Terra Nostra Garden Hotel ****
Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Bathing in natural hot thermal springs (temperature between 35-40 degrees Celsius) while surrounded by stunning botanical gardens is a unique experience that is found at few locations around the world.
Nestled in one of the world’s best “Green Retreats” (Condé Nast Traveller) and located in the Furnas valley, guests of this superior 4 star original art deco hotel have access to the the Terra Nostra Gardens 24 hours a day (gown and slippers provided). Here guests can bathe in the mineral rich large outdoor thermal swimming pool and jacuzzis and wander through stunning gardens designed by Kew gardener, John McInroy. The Terra Nostra Gardens are indeed one of the most beautiful in Europe featuring 1000’s of different plants and trees (full botanical library here)
The hotel offers art deco style en-suite rooms with a good buffet breakfast in the following categories: cosy art deco, garden view, deluxe garden view and suites. The restaurant serves the local dish “Cozido”, a meat or vegetarian stew cooked underground geothermally.
Hotel facilities include: bar/lounge, indoor pool, steam room, sauna, poolside bar, restaurant, parking, outdoor pool, health spa, free WiFi, gym.
Hotel Photo Gallery
Terra Nostra Park (next to the hotel)