Once upon a time there were two lovers. Hortense and Vasco. After dating for several years, they got married and had a baby, which they called Ana. Around the 1960s, the couple, living in Lisbon at that time, decided to build a house in their hometown, Torres Novas.
The home they built had everything: several rooms, two kitchens, two living rooms, one wine house, a game room, a sewing room where Hortense could work – since she was what we would nowadays call a fashion designer – a garden and a swimming pool. The Quintinha do Vasco, as it was called, was a place for family and friends’ gatherings, where everyone could enjoy the calm and beauty of the place.
Fast forward 50 years, it was time for the daughter Ana and her husband João to give a new destiny to that outstanding house of the 70’s. They decided to create a hotel. After a construction period, the hotel finally opens to the public in April 2016.
More recently, in 2018, the family decided to enlarge the hotel and build four more apartments and three rooms nearby, between the first building and the event hall. These are perfectly functioning since May 2019.
The new buildings have a shabby chic decoration (style which began historically in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s) where you can choose to stay for longer periods or shorter ones. We have also two jacuzzis, as well as a SPA, where you can relax with a massage, enjoy the jacuzzi or do a pilates or yoga/meditation class.