We stayed during low low season 7 nights at Hotel Vila Nova - Ponta Delgada.
Excellent value for money, comfortable room/bathroom with all amenities. WiFi was better in the bathroom then in the room itself on the 4th floor. Balcony was on the south. When you have a car, can recommend the use of the protected parking lot. Although hotel is in the flightpath to the nearby airport, noise level was acceptable, which inter alia applies to a lot more hotels in the same area. B/F buffet, pretty standard, was good and sufficient with fresh bread and croissants. Hint: ask for coffee from the espresso machine, rather then the coffee from the automat. Dinner - the expected buffet was not on - for the only one in the restaurant in the evening, was in all aspects, below level. The only drawback that we experienced. But there are sufficient affordable alternatives within easy walking distance. All in all: highly recommended at the right price, for which the internet is the best advisor to compare and book.Rob - NL, January 2014