Pousada de Horta (Azores) information

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Pousada de Horta (Azores)

Pousada Forte da Horta - Historic Hotel

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  • Number of rooms: 28
  • Air conditioning
  • Lift
  • Disabled facilities
  • 24-hour reception
  • Free internet (public areas)
  • Room service
  • Safe at reception
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Conference room
  • Business centre
  • Parking area
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Spa (cost)
  • Airport (10km)

Pousada da Horta - Converted 16th-century fortress

The Pousada

Faial, one of the most beautiful of the Azores islands, is known for its sunny climate, and was called Ilha Azul (‘Blue Island’) by the poet Raul Brandão on account of the swathes of hydrangeas that bloom there in the summer.

This comfortable Pousada, with its elegantly furnished rooms and its swimming pool, overlooks Horta, the island’s main town. Formerly an inn, the Pousada is located within the 16th-century fortress of Santa Cruz, and there are magnificent views across the marina to the amazing Pico Island, with its spectacular volcano, Ponta de Pico, the highest peak on Portuguese territory.

The Pousada’s seasonal outdoor pool overlooks the marina and guests can also enjoy the wonderful views with a drink on the terrace.

Local Area

The city of Horta lies on the island of Faial in the Azores. Located between 2 bays, you can do and see a lot in the city of Horta and the city’s rich history is reflected in the streets and the historical buildings. Founded five centuries ago, Horta and its port played an important role in European trade routes.

Today, the city is a haven for international yachting and a key location between the European and American continents. The marina is one of the busiest and visited ports in the world and undoubtedly one of the Azores’ most important locations.

There are many points of interest in the city itself such as the Igreja Matriz de São Salvador, the main church in the city, the Church and former convent of San Francisco, the Church of Nossa Senhora das Augústias as well as museums such as the Horta museum and the Scrimshaw Museum.  The Sea Centre too can be found on the way to Monte da Guia, the volcanic cone which offers wonderful views over the bay and the city.

There are several parks which are well worth spending time in Horta such as Parque da Alagoa with its picnic area and children’s play area and Jardim da República, with wide paths, a little lake and a bandstand. Jardim Largo do Infante is also a popular park with the locals and has a view over the marina towards Pico Island. Finally, there is Jardim Botânico dedicated to scientific studies.

The island of Faial has plenty to offer its visitors, especially those looking for an active and nature-filled holiday. Its surrounding coastline offers many opportunities for water sports, fishing, boat rides and whale and dolphin watching, whereas the green countryside is perfect for walks, hiking, cycling and birdwatching.

Restaurant meal times & typical dishes

Opening hours

Lunch is served from 13.00 to 15.00

Dinner is served from 19.30 to 22.00

Typical dishes

  • Limpets Azores Style
  • Crunchy Vegetables with Azorean Cheese
  • Roasted Tuna Loaf
  • Carpaccio of Azores Pineapple

How to get there

By Plane:
- To get to Faial Island there are regular flights from Lisbon.
- There are also daily flights from S. Miguel and Terceira Island.

By Taxi:
- To get to the Pousada, clients can get a taxi or rent a car at the airport.
- It takes about 15 minutes to get to the Pousada, situated in the centre of Horta City along the marina of Horta.

Nearby Hotels

Faial Airport: 10 Km

Region & Cuisine

Prices are displayed per room for the period requested at the current exchange rate available.

For details on the full range of Pousada and Pestana Special Offers click below.

Special Offers

Franchised Pousadas cannot be booked online yet and need to be reserved by calling Tel: 0800 160 1013 during office hour or send us a request  HERE :
Alijo, Alvito, Angra, Belmonte, Braganza, Condeixa-a-Nova, Ourem, Valenca

Additional information:

Pousadas of Portugal:

Children: Generally the cost of an extra bed for a child under 13 years is free (when sharing a twin/double room with 2 parents). 

Half-board: Most Pousadas offer a varied 3-course 'Table d'Hote' menu from £26 per person excluding drinks, and from £35 for their Pousadas in Cascais, Porto and Lisbon. 
An extensive 'a la carte' selection is available at all Pousadas, these menus change seasonally.

Pestana Hotels and Resorts:

Children: Prices for extra beds for one or more children will be displayed at best rate available for each room type with capacity for additional beds.

Half-board: Most Pestana hotels offer 'a la carte' and buffet dining options.


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