Casa das Palmeiras
Boutique Hotel, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Just 10 minutes walk to our boat base, this charming hotel is one of our favourites. It was originally built in 1901 and has been recently renovated with great attention to restore the original features. The restoration has maintained the elegance and historical character of this grand house which was originally built for a member of the Portuguese royal family. Staying here is a real treat with high ceilings and immaculate bed linen and tasteful rooms looking out to the palm trees (from which the name Palmeiras is derived). It is set in a quiet historical part of the city conveniently located for the harbour and restaurants. Breakfast is a splendid buffet with fresh local produce: cereals, fruits, cheeses, breads and pastries as well as cooked dishes prepared by the resident breakfast chef and each day. The house does not have a lift – your baggage will be taken to your room and collected. There is parking and tea and coffee available all day. Full buffet breakfast is included.