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Hotel Ocidental

Avenida Dos Baleeiros, Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores 9970-306 , Portugal
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Ranst, Belgium
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was far below expectations. It is very basic : rooms need refurbishing and renewal of the matresses, breakfast offers only bread, cheese and ham, wifi only in the lobby not in the rooms. For bar and resto you need to go next door and also that is basic. The view from the rooms is great and the personel... More 

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Stockholm, Sverige
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

At first this hotel looks quite good. It has probably once been great, with a fantastic location above the open sea. But the beds were stone hard, lamps didn't allow reading in bed, the breakfast was poor and there was a mood of sad neglect. It wasn't expensive, and there is limited competition on this island, but still...

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I don't like to write negative reviews but I wouldn't recommend people to stay here. It would be ok for a 2 star hotel if the place at least would be clean, but our bath room smelled quiet bad and later on I noticed they didn't even clean it. Dirty spots everywhere, towels didn't smell too fresh,... and we never... More 

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Ostend, Belgium
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32 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

With only 3 hotels on the tiny Island and this a two star hotel (only one bookable left) i was prepared for the worst! Luckily it wasn't that bad! I think it can only get 2 stars since everything is very old and tired (furniture) and needs an urgent update. The whole atmosphere, also the Island itself, feels like we... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We think the owner has lost interest and should really pass it on to his family, the views are stuuning, the room was adequate but very dark and needed updating urgently. there is one person who seems to do everything, taxi, reception, kitchen and if necessary the rooms. it is all very tired. The restaurant next door is quite good... More 

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United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

We stayed in 7 hotels during our recent trip to the Azores and this was by far the worst and below the standard that we had expected even after reading the reviews on Trip-advisor. We arrived after a somewhat eventful flight at this Hotel - one day late thank goodness as our trip the previous day had been cancelled due... More 

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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10 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

We stayed in Hotel Ocidental for one week. The hotel is in bad shape; walls burst, the elevator doesn't work and the swimmingpool has no water since years. The rooms are fine, just as the location, but the shape of the hotel is poor! The breakfast is very simple (bread, cheese, ham and honey) and every day the same. Even... More 

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Funchal
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

This place has seen better days and was awfully run down. It was damp, cold and unwelcoming. We regrettably had to leave.

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Moscow, RF
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

stayed in this hotel for 4 nights in August 2009. the room and bathroom are spacious. all rooms overlook the ocean. The staff is welcoming and nice, always ready to help. Special thanks to Sonya and Carina (girls at the reception desk). The location is good. just a 5 min walk from the airport and gas station. And just 2... More 

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Lisbon - Portugal
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2007

I have just returned from the Island of Flores in the archipelago of Azores. I stayed two nights in the hotel Ocidental. Some publications state it as a three star hotel, others as a two star hotel. I would say rather two than three. The hotel was inaugurated in 1992, therefore it may still be considered new. Front desk personnel... More 

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