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Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort

Estrada Regional N0 1-1a 1º Morro de Baixo, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600-219 Portugal
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#1 of 2 hotels in Ribeira Grande
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Between the mountains and the sea! Placed in the middle of the mountains and the sea, the Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort offers the best experiences from both worlds, between the contemplation of the mountain sheltering the famous Lagoa do Fogo and the relaxing Santa Bárbara beach, with over half a mile of sand. Both families and adventure lovers are able to enjoy an infinite number of experiences that will fill you with the mystic of “living Azores”, since the pedestrian tours, to the adrenaline of using a surfboard for the first time, or to just contemplate our unique blue and green landscape.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car park
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Tiago C wrote a review Apr. 13
London, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
After spending 3 nights at the hotel, we went over to the other side of the island for the final 3 days of our holiday in the Azores. One night we decided to go back to the hotel with some friends who were keen to try out the restaurant. We reserved a table for 4. After arriving at the hotel for dinner at around 8.30pm, we were informed that we would not be served dinner due to new covid restrictions (that had been imposed in the island that day). Obviously, if the local government imposes new restrictions, these MUST be respected. Nonetheless, when talking on the phone to carry out our reservation, we were not informed of such limitations to serve dinner to non-guests. In fact, we rang the hotel twice during that day – one to do the initial reservation and one to inform we were going to be a few minutes late. In BOTH of these calls, the hotel did not inform us that they would NOT be able to serve us dinner. When we got to Santa Barbara and were informed that we could not have dinner, I requested to write in the “complaints book” – a book which is required by Portuguese law and cannot be denied to any customer. When requesting the complaints book, I was asked by the concierge to wait for a few minutes (and so the 4 of us waited for 5-10 minutes in the hotel lobby). I was then asked by the concierge if I could talk to the F&B Director over the phone, which I accepted to. When on the phone, the F&B director threatened me. He sarcastically suggested “if you are to ask for the complaints book, I will call the police as it is against the current restriction for you to be out of your accommodation. The law is with me, and as so, I recommend you leave my hotel”. After listening to these threatening words from the hotel director I was appalled and felt threatened. In sum, I feel this behaviour is absolutely unacceptable for a 4**** hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
RafaelEnc wrote a review Mar. 2021
2 contributions
Outstanding staff, service, and views! The restaurant and bar offer a delightful experience. Would definitely recommend this hotel for a couple's getaway! I Will be back surely for another experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: must try the recommended week's cocktail
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MKass wrote a review Mar. 2021
Memphis2 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff was incredibly warm and friendly from start to finish. The room was also incredible and had many amenities that would make this ideal for a family or if you were planning on spending most of your time enjoying the resort including a well-stocked kitchen, a great gym, and what looked like a beautiful pool area (it was too cold for us to enjoy this part). The restaurant had some of the best gyozas and yakatori I've ever had, and the breakfasts were phenomenal. The only knock was that there wasn't a bathroom door, so maybe don't go with people you aren't comfortable with.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Rebecca W wrote a review Nov. 2020
Gimel, Switzerland144 contributions23 helpful votes
We chose to stay on the north coast and use a rental car to explore the island (and go scuba diving off the south coast) and we couldn't have been happier than our choice to stay at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort. The beach is stunning to watch, the villas are modern, spacious, clean, and comfortable; the staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as room service. The private jacuzzi is worth it! Our daughter loved the outdoor pool as well as the indoor one at the wellness center which we were able to reserve for her daily. Most importantly, we had two separate bedrooms, for our daughter and us, and the resort helped us set up a daily babysitter who watched our daughter for 5-6 hours 4 days a week and 2-3 evenings a week when she was asleep so we could leave the resort to go out to dinner. The babysitter was wonderful and made our stay perfect as we could enjoy grown-up things while our daughter had a fantastic time at the resort. The whole family loved our stay here and would recommend it to any other families. A great home base from which to enjoy the natural beauty of this wonderful island.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Anaaranha wrote a review Nov. 2020
United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
We Couldn’t have enjoyed Santa Barbara Eco Resort more! The location is amazing, the views are beautiful, the rooms are modern but comfortable and the staff is just 100% - smiley, kind and super efficient. To top this all the food is TO DIE FOR! It was so good that we ate at the hotel nearly every single day. The produce is fresh and very tasty - dishes like the poke bowls, the burger and the sashimi were very impressive. We had the best 6 days ever! There is so much to see and do in São Miguel, we completely fell in love with it and will be coming back soon to stay at this very same hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$111 - US$347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PortugalAzoresSão MiguelRibeira Grande
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Azores Outdoor Activities (7.8 km), Lagoa do Fogo (7.1 km), and Miradouro de Santa Iría (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quinta dos Sabores, Restaurante O Silva, and Restaurante da Associacao Agricola de São Miguel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Does Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.