1 - 18 Bedrooms   18 Bathrooms 2 - 36 Max Guests   Rustic Luxe

Rio do Prado

"Experience Eco-suite Bliss in the Pastoral Setting of this Cozy Hotel which can also be Booked as a Private Home or Party Place!" - Reviewed by Lisa

Driving deep into the heart of the winding country lanes, yet knowing that somehow you are still close to the ocean, it’s almost possible to completely overlook the contemporary chic of Rio do Prado. It is so well assimilated into its surroundings that it would be easy to keep on cruising by this experiential eco-chic hotel – and what a shame that would be! Just the warm hospitality and efficiency of the owners makes the journey well worth the while. Take this opportunity to disconnect from the real world and surround yourself with countryside peace and tranquility.

Forsaking urban pleasures and embracing sustainability does not mean missing out on any creature comforts or little luxuries… far from it! The property is designed for relaxation and pampering – just on a more pure level.

Whether you book Rio do Prado for your whole family or choose a room for a weekend you will delight in the natural joys of the kitchen, the holistic spa, the communal gardens with ponds, birds and local wildlife… basically, the best that nature has on offer.

Special Features

  • Eco-friendly design and operation
  • Restaurant featuring home-grown vegetables, fruits, jams, breads, herbs etc.
  • Two swimming pools
  • Spa with flotation tank
  • “Greenery” party place suitable for events and functions
  • Bicycles
  • Gin tastings
  • Cooking classes

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Cleverly camouflaged into the surrounding grass, 18 individual suites are built into the land. Roofs are covered with grass, so it’s hard to tell where the building stops and nature starts. All units are funkily decorated in creams, yellows and blues and showcase the custom-designed line of reclaimed, rurally-inspired wooden indoor and outdoor furnishings.

Each spacious suite has its own entrance and patio for total privacy. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls let the natural west facing light flood in and eco-friendly fireplaces and wood-clad ceilings add to the coziness.

Each suite offers en-suite bathroom facilities with shower and bathtub as well as a mini bar, coffee /tea making facilities, A/C, TV and DVD players and WIFI.

Each suite sleeps 2. King-size beds or two Twin bed configurations are available. Additional roll-away beds can be provided upon request.

Living Areas

210Fine weather or foul, you will find a quiet corner to snuggle up in. Slowly sip a tisane or try an organic gin. Sit and ponder the stars and the sky or grab a great read from the well-stocked library. Believe me, the time will pass all too quickly by – but oh! so pleasantly!

Eat al fresco by the pool, in your suite or enjoy the happy chatter of the warm, wood-clad dining room with the affectionate name of Maria Batata.

There are no rules at Rio do Prado… eat what you want, when you want, enjoy the spa, the gardens, and the screening room and keep coming back for more.

  • Reading Room
  • Dining room/ Restaurant
  • TV/ Movie screening room
  • Exterior Gin bar

Rental Price Includes


  • Suite
  • 2 relaxing massages
  • Dinner (not including beverages)
  • Book and cook workshop*



  • Suite
  • 2 relaxing massages
  • Dinner (not including beverages)

Know Before You Go

  • Natural ponds wind throughout the property – you may encounter the wildlife that lives in them!

Kids Services & Activities

  • Please contact us for details.

Pet Policy

  • Please contact us for details.

Activities Available On-Site or Nearby

  • Spa, massage, walking, gin tasting, bicycling, walking, special events.



Book and Cook: The Literary Man – the sister property located in the center of nearby historical Óbidos – offers a magnificent cooking school and culinary demonstration center. Learn how to prepare local and regional favourites from the best, cook your heart out and try some fine local vinos.

Stay and enjoy the fruits of your labour in the stunning library. This is a place to linger longer – the walls are lined with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves featuring every topic of fact and history known to man. Far from stuffy, this fun funky space offers two great bars, a wonderful dining area and lots of sofas to sit and flip pages on.

Additional Services ($€£)

  • Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
  • Organizing car rentals
  • Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations
  • Other services may be available – just ask!

Your Ambassadors

Francisco Bessa

"Let me show you around Nazare, sharing the things I love most with you!"

Francisco Bessa