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Pico da Vigia: The Ultimate Hotel Review

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During my recent visit to the Azores, I had the great privilege of being a guest of Pico da Vigia just before they officially opened to the public.

During my recent visit to the Azores, I had the great privilege of being a guest of Pico da Vigia just before they officially opened to the public.

During my recent visit to the Azores, I had the great privilege of being a guest of Pico da Vigia just before they officially opened to the public.

Pico da Vigia: A Hotel Review

Pico da Vigia is located in the rural parish of Santa Barbara on the island of Terceira, one of the nine Portuguese islands located halfway between Europe and the United States that make up the Azores.

Pico da Vigia: A Hotel Review

The property itself features five houses, each sitting on 1000 square meters of lawn. The exterior design of each house is inspired by traditional stone barns. The expansive property also hosts an impressive greenhouse and an orchard containing nearly one thousand fruit trees.

Each house at Pico da Vigia has a different colored door, so the homes are referred to by their door color: red house, blue house, greenhouse, etc. Each house also contains a kitchenette, and during my stay, fresh bread was delivered each morning through a delivery panel from outside that opened into the kitchen. Each of the homes also features modern conveniences, such as private wifi and cable television.

Pico da Vigia: A Hotel Review

While each house may look similar on the outside, they are all uniquely decorated within. Furnishings consist of modern, traditional, and custom pieces designed by renowned Portuguese architect Siza Vieira. The attention to detail found throughout the property is both impressive and unmissable.

Pico da Vigia: A Hotel Review

I always love a great bathroom, and the ones found at Pico da Vigia don’t disappoint. The shower is made of four glass walls that allow you to see into your room and also out onto the property. Special glass ensures that no one can see into your shower.

Pico da Vigia: A Hotel Review

Each house, as well as the pool, has views of the mountains, the sea, and the nearby islands of São Jorge, Pico and Graciosa.

Pico da Vigia: A Hotel Review

Speaking of the pool, it is available year-round, and the view from the pool at night is incredible.

Pico da Vigia: A Hotel Review

A small family-run property like Pico da Vigia will only ever be as good as its owners, and Bruno and Sofia are amazing hosts. I honestly cannot say enough great things about them. They were extremely accommodating during my time on their property. They were phenomenal at allowing me the freedom and independence to fully enjoy their property while also inviting me to dinners and into town to experience a local festival with them. They know all of the best restaurants in town, and they are happy to share recommendations.

Pico da Vigia is also great about accommodating special requests. Contact them before your stay to discuss details of how to customize your time there.

Pico da Vigia: A Hotel Review

Pico da Vigia Hotel Practical Information

To book your stay at Pico da Vigia click here, or visit their website directly for more information.

All photos are credited to Pico da Vigia.

Disclaimer: Although I was a guest of the property all opinions remain my own, as always. 

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Anna

Monday 16th of January 2017

I am a traveler myself but never thought much of Pico da Vigia. However after reading your blog, i am considering it. Thanks for writing something fresh :)

Jackie Taylor

Sunday 1st of January 2017

What an incredible place to stay! Pico da Vigia looks absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing this awesome review :)

Jackie Taylor https://WanderlustAndBeyond.com/

Nathan

Sunday 1st of January 2017

It really is gorgeous and the owners are so great!

Bella WW

Sunday 1st of January 2017

What a beautiful location! I find it very good idea to shower with glass walls that you can see outside, but someone from the outside can not see you. The pool with that view is worth every penny!

Nathan

Sunday 1st of January 2017

Yes! The shower was maybe my favorite part. The entire property is amazing.

Viviane Feeney

Thursday 29th of December 2016

Looks like you enjoyed the place; waking up to freshly baked bread is a treat! & having hosts show you around would have been a plus :)

Nathan

Thursday 29th of December 2016

Yes, definitely! There's nothing like waking up to fresh, still warm bread first thing in the morning!

Vicki Louise

Wednesday 28th of December 2016

What a beautiful and peaceful place to stay! And your shot of the night sky above the property is enough to make me book right now!

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