Need to get away? Want a quiet, cozy, intimate hideaway, seemingly on the edge of the world, with a staff that’s quiet when you want them to be and on-hand when you need them to be? We think we’ve found that place. The Romantik Hotel Vivenda Miranda is a boutique hotel on the cliff top in the far south west region of Portugal in Lagos.
Vivenda Miranda sits high above the Porto do Mós beach. Its perch on the cliff offers sweeping panoramic views of the Atlantic. The large villa is a former home of a 17th century noble family. Now lovingly renovated, the boutique retreat is painted in pastels, a delightful touch to an already charming hotel. Beautifully landscaped Mediterranean gardens add another dimension to the facility, while providing walking paths for moments of solitude, and relaxing vantage points to sit and ponder the world going by.
There are 25 rooms at Vivenda Miranda. Each is custom designed by the hotel’s in-house decorative painter. Traditional Portuguese décor blends with modern conveniences resulting in comfortable sophistication. Seven Double Rooms have their own private terraces with garden or ocean views. 14 Deluxe Rooms also have terraces, but offer an additional living area. The three Deluxe Suites are perfect for families or small groups as they comprise a separate bedroom and living area (with a sofa bed). Deluxe Suite terraces have gorgeous views of the sea.
For special occasions, or just to treat yourself to something special, consider the Boutique Top Suite. With its dramatic décor and rich finshings, this suite is the jewel in the Vivenda Miranda’s crown. The one-bedroom and two-bathroom space is expansive. Large private terraces provide romantic, panoramic, unobstructed ocean views.
Now that you’re completely relaxed, it’s time to please your palate. The Mirandus Restaurant serves artfully crafted Portuguese cuisine fireside in the dining room, or al freco on the cliff top terrace. Fresh local ingredients are blended with exotic flavors and spices from around the world. Currently available for tasting are appetizers such as lobster medallion with panacotta cauliflower, monkfish fillet in a sun dried tomato coating, grilled fillet of beef with green mango, sautéed mushrooms, butter of coriander and vintage Port wine reduction. And finally, for dessert, try the Trilogy Algarve: parfait and brownie of chocolate and carob, “delícia” of honey and granité of Amarguinha. Order a la carte or entrust the chef by selecting the five- or seven-course menus.
Revitalize and re-energize in Vivenda Miranda’s Wellness Spa Suite. The facility offers a sauna, steam room, foot spa and loungers. Ideal for stress relief. To rejuvenate and re-energize, try a face and body treatment of natural essences from the Thai brand Mt. Sapola. Or, indulge in a massage based on ancient Thai traditions.
Short distances from the hotel are many beaches, each with a unique setting and experience. 13 golf courses in the immediate area present variety and challenge for golf enthusiasts. And the quaint old town of Lagos offers afternoon and evening diversions with shops, cafes and bars.
For more information and to make reservations, visit the Vivenda Miranda website.
Romantik Hotel Vivenda Miranda
Rua das Violetas
Porto de Mós
Phone: +351 282 763 222
Fax: +351 282 760 342
GPS: N 37. 08533, W 8. 68254