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Brejo de Baixo Almagreira, Santa Maria 9580-014 Portugal
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Doctors available 24/7
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Maria
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Anastasia S wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from , Inhaber at Pensao Francisca
Responded Dec 9, 2020
We appreciate your review very much. We were very happy to host you at our Pensão Francisca. It certainly was a great pleasure to meet you - we hope your dreams come true. Wishing you all the best for the future. We are looking forward to see you again.
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HappyTrails-RR wrote a review Aug 2019
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms were fairly equal from window exposure to quiet levels
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Response from Azorean-Spirit, Inhaber at Pensao Francisca
Responded Aug 18, 2019
Thank you very much for your kind recommendation. We are pleased to serve our clients so that they can enjoy their stay :)
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Kyle D wrote a review Aug 2018
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Azorean-Spirit, Inhaber at Pensao Francisca
Responded Aug 3, 2018
Thank you for your comment, we're glad you enjoyed, hope to see you back, best regards
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Joseph K wrote a review Aug 2017
New York City, New York67 contributions27 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Azorean-Spirit, Inhaber at Pensao Francisca
Responded Aug 4, 2017
We appreciate your review and of course it makes us happy to know you guys enjoyed your stay. Best regards
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Jeremy H wrote a review Jul 2017
3 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Azorean-Spirit, Inhaber at Pensao Francisca
Responded Jul 11, 2017
Thank you for your recommendation - we enjoyed hosting you at our place. We are happy to assist you to have an enjoyable holiday - we love to work where our customers are enjoying their holidays ;)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pensao Francisca
Which popular attractions are close to Pensao Francisca?
Nearby attractions include Cascata do Aveiro (5.0 miles), Poço da Pedreira (2.9 miles), and Ilha a Pé (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pensao Francisca?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Pensao Francisca?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pensao Francisca?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pensao Francisca?
Conveniently located restaurants include Espaço Em Cena, A Travessa Cafe Snack Bar, and Ponta Negra Restaurante e Bar de Praia.
Does Pensao Francisca have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pensao Francisca offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Pensao Francisca?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.