We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 41 Sao Miguel hotels

Convento de Sao Francisco

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jardim Antonio Silva Cabral | Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-107, Portugal
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (35)
  • Photos (44)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (13)
  • More
Convento de Sao Francisco
Ranked #3 of 41 hotels in Sao Miguel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Sao Miguel
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

35 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Berlin, Deutschland
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has all you would expect from such a site: spacious rooms and corridors, large windows for good daylight, charming salons, antique (but well maintained) furniture, modern bathrooms with a design matching the old walls. It is an oasis of calm once you have entered the yard. Breakfast was good: high-quality local products served in a comparably small dining... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We cycled here from Furnas and it was initially a little tricky to find. The exterior location isn't exactly charming - it's on a main road, opposite a large modern building and right next to a garage. Oh dear, we thought, this is going to be ghastly - but then we rang the old fashioned bell and the door opened... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed in the last week of May and I have to concur with all the favourable comments listed by previous reviewers. We loved the simplicity of the whole experience and of the three hotels we stayed in whilst in the Azores this was by far our favourite. If you want the 21st Century luxuries such as a tv, radio,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Castel, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visited Sao Miguel to watch whales, we stayed here the first part of may for seven days, a stunning and really unique place, the whole atmosphere is relaxing, with original features all around. We had a room in the Southeast corner which had its own large balcony.On the balcony were two reclining sun chairs and a table and chairs.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Paris, France
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
121 hotel reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Remember staying in this beautiful place some years ago while visiting Sao Miguel. Nice terraces, good views, great room with beautiful rays of light in the morning, beautiful corridors and furniture. All very relaxing. Special place, really.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Beautiful B&B in an old convent. Beautifully restored with tasteful artefacts. When you first walk it your senses are hit by the slightest hint of old incense embedded in the flag stone floor. The rooms in the main building are a good size and we had a good view out over the pool. The pool is a good size with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

It sure is unexpected. Before coming here, I have read the reviews on Tripadvisor with the mixed comments. But with the warm welcome of Manuel and his family, all doubts disappeared. Once the door of the convent opens you do not look at five stars hotel like there are dozens but at a comfortable residence with loads of character. Doors... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We loved it here! Full of character and interest. Big rooms and excellent breakfasts. Not sure where the comments about the beds being uncomfortable come from - we found them fine. Really accommodating owners and the pool is much bigger than we expected. Well worth booking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had a wonderful stay. The building is as described by others inspiring on the inside but not on the outside. Great views from communal terrace and good pool and garden. Wonderful breakfasts and friendly hosts. Stay if you want to experience local colour and tradition rather than a standard hotel. We found the walk into town for local restaurants... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Strasbourg, France
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you have ever dreamed to stay in a convent or monastery then this is the place to go. It is not a conventional hotel at all.The location has got something magic. As expected, the place is quiet and peaceful. The swimming pool is the modern touch. Rooms are rather big and the breakfast is excellent. If you are ready... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Convento de Sao Francisco, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Convento de Sao Francisco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Convento de Sao Francisco

Address: Jardim Antonio Silva Cabral | Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-107, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Convento de Sao Francisco 3*
Also Known As:
El Convento De Sao Francisco Hotel
Convento De Sao Francisco Sao Miguel, Azores

44 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (44)
Room/suite (5)
View from room (2)
Pool/beach area (2)
Hotel & grounds (17)
Dining (1)
Family/play areas (1)
Bathroom (2)
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)


Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Class
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer

    Bookmark for later
    Save Saved
    You added Convento de Sao Francisco to your Saves list