Offering a barbecue and views of the city, Encosta do Castelo is located in Portel in the Alentejo Region. Évora is 21 mi from the property. A microwave, a toaster and refrigerator are also offered, as well as a kettle. Some units also have a kitchen, fitted with an oven. Towels are provided. Beja is 22 mi from Encosta do Castelo , while Monsaraz is 19 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

FREE parking!

Reliable Info
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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
High score for Portel
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  • Caitlin
    Portugal Portugal
    This is a really lovely little property. The inside space is small but it is nicely renovated and comfortable. The outside space is really well done and spacious and would be great in better weather!
  • Jane
    Australia Australia
    Cosy, traditional home on the hillside. Relaxing base for touring local area.
  • D
    Ireland Ireland
    Communication with the owner was easy, and John was helpful in explaining the locations of walks in the area. The house is quaint, clean, with a fabulous view especially at sunset. Area is very quiet, and bed very comfortable. It’s a special...

Host Info

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The houses are located directly underneath the 13th century Castle of Portel. From the courtyard garden in the back of number 16 you are staring directly up at the castle walls. From the garden in 17 there is a spectacular view towards the west, encompassing most of Portel and the outlying countryside. Short of staying in the Castle itself it would be difficult to imagine a more prominent view of the local area. There are two places to park near the house, both free, in Rua do Outeiro, which requires a one minute walk up some steps or in the Castle car park which bypasses the steps altogether, As the owner I am very happy to carry any luggage to the houses if requested but would ask that people bear the location in mind before booking.
Portel is a small town in a rural area of Portugal.The area is famous for local produce, specifically cork, wine and olives. For a town the size of Portel there are a surprising number of festas throughout the year, staring with the Congresso das Acordas in April, multiple concerts in August, Feira Medieval in October, ending the season with Feira do Montado in November. A great base for exploring the local area or just soaking in the local sights and sounds of this unspoilt pristine town on the edge of the Alentejo plains. The town has a Cinema, a large outdoor swimming pool open in summer, many cafes and restaurants, a supermarket, monthly market and architechture typical of the region with the majority of houses built in a traditional fashion with whitewashed walls and clay tiles that has not changed for centuries. Like most of Portugal everywhere is family friendly, it is also an incredibly safe area for families and individuals. The Lago de Alqueva is nearby and makes a great backdrop for a driving tour around the area. The Roman town of Evora is 30 minutes to the N by car, or you can choose to explore any of the many small picturesque villages that define the area.
Languages spoken: English,Portuguese

Area info

Amenities of Encosta do Castelo
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
    Good free Wifi 44 Mbps. Suitable for streaming HD content and making video calls. Speed test carried out by the host.
    • Dining table
    • Coffee machine
    • Cleaning products
    • Toaster
    • Stovetop
    • Kitchenware
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Linens
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels
    • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Private Bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Shower
    Living Area
    • Dining area
    • Fireplace
    • Sitting area
    Media & Technology
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Cable channels
    • TV
    Room Amenities
    • Socket near the bed
    • Clothes rack
    • Tile/Marble floor
    • Soundproof
    • Private entrance
    • Ironing facilities
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Barbecue
    • BBQ facilities
    • Patio
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    Outdoor & View
    • City view
    • Landmark view
    • Garden view
    • View
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Soundproof rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Portuguese

    House rules
    Encosta do Castelo takes special requests – add in the next step!

    From 16:00 to 23:30
    You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
    Until 12:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 5 years
    Crib upon request
    6 years old
    Crib upon request
    Extra bed upon request
    € 10 per stay
    7+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 10 per stay

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 18
    Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
    Smoking is not allowed.
    Parties/events are not allowed
    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Please inform Encosta do Castelo of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    License number: 44556/AL,47309/AL

    FAQs about Encosta do Castelo

    • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Encosta do Castelo (subject to availability) that have:

      • 1 bedroom
      • 2 bedrooms

      For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Encosta do Castelo offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Encosta do Castelo on this page.

      • Yes, Encosta do Castelo is popular with guests booking family stays.

      • Encosta do Castelo is 500 feet from the center of Portel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

      • The prices at Encosta do Castelo may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

      • Check-in at Encosta do Castelo is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

      • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Encosta do Castelo (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

        • 2 guests
        • 4 guests

        For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.