Furnas Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- Panoramic vistas and high-design interiors on the Azores island of São Miguel, with breakfastStaying in a newly opened retreat within easy reach of São Miguel’s attractions
- Wallowing in geothermal waters in both the indoor and outdoor pools
- Stocking up on all sorts of goodies from the onsite À Terra lobby market
- Lacing up for scenic hikes in the beautiful surroundings
What To Know
- Make a reservation for the standout À Terra restaurant
- The spa has a floatbed, Shirodhara massages, Vichy showers, a sauna, and a hammam
- The beach is four miles away
There are fewer places more stunning than Azores, the archipelago of nine pristine volcanic islands set in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Portugal. Set on the largest island, São Miguel, the brand-new Furnas Boutique Hotel ticks all the boxes for nature-lovers and sporty types, with opportunities to canoe, whale-watch, dive, fish, bike and even swim with dolphins.
Open since March 2015, this boutique hideaway makes the most of its spectacular setting with panoramic views and high-design interiors. Given its wellness heritage, the spa is the hotel’s pièce de résistance. Alongside outdoor and indoor thermal pools, it also has a gym, sauna, hammam, whirlpool and Vichy shower.
How to Get There
This hotel had everything we needed including easy access to everything we wanted to do on Sao Miguel and an extremely friendly staff. The entire experience was delightful. The only small thing that could use improvement is having more places to hang wet towels. With so much enjoyable access to thermal soaks, and not a lot of room ventilation, we found ourselves surrounded by wet towels
We spent an incredible week at the Furnas Boutique Hotel. The Staff were friendly and very accommodating. The Spa treatments were Amazing! Swimming in thermal waters was unique and relaxing. The food in the bar and the restaurant was delicious. The rooms were comfortable and clean. It is very close to the town and walkable to hot springs and parks. We will be back!!
Lovely modern hotel in a great setting with overall great service! I would definitely recommend this place. It was an excellent value for the price. The sauna, hot tubs & pools were great at the end of a long day of hiking. I would just change the bedding (it felt like the mattress cover had a plastic part - felt a bit like we were sleeping on a diaper)
A gem of a hotel situated next to a lovely park. Wonderful indoor and outdoor thermal pools at various temperatures available anytime. Lovely restaurant with locally sourced, very fresh food. The breakfast buffet was an absolute treat with lots of dietary options.as well as yummy baked goods.
We stayed here for a week at the end of February in the newly refurbished Suite. Check in was very friendly and efficient. We were told that we were the first people to stay in the new suite. Modern, high quality furniture and decor. The suite has a lounge area and 2 bathrooms (essentially 2 rooms knocked into 1). Shower was great, very powerful. Molton Brown toiletries was a nice touch. The bed perhaps wasn’t to our liking, but this wasn’t a major issue.
The pool area and spa... what can I say. It’s amazing! The pools are a wonderful temperature and make your muscles feel great after a day of walking! My husband used the gym and said the equipment was modern. Free water and headphones too! We had a few treatments in the spa which were very good and reasonably priced for the quality of the spa.
Breakfast was great. Lots of choice to suit every taste. Although they serve until quite late, we were even given the option that if you missed breakfast you could ask the chef to rustle you up something whenever you would like in the early afternoon! And any pastries/breads left over from breakfast were put out in the bar area to help yourself to throughout the day.
The restaurant - it was high quality food, but we felt the menu was slightly limited. It would have been nice to see a few more local seafood dishes and some pasta (given that the restaurant is decorated with pasta, yet none on the menu?!) There also seemed to be a slight problem with the translation/description to English (for example a shrimp dish is marked as pasta, but we were in fact told it was a paté, and all the starters are soups but this isn’t clearly stated). However, we still ate here twice for dinner and a few times for lunch, so it was good. I would like to say a particular thank you to Andre, who was always so friendly (service with a smile 😀).
The quality of the decor and furniture throughout the whole of the hotel deserves a mention. It’s of a very high standard and a lovely ‘environment’ to be in.
We had an amazing and relaxing stay, and hope to return in the future. We would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of staying in this area.