Casa Modesta

Casa Modesta is located in the Ria Formosa National Park, a protected natural lagoon on the Portuguese Algarve. To the owners Casa Modesta means more than just a hotel: they associate happy childhood memories with the estate that once belonged to their grandfather. Only parts of the old walls have been kept, but the contemporary new building still retains the spirit of the original family home, because it is based on old traditions and local materials. The hotel features nine suites (with patios and decks) and two common rooms. The strict geometry of the white walls is combined with the warm earthy tone of the terracotta floors. Lamps and fittings in brass add glamour to the minimalist look.

Casa Modesta is the prototype of Casa Chã. Casa Chã is an architectural concept that reinterprets traditional architecture in a modern way: Old buildings/materials are reused, cooperation with local artisans, usage of traditional techniques, the design is contemporary, simple, authentic and poetic.

Photographer: João Carmo Simões

What to do

Collecting shells, bread baking, boating, bird watching, star watching, spa, swimming pool, solarium. The owners organise workshops (e.g. cane watching & birdwatching walk) --> Workshops

Why we like this house

Stylish reinterpretation of traditional Portuguese architecture

Comments 1

Melanie Schmidt says:

We had a great time spending at casa modesta! Carlos, the owner is super friendly and makes everything possible so that you have a great stay. The Hotel is family run and the former home of Carlos Grandfather. You can really feel the love to detail the family put into this place. Especially the breakfast was a highlight! We highly recommend to stay here, in this peaceful loving hotel!


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