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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 September 2016

About 6 km from the Vila de Porto harbor is a 3 room guest house that has amazing views, gorgeous gardens, and very kind inn-keepers, Francesca and Christian. You will find an extremely clean, comfortable, and easy-access place to stay on this beautiful island. The breakfasts are wonderful with fresh berries and assorted home-made spreads.

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Alexandria, VA
Reviewed 1 August 2016

4th stay here. Excellent. Still by far the best place to stay on this gem of an island. Very friendly and accommodating owners. Absolutely no complaints. Will stay again without question. Convenient location.

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Azorean-Spirit, Owner at Pensao Francisca, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us again. It is our objective so serve our guests with a continuing quality and service. Therefore we are extremly happy to welcome you at Pensão Francisca again and again. Sincerest regards!

Aarau, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay at Santa Maria and in the inviting home of Francisca and Christian. As many other guests have mentioned, we were everyday served a great swiss breakfast but with a touch of Santa Maria. And we would not leave the table hungry. We were usually so full that we didn't need a lunch. The breakfast is...

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Azorean-Spirit, Owner at Pensao Francisca, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you could enjoy our complete breakfast. We enjoy to serve our guests and treat them like friends. It makes us happy to give you some hints and tipps where to go and what to see on pittoresque Santa Maria Island. Best regards.

Wareham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great place, great location, great rooms, and extraordinary hosts! Christian and Franziska love what they do, and we are the ones who benefitted! They truly made every effort to make our stay comfortable and rewarding. Franziska creates a breakfast of fabulous tastes, while Christian took his time to direct us to all the scenic sights on the island; arrange a...

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Azorean-Spirit, Owner at Pensao Francisca, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us - it was a great pleasure to have you at our place and help to make your stay as joyful as possible, if you are happy we are as well :)

Sandbach, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I spent 3 delightful days with Christian & Franziska whilst on a diving trip to Santa Maria. The room was very spacious, comfortable and modern with an excellent shower. Christian & Franziska are very helpful hosts and the breakfast was perfect - especially the Bircher muesli which I would have been happy eating all day. I made friends with a...

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Azorean-Spirit, Owner at Pensao Francisca, responded to this review

Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed our place and breakfast! We are looking forward to see you next year having more Bircher Muesli ;)

Framingham, MA
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This great little enclave has 3 rooms in the main house as well as a small cottage for rent. It is perfect for a group (like our woodwind quintet - traveling and playing concerts in the Azores), families, or equally perfect for individuals. The breakfast is quite varied with lots of traditional swiss offerings including bircher muesli, cold cuts and...

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Azorean-Spirit, Owner at Pensao Francisca, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and thank you for choosing our place to stay. You were a great fun group and we enjoyed very much hosting you. Hope to see you again some day.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The hosts of Pansao Francisca go out of their way to make your stay with them as comfortable, fun and well-fed as possible. The location is bucolic, the rooms spacious and comfortable and the breakfast wonderful. Francisca and Christian were warm and gracious hosts from our first arrival through our last goodbyes. From what we could observe of the larger...

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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying with Francesca and Christian this summer in our own lovely little cottage, next to their home for three days. We had everything we could ask for, even towels for a swim at the beach. Christian was helpful with suggestions for interesting places to go and Francesca created huge delicious breakfasts with ingredients from their...

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

Large and comfortable room in a modern and clean house with warm and generous hosts. Amazing breakfast kept us going all day. E-bike rental a big bonus on this beautiful but very hilly island. Highly recommended.

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 17 July 2015

When I was considering where to stay at Santa Maria Island, a TripAdviser reviewer steered me in the direction of Pensao Francisca, for which and to whom, I am most obliged. I hope that with my little note I might be able to help somebody else. Francisca and Christian’s property is located around the middle of the island. It is...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our B&B Pensao Francisca is located close by the village of Almagreira, VPT on Santa Maria island, Azores. On the first floor, we rend three spacious modern rooms each fitted with a own bathroom. There is a customers area where we serve breakfast in case weather conditions do not allow to serve it on our sunny terrace, you have access to Wi-Fi or a computer to check your mails etc as well. A rich "Swissstyle"-breakfast is included in the rate. Enjoy the views overlooking the plateau of Tremocal out to the Atlantic ocean. To the famous sand beach "Praia Formosa" it's just a 30 min walk, the next store and cafe is a 8 min walk away from our place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pensao Francisca

Address: Brejo de Baixo | Almagreira, Santa Maria 9580-014, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Azores > Santa Maria
Price Range: £23 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Pensao Francisca Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal
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“The cottage is great if you want a little more room and a kitchenette to yourself.”
 of 5 bubbles MHW-LSP, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
“This is a perfect place for family and friends to travel together. There are three rooms in the main inn and one cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles BostonTraveler881, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you want complete peace and quiet and want to get some reading done”
 of 5 bubbles LemmyK_12, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
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