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Pousada de Horta - Forte de Santa Cruz

Rua Vasco Da Gama, Faial Island, Portugal
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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Portuguese, Seafood, European
Rua Vasco Da Gama, Faial Island, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The refurbishing of this historical fort is spectacular. The room was spacious, with modern amenities, but still retained character. The hotel itself is centrally located, super easy to get around from Horta. And, finally, it has an amazing view!

Thank Ada B
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had a nice lunch on a rainy day by the pool. The view is great. The food and service are just okay. Still worth a visit to sit out and see all of the historic touches from the fort.

Thank LRussell232
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Awful in every way but the view. Staff were slow and uncaring. I had cod medallions that were full of bones, my husband had steak which was chewy. It was difficult to get the bill as staff were not attentive. By far the worst meal...More

Thank jo.el.jo
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner there during stay in Horta as we wanted to experience a different taste than the traditional Azorean Food Culture and we were curious of the menu. Overall the food was tasty! However the service was extremely slow: We arrived around 7.45 PM asking...More

Thank shconnection
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We had a 1st floor room overlooking the harbour so the view was lovely. Room was ok but had a funny smell & carpet was stained. The bathroom was clean but had the tiniest shower ever! Breakfast was nice. Hotel was quiet & peaceful. Reception...More

Thank LuCaz1412
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

In our first day in Horta, we have discovered the restaurant. We have settled down the table by pool and old castle walls and sea beyond. Our wonderful, attentive waitress helped us with the menu and wine to choose. I have had the perfectly cooked...More

Thank elfbigblue
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The building and ambiance is very lovely. The menu is good, varied but pricey. The service looks very special and high class and done properly but so slow. The food when it came was excellent and v tasty, try the azorean stew.

Thank Zach H
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I reviewed the restaurant in the Hotel section of Trip Advisor, but basically this was the best meal we had in Horta and I expect its ranking in TripAdvisor to steadily rise.

Thank Burnettmed
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Pousada Hotel was originally an ancient fort in Horta, with a restaurant that has a panoramic view of the marina and Pico island. The well chosen menu features local food and wine with a European flavour. On the evening we ate there the staff...More

Thank sueclugston
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We ate here every morning while staying at the hotel, and also dined at the same place once for lunch. For meals at which you pay, it is hardly the cheapest restaurant in town, but it is reasonable for what you get. The buffet is...More

Thank Larry W
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Vasco Da Gama, Faial Island, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Faial Island
  • Phone Number: 9900-017
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  • This restaurant is at Pousada Forte da Horta
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