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“Absolutely outstanding”
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Joe's Place B&B
Ranked #3 of 7 Madalena B&B and Inns
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Absolutely outstanding”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Paulo and Hermance are the most welcoming and hospitable people you will EVER meet. The breakfast spread was impressive and it was all homemade, including the bread, croissants, cakes, jams, and yogurt. Perfect location a few minutes from the center of Madalena. Look no further!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Hermance D, Propriétaire at Joe's Place B&B, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Hello. Thank you for your kindness. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Joe's Place. We hope to see you next time. Best Regards. Hermance and Paulo
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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Rob and Ria, the Belgian owners of Joe's Place, do everything they can to make you feel at home. They give lots of tips about activities and restaurants and Rob even took us with his car to the start of a walk. The guesthouse is located a pleasant 10 minute walk from the harbour. And because it is a little way up the view from the communal terrace is fantastic. Overlooking the town and the sea towards the island of Faial. Great for watching the sun set. Rooms are spacious and breakfast is plentiful. Very recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Very recently I stayed for a few days at Joe's place. I'm a single man and don't have a large holiday budget. For that reason I chose for the smallest room available "little joe" and I was given a super nice view on the ocean with that.
Joe's place is not a "classy" B&B, but everything you need for a nice holiday is present: a good shower after an exciting day, a good bed, a very tasty breakfast, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, friendly owners who give you a lot of information about the island and above all, the location is really good, on foot you can go very easily to the centre where there are several restaurants and terraces. For visiting the other islands is Joe's Place also located nicely: a few hundreds of meters from the harbour. There are whale-watcher companies and car hire companies located in Madalena.
During breakfast you sit at a big table so you can easily make contact with other guests. For me, this was ideal. Upstairs there is also a nice lounge with a small terrace which is very pleasant in the evening with a glass of wine.
For me this was the nicest B&B during my tour across Sao Miguel, Faial, Horta and Pico.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Marc V
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wales
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

I was the first of the season, the house had only been opened up the week before. Rob was kind enough to pick me up at the airport [and take me back when it was time to go] and gave me a mini-tour on the way back.

I have simple needs when I go traveling and this exceeded those needs. The bedroom was perfect for me, fairly compact, but large enough for one or two people, there was was an adjacent lounge for residents to sit and read/talk/ use the computer with an outside door and a view over to Faial and Madalena itself. It allowed you to come and go without disturbing anyone. bathroom is shared, not a problem in my view, others may disagree.

Breakfast was enough to keep anyone going for a whole day and enough variation within what was on the table not to become repetitive. Rob likes coffee ;) so there was a lot to chose from, if you wanted tea or coffee later in the day Rob and Ria were happy to give you the run of the kitchen.

As hosts Rob and Ria do their upmost to make you feel at home, even so far as running me down into town on a couple of occasions [I had torn a muscle in my calf and walking any distance was beyond me at the time]

I guess the best recommendation is if one would go back and stay there again. Yes I most certainly would. 5 stars

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

I like the place very much. You really can feel like in your own home. Additionally you will get known everything about the history of the place, things you can do on Pico and the weather for next days. What you can get for your money except the bed is very friendly owner, tasty breakfast and WiFi. The place is 7 minutes walking from the city center and 12 euro taxi from the airport :-)

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank PaK83
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Zutphen, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

My short trip to Pico Island was wonderful due to my stay at Joe's place in Madalena.
Ria was very friendly, the breakfast was good, the rooms clean and oke.
The location was good to. But the most important thing was the hospitality of the owners.

When I visit Pico ai will come back again to Joe's place.

Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank Esther C
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Ville de Québec
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

Rob and Ria, who bought Joe's Place a few years ago, have renovated it and added to its charms hot water for the shower, a great breakfast, a PC for Internet and e-mail and their generous welcome. Fluent in at least 4 languages, they are really amazing hosts. Rob has plenty of anecdotes in store and Ria loves trekking. There are rooms with a private bathroom, but do not hesitate to push the « other » shared bathroom door : here is a balcony sheltered from the wind and with a *** view of Mount Pico.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Joe's Place B&B
Address: Secretario Teles Bettencourt 54 | Pico , Azores, Madalena, Pico 9950-305, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Azores > Pico > Madalena
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Madalena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Joe's Place is situated in a traditional Azorean house situated in the center of Madalena, the main town of the Island of Pico. We offer four comfortable rooms, two terraces will allow you to relax, enjoy your breakfast in the morning, a glass of Pico wine and homemade pastries in the evening. All the rooms are equiped of Air conditioned and Wifi. We serve a breakfast handmade with the regional products. Our guesthouse mirrors what we ourselves enjoyed in our travels over the years: a sense of home whilst being thousand of miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A welcoming place to share and exchange experiences. ... more   less 
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Joe's Place B&B Pico, Azores - Madalena

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