We stayed for three nights at the Pousada as part of a package. Hotels of this quality (and price) are not our personal favourites, but we were delighted with the room and its view over Horta harbour and Pico. The restaurant was excellent for its breakfast buffet, and we had one meal there which we thoroughly enjoyed (though there is better value to be had elsewhere). The staff were efficient and discreet, thoroughly professional; when my wife had a problem the duty manager was excellent in his response and very understanding.
I noticed one review saying they felt the Pousada was "soulless": in comparison to other places we have stayed this hotel was delightful. There may be other rooms that did not come up to the standard of ours, but I can only speak from our own experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pousada da Horta is located in a 16th-century fortress, which was classified a National Monument in 1947. This Pousada offers panoramic views over Pico Island and its famous marina. The modern rooms have been finished with contemporary touches, including Wi-Fi and cable TV. Guests can relax in the spacious en suite bathrooms and the towelling robes provided. Pousada da Horta, Forte de Santa Cruz has its own restaurant, which serves a wide range of local dishes and a buffet breakfast. Guests can also take refreshments from the bar onto the terrace to admire the views. The Faial Airport is just 10 km from the Pousada. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada Da Horta, Forte De Sta. Cruz Faial Island