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Memmo Baleeira

Memo Baleeira Facade in Sagres
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  • Food & Drink

    Mediterranean cuisine, lounge, tapas

  • Spa & Recreation

    Pool, spa, gym, surf school

  • Food & Drink

    Mediterranean cuisine, lounge, tapas

  • Spa & Recreation

    Pool, spa, gym, surf school

Immerse yourself in minimalist design and natural splendor on the tip of Portugal where the Atlantic and local flavors beckon.

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Architecture PPST Arquitectos

Memmo Baleeira Pool in Sagres

Architecture PPST Arquitectos

Originally opening its doors in 1962 as Hotel da Baleeria, the property had once been a shining star in the area.

Though its spectacular sea views helped make it a popular spot, it gradually lost its appeal. In short, it had the setting and good bones that made it ripe for rebirth. Enter Rodrigo Machaz. “We tried to keep as many memories alive from the original hotel as possible,” he says of the full renovation he undertook on the property in 2006/2007, “even part of the hotel’s name.”

Interior design Memmo Design Team

“It’s not about forcibly invoking minimalism, but about focusing on what is beautiful,” says Rodrigo Machaz.

Not wanting to divert attention from the hotel’s expansive sea views, the designers opted for minimalistic interiors characterized by neutral colors and calming furniture. The stripped-back aesthetic adapts to the natural landscape.

Memo Baleeira Restaurant in Sagres

The Originals Rodrigo Machaz

“If you don’t turn a page in your life, your book will have just one page.”

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Memmo Baleeira Made By Originals

Sustainability Keeping an eye on our Conscious Hotel Principles

“We work to promote a balance between nature and tourism.”

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The architectural concept was to preserve the existing historical building and adapt the hotel to the space rather than make major structural changes.

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The hotel has removed single-use toiletries from the rooms, only replaces linens on the third day (unless the guest requests), and removed plastic cutlery and straws from the restaurant.

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Water fountains are located throughout the hotel, where staff and guests can refill their water bottles. Rainwater is collected and reused in appropriate applications.

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Products & Produce

The hotel purchases vegetables, seafood, honey, olive oil, oranges, deli products, and more from local producers.

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Memmo Baleeira has created its own local guide to encourage guests to discover the area and learn about local culture.

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The hotel offers beach clean-ups, yoga retreats, and more, partnering with local businesses whenever possible.

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Healthy Workplace

Special consideration is given to employing and empowering local employees. The hotel arranges special activities for staff throughout the year, including yoga and surfing days.

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The hotel’s sustainability mission and EarthCheck partnership are displayed at reception, in the staff area, and on the website.


Follow the conscious journey

This hotel is featured in Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book.

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Memmo Baleeira
Sítio da Baleeira
Sagres 8650-357

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