The 17 Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in the Azores

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April 22, 2024
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The 17 Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in the Azores

The Azores archipelago is home to nine major and magical islands set in three main groups. These are Flores and Corvo, to the west; Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, and Faial in the centre; and São Miguel and Santa Maria, to the east – along with the Formigas Reef.

In this article, we are going to tell you about the best boutique hotels in the Azores, but if you are visiting São Miguel, you can take a sneak peek at our trip here. São Miguel is the main island with plenty to offer nature seekers.

Below is a mix of the Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in the Azores we have visited and love, plus those on our radar - divided by the following islands:

Boutique Hotels in São Miguel in the Azores

Sensi Azores Nature and Spa
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Sensi Azores Nature and Spa

SENSI is an absolute delight of a boutique hotel, comprising a villa and rooms with privileged views of the garden, countryside and/or sea. There’s a restaurant, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool, a hammam and a beautiful garden. This spa hotel provides the perfect base to discover all the natural wonders of São Miguel.

Sensi Azores Nature and Spa is a boutique hotel in São Miguel, comprising a villa and rooms with privileged views of the garden, countryside and sea.

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Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort
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Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort

Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort offers modern eco-villas on the north coast of São Miguel Island. Each carefully decorated villa has a complete kitchenette, living room, balcony, and bathroom. Guests can enjoy direct access to the beach, a beach bar, a swimming pool, and a wellness centre, surrounded by island views and tropical vibes.

Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort's exotic villas on São Miguel Island, offer direct access to the beach, a beach bar, a pool and a wellness centre.

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Octant Furnas
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Octant Furnas

Octant Furnas is a spa hotel in the picturesque valley of Vale das Furnas on São Miguel Island. It features a touch of retro decor, a unique sensorial spa journey, and nature activities. Enjoy round-the-clock thermal pools, two restaurants, and various room types, including Terrace Pool Rooms, with a private deck and swimming pool.

Octant Furnas is a spa hotel in Vale das Furnas, São Miguel Island, home to Europe's largest concentration of hot springs.

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Herdade do Ananás
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Herdade do Ananás

Herdade do Ananás is a small hotel set on a pineapple plantation on São Miguel island. Enjoy elegant rooms, vintage furniture, breakfast with local produce, a fire circle, a spa in a pineapple greenhouse, complimentary bicycles, a farm-to-table restaurant and an organic vegetable garden. The hotel highly values sustainability, with eco-friendly practices like autonomous irrigation, rainwater collection, and reused furniture.

Herdade do Ananás is an eco-friendly farm-stay set in a famous pineapple plantation on the gorgeous Azorean island of São Miguel.

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White
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White

João and Catarina Reis created a serene retreat exclusively for adults aged 14 years and above, blending traditional Azorean architecture with modern design. The hotel boasts nine suites and two exclusive villas, both with private pools, featuring sleek and contemporary decor, kitchenettes, and horizon views (except for the villa La Maison). Guests can relax in the heated saltwater pool or spacious outdoor areas. The on-site Cardume restaurant sources the freshest ingredients locally for an unforgettable dining experience.

White is a boutique hotel perched on a clifftop, overlooking the ocean on the Azores island of São Miguel.

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Quinta dos Peixes Falantes
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Quinta dos Peixes Falantes

Quinta dos Peixes Falantes is a rural retreat nestled on the idyllic north coast of São Miguel Island. The estate offers two beautifully furnished studios and two cosy one-bedroom houses surrounded by a garden with a swimming pool. Breakfast is not included in the price, but it can be served upon request.

Quinta dos Peixes Falantes comprises two beautiful, well-equipped studios and a couple of one-bedroom houses on the island of São Miguel.

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Boutique Hotels in Pico, São Jorge, Terceira and Faial in the Azores

Azores Wine Company
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Azores Wine Company

Azores Wine Company is a winery offering architect-designed serviced apartments on scenic Pico Island in the Azores. This winery pays homage to Azorean wine, capturing the tradition of old Pico wineries where people would drink, eat, and sleep. There's a tasting room, a restaurant, plus five stunning apartments, including four studios and a two-bedroom apartment. Savour rare wines in your own room with climate-controlled mini-wineries.

Azores Wine Company is an one-of-a-kind winery offering architect-designed serviced apartments, on the stunningly scenic Pico Island.

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Azul Singular
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Azul Singular

Azul Singular is a glamping eco-retreat located in the heart of Faial Island, set amongst a tropical scene. Guests can choose from Large Tents (up to 4 people), Couple Tents, and Yurts (both for 2 people) equipped with private showers, toilets and kitchenettes. The park also includes a lounge, terrace with ocean views, laundry facilities and specialized bikes for rental.

Azul Singular on Faial Island is an eco-retreat set among a tropical scene, offering comfortable and spacious yurts and wooden cabins.

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So there you go, those are what we consider to be some of the Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in the Azores right now. We hope you like them as much as we do. You might also want to check out The Best Hotels in Azores.

If you are interested in visiting other parts of Portugal, you might also be interested in checking out our handpicked list of the Best Hotels in Portugal.

Here's hoping you create new memories here in Portugal. Tag us on Instagram (we would love it if you do!) and let us know how it goes. 🤗

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Obrigada,
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Joana and Sofia

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