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Preserved history of Azores: long-standing and historical hotels

Guests of Azores will have an opportunity to spend a few days in the hotel with unique historic spirit. The unusual hotel Pocinhobay is situated in a picturesque bay on the island of Pico. It occupies six old stone villas, each of which has managed to retain its pristine environment. Small houses preserve the pristine finish of stone and wood; some villas have a large fireplace. Elements in traditional style include luxury wicker furniture, hammocks, beautiful clay vases and plenty of pictures by prominent local artists. The surrounding area of the hotel is also very picturesque; it features a spacious stone terrace decorated with elegant wooden furniture and potted flowers.
Hotel Do Colegio The island of San Miguel can boast Hotel Do Colegio occupying a notable 19th-century building. A lot of unique items, including archways and high ceilings, tall narrow windows and natural stone finishing, have survived there. Despite the fact that design of the hotel was developed by contemporary designers, it corresponds with traditions of the past years. Rooms and public areas feature elegant wooden furniture and upholstery of pastel shades. The restaurant is decorated with chic chandeliers and lamps in the style of yesteryear. One of the main advantages of this historic hotel is a great wine bar that regularly hosts wine tastings and other amazing gastronomic events.
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Pousada de Sao Sebastiao One of the most notable historic hotels of the archipelago is located in the town of Angra do Heroismo. Pousada de Sao Sebastiao is set in the clifftop fortress dating back to the 16th century. It’s called the Little Castle of St. Sebastian. This unique historical sight is surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens with a variety of spacious terraces providing panoramic views of Monte Brasil and the lively coastal region. Rooms are designed in modern style; public areas have managed to keep their historic charm. The spacious hall with high vaulted ceiling houses the restaurant. Guests could experience a true aristocratic activity; we are talking about hunting.
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Pousada da Horta - Forte da Santa Cruz, Ilha do Faial Another luxurious castle built over 500 years ago is occupied by Pousada da Horta - Forte da Santa Cruz, Ilha do Faial . The building housing the hotel was recognized a historic monument of national importance in 1947. The hotel offers elegant rooms designed in purple tones with windows providing panoramic views of the Bay of Horta. Premises are decorated with lovely wicker furniture. The restaurant&bar features restored old beamed ceilings.
Convento de São Francisco Photo of Convento de São Francisco, Ilha São Miguel Convento de São Francisco , which is also of great interest from a historical perspective, is situated on the island of San Miguel. The lodge is set in the building of the Franciscan monastery dating back to the 17th century. It has a luxurious courtyard with a fountain survived after reconstruction. The hotel has a unique collection of antique furniture; wooden and stone furnishing has been preserved in the hallways and rooms. It’s worth noting an abundance of amazing paintings and wall panels, carpets with colorful patterns and decorative items made of wood. The hotel is surrounded by the picturesque orchard that also features a lot of old trees and landscape decorations.
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