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“Extraordinary - Best hotel experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Solar do Conde
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua do Rosario 36 | Capelas, Sao Miguel 9545142, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #15 of 40 Hotels in Sao Miguel
Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Extraordinary - Best hotel experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Solar do Conde is simply unbelievable. The best hotel in São Miguel to spend your holidays. It is surrounded by nature. You can feel cool sensations, be relaxed and be independent – the villas are fantastic and offer everything you may need. Are so comfortable, you feel like home. Very good location to get every nice spots on the island. We recommend the included breakfast, served by the pool side, listening good music and getting ready for another fantastic day in this amazing island. The menu’s restaurant is pretty good, also offering good wines and the food is very very good. Very kind and professional staff, always providing a wonderful experience to the guests, always two steps ahead. We have stayed at the most prestigious hotels in the world and Solar do Conde, although more simple, has been one of our greatest experience.

  • Stayed April 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

A little bit of paradise..!! Lovely place... Great food.. Wonderful atmosphere.!! I can only say that if you whant to spend your vacations in São Miguel, there is only one place you can stay.. And that place is Solar do Conde.!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Refinement, simplicity, elegance, nature ..! A paradise that brings to you a peace unmatched. The hotel atmosphere is unique.

The service is personalized and very professional. The employees are very helpful, attend to all your needs. The breakfast is very complete and is served poolside. The restaurant has a friendly and professional service, the food is fantastic!

The gardens are beautiful and well maintained - and you can book an amazing outdoors massage, and the hotel’s dog is so friendly, playful and wonderful with children!

The villas are very comfortable and super clean, with a simple décor but elegant.

There is no other place to be in San Miguel - This is the place!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Paris
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The hotel is situated in Capelas, a small town on the north coast just 10 by car from Ponta Delgada and its airport. It has been set up on the grounds of an old farm and features a sub-tropical garden of impressive size.

We have spent 4 nights in one of the bungalows, that are all spacious and nicely situated. Sola do Conde is also a hotel, featuring a restaurant and a nice pool area (where there is free WiFi).

Sola do Conde has set up Barbeque areas in between the bungalows; there is even a little place with chicken, a goat and a nosy peacock (that checks out the premises in the evening).

The equipment of our appartment was not brand new, but the spacious rooms, lovely terrace and gardens as well as the friendliness of the staff largely made up for this.

On such a small island location almost does not matter. The north coast of Saõ Miguel has a lot to offer and is very easy to travel by car.

Altogether we have spent nice and quiet days in Sola do Conde and can really recommend a stay in one of their bungalows for hassle-free holidays. The possibility of preparing your own food is a plus on the island - as fish, vedge and other local produce are really, really modestly priced everywhere. What about preparing a 1 kg fish purchased for just 4 Euros ...?

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sweden
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stayed in a spacious bungalow at this peaceful hotel. The garden is fairly large and beautiful, although not full of well-tended flower borders. More of a forest.
The kitchenette has a microwave and "hotplates" , which we had to ask to be able to operate! Worked very well, but somehow one got the impression that one really wasn't expected to do much cooking. But we managed fine, although I would have preferred to have a dish cloth instead of a table cloth!
We had contact with three "receptionists", but only one of them spoke more than very little English. On the other hand, she was most helpful; gave as salt, papper and washing-up-liquid for our kitchen, booked a whale watching trip etc.
The location is fine if you have a car or intend to spend most of your time at the hotel (which wouldn't be wrong).
However, this is a good hotel!

Room Tip: Bunglaow no 126, whre we stayed is a bit at the back and has a "back door view" of a nice...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Roma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

An excellent solution for those who don't fancy crowded, modern city hotels. You can enjoy the true Azorean spirit in this charming and peaceful place, surrounded by a huge garden. I stayed with my boyfriend for 4 days in one of the small apartments (bungalows) within the garden. The accommodation was comfortable, well equipped and clean. Fridge, TV and hairdryer provided. The furnishings were simple but practical. Daily clean service.
The Solar includes a small swimming pool and a breakfast room. In the same place is located a fine restaurant serving typical Portuguese and Azorean dishes. Taking into consideration the quality and the variety of the food, as well as the kindness of the personnel, we deem it was the best restaurant we have visited in Sao Miguel. If you ever take the chance to eat there, don't forget to choose the flamboyant pineapple!!
The only one black mark was for the poor breakfast. Make sure you wake up early if you don't want to go hungry!
We were looking for a place easy to reach by car, but far from the busy Ponta Delgada. In comparison with the south coast of Sao Miguel, the place is much more peaceful and the way to Capelas is better than the road towards Vila Franca do Campo. Strongly suggested.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

Fantastic holidays with friendly staff and in company with nature. Really nice place, i recommend 100%.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua do Rosario 36 | Capelas, Sao Miguel 9545142, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 40 Hotels in Sao Miguel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Solar do Conde 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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