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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores

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BorisD52
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
2 reviews
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“Unforgettable, amazing stay in a clean, fully equipped nice house, walking distance from downtown”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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What an experience! We came from Sweden to spend two weeks on this legendary island of Sao Miguel, and to see the town of Ponta Delgada. We actually only needed a place to sleep and eat, since we would be exploring the place and the surroundings. But we got much more, far more than we would expect.
We were received by Maria, one of our hosts, with a warm smile, local bread and some local specialty she makes.
The kitchen was well equipped, we had our privacy. The swimming pool and Maria's garden were quite an experience, too. And the weather was perfect - you don't have to be lucky. The Sun shines every day. There may be a short shower, but don't worry. Those make this beautiful island so intensly green. The Sun will be back shortly, anyway.
What a pleasant surprise when we experienced the kindness, the hospitality and service mindedness of our hosts. They really offered far more than they needed to. Maria, a truly charming and sympathetic lady who is in charge of the two houses, demonstrated how wonderful one's stay can be when the hosts express genuine caring, warmth and friendliness. We don't take these qualities for granted. We could sense the love our hosts feel for their work.
We had a fully modern shower, modern kitchen with a new infrared stove, refrigerator with a small freezer inside, all necessary kitchen utensils, a micro, etc. Everything worked just fine.
Now that our time here is up, we actually don't feel like going back home :-( This place is a magnet.

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Liked best: This place being like an oasis, offering quiet, beautiful garden making it a retreat-like place.
Liked least: We had no problems with anything.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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emweee99
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A memorable stay”
Reviewed 17 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

An absolutely fantastic place just outside the city centre of Ponta Delgada, only 10 minutes to walk to the promenade and about 5 minutes from the supermarket. On arrival we were warmly welcomed with delicious cold beers and welcome tips about the city and the rest of the stunning island of São Miguel by our lovely hosts. Inside the studio freshly picked bananas and home-made fig and red guava jam were awaiting us. The beautiful, flowery garden is well maintained and looks simply beautiful and stunning. Guests are welcome to use the barbecue as well as the lovely swimming pool.

And yes, we did hear the dog barking, and we did hear the rooster singing from the neighbour's garden (and it did not keep us awake one moment), but they are simply part of the environs and both me and my girlfriend loved having the rooster around in its natural habit , it simply added to the dreamy atmosphere of this memorable experience.

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Liked best: the home-made jam
Liked least: would have liked some more home-made jam :)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ingridori...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The best place to stay at Ponta Delgada! Great location, amazing place.”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

I was travelling to the Azores with my boyfriend in the beginning of June, and after a long flight from Amsterdam with a layover in Lisbon, we got dropped of at Casa dos Agapantos. Maria, our host, and her husband Armando, gave us a warm welcome and offered us a cold beer to relax after the flight, while they gave us advice and information for our stay, before giving us a tour of the premises. The house itself is very charming, very clean, equipped with everything you’ll need during your holiday - and much more! We even got a basket with fruit, including freshly picked bananas from the garden, delicious home made jams, and breads. The garden is amazing - apart from the beautiful big swimming pool (also the cleanest one I’ve ever seen), we could use the barbecue and the herb garden, or just relax and watch the cat playing around between the tropical fruit trees (there are bananas, pineapples, avocados and much more growing in the garden) and beautiful flowers. Its the perfect location also if you don’t choose to rent a car, as you can just walk down to the city centre with all the restaurants, and the harbour with the whale watching and tour operators. After busy days exploring the island, we couldn’t have had a better place to come back to than Casa dos Agapantos. On hot days, you could cool down in the pool, and the house itself also stayed nice and cool thoughout the day. I really can’t praise this place enough, the same goes for Maria who is an amazing host - she went out of her place to make sure we had everything we needed. On our last day, she even whipped up some great fresh mojitos with mint from her garden. This place is great for couples and small families! And they have one more guest house in the garden if you are travelling with more people. If we go back to the Azores, we won’t even consider staying anywhere else!

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Liked best: Everything! The house, the garden, the host, the service, the location!
Liked least: No complaints whatsoever!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cara E
Cirencester
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137 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent but a few niggles”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Hosts were wonderful. We were greeted with a basket of fruit, bread and some of Maria's delicious home made jams. We would reiterate the positive reviews of early contributors. Some nuisance from the barking of a local dog was quickly dealt with by Maria, the host. There was a problem with hot water. There appeared not to be any available in the evening. Using the kitchenette tap shut off the water to the shower. The tap in the shower would be difficult to use for some people being very stiff. You do have to park a car in the road and not on the drive.
Apartment was very well equipped and Maria even supplied dark coloured towels for bathing in the iron rich hot spring water. The house pool was warm enough to swim in. Maria is from the Azores and has a lot of local knowledge which she is happy to share.
On balance a good experience and would highly recommend.

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Liked best: Scale, comfort of apartment and standard of equipment.
Liked least: Size of shower tray. It was small.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Older travelers
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PamY_11
Redditch, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“You will not need an alarm clock!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed for one week, studio apartment very spacious, good location, approx 10 mins walk into town.
Very clean, garden very well kept, pool nice and big, we did not use as weather not good enough.
Down side we appreciate the studio is for two people but there were only two mugs which meant keep washing them up, very basic cooking utensiles ie no spatulas.
Not good as residential area dogs that barked 11pm, midnight and after, hard to get to sleep.
Mornings they have a cockerel that lives in a tree right outside the windo and he wakes up before 6am, this was a real pain....

Plus home made jam and bread left for you on arrival, down side it would be nice if there was some milk to have a drink.

Down side Ponta Delgarda is not a very clean place, litter, dog mess.

We will not be returning and I can not recommend.

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Liked best: Garden
Liked least: Dogs barking and cockerel
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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