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Casa da Ribeira Cottage - Ribeira Grande - Building
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9.7 Excellent (95 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Casa da Ribeira is a house of local accommodation located in the Azores and is characterized as a quiet, safe and peaceful place. Like the Azores, Casa da Ribeira offers a unique natural environment where people can rest and enjoy their stay that will be unforgettable. The house contains contains two bedrooms both with fantastic views of the garden as well as a garden that people can enjoy at their pleasure. It is located near beaches (Areal de Santa Bárbara Beach and Porto Formoso Beach), whose landscapes are incredible and worthy of choice by those who visit us. In addition, there is also part of natural reserves, such as: Boilers of Ribeira Grande, where there are hot springs and hot water pools, and Caldeira Velha where there are unique green landscapes and natural hot pools.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This beautiful place and the hosts went absolutely beyond our expectations! We are very demanding when choosing our accommodation and I can honestly say that this one met all the requirements we have. By looking at the photos, you can already tell that it's an amazing place to be, but just wait to see it live - a piece of paradise! The property has a very good location - you can easily access all parts of the island by car. We stayed in one of the studios - a combination between modern and cosy interior with all needed amenities and a super comfortable bed. You wake up and in front of you, you see the beautiful lush garden where you have your own place to have your morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. Everything was perfectly clean and looked like new. There were even some local delicious treats which pleasantly surprised us - cheese, fruits, jam, homemade liquor. João is perhaps the best host we have ever had during our travels! He welcomed us as we were part of his family, gave us local tips and made our stay really enjoyable. He was super attentive, very friendly and in the meantime respectful. It was a pleasure talking with him. We stayed in other accommodations on the island as well, but this one is definitely the best. If you want to have an authentic experience this is the place to be! Obrigado João, Obrigado Raquel!
Cons: Everything was perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Changing the choices of breads and cereals each day would have been nice, but the food that was served was always plentiful, fresh and nutritious.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: João and Raquel gave us an excellent welcome and were the perfect hosts. Property well located for exploring the island.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The garden is amazing and the position perfect to visit the whole Island
Cons: The apartament is nice and perfectly clean but too little for 4 people.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very cute and cozy chalet with a wonderful peaceful garden. The place provides all you need and even more - a welcome package from the hosts. Nicely decorated place! We were welcome by Raquel - such a lovely person, thank you for your hospitality !
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The place was nicely done, tidy and clean. Joao was very nice host, he took a good care of everything. We good all the information about area, good care and comfort.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The host was very kind to us, he greeted us with a basket of local fruit, milk etc. really nice touch after the long flight to Azores. On the departure evening the host offered nice light liqueur and bisquits, following Portugal tradition. We also offered us some stories about the Azorean way of life, which allowed us to better understand the local culture.
Cons: The sofa in the living room was uncomfortable, however there were also two armchairs, set of chair and also the outside table and chairs, so not a big issue. Compared to the rest of the appartment, which was spacious and equipped with nice furniture, the bathroom was a bit small.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our stay was absolutely amazing, we liked the place, garden and hospitality of Joao an Raquel (owners). we highly recommend to stay at this place. there is very nice beach close to the property and location is very strategic. worth the value.
Costa Norte Guesthouse - Ribeira Grande - Building
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9.5 Excellent (232 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good location. Central. Very friendly host who helps you how to explore the island. Amazing breakfast.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A nice little house across the street from the main church, right in the centre of Ribeira Grande. Friendly and talkative hosts (and Fred is also a tour guide so he has answers to all your questions about the island) Breakfast includes homemade bread baked every night, local cheese, jams, and honey. And don't forget the cute dog Lentilha, working as guest greeter!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The house is perfectly located so you can move easily in any direction on the Island. The breakfast was more than satisfactory and I appreciated the most that all the products were local.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, everything important was in very short walking distance. The breakfast was tasty, lot of choices for adults as well as for kids. Very helpful host. The property is clean and well equipped. It has nice atmosphere too.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything was perfect very friendly family good breakfast good location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Thank you very much Fred and Sandra for your hospitality and kindness! I found out that only genuine people with good hearts live in Azores:) The guesthouse has good location and it’s 5 min to the beach, the water was quite warm. There is nice pizza in front of the guesthouse. I had great neighbors in the shared room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A small house just outside the main church. Very nice place. There was a balcony and breakfast. The owner met and treated him with local sweet wine. I thank him for his advice (and his wife) for advice and hospitality.
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a lovely, familiar guest house with everything you need nearby... The owners are very friendly and warm-hearted!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The Hostel is located right next to the church and a great Pizza restaurant. It‘s 5 minutes to the beach. You get towels and breakfast with cereals, bread, cheese, marmelade, juice and fruits. The owner, Fred, lives in the house with his family and the dog. Nice atmosphere and top advice where to go !
A Casa da Cascata - Ribeira Grande - Building
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9.5 Excellent (210 reviews)
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Interior design and location were perfect. The housing/kitchen had everything it needed and was absolutely clean. Communication and key exchange were perfectly organized by the host. Sea view from our window :-) Overall, we enjoyed our stay!
Cons: Unfortunately there was no a/c and the house was rather noisy because of other guests (family) who lived above us. The bed was semi-comfortable as there was only one thin duvet to share (which is common in Portugal). There was no opportunity to open a window in our bathroom, though there was one.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Little bit noisy when someone walk around the house.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very cozy, clean, and stylish. Also there is free street parking in front of the property! They also provided towels specifically for going to the beach and/or the hot springs which was a nice touch. The shower had great water pressure and always had hot water. The bed was comfortable and there were a lot of lighting options in the room (lamps, overhead light). The back veranda was very nice as well.
Cons: The church which is located across the street from the property rang its bells off and on (about every 20-30 minutes) throughout the night so if you are a light sleeper that could be a bit of a problem. Also this property does not provide shower gel or shampoo (or at least not in the room I stayed in) so make sure to bring your own.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very lovely place, with an attention to detail. It was clean and the kitchen is perfect if you need to cook. It was super cheap and the services offered were high standards. The city is very cute, and has nice features to offer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: House is really beautiful - nice architecture, full of great ideas. House was really clean, they provided us everything we needed also with some rest areas. Room was big enough for two people with awesome view over the mountains and square with church, really nice feeling lay under that big window and look outside on the blue sky. Staff was super friendly and helpful, it's a long time we've met such professional and nice people, they took care of us really well. And location is just perfect, right in the city centre, close to restaurants, bars, shops and the sea, but also quiet enough to rest. I'm sure we couldn't pick better accomodation, it's shame we can't stay a bit longer.
7.9 Good
Pros: I liked the decor and the cleanliness of the place in general. We had the room with a private bathroom.
Cons: There was a communal bathroom on our side of the house so there was a bit of traffic in the halls.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We can’t say much about the other rooms, ours was functional and clean, nothing special. However, we did not more then sleep there, because the common spaces (including an extremely (!) well equipped kitchen, a patio, a small “library” with a big window) were just to inviting. The staff was friendly, ask for their map, it helped us a lot ...
Cons: If you book breakfast, be aware that it isn’t in the house. Nonetheless, the buffet at their other house was really good and well worth the price
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff service very friendly. Room, bathroom and kitchen clean and comfy. Kitchen facility fully equipped. 2 bathrooms for 4-5 rooms totally enough. Perfect location in the middle of the island, near to east and west part. 20 mins to the airport.
Cons: None. Everything was perfect.
Casa Areal de Santa Barbara - Ribeira Grande - Building
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9.4 Excellent (466 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Ribeira Grande, Casa Areal de Santa Barbara offers beachfront accommodation 1.2 km from Ponte dos Oito Arcos and features various facilities, such as a shared lounge, a garden and barbecue facilities. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property. At the guest house, each room has a wardrobe. At Casa Areal de Santa Barbara rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV. A continental breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Guests at Casa Areal de Santa Barbara will be able to enjoy activities in and around Ribeira Grande, like cycling. Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Estrelas is 1.2 km from the guest house.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff was great, caring and welcoming. Breakfast was huge
Cons: The bed was quite unconfortable... The room itself needs some serious refurbishment or renewals... get AC or new fans
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was really good. Our host was friendly, the apartment is nice and the breakfast was amasing! Really our best breakfast in this island! Thank you for having us!
Cons: The bed was too short, and the furnitures old, creaky.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice staff, clean and good location, quiet.
Cons: After more than three days of staying the same breakfast every morning becomes to be boring. The shared bathroom is not on same floor as the bedroom which might be inconvenient to somebody.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is PERFECTLY CLEAN! Personel is very kind and helpfull Room and house looking like new - it' much better than on pictures We stayed in many places in Portugal, but this one was absolutly BEST!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was great, and being close to the shore you can always hear the sound of the ocean.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location was great thanks to the beach and the bar/restaurant Tuka Tula which were really close. Great spot for those who love enjoying big waves.
Cons: It was a bit noisy because of the road nearby. I guess the rooms on the street side are quieter. Nevertheless, it did not prevent us from sleeping so not so bad.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location, great hosts, very cosy and great value. Thank you!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is located very close to the Santa Barbara Beach. It is nicely furnished. We had a bedroom with the shared bathroom. Everything was very clean and the staff very nice and helpful. There were a lot of breakfast choices, which I liked a lot. I can totally recommend this place!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Close to ocean.
Cons: Nothing.
Cabo da Vila Guesthouse - Ribeira Grande - Building
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9.7 Excellent (65 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated within 500 metres of Ponte dos Oito Arcos and 500 metres of Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Estrelas, Cabo da Vila Guesthouse features rooms in Ribeira Grande. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property offers bike hire and features a garden and barbecue. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, dishwasher, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the guest house the rooms have a wardrobe and a private bathroom. Guests at Cabo da Vila Guesthouse can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Ribeira Grande is a great location to start tours all over the island - if you have a rental car. The breakfast is very tasty and contains daily changing local specialties. Orlando and Carla are great hosts! They are always helpful and friendly and can provide you a lot of useful information about what to do or what to visit on Sao Miguel.
Cons: Plenty of dogs live in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, sometimes in gets a little loud during the night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good location, perfect breakfast and very nice owners. I think, that this was my best accomodation by booking.
Cons: Everything was perfect.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Modern, clean, spacious, and comfortable. Lovely breakfast and friendly, helpful hosts.
Cons: A bit warm in the room overnight.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hosts Fantastic personalised daily breakfasts with all local produce and food Super comfortable bed and room Can’t fault it in anyway, will definitely visit again
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was clean and nice. Orlando and his wife was helpful and they have made our stay even more comfortable with the amazing breakfasts!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly owner who provided good tips to explore on the island. Very great variety of food in the breakfast served.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent bath / shower. Excellent hosts - very friendly and generous. Comfortable room with a/c and mini fridge. Short walk to supermarket and convenient drive to tea plantations and Lagoa do Fogo.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hosts, cheap large delicious breakfast and clean rooms. Everything was perfect, I recomande for all.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners are helpful and nice making the stay feel like home. If you need any advice you can always ask them. The room and bathroom are beautiful, look better than on the photos, it is very cozy and quite spacious. The fridge in the room is filled with local products for tou to try (free of charge) and on the table you can find local tea and a beautiful local pottery to drink it from. You can use their kitchen (fully equiped- it is their home) and a nice garden with wooden furniture, pillows, hammock and grill. When we decided to eat the dinner outside the owner prepared the table for us and even brought a garden stove in case it gets colder. Breakfast is delicious and varied- you can taste a different pastry each day. The location is perfect- it is close to the beach and the main street but not directly on it so it is calm and quiet. Perfect starting point to make trips on the island, it is very easy and quick to find a way to each of the local tourist attractions. Fully recommend it!
A Casa Del Rei - Ribeira Grande - Building
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9.3 Excellent (181 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Ribeira Grande, 2 km from Ponte dos Oito Arcos, A Casa del Rei offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The guest house has family rooms. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a microwave, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the guest house all rooms have a wardrobe and a private bathroom. Guests at A Casa del Rei can enjoy a continental breakfast. Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Estrelas is 2 km from the accommodation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really nice studio with private parking in the middle of the city center. It has everything you need to make your holiday memorable; clean, cosy, comfortable and really helpful people from the accomodation!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great! We were greeted by a really nice person who took the time to inform us about the island, the visits and many activities. The room and the bathroom were super clean. A free car park is available. The location was perfect to us! We recommend this accommodation.
Cons: One small remark: it is a bit unfortunate that the bathroom is outside the room. But it’s not a big deal because it’s private!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The guy that welcomed us was very kind, polite and professional. Definitely recommend this place. Thank you
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It was a great stay, perfect location across from the beach. I would advise getting a car at the airport, there's heaps of free parking on site! We were given so many recommendations when we first arrived which was excellent!
Cons: There was a fridge, cutlery and plates which was all great but there was no where to wash up. We had to walk things back and forth to the bathroom.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice place, very clean, excelente check in with a lot of information. The studio is having all the necessary and more. Very nice place and special decoration. Also easy to park your car
Cons: Nothing to say . Everything was perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Upon arrival we were met by a representative of the owner who was so welcoming and thorough in all the details regarding the property, the parking, and how to get around. she made suggestions for meals, sightseeing and leisure activities. The owners are committed to ensuring their guests needs are met to a level that exceeds satisfaction. Everything that you may need or any questions you might gave during your stay has been thought of and is offered as a resource. The owner's father-in-law was the kindest and most compassionate person, that we were treated and felt like we were family. The housekeeping staff were always willing to accommodate any request or answer any question with exuberance. The apartments were meticulously clean, and smelled fresh. All linens and towels supplied for guests were fresh and high end. Towels for hot springs and beaches are provided during your stay. The location of the units were centrally located, and within walking distance to anything you needed. The location was also ideal, being in the middle of the island made ideal to explore and plan day trips. If there was any question we had, the staff always had an answer, a tip, or a way to get whatever you needed accomplished. We travelled with a large group of friends and family during our two week vacation. During that time, given the size of our group we rented five separate units. Every single one of the people in our party felt the same way-we would be back and would stay here again. This rental is highly recommended by all of us.
Cons: Some windows did not have screens in them, making it hard to open the windows and enjoy a good breeze at night, without being bitten by mosquitoes. The owners should consider getting screens for all windows. This would be our only recommendation for this property
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything is perfect, prom location, private parking to the studio, the way it’s decorated, cleanness, all facilities are great, kitchennete has all that is needed for cooking! Thank you for having us!
Cons: Nothing except maybe for a pretty slow WiFi
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super clean property. Staff was very warm, friendly and extremely accommodating. This place made our stay here spectacular
Cons: Wish there were screens in the windows
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Sao Vicente Lodge - Ribeira Grande - Building
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9.2 Excellent (221 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ribeira Grande, Sao Vicente Lodge is on the riverwalk, within a 5-minute drive of Honey Route Experience and Santa Bárbara Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The Lodge Sao Vicente has a beautiful location at the ocean. It is quite and it is amazing to hear the ocean at night. Many other places are very good reachable from here.
Cons: More garbage bins to separate garbage would have been helpful.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely private location. Uninterrupted view of the sea. Great views from the rooftop terrace too.
Cons: The breakfast could have been more exciting
7.1 Good
Pros: Amazing view from the room, good location to explore the west part of the island, nice pool and rooftop terrace, comfortable and well equiped studio, private parking.
Cons: The "daily housekeeping" mentioned in the descriptin of the property's facilities has never entered our room during our 5 nights stay!!! The towels were never changed, no recharge of the bathroom supplies during the whole stay (we had to buy soap from the market!) and the room was never cleaned! I haven't experienced that before.... The room was not soundproofed at all and it was unpleasant to hear everything from our neighbours... The fridge's door felt when we first used it and we had to put it back... For the price we paid I regret not have chosen a hotel instead.... Too sad, because the property has great potential...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice location and clean
Cons: I think the bathroom could have been design differently, cause the sink is very hard to use without spilling water on the floor
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, modern, quiet, clean.
Cons: For us just a quick overnight stop in a location suitable to access the airport early next day, but really enjoyable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, excellent staff! Real calm area with all amenities in 5 minutes. Beautiful design, garden and views! Definitely recommended!
Cons: Breakfast a little overpriced, so we decided to make our own.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lydia is most helpful and courteous. She treated us as family and helped with reservations on the ferry. Wonderful room, and the rooftop balcony is great too.
Casa da Flor - Ribeira Grande - Building
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9.3 Excellent (103 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in the São Miguel Island of the Azores archipelago, Casa da Flor offers accommodation in double rooms and free WiFi. This unit is situated in Ribeira Grande, 9 km from the Fire Lagoon. Each room offers views for the surrounding landscape and mountains, a cable TV, a telephone and access to shared bathroom facilities. A continental breakfast is served every morning and is included in the rate. In addition and for a taste of the local gastronomy, guests can visit the restaurants within a 5-minute walk. At Casa da Flor guests will find a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge. The property offers free parking. The guest house is 600 metres from Nossa Senhora das Estrelas Church and the Oito Arcos Bridge. The famous Sete Cidades Lagoon is 30 km away and the Ponta Delgada International Airport is 20 km away.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Host are very kind and helpful!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We had a wonderful time at casa da flor! The breakfast was also really good and the hosts are really nice!
Cons: If I have to say something then I would say the bed was not really comfortable so I didn’t sleep that well but all the rest was really good!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We appreciated the Courtesy of the owners and their suggestions about the beauties of Sao Miguel. Rich breakfast Super cleanliness
Cons: Everything was fine and comfortable. Just a note about the bed that is noisy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Florbella and Luis are really Perfect hosts! They were very helpful, they gave us many tips regarding the island, and thay had always time to talk. We could feel that the life on Azores slows down. We spent a week in their house and we will have only good memories.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Owners were extremely kind and available for any request, it's not a very common thing
Cons: Humidity was very high, I guess it's in general the case on the island, but it was sometimes uncomfortable at night
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Waking up to the fresh food and fruits each morning was such a nice treat and a great way to start our day. The room had enough space for all of our stuff and the bathroom was always cleaned and stocked. Having the sign on the bathroom (free or occupied) really was helpful when sharing a space! Would definitely recommend to our friends
Cons: The room could use a fan as it was a bit hot at times at night, but other from that no complaints!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great and Luis and Florbela indeed are giving their best to make their guests feeling home. They are ready to answer all your questions and are there always reachable if you have any! The only small suggestion to the hosts is to make the breakfast a bit more variable. If you stay longer, it is nice to have something different. But except that, all perfect! Thank you for everything!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was great, we could walk everywhere in town! The owners are incredible, friendly, and made us feel right at home! Breakfast was great and they accommodated all food allergies with ease. Suite room with private bathroom gives great value. Highly recommend Casa da Flor!!
7.0 Good
Pros: Homemade cakes at breakfast, nice house, nici location, Florbela was nice
Cons: There are quite some rules to consider to take care of the room/house, also shared bathroom to consider, and we had some unexpected arguments with the owner (e.g. for leaving the window shutter open by mistake in the first day)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were great, a lovely couple. We had the separate garden unit which I would recommend. It is private and has everything you need. Our hosts did our laundry (we offered to do it ourselves) as we were travelling for a few weeks already, so this was a major bonus for us. They provided excellent information about the town, sights, surrounding area and the island as a whole. The breakfast was really good and plentiful. There is a nice common area to hang out in and a terrace. Quiet neighbourhood.
Cons: Parking was an issue but you can find a spot on the next street if needed. There is a slightly unusual requirement to unlock and relock all the doors with a key as you move through the house. I get security, but because there is no knob on the inside of the door for the lock you must use your key each time, twice per door, which is a bit cumbersome.
Vila Laura - Ribeira Grande - Building
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8.9 Excellent (232 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ribeira Grande, Vila Laura is a 4-minute drive from Museu Casa do Arcano and 6 minutes from Santa Bárbara Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome breakfast, fruit and cookies for the whole day. Emanuel is great. He is checking weather every day and giving tips for activities for the day acording the weather. He also took us to beautiful waterfall which is not in the maps - just locals know the place.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Immanuel will help you map out your adventures on Sao Miguel. Breakfast is plentiful and the hot rolls and homemade fig jam were delicious! Great location for getting around to any point on the island without being in the city of Ponta Delgada
Cons: Bed was rather hard Had to pay for a night we didn't use because of flight cancellation
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Emanuel gives many tips, it was a perfect service. I could use a bike to ride to the beach and around Ribeira Grande Village. Thank you again.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Emanuel is a very kind host!
Cons: I’m a tall guy and the bed was a bit short
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The owner was one of the kindest, most caring people I have ever met. Upon arrival he set me up with a glass of wine and a great plan for the next day. I wish I could live with him and his family year-round!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The stay was amazing. Emanuel is the best host in the world with his super cute family! We loved our stay here very much and he even gave us a chance to cook with him the famous cozedo! We made the whole thing with Emanuel! :) He also gave us great ideas what to visit during our trip here because a lot here is dependent on weather. Staying at Vila Laura was the best decision we made for the trip. Definitely recommend!
7.0 Good
Pros: Clean towels everyday. Beds done. Lots of other facilities. Owner was available at all times
Cons: Bed and door constantly made noises but overall this is a perfect home for a short stay
Maia Guest House - Porto Formoso - Building
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8.9 Excellent (155 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Maia, Maia Guest House has a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. At the guest house, all rooms have a wardrobe. Guests at Maia Guest House will be able to enjoy activities in and around Maia, like hiking and cycling. Ponta Delgada is 32 km from the accommodation, while Furnas is 17 km from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect and the host is very nice with a lot of information about the old Sao Miguel/Maia
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Large common spaces, parking nearby. Extra set of towels provided to hit the geothermal pools in the region.
Cons: The only negative was the high humidity but that's possibly an issue in the whole area and not only at this property.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Nice and clean room and entire house, perfect location if you rent a car. The host was very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Noise from street from early morning. Better windows would hepls a lot.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Really good value for money. Even there are shared bathrooms, you can use one seperated shower and toilet with lock on the doors. Free parking at the street.
Cons: Toilet and bathroom was only downstairs.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: the kitchen,the shower,the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly welcome. Great amenities. Garden, kitchen, washing machine, ... All is present!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice place and the owner was super friendly.
Cons: If you are sensitive to artificial fragrances (especially as a migraine trigger), this is not a good place to stay for you. They are used very strongly in the entire house, including the bedrooms.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very nice little village. Easy to organize your life, and your tips from here.
Cons: Very noisy street.
Casa do Mar 2018 - Ribeira Grande - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (34 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Casa do Mar 2018 offers accommodation in Ribeira Grande, 2 km from Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Estrelas. It is set 2 km from Ponte dos Oito Arcos and offers free WiFi plus a 24-hour front desk. The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a fridge and a stovetop, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a bidet. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra charge.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice situation of the apartment near beaches pools supermarket and town Filipa the owner give infomation about good restaurants and sites to visit.
Cons: To add table and chairs on the patio More pots in the kitchen and a plastic protection for the table of kitchen and this apartment will be perfect
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I really liked that our host (Filipa) gave us many tips for trips on the island. I liked I got this tips from her position (restaurants, thermal baths) Interior modern look Easy parking
Cons: Little bit more noisy than expected, but closing windows solves everything.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Hosts lovely, greeted us warmly and gave us a personalised list of "must do's" while on the island. Apartment completely spotless - impressive considering the amount of sand we'd accumulated by the end of the week!
Cons: Would have been useful to be provided with extra bin bags as only a small bin which quickly fills. Some of the towels were old beach towels that smelt odd when they got wet, we were unable to use them after showering.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Host was nice. Checkin was pretty easy, just needed to find address and ring doorbell. The apartment is right around the corner.
Cons: Had to park across the street and it is upstairs so you have to carry bags up stairs
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - Fantastic location near the beach of Ribeira grande, also with enough free parking space in front of the place and near the main street, giant supermarket and center - Comfortable spacious well equiped rooms and very clean, also nice modern interior design - The host was very friendly and kind - By car you can reach the high way quite fast to other places, we had surf lessons every morning near ponta delgada and we were within 20 minutes at the beach - Would come back some day to visit the beautiful island!
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The host (Filipa) was amazing. Gave the best flexible service and provided top recommendations.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge, sparkling clean 2 bedroom apartment. Bathroom was great with a nice shower. The location was fantastic with very easy parking. The family that owns the apartment live right across the street and the 2 sisters were very sweet.
Cons: A little bit of road noise when the windows were open but it was not a big deal at all.
Quinta de Santana - Ribeira Grande - Bedroom
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8.7 Excellent (670 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ribeira Grande, Quinta de Santana is within a 15-minute drive of Museu Casa do Arcano and Batalha Golf Course. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location was convenience for what I had to do during my vacation. Very quiet during night time so we all had good sleeps. Enjoyed walking through the entire property. The owner (Manuela) offered us a free breakfast on the first day which was very nice. Thank you Manuela.
Cons: The parking loot is too tight. When arriving late, the parking lot was full which we had to park the car out side of the property.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owners were very friendly. The kitchen was good - good breakfast and I had dinner there one night. The apartments were nice, large and comfortable. There was a gate with remote that you could take in order to get in and out and park in the gated area. Very nice stay overall and a great price!
Cons: Not much other than that it is not at the beach.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice and calm location full of plants, great place to relax.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The gardens are fabulous and expansive; the views magnificent and walking distance to a very nice dining experience
Cons: Not much else in terms of walking destinations
5.4 Okay
Pros: Beautiful grounds, helpful staff.
Cons: The first room we were in was spacious but had an overwhelming smell of dampness, mold, and mildew. I didn't want to touch or sit on anything. Tried to go to bed, but the twin mattresses they stuck together to make a queen stunk and were rock hard. After a few hours we asked to switch rooms. The staff was accommodating with no extra charge. The second room was a bit better, but still had a lot of evidence of water intrusion and a mildew smell and the bed was the same as the last place. Definitely got what we paid for and was the low point of our trip.
7.1 Good
Pros: We had a nice time The receptionist was verry helpfull and friendly
Cons: The room didnt smelt so fresh The pool was a bit dirty
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great apartment, looks really nice! Very friendly staff, lots of cats, nice garden, swimming pool, overall was a good experience :)
Cons: Some mould in the bathroom. The location is far away from anything, and it's hard to leave the hotel without a car. The roads surrounding the town don't have sidewalks, it's almost as if the place wasn't designed for humans.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Garden is so beautifully kept!
Surf & Guest Lorena´s House - Ribeira Grande - Building
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8.8 Excellent (38 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ribeira Grande, Surf & Guest Lorena´s House offers beachfront accommodation 1.1 km from Ponte dos Oito Arcos and provides various facilities, such as a shared lounge, a garden and barbecue facilities. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi. At the guest house each room includes a shared bathroom. Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Estrelas is 1.1 km from Surf & Guest Lorena´s House.
6.3 Good
Pros: The host, Lorena, is very nice and welcoming. She will provide good tips where to eat and drink in the neighbourhood. The room looks nice too. Good price for what you get.
Cons: The room could have been cleaner. On our second day the room wasn't cleaned and there were no clean towels.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Lorena and her family are so nice you'll feel home very easily. You can use all the house facilities and they will always be around to help you with tips about the island. Ribeira Grande is a nice place to stay because it's very central.
Cons: The room we stayed is not modernized yet (new rooms are already being prepared). Not much about surf ambience or information.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lorena was a wonderful host along with her family! Very inviting , very warm , easy to talk to, informed us of local places to visit, and eat great food and great restaurants! Our stay at Lorena’s very enjoyable, very caring , kind and friendly! Lorena is family oriented! She has a beautiful family !!
Cons: I liked everything no complaints!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location close to the beach, the absolute friendliest and most helpful hosts, comfortable beds and beautiful home
Cons: Absolutely nothing with the property but Google Maps suck as far as getting you where you want to go in the best way possible.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The room was ok. Confortable bed, clean and tidy. The host seems good and kind people but not professional.
Cons: We couldn't sleep until 1.00am because a familiar hosts party. The shower was "flooded". The comune zones were a mess.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is the best place to relax in the north of the island.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly hosts. Clean rooms and bathroom. Great spot to stay if you're in Ribeira Grande!
Cons: Difficult to find from the street.
Casa das Calhetas - Ribeira Grande - Building
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8.1 Excellent (16 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Casa das Calhetas in Ribeira Grande, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Milicias Ocean Beach and Honey Route Experience. Free self parking is available onsite.
Quinta do Rebentão - Ribeira Grande - Building
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7.9 Good (22 reviews)
6.7 Good
Pros: The friendly welcoming cat.
Cons: No space for luggage. The showercurtains... 2 wineglasses for 4 guests.
Hotel Ribeira Grande - Ribeira Grande - Bedroom
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6.4 Good (58 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Boasting a restaurant, bar, garden and free WiFi, Hotel Ribeira Grande is situated in Ribeira Grande, 2.1 km from Ponte dos Oito Arcos and 2.1 km from Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Estrelas. Every room comes with a patio. At the hotel, the rooms include a wardrobe. At Hotel Ribeira Grande rooms come with a desk and a TV. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Etat
8.3 Excellent
Pros: it was last minute booking after SATA cancelled our flight. we were so happy to find this hotel. the owner was kind and made us feel at home. i really enjoyed the community.
6.3 Good
Pros: The attitude of the staff
Cons: It's gone glory but staff is nice
3.8 Mediocre
Cons: The bed was uncomfortable and creaked. The window wouldn't lock and opened onto a further accommodation area. An outside door banged all night. The sink leaked and a light fixed to the ceiling with plasters flashed all night.
5.8 Okay
Cons: room too hot - no air con plugs were behind the bed- inconvenient
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Quiet; friendly staff, clean, good bargain; breakfast and lunch extra, moderately priced. Best reference point is yellow building opposite large yellow secondary school building.
Cons: A bit hard to find; only a small sign identifies it as a hotel. Street sign arrows in neighborhood say “Residençial”
6.3 Good
Cons: Very poor internet. Not enough hot water. But staff very friendly and helpful.