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Hotel do Mar
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Goncalo Velho, Povoacao, Sao Miguel 9650-411, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Povoacao
Bratislava, Slovakia
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“nice hotel with great personal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Nice place with beautiful view, helpful staff (no problem with serving breakfast at 6 am, printing maps or any other help), parking places directly in front of the hotel, clean rooms, simple but really tasty breakfast (including local cheese, fruits, cakes).

The position directly at the ocean was cool, in the end of our vacation (beginning of September) we were one day the only two people at the whole beach until 4 pm.

Having car is helpful. One can also plan trips not for weekend, while the bus connection is poor during the weekend :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Staff are friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable (except for small lumpy pillows). No safe or minibar but we didn't have a problem with losing valuable or getting drinks. Great view from balcony although construction on the harbour wall made sleeping in difficult!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The hotel Do Mar was perfect for us in May. Quiet,friendly staff,excellent breakfast,free parking in front and lovely views from our balcony. The price was right too! Povoacao is acute little town with spectacular views from the road to Furnas and the Nordeste. If you are looking for nightlife you stay in Ponta Delgada!

Room Tip: In May apparently the quiet season no problem getting a seaside balcony
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Very nice situated with ocean view. Rooms are clean and simple. We missed a refridgerator in the room. The hotel is an hour drive from the airport. Friendly personnel. In the neighbourhood of the hotel are 3 restaurants, Toronto a noite, Jardim and a restaurant near the harbour.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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15 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

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!

Room Tip: Ask for one of their sea view rooms! They might be a little bit more expensive, but worth the extra...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Grouw, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The hotel is a bit out of the way, but very pretty and with a nice setting on the waterfront. We didn't book a seaview room, but got one anyway. The view was wonderful. Rooms are nothing special, but clean and spacious and with a good size balcony.
There's not much to do or see in Povacao, but if you have a car anything is within easy reach and it's nice coming back to this quiet hotel after a busy day. There's a nice little swimming pool and a delightful jaccuzzi. Breakfast buffet with a lot of choice.
Very good price/quality.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel do Mar

Address: Rua Goncalo Velho, Povoacao, Sao Miguel 9650-411, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Povoacao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Povoacao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel do Mar 3*
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Hotel Do Mar Sao Miguel/Povoacao, Azores

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