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Residencial Vista do Vale
Ranked #29 of 40 Hotels in Sao Miguel
Essen, Belgium
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

We spend two nights in Vista do Vale on our trip around Saõ Miguel. The hotel is situated a bit uphill, on the edge of the village of Furnas, however it is a short walk to the center. We had a room with a small balcony and a fabulous view on the village and the surroundings. The welcome was warm and we got a lot of information about nice walks, good restaurants, places to visit. Near the hotel is the beginning of the walk to Lagoa das furnas. Along beautiful country roads you will arrive at the mud pools and fumaroles of Lake Furnas. Local families spend there sunday near to this lake. They cook a meal in large potholes in the ground. It is a kind of stew named cozido. The walk continues around the lake, where it is blissful calm, and then back to Furnas, In Furnas you must visit the beautiful garden of Terra Nostra Park. A popular restaurant with a nice sunny terrace in front of it is Tony's on the Largo do Teatro.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

i recommand that hotel located in the region of Furnas - we have been welcomed by the owner with a lot of advices for visits.
the hotel is not luxery but very nice and clean
we recommand it if you want to visit the center of Sao Miguel island - It's a real good location.
The hotel has also hiking programs around Pico da Vara.

Room Tip: ask for the valley view which is really nice
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

If you go to Sao Miguel, you should at least spend 2 nights in Furnas. We enjoyed the walks in the neighbourhood very much. Vista do Vale is a very good option to stay. Every evening we had a glass of wine on our private balcony which had a lovely view on Furnas. I enjoyed the peace and quiet. The rooms are quite big and clean. The breakfast is more or less the same as hotels in the same price range on the Azores.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We spent three nights at this hotel to kick off our 3 week vacation in the Azores and were very pleased. Beatriz welcomed us and spoke very good English to answer all of our questions. The room offered nice views of Furnas and we enjoyed being just on the outskirts of town. We enjoyed walking into the center for meals and excursions.

The rooms and hotel were clean and very welcoming. The balcony was a treat. The barking dog in the distance would sometimes grate on the nerves but we came to understand that every town had one.

We also enjoyed the useful hiking information in the lobby as we were pretty much there to hike.

We can't comment much on the breakfast as it is not an essential meal in our day. The one morning we sat to have coffee it was not hot.

Room Tip: The second floor appears to have a full balcony while the third does not.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

We were at this hotel last summer and there were some problems. The room was fine , nothing fancy, but there was no AC and when it got hot - which it really did as the sun shone directly into the room every afternoon - there was not much respite.

We were also overcharged 14 euros too much for laundry and when I tried to straighten the matter out with the owner, Beatriz, she promised she would refund my credit card but she never did. After a bit of back and forth over the matter she asked me for my bank account number which I found really strange - and completely unnecessary - since she already had my credit card number. She never credited my card and after 4 months I have never heard back from her. Not very honest.

Another thing, Beatriz's command of English is not quite as strong as she thinks it is and sometimes when she is explaining something or giving directions she gets snippy when she has misunderstood something. I found she could be oddly impatient when in fact she was the one who was confused.

The location of the hotel is ok. It has a really terrific view - however it is up a hill which can be hot in the middle of the day and it is not in the center of town near restaurants as other hotels are.

Breakfast: has the basics and was fine; not wonderful but ok.

My advice if you do stay here: read your credit card receipt BEFORE you sign (good advice anywhere, really) and come prepared for a hot hilly climb every time you come back from lunch in town - after dinner is a cooler climb. (I would not recommend this hotel for people who have trouble walking as only breakfast is served here and all other meals have to be gotten in town or elsewhere.)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

We spent about a week in this hotel, and can only highly recommend it!
All was really great in this hotel. First, and the most important to us, Beatrice will welcome you extremely well (and she speaks a perfect french!). She is always ready to give you advices about Furnas or Sao Miguel, and always work hard to fill all your needs, always with a really apreciable smile (what is had to find in bigger hotels!)
For its really low price, the breakfast is really great to begin a good day in Furnas.
The hotel is idealy located, at 5 minutes by foot from main restaurants or places to see.
The rooms are big as needed, with a wonderful view and a private balcony on the valley, and the cleaning is always really well done, with a surprising sense of detail.
To note too that a computer with an internet access is available at the reception.
To conclude, at this price it will be hard to be a better and more welcoming place, don't hezitate one second!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

My girlfriend and I spent four nights at Vista do Vale in the beautiful village of Furnas on the island of São Miguel, Azores. One of the main attractions in Furnas is theTerra Nostra Park, a beautiful botanical garden with a pool with warm and muddy waters. Furnas also offers many hot springs, including mineral, sulphurous and mud sources, widely reputed for their therapeutic qualities.

Our stay at Vista do Vale concluded a month-long vacation in the Azores (São Miguel, Terceira, Santa Maria and back to São Miguel). With the patio door open at night and an abundance of fresh air from the green mountains, we had the best four nights of sleep of the entire trip at Vista do Vale.

First impressions are always important and usually right. The grand entrance to Vista do Vale is welcoming and the lobby area was very clean. Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by Beatriz (Beatrice) who owns and operates the hotel. I must be said that Beatrice is fully fluent in French and English. All e-mail correspondence from Canada was promptly handled by Beatrice in English. Beatrice is a consummate professional who has 20 years experience in the hotel industry. Her attention to detail makes you feel like you are lodging in a four star establishment for a third of the price.

We spent a month in the Azores; Vista do Vale was the only hotel with a swimming pool and a functional elevator: the later is a nice thing and a basic requirement when your suitcase keeps getting heavier throughout a trip. The lobby area is also equipped with a personal computer for guests who wish to access the Internet and keep in touch with family members back at home.

The hotel room was on the second of three floors and had all the amenities that one requires: comfortable bed, desk, closet space, hair dryer, satellite TV with channels in English, French, German and Portuguese. The hotel room was very clean, spacious and had two patio chairs and a table on a veranda that provided the most splendid views of the Furnas Valley. The view alone should sell you on this hotel.

The first floor houses the dining and billiard rooms, a bar and foyer area. The bar is located in the foyer area which has this beautiful fireplace and sitting area that provides many couches and chairs, books and magazines in many languages for one to read and relax. You can enjoy a glass of Porto, Brandy, Whiskey, café au lait (galão in Portuguese) or a cup of espresso in the foyer are or outdoor terrace that communicates with the swimming pool and overlooks the Valley of Furnas.

The breakfast, served until 10:30 am, is complete and comprises of coffee or tea, Kaiser bread/roll (papo seco in Portuguese), melba toast, cheese, ham, chorisso (Portuguese sausage), chocolate spread (à la Nutella), butter, yougourt, melon, water melon, and other fruits. Vista do Vale occasionally offers to its guests dinner at a reasonable price: a typical “cozido à moda das furnas”, a popular dish of the Azores that is cooked for several hours buried in the Furnas volcanic ground, with all ingredients thrown together in a pot, which is closed hermetically. The cozido and accompanying red wine we had was very tasteful and concluded a day of walking and hiking through the valley in a nice way.

When one factors in the level of service provided by Beatrice and her staff, the breakfast, the amenities, the view of the valley afforded from the balcony, the tranquility and fresh mountain air, I highly recommend Vista do Vale to any couple or family wishing to discover the natural wonders of São Miguel, Azores and the splendid village of Furnas.

Thank you Beatrice.

Frank
Canada

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Residencial Vista do Vale
Address: Rua da Palha | Furnas, Sao Miguel 9675-042, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #29 of 40 Hotels in Sao Miguel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Residencial Vista do Vale 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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