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“Hotel do Mar Ponta delgada- Povoacao”
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Hotel do Mar
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Povoacao
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Staff are friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable (except for small lumpy pillows). No safe or minibar but we didn't have a problem with losing valuable or getting drinks. Great view from balcony although construction on the harbour wall made sleeping in difficult!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

The hotel Do Mar was perfect for us in May. Quiet,friendly staff,excellent breakfast,free parking in front and lovely views from our balcony. The price was right too! Povoacao is acute little town with spectacular views from the road to Furnas and the Nordeste. If you are looking for nightlife you stay in Ponta Delgada!

Room Tip: In May apparently the quiet season no problem getting a seaside balcony
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Very nice situated with ocean view. Rooms are clean and simple. We missed a refridgerator in the room. The hotel is an hour drive from the airport. Friendly personnel. In the neighbourhood of the hotel are 3 restaurants, Toronto a noite, Jardim and a restaurant near the harbour.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stayed here for 4 days - and didn't regret a second! We had a room which went to the sea front (better: to the little harbour). It was not too small, clean - but nothing special. All in all - ok. A big plus: the terrace to the sea!
You might expect that you can go to sleep with the calming sound of the sea. But! No way! The very "special" sound of numerous cory's shearwater birdies will kepp you awake. Not very romantic, but they will put a smile on your face. At least, during the first one or two nights...
The only minor drawback was the quality of the breakfast: Terrible "juice", horrible coffee; and - although there's phantastic local jam and/or marmelade - all you get is that "artificial plastic stuff"! So - better switch to tea - or get some real coffee and some local "pasteles" from a pasteleria somewhere in Povoacao ;-)
The service - on the other hand - is extremely friendly and helpful! In our case, they were more than willing to help us to make a reservation for a "real" cozido in a restaurant in Furnas (i.e. not the stuff which most tourist groups get there especially for lunch)! Very nice guys!
The "Hotel do mar" will definitely be our choice for the next time we come to Povoacao!

Room Tip: Ask for one of their sea view rooms! They might be a little bit more expensive, but worth the extra...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grouw, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

The hotel is a bit out of the way, but very pretty and with a nice setting on the waterfront. We didn't book a seaview room, but got one anyway. The view was wonderful. Rooms are nothing special, but clean and spacious and with a good size balcony.
There's not much to do or see in Povacao, but if you have a car anything is within easy reach and it's nice coming back to this quiet hotel after a busy day. There's a nice little swimming pool and a delightful jaccuzzi. Breakfast buffet with a lot of choice.
Very good price/quality.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

We booked this hotel for it's location by the sea, it's value for money and it's clean and modern looking appearance. We were not disappointed! The staff could not be any more polite and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and they were very honest. The hotel was clean, very well decorated with a great small pool and very welcome jacuzzi! Our room was on the side of the hotel but still enjoyed partial sea views and the facilities in the room were great. A/C, hairdryer, plenty if storage and towels. Nice sized bedroom, bathroom and balcony. There was no minibar/fridge though which would have been nice. The TV was small with no English speaking channels but that didn't bother us as we weren't there to watch TV anyway!

Breakfast was great, typical buffet style with fresh breads, cheese, ham and scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon etc. Also, unlimited coffee, tea, juice, fruit salad, cereal and cake!

The hotel felt really empty and was very quiet, which for me was a nice change to being kept awake by slamming doors and screaming kids.

The bar closed at 10pm and the prices weren't bad but were more expensive than local cafes. The hotel, in my opinion, would have benefitted from a basic snack bar or restaurant in the evening as local places seemed to close early or not open at all at this time of year.

There are good local buses to most places and we did day trips to Ponta Delgarda (2hrs), Furnas (30mins) and Vila Campo do Franco (1hr) which were very reasonably priced and meant you saw lots of the island on the way.

We hired a car for 2 days and saw some more of the island. Driving is good and roads fairly easy to negotiate, parking is mostly free but petrol isn't that cheap (same as UK!). A taxi to/from the airport is €45 if you're not having a car.

Most things are closed on a Sunday and Monday.

If this is your first experience, beware the tinned veg and potatoes!!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Property: Hotel do Mar
Address: Rua Goncalo Velho, Povoacao, Sao Miguel 9650-423, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Povoacao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Povoacao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel do Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel do Mar is a pleasant hotel, with a Sea inspired decor, ideal for some time away from home and for some piece and quiet. Bring your children with you and let them have fun. Enjoy our exterior pool and jacuzzi, our giant chess table and pool table. Have a drink in our bar between the pool and the ocean and go all the way up to the watch tower for an excellent view. ... more   less 
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Hotel Do Mar Sao Miguel/Povoacao, Azores

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