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Pensao Francisca

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Brejo de Baixo | Almagreira, Santa Maria 9580-014, Portugal
Pensao Francisca
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Francisca and Christian are lovely and very helpful. The house, newly built , is confortable with lovely views on the countryside and top notch bathrooms. Is is located outside Vila do Porto so it is better to have a car. Rooms are on the first floor with a small loundge with wifi and a welcoming cat. Breakfast is wonderful with... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After staying here for four nights recently, we can now fully appreciate all the rave reviews on this site. As so many other reviewers have said, Francisca and Christian are amazing hosts, who always make sure you have everything you need and cheerfully help with information and requests. The location is in a quiet, rural area centrally located on Santa... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a wonderful, welcoming place this is! Franziska and Christian will do literally everything in order to ensure you have a fantastic time with them. Rooms are spotless and spacious, gardens and views from the pensao are beautiful; breakfast is heaven!!!; a great beach with crystal clear waters is a 30 minutes walk away. Santa Maria is a truly beautiful... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Christian and Francisca were fabulous hosts and provided information about the island to make the most out of my visit. Breakfast was provided of bread, cheeses, yogurt and fresh fruit - no meat or eggs at my request. The coffee was amazing - a double shot of espresso. I rode the e-Bike to Villa do Porto and Praia Formosa. The... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We ended by coincident at their Pensao and found a home away from home. They offer big spacious rooms with a large bathroom with good taste for details like fresh flowers in the room and table cloths. The screen in front of the window keeps the mosquitoes away at night and the quiet surroundings grants a good sleep. The breakfast... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed for a week in June in this superb B&B on Santa Maria island and enjoyed it a lot. I think everyone else already mentioned it, but breakfast is really excellent, and served in copious amounts. Local cheese, homemade jams, homemade bread and muesli with fresh fruits prepared by Franziska. I thought I didn't like muesli but we finished... More 

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Oostvoorne, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We have been in Pensao Francisca for five days. We stayed in the gardenhouse, which was very nice for a family like us. The convenience of an hotel and the freedom of your own house. Christian and Franziska thank you for the hospitality. We have done tree walkingtrails (St. Barbara, St. Epirito-Maia and Anjos. Praia Formosa is nearby and is... More 

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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The pensao is a perfect personal place to stay without being "too tight". Great breakfast, we loved the Birchermuesli :D Large room and new bathroom. Good location, 10 mins on scooter to center/Marina and 5 mins to beach. Only small drawback was no AC/fan in room, but not a big issue. Christian and Franziska were excellent hosts and Pensao Francisca... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

No-where better to stay on Santa Maria. Located centrally on this very small and unspoilt island, we used the pensao as our base for a 5-day mainly walking holiday. Lovely warm welcome from Christian and Franziska, spotlessly clean and modern, and wonderful home-produce breakfasts set us up well each day for our energetic walks and climbs. Nothing was too much... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

A very cozy bed and breakfast of very high quality, and at about the same price and the hotels on the island. Here you can feel so isolated (middle of the Atlantic), but still at home and relaxed. Christian and Franziska are very helpful and receptive hosts, and can answer many questions you may have about the island.

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Azorean-Spirit, Inhaber at Pensao Francisca, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review, we appreciate. Of course we like to help in any matter/questions concerning "our" island as we just love to be here and want you to experience/see all secrects. For German readers: unfortunately the automatic translator is not very good which could lead to a missunderstanding: “Sehr griesgrämig wirkte Gastgeber” - die korrekte Übersetzung ist... More 

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