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First time visitor - Upscale Hotels?

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First time visitor - Upscale Hotels?

Planning on making a summertime visit as my partner was born on Sao Miguel almost 50 years ago and has never been back. Where on the island would we find upscale hotels? Are there any resorts with a great pool and spa?

If we were to leave Sao Miguel for part of the trip, is there another "must see" island?

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1. Re: First time visitor - Upscale Hotels?

There are no five star hotels in Sao Miguel. I stayed in the Marina Atlantico in Ponta Delgada & the Hotel Caloura, both hotels four star. I liked both hotels but if your looking for 5 star luxury you will be disappointed. See my report and reviews for further info:-

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2. Re: First time visitor - Upscale Hotels?

Excellent write up and advice. A solid 4-star is fine since the real reason we're going is to see where Chris was born and check out the island. I think both of those look fine and had pools (important to me). So I'll put them on the burner and maybe even look at some private villa rentals too.

Also, great information on tours and such as well. THANKS!

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3. Re: First time visitor - Upscale Hotels?

You can consider one more Hotel, called Terra Nostra Garden Hotel.

It is a 4 star Hotel too.

The Hotel was renovated in June 2013, so it is a new Hotel. Has the most beautiful Botanical Garden on São Miguel, the Terra Nostra Botanaical Garden. in this Park has a thermal hot pool, temperatures variating 35º C to 38º C. It is located in the Furnas village in a Volcano Crater. Close from there is hot srings, the Furnas Lake, hiking áreas. Today can be one of the best hotels on the Island, in my opinion, depending in what you look for a Hotel too!

It is almost 45 mins from the Airport and Ponat delgada city, but it is surounded with mountains and a lot of greenery.

This is another option.

The only 5 start Hotel we have on the Azores is on Terceira Island.

How long will you stay on the Azores?

I am asking because you ask "If we were to leave Sao Miguel for part of the trip, is there another "must see" island?"

I wish you a nice vacation to the Azores!

Gary Travassos

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4. Re: First time visitor - Upscale Hotels?

Thanks Gary! I'll check them both out. I'm thinking we'd want to stay a solid week so we could split up the trip with 3 nights one place, 4 nights the other. We're flexible!

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6. Re: First time visitor - Upscale Hotels?

Thanks Gary! Looking forward to our trip to the Azores in May. We booked the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel yesterday and are looking forward to a wonderful experience. See you at the airport to pick us up!

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