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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

If you look for a really special place to stay - this is it! A beautifully renovated moastry, ideally located with a beautifful view on the Atlantic and a nice garden with a great swimmingpool. Vila Franco da Campo is a beautiful and quiet little town. You should not miss out on a whalewatching tour with Terra Azul. Their office... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Plus points are the excellent breakfast, the peacefulness of the place. We found it to be clean. The staff were friendly. This is really a unique place, full of character. It's not a traditional hotel though ie no TV in room so may not suit everyone.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

It was a very unusual place for staying: a monastery like only now monks left this house, and we were alone there!:) A little bit scary but an unforgettable experience to feel in 17 century. Very nice breakfast and hospitable staff.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2014

An amazing place, totally unexpected ...step through a nondescript door beside the petrol station off the roundabout coming into Vila Franca do Campo - and into a different world. This former convent has been extensively renovated with great care and attention - providing wonderful airy corridors, cloisters, hidden stairways and high ceilinged rooms, packed with interesting religious-themed art and furniture.... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2014

The Convento is more like a b'n'b with nice view in a stunning old building, so do not expect a hotel with the usual service and you can spend a happy time there. We felt like prince and princess and spent 4 nights there (100 instead of 125 euro p. Night) in a generous and charming room, very clean, good... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

I was very uncertain of whether to book this place or not but have never regretted the decision. The experience is absolutely unique - something i have never seen before. In addition to atmospehere the amenities (breakfast, pool) are also of very high quality!

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Reviewed 10 October 2014

We spent a night there and my husband was having hard time deciding whether to stay with them because he read the negatives from other reviews, and I am happy that we still decided to come to this Convent. The room is very clean, unique with a touch of being a convent in its past. This place is very casual... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

A nice place with a pleasent and special flair as others have explained in detail before. But: Make sure you agree on a rate. We were told we could choose between rooms at 100€ (double bed) or 125€ (two single beds). At arrival we were shown 2 rooms with double beds and were charged... 125€. Overpriced for the place in... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 5 nights in September 2014. The hotel was amazing and our hosts were welcoming and friendly. Our room was superb overlooking the swimming pool and gardens with the sea in the background. The hotel was very comfortable with a relaxing lounge area with drinks available. The breakfasts were amazing especially the fresh pineapple every... More 

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We were on our honeymoon and our wonderful travel company (Archipelago Azores) had booked us the best room in the place- with a balcony overlooking the ocean and the pool. From the outside it didn't look anything special, but the moment you entered you were taken back in time to the world of the convent. They have modernised in a... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Price Range: €69 - €124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Convento de Sao Francisco 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
El Convento De Sao Francisco Hotel
Convento De Sao Francisco Sao Miguel, Portugal - Azores
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sao Miguel
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“Courtyard at the entrance is full of trees, so the view of rooms facing here are just trees which makes room dark.”
 of 5 bubbles smillasnow, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want a sea view you need to ask for a 2nd floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetBrussels, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A room with a view to the sea!!”
 of 5 bubbles bkriehl, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had ground floor rooms in the cloisters facing into the courtyard - easily accessible and lovely views.”
 of 5 bubbles JudithS124, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the upper floor overlooking the sea were probably the best positioned.”
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 of 5 bubbles DonaldC246, 18 Oct 2014 | Read review
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