"A little off the beaten track - fortunately..."
The hotel is a modern adjunct to an existing old "palacio" that has been refurbished, and where meals and drinks can be taken by hotel guests, while also being visited by non-guests, who often seem to regard guests as residents of the palace!
The modern part of the hotel is a very solid 4 star provision, without quite making it to 5 star.
The location may not suit all, being the only hotel located in a small village, which contains very little provision for tourists, but that's no bad thing in my opinion, and resulted in a quiet and relaxing break for my wife and I. If you're seeking an exciting, rollercoaster party holiday, look elsewhere.
Nearby and worth visiting:
Restaurant - Galerie Des Sentidos, a great alternative to dining in the hotel (and significantly cheaper).
Historical sight - Roman and later remains at "Milreu", which have been well presented and cared for by the state authorities.
Shop - Canastra, purveying a variety of local food and craft produce, and passionately managed by Stefano, who will educate and illuminate any visitor, whether customer or not
Traveller from Rochford, Essex