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“A welcome break near Velas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Quinta do Canavial

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Quinta do Canavial
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Velas, Sao Jorge, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Velas B&B and Inns
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“A welcome break near Velas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2006

This is a rustic establishment and as such does not have every luxury, yet the welcome was warm and the breakfast what you might expect in the Azores. The pool was fine. There were lots of deck chairs and parasols around. The owners gave a lift from town and picked up other members of our party.

A good stay, overall

  • Stayed August 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2006

The Quinta do Canavial is a guesthouse with a great view, but a part from this, everything was dismissed and bad cared for.

The room was small, the shower was rusty and without windows, the garden was dry and not well mantained.
The rooms' furniture are very old and old fashioned with no care for details at all.
Every evening our room was inhabited by different insects (bees, etc...)

The B&B managers don't speak a lot of English and they have been quite unfriendly and sometimes even rude.

The breakfast was very poor: the variety was large: cheese, jogurt, jams, bread, tea... but the quality of the food was really very poor. This is a serious turn off on an island where people spend most of the day trekking around the island so the breakfast becomes the main meal of the day. The Quinta is supposed to have also a resturant, but when we asked to have dinner we've been answered with no explanation "no".

The swimming pool is surrounded by concrete and you can't walk there without shoes, further there are no trees around it. for this reason during our stay we never found any people using it.
In the whole area there are not nice place for a rest, there are just some old and rusted chairs under the sun here and there.

In the end we can reccomend other tourists to stay in a hotel to get a good service or in another Quinta to get some "family feeling". Here at the Canavial unfortunately the result was a mix of the worse aspects of the two kind of accomodations.

It's really a pity that such a place is managed so badly, but we can't really suggest it to anyone who wants to spend a relaxing and nice holiday to go there.

Next time we hope to find a better solution to enjoy our stay on this island that for the rest is very beautiful and deserves a visit.

At least the bad experience at the Canavial allowed us to spend more time dwelling around the fajas and hills of Sao Jorge.

Our suggestion is: visit the island but stay elsewhere!

  • Liked — the sight
  • Disliked — people, breakfast, rooms, service
  • Tips/Secrets — wait untill it changes the management!
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Quinta do Canavial

Address: Velas, Sao Jorge, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Jorge > Velas
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Velas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Quinta do Canavial 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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Also Known As:
Quinta Do Canavial Sao Jorge/Velas

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