surrounded by nature and birdsongs. Every day you’ll receive a nice breakfast basket with some fresh eggs, fruits, yoghurt, freshly baked bread and other local produts. When you visit this place you have to make sure to take a dip in the pool surrounded by tropical trees. And don’t forget to stroll through their old vineyard and the land with lots of different fruit trees! They also make their own wine. It’s a perfect place to discover the Island from while totally recharging when back “home”.

Biscoitos, Terceira Island

Incl. breakfast

Standouts: location, hospitality, breakfast, swimming pool, view

Casa dos Romeiros

We spend our 3 last nights of our trip to Terceira (june 2023)  in one of the rooms of beautiful Casa dos Romeiros, which is situated on our favourite part of the island (Hello tranquility, stunning nature and hiking trails!). We loved the tranquility, beautiful architectural and interior style, the comfort, the extensive breakfast, and ofcourse Luísa’s hospitality. You can also use the beautiful kitchen to prepare some food if you wish. Everything is beautifully decorated. Funfact; the reception building (the one on this picture) once, was a cistern! They opened last year, but it almost felt like we were the first, everything was so perfectly clean and decent!

Santa Barbara, Terceira Island

Incl. breakfast

standouts: hospitality, location, breakfast, comfort

Does your place belong on this list?

Do you think your accommodation is missing on the list? And does it fit Saudalicious’ philosophy? (nature, sustainability, healthy, natural, biological etc.) Feel free to contact us, do a proposal or ask for our media kit. We can talk about the possibilities of a collaboration.

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