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. 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.
All 10 rooms have have bright large windows looking out to the garden or city centre. Rooms feature air conditioning, heating, free WIFI, flat screen TV, towels, hair dryer and private ensuite bathrooms with a shower. Each room at the Casa das Palmerias is named after an endemic plant because of their botanical themed inspiration for the interior of the hotel. The design of each room is dedicated to the history of the Casa das Palmerias. The top floor has great view of the city and the ocean. The ground floor of the hotel welcomes you by their grand entrance hall and dining room.