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This contemporary and sophisticated hotel is located on Santa Maria Island - in the eastern group of the Azores archipelago and the southernmost island in the Azores. Right in the heart of Vila do Porto, Charming Blue provides you with a combination of comfort and personalised service.
The rooms at Charming Blue combine modern furniture and neutral colours to create light airy spaces that feel very much like a home away from home. The white washed wood panelling features stone walls, eccentric furniture and carefully chosen art work, which all add character to the otherwise minimalistic decor. With a total of 16 rooms, you are allowed your own privacy, while also being located in the heart of the island.
The hotel prides itself on the very good facilities. Take splash in their refreshing pool, or eat at their inhouse restaurant, 'Mesa d'Oito' which uses fresh local produce to create dishes that are also reminiscent of home, with lovely homey recipes. This combined with beautiful presentation, great service and a vibrant setting to the mix, so that guests experience the gastronomical adventure at its very best.
A great plus for this hotel is that it is only within walking distance from dive centres at the marina. The island offers a variety of dive sites that will suit you whether you are experienced to a learner. The island benefits from a reasonably good underwater visibility and offers rocky and sandy sea beds, caves and wrecks.
When you are aren't hanging out by the pool and relaxing, there are plenty of activities near by to go and explore. from diving to mountain biking and wildlife spotting to wandering there is something to suit everyone. A visit to the hotel's spa also makes for a great retreat after a busy day.
Why we love it
This hotel was great as it is very new and clean, it also has great facilities with good food. Rooms are well-appointed, clean, and the bathrooms were amazing plus there was a nice pool area outdoors with loungers. Staff are eager to please and this would definitely be the hotel I would recommend in Santa Maria.