Hospederia | Tavira, Algarve

The Vibe: A genuinely, vintage-chic home-like feel.

The Area: In the hamlet of Alvisquer, Eastern Algarve. Just 10 minutes from Tavira, the Algarve’s most attractive town, with its landmark Roman Bridge, endless church spires and characteristic four cornered roofs. Ten minutes in the other direction brings you to the beautiful beach of Cacela Velha.

The DNA: Building on the success of the now well established Pensão Agrícola, Hospedaria – a short stroll away across flower-filled meadows – marks the return of the partnership between Lisbon architects Atelier RUA and owner Rui Liberato de Sousa. A traditional, white-washed former post office and general store, dating from 1917, it has been lovingly re-imagined with the red post office sign still swinging in the warm Algarvian wind. The original bar, with its period tiled floor and industrial lighting, leads into a dining room dominated by a photograph by Abdel Keita Tavares and a sitting room with photographs by João Louro and Francisco Nogueria de Sousa under the high wicker-lined ceilings. Outside, a swimming pool, complete with honesty bar, awaits.

Suite-Me-Up: Each of the five bedrooms have their own leafy, outdoor space – one might have a fig tree to sit under, another an pink-blossomed almond. There are old books to read, antique prints on the walls, Anglepoise lamps and retro furnishings. The pillows are perfect and sheets white and crisp. 

Seen: Wallpaper*

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 5 rooms (40m2) (431 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2020 • architecture & interior design: Atelier RUA (Lisbon) • bathroom amenities: Novo Soboaria ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed

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