If you are always looking for the most original lodging in Portugal to escape the typical and conventional hotel or rural tourism, look no further. Good weather is an invitation, so All About Portugal has selected a set of unusual accommodations; you must only choose and pack. From wine barrels, tree houses and houseboats to gypsy caravans and a revolving hotel, we have original suggestions for every taste. For a different, insta-worthy holiday, one that you will certainly not forget, follow the suggestions of All About Portugal.
Quinta da Pacheca - Wine Barrels
With the Douro River as a backdrop, the well-known Wine House Hotel Quinta da Pacheca, in Lamego, now offers a new type of accommodation: Wine Barrels. These suites in the form of giant barrels and overlooking the vineyards of the farm are an original and romantic lodging option. Take the opportunity to get to know and relax at the Vineyard Spa.
Design & Wine Hotel - Rotating Hotel
The Design & Wine Hotel is a high-tech and eco-friendly wine hotel in Caminha, which has the particularity of turning on itself by 35 degrees twice a day, providing guests with the best views of the river and the Mount of Santa Tecla. The restored historic façade hides this daring engineering project, culminating in a building that combines tradition with modernity.
Parque Rural Tambor - Gypsy Caravan
It is in Azambuja that we find another one of the most original accommodations in the country: the gypsy caravans of the Parque Rural Tambor. This rural park is in and of itself a unique experience, housing a theme park that offers a wide variety of activities, such as golf initiation, archery, traditional games, and a corn maze that delights children.
Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park - Tree Houses
the Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park is a 4-star tourist complex in Vila Pouca de Aguiar, surrounded by 20 hectares of nature in its purest state. Among the various types of accommodation, we highlight the Tree Houses, eco-sustainable and futuristic-looking houses that certainly deserve to be included in this list. Enjoy the privileged views and take the opportunity to revel in the beauty of the natural surroundings, the starry nights, and make sure to experience the wonderful Thermal Spa.
Encostas do Côa - Tree Houses
Encostas do Côa is a Rural Tourism unit located in Pinhel that, in addition to rooms and bungalows, offers guests the opportunity to stay in a little tree house straight out of a fairy tale. Perfectly framed in the landscape, it offers wonderful panoramic views over the slopes of the Côa River.
Houseboats of Alqueva Lake - Amieira Marina
In the quest for the most original accommodation, the Houseboats of Alqueva Lake, in Amieira Marina, stand out. You can choose between five types of boats, with a capacity of two to twelve people. Enjoy the calm waters of the Great Alqueva Lake with freedom and tranquillity, managing your time and your route.
Houseboats of Ria Formosa
We could not fail to mention the Fuzeta Houseboats, in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. These self-sufficient and modern vessels are anchored off the beach of Praia Velha, providing a small rowing boat to travel to the wonderful, deserted beaches that exist there. A paradise to discover!
Train Spot Guesthouse - Old Railway Station
The Train Spot Guesthouse, in Marvão, was installed in an old, decommissioned railway station dating from the 19th century, standing out among the most original hotels in the country. The restoration has preserved many of the features of the old building, creating a nostalgic and intimate space, ideal for getting to know this delightful village. It regularly promotes events, with emphasis on music concerts in the middle of the decommissioned line.
The Hobbit House
In the heart of the Alentejo's South West and Vicentina Coast Natural Park, near Odemira, we find The Hobbit House, a small house located in Montes da Ronha that undoubtedly deserves to be included in the ranking of unusual accommodations. For fans of the Lord of the Rings saga, the resemblance to a hobbit's house is undeniable, so do not forget your camera.