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“A Unique Spot”
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Hotel do Colegio
Ranked #8 of 23 Hotels in Ponta Delgada
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We enjoyed the history of the building, (former convent and music school) which they have preserved very nicely.The location on a quiet narrow cobbled street provides ambiance, but it is an easy walk to the harbour and central square. The rooms have high ceilings and are comfortable. The buffet breakfast was good and the hotel restauarant O Colmeia was excellent for dinner.
We especially enjoyed being there on a feast day when the hotel and the street were totally decorated; a very nice cultural insight. The staff were friendly and helpful. There is free wifi in the lobby.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the central pool are noisier.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were delighted with the charm, location, comfort, and especially the free parking at this city center hotel. Close to all of Ponta Delgada's city attractions, but in an area where parking can be a challenge (though far from impossible), the free underground parking, accessed by elevator, was a huge extra. Desk staff was exceedingly gracious about attending to he elevator whenever we needed to take our car in or out. Street noise might be an issue for some, but it wasn't a problem for us.The common areas are very comfortable and attractive, complete with a glass case displaying mementoes from the hotel's time as a school. Our room was clean, good sized, with nice quality matelasse coverlets and modern marble bathroom. Breakfast was plentiful and varied, nothing specifically gluten free but enough choice to make the meal satisfying for me. The attractive pool is somewhat awkwardly located amidst the lobby and restaurant areas, a tad too public, we thought. There are definitely some water stains on the otherwise clean carpets, which we assume will be tended to over the slow winter season. Many nice touches for a bargain price.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

The hotel is on a very narrow one way street in the picturesque old town, but only a few minutes walk from the harbour/sea front. The barrel ceiling reception rooms are impressive. Reception was very helpful - provides locks for the in room safe and towels for swimming. Rooms were good with very effective air conditioning but look over narrow side streets so can be quite noisy, especially as there is a jazz club on one corner - though that didn't go on too late (and the refuse collectors came round about 10pm rather than early morning). Breakfast was fine could do better for a hotel of this quality ( I am comparing with the same star hotel we used in Horta on Faial): no herbal tea or hot water to make your own, no gluten free bread available, hot breakfast didn't come out till nearly 8am which is too late when going to airport or on day trips. Dinner was mixed: the two soups on offer were poor and rich fish soup did not live up to the word rich, however the starters and desserts were excellent (never hungry enough in the evening for a main) but beware the descriptions: chicken curry with mango was barely seasoned chicken bites with mango flesh as a dip - delicious but not what I expected.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This hotel is right in the middle of town - be warned it can get noisy at times - an old building so no chance of double glazing. Convenient for the main attractions. I wouldn't recommend driving to get there - parking anywhere nearby looked virtually impossible, all roads nearby are narrow, cobbled streets with tight corners. We ended up dropping our hire car back early and getting a cab from the airport (about 10 Euros, I think) and are very glad we did.

The rooms were basic but acceptable - no frills. The staff were ok, however didn't pass on a couple of messages which caused mild inconvenience, and we weren't able to find out what time our transfer was until 10pm the night before, about 6 hours before we needed to leave! Also the wi-fi was not working about half the time.

There is a small enclosed pool area - absolutely freezing. Breakfast was ok - decent choice nothing special. Restaurant excellent.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

This could be our worst nightmare. Stayed at the hotel due our requested hotel begin overbooked but we would prefer to stay at the Comfort Inn as the rooms was horrible--dirty, noisy, etc. Breakfast very basic!! Entry impressive but that's the end of it!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at this charming hotel. It has a comfortable "Old World" atmosphere with period antiques, wood beam ceilings and warm terracotta floors. The front desk staff was excellent, always cheerful and helpful. Our room was quite large and had a private garden area for our small dog which was very much appreciated. The hotel is very convenient to the center of town and the harbor, without any traffic noise. The downside for this hotel, through no fault of theirs, was the clientele. Maybe I've spent too many years living in Europe but the clientele (mostly groups of East Coast Americans) were so extremely loud and vulgar it was often difficult to carry on a quiet conversation in the lobby and breakfast room. Nobody is interested in listening to your booming voice like a loudspeaker broadcasting to the entire breakfast room your morning greetings, how you slept and what you're going to have for breakfast. Are they all hard of hearing? Personally, I don't know how the front desk staff was able to tolerate it.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

My housekeeper and I recently spent 6 nights at the Colegio accompanied by a number of parishoners, including deacon Hicks and reverend Parvo. The owner was very gracious and the service was spot on. I would highly recommend this Hotel when visiting Ponta Delgata

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Rua Carvalho Araujo 39 | 9500-040 Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-040, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Ponta Delgada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Ponta Delgada
Price Range: $95 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel do Colegio 4*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel do Colégio is a boutique hotel run in a manor house, built on the 19th century, during the golden age of the trade of orange between Ponta Delgada and England. With a privileged location, in the historical city centre, we are a unique hotel, that combines the charm of the time it was built with all our modern comforts. In 2017, we started a new cycle and present you a renewed hotel, with a better environment, image and decoration, as well as the excellence service we've always put an effort to provide. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Do Colegio Hotel
Do Colegio Ponta Delgada
Hotel Do Colegio Ponta Delgada, Azores - Sao Miguel

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