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Hotel Ocidental

Avenida Dos Baleeiros, Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores 9970-306 , Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014
eden966 Ostend, Belgium
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Ostend, Belgium
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

With only 3 hotels on the tiny Island and this a two star hotel (only one bookable left) i was prepared for the worst! Luckily it wasn't that bad! I think it can only get 2 stars since everything is very old and tired (furniture) and needs an urgent update. The whole atmosphere, also the Island itself, feels like we... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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48 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We think the owner has lost interest and should really pass it on to his family, the views are stuuning, the room was adequate but very dark and needed updating urgently. there is one person who seems to do everything, taxi, reception, kitchen and if necessary the rooms. it is all very tired. The restaurant next door is quite good... More 

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United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

We stayed in 7 hotels during our recent trip to the Azores and this was by far the worst and below the standard that we had expected even after reading the reviews on Trip-advisor. We arrived after a somewhat eventful flight at this Hotel - one day late thank goodness as our trip the previous day had been cancelled due... More 

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

We stayed in Hotel Ocidental for one week. The hotel is in bad shape; walls burst, the elevator doesn't work and the swimmingpool has no water since years. The rooms are fine, just as the location, but the shape of the hotel is poor! The breakfast is very simple (bread, cheese, ham and honey) and every day the same. Even... More 

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Funchal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

This place has seen better days and was awfully run down. It was damp, cold and unwelcoming. We regrettably had to leave.

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Moscow, RF
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

stayed in this hotel for 4 nights in August 2009. the room and bathroom are spacious. all rooms overlook the ocean. The staff is welcoming and nice, always ready to help. Special thanks to Sonya and Carina (girls at the reception desk). The location is good. just a 5 min walk from the airport and gas station. And just 2... More 

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Lisbon - Portugal
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14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2007

I have just returned from the Island of Flores in the archipelago of Azores. I stayed two nights in the hotel Ocidental. Some publications state it as a three star hotel, others as a two star hotel. I would say rather two than three. The hotel was inaugurated in 1992, therefore it may still be considered new. Front desk personnel... More 

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