Former Algarve post office transformed into five bedroom hotel — Algarve, Portugal
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.
In a quiet corner of the eastern Algarve, a traditional, white-washed former post office and general store, dating from 1917, has been lovingly re-imagined (the red post office sign still swings in the warm Algarvian wind) to house five bedrooms, each with their own leafy, outdoor space – one might have a fig tree to sit under, another an pink-blossomed almond.
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. §