Stayed here for 4 days - and didn't regret a second! We had a room which went to the sea front (better: to the little harbour). It was not too small, clean - but nothing special. All in all - ok. A big plus: the terrace to the sea!
You might expect that you can go to sleep with the calming sound of the sea. But! No way! The very "special" sound of numerous cory's shearwater birdies will kepp you awake. Not very romantic, but they will put a smile on your face. At least, during the first one or two nights...
The only minor drawback was the quality of the breakfast: Terrible "juice", horrible coffee; and - although there's phantastic local jam and/or marmelade - all you get is that "artificial plastic stuff"! So - better switch to tea - or get some real coffee and some local "pasteles" from a pasteleria somewhere in Povoacao ;-)
The service - on the other hand - is extremely friendly and helpful! In our case, they were more than willing to help us to make a reservation for a "real" cozido in a restaurant in Furnas (i.e. not the stuff which most tourist groups get there especially for lunch)! Very nice guys!
The "Hotel do mar" will definitely be our choice for the next time we come to Povoacao!
Ask for one of their sea view rooms! They might be a little bit more expensive, but worth the extra...
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