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Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Infante D. Henrique 103, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-764, Portugal
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Ranked #10 of 24 hotels in Ponta Delgada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

pros: great breakfast, very clean everywhere, good value. cons: no other food except for breakfast, average rooms with hard mattress, air conditioning didn't heat the room. the hotel needs to have some renovation. would stay there for the price and breakfast, not for the quality.

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San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was OK. Excellent location in the city centre next to restaurants, shops, etc. Clean rooms, comfortable beds but not the pillows. Breakfast was OK but it is not a 4 star aparthotel as advertised. If you are looking for a 4 star there are others nearby but the price is higher, of course.

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Turin, Italy
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119 reviews 119 reviews
46 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

We choose to stay here for our holiday because it was a good compromise considering we were two couples and we rent an apartment and a normal room. Both of them where very big with a lot of space for people and luggages. The apartment had a living room with a round table and a small kitchen with everything you... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

When we arrived at 4pm our room was not ready. Luckily harbour was very near full of restaurants. Room was very dark, like a cellar one third was under ground, two small windows to the cortyard. When we asked that can we change the room, receptionist grinned and said: "no, entire island is fully booked". No wifi in rooms but... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The good: - Location next to the city center - Shopping and restaurants next door - Apartments are spacious with a functional kitchen - Friendly staff - Good breakfast including a variety of food: omelette, sausage, cereals, fruits, yogurt, pastries, chesses, coffee, fruit juice, etc. - TV service includes a good selection of channels, locals and international The bad: -... More

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London, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Gaivota for 12 nights in late March and early April (2013). After reading other reviews we booked this hotel for the first 3 nights of our trip and were so happy with it that we spent our entire visit there. Arriving from Canada at 7:30 am we needed an early check-in and this was easily... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

When looking for a hotel to stay for a week, I looked for something right on the marina, with 2 bedrooms (for 3 of us), a kitchenette and a favourable price. We were not disappointed. The room was large, clean, plenty of hot water (and extra towels! Thank-you!), lovely breakfasts with fresh buns, meat and pineapple (and eggs!) pleasant staff... More

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very friendly, helpful and nice staff! We felt absolutely spoilt during our period of residence at the Gaivota. Rooms are moody and large, with bathtub and balcony. The marina at the center of Ponta Delgada is directly towards the hotel. Unsnobby atmosphere, very different from the hotel you find a few metres further out down the street. BEST WISHES &... More

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
3 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We have been to St Michael on three vacations but it was our first stay at the Gaivota at the suggestion of our travel agent and some friends. I specifically chose it because we prefer an apartment or condo to a hotel room. The apartments in St Michael often offer more space than the hotel rooms and have a kitchen... More

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Boston, MA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We may have been just very lucky by scoring a sea-view room where the bedroom faced the yard rather than the street. Our friends' bedroom was a bit noisy facing the street. Ours was great - a large living room and a large bedroom, with a long balcony overlooking the pier and the ocean. The staff was friendly and helpeful,... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota Ponta Delgada, Azores - Sao Miguel
Address: Avenida Infante D. Henrique 103, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-764, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Ponta Delgada
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 24 hotels in Ponta Delgada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the centre of Ponta Delgada and next to Portas Do Mar, this hotel offers panoramic views of the marina right in the capital of the Azores Archipelago.All rooms at Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota have wooden floors and elegant furnishings. Each of the air-conditioned rooms features a cable TV, and a minibar. Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the privacy of their room, while using the free internet. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafes with terraces. Packed lunches are also available. The ocean pools of Ponta Delgada and the city's public pools are less than 50 meters away. Ponta Delgada Airport is 3 km away, and the hotel offers a car rental service on site. Currently the Hotel puts at your disposal nuptial apartments T1 Vip, T1, T2, rooms, apartments and a nuptial suite, bar and a conference room and expositions. ... more   less 
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