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Convento de Sao Francisco

Jardim Antonio Silva Cabral | Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-107, Portugal
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall we had a wonderful stay at the Convento de Sao Francisco. We stayed for one night in June and wish we could have stayed longer! Staying in the convent is like stepping back in time, it has been wonderfully restored and well kept with stunning views of the Atlantic. The owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot understand any of the three or fewer stars reviews. As other people have said, if you want a chain hotel with standard rooms and facilities this really isn't the place for you, but it is clear from the websites that this is not what you will be getting. Yes there are some discoloured patches on the plasterwork but... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

What an amazing place to stay. Beautiful old building, with so much charm and character. You can almost feel the monks, quietly going about their work and prayer. A lovely, simple breakfast was provided. Run by a friendly family, who made us very welcome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

If you look for a really special place to stay - this is it! A beautifully renovated moastry, ideally located with a beautifful view on the Atlantic and a nice garden with a great swimmingpool. Vila Franco da Campo is a beautiful and quiet little town. You should not miss out on a whalewatching tour with Terra Azul. Their office... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Plus points are the excellent breakfast, the peacefulness of the place. We found it to be clean. The staff were friendly. This is really a unique place, full of character. It's not a traditional hotel though ie no TV in room so may not suit everyone.

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Moscow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It was a very unusual place for staying: a monastery like only now monks left this house, and we were alone there!:) A little bit scary but an unforgettable experience to feel in 17 century. Very nice breakfast and hospitable staff.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

An amazing place, totally unexpected ...step through a nondescript door beside the petrol station off the roundabout coming into Vila Franca do Campo - and into a different world. This former convent has been extensively renovated with great care and attention - providing wonderful airy corridors, cloisters, hidden stairways and high ceilinged rooms, packed with interesting religious-themed art and furniture.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Convento is more like a b'n'b with nice view in a stunning old building, so do not expect a hotel with the usual service and you can spend a happy time there. We felt like prince and princess and spent 4 nights there (100 instead of 125 euro p. Night) in a generous and charming room, very clean, good... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was very uncertain of whether to book this place or not but have never regretted the decision. The experience is absolutely unique - something i have never seen before. In addition to atmospehere the amenities (breakfast, pool) are also of very high quality!

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We spent a night there and my husband was having hard time deciding whether to stay with them because he read the negatives from other reviews, and I am happy that we still decided to come to this Convent. The room is very clean, unique with a touch of being a convent in its past. This place is very casual... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Convento de Sao Francisco

Address: Jardim Antonio Silva Cabral | Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-107, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel
Price Range: $76 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Convento de Sao Francisco 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
El Convento De Sao Francisco Hotel
Convento De Sao Francisco Sao Miguel, Azores
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sao Miguel
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