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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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Zug
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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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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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