Alentejo Star 4* - Mertola - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Set in beautiful grounds and surrounded by gorgeous nature, The Alentejo Star Hotel is situated in an old palace just steps away from a river beach
  • Located in Mina de Sao Domingos in the heart of Alentejo, this majestic 4-star property retains the elegance of its past whilst offering the conveniences and comforts of modern times
  • Enjoy your stay under the starry night, this prime location provides guests with a romantic setting!

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Your Destination

Located in Mina de Sao Domingos in the heart of Alentejo, your hotel is set in beautifully manicured gardens.

Portugal’s largest region, covering a third of the country, truly captivates. Think dry, golden plains, rolling hillsides and lime-green vines. A rugged coastline, traditional whitewashed villages, marble towns and majestic medieval cities. Plus a proud if melancholic people, who valiantly cling to their local crafts.

Centuries-old farming traditions – and cork production – continue here. Alentejo’s rich past offers Palaeolithic carvings, fragments from Roman conquerors and solid Visigothic churches. There are Moorish-designed neighbourhoods and awe-inspiring fortresses built at stork-nest heights.

And the cuisine? Alentejo is ‘it’ for traditional food. Gastronomic delights are plentiful – pork, game, bread, cheese, wine, and seafood along the coastline. Bird life and rare plants are prolific, and walking opportunities abound.

Mertola Town 17km
Guadiana River 6km
Sao Domingos Mine 700m
HS Milfontes Beach 137km

Your Hotel

Located in Mina de São Domingos in the heart of Alentejo, the Alentejo Star Hotel-São Domingos is a majestic 4* country property. Situated in an old palace, it has retained the regal elegance of the olden days whilst offering the conveniences and comfort of modern times.

Set in beautiful grounds, surrounded by magnificent nature and a step away from the river beach. There is plenty to see and do at Alentejo Star Hotel-São Domingos: from water sports and off-road activities to day trips. Those less prone to being out and about can simply choose to read a book in a quiet corner, take a nap in one of the garden hammocks or relax by the pool.

The Alentejo Star Hotel-São Domingos offers a truly unique experience, especially at night time when the magic of staying at this hotel really happens – for the hotel is located under one of the starriest skies in the world. From the observatory you'll be able to see billions of stars, constellations and far away galaxies such as the Milky Way.

Take a dip in the lovely outdoor pool, offering plenty of shade, refreshments and snacks. The restaurant, Seppia, is an elegant venue serving Alentejo cuisine, presented in an original and refined style. Enjoy an aperitif or a lovely glass of wine at Marbles Bar.

  • Fitness studio
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Games room
  • Library
  • Salon
  • Pool (seasonal, according to weather conditions)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 31 rooms

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a Double or Twin Room

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Infant
Relax in your air-conditioned room featuring a private bathroom with free toiletries, satellite TV and a minibar. The spacious bedroom also features a balcony and a view.

  • Bathroom
  • Balcony
  • View
  • TV
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite channels
  • Free toiletries
  • Mini bar
  • Air-conditioning
  • Telephone

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.  Just for you: 10% discount at the hotel restaurant (drinks excluded)

With direct access onto the terrace, garden and Orange Tree patio, Seppia Restaurant is an elegant venue in a beautiful location. Open all year round, Seppia serves traditional Alentejo cuisine, thoughtfully presented in a creative manner.

Marbles Bar is a discreet, sophisticated venue to enjoy an aperitif, appreciate a good glass of wine or toast your evening with a delicious cocktail.

Your Time

The outdoor pool is lovely, conveniently located in a sunny spot but with plenty of shade to shelter away from the sun of Alentejo, especially strong in the summer months. Refreshments and snacks are served at the pool bar Sombra.

The observatory is the hotel's main feature. OTHe telescope, a GPS and computer-controlled 14”MEADE LX200, allows for direct dark sky observation and thus the observation of billions of stars, constellations and far-distant galaxies. Next to the observatory, there is an area for amateur astronomers and astrology lovers to set up their own equipment.

The location of the Alentejo Star Hotel-São Domingos lends itself to all sorts of activities and experiences to do with nature and the great outdoors. In the heart of the Alentejo countryside – think cycling, mountain biking, hiking and off-road trips; the hotel is right by the Guadiana River and the river beach, great for water sports like kayaking and canoeing!

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: transfers are not included in this offer, but can be added at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Car Hire: can be added at the next stage of booking process for an additional fee

The distance/time between Faro airport and Alentejo Star 4* is approximately 144km/1 hour 41 minutes.

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Portugal is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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