Hotel Terra Nostra, Village of Furnas****

Hotel Terra Nostra, Village of Furnas****

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.

 

Accommodation sustainability policy

The Terra Nostra garden hotel has been awarded with the Travel Life Gold Certificate and with the Hospes AHP social responsibility and environmental sustainability award:

“The recommendation to go to Terra Nostra was absolutely spot on – the place is heavenly!” Sue Eve – October 2021

 

Furnas Lake Forest Living****

Furnas Lake Forest Living****

Furnas Lake Forest Living****

Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Furnas Lake villas provide a wonderful and atmospheric nature stay just outside the village of Furnas. Furnas lake is made up of 8 unique and modern, fully equipped villas. These villas are placed in 103 acres of land for guests to enjoy. Facilities include a swimming pool, woods for exploring, fruit gardens and walking trails. The Villas décor is inspired by Scandinavian minimalism. The villas offer hygienic air conditioning, organic amenities, wi-fi, phone and TV. Each apartment has a living room, fireplace, modern kitchen and outdoor terrace with seating area. The lodge has a restaurant and bar and breakfast can be served in the restaurant or in your accommodation. This location is only a 10 minute walk from Furnas Lake with its’ steaming fumeroles and a 5 minute drive from the centre of Furnas village with its volcanic geysers, geothermal bathing pools, botanical gardens and restaurants serving food cooked geothermally underground. Guests are welcome to use the vegetable and herb garden.

Accommodation options for Furnas Lake Forest Living:

Oak Studio (max 2 guests)

–  Japanese Cedar Villa (1 double bedroom and bed in lounge max 4 guests NOTE see below for size of bed in lounge):

There are 2 types of villa.

  • With wall bed in lounge 1,97m length x 1,53m width – suitable for 2 people
  • With sofa Bed in lounge 2,10m length x 1,10m width – suitable for 1 person or 2 small children sharing

 Chestnut house (1 x double bedroom 1 x twin bedroom 1 x sofa bed in lounge – max 6 guests)

Furnas Boutique Hotel****

Furnas Boutique Hotel****

Furnas Boutique Hotel****

Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

 

Furnas Boutique Hotel****  features  a mixture of modern and traditional interiors and was redesigned in 2015. Facilities include a outdoor thermal pool that is heated in the winter, indoor thermal pool, massages,10 different treatment rooms and a fitness centre. Pools and gym have 24 hour access, children up to 12 years can only use the pool facilities from 9am – 1pm. The rooms are equipped with smart TV, free wi-fi, air conditioning, telephone, loudspeaker, mini bar, kettle/coffee machine, hairdryer, robe and complimentary molten brown toiletries. The rooms are designed specifically to combine comfort and practicality with vintage décor. Wooden and calming shades of green are featured to provide a harmonious feel to the rooms. Terrace rooms have outdoor furniture to relax and soak up the sun.

Guests can enjoy classic Azorean menus at the Boutique “À Terra” restaurant, relax in the bar and shop at the hotel grocery store selling locally produced goods. The hotel is within walking distance of local restaurants and bars, volcanic geysers, geothermal bathing pools and botanical gardens in Furnas village centre and a short drive to Furnas Lake with its science centre, steaming fumeroles and nature walks.  

Accommodation options at the Furnas Boutique Hotel:

– Standard twin room 

– Standard double room 

– Terrace double room 

– Furnas suite 

– Master suite 

Accommodation sustainability policy

– This Hotel has a Miosotis Azores reward which is an environmental evaluation of waste, water, energy, biodiversity, local valorisation, environmental management and information for users/tourists about practices implemented.

– They also hold an EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a premium management instrument developed by the European Commission for companies and other organizations to evaluate, report, and improve their environmental performance.

– The Furnas Boutique hotel has been developing several projects that allows the hotel to reduce its environmental footprint and become greener.

World’s Nests****

World’s Nests****

World’s Nests****

Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

 

World’s Nests is a unique place to stay in a superb location in the volcanic village of Furnas, Sao Miguel Island Azores. These nature pods include amazing views, this location is only 550 yards away from the heart of Furnas with its geothermal bathing pools, botanical gardens, restaurants serving food cooked underground and bubbling volcanic geysers. The eco friendly pods are designed with inspiration from local birds and are set in a very peaceful location in lush green surroundings. These pods accommodate up to 4 people in a spacious double room, and on a double sofa bed in the lounge. They also provide guests with a terrace, garden views, a dining area, flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom. Free parking is provided and free cycle hire to guests is included. World nests offers incredible mountain views, shared lounge, bar, free wi-fi and free private parking on site. A breakfast buffet is served daily and their cleaning service is available daily, changing bed wear and towels. After a day of activities or sight seeing there is a communal shared lounge area and garden to rest.

Atlantic Furnas

Atlantic Furnas

Atlantic Furnas

Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Atlantic Furnas is a comfortable and excellently located place to stay in the village of Furnas. The apartments provide a double bedroom with comfortable bedwear/mattress and fully equipped kitchenette that include a microwave, stovetop, fridge, coffee machine and toaster. Each room has a private bathroom with a shower and the bedrooms are heated during the winter period. This recently renovated home, Atlantic Furnas, features traditional Azorean décor with comfort and functionality in mind. This home provides sizable rooms with massive amounts of natural light and warmth as well as an outdoor terrace with views of the surrounding greenery. Wifi is free of charge and free public parking is available nearby. This location is great for activities and sightseeing as the Parque Terra Nostra is only a 2 minute walk from Atlantic Furnas, only a 5 minute drive from Furnas hot springs and a breath taking beach is nearby.