We stayed several nights here. Although it's a little off the beaten path in the quiet cute town of Caloura, that's also what makes it special. Nick and Chris were very hospitable and made recommendations on sights and places to eat. In addition, my boyfriend has a dairy allergy and they went out of their way to serve breakfast for him without any dairy and even provided soy milk for cereal. The breakfast on the terrace overlooking the pool was always the perfect start to the day rain or shine. The orange juice was awesome and so was the fresh fruit and the variety of main and side dishes. The rooms were basic but large with a nice patio/balcony. One of the main drawbacks is no Wifi in the rooms but there is Wifi in the common areas. The gardens and rooftops are great and I recommend taking the short walk up the hill to get a nice view of Caloura from above. They have many tour guide and information books and offer an honor system drink bar with tea and coffee/24hrs. You really get the feel that you are staying with friends and family. Gilda is gracious and also very helpful. I would highly recommend a stay here - say Hi to their dog Porto!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to a small, 4-bedroomed, British owner-run 'boutique hotel' in the popular, picturesque fishing hamlet of Caloura. It's ideally situated, half-way along the south coast, 15 minutes from the capital and 20 minutes from the airport. Relax on the terrace, overlooking the pool with the sea beyond, enjoying a carefully prepared hot breakfast. The informality of a private villa, the comforts of a luxury hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Quinta Do Mar Hotel
- Quinta Do Mar Azores/Sao Miguel