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Solar de Lalem

Estrada de Sao Pedro, Sao Miguel 9625-391 , Portugal
Solar de Lalem
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the blue, my wife had suggested a short break in the Azores. I thought, 'why not?'. So we found ourselves very late one night at Ponta Delgado Airport, with a hire car and vague directions to reach Maia on the other side of the island in the dark, and a totally unknown hotel. Amazingly, the proprietors, Gabriele and... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is an old building so does not offer modern amenities but what it does offer is a place to really relax. This old mansion house is stone-built with high ceilings so has a cool and spacious feel about it. The surrounds are very quiet and peaceful, helped by a view of the sea from the garden. The owners and... More 

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Kent, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Our first three nights in the Azores were spent here. Very friendly reception from Olga and the other members of staff. The owners were very attentive. Had a great meal in, on the last night. Made to feel very welcome. The accommodation was basic, but clean and well maintained. I have some fond memories of this place, including my first... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Solar de Lalém is a an old manor house (parts are 17th century) on the outskirts of the village of Maia. Our room was high-ceilinged: furnishings were traditional and rather spare. There was a shower attachment on the bath which took a while to warm up. We had good views over the village and the coastline beyond. We could get... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Spent three nights (booked via Archipelago Choice whom we recommend if you're holidaying in the Azores, as they are very helpful and knowledgeable). Very interesting house, full of character - converted from an old monastery/church. Comfortable bedroom, use of lovely library/lounge. Good base for walking (Maia costal walk, Furnas lake, for example). German owners (fluent English) made us very welcome.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Very nice mansion, far away from the crowds. Garden and in-front terrasse are really nice and swimming pool is nice and private. Rooms are decorated in old style. Maybe not as comfortable as we would do in a new building. Owners are German-Bayerish, so you will find same kind of hospitality as in a German Gasthaus. They will never get... More 

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Costa Blanca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

This is a renovated manor house run as a b&b, with dinner provided occasionally. The owners give a day's notice and ask guests to sign up to eat there. The best thing about it is definitely the friendly, helpful attitude of the owners and their staff. Nothing is too much trouble for guests from advice to practical help. However there... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

Disregard the postings about lack of friendliness -- we received a wonderful welcome from the English-speaking proprietors, who offered good dining and touring suggestions. The hotel has a pretty breakfast area in a garden and is within walking distance of Maia, a charming, untouristic town. It is just a few miles from an interesting tea plantation and easy driving to... More 

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

I stayed for a week in this lovely place. The house & garden are truely amazing. My room and & bathroom were clean and spacious. The German owners/managers created a very friendly and familiar atmosphere. Almost every evening, we were sitting in front of the house chatting and listening to their stories about the island. Don't expect all the comfort... More 

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Stockport UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

Well, we loved this place, and it suited us very well indeed. It sets out to be independent, different and relaxing, and is a nice quiet spot. The owners were absolutely charming and judged it well whether you wanted to chat or be left in peace and quiet. The place is an ideal base for touring the island. We are... More 

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