Sivan Askayo

São Lourenço do Barrocal

with Sivan Askayo
  • Where:Alentejo, Portugal

  • Why:Working trip, shooting an article in Alentejo region.

  • When:October 2017

  • Who:Me, my husband and my 2-year old.

Highs & Lows

  • Organic treats at the spa with Susanne Kaufmann’s products.

  • Farm to table delicious food with local ingredients from the farm house.

  • Very kid friendly and very well equipped with kids’ amenities - toilet seat, baby products, crib, you name it.

  • Add more lighting around the estate. Was quite dark at night.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Plastic Free

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Farmscape boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Comfortable farm lifestyle meets contemporary design.

  • Location

    Farmhouse estate close to Monsaraz.

  • Rooms

    22 rooms + 2 suites + 16 cottages

  • Music

    Can’t remember - was mostly running after my daughter.

  • Year Opened

    March 2016

  • Designed By

    Lisbon based Interior Design office AnahoryAlmeida.

  • Pool/Gym

    Small gym and a great outdoor pool, in a natural landscape.

  • Restaurant

    The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most food is a product of the region, served with local wine. Farm to table restaurant

  • Bar

    Small and simple.

  • Minibar


  • Wifi

    Yes, free and fast.

  • Children

    Yes, of course. They will love it. They have endless fields outdoors to run and play, horses to pet and watch cows.

  • Price

    Mid-range...depends on the season and the room type.

Must Dos

Must Bring

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