Villa Extramuros

 Horta do Chaveiro, Caixa postal 209 7040-114 Arraiolos − Portugal

The Villa Extramuros was built in Arraiolos, a small city north of Evora, the Capital of Alentejo, the largest province of Portugal well known for its unspoiled beautiful nature, historical treasures and quiet lifestyle (not forgetting a rich gastronomy).
Villa Extramuros fell in love with this region and wanted to share their passion with visitors. Villa Extramuros welcome you in a very contemporary villa, decorated with furniture and art from the 1950’s until today, and with a Parisian twist.
The Villa Extramuros offers three standard rooms and two superior rooms, all of them located on the first floor (accessible by staircases) with panoramic views from their private patio.
To say it in one word, Villa Extramuros wishes to bring you off the trodden paths.

The eating-room, where you also can rest and read during the rest of the day; the living-room with its fireplace; the patio with its orange trees and basin; 2 terraces (eating-room & living-room) with nice views on the country; the lobby with a souvenir and information desk; the swimming-pool and its deck; the gardens, olive fields and meadows; all inside spaces are non-smoking areas; free wi-fi available in all public areas and guest rooms.

No dogs allowed, the hotel shares gates with the National Ecological Reserve and also temporarily host sheep herds on our grounds. Laundry service available 7/7. Shuttle service to Evora or Lisboa airport, on request.

As an alternative to the buffets, the hotel prepares a generous breakfast based on daily renewed dishes and «à la carte» orders. Fresh fruit juices, local or home-made pastries, house-made marmalades, locally produced honey and cheese, bread basket, cereals and, of course, a selection of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The breakfast is served between 8:30 and 11 am, either on the private room terraces, or in the patio, or inside in the eating room, at your convenience.

During the day, a selection of snacks and salads can be ordered, with prior notice in the morning, for lunch. A picnic basket can also be prepared on request. Fresh and hot drinks are served all along the day until 10 pm.

The garden
A stay at Villa Extramuros allows the access to a park of 5 hectares of oaks and olive trees, where you can walk, run, chill-out, sleep, read, workout, have picnic, play, watch birds and other animals…
The ground is surrounded only by meadows, olive fields, oak forests, ecologically protected, where sheep flocks grow. A paradise for rabbits and birds.
The garden was kept as close as possible to nature, with just the addition of bushes and trees of local alentejan varieties. In front of the villa, the orange & citrus orchard welcomes the guests.
Swimming pool
The swimming pool is located west of the villa, overlooking olive trees and fields around, with sunny exposure all along the day, and a perfect spot for sundowners. A 15×6 meter infinite pool where you really can swim, and also a small pool for children. Chill-out area, on a vast deck with daybeds, sun chairs and umbrellas. Drink and snack pool service. Towels available on request.

On request activities
Many activities can be arranged for you outside of the Villa during your stay: cross country bicycle rides; horse rides; gym with a personal coach; massage; watersports (canoe, hydrospeed…); golf courses are 1 hour from Arraiolos (Troia); visits of wineries (excellent wine producers around); visits of local farms; guided tours, gourmet piqueniques and photo-safaris.

Check-in from 3 pm until 8 pm.

Check-out until 1 pm.

Standard Room

The 3 rooms only differ with their orientation and views. The total space is as large as 60 square meters, including a 24 square meter private terrace. Each room has a separate dressing room and a bathroom in Estremoz marble with a shower and natural light from the roof.
Two of the rooms are equipped with twin beds, with a communication door to a master bedroom (ideal for families).

Superior Room

These 2 rooms benefits from a spectacular 250° view on the Arraiolos castle, village and countryside.
They offer a total space of 80 square meters, with a 45 square meter sleeping space (king-size bed with linen sheets), a dressing-room and a large bathroom with heating floor and, in one of the rooms, a rainshower space in Estremoz marble. Plus 40 square meters of private open-air spaces opened to the South/West and to the North with a Castle view.
Amenities: DVD player, complimentary fruit and drinks.

Amenities: Air conditioning, Heating, Satellite TV with a large selection of International channels, Wifi, iPod player, AESOP amenities, Hair-dryer, Sun chairs.

Visiting the city of Arraiolos, famous for its carpet industry and recently enriched with a contemporanean urban design, is a charming experience. A Interpretative center for the Arraiolos carpet will be opened soon.

Not to miss
Visit the 13th century castle, on the top of the hill, offering a breathtaking 360° view.
Visit the churches with beautiful azulejos: Convento Nossa Sra da Assuncao (pousada), Matriz, Igreja da Misericordia.
Stop for a drink or a lunch on its quiet squares and pedestrian streets.
Local specialities are the «empada» and the finger-licking «pastel de toucinho».


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Hotel: Villa Extramuros

Address: Horta do Chaveiro, Caixa postal 209 7040-114 Arraiolos

Region: Evora

Country: Portugal

Official website:

Telephone: +351-91119-2550

Fax: +351-266-429-506

Hotel email:

GPS coordinates
Lat: 38° 42′ 27″ 60 N
Long: 7° 59′ 12″ 35 W

By road
Leaving Lisbon (55 mn) - from the Vasco de Gama bridge, take the highway A12 then A2 and A6 to Evora/Spain. Exit at Montemor-Este/Arraiolos, then take national road N4 to Arraiolos direction Estremoz. On road N4 in Arraiolos, don’t enter the village but turn right and follow the signs “Evora / Zona industrial”, just before the bridge. After 500m and immediately after the first red light, turn right in a small country road amidst the olive trees, and follow the signs “Aldeia da Terra”. The Villa’s entrance is 200 m downward on the left side. Extramuros portal, where an olive tree welcomes you on the left side of the road.
Leaving Evora (15 mn) - take the road N114 to Arraiolos. Arrived at Ilhas village, after Arraiolos’s activity park, turn left at the red light, follow the way down to a triangular crossroad, and take left. After 100 m, turn right, then 300m down to the Villa Extramuros portal, marked with an olive tree on the left side of the road.
Leaving Spain (50 mn) & Estremoz (20 mn) - follow national road N4 until Arraiolos. Then exit at Arraiolos and follow signs to Evora. At Ilhas village, turn right after the first red light.

By train
From Lisbon Central station to Evora (4 train/day 2 hours). We can pick you up at Evora station, or arrange a taxi for you.

Lisbon Portela airport: 110 km
Beja airport: 80 km
Badajoz airport: 100 km
Evora train station: 19 km

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