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Orillia, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our personal tour guide Lisa Ringelberg highly recommended this inn. We were very happy to be able to stay for 10 nights in an apartment at Solar Gloria Au Carmo. Edwarda is an artist in furnishing the rooms and apartments, her home, and in preparing delights in the kitchen. We ate Edwarda's breakfasts every day (everything you could want and... More 

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a privilege to have such nice guests and for a large period where we really have tried to please and make you comfortable and to make you feel at home. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the last night of our honeymoon, and wish we'd had more time here! The location, building and room were all great, Eduarda and Jose fantastic hosts, and the food was easily one of the best meals we had on our trip. Thanks so much, we'll be back...

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's our purpose to provide the best experience even if you only take 1 day with us. We were also happy you could try the wine dinner event that took place that evening. We hope you can come back soon. More 

Livonia, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Jose and Eduarda are wonderful hosts! Between the two of them, I know they speak at least Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Both are lovely people. Jose helped us rent a car, he suggested great places to visit, and made recommendations and reservations at restaurants that met our needs and interests. Eduarda is in charge of the kitchen and all... More 

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We try to be in the center of the island - even if if it is not right in the middle - we try to be among the hearth of those who are visiting this beautiful land at the inner Atlantic. More 

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The proprietors Edwarda and Jose made every possible effort to make this a fantastic stay - from loaning us car seats for the children, to some absolutely exceptional meals prepared freshly from local ingredients (including the best lemon meringue pie I have ever eaten and quite possibly also the best desert I have ever had!) and a superbly selected wine... More 

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are happy we were able to please all the family and really want that you can come back "home" in a near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our two nights at this hotel. José the owner collected us at the airport and was very helpful with information about the island and ideas for places to visit. The breakfast was lovely with lots of fresh options and our host Eduarda made us pancakes and scrambled eggs. The hotel is very close to two beaches and... More 

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We hope to have your visit back soon. More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon and we could not have been happier. Amazing breakfast every morning. Both Eduarda and Jose were very welcoming and helpful. Take their advice on where to go and you won't be disappointed. Most importantly, reserve a dinner with them! What an amazing meal and everything is homemade! The room was nice although the street... More 

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to have been able to provide such a pleasant experience after your wedding. We wish you can keep in your memories the good times of your stay with us. We also hope you can come back again in the future. More 

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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This old palace has large suites that allows large families to accommodate in there with comfort and without spreading children between different rooms. The service provided by the owners, the marvelous couple Eduarda and Jose Paulo, is remarkable and gourmet but also very familiar, kind off " Mi casa es tu casa".

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Thank you for the kind words, for the trust and for letting you make yourself feel at home. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

I cannot tell you how good the service from the Jose was during our stay in the Azores, he is a proud advocate of San Miguel , told us all the nicest places to visit and when to visit them ( we tried so hard to see every one ) and he was absolutely bang on about all of them,... More 

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Pay attention to details, make the guests feeling at home, try to help and to adapt the many things you can do and you might visit in the island to the time and "taste" of each one. That's what we love to do and it's a pleasure to share it with you. More 

Bremen, Germany
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We stayed 2 nights and it was perfect. The house is charming and nicely equipped. The roofterrasse is really nice and if the weather is good breakfast is served outside. The beach is just a two-minute-walk away.The beakfast was the perfect start and done with a lot of love. Eduarda and Jose always were there when we had questions and... More 

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Solar G, Proprietário at Solar da Gloria ao Carmo, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was with pleasure that we have prepared your very special dinner to celebrate your birthday. With our personal touches we try to inspire people and provide a unique experience, a unique stay. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Our 4 nights at Solar were great. Very near Ponta Delgada, beautiful old house and rooms (our was very large and with direct access to the internal garden), nice breakfast - everyday a bit different - on the terrace on the first floor. Great hosts!

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Thank you for your review. We hope you can come back again. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A historical site in the paradisiacal island of S. Miguel, Azores - Solar Gloria ao Carmo became a protected architectural landmark by the Ponta Delgada council in 1993. Staying at the Solar allows you to go back in time to the 17th century, with all the comfort of the 21st.Situated at the Livramento, a mere 300 metres away we find the Populo and Milicias beaches, whose unique volcanic rocks and sands serve as testimony to the island's unique geologic origins. Ponta Delgada, the Archipelago's beautiful capital, is 5 minutes away by car or one hour walk by the Sea.The Solar gives the option of staying in double room and a suite within the main House, or in separate apartments but connected to the "Solar" granting a comfortable and more independent stay.Come and unwind with us in this Bed and Breakfast where history and nature come together to tell stories, inspire peace and bring wellbeing.In this unique setting, your hosts promise you unforgettable moments... Let yourself be inspired! We're waiting for you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solar da Gloria ao Carmo

Address: Rua da Gloria ao Carmo 5 | Livramento, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-618, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Azores > Sao Miguel > Ponta Delgada
Price Range: $89 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Solar da Gloria ao Carmo 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Apartment was very comfortable for us with airy feeling and fully equipped kitchen and great loft bedroom”
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“Three rooms are relatively traditional, with the other two being modern in style.”
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“Rooms in the main house are lovely and quaint, the new extension has apartments with their own kitchen and access to a lovely roof terrace.”
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