We stayed at Pensão Francisca for two weeks in October. As a young family with a 4-month old baby, we really enjoyed our stay and couldn’t have asked for kinder, more welcoming hosts. Franziska’s breakfasts were absolutely delicious, and we loved her freshly baked breads, homemade bircher muesli, homegrown fruit and veggies (the best avocado I’ve ever tasted!) and eggs from the chickens that roam happily around the farm. Both Franziska and Christian have a wonderful energy, and they are doing what they love - their passion for organic farming and sustainable living made us really appreciate the beauty and the unique environment of Santa Maria. They gave us a lot of tips and ideas for what to do on the island and how to be best prepared for the changeable weather. Our baby girl had a wonderful time too, and the room was very comfortable for her, had a large bath, and a cozy cot to sleep in. Thank you Franziska and Christian for having us. We really hope we can come back someday and maybe even be your neighbours. From Douglas, Anastasia and Delphy …
Pensao Francisca was an excellent 3-night stay on our trip. Franziska and Christian were so polite and organized with everything for our check-in and check-out. We felt well taken care of and they made great recommendations for restaurants and activities. Breakfast was excellent each morning - our best on the island and such a pleasant start to each day. The bedroom and bathroom was clean and well appointed for a very comfortable stay. Finally, the property itself is such a charming place to come home to each night and spend time in the garden and patio. Would highly recommend it and would stay here again.
Very large rooms and private baths. Wonderful breakfast each morning. Very convenient location between the downtown area and the best beach(Praia Formosa) in all of the Azores. Great hosts! Would definitely stay here again.
It was such a pleasure to stay at Pensao Francisca. The hospitality is impeccable and there could not have been better accommodations. Not to mention, the breakfast was so great! We would not hesitate to stay here again for our next visit to Santa Maria. We cannot thank Christian and Franziska enough for everything!
We stayed for three nights. Our room was nice and the owners are a wonderful couple, very helpful and accommodating. Breakfast was a great spread with handmade bread, bircher muesli, cold meats, eggs, cheeses and many different jams and spreads. We would definitely recommend staying here.