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Convento de Sao Francisco
Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Sao Miguel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The Convento is truly an amazing place to stay. Your jaw drops in awe, when you walk through the building. Make sure you go down to the Port. We ate at the Churascorria (Sp), there, in a lovely setting overlooking the water. I had read about the restaurant Atlantico, but it is closed. We also ate at O Jaime, down the street from the Convento, but the seafood was terrible (hard to imagine). The mixed sea food grill ranged from overcooked to tasteless.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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manumargarida, Comodataria at Convento de Sao Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

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Thank you very much for your preference.
I hope you come back

Manuela Guerreiro

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a converted convent which retains many of the original features. Rooms are comfortable and scrupulously clean (my wife insisted I say that) and breakfast is very good. Never managed to try all of the jams, chutneys and honey despite my best efforts! walking distance of the town centre and lovely view of the ilheu as well.
It is definitely a work in progress and I would love to go back and see how the building has changed in a year or two. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: First floor is probably better for the views.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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manumargarida, COMOTATARIA at Convento de Sao Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

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Thank you very much for your preference.
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Manuela Guerreiro

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We booked this through Booking.com as usual, about 3 months ahead. Arrived at the hotel after two days of travelling to get there only to be told that they had no rooms available! We spent 3 hours, looking on their computer and showing them our booking - which was plainly there, and showing them our copies as well, but somehow they had mislaid our booking and given our rooms away to other people.

When they finally realised and admitted their mistake, they found us a camping place instead as all other hotels were of course fully booked. We were not offered any sort lf compensation and its frightening to think what we would have done if they had not found this campsite for us as we are both over 60 and could not possibly have slept in the open.

We were shown round the hotel to see if they could find a room! However we noted it was very damp and cold and were glad in the end not to be staying there.

My advice to anyone booking this hotel is to double check with them several times to make sure they do have your correct booking details and rooms available - and good luck!

Room Tip: Keep on phoning them!
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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manumargarida, comodatária at Convento de Sao Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear friend
The engine in your reservation was not totally ours.
Your booking, booking leaves us only 1 room when you wanted 2.
We helped her to get stuck in na excelente farm in the furnas, so the lady asked for furnas.
You leave here with such regret that you will not stay here.
And i deeply regretted that i had not stayed.
With much like i will have to receive it again

Manuela Guerreiro

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed here for 7 days in mid September and loved it. It is a labyrinth like beautiful building with courtyards, amazing view of the ocean and the Vila Franca do Campo Islet, simple and tasteful decoration. Rooms are spacious, staff is smiling and kind and ambiance is terrific. It has a big garden and a pool among greens which makes you want to stay longer and kill some time in the hotel forgetting your reason to be there: to see the island.

There is always plenty of food at the breakfast table and there is one table so you have to sit with other guests which is nice for socialisation. Every day, an egg, 3-4 types of cheese, 3 types of marmelade, butter, honey, bread are served. If I was asked what I would change, I would not change anything but make breakfast not the same every day but with a bit of a wider selection so there wouldn't be room for boredom. But this is not a criticism, just a suggestion.

As I said, I loved this place and it became my most favourite with its soul behind the stone walls, within its garden of beauty.

Room Tip: Courtyard at the entrance is full of trees, so the view of rooms facing here are just trees which ma...
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I really can't say more nice things than have already been shared. This is a unique experience with wonderful and thoughtful service. We arrived well before check in (about 8:30 am) and were greeted with a ready room and offered breakfast as we walked in the door before even unloading the car. Parking is easy and the gas station next door makes it very easy to fill your rental before returning it at the airport. The hotel is very easy to find and get to, plus is extremely convenient to everything in this small town. The views from the roof are amazing. Take the opportunity to wander around the whole building which is not only left open to explore but is appropriately decorated. The pineapple greenhouses on the grounds are a fun peek into the island's industry.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Convento de Sao Francisco

Address: Jardim Antonio Silva Cabral | Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-107, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sao Miguel
Price Range: ₹ 5,505 - ₹ 10,363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Convento de Sao Francisco 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
El Convento De Sao Francisco Hotel
Convento De Sao Francisco Sao Miguel, Portugal - Azores

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