Hotel do Colegio: "Perfect choice for downtown Ponta Delgada" Ilha de São Miguel Hotel Tip by AnitaJRT

Ilha de São Miguel Hotels: 15 reviews and 32 photos

  View of central courtyard from our room
by AnitaJRT

It is located on a very narrow street, and parking can be difficult (at best) but once you are parked -- the experience could not be beat.

A very nice bar and meeting area in the lobby, good breakfast (but not a wide variety of selections.)

The staff is cheerful and helpful. Cheap internet access at 1 euro per half hour.
We arrived very early in the day and they quickly showed us to our room even though normal checkin time was not until much later in the day. Of course, we were traveling during the off season.

Unique Qualities: This hotel was recently converted from a former convent and in centrally located within easy walking distance of shops, museums and restaurants.

We felt that they had made every attempt to retain some of the character of the building while adding modern day amenities.
We noticed inside the front doors the remains of the loading area for carriages.

The pool is now located in what once was the center courtyard; we had a view of this from our room.

Address: 39 Rua Carvalho Araujo
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: I have to be honest, with all the one way streets I could never give you specific driving instructions -- but suffice it to say, it was a couple of blocks southwest of the museum.
Phone: 296 306600
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 6, 2005
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