Maria is a fantastic host and made us feel at home on this incredible island. She had ideas of where to go and where to eat. Breakfast was fantastic and there were lots of nice options (which was impressive for there only being a few guests during the low season when we were there). Accommodation was clean with hot water, heating/ac. Bed was a little hard but not that big of a deal especially since everything else was perfect. Ideal to have a car as it’s not in the center of town but you need a car anyway to explore the island. Madalena is really. Nice town and I recommend staying there especially if you’re coming from Faial. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Looking forward to returning!
Loved staying at Villa Madalena. The owner was amazing, extremely nice, very accommodating with us checking in earlier. Let us have breakfast the day we arrived, baked a delicious cake for the guest to eat at night while drinking some tea, and we had the best night sleep in our trip so far! Location is great, you can walk to some restaurant with delicious food. I totally recommend this place.
Really nice and friendly local/American owner and really helpfull staff who are trying to make everything comfortable even during the hurricane Lorenzo. Also gave some good advice for trips. Luxary and a clean room. It was a very nice stay.
The Villa da Madalena is a hotel (where the reception is not always manned). It is wonderfully situated on a small hill, with beautiful views of the village and the island of Faial on the other side of a channel. The rooms are spacious, clean, have A/C, nice bathroom. Well maintained, and conveniently located. Very quiet, both during day and at night. Everything is easily reached in the nice village (supermarket, restaurants, diving operations). No TV or minibar - which are things we don’t need anyway. The breakfast has a wide selection as well. Best thing about the hotel is the lady who runs it. Extremely helpful in all requests. She even did laundry, and would not accept payment of it... Goes very recommended, next time we’re in Pico we will surely stay here again!
The hotel is in a great location as it has a supermarket down the road, is only a short walk from the ferry terminal and restaurants and has fantastic views of Pico. Maria is lovely and welcoming and offered us cake and refreshments on arrival as well as an upgrade to an apartment due to other bookings which was great. Very spacious and it was lovely to have a balcony and kitchen so we could chill out after sightseeing with a G&T and cake watching the sunset :-) The breakfast was extensive and there is the option to sit in the dining room or out on the terrace to enjoy the views. There was some construction going on next door so the view below the apartment on one side were not so great but all you have to do is look up and see Pico which makes up for it.