Spruced up, injected with glamour, and run with five-star service, Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico is an established icon living its glory days. This is the beating heart of the Azores in the capital of Ponta Delgada on the largest island of the archipelago, São Miguel.
Facing the Ponta Delgada marina, Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico is in a plum position for connecting to the other islands and whale watching trips, as well as exploring the city’s restaurants, cafés, and historic center. The maritime significance of this mid-Atlantic isle is ever-present at the hotel with a permanent exhibition dedicated to the companies and people who embarked on some of the most spectacular 19th and 20th-century ships and packet boats ever built. And the hotel itself is decked out (sorry) in a plush, nautical theme that has you feeling onboard a luxurious yacht.
The use of dark wood, gold, soft greens and grey, plush fabrics, shiny floors, sweeping lines, and sea-facing oversized windows all add to the atmosphere. For example, the larger-than-average indoor pool could have you fooled into thinking you’re on the deck of a ship with its wooden deck flooring and streams of natural daylight. Great views of the marina are the backdrop to the first-floor Balcony Restaurant where a buffet breakfast of local produce is served each morning. Late-night drinks and lighter meals are VAPORE Bar & Lounge’s speciality, available both inside and out on the terrace.