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Hotel Areias do Seixo, A-dos-Cunhados 

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Praceta do Atlantico
Povoa de Penafirme
Portugal 2560-046
Tel: 351 261 936 340
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From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
Areias do Seixo, a 35-minute drive from Lisbon, can make you believe that if only you could stay a little longer, gazing out at the rippling dunes or sunk in the stone tub while pinecones smolder in the nearby fireplace, you would never again feel ennui. Every part of this lovely space—from the soothing spa, to the airy dining room with its open kitchen, to the seven individually designed guest rooms—induces a profound sense of well-being. It doesn't hurt that guest rooms open onto a broad swath of windswept gardens and, beyond, the blue Atlantic. The interiors are just as pleasing, composed of glass, stone, and rough-hewn wood, with olive trees or lavender never far from reach. The result is a design-conscious place that would blur the lines between indoors and out if it weren't for the almost folkloric details and eco-sensitivity that reflect the taste of owners Gonçalo Alves and Marta Fonseca: handmade candlesticks on the restaurant tables, silk embroidered pillows in rooms. An on-site organic garden supplies the restaurant with vegetables and herbs, hidden solar panels provide electricity, and much of the furniture is made from repurposed timber. Every evening, the couple welcome guests with wine and a bonfire just a few feet from the crashing waves. It's just one of the surprising touches—returning to your room at night to find it illuminated by candles is another—that make Areias do Seixo so remarkable.—2011 Hot List

Which room to book: With its Moroccan furnishings and fireside tub, Quarto Sem Hora Marcada is especially lovely, as is the Cape Verdean-style Nha Cretchu, with its outdoor shower.

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