Our family of 17 vacationed in Sao Miguel July 22-29. We arrived early that morning and our rooms were not ready yet, in the mean time we were allowed to store our luggage in a locked room. We toured the marina- pier across the road and had breakfast. It`s the perfect central location. 10min walk to the doors of Ponta Delgada, shops, cafe`s at your door step. there`s a salt water swimming park down the road.
This hotel is not a fancy 5 star by any means but it fit the bill. It was clean, comfortable and has a pleasant atmosphere. We had booked several rooms/apartments. The apartment rooms were spacious up to 4 ppl, it is stocked with dishes and appliances for a quick meal in. Our room for 2 people only, was basic- a small bedroom and bathroom only. view was a vacant yard. Our room had AC issues. it but it was resolved with a new one, shortly after. The manager on duty was very accomodating and resolved all our issues promptly. Wifi (weefee) was only available in the lobby, not a big deal. FYI -you could connect anywhere to free wifi in the local cafe`s and restaurant in PD, if you ask for the password. Breakfast was a simple continental style buffet. breads,pastries,cheeses,fruits,scrambled eggs,cereal,yogurt.... loved the fresh cheese with pimena! The Gaivota Hotel lobby is small and a personable place, gave us a chance to speak to other families staying here.
One thing I did notice was no screen on any of the window or doors. Anywhere! No need cause there`s no mosquitos or flies. :)
Id recommend this place for families & couples who don`t need the fancy hotel bling!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the centre of Ponta Delgada and next to Portas Do Mar, this hotel offers panoramic views of the marina right in the capital of the Azores Archipelago.All rooms at Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota have wooden floors and elegant furnishings. Each of the air-conditioned rooms features a cable TV, and a minibar. Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the privacy of their room, while using the free internet. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafes with terraces. Packed lunches are also available. The ocean pools of Ponta Delgada and the city's public pools are less than 50 meters away. Ponta Delgada Airport is 3 km away, and the hotel offers a car rental service on site. Currently the Hotel puts at your disposal nuptial apartments T1 Vip, T1, T2, rooms, apartments and a nuptial suite, bar and a conference room and expositions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota Azores/Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel