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Quinta Das Merces

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Caminho de Baixo, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-559 Portugal
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#4 of 10 hotels in Angra do Heroísmo
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Quinta das Merces - A secret place at the Atlantic Ocean. The Country House - Quinta das Mercês is ideally situated in the protected area of Mount Brasil, in Island Terceira, Azores. It grows from the sea line through the interior within an area of about 35,000 square meters. It gathers the ocean influence with a dense extension of Atlantic woods wrapping an architectural set of great historical and cultural value. The farm roots go back to the XVIth century when the actual farm tenant’s house was built. In the XVIIth century was raised the Manor House to which, in the same century, was added the chapel in all alike a small church. The House and the Chapel are the nucleus of one of the last examples of the Feudal Architecture on the surrounds of the city of Angra do Heroismo. The outside space, with deep connection to the sea, was valorised through a careful landscape architectural project witch faithfully kept the original line of the land, implementing selective areas of leisure. It is a multifaceted space directed to an exacting and qualified tourism demand. The interaction with the sea allows practicing numerous sports in the open wide Atlantic and the dense woods invite to share a relaxing environment. The Country House Quinta das Merces is a unique space where nature perfectly combines with a rich historical patrimony, giving the pleasure of an unforgettable experience.
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Free parking
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Infinity pool
Free breakfast
Tennis court
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Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Adrienn F wrote a review Oct. 2020
Zingst, Germany3 contributions
This Quinta offers everything you need for your stay on Terceira island. It‘s ideally located, quiet, beautifully furnished, well cared for and, a real bonus: family owned. You feel the history in every room, and there’s plenty to explore, even a chapel. We had a wonderful time and recommend this fantastic place to anyone staying on the island.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marie T wrote a review Oct. 2019
Norton, Massachusetts11 contributions2 helpful votes
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Quaint boutique hotel that captures and embodies the old Portuguese style heritage and architecture. The owner, Maria, has put a lot of care and time in restoring the property. This beautiful home has spectacular ocean views, large gathering spaces, a cozy breakfast area and a restored chapel. Maria is very accommodating to the needs of her guests at this unique and intimate hotel. If you are looking for modern or a Marriott-like hotel this is not for you. I mention this because some of the negative comments posted on this site clearly indicate that the guest expected a typical hotel which this place was never intended to be. However, if you are looking for a place where history was made and a king and queen graced its halls then this is quinta is for you. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Terceira. I would not hesitate to stay in this hotel in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Lisa W wrote a review Sep. 2019
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We are travelling as a couple as this is a stop off on a tour of 5 of the islands in the Azores. This quirky accommodation is located in an old country house, a short taxi ride from Angra do Heroismo in one direction and a 1.5km walk from Sao Mateus in the other. It’s an upmarket B&B rather than a hotel as the facilities are not the same as a hotel and it is run by a friendly, helpful but eccentric older lady. We very much agree with the other reviews on this site, that there is a feeling of great pride in the place that is not matched by guests experiences. The rooms and the en-suite bathrooms are small but adequate for a short stay. The beds are very firm and we had two singles pushed together but kept as single beds! Things to note; the place is old and the climate humid and there is a musty damp smell which pervades all the soft furnishings and carpeting, as if stuff has been washed but not adequately dried and in some places it is very strong! The lady owner must know this as they use a lot of scented candles in the public areas to hide it. However, our room and en-suite were very clean with no visible signs of damp or any other problems. Another quirky eccentricity is that you have to leave your key on the Reception desk when you leave the building. The keys are not electronic and everyone has access to them. Breakfast is good with plenty of choice, if you just want a continental breakfast. They also offer eggs and bacon and cook them to order.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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P4lin wrote a review Aug. 2019
Verwood, United Kingdom206 contributions123 helpful votes
We have mixed memories of our stay in this historic manor house which we found to be rather eccentric. The room décor is dated (although in keeping with the age of the building) and the rugs in the corridor appeared to be stained, as if cleaned but not dried properly. The owners are friendly enough but the property is run in a rather old-fashioned way, e.g. you leave your keys at the desk when you go out (and yes - they are left there so there is the potential for someone to take them); external doors are often still locked in the morning so you have to ask to go out to the pool and there is strict and complicated distribution of pool and beach towels. Our room was comfortable enough and had a (noisy) ceiling fan. Unfortunately, it did have a very strong smell of damp which hit us when entering the room. We had to throw open the bathroom window and back door (leading to a small private garden) in order to air the room each time we entered it. The property and its history is fascinating; we particularly enjoyed exploring the elegant reception rooms and gardens and the outdoor pool has a wonderful view of the coast. There is also a lovely private chapel in the grounds. Breakfast can be taken indoors or in the central courtyard and has the usual selection of coffee, teas, juices, cereals, fruit salad, sliced meats, yoghurt, rolls, local cheeses and cake and eggs and bacon can be ordered. There is a games room but we didn’t make use of this. Whilst it wasn't a total disaster, we wouldn't stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Flabbergasting Frog wrote a review Jul. 2019
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This is a really interesting place. On the one hand side, the place is beautiful (outside area, public area, etc.) and they served the best breakfast we had on our entire journey. For this reason I still give two and not just one star. However, there are severe downsides mostly related to the room: In our bathroom we had a big patch of mold on the ceiling above the bathtub. When I say „big“ I mean 20 x 20 centimeters that were greenish/black. The bathroom is also quite worn, the bathtub, for instance, has a damaged spot which is really rusty. And honestly, the bathroom looks not nice due to the beige/brown stone tiles at the wall. Our bedroom and the bathroom was also pretty humid and both smelled really really awful. We were lucky that it was nice and warm so we were able to leave the window always open. Without that, the smell would have been unbearable. However, having the windows always open in a room on ground floor leaves a bit of a bad feeling when you are out as everyone can climb into your room easily… We also were not really convinced with the cleanliness of the room. On the ceiling were some dusty spiderwebs, on the floor (on the terra-cotta tiles) was some white smear at various places, the carpets were stained, and there were also a lot of ants in the room. Luckily, the bed was spotless and clean (but also hard as a rock). Lastly, the walls started to crumble at various spots which also indicates humidity in the walls. We asked other guest at breakfast about their room. They confirmed that there is an odd smell in their room as well but they were more lucky than us as they had a room with no visible mold at the ceiling. One further thing I did not like is that they ask you to leave the key at the front desk when you are out. However, we often found the keys unguarded when we returned from the outside. So everybody could actually take a key and walk into your room when you are out. Last not least, we thought that this place has some kind of “odd vibe” to it. I had the impression, they believe they are some kind of super great luxurious resort — but they are not when you look at the rooms — and hence they feel super proud and almost arrogant. Nobody was unfriendly, I cannot say that, but we did not feel super welcome as we did in other places we stayed at. So I can only say: don’t be blinded by the nice photos you find on their website and on trip advisor. They only show a part of the whole story. The rooms are not as nice as the outside or the public areas you mostly see on their pictures.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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USD 103 - USD 149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalAzoresTerceiraAngra do Heroísmo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quinta Das Merces
Which popular attractions are close to Quinta Das Merces?
Nearby attractions include Monte Brasil (2.8 km), Museum of Angra do Heroismo (3.1 km), and Duke of Terceira Garden (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Quinta Das Merces?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Quinta Das Merces?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Quinta Das Merces?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quinta Das Merces?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taberna Roberto, Captain's Table, and O Cachalote Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Quinta Das Merces?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Quinta Das Merces?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palácio dos Capitães Generais (2.8 km) and Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista (2.4 km).