Torre de Palma Wine Hotel
Located in at the heart of Alentejo wine land in Portugal, Torre de Palma is a luxury modern hotel. It brings together the best experiences Alentejo has to offer; wines, hospitality, stunning views and horses. With the exteriors painted in white, the hotel is a stunning example of Alentejo’s design and architecture.
At the place of the hotel, once stood a spectacular manor that dated its history to the 14th century. The building was renovated in 2014 and thus Torre de Palma came into existence. The hotel has kept the traditional charm alive and yet has a contemporary vibe in perfect sync.
Torre de Palma is a member of design hotels and is a must-visit destination. Here are a few exceptional features of the hotel:
Each room at Torre de Palma redefines elegance with its classy décor. You can witness a blend of traditional and contemporary designs with a splash of sophistication here. The rooms are adorned with artefacts giving a glimpse of Alentejio’s traditions.
From a minibar, Wifi, iPod dock station, to underfloor heating in bathrooms, the rooms boast all modern amenities. The choices of rooms are remarkable and you can select one as per your needs and the number of guests. For instance, if you are visiting with family, the Junior Suite is the most ideal option.
Torre de Palma guarantees comfort and an unforgettable experience, no matter whichever room you opt for. Some rooms have a terrace, some have a balcony, while some has even got a fireplace. The luxurious Master Suite comes with a patio and even a private pool.
Basilii restaurant is the perfect place to pamper your tastebuds with delectable Alentejo flavours. The menu is seasonal and extremely impressive as it has the best cuisines that Alentejo has to offer. You can try their tasting menu or take recommendations from the knowledgeable staff to make the most of your visit.
Tarte de Farinheira de Castanha is one of the most popular choices on the menu. Besides, the traditional bread, regional sausages, and local cheese selection are also loved by the guests. For dessert, Arroz Doce or simply put the pudding with moelleux rice and cinnamon ice cream is a must-try.
The elegant ambiance of this design restaurant combined with the great hospitality ensures a memorable dining experience.
Torre de Palma is a hotel that celebrates Alentejio’s wine culture in the most splendid way.
The hotel’s highlight is undeniably the winery where the guests can have the best wine experience. From vineyards, tasting room, wine production area to space for wine barrels, there is a lot to be explored here.
Inaugurated in 2016, winery aims in producing the wine in a traditional and artisanal way.
The best part is that they allow guests to join in the wine-making process like wine stomping. They also arrange tours and tastings where the guests can get to know more about the award-winning wines.
A wine club event is also organised every month that features Alentejo’s best wines.
The opportunity to ride a Lusitano horse is one of the most interesting activities to do in Torre de Palma. You can take a tour of the hotel surroundings on the horseback or take a ride in the estate’s arena. The little guests will enjoy visiting the stable and see the horses getting groomed or even feed them.
The Roman’s love for horses is not hidden from the world, and this hotel succeeds in keeping that culture alive. Torre de Palma even hosts equestrian rides every year and also partners with Paulo Caetano International to organise holiday camps.
Get ready to experience an exciting and fun-filled journey by riding the horses at this design hotel.
Spa and Wellness
Torre de Palma is believed to be a magical place where positive energies come together. You can instantly feel a sense of calm and relaxation as soon as you enter this hotel. To take the relaxing experience to the next level, they have a spa that offers phenomenal treatments.
With face and body treatments, massages, aromatherapy to make up services, the spa has everything to pamper you. Here you can indulge in the special wine therapy massage that will the nourish and rejuvenates the skin. They also have an array of stress-reducing treatments, which is the perfect way to unwind.
You can also find indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi and even experience a Turkish bath here. Delve into a world of tranquillity by spending some amazing time at the Spa.
The location of Torre de Palma adds another feather in its cap of brilliance. Here are few of the must-visit destinations near the hotel that should not be missed on a trip to Alentejo.
Serra de São Mamede
The national park Serra de São Mamede is blessed with a breath-taking landscape and rich plant and animal life. It is at the highest peak in the Alentejo mountain range and is located just 40 minutes from the hotel. Here you can also witness fascinating remains from the bygone era like cave paintings and medieval castles.
The visible imprints from the Roman empire let you talk a step back into the region’s glorious history. Further, this destination is immensely popular among hikers and nature lovers.
The gorgeous walled town Elvas is popular for its architecture, aqueduct and remarkable squares. This UNESCO World Heritage site can be reached in just 30 from Torre de Palma wine hotel. Elvas is home to history significant fortress and Gothic cathedral that deserves a visit due to its splendour.
Wander through its streets and enjoy the surprises that this town has to offer. Do not miss to try the region’s scrumptious cuisines on your visit.
The colourful and peaceful village Campo Maior is packed with rich traditions and architectural heritage. It takes around 50 minutes to reach this village from the hotel, but the travel is absolutely worthwhile. Here, every castle, churches, and other architectural gems have a story to tell about Portugal’s history.
This village offers a visual delight to its visitors and also impresses them with its renowned coffee and wines.
Visit the magnificent Torre de Palm and enjoy amazing experiences like never before. One visit to this hotel is never enough and you would want to come back for more.