An excellent, quiet, and classy hotel, with a fantastic restaurant, and which is away from the touristy areas in the town centre. The manager, Ricardo, greets guests personalky whenever he can ,and the sparkling wine on arrival and breakfast adds to the general ambiance nicely!
Thishotel is certainly away from the tourist areas, and that is exactly what we wanted. It is easy to get into town though. The hotel provides a minibus into town weekday mornings, and back at 5pm, and the local bus is another easy option (no. 19 from the next street down, Estrada da Livramento). Taxi into town should be about 6euros, and around 20 to the airport. It's an easy walk into town as well, as long as you have good knees! It takes about 25 min, but is very steep. We walked down several times in our 5-day stay, butwenoy walked back once! The hotel is at about 1000feet (320m), so the walk back up the hill from sea-level isn't for the faint-hearted!More