Contemporary design and natural elements co-exist in a beautiful new four-star eco-resort near Évora in the Alentejo. eCork Hotel Suites and Spa sits on the rolling countryside among Holm oak and Centennial olive trees. Only an hour away from Lisbon, this quiet retreat is great for weekend get-aways or extended vacations.
The eCork Hotel is not only a masterpiece of contemporary design, but it is marvelous example of eco-friendly construction. 100% natural cork is used throughout the hotel. In the main building, cork is used as a wall covering providing a natural design aesthetic, but also acts as In fact, the entire hotel was built with maximum energy efficiency in mind. Further eco-conscious elements include geothermal heating for the main building, and solar panels to heart hot water in the rooms and pools.
There are 56 private suites. Each one is a self contained unit of 70 square meters. They are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, satellite LED TV, digital safe, free wireless internet, minibar, pillow menu, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and magnifying mirror.
The eCork Spa is a full service facility intended to equalize mind, body and spirit. An indoor pool provides hydrotherapy, while the sauna circuit with Turkish bath helps to detox and stimulate. The gym offers strength training and stretching equipment as well as a program of classes. Massage, treatment and relaxation rooms complete the experience of rejuvenation.
Step outside for some another excellent opportunities to unwind and relax. The “Pool of Heaven” or “Skypool” is a refreshing infinity pool on the first floor, with breathtaking views across the Alentejo countryside. Soak up the sun, cool off in the pool and enjoy the solitude.
eCork offers nourishment at Cardo. This onsite restaurant features a unique gastronomic experience of Mediterranean flavors and traditional Portuguese cuisine. The ambiance mixes natural cork elements with contemporary design, not forgetting Alentejo influences.
Find out more by visiting the eCork Hotel website.
Phone: +351 266 738 500
Fax: +351 266 738 509
Some information for this story was sourced from InsidePortugalTravel.