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“A perfect "mariense"-international house!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pensao Francisca

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Pensao Francisca
Ranked #1 of 2 Santa Maria B&B and Inns
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Sao Miguel, Portugal
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A perfect "mariense"-international house!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

The house is perfectly included in the "mariense" landscape. Our room was perfect, with all new stuff and decorated with taste. The place is calm and we could relax ourselves during our stay. The breakfast is great: we could taste local cheese, delicious local bananas, jams and bread (beautiful!!) homemade...and more and more.
Franziska and Christian are friendly and helpful. They have given us all kinds of useful information to enjoy our holidays (about trails, local festival, restaurants...).
We could speak in english and portuguese too. And when we have talked with them we could appreciate their love for the beautiful Santa Maria island.
We highly suggest to visit S. Maria Island and stay at the "Pensão Francisca".
by Maria Pia and Massimiliano from Italy-Azores

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank emmepiesse
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Silverton, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

Franziska and Christian were full of ideas about what to do and see on their island. We walked a lot and really enjoyed the e-bikes Christian had available to rent. Breakfast was always a delight as well. Thank you to both of them for making our stay so special. Cheryl

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cheryl C
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Genoa, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

probably the cleanest pleace in all the azores!
very good breakfast and service... we had also the towels to go to the beach!
Franziska and Christian are very nice and kind
the house is near the beach and the main town (but you need a car or a scooter to go either place), it is in a very quite place and we had the sunset in front of our room
if you go to Santa Maria, that is definitely a very good place where to stay !

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Palo Alto, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

We loved our stay here! The accomdations were great, as were the hosts and breakfast! A wonderful place for friends, families, couples, and large groups.

Simone and Tiana

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Simone S
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Athens, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2011

If you are looking for a perfect combination of tranquillity of stunning landscapes and amazing friendly atmosphere but also the most outstanding service then Pensao Francisca is, without any doubt, the right choice. Convenient location, charming scenery, excellent hospitality and immaculate accommodation. Unforgettable place and wonderful people. Thank you, Francisca and Christian.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2011

Sometimes when you travel, you strike it lucky, and I did with this accommodation. The property is new, exceptionally clean and with high quality fittings. The bedroom was great, large, light and airy and the bathroom equally bright and airy, so a great base for a stay on this island. Not only was the accommodation great, but the Swiss/Austrian hosts were so friendly and helpful, and they can provide many suggestions for trips and tours around the island. They certainly made a great stay even better. A good breakfast was also included in the prices. They also have electric cycles to rent, which makes getting around the island even easier.

I was very happy that I chose this accommodation, and I would definitely recommend it to others. Great accommodation and great hosts, a perfect combination. I have to give it a 10/10 rating. Highly recommended!!!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Pensao Francisca

Property: Pensao Francisca
Address: Brejo de Baixo | Almagreira, Santa Maria 9580-014, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Santa Maria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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Pensao Francisca Santa Maria, Azores

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