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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
Moscow, Russia
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31 hotel reviews
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We recently came back from Solar do Conde and had a great time. If you are looking for a place that is quiet then this is the place to be. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and everything was perfect. All the flaws (of which there were few) were eliminated very quickly. Spacious and clean bungalow is equipped with a bathroom and kitchenette. Well-kept garden and a small "zoo".
Bungalow choose starting with the number 117. In this case the bungalow will be with a separate entrance and a barbecue facilities.
Free wi-fi (pool area), free parking, free BBQ with firewood.
Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed September 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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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Solar do Conde offers a excellent place to stay on Sao Miguel. We had a nice, big bungalow for just the two of us. Just a 20 minute drive from Ponta Delgada but Capelas is a much quieter area and therefor a lovery place to stay. We cooked are own meals and had some romantic dinners with a beautiful view.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Preganziol, Italy
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in August 2013. The hotel is located on a quite side of the Island of San Miguel in the Azores Archipelago. Location and ambience are excellent. Bungalows rooms extremely clean and confortable. Seems to live in a old town. Very nice. Free wifi at the restaurant and at the pool ( perfect for a splash after a whole day visiting the island). Breakfast is superb with local fresh products. We really enjoyed our stay. Staff helpfull and ready to assist you in any occasion. A suggestion could be to offer free transportation from and to the airport. (About 15 minutes away). We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to San Miguel.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grembergen
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We rented a small appartment and were very pleased. You have a seperate bathroom, sleeping room and living/kitchen room. Ideal for us who travelled with a little baby. Also a shop was nearby and we tried also one evening the restaurant which was fine too.

It is located 20 minutes from the capital, however I found it a good and less crowed place than the capital. Disadvantage is that if you want to eat something outside you have less possibilities and easily take the car to go to the capital or Rib. Grande to eat something. For other attractions on the island it really doesn't matters so much where you are staying as it is not that large and you easily reache the other part of the island after 1,5 hour driven.

Breakfast was ok, however I got the impression that once a kind of bread was all taken, it was not refilled. Also the knowledge of english is not that well at the reception, but it depends on the person that is on duty that day.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oeiras, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The hotel is absolutely stunning. Perfect surrondings, beautifull villas, amazing restaurant, charming and cozy. The service is perfect, professional and really kind staff. The gardens are stuning and perfects for a relaxing late afternoon. The island is beautifull! its special nature with a bright green all around that envolves anyone who visit the island.

  • Stayed June 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Beautiful garden and elegant buildings. Beautiful landscape with Good views of S. Miguel. Accommodation and breakfast were average. The Staff were Helpful and friendly. The restaurant had terribly cooked food. Intenet was available only in breakfast room or near the pool.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

A narrow open gate through a high stone wall along a busy street leads into an unusual resort. After entering into a small parking area, you see the office building straight ahead, a garden then a row of apartments to the left, the old manor home and restaurant/bar to the left. Behind the office building are a pool, stand-alone bungalows, and a very large formal garden with many plants and trees in the back of the property. This quiet and secluded retreat was a welcome contrast to the chaotic activity of the city of Capelas.

We had confirmed reservations for four nights in what had been called a bungalow. We were disappointed in the very basic accommodation, with extremely poor lighting and uncomfortable furniture. It was only later that evening when we walked around the property that we realized we had not been given the accommodation we had booked, but one of the apartment units. The woman at the desk said that the bungalows were all occupied, but when we reminded her that we had reservations for four nights and showed her the printout with the reservation details, she said we could move into a bungalow after the first night.

After that poor introduction to the Solar Do Conde, we had a wonderful stay. The bungalows are about 500 sq ft, with large rooms, very comfortable beds, lovely tile, and adequate kitchenware for the simple breakfasts and packed lunches we made. We were in Bungalow #125, which was in a particularly quiet location adjacent to the private gardens. The air temperature was perfect and it was lovely to open the many large windows to enjoy the fresh air and soft bird calls. The beautiful garden was a relaxing place for a stroll. And, after our initial issue was resolved, we felt the staff went out of their way to be pleasant and helpful.

We ate dinner at the nice and reasonably priced restaurant and enjoyed their special regional meals (soup, main course, dessert, wine, coffee) each evening. The small restaurant is beautiful and intimate and eating there was a peaceful end to our active days on Sao Miguel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Solar do Conde

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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