Vila Nova Hotel ***

Vila Nova Hotel ***

Vila Nova Hotel ***

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Vila Nova Hotel is centrally located in Ponta Delgada, 20 minutes walk from our boat base. The hotel features comfortable air-conditioned rooms with mini bar and en-suite facilities. This hotel has good facilities for a 3*** hotel.  Rooms include long comfortable beds and a private bathroom with bathtub/shower and a mini-bar. Guests can enjoy the daily breakfast buffet and dinner at the poolside restaurant. Their bar serves exotic and refreshing cocktails and a variety of afternoon snacks. The swimming pool has a spacious sun roof with sun loungers and parasols for shade. The hotel gym is a great for fitness lovers and for families the Vila Nova games room is a great place to enjoy time away together. 

Hotel top amenities

 – Free WiFi in lobby

– Free WiFi in the rooms

– Free parking

– Pool

– Air conditioning

– Hotel bar

Hotel facilities

 – 24-hour room service

– 24-hour reception

– Car park

– Concierge

– Deck chairs / Sun loungers

– Express check-in / out

– Hotel bar

– Hotel safe

– Laundry service

– Lift

– Outdoor swimming pool

– PC with internet

– Porter service

– Room service

– Terrace

– Towels at the pool / beach

Room facilities

 – Air conditioning

– Bathroom with bathtub / shower

– Cable TV

– Central heating

– Desk

– Flatscreen TV

– Free WiFi in the rooms

– Hairdryer

– Internet

– Room safe

– Telephone

Accessibility and For children


– Accessible parking

– Accessible paths / corridors

– Wheelchair accessible

– Adapted bedrooms

For Children

– Child / Baby cot

– Childcare / Babysitting

– Children’s play room

Accommodation sustainability policy

– The Vila Nova Hotel uses artificial light and electronic equipment that can remain unplugged. LED lamps are also used to be more energy efficient. 

– Each floor of the hotel provides a recycling bin. The Hotel kitchen seperates organic garbage that is collected daily. 

– The Hotel uses a much locally sorced ingredients as possible. They have planted a small garden within the hotel where they grow spices and vegetables. 

– Toiletries are Ritual Brand and eco-friendly

Hotel Ponta Delgada ***

Hotel Ponta Delgada ***

Hotel Ponta Delgada 3*

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Located near the old town centre and 15 minutes walk to our boat base, this hotel has good facilities for our guests. Free WiFi access is available in all areas of the hotel. The Ponta Delgada’s Baco Restaurant offers authentic local dishes using locally sourced products and produce. Child options and vegetarian options are on their menu which has a wide variety of options. The hotel’s bar has an esplanade, where guests can enjoy a refreshing drink or cocktail from their drinks menu featuring locally sourced wines. Rooms are air-conditioned and include cable TV’s and en-suite bathrooms. Every room at the Hotel Ponta Delgada has a balcony. The comfort suites include bathtubs and business suites include a walk in shower. Guests can relax at the hotels message centre which features a jacuzzi, Turkish bath, spa, indoor heated pool and beauty salon.

Thomas Place ***

Thomas Place ***

Thomas Place

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

​Clean, modern and basic accommodation. Centrally located in a quieter area of the town centre, within walking distance of the marina and our boat base (10 mins). The hotel doesn’t have a pool but it is only a short walk to the public seafront pools which has slides and access to sea bathing. Rooms feature an en suite bathroom with cable TV, free WIFI and a desk. Hypoallergenic linen and pillows are used to dress the beds.

Breakfast is not included. Guests are free to use the breakfast room equipment on the ground floor (microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle and cooking utensils) . The hotel reception will provide guests with a hair dryer or dark towels on request (for the thermal baths / beach). There is a private car park with a small daily fee charged to guests. Guests can enjoy the panoramic views from the hotels terrace. The hotel allows 1 extra bed per room (for families or friends sharing).

Accommodation sustainability policy

– Waste separation

– Use of LED lamps

– Floor aisle lamps with motion sensor

– Use of heat pumps and solar panels for water heating

– Gas isn’t used

– Guests are encouraged to recycle their towels (use the same towel more than once)

– The Hotel is built with large windows thus favoring ventilation and natural lighting

– Replacement of plastic water bottles with glass

Hotel Matriz ***

Hotel Matriz ***

Hotel Matriz 3*

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Located in the historic centre of Ponta Delgada within walking distance to all the main attractions of Ponta Delgada, this hotel offers 30 rooms in a comfortable and relaxing environment. All rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TV. Buffet breakfast is served in the ground floor breakfast room. The hotel features conference rooms for business trips, a laundry service, bar, 24-hour front desk, shared lounge and luggage storage. Free parking is in the basement of the hotel with doors that connect to rooms giving guests direct access. The beach is 4km from the hotel and the Ponta Delgada airport is only 2km away. 

Hotel do Colegio ****

Hotel do Colegio ****

Hotel do Colegio 4*

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

This traditional Azorean building was once a school. A former pupil (the current owner) beautifully restored the building and incorporated the college theme throughout the décor (hence the name “Colegio”). This hotel is in a good, central location and just a short 10 minute walk to the boat base. Rooms are spacious, recently redecorated and come equipped with a minibar, air conditioning and TV, private bathrooms have a hairdryer. The hotel has a good sized outdoor pool and there is free WIFI throughout. In the morning, the hotel serves a large buffet breakfast. The hotels restaurant serves signature cuisine, made from locally grown ingredients. Parking is available nearby, at an extra fee.

It was a fabulous hotel and lived up to expectations in terms of interest, location, comfort and peace. – Richard Rose-Casemore May 2022