Todos os anos, a revista Monocle conduz um estudo para eleger os melhores do mundo no sector. São Lourenço do Barrocal foi honrado enquanto estrela do firmamento da hospitalidade ao ser selecionado como o retiro mais bucólico.
Surrounded by undulating plains and cork trees, São Lourenço do Barrocal lies in the heart of the Alentejo, Portugal's big-sky country and agricultural heartland. Close to fortified Roman towns, Moorish ruins and the vast Alqueva Lake, the hotel is part of a 200-year-old farming estate that is replete with vineyards and olive groves. Its whitewashed stone buildings with terracotta-tiled roofs have been carefully refurbished by Pritzker-winning architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, who has carved out rooms, cottages and a spa for guests in former stables and barns. An idyllic refuge.