Georgia Hopkins

Casa Mae

with Georgia Hopkins www.itsbeautifulhere.com
  • Where:Lagos

  • Why:A quick winter escape.

  • When:November 2017

  • Who:Meu amor.

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Highs & Lows

  • The thoughtful design touches (paying homage to local artisans around Portugal).

  • The beautiful book Casa Mãe produced telling the story of the making of the property and profiling all of the artisans involved.

  • The colour aesthetic: lots of white and blue.

  • Organic veggie garden.

  • Coffee by Copenhagen Coffee Lab in Lisbon.

  • Impressive breakfast menu.

  • An amazing concept store (loja).

  • Pop-up dinners with cool chefs throughout summer

  • Winter artist residency program - creative workshop exchange for accommodation.

  • Winter was perfectly calm and quiet and; a summertime getaway might get pretty busy/ noisy (but if that’s what you are looking for, then voila!).

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Unpretentious boutique hotel by the sea, in a beautifully-restored 19th century family estate house.

  • Vibe

    Relaxed, beachside vibes.

  • Location

    Right inside the walls of the old town of Lagos - 10min walk to the beach.

  • Rooms

    30 rooms spread across three different buildings (hot tip, book one of the Cabanas).

  • Music

    Yep, a perfect playlist.

  • Year Opened

    2015

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes, and a day spa is currently being built (ready for summer 2018).

  • Restaurant

    Yes, definitely one of the highlights (as well as their amazing organic veggie garden where they source most of the produce for the restaurant).

  • Bar

    YES

  • Minibar

    Yes, and we loved their cute jars full of homemade cookies and snacks.

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Leave them at home.

  • Price

    Totally reasonable.

Stopping at all the pretty coves and beaches, all the way to Praia do Luz.

Hike along the cliffs

Praia da Luz, Portugal

Stopping at all the pretty coves and beaches, all the way to Praia do Luz.

Eat a bifana from the food truck parked out the front.

Check out the weekly Saturday farmers market near the bus station

Av. dos Descobrimentos, 8600-668 Lagos, Portugal

Eat a bifana from the food truck parked out the front.

Stop at O Paulo (near Aljezur) for a seafood lunch - 45mins from Lagos.

Adventure out to the rugged, empty beaches of the West Coast

Rua Serpa Pinto 32, 8670-156 Aljezur, Portugal

Stop at O Paulo (near Aljezur) for a seafood lunch - 45mins from Lagos.

Casa Mae

Casa Mãe, Rua do Jogo da Bola, Lagos, Portugal

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