The Monte Velho Equo Resort is a boutique hotel located 7 km from Arraiolos in a property for Lusitano horse breeding. The architecture of the house and the Equo resort is by Diogo de Lima Mayer, the owner, and the interior design by Margarida de Lima Mayer, his wife. The property blends with the surrounding countryside which one can explore in the horseback rides provided by the resort. Each room opens to a furnished balcony with an amazing view to the dam inserted in a piece of the typical landscape of Alentejo. The rooms offer all modern conveniences, including air conditioning, wireless internet, a multi-channel television, and a Nespresso coffee machine. The ensuite bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a glass wall and features a modern shower cabin at ground height.

Monte Velho can organize themed meals, outdoor picnics and canoeing in the lake. Guests wishing to explore the Alentejo countryside in a horse ride with a guide, or book a lesson with an expert, should make the request in advance. The rooftop pool offers amazing panoramic views. There are few seating areas around the pool with umbrellas and sunbeds, where guests can enjoy high temperatures in the summer and spectacular setting of the sun. The city of Évora, considered World Heritage by UNESCO, is only 30 km from the Monte Velho Equo Resort.


The Premium rooms offer a contemporary atmosphere with a sophisticated design. The privileged location of these three rooms provide breathtaking views of the dam in the valley right in front of the Monte Velho. Check prices >

25m² Outdoor shower Contemporaneous atmosphere
King-Size bed Panoramic views Free wireless
Bathroom Air Conditioning Nespresso
Opened balcony Television


The Standard rooms offer a modern and minimalistic atmosphere, similar to that of premium rooms but in a smaller area though. Check prices >

20m² Air Conditioning Nespresso
Two single beds Television Free wireless
Bathroom Contemporaneous atmosphere


Monte Velho is composed by a structure with highly qualified professionals for Horse Riding as well as appropriate horses for all levels and ages. We offer horseback riding programs in the field and riding lessons taking the rider's level into account. Continue reading >


SWIMMING POOL Swimming pool with an amazing view
  • No charge
JACUZZI Jacuzzi with an amazing view
  • No charge
SAUNA Sauna with a view
  • No charge
MASSAGES Great for those tiring days
  • 80€ each


GYM Little gym near the SPA

Gym composed by treadmill, elliptical and bench press with weights with an amazing view.

  • No charge
FISHING In the lake

In Monte Velho's lake can be found the fish "axigans", perfect for an afternoon fishing.

  • No charge

In the dam there are two Indian fiber canoes, with capacity for up to three people each.

  • No charge
BICYCLE Around the 250ha of the property

The Equo Resort has six bicycles to explore the multiple paths in the property.

  • No charge


Exterior Outdoor pool, Garden, Sun terrace
Internet WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge
Parking Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed)
Services Airport shuttle (surcharge), Shared lounge/TV area, Daily maid service
General Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Air conditioning


Check-in 16:00 hours
Check-out Until 12:00
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type
Children and
extra beds
Free! One child under 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds
Free! One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management
Pets Pets are not allowed
Credit and debit card and cash

Please read the Terms and Conditions.