Review by Mila
Written on 13-12-2023
Quietly located boutique hotel with luxury suites and swimming pool in the Algarve
Casa Modesta is an ideal holiday stay for those who love the countryside and nature, yet would like to stay in a contemporary suite. Especially for nature lovers, your heart will beat faster here, right in the middle of Ria Formosa Nature Park and near the sea.
This special hotel in the village of Olhão in the Algarve is a truly hidden Portuguese treasure. A family home that has been transformed into a suite/boutique hotel, in a region where you will undoubtedly never stop discovering. Located in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Park, which is considered one of the seven wonders of Portugal.
We might be a bit biased, but at Casa Modesta, you'll experience the best mornings in the whole Algarve. Especially for nature lovers, your heart will beat faster here. Let the morning sun rays tickle your face, take a morning dip in the pool and watch the bird migration, the gathering of shellfish and the harvesting of salt, all while enjoying a good cup of coffee. Let yourself be amazed every day by the small wonders of nature by the sea. And when night falls, your suite's porch turns into a planetarium where you can view a starry sky like you've never seen before. You have to see this with your own eyes!
At Casa Modesta in Portugal, the door is always open for holidaymakers who arrive with the same amount of pleasure and joy as when you used to jump into your grandparents' arms. Speaking of grandparents... The grandfather of the owners of this boutique hotel, also known as 'the champ', was the instigator of the project. The walls of this beautiful building house so many memories, that the grandchildren of Grandfather Joaquim Modesto de Brito - a real, old sailor - could not let them be lost. And so Casa Modesta was born.
Not without reason, this surprising accommodation has won several awards, including the Architizer A+ Award 2017 and the Condé Nast Johansens Excellence Award 2017 Best Green Hotel.
It is an ideal House of Hideaways accommodation for nature lovers but who like to stay in a contemporary suite. The suite hotel has 9 rooms with private patios, each is purely and minimalist furnished and with sea views. Casa Modesta is surrounded by lemon trees, has its own sun terrace and a garden where organic vegetables are grown. You'll also understand why many holidaymakers find breakfast and dinner here 'extraordinary.'
Going to Casa Modesta with the family? Great idea! Thanks to the 'connecting doors' of various suites, the swing in the garden and the location near the beach and sea, the suite/boutique hotel is also delightful for families.
The grandfather of the owners of this boutique hotel, also known as 'the champ', was the founder of the project. The walls of this beautiful building house so many memories, that the grandchildren of Grandpa Joaquim Modesto de Brito - a genuine old seafarer - could not let them be lost. And so Casa Modesta was born in the house where Carlos and his sister were also born.
Comfortable and tasteful
The suite hotel comprises 9 rooms with private patios, each purely and minimally decorated, all with sea views. The interior reflects the sleek exterior, vaulted brick ceilings, traditional terracotta floor tiles, wooden furniture, and custom-made cork lamps. You can feel that each room has been very thoughtfully considered. And, thanks to the 'connecting doors' of some rooms, the boutique hotel is also suitable for a vacation with the whole family.
Thanks to the Portuguese owners, Casa Modesta exudes hospitality and warmth. They transformed their family home into a modern boutique hotel, now welcoming guests from all over the world and have already won several awards. Each family member contributes. Carlos welcomes you and Vânia (an architect) designed the boutique hotel. Grandmother Carminda has another task; she takes care of the meals. Teamwork is what makes Casa Modesta such a pleasant stay.
Located in the rugged, green surroundings of the Ria Formosa National Park in the Algarve, Casa Modesta is every nature lover's dream. From the hotel, you can walk through the national park via the eco-trail; meeting flamingos and other birds along the way. And if you take your trusty steed, you'll be on the beach of Fuseta in no time. Be sure to ask the family for tips, as they are only too happy to introduce you to this authentic, unspoiled part of the Algarve.
The suites of Casa Modesta are located in the middle of Ria Formosa nature park and nearby you will find the beach and the sea of the Algarve. The center of Olhão is 6.5 km away.
Quatrim do Sul, 8700-128, Olhãosales@casamodesta.pt 0035-1289701096 http://www.casamodesta.ptView on the map
The nearest airport is Faro Airport, which is located 20 km away. From there, you can take a taxi, rent a car, or take the bus to the accommodation.
Parking at the accommodation is possible. There are no costs associated with this.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 15:00
Check-out: Available until 11:00
- Free WiFi
- Free parking
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Outdoor pool
- Pets allowed
- Outdoor swimming pool (unheated)
- Sunbed / Solarium
- Car rental
- Bicycles available for free