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Rua da Gloria ao Carmo 5 Livramento, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-618 Portugal
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 30/12/2022.Read more
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 13/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 13/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Boating
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Sofa
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more
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stephenwalt wrote a review Sept 2021
Williamstown, Massachusetts27 contributions33 helpful votes
Our stay at the Solar da Gloria ao Carmo. was really wonderful. José, Eduarda and their staff were welcoming and helpful always. Our large room was comfortable, clean and opened out to a lovely private garden. Breakfasts were bountiful with fresh fruits, freshly made rolls and bread, meats and cheeses. If dinner is available while you are there, take advantage. The food on Sao Miguel was quite good, but the dinners at the Solar were the best we had. José could not have been more helpful with advice, directions and helping us navigate the ever-changing regulations during the pandemic. The owners are opening a new hotel in 2023 and we plan to stay with them when we return.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from José Santos, Proprietário at Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Responded 12 Sept 2021
Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to do it again in 2023!
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Bill W wrote a review Feb 2020
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At 6am, Saturday January 25, a taxi driver left my wife and I standing near the front steps of our bnb. It was still dark and the street barely lit. Soon after pulling the cord and ringing the large brass bell, we were greeted by our Portuguese hostess Eduarda, who welcomed us into her home as though we were family. The outpouring of hospitality here and in Ponta Delgada has been extraordinary. The culinary delights alone have exceeded anything we have experienced in a bed and breakfast. Highly recommended 😋
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from José S, Gerente at Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. Places, commodities and details are certainly a must in a experience but what really fills our hearts it’s the human touch beyond all the other things a host can offer. We are glad you could feel the warm embrace we try to share with our guests.
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S W wrote a review Jul 2019
Toronto, Canada32 contributions17 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of staying at Solar da Glória ao Carmo for 4 nights at the end of July. The hosts are wonderful by truly welcoming us and helping with suggestions about dining and discovering the island of San Miguel. They offer spectacular dinners on the terrace a couple times a week with wine pairings. Cuisine that was not to be missed. An easy taxi ride to sites and tour guides pick you up at the front door. Felt like we were staying at an old friends home.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from José S, Gerente at Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Responded 1 Aug 2019
Thank you so much for your review. it was a pleasure to have you and your friends with you these days. We wish you will return and we will be ready to welcome you again and again.
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Richard B wrote a review Jul 2019
San Francisco, California17 contributions11 helpful votes
Our hosts were wonderful, kind, and very accommodating. They went out of their way to help us plan a great time on Saõ Miguel, with travel advice and booking reservations for us. The room was great; the historic building was very special; and the breakfasts were phenomenal (with different treats every day). The best day of our entire trip was the cooking class and dinner hosted here. The class was fun, the food and wine was amazing, and the connection and camaraderie we had with our hosts and the other guests made the trip unforgettable. We're so glad we stayed here!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from José S, Proprietário at Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Responded 22 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for your nice review - you will remain in our hearts and we hope you will come back to share another cooking class and dinner with us!
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cstocker wrote a review Jun 2019
Atlanta, Georgia651 contributions217 helpful votes
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Jose was the perfect host. Of course he knows all the best restaurants to dine at. He was able to arrange a full day tour the day before. Also he arranged a taxi for early departure to the airport. I did arrive early and was giving a room on the first floor. It had a sitting area and a small outdoor patio with two chairs and a table. The room was spacious. Breakfast was very good and I had pancakes, tea and fruit. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take advantage of dinner at the hotel due to catering events outside of the hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from José S, Gerente at Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Responded 30 Jun 2019
Thank you for your review. We have done our best to help you during your short visit to S. Miguel and we are glad you have really enjoyed your stay and visiting our wonderful island. Is there any better reason to come back? All the best.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Solar da Glória ao Carmo
Which popular attractions are close to Solar da Glória ao Carmo?
Nearby attractions include Azores Outdoor Activities (4.9 miles), Plantacao de Ananas dos Acores (1.9 miles), and Miradouro de Santa Iría (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Solar da Glória ao Carmo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Solar da Glória ao Carmo?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Solar da Glória ao Carmo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Solar da Glória ao Carmo?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Solar da Glória ao Carmo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ned Kelly's Irish Pub & Grill, Intz48 Coffee Roasters, Pizza, Gelato & Pastry, and Restaurante Gastronomo.
Does Solar da Glória ao Carmo have airport transportation?
Yes, Solar da Glória ao Carmo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Solar da Glória ao Carmo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.