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Travelling is as much about the places we discover as it is about the people we meet along the way. To know that you’re welcome wherever you find yourself at, to feel the world is your home, that is the ultimate goal. We are Independente. An alliance of travellers, adventurers, and pioneers, looking for fresh paths to tread and different boundaries to cross. We aim to provide unique and authentic experiences to each and every one of our guests. Our spaces are designed so that you can feel welcomed and relaxed, and fully enjoy all the city has to offer.

Sleep & Rest

Lisboa · Príncipe Real

11 dorms and 22 suites located in a palace in the centre of Lisbon.

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Lisboa · Bica

41 private rooms and a penthouse located near Cais do Sodré, in the centre of Lisbon.

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The House of Sandeman by Independente

Porto · House of Sandeman

The world’s first branded hostel, located right on Douro, in one of Porto’s most iconic wine cellars.

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34 courtyard villas with 40 hotel rooms at its heart, set within 12ha of land and pine trees.

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Eat & Drink


A modern Portuguese eatery.

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Looking out at the city from above.

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Sandeman Terrace

On the terrace you will feel Port wine in movement.

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Drinks, Pizza, Grill & Music by the Pool.

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Being a bit cheeky with food from Alentejo.

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A tail of travels to Japan and Back. Portuguese food with Niponic inspiration.

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Mateus Hotel Penthouse

Chef’s Table, Events Lounge, Two-Bedroom Apartment.

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