It all started when Odete discovered her taste for painting. The idea of decorating the hotel and respective rooms with her paintings arised in 2003, when the hotel was expanded.
After that, Odete started to produce homemade jams for consumption in the hotel and later, we started to sell them, as they became very popular!
The need to re-decorate rooms and the common areas got together with her taste for art and recycling concerns.
These concerns gained strength when the last renovation / expansion works happened, as we wanted to have a unique hotel with a very own style.
More frames were painted, a lot of furniture was recycled and painted and a lot of lamps and shades were made manually. We selected art with fabrics and various types of material, which we used for decoration items, and transformed many of them into unique beautiful objects.
This need to decorate, allied with the taste for craftwork, originated our style, and many clients started to class us as... an arts hotel or a gallery of handicraft.
The ideas and the desire to create are always present. We like to update the decoration of the spaces with pieces and products that we create. Our customers wanted to buy some of the products, so we have created our Arts & Crafts store where many of the products on display are produced by Odete and some people who help.
From a perspective to spread manual and craft work, we have a partnership with Batalha arts associations that sell also manual creations, as well as other products that we publicize (dishes, soap, jewelry, etc.). The common factors are that they are local and hand-made.
And because we want the customer to experience a bit of what can be done manually, we organize, in partnership with the local associations, workshops of varied themes, open to the general public and available of course, for our guests. Some of these initiatives enable our guests to take home their own artwork!
Casa do Outeiro - Arts & Crafts Boutique Hotel, because we want to share with you the taste for handicrafts.