The Hotel Monte da Provença was born from the dream of the owners, Maria and Joachim. After decades as international executives in one of the largest world multinational companies, both always dreamt of creating a unique place where they could receive people from all over the world, on a sophisticated, magic and familiar ambience.
From the dream to the reality, were necessary almost 15 years and many challenges to overcome. The result? A place where the modern comfort and the tradition of Alentejo meet each other and where everything was selected thinking of you… creating a place where you want to stay… be happy… and return… surrounded by nature.
Inside the property we have a vineyard, Oranges Orchard, Walnuts Orchard, Olive plantation, small lake and several charming places.
We are 5km away from Elvas (UNESCO world patrimony) 30km from the historical village of Vila Viçosa, and 14km away from Badajoz.
A few km away you have the Caia dam and not much more the Alqueva dam (the largest artificial lake in Europe).
Towards the end of the Reign of King D. Fernando of Portugal (1350-1369), came to this place monks coming from “Serra de Ossa”. With what they grew in the farm they ensured their sustenance and helped the poor.("proviam aos pobres" in Portuguese) As in this farm there was water/springs and good soil, it was a good place of “provença” (that means sustain/feed). Therefore the name of the property.
Lourenço Annes Reguengo and Margarida Domingues, his wife, donated those lands to the monks. During the centuries the farm belonged to several other owners and in the year 2000 was bought by the actual owners as a ruin.
Tradition, comfort and innovation surrounded by nature.
Prove that Alto Alentejo harmonically combines tradition, sophistication and protection of nature allied to culture and history.
We are a hotel unit that tries to protect and conserve not only the nature but also the patrimony and culture of the Alentejo region.
We are in favour of sustainable development while preserving human values.