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Solar da Gloria ao Carmo

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New York City, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a long overdue review but we have to tell everyone how great Solar da Glória ao Carmo is!! We had a 4-night stay at Solar da Glória ao Carmo in October 2015 and it was the best stay ever. Everyday our host helped us to plan our itinerary based on our interests and also the weather with great...

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We recently arrived at Solar da Gloria, a lovely little hotel outside Ponta Delgada, ready to check into our room, and we were greeted warmly by the owner, tho he appeared a bit puzzled when we identified ourselves. He politely explained that he had no reservation for us, and the hotel was fully booked. Imagine my chagrin! We'd prepaid! He...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Solar da Gloria ao Carmo is located a bit outside the town center in a beautiful old building. The rooms are furnished in the same antique style but with a lot of attention to detail and lovely touches, such as beach towels and a coffee machine outside the rooms. The suite Antero and room Natalia both have direct access to...

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José S, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We willbkeep our eye on details to maximise your comfort and please you. Room "Natalia" is a nice double room but of course the Suites have more than the double space which turns your stay even more comfortable.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An Awesome place. 1700 or so heritage building , totally modern inside. Great beds and pillows. Our host José was amazing. The best advice on where to go, what to do and where to eat or buy groceries. His wife Eduarda is an amazing chef. We woke up to an fantastic breakfast which was included in our stay. We ordered...

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José S, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the warm words and nice review. We are grateful for your reservation and it's our mission to keep our guests happy and pleased by all the ways we have. We will be waiting for your soon return.

Olhao, Portugal
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The house is beautifully restored, authentic, comfortable and with a very relaxed feel. The owners are the real stars !Paulo is the sumptuosity of kindness and hospitality and Eduarda, with her golden hands and good humour, cooks succulent breakfasts and dinners for guests. Thank you both as well as the wonderful staff for receiving us like kings and making our...

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José S, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We hope you can come back soon for a longer stay.

Orillia, Canada
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our personal tour guide Lisa Ringelberg highly recommended this inn. We were very happy to be able to stay for 10 nights in an apartment at Solar Gloria Au Carmo. Edwarda is an artist in furnishing the rooms and apartments, her home, and in preparing delights in the kitchen. We ate Edwarda's breakfasts every day (everything you could want and...

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a privilege to have such nice guests and for a large period where we really have tried to please and make you comfortable and to make you feel at home.

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the last night of our honeymoon, and wish we'd had more time here! The location, building and room were all great, Eduarda and Jose fantastic hosts, and the food was easily one of the best meals we had on our trip. Thanks so much, we'll be back...

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's our purpose to provide the best experience even if you only take 1 day with us. We were also happy you could try the wine dinner event that took place that evening. We hope you can come back soon.

Livonia, Michigan
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Jose and Eduarda are wonderful hosts! Between the two of them, I know they speak at least Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Both are lovely people. Jose helped us rent a car, he suggested great places to visit, and made recommendations and reservations at restaurants that met our needs and interests. Eduarda is in charge of the kitchen and all...

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We try to be in the center of the island - even if if it is not right in the middle - we try to be among the hearth of those who are visiting this beautiful land at the inner Atlantic.

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The proprietors Edwarda and Jose made every possible effort to make this a fantastic stay - from loaning us car seats for the children, to some absolutely exceptional meals prepared freshly from local ingredients (including the best lemon meringue pie I have ever eaten and quite possibly also the best desert I have ever had!) and a superbly selected wine...

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are happy we were able to please all the family and really want that you can come back "home" in a near future.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our two nights at this hotel. José the owner collected us at the airport and was very helpful with information about the island and ideas for places to visit. The breakfast was lovely with lots of fresh options and our host Eduarda made us pancakes and scrambled eggs. The hotel is very close to two beaches and...

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We hope to have your visit back soon.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A historical site in the paradisiacal island of S. Miguel, Azores - Solar Gloria ao Carmo became a protected architectural landmark by the Ponta Delgada council in 1993. Staying at the Solar allows you to go back in time to the 17th century, with all the comfort of the 21st.Situated at the Livramento, a mere 300 metres away we find the Populo and Milicias beaches, whose unique volcanic rocks and sands serve as testimony to the island's unique geologic origins. Ponta Delgada, the Archipelago's beautiful capital, is 5 minutes away by car or one hour walk by the Sea.The Solar gives the option of staying in double room and a suite within the main House, or in separate apartments but connected to the "Solar" granting a comfortable and more independent stay.Come and unwind with us in this Bed and Breakfast where history and nature come together to tell stories, inspire peace and bring wellbeing.In this unique setting, your hosts promise you unforgettable moments... Let yourself be inspired! We're waiting for you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solar da Gloria ao Carmo

Address: Rua da Gloria ao Carmo 5 | Livramento, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-618, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Ponta Delgada
Price Range: $123 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Solar da Gloria ao Carmo 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Apartment was very comfortable for us with airy feeling and fully equipped kitchen and great loft bedroom”
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“Three rooms are relatively traditional, with the other two being modern in style.”
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“ground floor suite with patio”
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“Rooms in the main house are lovely and quaint, the new extension has apartments with their own kitchen and access to a lovely roof terrace.”
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