I travel a lot and really can compare with different hotels - from design hostels to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This tiny hotel is the best place I have ever stayed in! Spent 3 nights here traveling with my mom and she has the same opinion about the hotel.
You definitely need a car to get there and it's not very easy to be found without navigation, but you can send an email and they will send you the map back. Povoacao is a small town (or even a village) to the east from Furnas, kind of 20 minutes by car. You will feel Azorean countryside, smell fresh air, enjoy the view from the windows - it can be sea (a bit far, but anyway it's the sea) or mountains.
Quinta Atlantis is a small farm with some ducks, chickens, goats and a donkey :) The donkey moans a lot, ducks and chickens give fresh eggs for breakfast and you will also be offered fresh goat cheese in the morning. The breakfasts are very local and all the food is very fresh - very tasty!
There is a garden for sunbathing, room for kids with toys and ancient school tables, cosy living room, another one upstairs, and you are welcome to serve yourself with tea or coffee and local snacks any time.
The design of the hotel is so amazing! All the rooms are themed, the whole house is renovated as if it is a home, not a hotel. Very stylish, very authentic, very fresh - you want to spend time there and wander through the house and observe every corner.
Beds are so comfortable, you sleep like a baby, and the bathrooms are brand new, big, cozy and stylish. There's an option for a kind of air conditioning to warm the room (if you need) and many pillows and additional blankets - this summer isn't very hot.
Staff is just perfect! Leslie, the lady who looks after the place, welcomes guests and serves breakfasts, is a real jewel! Very friendly, helpful, energetic, she will advise on sightseeings and non-tourist beautiful places, and it's a real pleasure to talk to her. Leslie is an amateur artist and you might want to ask her to show or sell you some of her paintings. Right now she has only couple of big ones, but maybe there will be some small paintings - seems like a perfect souvenir from Sao Miguel!
Also you want to ask Leslie to tell about the house - it has a story and you will appreciate staying in such a place.
There is also a guy who looks after the farm itself, and that's it - sometimes the owner, Miss Adelie, comes to the hotel for a few days/weeks and if you are lucky to be there at the same time, you will enjoy her company as well.
The whole perception is like you are at home, or you are a guest enjoying real hospitality.
I very rarely come back to the same place (only when traveling for business), but Quinta Atlantis is my love now :) looking forward to staying here again!
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Thank you very much for your comments. Guy and I, Leslie and Eduardo are very happy knowing that you enjoyed your stay at the Quinta.
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Nothing is perfect but all our efforts are made for the wellbeing of our guests and to make their vacation a wonderful moment with us.
Hope to see you another time in the beautiful green island of São Miguel!
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