Vale do Gaio Hotel

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(15 review(s))
Adults only Authentic environment Easygoing Fine cuisine Good for business Natural beauty Panoramic views Romantic Secluded Sporty and fun Trendy
  • rooms
  • style
    Hipster Chic
  • type
    Country Hotel
  • setting
Rates from 105.00 EUR
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+351 214 647 430 or +44 203 286 46 43

Vasco Gallego and his wife have a quite famous restaurant in Lisbon, but what they really appreciate is living in Vale de Gaio, surrounded by nature. This small hotel, a former “pousada”, lies right on the shore of the Torrão water reservoir.

Seated on the outside terrace, where various lounge chairs, small tables and four poster beds await the guests, you can enjoy the tranquillity and the amazing sunsets at the end of the day.Although you are in the middle of the Alentejo, there is something cosmopolitan in the atmosphere, helped by the chill out music they play.

The hotel has 14 rooms, most of them with river view. Although being nice and comfortable, they remind you of their more simple origins when the hotel was a “pousada” and lack the charm of the rest of the house. The restaurant will welcome you with a variety of typical Portuguese dishes of high quality and flavour prepared from local produce. Vasco grows a choice of vegetable and herbs that he uses in his dishes himself. His enthusiasm is contagious and makes you feel at home in these very special surroundings.

The Vale do Gaio is the perfect place to enjoy sports and outdoor activities such as rafting, cycling, fishing and hunting or simply lie outside and rest.The Estalagem Vale de Gaio is just 15 minutes by car from Alcácer do Sal and a one hour drive from Lisbon.

Best For

  • Holiday homes and villas
  • Places to stay that are good for the soul
  • Romantic getaways and honeymoon holidays

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  • Animals not accepted
  • Bar
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Internet WiFi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • DVD
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet WiFi
  • Mini bar
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Hotel - Lodging Services

  • Laundry service


  • Bicycles
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Trekking
  • Water Sports


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Transport / Distances

City Centre: 12 KM
Shops: 25 KM
Airport: 110 KM
Train Station: 25 KM


Amazing Experience!
Date of stay 16/10/2021
My partner and I had a such nice experience At Vale do Gaio Hotel. Amazing view from the accommodations, really peaceful environment, all the Hotel´s staff was lovely, good wine options and wonderful food. I am really looking forward to be back soon.
Date of stay 12/08/2021
Lugar, atendimento, comida...tudo prefeito! Uma experiência a repetir!!
Para relaxar
Date of stay 20/05/2021
Lugar muito tranquilo. Excelente vista sobre a barragem. A comida é óptima e o staff muito simpático
Date of stay 19/09/2020
Our stay in Vale do Gaio was just incredible! All you ask when you want to escape from city madness, work and just relax. Perfect spot, amazing views and super friendly staff, Vasco is a super host really nice to meet him and enjoy his “creation”. When you want to relax and get away you also want to eat, Vale do Gaio has really good food, porco preto, the shrimp tempura and the ceviche wow. Definitely a place to go back.
Elegant to start a hollyday
Date of stay 12/09/2020
Nice view from my balcony, good swimming pool and excellent food although too expensive.
Magnífico Hotel
Date of stay 06/09/2019
Magnífico Hotel en El Alentejo. Las instalaciones acaban de ser renovadas y al maravilloso entorno exterior se unen unas habitaciones muy confortables y agradables, especialmente las que tienen terraza con vista exterior. Los propietarios y el resto del personal son muy amables y están pendientes de los huéspedes. Muy agradable la zona de piscina con hamacas confortables, algunas de ellas más alejadas por si se desea mayor tranquilidad. Muy buena comida en el restaurante servida en una terraza estupenda. Si se va a visitar esta zona, este hotel es una magnífica opción.
Vale De Gaio
Date of stay 21/08/2018
Very nice setting; lovely staff; excellent restaurant; unfortunately a little worn down; urgently needs to be refurbished; breakfast low middle range
Date of stay 29/06/2018
Regular conexion WIFI
Date of stay 07/05/2018
Hemos pasado tres días de absoluto relax en este oasis de naturaleza y descanso. Un lugar mágico al que sin duda volveremos ... gracias Secretplaces por descubrirnos este fantástico alojamiento
Grandes vistas y descanso
Date of stay 10/08/2017
Encantador hotel con excelentes vistas, lugar silencioso ideal para descansar. Buen servicio Cenas servidas en sitio muy agradable Desayunos mejorables
Vistas maravillosas
Date of stay 13/08/2016
La decoración y las vistas son impresionantes . Paz y relajación durante todos los dias de la estancia
¡¡Sencillamente espectacular!!
Date of stay 02/08/2016
No conocía de nada la zona ni el hotel, y repetiría cada semana la estancia en ese pequeño rincón magnífico en todos los detalles. Lo recomiendo 100%, no lo dudéis!!!
Ausserordentlicher Ort
Date of stay 23/07/2016
Unglaubliche Aussicht vom Zimmer im ersten Stock. Sehr zuvorkommendes Personal.
Super relaxing
Date of stay 04/06/2021
Comfortable and extremely relaxing. Cleanliness should be better. Dirty dishes, waste on the tables and near the pool in the morning, some dust in the bedroom...
Sounds of Silence
Date of stay 21/09/2016
DIe Abgeschiedenheit des Hotels und die damit verbundende Ruhe und Stille erfährt man am besten, wenn man sich das kostenlose Kajak ausleiht und in die 'Fjorde' des Stausees paddelt. Selten kann man den Sternenhimmel so klar sehen, am besten auf den mit viel Kissen belegten Liegen auf der oberen Terrasse. Bei einer ersten Tasse Kaffee kann man als Frühaufsteher die Sonne über dem See aufgehen sehen und beobachten wie der Nebel übers Wasser zieht und sich langsam auflöst. In einer der Cabanes hatten wir einen gemütlichen Lesetag eingelegt und genossen den lecker gemixten Gin Tonic. Das Hotel pflegt den Vintage Style und kommt auch mit der abwechslungsreichen Lounge Musik recht locker daher. Das Frühstück war in Ordnung, hat jedoch Luft nach oben was die Frische des Obstes und die Vielfalt betrifft. Abendessen auf der Terrasse war sehr gut, ebenso der Service und die Freundlichkeit des Personals.

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