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Furnas Boutique Hotel

Furnas Boutique Hotel

The Azores, Portugal

Furnas Boutique Hotel is set just outside central Furnas, in a tranquil setting in which you can spend some time relaxing and rejuvenating. Entering the lobby, you’ll be greeted with natural landscapes behind the check-in desks, and to your left you’ll find the retro lobby bar decorated with records on the walls and an old typewriter sitting on the bar.

The 54 rooms are comfortable, with deep green and gray tones and fresh white linen. All rooms offer air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as tea and coffee facilities, a robe, slippers and towel to use in the pool or spa.

In addition to pampering treatments, the spa offers you a complimentary water circuit in the indoor, heated therapeutic pool. There is also an outdoor pool which is cold in the summer, but heated in winter. Both pools use water from the nearby geothermal springs, with heat from the geothermal water removed to cool down the pools and heat water elsewhere in the hotel.

During your stay you may wish to take advantage of the hotel’s daily complimentary activity, which changes throughout the year. It can range from joining a local beach clean up to learning to mix the perfect gin and tonic with the staff at the hotel’s superb restaurant, À Terra.

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We love Furnas Boutique Hotel for its relaxing environment, friendly service and attention to detail.

Rooms

Rooms are adorned in natural green and gray tones for a relaxing atmosphere. All rooms offer coffee and tea facilities, air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a robe, towel and slippers for the spa. Rooms on the ground floor also boast terraces with lounge chairs, as well as expanded minibar offerings such as cookies and local beer.

Location

The hotel is located just outside the heart of Furnas, about a five to 10-minute walk from the quiet village. In about five minutes you can drive to some nearby hot springs and enjoy the therapeutic waters, or if you’d like to venture a bit further, you can visit the nearby coastal towns of Povoação and Nordeste for a stroll.

Food and drink

The hotel’s signature restaurant, À Terra, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in the indoor dining area or outside on the patio. Breakfast technically ends at 11am, but if you’d rather wait until late morning, the restaurant will be happy to bring out a few breakfast items for you, if requested. If you have an early departure, coffee, ham and pastries are laid out in the lobby bar. Lunch and dinner feature locally sourced ingredients such as fresh fish or beef, as well as hand-made pizzas from the wood-fired oven.

Facilities and activities

You can take advantage of a complimentary circuit in the heated indoor pool with therapeutic jets, filled with water from the local geothermal springs. There is also an outdoor pool which is cool in the summer and heated in the winter. In the afternoon, the outdoor pool also offers bar service from the restaurant. If you’d like to pamper yourself, you can take advantage of several spa treatments, or you may wish to use the state-of-the-art gym. In addition to all of the facilities on site, the hotel offers daily, free activities, such as tea workshops, mixology lessons or a weekly clean up at the local beach.

Accessibility

The hotel has an adapted room featuring wider doorways and a walk-in shower.

Tour ideas in The Azores

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Furnas Boutique Hotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Hiking Pico’s wine region
      Windmill, Criação Velha, Pico

      Hiking Pico’s wine region

      Hiking Pico’s wine region

      Take a guided walk around the UNESCO-protected vineyards of Pico, an island cultivated with vines since the 15th century. Learn about the history of viticulture here and the unique growing conditions before sampling local wines at the island cooperative.

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    • Kayaking at Furnas Lagoon
      Furnas Lagoon, São Miguel

      Kayaking at Furnas Lagoon

      Kayaking at Furnas Lagoon

      A crater lake cradled by a dormant volcano, Furnas is surrounded by lush hills, geothermal fields and small villages. Paddle around the lake with a local guide to learn about its volcanic heritage as well as its plant and animal life.

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    • Ponta Delgada walking tour
      Aerial view Ponta Delgada, São Miguel

      Ponta Delgada walking tour

      Ponta Delgada walking tour

      Tour the narrow, cobbled streets of Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores, with a local guide. Learn about its foundation, architecture and defenses and its heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries when wealthy merchants constructed imposing Baroque buildings.

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