An Unexpected Find
Posted Sep 5, 2014
My family and I decided to spend a couple of days exploring Sao Miguel, the largest island in Azores, Portugal. During my search for a hotel on Expedia I happened across the Quinta das Acácias Guest Houses, which had an impressive 5-out-of-5 rating. And this is in spite of their unique policy to have guests clean their own houses. Intrigued, I decided to try them out. Within a couple of hours of booking my stay, I received an email from Bonita, who manages the hotel. She provided directions to the hotel and answered all of the questions that I had before we started our trip.
When we arrived at our "hotel," Bonita was waiting for us. She showed us to our small house/cottage, which was nestled within an elaborate garden (lovingly managed by Ed, Bonita's husband). After we got settled, Bonita then gave us the rundown of all the sights we could see during our 3-day vacation. Since our house had a full kitchen, we were also told were to get groceries if we decided to cook some of our own meals. And although our house was small, it had more than enough room to comfortably fit my wife, daughter, and me.
It would be an understatement to say that we enjoyed out stay. If we had any questions or requests, they were addressed quickly. And Bonita and Ed were very friendly and willing to do whatever they could to help make our trip more enjoyable. More importantly, this hotel was an unexpected and pleasant discovery during our vacation. We will definitely be staying here again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 1, 2015 by Bonita, Hotel Management
Thank you !
We are here to do what ever we can so you want to return on the next vacation. We love welcoming back our return guests and adding to their next adventures on Sao Miguel. See you soon!