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Vila Nova Hotel
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Ponta Delgada
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Just returned from a 2 week holiday in Ponta Delgado. What a lovely hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble. Our room was very comfortable and the bed was enormous! Everything was very clean and excellently presented. The restaurant was superb - breakfast offered great choice and plenty of it and dinner was very good. We would be very happy to return here and very happy to recommend it. Its is 3 star but well worth an upgrade!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Patricia P
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

I stayed 2 nights on a business trip in Vila Nova Hotel. The rooms are spacy and clean, but the furniture is a bit old fashioned. Bathroom well mantained. Very small TV, but offering more then 70 channels. No minibar or coffee maker in the room. Hotel is situated very close to the airport (but few air traffic), and also close to the city center. Breakfast is nice and fresh with a good variety. Normally I would only give 3 points to this hotel, but the 4th point comes because of the very friendly staff, at reception, breakfast room etc. Room prices very reasonable. Could not use the pool due to the season. Recommended for a stay in Azores !

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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3  Thank Pikay G
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Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed during low low season 7 nights at Hotel Vila Nova - Ponta Delgada.
Excellent value for money, comfortable room/bathroom with all amenities. WiFi was better in the bathroom then in the room itself on the 4th floor. Balcony was on the south. When you have a car, can recommend the use of the protected parking lot. Although hotel is in the flightpath to the nearby airport, noise level was acceptable, which inter alia applies to a lot more hotels in the same area. B/F buffet, pretty standard, was good and sufficient with fresh bread and croissants. Hint: ask for coffee from the espresso machine, rather then the coffee from the automat. Dinner - the expected buffet was not on - for the only one in the restaurant in the evening, was in all aspects, below level. The only drawback that we experienced. But there are sufficient affordable alternatives within easy walking distance. All in all: highly recommended at the right price, for which the internet is the best advisor to compare and book.Rob - NL, January 2014

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
9  Thank lokalevos
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Excellent value. The staff were all friendly, helpful and spoke English. Great location, 5-10 minute walk from the center of town and a great view of the ocean, ask for a view of the marina. The bar, and room service had great hours. The breakfast buffet had a good and varied selection.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the marina.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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6  Thank wanderlust81626
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

we stayed in this hotel between 12/10 and the 19/10/13. The hotel is in a great location away from the busy town it is approx 10 minute walk to the centre of Ponta Delgada. The Hotel is spotlessly clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious, decore is great and they are kept clean to a very high standard. We had fresh bed linen and towels every day even though we had not asked for them. Although the hotel is on the flight path to and from the island I didnt think the noise of the planes bothered me that much and they are not late in to the night or too early in the morning.

The only doenside to this hotel was the restaurant on an evening they charge 25 euros per person for an all inclusive buffet, this was really not worth the price very limited choice, you are better off eating at one of the local restaurants or the hotel bar which was reasonably priced.

I would urge anyone visiting this beautiful island to stay at the Vila Nova Hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank corrina h
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

A very good hotel, clean and efficiently run. The second floor room at the back was clean and spacious with a balcony overlooking the pool, and enjoying the evening sun. The large bed was firm but not uncomfortable.
In order to use the safe we got a key from Reception.
The breakfasts were perfectly adequate, with plenty of choices.
We went out of the hotel for dinner each evening, there were very few people eating in. We used a small friendly restaurant up the road on most evenings, part of the Ponta Delgada Hotel I think.
The hotel is well situated a short walk from the centre of town, with all amenities on hand.
The staff were friendly and helpful, as were the locals we encountered.
The low flying aircraft were no problem whatsoever, quite the reverse in fact!
I would recommend this hotel, and happily stay there again.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the back, with a balcony overlooking the pool
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Jessierose2013
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed here for a week whilst on a Sunvil holiday. All the staff without exception were friendly. The hotel is clean and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. It's in a good location on the outskirts of the town - between 5 and 25 minutes walk depending on where you wanted to get to. Our room had a balcony and over looked the 'town' side. It was pleasant in the early evening to sit with a glass of wine and watch the world go by. The proximity to the airport didn't bother us at all as the flights are not that frequent. We heard more noise from the coaches picking up the early morning tours. Breakfast was buffet style and there was something for everyone. Some mornings were busier than others but we always got a table. We didn't eat in the restaurant in the evening as we prefer to try different places but it looked like it was an all inclusive price including drinks. Recommended.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Madam13
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Address: Rua Joao Francisco Cabral 1 3, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-208, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Ponta Delgada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ponta Delgada
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ponta Delgada
Price Range: $57 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vila Nova Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vila Nova Hotel is centrally located in Ponta Delgada, 1 km from the Convento da Esperanca. The hotel features air-conditioned rooms, a heated outdoor pool and a gym. Vila Nova's guest rooms are decorated in blue and grey tones. They include a minibar, extra long beds and a private bathroom with bathtub and shower. Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet and dinner in the poolside Atlantis Room. The Vila Nova bar serves exotic cocktails and crispy afternoon snacks. The swimming pool area has a large sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols. After a busy day, guests can enjoy a refreshing dive or play some billiards in the games room. Vila Nova is located 5 km from Milicias Ocean Beach and 4 km from Pope John Paul II International Airport. ... more   less 
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