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Hotel Bahia Palace

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia Agua d'Alto, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014
Muirisc Linkoping, Sweden
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Roxbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such high hopes for this hotel being it's beautiful location. Those hopes were smashed upon entering the building. You are immediately hit with the fact that the hotel hasn't had any updates in at least 20 years, and for a hotel, this is a VERY long time! The woman at the desk was quite rude, didn't smile or... More

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Abtwil, Switzerland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You never get a second chance for giving a first impression, and our first impression was very disappointing. The elderly lady at the reception did not welcome us, not let us know with a friendly smile that we just arrived at 1.40pm, so 20 minutes before the scheduled arrival time, but just an angry "You are 20 minutes too early,... More

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Linkoping, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've stayed at Hotel Bahia Palace 5 times and am looking forward to the 6th in 2014. Situated on the island's biggest and best sandy beach, it offers tranquility and an escape from the stress of city life. At the same time, it's only a short (a very cheap) taxi ride from Vila Franca (5 minutes) and about 15-20 minutes... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

What a mixed bag. Some things about this place were sensational and others were terrible. I think it has the potential to be amazing with a bit of work. First thing: the price was absolutely smashing, and included a king room, ocean views and daily breakfast for 2. It was in a superb location on the island, close to the... More

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Ulm, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The hotel is situated on well kept ground on the direct oceanfront some 14 miles from Ponta Delgada. You will definitively need a rental car. The hotel must have been first class in times gone. Now the building and the interior badly need refurbishing. Our complaints: 1. Extremily dirty windows throughout the hotel. 2. The sliding door to the balcony... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This hotel has a beautiful location and is by car (you need to rent a car on the Sao Miguel island of the Azores) only a 20 mn drive (by highway) to Ponta Delgada (capital of Sao Miguel). The staff at the front desk is not very friendly or accomodating. Rooms (suites) are large but outdated - alltough our suite... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

The Bahia Palace used to be q a good hotel (I think), but their best times are gone : - The front desk staff is very rude. - The ''food'' provided in the hotel costs 25€ and is very bad. It is in buffet style, but the choice is very limited. You can go to the restaurant Atlantico (which I... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

It is true that The hotel is a bit run down. Old furniture, carpet floor. However ater 5 nights there i do not have a single complaint and i would recommend it. It is not a resort but it is great for a short visit to The azores. It is Very central in The island but also Very quiet and... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beautyful location in a quiet bay, 10min by car from Vila Franca / 25min from Ponta Delgada. Spacious rooms with good beds, large bathroom, little fridge and balcony. Looks rather more like an apartment than a hotelroom! Room was cleaned well every day by friendly ladies. Some facilities were somewhat outdated (like old, broken pool beds and umbrella's and the... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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83 reviews 83 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

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... More

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Address: Praia Agua d'Alto, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Vila Franca do Campo
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bahia Palace 4*
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Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and friendly service with a matching class facilities, the Bahia Palace, was born between the green of nature and the blue sea lies a short distance from the beach Água d'Alto, Vila Franca do Campo. With 101 rooms (85 Junior Suites, 5 Senior Suites, 10 Standard and 1 Presidential Suite), our rooms have balconies and panoramic views of sea and mountains. The room is equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, mini bar, safe and closet and full bathroom with hairdryer. After a tour day at S.Miguel island you can dine or drink in one of our restaurants, "D.Henrique", "Jardim" and Bar "Americano". We offer the tranquility and peace that our customers deserve, with the mark of distinction and outstanding quality of our services. The HOTEL BAHIA PALACE offers their guests a wide range of leisure activities, of land, aquatic and nautical nature.•Cleaning Service GOLF SHOES (Free of Charge)•Massage Service•Outward swimming pool, with bar service and light snacks•Direct access to the beach, the best of Sao Miguel Island, by its location at the bay, where the sea is always calm and mild water temperature•The Chapel, erected on the hotel gardens, a replication of the Azorean traditional churches of the XVI century•Two tennis courts•Games rooms (billiards, table tennis, bridge and others •Gymnasium•Sauna•Guided walking trails to discover the Azorean beauties•Dolphin & whale watching. ... more   less 
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