This WAS a wonderful hotel many years ago. No repairs having been done, it's old and run down. Which is a shame since its localization is wonderful, in front of the sea and close to the beach.
Cons: AC malfunctioning (too old, we're told), horrible showers that just don't work (couldn't take the shampoo out my head), old carpets, mattresses too soft (I guess old and worn out too, didn't care to investigate), poor pillows. The pool is very noisy during the day (children and parents crying like crazy: no music thank God). Quite nights though.
Pros: enormous rooms, awsome views, very silent during the night, wonderful sound of the waves, good breakfast, magnificent location (one of the best beaches of the island metres away). Correct taff.
One last advice: you'll definitely need to hire a car. The public transportation is very poor in the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on São Miguel Island, with direct access to the beach "Baia de Água d'Alto" and with clear panoramic view to the Atlantic Ocean, you can find here the harmony and peace that you need for your holidays. São Miguel is the largest island of the archipelago, where more than half of the island's population lives at. Together with Santa Maria Island, São Miguel forms the Eastern Group of the Azores Archipelago. Whether for its proximity to the ocean, as well as for its large outdoor freshwater swimming pool. Every single area of this 4-star hotel was exhaustively planned in order to ensure the communion between elegance and good taste with the environment. The rooms have a balcony and a panoramic view over the ocean, along with the hills. Save some time to admire the exquisiteness that surrounds you. All the spaces were carefully planned in order to make good taste and elegance prevail in a classic and refined atmosphere, in synchrony with the surrounding beauty. This is a resort with a strong affinity to water. This Hotel has at your will a wide range of facilities that include Junior and Senior Suites, restaurants, bars, swimming pool, conference rooms, games rooms, library and reading room, saunas, gym, gardens and areas reserved for banquets, marriages and baptisms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bahia Palace
- Pestana Bahia Praia Azores/Sao Miguel