My 87-year-old mother and I stayed here 4 4 days at the start of our 2-week Azores visit. We enjoyed it so much we returned for another four days at the end.
Formerly a chapel of the Sao Fransisco Churches in the square, the owner Theresa has retained most of those elements. There’s a font and some stations of the cross as you enter.
The full breakfast was so hearty featuring fresh Azorean breads, cheeses and fruits, that we didn’t have to eat until dinner most days.
Manager Sandrine tends a pretty garden that the breakfast are overlooks. All her garnishes feature edibles from the garden, and for my mom she made a refreshing mint water every day that we were able to take with us as we adventured.
Easy walking distance to a myriad of resturants and shops and just a block away from the waterfront, we found the location ideal.
The rooms are immaculately kept, although you need to bring your own wash cloth.
Sandrine willingly offers advice, but unfortunately there’s not 24 reception where you can organise tours, get brochures etc. It’s more like having your private apt in the quiet part of the city.
Higly reccommend to travellers who aren’t looking for hotel amenities like room service, reception, gym and swimming pool.
For my mom and I it was lovely.. oh, you are allowed in the garden!