Fazenda Nova is a small luxury hotel with just ten suites in the heart of the eastern Algarve near Tavira.
How would you describe Casa Modesta in a nutshell?
Casa Modesta is a former family home on the Portuguese Algarve. The house’s traditional architecture was reinterpreted in a modern way and recently turned into a small luxury hotel with nine individual suites.
What was your inspiration to turn Casa Modesta into a hotel?
The idea behind opening Casa Modesta as a boutique hotel was to share our experiences and the love for this house. Through its visitors the house and our memories of it are being reawakened and our sense of family is renewed with every guest who comes to stay with us.
How would you describe the architecture?
While restructuring the house we respected the original architecture and design of Casa Modesta and decided to only work with local artisan’s materials. The outcome really is a project of my sister’s traditional constructive knowledge and architectural culture.
What has been the biggest reward about opening the hotel?
The hospitality part of it — keeping in contact with our guests is the most important thing. Like having dinner with our wonderful guests in our house, that's really rewarding.