Estrada Das Hortas, 7040-114 Arraiolos, Portugal
Cool, modern living in the AlentejoOn the outskirts of the village of Arraiolos, sits an ultra-modern, super-cool boutique hotel run by two equally modern and cool Frenchmen. You could easily spend your time wandering the common areas admiring the multitude of objets d'art and pretending you're in a high-end design magazine (of which, the Villa Extramuros has been featured in many). You could also just laze around your room and private terrace with vistas of a meadow filled with grazing sheep and views of the Arraiolos Castle in the distance. Or you could chill by/in the welcoming infinity pool just down a short path. Yes, you may never want to leave the grounds, but Villa Extramuros makes a convenient base for exploring medieval Evora and the breath-taking mountain-top village of Marvao among other places.