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Pousada de Horta - Forte de Santa Cruz

Rua Vasco Da Gama, Faial Island, Portugal
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
3 weeks ago
“Generally good. Sometimes very good.”
16 Jul 2017
“Great service, food soso”
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Seafood, European, Portuguese
Rua Vasco Da Gama, Faial Island, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here and only had the breakfast buffet, that was certainly lacking in character. We did not feel the dining room had any atmosphere for dinner, and the reviews online coupled with our breakfast experience steered us away from dining here.

Thank Aimee40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is in a really great spot overlooking the harbour. Get a room in the right part! It's a wonderful harbour to watch. The restaurant is good for breakfast and dinner. Diana and Nelson who work there are excellent. The reception team are also...More

Thank john582015
Reviewed September 13, 2017

The most romantic restaurant in the island, with Pico in the background. The Food was splendid. Try getting for a table outside.

Thank Alf M
Reviewed July 16, 2017

At first we came into the hotel, the welcoming was quite harsh but once we got to the restaurant we were warmly welcomed by the employees and accompanied to our table. One of the waiters immediately offered us a drink and prepared it in front...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed July 1, 2017

We were attracted by the menu but the chicken breast was way too salty and dead dry. The other dishes were flat with overcooked vegetables. No place to eat. The service varied from experienced but not very interested to inexperienced but friendly.

Thank Juergen-M01
Reviewed June 14, 2017

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 September 18, 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 July 27, 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 July 22, 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 July 16, 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
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Restaurant Details

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