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Pensao Francisca

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Brejo de Baixo | Almagreira, Santa Maria 9580-014, Portugal
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Framingham, MA
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This great little enclave has 3 rooms in the main house as well as a small cottage for rent. It is perfect for a group (like our woodwind quintet - traveling and playing concerts in the Azores), families, or equally perfect for individuals. The breakfast is quite varied with lots of traditional swiss offerings including bircher muesli, cold cuts and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hosts of Pansao Francisca go out of their way to make your stay with them as comfortable, fun and well-fed as possible. The location is bucolic, the rooms spacious and comfortable and the breakfast wonderful. Francisca and Christian were warm and gracious hosts from our first arrival through our last goodbyes. From what we could observe of the larger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying with Francesca and Christian this summer in our own lovely little cottage, next to their home for three days. We had everything we could ask for, even towels for a swim at the beach. Christian was helpful with suggestions for interesting places to go and Francesca created huge delicious breakfasts with ingredients from their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Large and comfortable room in a modern and clean house with warm and generous hosts. Amazing breakfast kept us going all day. E-bike rental a big bonus on this beautiful but very hilly island. Highly recommended.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

When I was considering where to stay at Santa Maria Island, a TripAdviser reviewer steered me in the direction of Pensao Francisca, for which and to whom, I am most obliged. I hope that with my little note I might be able to help somebody else. Francisca and Christian’s property is located around the middle of the island. It is... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Once you find this spot which is up a very narrow side road you discover the distant couple that run it. The room is large clean and empty. No TV radio DVD player and no access to any form of entertainment (except your computer) in the house. The breakfast was certainly the highlight of our stay. It was delicious with... More 

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

Thank you for your review even though we are surprised that we didn't meet your expectations. It can be tricky to find our place, therefore 3-2 days ahead of arriving, we send instructions how to find our B&B – in 99% our guests find our place without any problems. The access street to our place is approx. 4.5 m wide... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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Rockville
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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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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
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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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