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Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Vasco da Gama, Horta, Faial Island 9900-017, Portugal
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    5 of 5 stars
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Aurora
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have had good luck with the Pousadas, and Santa Cruz is no exception. The free WiFi works in most places, but remember that you're in a fort, and the very thick stone walls impede signals. Perfect location, lovely historic features, very helpful staff. Good pool overlooking the harbour. Breakfast is buffet, abundant and local -- too bad about the... More

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Manager_StCruz, Gerente geral at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Film G , Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your most recent stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our location, the views from your room and our hotel facilities. It is also great to read that our staff were able to be of assistance. We thank you for your... More

Zürich
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived late at the Pousada and got a nice clean roon with a view, we travelled with our teenage son and got an extra bed in the roon which it made the place quite cramped. But since we didn`t spend a lot of time in the room it was ok and the balcony with harbour view was amazing! Breakfast... More

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Manager_StCruz, Gerente geral at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Amsel4, I would like to personally thank you for taking time to review our Pousada. I am happy that you enjoyed the balcony of your room with its amazing view over the harbour and our breakfast service. I was most concerned to hear that the your dinning experience with us did not exceed your expectations . It would be... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the Azores for my 50th birthday we stayed 6 nights at the Pousada. (Me, husband and teenage daughter) . This is a lovely hotel in a perfect position in Horta. We had a room with a view over Pico and the harbour. This feels like a magical place. The service at the hotel was superb. (Dinner a bit pricey... More

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Manager_StCruz, Gerente geral at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Brownfamily9, Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding our Pousada. I am delighted to know that we were able to be your Very Special Place for a Very Special Occasion. It’s always a great pleasure to have such positive comments from our guests and to know that our team was able to creat such a magical experience for you... More

Lisbon, Portugal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are going to Faial don't go expecting to find a fancy 5 star hotel or even a Pousada like you may find on the mainland of Portugal. This is a simply furnished hotel within a 16th century fortress with unbelievable views over the famous yacht marina, the ocean, and the stunning island of Pico with it's impressive volcano.... More

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Manager_StCruz, Gerente geral at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Anthony G, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other Tripadvisor readers. It was a great pleasure for us to to have you and your family stay with us at Pousada de Sta. Cruz. I am glad you were able to experience some of the best things our Island has to offer. It's with... More

Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We spent 2 nights here with our 3 children, ages 4, 6 & 10. Great hotel, great room and plenty of space for us all. Located in the heart of Horta and a short walk from beach, museums and food. Hotel breakfast offered many options. Hotel is a shirt walk from ferry terminal.

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Manager_StCruz, Gerente geral at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Vnewsum, I am extremely happy to read that you have enjoyed all aspects of your recent stay with us, at Pousada de Sta. Cruz - Marina de Horta. It is certainly a great reward for us to read such overwhelmingly feedback from our guests. Thank you for recommending our Pousada to all Tripadvisor readers and travellers! Best Regards, Ricardo... More

Lincs UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Pousada is a modern building set inside an old fort overlooking, at the rear, the marina and, when the the clouds allow, has magnificant views of Pico island and volcano. It has a garden and swimming pool the temperature of which was around 25C when I swam. There is a typical feel of an old Portugese hotel in the... More

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Manager_StCruz, Gerente geral at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz, responded to this review

Dear CJSNetwork, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were pleased with our hospitality service and the aesthetic beauty of our Pousada and its surroundings . All your kind comments with regards to your experience, services provided and our in-house facilities are highly appreciated. We have addressed your feedback with the employee... More

Bethesda, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a wonderful property and we had a great stay here. It is in the perfect location and if you get a water view you also have a nice view of Pico mountain. Plus, who wouldn't like staying in an old Fort?! We didn't go in the pool but it looked very nice. We stayed in room 108 and... More

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Manager_StCruz, Gerente geral at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Kindly accept my gratitude for the wonderfully detailed review that you have shared on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in Pousada de Sta. Cruz. I am glad to hear that we were able to exeed the expectations of your recent visit and that you were particularly pleased with the excellent service you received from our team. Your kind... More

La Spezia, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very few flaws of any sort (Breakfast service was lightly slow, things ran out, and they didn't advertise very clearly that other things were available on request). All of the staff were very good, from the cleaners through the bar/restaurant to the Reception. Not just good, but very friendly and helpful. The rooms were fine, and we had a great... More

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Manager_StCruz, Gerente geral at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Clive C, It was a pleasure to read your kind feedback regarding your recent stay at Pousada de Sta. Cruz. Thank you so much for pointing out the great services provided by the staff, I will be pleased to share your compliments with our team. I am glad that you appreciated our Gin & Tonic as well as the... More

Denderleeuw, Belgium
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The hotel is situared in the center of Horta, near the coastline. Good location to explore Faial island. The room was large and clean. We had garden and sea view. There is a swimming pool outside, but the water is cold. So for Azores weather too cold for a swim. Free wifi in the reception area. Nice breakfast buffet.

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Manager_StCruz, Gerente geral at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Chantal_H79, Thank you for your kind comments regarding our location and our hotel rooms with a unique view over the Marina and Pico Island. Unfortunately the weather was not the best for swimming, but we hope it will be sunny on your next visit to Faial. Best Regards. Ricardo Gomes. More

Montreal, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a well located, well maintained quality pousada with very good value. The staff are all excellent and extremely helpful. The tourist office is across the street, as is a local bus stop. Within easy walking distance to the harbourfront of the city, and most places/excursions you would like. Breakfast is included and is ample. Only reservation is the... More

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Dear Guest. Thank you so much for choosing Pousada de Sta. Cruz on your recent visit to Faial and of course for your positive feedback. It’s always a great pleasure to have such a positive comments from our guests. We look forward to welcome you again in a near future. Best Regards, Ricardo Gomes More

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Address: Rua Vasco da Gama, Horta, Faial Island 9900-017, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Faial Island > Horta
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Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz 3*
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The Pousada da Horta is located in a 16th-century fortress, which was classified a National Monument in 1947. This Pousada offers panoramic views over Pico Island and its famous marina. The modern rooms have been finished with contemporary touches, including Wi-Fi and cable TV. Guests can relax in the spacious en suite bathrooms and the towelling robes provided. Pousada da Horta, Forte de Santa Cruz has its own restaurant, which serves a wide range of local dishes and a buffet breakfast. Guests can also take refreshments from the bar onto the terrace to admire the views. The Faial Airport is just 10 km from the Pousada. ... more   less 
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