Originally built to become the Swiss ambassador’s official residence at the start of the previous century, this fantastically located palace – right in the centre of the Bairro Alto and Principe Real districts – has assumed a new life as it marked its centenary.
90 beds spread across 11 dorms with its impressive floor to ceiling heights as well as the abundant size that all rooms boast offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a private lounge within every room where they can relax and share stories and experiences with fellow travellers in unique and inviting comfort. Four very special suites, with private balconies which overlook the Tagus River, complement the accommodation options offered and will surely embellish your stay with us in one of the world’s oldest cities.
The Independente Hostel & Suites also offers a fully licensed bar and restaurant as well as a secluded beer garden for hot summer days. The typically Portuguese cuisine with a modern twist set amongst an art-déco environment open to both the international traveller and the Lisboeta – the Portuguese word for a Lisboner – will surely create a melting pot of different cultures and lifestyles worth every minute of your visit.
The neighbouring palace, to our Hostel, presented the ideal conditions to develop 18 new suites that contextualised the growth of this project in this unique, and privileged, location right in front of the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. All rooms are ensuite and have cable television as well as free wi-fi.
Breakfast is served on our rooftop terrace overlooking much of this beautiful city and its historical Tagus River. Think bohemian and palatial suites set in one of Lisbon’s most fascinating addresses looking for like-minded travellers whose sights are set on having an out-of-the-box experience.
Not quite a hotel yet more than just a hostel. This address has quirkiness written all over it. From the pop reinterpretation of the colour palate of the lobby to the handpicked items spread throughout not to mention the artwork in the rooms chosen from 18 artists that belonged to the independent artist salon in the early 20th century. Built with comfort in mind the rooms have a sustainable A/C system, Nespresso coffee machines, and ridiculously cushy beds!
Sitting on top of the palace lies another show-stopper: The Insólito restaurant takes great pride in bringing to you some of the best ingredients the country has to offer. Founded upon strict sustainable practices and the preference for all things Portuguese, both our food and cocktails aim to enchant and surprise with its fresh dialogue between traditional and new, local and distant, discreet and uncovered.
Set within The Independente Hostel & Suites this thought-provoking new restaurant is defined by two of life’s most pleasurable self-indulgences: eating & drinking!
A definite meeting point for locals as well as travellers who revel in the exercise of hedonism and where time stands still in the ultimate quest for good times. No one can blame us for thoroughly believing that a lot of life’s best memories are created around a dinner table with friends and family alike.
A wise man once defined decadence as “luxurious self-indulgence” – at The Decadente you will get exactly that but at guilt-free prices. With an in-doors capacity of approximately 50 people, a secluded beer garden with an area adds an extra 40 seats to this restaurant that will also offer a bar and lounge for those wanting to sample one of our typically Portuguese cocktails – made exclusively with ingredients produced in Portugal by Portuguese brands. You should also know that we have a brunch every Saturday and Sunday.
Set within The Independente Suites & Terrace, this thought-provoking restaurant is defined its quirky atmosphere – from food to context – set on the rooftop of a 19th century Lisbonite Palace with a ridiculous view of both the old town and the river Tagus.
Come and feel cool in this intimate attic with a terraxe. The aim of The Insólito is to provide a rediscovery of flavours and textures, sometimes through the least expected combinations. A trip to an enigmatic but inexplicably provoking destination where each visit leads us, paradoxically, to unexpected new beginnings. Sort of like travelling to an unknown destination that you somehow closely relate to and feel at home. We’re looking to explore the quirkier side of food and drinks; we are trying to provoke the ingredients themselves to challenge both the local and the international palate. With a country so rich in unexplored produce and with ever innovating wine producers we are excited about the potential combinations that our chef and
We’re looking to explore the quirkier side of food and drinks; we are trying to provoke the ingredients themselves to challenge both the local and the international palate. With a country so rich in unexplored produce and with ever innovating wine producers we are excited about the potential combinations that our chef and chief bartender can come up with.
Never shy of a challenge, The Insólito will most definitely surprise you
The cocktail scene is one that has recently been discovered by locals although it has been a long favorite of our international visitors. The Decadente and The Insólito have made a name for themselves not just because of their cuisine but also for their liquid creations. Inspired by that success we felt that it was time to push the envelope even further in another context and create a cosmopolitan cocktail bar located in the midst of Lisbon’s nightlife quarter – Cais do Sodré. We drew further inspiration from cities such as London, New York, and Berlin and we decided to go for a décor that would also
We drew further inspiration from cities such as London, New York, and Berlin and we decided to go for a décor that would also modernise the perception of bars locally. That is how Cobre – Copper – was born.
We researched the history of cocktails and we were stirred, no pun intended, by the nature of the metal that defines the space. A noble and historic material, that marked the end of the prehistoric ages, whose qualities are synonymous with the principles that we want this bar to stand for. In that sense, our chief-bartender aimed to create new, creative and stimulation concoctions as well as reinvent age-old classics. We’ve made sure that nobody is drinking on an empty stomach and we briefed our food consultant to create a sharing menu that serves dishes from all over the world.
Set within the Herdade da CostaTerra amidst one of Europe’s most beautiful and untouched coastlines, Uva do Monte can be characterised by both its proximity to the sea and it’s tranquil agricultural surroundings.
As the reconversion of an old farmer’s quarters and working environs, the 12 rooms available were inspired by local themes, colours and feelings. These rooms are set to tune your stay to the sound of nature and the sea in a carefree fashion defined by simplicity.
Uva do Monte is, in fact, the regional term for blueberries and this lea has been used by several generations of farmers to grow the most varied fruit and veg. In recent years we reconverted the agricultural strategy towards a certified biological production and we grew strawberries, honeydews and zucchinis.
About 2 km away you will find the Aberta Nova Beach – an almost entirely deserted beach and one of this coast’s best kept secrets. At night, when the sea is rougher, you can hear the waves at Uva do Monte and by day you will find that this beach is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Summer sun.