Live your emotions, cook and relax in Portugal!

‘Against a backdrop of mountains enfolding an enchanted valley nestles a truly special hotel where emotions flow freely both inside and out, where colours and textures mingle, and the sounds of birdsong and the caress of the breeze invites us to be at one with nature’.

Sounds good to me.
It is the welcoming text of the Cooking and Nature hotel in Portugal.
An asthonishing place in the middle of nature where cooking, good food, relaxing and going into the wild will probably your main activities.
The 12 rooms all represent an emotion or theme. Take your pick:
Meditation, future, exotism, magic, curiosity and much more .

So how are you feeling today?
I think I stick with curiosity.

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Cooking, treks, relaxing and a lot more

Cooking and Nature Hotel is an intimate boutique hotel. Its location is stunning, in the midst of the tranquil countryside between Lisbon and Porto. This part of Portugal is still not known to most of the tourists.

The interior design of the hotel is fabulous. You’ll simply need more eyes. The dedication, eye for detail, the original themes in which every bedroom is decorated.

Portuguese owner, Rui, is a born host. He will do everything to make you feel at home. So if you are looking for something special, something with ambiance, where tranquility and good food is key, maybe this is the place for you.

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12 rooms, 12 themes, which one do you fancy?

The hotel consists of 12 bedrooms located on the upper floor. Each of the rooms are decorated according a theme like curisosity, adventure, sensuality, past times, romance. So the question arises: in which mood are you?

Common feature are the large windows. Each room measures around 25 – 30m2 and is suitable for 2 a 4 people. Some bedrooms also have a private balcony where you have marvelous views of the surrounding area.
There is free Wi-Fi internet, air conditioning a modern bathroom with shower/ bath with bathrobes, so you really feel comfortable here!

And last but not least: the garden!
With its infinity pool, lounge corners and eating areas where you can look for shade so you wish.
Swim, relax, eat, soak up the tranquillity and breathtaking nature all around you!

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Prices throughout the year

Low season Mid season High season
Price per night (2p): € 159 € 159 € 159


Seasons 2016
Cooking and nature applies the same price throughout the year.

Alvados Portugal

Imagine yourself in one of the most beautiful valleys in Portugal, right in the heart of the Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park in the rural hamlet of Alvados with its dry stone walls and old oak and olive trees where life has not changed since ancestral times.

Here, in Autumn, it is possible to see the flight of the Golden Eagle, pick delicious mushrooms and hear the call of the Eurasian Eagle Owl. In Springtime, when leaving ‘Cooking and Nature – Emotional Hotel’ take care not to step on some rare orchids or the splendid Broteroi Peony. Climb the Castelejo Hill with your guide, who will be carrying a flask of hot coffee in his back pack to serve to you at the top where you will get to know the Red-Billed Chough and understand why there are so many marine fossils in these parts. With a little luck, you may also see the Short Toed Snake Eagle, pale as the mountain stones. For those who are less energetic, there is a terrace where you will find binoculars for birdwatching and a telescope for star gazing. If you prefer a bicycle ride through the fields of the AlvadosValley, we have bicycles on hand and a seat for babies, all free of charge. 2Km from the hotel, at the Alcaria Equestrian Centre , we can offer horse riding  trails through the NaturalPark. Treks can last for 1 hour, I day or even 7 days with different routes on offer each day. On moonlit nights, you are invited on a spooky walk through the forest of Alvados.

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