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Overview of Pico do Refúgio

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Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
LCD TV, fireplace
Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout drapes

Pico do Refúgio

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHoney Route Experience3 min drive
    Popular LocationSanta Bárbara Beach6 min drive
    AirportPonta Delgada (PDL-Joao Paulo II)14 min drive
    Popular LocationBatalha Golf Course15 min drive

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Loft, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

5/5 guest room rating
  • 775 sq ft
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Condo, 1 Bedroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 592 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

About this area

Ribeira Grande

Located in Ribeira Grande, Pico do Refúgio is in a rural area and by the ocean. Carlos Machado Museum and Military Museum of the Azores are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Ponta Delgada Harbour and Honey Route Experience. Jardim Jose do Canto and Antonio Borges Garden are also worth visiting. Surfing/boogie boarding offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests love the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Honey Route Experience - 3 min drive
  • Santa Bárbara Beach - 6 min drive
  • Museu Casa do Arcano - 9 min drive
  • Milicias Ocean Beach - 14 min drive
  • Batalha Golf Course - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Joao Paulo II Airport (PDL) - 14 min drive


  • Quinta dos Sabores — 18 min walk
  • Restaurante da Associação Agrícola de São Miguel — 3 min drive
  • Botequim Acoriano — 3 min drive
  • O Silva — 6 min drive
  • Alabote — 8 min drive

About this property

Pico do Refúgio

Mediterranean aparthotel with seasonal outdoor pool and 24-hour front desk
Coffee/tea in a common area, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free aparthotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a computer station, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. Each apartment boasts a fireplace and offers free WiFi and a kitchenette. For a bit of entertainment, an LCD TV comes with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like a sofa bed and a refrigerator.
Pico do Refúgio offers 8 accommodations with fireplaces and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include single sofa beds. Accommodations at this 4-star aparthotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sun loungers


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Family friendly

  • Free crib/infant bed


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–noon: EUR 10 for adults and EUR 5 for children
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Rollaway/extra beds: EUR 30 per night
  • Single sofa bed


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Free toiletries

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Library


  • LCD TV with cable service
  • TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Work spaces

  • Computer station


  • No pets or service animals


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • No elevators
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free bottled water
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Scuba diving on site
  • Horse riding on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Ecotours nearby


  • 8 rooms
  • 8 buildings
  • Built in 1752
  • Mediterranean architecture
  • Individually decorated



Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 30 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 10 for adults and EUR 5 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Property Registration Number 21-195

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from April to October
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Pico do Refúgio
Pico do Refúgio Apartment
Pico do Refúgio Apartment Ribeira Grande
Pico do Refúgio Ribeira Grande
Pico Do Refugio Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Portugal
Pico Refúgio Apartment Ribeira Grande
Pico Refúgio Apartment
Pico Refúgio Ribeira Grande
Pico Refúgio
Pico do Refúgio Aparthotel
Pico do Refúgio Ribeira Grande
Pico do Refúgio Aparthotel Ribeira Grande

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 22 out of 35 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 35 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 35 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 35 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 35 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Found no refuge here
Hotel room was damp, dark and moldy. The room requested for a couple with two children - upon arrival we were directed to a room with four twin beds (2 on one floor and the other two in a loft). Due to the climate conditions in the room, your belongings will never be fully dry and the mildewy smell sticks to your clothes and suitcase. The shower/water heater will only provide for two quick warm showers and the others will have to take cold showers. In addition, there are any number of insects in the room e.g., ants, crickets and other native species. Additionally, the WIFI was non-existent and the administrators/managers of the property were largely absent. We caught glimpses of them as they were driving off/on the property. The location is also not particularly centrally located - so be ready to drive if you intend to use this as homebase. This is as no-frills as you can get; there was nothing within walking distance to go to for breakfast. The hotel offered breakfast (for a price) which consisted of: yogurt, granola, small portion of cheese and ham with local bread, OJ and tea as well as, hot milk and cereal.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Peaceful, relaxing stay!
Pico do Refugio was our favorite place we stayed on Sao Miguel island. The location is convenient although the narrow roads leading to the property are a bit challenging. It's on a section of charming farmland - the grounds are so peaceful and full of character. Our apartment was very comfortable for two people. Lovely design details throughout. We did not get the breakfast, but it's an option. If you are looking for a great alternative to the larger-scale hotel/resorts, we highly recommend staying here. Looking forward to coming back again and again!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing place!
We had a great stay at this old tea factory. Mafalda was amazing—she made us restaurant and activity reservations and recommendations. Be sure to get the breakfast box of local cheese and yogurt to eat at the picnic tables by the pool. The room was clean and spacious with a full kitchen. The lobby is accessible 24 hours, but there’s not always someone at reception. However, Mafalda was available by WhatsApp and was super quick to respond. If you’re looking to get out of the city, the location is easily accessible to major roads and we loved it!
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stunning property, excellent location, unique room
The property is absolutely gorgeous. The pool is lovely. The grounds are to be explored. Service was super helpful, personal, and thoughtful. Location is fantastic - near enough to Ponta Delgada but far enough to be relaxed and remote. Yet still near several great restaurants and the beach. Would love to stay here again and explore the different unique rooms.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019