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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel, newly renovated, very friendly staff, ideal location on beach. Good location on the island as well, pretty central so easy to get around. One of the most beautiful islands we've seen. Can't wait to go back!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is 4km away from a town or shop so be prepared to take taxis if not hiring a car. The beach is right next to the hotel and not busy so a perfect spot to relax. The pool area is also good with plenty of sun loungers and gets the sun pretty much all day. The breakfast is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Pestana Bahia Praia about 10 mins from Vila Franco do Campo by taxi with the intention of this being a dive trip for me and a sightseeing trip for my wife. The hotel is well appointed, it's clean, the staff are friendly and attentive. Our room overlooked the garden with a view to the front of the... More 

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Thank Stuart S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good located hotel, and a very good service. The breakfast is amazing! The bad thing is that they charge you for some things like the security box in the room, or you have to pay for playing billiards. In such an expensive hotel we would prefer to pay a little bit more for the room but not having the... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Great hotel with interesting architecture. Amazing place to "disconnect" from the surrounding. Perfect for relaxing, especially in the pools and the gardens with a privileged view over the Atlantic. Amazing staff, very helpful and attentive. Very good breakfast both in terms of quality and diversity. Overall it is great place to renew energies and to spend some very quality vacation... More 

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1 Thank ruimatos1985
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Dear Guest, thank you very much for your nice review about your stay at Pestana Bahia Praia. This reviews give us the strength and will to go further. Thank you for the nice words about the staff. We would like to host you back again in a near future. With my best Regards, Miguel Metello Area Manager More 

Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Though a bit isolated, very nice property. Right at the beach. Large comfortable suite. Excellent value. Sharp professional staff, accommodating. Food inexpensive and decent. Very nice pool. Was going to stay only single night, cancelled reservation at another hotel and ate 1 night stay to extend here another two nights (yes, that good). Will definitely stay again. Excellent WiFi coverage.

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1 Thank ULQUITO
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Dear Guest, thank you very much for your comment about Pestana Bahia Praia. And what a honor to receive a comment like yours when you mention you extend your stay two more nights. Comments like yours are the fuel for us to carry on. It will be a pleasure for us to receive you back again in a near future.... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Just spent 7 nights at Pestana Bahia Pria. We arrived late and found it difficult to find. They could do with signage from the main road. Room was spacious although a little worn in places (to be expected) but great sea view. Downside the buffet food was lack lustre, although al la carter was ok. Unfortunately there were too few... More 

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1 Thank Victoremanuel1965
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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your opinion about Pestana Bahia Praia with us and with all our potential clients. I’m glad you enjoyed our facilities helpful. Regarding our F&B facilities, I apologize for any inconvenience and promise to solve the problems you highlighted. If the others can do, I’m sure we will also be able to meet our guests... More 

Aveiro District, Portugal
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70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a gorgeous hotel, recently renovated and open less than two months under the Pestana Group flag. The rooms are very spacious, the hotel is beautifully decorated, and is right on the ocean. But... there is nothing in the surroundings. It costs about 25€ per taxi from the airport and 20€ to the capital Ponta Delgada and about 10€... More 

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2 Thank Popcornpaula
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Dear Tripadvisor Reviewer, Thank you very much for your feedback. Your constructive comments about the Food have already been shared with our management team and we promise to focus on improving them. We truly value our Guest constructive comments as they help us to continually monitor and upgrade the quality of our service. About the transport to Ponta Delgada we... More 

Belgium
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Although this hotel has just undergone a minor renovation, You can still see that it's over 30 years old. Everything is always cleaned but the windows are really filthy. You even get the impression that there is a constant fog when you look outside. I think this is due to years of wear and tear. The rooms are very spacious... More 

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3 Thank Kurt D
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Dear Kurt D, Thank you very much for your excellent comments in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is very important to the Pestana Hotel Group and to other guests that consider a trip to Pestana Bahia Praia. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future. Sunny and Green regards from S Miguel. Miguel Metello More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We have returned from staying at this stunning hotel which has been completely refurbished to a very high standard. Our enormous bedrooms could not have been better. The communal lounge areas are tastefully decorated and furnished. The spacious grounds overlook the sea. Loved our holiday.

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Dear Mrs Phillip, Thank you very much for submitting your review about your stay where you share your experience at the Pestana Bahia Praia. Our biggest aim is to ensure memorable holidays to all our dear guests, and your rewarding words are the best incentive for all the team. We look forward to welcome you again. With kind regards, Miguel... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on São Miguel Island, with direct access to the beach "Baia de Água d'Alto" and with clear panoramic view to the Atlantic Ocean, you can find here the harmony and peace that you need for your holidays. São Miguel is the largest island of the archipelago, where more than half of the island's population lives at. Together with Santa Maria Island, São Miguel forms the Eastern Group of the Azores Archipelago. Whether for its proximity to the ocean, as well as for its large outdoor freshwater swimming pool. Every single area of this 4-star hotel was exhaustively planned in order to ensure the communion between elegance and good taste with the environment. The rooms have a balcony and a panoramic view over the ocean, along with the hills. Save some time to admire the exquisiteness that surrounds you. All the spaces were carefully planned in order to make good taste and elegance prevail in a classic and refined atmosphere, in synchrony with the surrounding beauty. This is a resort with a strong affinity to water. This Hotel has at your will a wide range of facilities that include Junior and Senior Suites, restaurants, bars, swimming pool, conference rooms, games rooms, library and reading room, saunas, gym, gardens and areas reserved for banquets, marriages and baptisms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pestana Bahia Praia

Address: | Praia Baía de Água d’Alto, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Bahia Palace)
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Vila Franca do Campo
Price Range: $67 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Bahia Praia 4*
Number of rooms: 101
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Also Known As:
Hotel Bahia Palace
Pestana Bahia Praia Vila Franca Do Campo, Azores - Sao Miguel
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