Noah’s Surfhouse blends the worlds of a boutique hotel, surf shack, and sustainable eco-resort. Set on Portugal’s Atlantic coast, just an hour north of Lisbon, the location is a surfers paradise.
The project initially started as a beach restaurant and surf school in 2015 and now expanded to 21 rooms and bungalows housed in a former vacation colony. Portuguese architects Alexandra Paiva and Vasco Viera conceived Noah’s Surfhouse to be in full harmony with its surroundings. The material selection of cork wood, glass, and concrete translate that concept.
The hotel embraces its sustainability by displaying their organic vegetable garden front and center, part of the guest experience. You will neither find air conditioning at this hotel and are encouraged to embrace the outdoor lifestyle and Atlantic breeze. Throughout the interiors, you will find tons of references to the world of surfing and fishing; the ocean is omnipresent. Fishing nets, fish traps, surfboards, nautical ropes, the lighting made from water pipes and driftwood are the main recurring design elements. The cherry on the top is a full-on skatepark boasting an ocean view.