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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
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Overview

A new boutique hotel on the stunning Azores island of São Miguel, with breakfast

The Lowdown

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

Furnas Boutique Hotel
Avenida Doutor Manuel de Arriaga s/n
Furnas, Portugal

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 811 Reviews
Relaxing Time
Reviewed 4 hours ago

After 6 days of driving around the island sightseeing it was time for a relaxing break and we chose this hotel which was lovely. Not their fault that the weather was so bad but we made the best of it. Rooms were very clean, linen was super soft with great pillows and bed was very comfortable. Not the biggest of rooms and dark walls made it feel a bit more cramped but hey you are not there to spend your time in the room. Lovely robes and slippers which you were allowed to wear down to the spa/pools and back - great! Thermal pool was fabulous loved it. Spa offered loads of treatments but most were just a little expensive for me unfortunately. Excellent breakfast area and you were spoiled for choice. My only small hiccup was the lunch/evening menu was the same for the whole time there were not really any deviations. A lovely Salad at lunch would have been nice but not on the menu - even in the evening - so I thought the menu was a little limited. In saying that we ate in the restaurant all three nights and enjoyed our meals. Don´t waste your money on a Cocktail, had to be the one of the worst Piña Coladas that I have every had - very watery and I actually asked if there was any alcohol in it at all! My husbands Cocktail was only a little better. Anyway, Hotel itself is great, staff super helpful and genuinely a lovely place to visit. Excellent grounds and walks.

Nice hotel, awful restaurant
Reviewed 7 days ago

The hotel itself was fine. But I noticed about this hotel (and one of its sister hotels) that they push you to make a reservation at the restaurant if you have interest in eating there. Well, we made a reservation and went there to eat. Half the tables were empty, so I don't know why we were pushed to make a reservation and why we couldn't get a table half an hour earlier. After we ordered our meal, we received our appetizer in a timely manner and ate that. When we didn't get our main courses after around 30 minutes, I had to flag down our waitress (which took us a while since none of the other wait staff came to our table when we gestured for help), we asked about our food and after the waitress checked with the kitchen, we were told it would take a couple more minutes. A few minutes later, the food arrived at our table, unappetizing with congealed sauces and barely warm. What I would conjecture is that the food sat forgotten in the kitchen, and when the waitress checked, the kitchen staff tried to warm it up again in a few minutes and served it to us. When we tasted the food (fish and chicken dishes), both dishes were dried up and not hot at all. We told the waitstaff that we could not eat the food. The waitstaff took the food back to the kitchen and then came back to tell us that the kitchen checked and the food was warm. (Um, yeah, because you tried to reheat the food that had sat out and cooled.) Then the waitstaff offered to have the kitchen make us new plates in 10 minutes - which I don't understand how you can do with roasted chicken. Also by that point, we didn't trust the kitchen to make us food we'd want to eat. So we said we would just pay for the appetizer and drinks and leave without eating the main course. And we were charged for the appetizer and the drinks in full, with no sense of apology for wasting our time or having us leave without eating dinner. It was such an awful experience, and we had to go to bed hungry because it was too late by that time to go elsewhere for food.

Lovely, quite respite
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I could have stayed here longer. This is the ultimate peaceful spa hotel. My Furnas Power massage was excellent. The hotel is beautiful, simple, but has everything you need. Only thing that bothered me was that my bed was rock hard.

First time stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful. The decor is modern. One of the best features of the hotel are the thermal pools open 24 hrs. Our meals, especially breakfasts, were excellent. We would definitely stay here again.

Great Spot for A Honeymoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel on the first night of our honeymoon and really enjoyed it. The hot springs pool was an incredible way to beat the jet lag. The hotel staff were incredibly nice and accommodating and the food was delicious. The hotel it only a short walk from some of the beautiful gardens and the Caldeiras. We definitely recommend this hotel!