The 16 Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in the Azores

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February 18, 2022

The Azores archipelago is home to nine major and magical islands set in three main groups.

The 16 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 and Guesthouses in
São Miguel in the Azores

São Miguel is all about nature. Think magnificent lagoons, blue and green lakes, volcanic and natural pools, picturesque fishing village, loads of green and flowers.
Aerial view of Pink House, a boutique guesthouse in São Miguel in the Azores.

Pink House Azores
– Ponta Delgada, São Miguel

We love the look of this restored old barn turned into a striking three-bedroom holiday home, only seven-minutes drive from the historical centre of São Miguel in the Azores. You can also rent Pink House’s cosy private suite, with a fully equipped kitchenette and open living dining room. Ideal for couples or small families. There’s a seasonal outdoor pool.

 

Swimming pool and view at SENSI Azores Nature and SPA, a boutique hotel in São Miguel in the Azores.

SENSI Azores Nature and SPA
– Ginetes, São Miguel

SENSI is an absolute delight of a boutique hotel, comprising a villa and rooms with privileged views of the garden, countryside and/or sea. It’s the perfect base to discover all the natural wonders that São Miguel has to offer, but if after a day of exploring you need to relax – there’s also a restaurant, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool, a hammam and a beautiful garden.

   

Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort, modern and exotic eco-villas in Ribeira Grande, north coast of São Miguel Island, with direct access to the beach.

Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort
– Ribeira Grande, São Miguel

Modern and exotic eco-villas in Ribeira Grande, north coast of São Miguel Island, with direct access to the beach, a beach bar, a swimming pool and a wellness centre.

 

Furnas Boutique Hotel Thermal & Spa, a boutique hotel located in São Miguel Island, in Vale das Furnas.

Octant Furnas
– Furnas, São Miguel

A four-star boutique hotel located in São Miguel Island, in Vale das Furnas, home to the largest concentration of thermal waters in Europe. Featuring swimming pools and a Spa & Wellness centre.

 

Bedroom at Herdade do Ananás, a eco-friendly farm-stay is set in a famous pineapple plantation in São Miguel in the Azores.

Herdade do Ananás
– Ponta Delgada, São Miguel

This eco-friendly farm-stay is set in a famous pineapple plantation in the gorgeous São Miguel island, 3kms from Ponta Delgada.

 

Two beautiful and well-equipped studios and a couple of one-bedroom houses at Quinta dos Peixes Falantes in Ribeira Grande, in São Miguel in the Azores.

Quinta dos Peixes Falantes
– Ribeira Grande, São Miguel

Two beautiful and well-equipped studios and a couple of one-bedroom houses in Ribeira Grande, with access to a private garden and swimming pool.

Bedroom at Pico do Refúgio, a boutique guesthouse set in a mansion that dates to the beginning of the 17th century located in São Miguel in the Azores.

Pico do Refúgio
– Ribeira Grande, São Miguel

Located on the north coast of the island of São Miguel in the Azores, Pico do Refúgio is a mansion that dates to the beginning of the 17th century. Offering traditional-style houses with contemporary design, sea views and an outdoor swimming pool.

Casa da Ilha is a small boutique guesthouse in São Miguel in the Azores.

Casa da Ilha
– Ponta Delgada, São Miguel

Facing the ocean, Casa da Ilha is a small boutique guesthouse set in a property that has been in the same family for three generations. The space has a Scandinavian minimalist vibe due to its cement-lined flooring and walls, which balance in harmony with the warm tones of the wooden furniture. There’s a charming courtyard garden.

White Exclusive Suites & Villas, a stunning boutique hotel in Lagoa, in the Azores island of São Miguel.

White
– Lagoa, São Miguel

White Exclusive Suites & Villas is a stunning boutique hotel in Lagoa, in the Azores island of São Miguel. The hotel overlooks the ocean and it features an inviting outdoor swimming pool.

Bungalow at Bananas Lodge in São Miguel in the Azores

Bananas Lodge
– Ribeira Grande, São Miguel

Located on the north coast of São Miguel, The Bananas Lodge offers two charming and comfortable bungalows near the beach, with a tropical vibe.

 

Furnas Lake Forest Living in São Miguel in the Azores

Furnas Lake Forest Living
– Furnas, São Miguel

As the name suggests, you will be surrounded by a stunning forest near the mystical Furnas Lake on the island of São Miguel. The various minimalist Scandinavian houses and studios all come with a fully equipped kitchen. There are several hiking trails to explore, fruit gardens, and a swimming pool.

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

Aerial view of Lava Homes, a special resort on the island of Pico in the Azores.

Lava Homes
– Terra Alta, Pico

This special resort on the island of Pico has a small village feel to it, offering panoramic sea views and an incredible heated swimming pool (5x14m). There are fourteen accommodation units, from one to three-bedrooms, all with kitchenettes and breathtaking sea views. There’s also a grocery store and a restaurant, offering both dine-in and take-away options.

 

Living room at Pocinho Bay, a quirky boutique hotel located on the south west coast of Pico in the Azores.e

Pocinho Bay
– Madalena, Pico

This quirky boutique hotel is located on the south west coast of Pico. The owner Luísa, has individually decorated each of the six double rooms using local materials, modern design pieces and ethnic decorative objects and art that she has collected during her travels around the world.

 

Wooden Cabins at Cabanas da Viscondessa, one of the best places to stay in the Azores island of São Jorge.

Cabanas da Viscondessa
– Urzelina, São Jorge

Cabanas da Viscondessa is one of the best places to stay in the Azores island of São Jorge. The modern wooden cabanas (cabins) are surrounded by the island’s lush green nature and the outdoor terrace offers a splendid view of Pico.


Caparica Azores Ecolodge in Terceira in the Azores.

Caparica Azores Ecolodge
– Biscoitos, Terceira

If you like the sound of staying in a fancy tree house with superb views of the ocean, then look no further. There are six ecolodges (aka tree houses), a rustic house for groups and families and a communal main house. Caparica Azores Ecolodge is located on the island of Terceira in the Azores.

 

Aerial view of Azul Singular, a glamping eco-retreat located on the island of Faial in the Azores. ‍

Azul Singular
– Horta, Faial

This glamping eco-retreat located on the island of Faial provides a unique way to experience the Azores. Set amongst a tropical scene, they offer comfortable and spacious wood tents that come with fully equipped kitchenettes, a fire stove and your own private bathroom and garden where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast surrounded by a greenery paradise.


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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.

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