What We Love
- A charming stay on the southern coast of Portugal, with extras and a gourmet-dining optionStaying in one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations, a short stroll from the beach
- Going with the "gastronomic experience" option and enjoying a seven-course dinner
- Being one of the first to stay at a brand-new hotel
What To Know
- The house is just 5-minutes from the beach
- Rooms on the first and second floors of Jogo da Bola have views of either the garden, city, or sea (plus all have terraces)
- Orta, the onsite restaurant, serves a mix of healthy options (and 24/7 breakfast) including fresh smoothies, pressed juices, and farm-to-table dishes
Tucked away behind the old city walls of the charming Algarve town of Lagos, a uniquely special retreat is emerging. Rising with elegance and grace from the ruins of a former 19th-century family estate, new boutique design hotel Casa Mãe has the feel of an exclusive private village, comprising three separate parts and 30 rooms spread across the Jogo de Bola building, Casa Mãe building and Cabanas. It’s a true hideaway you may never feel the need to leave, despite being only minutes away from some breathtaking beaches.
With orange tree, oleander and fig tree scents set to waft through 7,000 square metres of terraced gardens from December 2016 onwards, this property is certainly designed to please on the outside. When it comes to the interiors, owner Veronique let her creative juices flow, with a showcase of some of the very best of contemporary Portuguese design. Bespoke furniture by French designer Martin Blanchard has been specially made for the hotel, accessorised with handmade ceramics and locally woven textiles.
Even in the winter months the secluded terracotta-tiled patio, complete with marble tables and carefully placed planters, is a real suntrap. Head to the serene minimalist surrounds of your room, housed in a brand new dazzling white building, for dreamy siestas in your very own hammock. Throughout the day and evening you can sample super fresh creations (sourced from Casa Mãe’s organic garden and out-of-town farm) in the restaurant. Add to this an alfresco cinema (open in spring and summer), plus on-site yoga and cooking classes, and you have the recipe for a perfectly magical stay.
Good to know
Please note that this is a new property; the five luxury suites in the 19th-century renovated estate house, as well as the three Cabanas, the swimming pool and gardens, are set to open in December 2016.
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Casa Mae is a great property in Lagos. Vibes are on point, rooms are very comfortable and luxurious. Was here to relax with my wife, and it definitely met that goal. I would stay here again and would recommend to friends. Worth the money compared to other places in Lagos.
We spent 4 amazing days in Casa Mae. The property is beautifully decorated and super clean. It has the best chilled vibes with the hotel's cool playlist playing in all common areas as well as in the room itself, the sunny Lagos weather, great organic food, stunning decor and plants everywhere. The garden is lovely and the pool area is just heaven- we could stay there forever. We also loved the little shop and the barbeque nights with the live band. This place is VERY instagramble. Our only issue was that the staff (the restaurant and bar staff) was not very welcoming, not smiley and we also felt that the portions of the dishes could have been more generous in general. When we did ask for more bread/ honey/ whatever, we felt that the staff was not happy about it. The staff at the reception though was lovely.
All in all- very recommended. It is truly a gem.
We stayed in Casa Mae for 4 days and it is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Right from checking where the lady at the reception was warm and welcoming to their beautiful rooms.
The place is an oasis inside the old town in lagos.
The food you eat their is fresh as its all grown in their gardens. I would def go back again.
Our entire stay at Casa Mae was phenomenal from start to finish. As soon as we arrived a host made sure our bags reached our room and invited us to the beautiful patio for a complimentary drink. The host sat down with us and went over their map of the city, with recommended restaurants and sights to see (we used this the whole time we were there which made our visiting of Lagos that much more enjoyable).
We also took advantage of the spa at the hotel. Heather provided a massage and if your'e able to request her, we highly recommend her! Will certainly stay at Casa Mae again next time we visit Lagos.
This is a really thoughtfully planned hotel in the old town.
The rooms where beautifully decorated, in a very simple way. I loved the quirky design with the alternative wardrobe and bath and shower in the bedroom. A lovely spacious terrace with a fun hammock to chill in. I was a bit suprised the room had no tv as standard, but to be honest after a couple of hours I enjoyed not having it.
Breakfast was beautiful and the staff were friendly and really efficient yet still maintaining the casual relaxed atmosphere.
The pool area was idyllic, a great place to chill out and relax
The location worked well as it was in the central part of the old town.
Would definitely go there again and I would recommend it, we had a room that looked out into the hotel.
If there was anything I could improve I would agree with some other reviews, provide conditioner and body moisturiser.
For me it is a place for adults, but there were kids there when we stayed.