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“Winter Break”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Quinta do Mar

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Quinta do Mar
Ranked #1 of 43 Sao Miguel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Winter Break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Everything we had read about this Quinta was true. Excellent accommodation, thoughtful hosts, wonderful breakfasts, helpful advice and a great welcome from Chris despite our delayed flight. Hire car is a must as there are so many quaint places to visit with fantastic flora everywhere. Would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends and family...well situated on the south coast and only 20 mins from the airport. Brilliant!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

My new wife and I spent a fantastic week on Sao Miguel based in Quinta do Mar. Chris, Nick and Gilda made us feel really welcome and were extremely helpful in recommending things to do and eat! Accommodating for vegatarians with delicious alternatives.

Weather was very kind (even in February) with little rain to interrupt us - not that it would have anyway!!

Highly recommended as a base from which to explore the island - would recommend taking a rent a car.

Thank you to Quinta do Mar for making our honeymoon so special.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We just spent a relaxing week at the Quinta do Mar in the Azores. I agree with all the positive reviews of this lovely property. We had good weather (in November!) and enjoyed the island immensely. Nick, Chris and Gilda made us feel like valued guests in their home. I need to eat gluten-free and this is often a difficult issue at a bed and breakfast. I have to particularly thank Chris for something that has never happened before -- he baked me a loaf of gluten-free bread so that I could enjoy the same dishes as the other guests. How amazingly thoughtful!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We spent a couple of days on the island of Sao Miguel and Quinta do Mar is a perfect location to explore the island. Located near Ponta Delgada it is easy to come to any place of the island. In any case a car is absolutely recommendable in order to be independent. The Quinta is perfect for relaxing and calm holidays. The rooms are very spacious, comfortable, clean and perfectly equipped. Even bathrobes and an evenly turn down service is provided. The terrace, the pavillion and its views is outstanding. So is the breakfast which is served on the terrace, if the wheather allows. Chris and Gilda prepare a freshly cooked breakfast. Fresh fruits, orange juise, cereals, rolls etc. are also available and are delicious. The atmosphere is very relaxed and this thanks to the hosts Chris and Nick who are always helpful and attentive. Their recommendation for hikes, restaurant etc. were always excellent. In case we return to the Acores we definitely will stay at Quinta do Mar.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Splendid B&B, very calm and relaxing, perfect view on Atlantic Ocean. Very nice and helpful hosts. Quick ride to Ponta Delgada and any else hotspots on Sao Miguel, restaurants and port or airport. We spent part of our honeymoon at Quinta do Mar and felt warmly welcome and very comfortable. Thank you guys for having this little jewel. Recommendation for staying on Sao Miguel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Quinta do Mar was everything we expected and more, having read the reviews of other guests.
Nick, Chris and Gilda were the consummate hosts and Quinta do Mar really does have the atmosphere and freedom of a private villa.
Breakfast was a highlight of each day, thanks to Chris' imaginative menus. Chris even made sure that we had an excellent breakfast on the day when we made an earlier than normal start for a whale watch trip.
We enjoyed the local fish restaurant (especially good with the excellent company of liverpoollou_9 and a couple from Edinburgh) and made a couple of visits to an especially good restaurant in Lagoa (Paladares da Quinta) on Chris and Nick's recommendation.
Nothing was too much trouble; we were even able to get our laundry done by Gilda within 24 hours.
This was the perfect venue for a relaxing week on Sao Miguel and we would love to be able to do it all over again one day.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We were welcomed and looked after superbly by Chris, Nick and Gilda. The accommodation was modern and comfortable. Sitting on the terrace chatting to the other guests with Nick and Chris was both informative and interesting. Freshly prepared cooked breakfasts with fruit and local orange juice were the highlights. The Caloura Bar grilled fresh fish overlooking the sea meant we didn't have to travel any further for meals - it was the best we had in two weeks on the Islands.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Quinta do Mar
Address: Rua da Portela 43 | Caloura, Água de Pau, Lagoa, Sao Miguel 9560-216, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Sao Miguel
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to a small, 4-bedroomed, British owner-run 'boutique hotel' in the popular, picturesque fishing hamlet of Caloura. It's ideally situated, half-way along the south coast, 15 minutes from the capital and 20 minutes from the airport. Relax on the terrace, overlooking the pool with the sea beyond, enjoying a carefully prepared hot breakfast. The informality of a private villa, the comforts of a luxury hotel. ... more   less 
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Quinta Do Mar Hotel
Quinta Do Mar Sao Miguel, Azores

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