Octant Évora Hotel


Modern living meets country tranquillity on the outskirts of romantic Évora in southern Portugal. Spanning 11ha of untouched nature, a taste of the slow life starts at Octant Évora.

Crisp, whitewashed interiors are punctuated by the outdoors – a tree growing in the centre of the lobby, touches of dark wood, sweeping views over the Alentejo plains – and guests can hit the hay in one of 56 rooms and 16 luxury villas. Expect rustic furnishings and light tones in the Countryside Room and pool views in the Premium Terrace Room, and don’t miss ultra-sustainable À Terra which serves regional dishes fashioned from produce grown in their orchard, olive grove and organic veg garden.

A sunrise picnic on the plains will set you up nicely for excursions by hot air balloon, ethnobotany tours and encounters with the resident ponies, goats and pot-bellied pigs, with wine tastings to follow.

Doubles from £134. 00 351 266 248530, evora.octanthotels.com

Words by Jasmina Matulewicz.

This review featured in the June 2022 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

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