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Miradouro Da Papalva Guest House Inn

Ramal Salazar No. 13 | Sao Joao Pico Azores, Sao Joao, Pico 9930-427, Portugal
Miradouro Da Papalva Guest House Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautifully located guest house. The staff are warm, friendly and always willing to lend you a hand, be it driving you to a place, picking you up from the airport or giving a recommendation for a restaurant or boat trip. The house itself is really pretty, with comfortable rooms, a small but nicely laid out garden and multiple outdoor eating/relaxing... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This guesthouse is really a good place to start from for your exploring of Pico. Rosairinha was so very helpfull that we felled immediately at home. She also booked our whalewatching and mountainclimbing. We had a great stay. We hope to come back one day. We had troubles with the bank and she and her son fixed it for us,... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We've never felt so warmly welcome in a hotel before. John and Pamela are fantastic, they are enthusiastic and really want you to enjoy your stay at the Azores. John's barbecue chicken is great and he can show you the best places of Pico. And after a long day, you can relax in the Jacuzzi. We strongly recommand this place!

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Kotka, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

In this guest house you are not just a customer, you are part of the family. The guesthouse itself is in beatifull location and the owners are wonderful people. Just the place where you want to spend your precious holiday! :)

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

this is way more than just a place to stay. From even months before our trip, John was helping find our family roots/geneology, and helping us plan to make the best experience on Pico. John and Pam extend themselves to be completely at their guests' disposal. We were with a large family group (10 people) and John found extra rooms,... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

What a wonderful place this is. We had such a great time staying there for almost a week. The suite Sophia is huge and offers a great view of the coast. We had doplhins and whales almost everytime we looked at the sea. John and Pamela are great hosts - their hospitality could not be better. John has so many... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had a great time exploring Pico while staying with John and Pamela. The house is very nice but the people make the difference. John’s local knowledge and other stories are extensive and he’s glad to share them with you. The owners pride themselves in caring for their guests. The rooms are comfortable and pleasant. You can use the large... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I admit that I am guilty of being one of the thousands that only takes from on line reviews and never gives back, EXCEPT now. John & Pam at Miradouro Da Papalva and the brilliant adventures that they facilitated when my family and I were on Pico have inspired me to finally give back. You have no reason to read... More 

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Auburn, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

What a gem! You can't find a better Guest House! John & Pam are wonderful people. You feel right at home when you meet them. We stayed in the Sophia Room. What a view! Our bedroom and living room had balconies with a great view of the town and the ocean. You are in walking distance to town, close to... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Host John provided great advice and directions as well as a nice room. It was conveniently close to the whaling trips we took out of Lajes. Only a couple of English channels on the cable TV, but a nice DVD library to make up for it. A good value, and charming ambiance. We particularly appreciated John's dining tips.

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