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Residencial Sao Francisco

Rua Conselheiro Medeiros 13, Horta, Faial Island 9900, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely located, but too noisy all night because of an old road. Breakfast is poor and beds are quite basic. Receptionists don't talk many languages... It's a 2 stars hotel! I will not get there next time!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are clean and the bathrooms are modern but the beds are hard. Some rooms have a fan and a sea view. Breakfast is very basic; breadrolls, cheese, ham, jam -one day there was fruit! There is free wifi but very slow. The staff are friendly.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Reading other reviews, we were sceptical about returning to Residencial Sao Francisco after a 13 year absence. However, the property is charming, as are the staff. There was no bad smell, the bathroom was equipped to our satisfaction and there was always hot water. The breakfast was adequate and on a par with other hotels in the Azores. This is... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Very nicely located in the city center of Horta close to the marina - Rooms are OK but with no luxury at all - room fee is quite low so you get for what you pay - Beds are OK, bathroom has got the minimum equipment and breakfast is also minimal. Free WiFi in the lobby only. I would not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I was extremely wary of having booked a room at Residencial Sao Francisco having read the reviews on tripadvisor but feel strongly that the majority are unjust and that some of the previous reviews are from travelers who misunderstand the type of service RSF is offering. This is not luxury accommodation but is clean, friendly, quiet and very central to... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This hotel is in an older building with basic rooms in the centre of town. The view looking out at the marina is lovely at dusk. Some rooms on the second floor have access onto a large shared patio with plastic chairs. My stay here was part of a group tour that coincided with the start of Sea Week. We... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Basic Hotel, the reception staff are very helpfull and speak good english [except 89year grand mum] breakfast is the worst bit, very basic but they will get up for a 6am breakfast[handy if you are moving on, the rooms at the front have great views.

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Krakow, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

The hotel Residential Sao Francisco is located right in the center of Horta and this is only one thing that I liked here. It's about 15min from Airport by taxi (12 EUR) and only few minutes to the harbour, cruise terminal and restaurants. The hotel is rather old and definitely needs improvements. The rooms are very basic (beds, night tables,... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

My boyfriend and I booked a room for one night with sea view. When we arrived we got the key from a small, dark, smelly room with a small window from which we had view on a desolate courtyard. The furniture in the room was worn-out and dated. We were supposed to pay 82 euros for this room. Really ridiculous!... More 

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2008

A group of us rented at this place for 3 days. We wouldn't have stayed except that we had prepaid and didn't know how to get out of it. The lady at the front desk did not speak English. The smell was like being in a convalescent home. The carpets were thin and soiled, our mattress felt like it was... More 

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