Set in a marvellous 16th-century fortress which overlooks Horta Bay on the island of Faial, this pousada is the perfect base for a cultural holiday in the Azores.
The city's port is just 400 metres away, bringing visitors to and from other islands of the Azores, and the beautiful black sand beach at Praia de Almoxarife is just a ten-minute drive from the hotel.
The hotel itself has been classified as a national monument since 1947, and its classic rooms provide a wonderful oasis of peace and comfort with a historical air.
Guests are welcomed by multilingual staff in the 24-hour reception, and might take advantage of a wealth of helpful facilities offered by the hotel, including a business centre, reading room, and free internet access in common areas.
There is also an outdoor pool and games room with table games for guest leisure, all for a wonderful island retreat.