The Santiago Hotel is a real treat for food lovers. Located in the historic town of Santiago do Cacém, only a handful of kilometres from Alentejo’s beautiful Atlantic coastline, it offers a range of fabulous culinary experiences that promise an authentic immersion into Portuguese flavours, products, and culture. Chef Luís Batalha and his team run cooking classes where guests learn how to prepare Alentejo classics like açorda and migas de pão, as well as traditional recipes from Portugal including the country’s famous pasteis de nata. The hotel also hosts a series of gastronomic-themed weekends and has a grocery shop where guests can stock up on regional products to recreate their favourite dishes at home.
Surrounded by idyllic countryside, the whitewashed minimalist building that houses the hotel hides sleek, stylish interiors with a distinctly contemporary design. Everything about this hotel is an invitation to slow down and enjoy the region’s leisurely pace of life, from 24-hour access to the seasonal outdoor pool to lazy breakfasts served any time of the day and the range of relaxing in-room massages.
The Santiago Hotel is approximately an hour and a half away from Lisbon and close to interesting attractions such as the Roman remains of Mirobriga, the seaside town of Sines, the fishing village of Porto Covo, and wonderful beaches like São Torpes, a popular surf spot.
Food & Drink
Conceived as a big, open kitchen, the onsite restaurant À Terra specialises in Portuguese and Mediterranean dishes rooted in Alentejo produce and lovingly prepared in the wood-fired oven and the traditional Ofyr grill. The menu includes specialties like Alentejo gazpacho and Portuguese codfish açorda to pair with the region’s best wines. The dining space is really pretty, with beautiful patterned tiles, wooden tables and large windows looking onto the garden.
The hotel comprises 31 bright and sunny rooms that evoke a calm, serene feel. Drawing inspiration from their natural surroundings, they are styled with soothing light colours and elements that pay homage to local craftsmanship, such as cork and basketry. All rooms have large windows and a balcony that gives onto the town and the landscape all around. They also come with a flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi, coffee machine, minibar, and USB plugs. Sunset rooms have a private terrace furnished with chairs and an umbrella, while the Suite offers a double room, a living room and two balconies. Bathrooms are spacious and have bathtubs with showers.
Modern Design, Ancient Soul
Santiago do Cacém
31 rooms • Cooking Academy • Restaurant A’ terra • Sun deck • Terrace Garden • Free public parking • Gym • Outdoor pool
You can book directly with hotel or take advantage of Tales Concierge. Best Available Rate is always guaranteed.
Amenities you get when booking with Tales Hotels Collection
- Late check out upon availability
- Early check-in upon availability
- 100€ credit per staying, minimum 3 nights, on experiences booked via Tales Collection Concierge
Points of View
Staying in Santiago do Cacém
Located south of Lisbon, Alentejo is the biggest region in Portugal yet the least populated, resulting in miles of peaceful countryside and a general laid-back atmosphere that invites to switch off. It features a varied landscape that spans from wild Atlantic beaches to scenic hills dotted with vineyards, cork trees, and historic walled towns. Alentejo is also an important wine region and its blends are renowned for their unique character.