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“Good price, good food, nice people”
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Hotel Talisman
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Ponta Delgada
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

A very pleasant centrally situated hotel --the room(suite) was clean and spacious although not a great view due to the narrowness of the streets. We asked a taxi driver for a dining recommendation and he immediately said The Talisman which we had tried already for dinner and ended up eating there four times (try the steak on a stone). The front desk and dining room staff were all very friendly, always greeting you with a smile and going out of their way to help. To cap the week off we were given bubbly and cake to celebrate our anniversary --a superb gesture.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

When we arived, there was some confusion as to how many rooms/ half board query our travel agent had arranged. At first we were shown a room which was very clean but with a poor aspect. We asked if any other was available and were given a lovely room on the first floor.. We loved this hotel and our stay was helped by the staff. Everyone was so helpful and pleasant; the reception staff, the housekeepers, the restaurant staff; we never came across anyone who wasnt both helpful and pleasant. The food is good and the location is perfect for the town and its amenities.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

A lot for the money. Good locations, excelent and friendly service from staff. Nice restaurant serving good meals . The top-roof was perfect for a quiet moment. If ever going back to Ponta Delgada, we'll stay there again. Recomended!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

we recently stayed here for 6 days as part of a package. The best part of the Talisman is its location in the downtown area, convenient to everything. We appreciated the fact that they let us get into our room right away at about 8 in the morning after our red-eye flight. Unfortunately, it rained heavily at one point and the skylight in our room developed a leak. We were then given another room in the renovated part of the hotel. The room which included a kitchenette we didn't use except to spread out, was very clean and nicely appointed (except for the fact there was a high window in the shower which was disconcerting when you tried to use it, since there were other rooms higher up where conceivably someone could see into the shower). The bed and pillows were very comfortable. We appreciated the friendly receptionists and wait staff (a special thank you to Robert who helped with sorting out some issues with the airline etc). The breakfast buffet was plentiful and varied- only problem was that the scrambled eggs were often a bit salty.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Our first impression was good because of the location and friendly staff. However we were disappointed with our room 210 that only had a window facing the inside of the hotel courtyard. Our room was also damp and cold, the AC helped but could not be kept on to keep the room warm for when we came back from trips so our clothes were always a bit damp. There were also few places to hang wet clothes after hiking in the room but the staff helped us dry it. Breakfast was fine but we ones tried fish from the A la carte-menu and were disappointed. Wifi did not work in our room. However it is a nice building with good location and very friendly staff so if you ask for a room with a view you would probably be more positive :)

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We would recommend Hotel Talisman as a modern, comfortable hotel with helpful staff, situated in a central but quiet location in the largest town in the Azores. Apart from the fact that the running water in our room was tepid rather than hot all other facilities in the hotel worked well. Breakfasts offered a reasonable choice of food, including the facility to make your own waffles. The weather is very changeable in the Azores, but we still enjoyed our week at this hotel, despite the rain. We booked a couple of informative and enjoyable island tours with UTC Viagens; the receptionists made these arrangements on our behalf.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Talisman is a bit off the beaten path - but a nice departure from some of the out-dated mod hotels in Ponta Delgada built over the last 10 years. Big, well appointed rooms. Great and helpful staff - nice breakfasts. Easy walk to all sites, the sea, and places to eat. They have lots of nice touches too, plus the prices are very fair. Has hair dryer, free wifi, and an alarm clock.

Room Tip: Try the local fresh cheese at breakfast
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Address: Rua Marques Praia e Monforte 40, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-089, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Ponta Delgada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ponta Delgada
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ponta Delgada
#2 Family Hotel in Ponta Delgada
Price Range: $67 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Talisman 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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Hotel Talisman Ponta Delgada, Azores - Sao Miguel

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