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Hotel Marina
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Rua Eng Manuel Antonio Martins Mota | Vinha d`Areia, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-029, Portugal   |  
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West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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“Beautiful area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Great beaches great atmosphere. Best views Vila Franca is a gorgeous area. All on walking disc trance party all times with an aqua park right outside the door must try to food at local restaurants , and don't forget to get the quijadas the Vila right down the street

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for the end of our honey moon in S. Miguel. We asked for a room with a seeview and on the second or third floor. We got one on the second floor. The room is very good and big and the varanda is huge with a beautiful view to the beach, the marina and the bay of Vila Franca do Campo. We parked there, with no charges. We loved the breakfast and the amability of all the staff. Vila Franca do Campo, and probably the Azores, is like Portugal used to be many,many years ago. So, some things have to be faced from that point of view. That is a place of quiet times, where time goes slow, and that is good so we had time to fully enjoy this beautiful island. This hotel was the perfect place to explore the rest of the island in a rented vehicle, and come every evening to enjoy a good meal, in a restaurant nearby, or enjoy the beach just 1 minute away! Lovely! We also used a hotel voucher to enjoy a whale watching trip with Terra Azul, that operates right form the Marina! All there!!! At the end we didn't even visit Ponta Delgada, since the country and the views in S. Miguel are so fabulous, we didn't have time for a city!

Room Tip: 2nd and 3third floor, with a sea view!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Göteborg, Sverige
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Nice hotel, friendly staff, great location. Very clean, not the best breakfast, really hard beds and no fridge in the room.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

We stayed at this hotel in Feb 2010, the off season for two weeks and were at times the only guests at the hotel. The staff were superbly friendly and the views and location are fantastic. The pool looks lovely but it was too cold at that time of the year.
The cleanliness was a main concern as our room wasn't vacuumed properly if at all and the carpets were old and dirty. They also didn't make up our beds and the bed linen was only changed once in two weeks. The room furniture was very basic but adequate.

In the summer, the staff said the area is extremely noisy, as the boardwalk along the ocean is dirctly below the balcony, the huge aquatic centre is right next door with music and entertainment until late and the hotel bar open.

We could hear teenagers right below our balcony on the weekends and I would go there again in the off season, but not in the summer.

The location and views are fantastic. The little cafe in the marina serves great food and coffee and is a nice place to sit in the sun and people watch.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

I found everyone that works there friendly and helpful. Very clean

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  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Marina

Address: Rua Eng Manuel Antonio Martins Mota | Vinha d`Areia, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-029, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Vila Franca do Campo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Vila Franca do Campo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Hotel Marina Vila Franca Do Campo, Azores - Sao Miguel

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