This is one of the best hotels I ever visited, and belive me, I have seen everything from Marriott and Shangri-La to bed and breakfast, all over the world. This is just one of those experiences that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Firstly: The personell have a nice way of geting you to feel your self welcomed and taken good care of. The facilities and rooms are always clean well treated, thanks to a wonderfull cleaning staff! Personnel is always taking good care of you, with a smile and a good sence of humor! The reception: Just excellent. What ever problem or question you'll through at them, They'll surprise you with a fast, correct and helpfull answer. The staff, serving you at breakfast and dinner: They are just amaizing, I have never seen a table been cleaned and put up again, that fast, and with a precision that is stunning. And this with a smile and a friendly word in their back pocket The Sauna: As a Finnish sitizen I naturaly looked at the sauna! :) And this is the best part! I dear to say that this sauna represents a true Finnish sauna experience to the extend that you allmost forgot that you where on Sao Miguel and in a 4 star hotel. It is a wonderfull sauna. A true Finnish "mökki" sauna (Mökki = cottage). I almost dear to say that not many Finns have such a good Sauna at their homes even. The Sauna "Manager", a lovely man. A little bit shy but so warm and helpfull, is the same thing as we have a sauna elf in Finland. Doing a greate job. The Kitchen: Produces variable and Very good nutrition food. We eat at the hotel for 8 nights and did not eat 2 times the same food at the dinner. Well done! The Pool area is always so clean and fresh, thanks to the guy that is there as soon as the sun raises and starts to do his tricks. :)
The spirit of all the hotel personnel is outstanding. I Just hope that they are payed accordingly!? ;)
We stayed at the hotell in the beginning of July 2012, for 8 nights. We had a rental car and a BIG room, to our dispousal! :) We just loved it! The location is perfect if you want to explore the iland by car. If you visit the iland, please take at least 1 night at the hotel, It's worth it!!
Anyone that would like to have more information or advices, please contact me over either facebook or LinkedIn.
Best regards and a BIG thank you to the Hotel personnel, Johan Halvarsson + family, Porvoo, Finland
We'll be back! :)
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bahia Palace Vila Franca Do Campo, Azores - Sao Miguel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and friendly service with a matching class facilities, the Bahia Palace, was born between the green of nature and the blue sea lies a short distance from the beach Água d'Alto, Vila Franca do Campo. With 101 rooms (85 Junior Suites, 5 Senior Suites, 10 Standard and 1 Presidential Suite), our rooms have balconies and panoramic views of sea and mountains. The room is equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, mini bar, safe and closet and full bathroom with hairdryer. After a tour day at S.Miguel island you can dine or drink in one of our restaurants, "D.Henrique", "Jardim" and Bar "Americano". We offer the tranquility and peace that our customers deserve, with the mark of distinction and outstanding quality of our services. The HOTEL BAHIA PALACE offers their guests a wide range of leisure activities, of land, aquatic and nautical nature.•Cleaning Service GOLF SHOES (Free of Charge)•Massage Service•Outward swimming pool, with bar service and light snacks•Direct access to the beach, the best of Sao Miguel Island, by its location at the bay, where the sea is always calm and mild water temperature•The Chapel, erected on the hotel gardens, a replication of the Azorean traditional churches of the XVI century•Two tennis courts•Games rooms (billiards, table tennis, bridge and others •Gymnasium•Sauna•Guided walking trails to discover the Azorean beauties•Dolphin & whale watching. ... more less
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