Established since the beginning of the 20th century, SanVa Hospedaria has long been a landmark situated right on the charming Rua da Felicidade or "the Street of Happiness" in the historic centre of Macau. This century-old heritage building was rated as an Classified immovable properties with architectural interests by the Cultural Affairs Bureau. Together with "the Street of Happiness", the properties forming an integral part of the "Protection Zone" in support of the Macau historic old town which was enlisted as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 2005.
The property was formerly operated as a private clubhouse when it was built in 1870's. Later when the Mainland China was in turmoil during the war period in 1930's, the private clubhouse was being transformed into a guesthouse open to public to meet the increasing accommodation demand for people from the mainland to seek refuge in Macau. SanVa Hospedaria therefore has been in business for over 80 years and is the oldest existing guesthouse in Macau.
The property's original "façade" and most of the traditional Southern China architectural features are largely preserved. Whereas the interior decor remains the style of 1950's, which is so vividly reminiscent of the lavish life style of former times tycoons. It seems to bring you back in time of the golden era.... when "the Street of Happiness" is the most popular red-light district in Southern China, when man-pulled rickshaws are the major mode of transport, and when water-pipe smoking and cricket fighting are amongst the most popular entertainments....
SanVa Hospedaria is a simple yet dainty tavern. It perfectly blends modern amenities with the old grandeur of a superb historic town. It is highly recommended by renowned travel guides, KOLs, Internet Celebrities, popular travel blogs, magazines and media, as a great worth for tourists especially backpackers' accommodation. This charming guesthouse is also a filming ground for award winning movies, a photo shooting background for exquisite fashion magazines and a source of inspiration for many travel documentaries. Over the years SanVa Hospedaria wins innumerable hearts from all over the world. So, stay with us. You are guaranteed an unforgettable experience in Macau!