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Hotel Camoes
Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Ponta Delgada
Reviewed December 14, 2009

I stayed with a collegue for a couple of nights earlier this month and the staff were great, breakfast was basic but everything you needed to start the day was there. Rooms were well presented and very clean. Bathrooms were a surprise, very modern and not a bit of dirt in sight.
excellent central loaction. you are within walking distance to everything. The old town was a delight too- people were very friendly.
The hotel is not amazing, however if you just want a safe, clean bed and nice food then this is your place. The staff will always try and accomodate you.
Overall, great stay and I would use this hotel again should be go back out there.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 27, 2009

Note this hotel is very friendly to persons with impaired physical abilities. The rooms are nice, but not very big. We tried to get a king-size bed, but in (all hotels in) Sao Miguel we had to sleep on separate single beds pushed together (or squeeze). Although this hotel has no view and parking is available at two nearby parking houses at an additional fee, we found the personnel very friendly and helpful with planning our further trip around the island. True, breakfast is not something very fancy, but there is a very good (locally produced) yoghurt and cheese served. Unfortunately, breakfast seems to vary very little among hotels in Sao Miguel so after one week you have enough ... Luckily there is plenty of supermarkets around (Sol Mar for example) to supply yourself with something different. We have not tried dinner at this hotel. The location of this hotel is really ideal for exploring most important not to be missed attractions. Swimming is available at a nearby public swimming pool. Tourist office is nearby with offers of whale watching and swimming with dolphins. Do not expect a nice beach in the centre of Ponta Delgada. Either you take a dip in a small marina (the water seems to be quite clean) or you take a short trip with a bus (they run every hour) to the beach - very easy.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2009

Back street location, but only 10 minute walk to main square. Nice welcome at Reception and efficient booking in process.
We had the Suite, number 113,comfortable sitting area plus table and chairs. Large bedroom area and good Bathroom.
Slight “Musty” smell when entering room, that did not go away over the 7 nights we stayed.
The Suite is at the back of the hotel and very quiet, but do not think the other rooms would be very noisy, we stayed during the main festival and the back street seemed quite quiet.
Breakfast was adequate, plenty to eat but the selection was slightly limited.
It should be noted that the “Rack Rates” shown in reception are much higher than we paid, and as stated we were there at the time of the main religious festival and the hotel was full.
Overall it's an average place, nothing to say Wow about but nothing to complain about.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2009

Not much to complain but not that much to praise about either. Rooms are clean and pretty nice but the view could be better. Breakfast ok but there could be more variety. You get really bored if yoy eat breakfast here for a week. During our stay there was quite a lot of noise from the nearby buildning site. In my opinion this is a 3 star hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2009

This is a very adequate, comfortable, straightforward 'local' hotel with attractive and nicely furnished rooms and a good bathroom. The cafe / restaurant is accessed by going out of the front door and back into the bar - the food is OK, homely rather than gourmet, about typical for Ponta Delgada. Breakfasts again were OK if fairly basic. I'm not sure what other facilities are there but I tend not to make use of hotel facilities anyway. It's very central and wasn't at all noisy in my view, despite having a room facing on to the street (though there were no traffic diversions when I was there). I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 1, 2008

Rooms: good, clean, some have quite a lot of space, yet no sea or garden view.
Food: breakfast is very poor, low qualitiy products and low variety. Lunch and dinner are also poor, and not cheap.
Service: you must be lucky with the recepcionist, because some of them are not very friendly.
Defenetly not recomended, if you have a chance to stay elsewhere, do.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 25, 2008

The hotel is in a historic building. Location should be good, in the middle of the historic district, 2 minutes far from the seafront. The problem is that at present (August 08), the main road on the coast is cut because of works and there is a detour down the street of the hotel. Rooms at the front are noisy. We asked for an inner room, in theory quiet, but there is a disco nearby and in the weekends we heard the people shouting outside.

Value for money is OK. Prices are not as high as in other 4* hotels of the city, and rooms are pretty nice (especially the bathroom).

Some negative things are:
- you have to pay for your whole stay in advance, at the check-in
- breakfast is pretty poor (1 powder juice, 1 type of cereals, no pastries,...)
- one day we returned to the hotel at 3pm and our room had not been cleaned yet
- there is no swimmingpool (the nearest swimmingpool is a public one, with sea water, located at the port).

Overall the hotel is OK value for money, but don't expect charm and luxury.

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Address: Largo de Camoes 38, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-304, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Ponta Delgada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Ponta Delgada
#11 Luxury Hotel in Ponta Delgada
Price Range: $76 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Camoes 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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Hotel Camoes Ponta Delgada, Azores - Sao Miguel

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