Fir Tiebout and Frenkel de Greeuw are your hosts and owners of this special place. 16 years ago they left Holland and embraced their new country Portugal. After spending some holidays in Portugal they fell in love with this wonderfull country and its peacfull people and started to look out for something to purchase. They found it in Aldeia das Dez: a pile of stones and 6 hectares of land coverd with brambles and man high vegetation but with a breathtaking view on the outskirts of a lovely mountain village. So they stayed, and after 4 years of planning and building on 18 may 1996 they opend their doors for the first hotel and restaurant guests. Fir is responsable for the administration but loves to tend the garden, recover antiques and decorate the hotel with hunderds of art objects and paintings. Frenkel on the other hand has turned our restaurant João Brandão into a national and international sucess. We had people driving from Lisbon ( 300 km) or Oporto ( 200 km) to have a lunch here and then drive back.
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