Hotel Terra Nostra, Village of Furnas****
Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Extend your stay on Sao Miguel Island for a few nights or longer at our top pick of countryside stays away from the main harbour town.
One of the most active thermal locations on Earth, the Valley of Furnas is a volcanic crater which has been dormant since 1630, the date of the last eruption. The most popular attraction for most visitors to Furnas is no doubt the thermal baths. The stunning botanical gardens and thermal pools charged with minerals from deep inside the earth are open to guests 24 hours a day at the Hotel Terra Nostra Garden Hotel**** You can add extra nights to your holiday to explore Furnas which is just a 45 minute journey from Ponta Delgada (we can add car hire to your booking or organise tax
Currently the indoor and outdoor pools are open. The outdoor natural jacuzzi are also open (1 guest maximum).
Bathing in natural hot thermal springs (temperature between 35-40 degrees Celsius) while surrounded by stunning botanical gardens is a unique experience that is found at few locations around the world. Nestled in one of the world’s best “Green Retreats” (Condé Nast Traveller) and located in the Furnas valley, guests of this superior 4 star original art deco hotel have access to the the Terra Nostra Gardens 24 hours a day (gown and slippers provided). Here guests can bathe in the mineral rich large outdoor thermal swimming pool and jacuzzis and wander through stunning gardens designed by Kew gardener, John McInroy. The Terra Nostra Gardens are indeed one of the most beautiful in Europe featuring 1000’s of different plants and trees (full botanical library here)
The hotel offers art deco style en-suite rooms with a good buffet breakfast in the following categories: cosy art deco, garden view, deluxe garden view and suites. The restaurant serves the local dish “Cozido”, a meat or vegetarian stew cooked underground geothermally.
Hotel facilities include: bar/lounge, indoor pool, steam room, sauna, poolside bar, restaurant, parking, outdoor pool, health spa, free WiFi, gym.
The hotel has 86 rooms, including:
Deluxe Suite (39 m²) – This suite has a double bed or 2 single beds, and a comfortable living room. Coffee and tea making facilities. Extra bed or cot are available, upon request.
Deluxe Garden View (23 m²) – Room with private terrace and lounger, view and access right to Terra Nostra Park. Coffee and tea making facilities. Extra bed or cot are available, upon request.
Superior Garden View (23 m²) – Room with balcony and superior view of Terra Nostra Park. Extra bed or cot are available, upon request.
Garden View (19 m²) – Room with balcony and view of Terra Nostra Park.
Standard Cosy Art Déco (15 m²) – Comfortable room located in the original Art Deco wing of the building.
All rooms are soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning, telephone, TV, minibar, bathrobe, hairdryer and toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Free and unlimited access to Terra Nostra Park.
“We could have done with an extra day at Terra Nostra in Furnas, maybe using it as a base for the walk in that corner of Sao Miguel. Terra Nostra hotel (as you told us) was wonderfully relaxing, with excellent facilities – we loved the botanical gardens, our balcony, the camellias, and of course the thermal swimming. Service was friendly and unobtrusive, the public spaces were many and varied. And the restaurant food was outstanding!” – Virginia Kelly Feb 2023
“The recommendation to go to Terra Nostra was absolutely spot on – the place is heavenly!” Sue Eve – October 2021