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Residencial Sao Francisco

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Rua Conselheiro Medeiros 13, Horta, Faial Island 9900, Portugal
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Residencial Sao Francisco
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Horta
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Strasbourg, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
45 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
87 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2008

I've stayed in Residencial S. Francisco in 2006 while traveling on business (not my choice) and now in 2008 with a group of people ... so I had the chance to see more than one room. The only positive thing I can say about the place is the view, outstanding! Staff was nice. But ... 1. the furniture was extremely... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2006

There cannot be too many hotels in the world where you can watch the sunrise over a volcano from your bedroom. The seafront rooms in this hotel have a great view over the pained marina walls to Pico. The rooms themsleves are spacious and clean (although when we were there there was a very odd smell, but just one sunrise... More 

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Sonoma County California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2006

This is a very old hotel, with a historic feeling, right in the middle of Horta's bustling downtown shopping area. The rooms are fairly small and sparse, but the bathrooms were right on par with other 3-star hotels we visited on our trip to the Azores. Front desk personnel were very gracious and accommodating of any requests. We were traveling... More 

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Address: Rua Conselheiro Medeiros 13, Horta, Faial Island 9900, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Faial Island > Horta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Residencial Sao Francisco Horta, Faial Island

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