Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Gwen from Toronto

Good location - walking distance to marina

Posted Apr 16, 2014
Pros: Walking distance to downtown marina, big shopping mall, and most restaurants.
Cons: Shower heads need to be maintained as it sprays all over the place.
Location: Walking distance to the marina downtown with many shops, cafes, restaurants and a small supermarket.
We stayed here our first 2 nights in Ponta Delgada and we wish we had stayed longer! It's walking distance to everything, including the big shopping mall that's a little further north. Our tour guide recommended we try the restaurant that has a similar name closeby (27 Colegio) where they serve sushi by a sushi chef! Unfortunately we didn't get to try it. The room was clean however a little damp but I think that's because all of the island is pretty humid. There were some water stains on the carpet but nothing disgusting. Our shower was a little wonky where it would spray to the other edge of the tub and then drip onto the floor - that would probably be my only real complaint. A fridge was also available for use, which was nice for chilling our white wine! Wifi was only available at the lobby, not in the rooms, but that's not a big deal. Breakfast was good as they had hot and cold options.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Lino&Yvonne from Pico

Posted Mar 5, 2014 on Hotels.com
It was a decent hotel.......Floor one and two smelled like mildew.......the upkeep could work on improvement..........A little Steep$$$ priced for the hotel........under the circumstances...........but it was pleasant, and location was good......staff was friendly
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Jeremy from Toronto

Great location, beautiful room

Posted Feb 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
The service was friendly at this hotel, and the rooms were very spacious and bright. The value of the hotel was excellent, and I would surely go back. Travellers who are not familiar with European cities and the older buildings they contain should be mindful that, while this hotel is quiet, it is not as sound proof as a contemporary North American hotel. Also, Ponta Delgada has a lot of moisture in the air, which means you experience this humidity inside as well.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Deborah Galef

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Feb 6, 2014 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by nani from Boston

Lovely hotel with free parking in city centre

Posted Oct 21, 2013
Pros: Room size and comfort, price, location, attractiveness, breakfast, free parking, staff attentiveness.
Cons: Water stains on carpet.
Location: Perfect location close to waterfront, restaurant, parks, shopping, museums.
We were delighted with the charm, personality, cleanliness, and staff attentiveness at the convenient to everything Hotel do Colegio. The entrance is so attractive, maintaining the character of the hotel's previous life as a school. Decor in the common areas is simple, charming, and comfortable. Our room was very clean with attractive matelasse coverlets on the beds, and an updated marble bathroom with excellent shower. The complimentary breakfast was plentiful and fresh, with many options. The free under- hotel parking was a huge plus in the middle of downtown Ponta Delgada. Cars must be taken down and up in an elevator to access the garage, requiring the assistance of a desk clerk, and all desk clerks were always gracious about providing this service quickly. There are some water stains on the otherwise clean carpets, and the pool (very clean and pretty) is somewhat awkwardly placed in the middle of a common area near the lobby and dining room. Otherwise, this hotel is a fantastic bargain!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lanerenee from WA/USA

Convenient Location, reasonable cost

Posted Aug 24, 2013
Pros: The Restaurant
Cons: Improve hallway lighting and ventilatiohn
Location: Close to shopping and the waterfront. Walk to everything
This Hotel in the heart of the city center is but a short walk to the waterfront. It's high quality restaurant has a depth of menu and outstanding quality of food, service and ambiance of any in the waterfront area. The rooms are clean, quiet and simple, fine for a few days. The hallways, at least on the top floor are apparently unventilated, hot and stuffy and unlit in some areas. While they may qualify in services for a 4 star rating, a bit more needs updating and renovating for a true 4 star rating. The staff was very friendly and very helpful in arranging local tours. I'd certainly go back, especially for the restaurant for dinner and the free breakfast. All together, a good bargain.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Assonet, Massachusetts

Best historic hotel in Ponta Delgada

Posted Oct 24, 2010
A great value, and one of the best small historic hotels we have stayed in.