One of my favorite place to stay in Horta. The studio apparment on the top floor is brillant. Awesome views over the sera ans Pico Volcano. It's big ang clean, however on thr 2 occasions I have stayed there I saw a couple of coachroches ! One in the bathrom and on the balcony. It seems to be an going problem that spoiled a little the fun.
We arrived from Pico on the early ferry and the friendly staff allowed us in to the apartment early which was great. They also provide nice extra touches such as bottled water and chocolate on the bedside table. The studio is a good size with comfortable beds and sofa with a well equipped kitchen area. The bathroom is large with a really lovely shower and everything was clean and modern. It's a 10-15 minute walk to the marina/port and has a lovely view of Pico. Although we stayed in a room only one storey up on a busy road, it was well insulated and not noisy.
I must say that this is an amazing self catering apartment. Right in the centre of Horta, 10 mins walk to the ferry in one direction and 10 mins towards the bay on the other side. The road behind the apartment has a little supermarket and a bakery with all you might need. The bed is super comfy and the kitchen very modern. The bathroom has an amazing shower. The owner let us in despite us being quite a few hours early. I would have given 5 stars if the apartment had an elevator (try to reach your apartment, or even just the reception, with a 23kg bag to drag!) or some basics for the cooking (oil, salt, sugar etc.).
Positives - Amazing views over harbour and of pico - Comfy bed - Spacious bathroom - Lots of nice little touches, chocolate on bedside, bottle of water, useful info and leaflets - Very welcoming staff and friendly - Early check in was greatly appreciated - Wifi - Good location near ferry, shops, restaurants, harbour front - Good communication when booking - Clean and generally well equipped Negatives - Could have done with a few more kitchen items such as a veg peeler - Lots of stairs, no lift (but worth it for the view) - Would have liked to have a safe, no issues but would have felt better to have one
This first floor apartment was quiet, clean and well-equipped, with a fabulous view of Pico and ferries coming and going from Horta. Host Sandra was very welcoming and efficient, with early check in and welcome pack of water and apples. Wide range of TV channels. Toiletries provided and daily maid serve if you need it. Easy parking in road and some bars and snack bars nearby.