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Pensao Francisca

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Brejo de Baixo | Almagreira, Santa Maria 9580-014, Portugal
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Wareham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Great place, great location, great rooms, and extraordinary hosts! Christian and Franziska love what they do, and we are the ones who benefitted! They truly made every effort to make our stay comfortable and rewarding. Franziska creates a breakfast of fabulous tastes, while Christian took his time to direct us to all the scenic sights on the island; arrange a... More 

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Azorean-Spirit, Owner at Pensao Francisca, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us - it was a great pleasure to have you at our place and help to make your stay as joyful as possible, if you are happy we are as well :) More 

Suva, Fiji
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I spent 3 delightful days with Christian & Franziska whilst on a diving trip to Santa Maria. The room was very spacious, comfortable and modern with an excellent shower. Christian & Franziska are very helpful hosts and the breakfast was perfect - especially the Bircher muesli which I would have been happy eating all day. I made friends with a... More 

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Azorean-Spirit, Owner at Pensao Francisca, responded to this review

Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed our place and breakfast! We are looking forward to see you next year having more Bircher Muesli ;) More 

Framingham, MA
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This great little enclave has 3 rooms in the main house as well as a small cottage for rent. It is perfect for a group (like our woodwind quintet - traveling and playing concerts in the Azores), families, or equally perfect for individuals. The breakfast is quite varied with lots of traditional swiss offerings including bircher muesli, cold cuts and... More 

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Azorean-Spirit, Owner at Pensao Francisca, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and thank you for choosing our place to stay. You were a great fun group and we enjoyed very much hosting you. Hope to see you again some day. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The hosts of Pansao Francisca go out of their way to make your stay with them as comfortable, fun and well-fed as possible. The location is bucolic, the rooms spacious and comfortable and the breakfast wonderful. Francisca and Christian were warm and gracious hosts from our first arrival through our last goodbyes. From what we could observe of the larger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying with Francesca and Christian this summer in our own lovely little cottage, next to their home for three days. We had everything we could ask for, even towels for a swim at the beach. Christian was helpful with suggestions for interesting places to go and Francesca created huge delicious breakfasts with ingredients from their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Large and comfortable room in a modern and clean house with warm and generous hosts. Amazing breakfast kept us going all day. E-bike rental a big bonus on this beautiful but very hilly island. Highly recommended.

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Milan, Italy
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When I was considering where to stay at Santa Maria Island, a TripAdviser reviewer steered me in the direction of Pensao Francisca, for which and to whom, I am most obliged. I hope that with my little note I might be able to help somebody else. Francisca and Christian’s property is located around the middle of the island. It is... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Once you find this spot which is up a very narrow side road you discover the distant couple that run it. The room is large clean and empty. No TV radio DVD player and no access to any form of entertainment (except your computer) in the house. The breakfast was certainly the highlight of our stay. It was delicious with... More 

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Azorean-Spirit, Inhaber at Pensao Francisca, responded to this review

Thank you for your review even though we are surprised that we didn't meet your expectations. It can be tricky to find our place, therefore 3-2 days ahead of arriving, we send instructions how to find our B&B – in 99% our guests find our place without any problems. The access street to our place is approx. 4.5 m wide... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Francisca and Christian are lovely and very helpful. The house, newly built , is confortable with lovely views on the countryside and top notch bathrooms. Is is located outside Vila do Porto so it is better to have a car. Rooms are on the first floor with a small loundge with wifi and a welcoming cat. Breakfast is wonderful with... More 

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Rockville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After staying here for four nights recently, we can now fully appreciate all the rave reviews on this site. As so many other reviewers have said, Francisca and Christian are amazing hosts, who always make sure you have everything you need and cheerfully help with information and requests. The location is in a quiet, rural area centrally located on Santa... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersGold level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our B&B Pensao Francisca is located close by the village of Almagreira, VPT on Santa Maria island, Azores. On the first floor, we rend three spacious modern rooms each fitted with a own bathroom. There is a customers area where we serve breakfast in case weather conditions do not allow to serve it on our sunny terrace, you have access to Wi-Fi or a computer to check your mails etc as well. A rich "Swissstyle"-breakfast is included in the rate. Enjoy the views overlooking the plateau of Tremocal out to the Atlantic ocean. To the famous sand beach "Praia Formosa" it's just a 30 min walk, the next store and cafe is a 8 min walk away from our place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pensao Francisca

Address: Brejo de Baixo | Almagreira, Santa Maria 9580-014, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Santa Maria
Price Range: $30 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Pensao Francisca Santa Maria, Azores
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