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Solar da Gloria ao Carmo

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A historical site in the paradisiacal island of S. Miguel, Azores - Solar Gloria ao Carmo became a protected architectural landmark by the Ponta Delgada council in 1993. Staying at the Solar allows you to go back in time to the 17th century, with all the comfort of the 21st.Situated at the Livramento, a mere 300 metres away we find the Populo and Milicias beaches, whose unique volcanic rocks and sands serve as testimony to the island's unique geologic origins. Ponta Delgada, the Archipelago's beautiful capital, is 5 minutes away by car or one hour walk by the Sea.The Solar gives the option of staying in double room and a suite within the main House, or in separate apartments but connected to the "Solar" granting a comfortable and more independent stay. Come and unwind with us in this Bed and Breakfast where history and nature come together to tell stories, inspire peace and bring wellbeing. In this unique setting, your hosts promise you unforgettable moments... Let yourself be inspired! We're waiting for you!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Grade: 39 out of 100
208Restaurantswithin 5 miles
67Attractionswithin 5 miles
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This boutique property is located about 3 miles from Ponta Delgada. It is a one hour walk, or a 7 Euro taxi fare. It is a flat 15 Euro taxi fare to/from the airport. Breakfast is included, and is beautifully presented. Several nights weekly, a dinner is offered -- set menu --
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Response from José S, Proprietário at Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Responded 4 Nov 2018
Thank you so much for your review. We were delighted to host you and your son for a week and it was a pleasure to help as much as we could. We hope you will return soon.
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We spent four nights at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo in one of their suites and had a fantastic stay. The thoughtful and artistic renovation of a very old building gave it lots of local charm. Our room had a large living area, separate bedroom and access to a patio garden.
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Response from José S, Proprietário at Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Responded 26 Oct 2018
Thank you for your review. It's a pleasure to help our guests to discover the island according to their preferences and wishes. As far as we are concerned we wish that you could come back soon to explore some more spots in São Miguel and perhaps complete the tour visiting the other islands.
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We spent 4 nights at the Solar da Gloria ao Carmo during on stay on the beautiful island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. This B&B is located about 5 km from the centre of the city of Ponta Delgada and is about a 5 minute walk from the beach. Solar da Gloria is a lovely historic
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Response from José S, Proprietário at Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Responded 21 Sep 2018
Thank you so much for your review - we really hope you will be able to come back to finishing the discovery of S. Miguel and perhaps explore some of the other islands. Australia is far way but we will be waiting to help you with anything you need.
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I can't even begin to tell what incredible people & human beings that Jose and his wife Eduarda are. First their 300 year old B&B is just an awesome place to stay. The rooms are warm and spacious., with lovely sitting rooms in some of the rooms. Also with access to beautiful
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Response from José S, Proprietário at Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Responded 5 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for your review. We really try to help our guests on everything we can.It will be a pleasure to host you again.
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This inn is so charming! Loved the room and the breakfasts and dining areas (inside and on the patio). The host/manager was so incredibly nice and helpful. He greeted us with such sincerity. The room was a good value, too. Would stay here again next time we visit.
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Response from José S, Proprietário at Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Responded 15 Jun 2018
Thank you for your review and your kind words. We hope to see you back soon.
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Outdoor terrace
Hi Laura, There are 2 beaches close to the House, Praia das Milícias 300 meters away (3 min. walking distance) and Praia do Pópulo around 500 meters away (5 minutes walking distance). There is no pool in the property.
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Dear Christiane, Thank you for your reservation. Transfer is possible the day of arrival and I can get you a small car from our car rental partner - they will deliver it here at the "Solar" the morning after. Please send me your email address to zpbs@sapo.pt in order to send you further information. Best regards, José.
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Dear Cynthia, There are public transportation (bus) by the corner. A taxi will cost you 7/8 to city centre. Regards, José
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"Ask José in advance"
"Apartment-suite room is quite spacious and allows far variety of uses"
"apartments have a kitchen, but the rooms IN the building do not"
"Apartment was very comfortable for us with airy feeling and fully equipped kitchen and great loft bedroom"
"Three rooms are relatively traditional, with the other two being modern in style."
US$76 - US$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PortugalAzoresSão MiguelPonta Delgada
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