Hospedaria Verde-mar

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Rua do Doutor Mel a Simas 10, Horta, Portugal
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Expensive apartment without airco and Wi-Fi Feb 07, 2017
N38°32,127' W28°37,762' During booking, it was unclear on the Internet the difference between the Verde Mar Apartamentos mobilados and Verde Mar hospedaria Alojamento Local. There was no clear answer by email so we were guided by the price. We tried to book directly, but ended doing our booking with the number one booking site on the Internet for €95 per night including breakfast. Very expensive for the Azores.

We do not prefer booking with booking sites, because we know these sites ask substantial fees. At the end, property owners just increase their prices with these fees, to receive the same price themselves as for bookings through direct booking sites. Our apartment 2C on the second floor is part of the Hospedaraia Alojamento Local and there is no difference in layout with the apartementos. The manager promised that the website would be updated soon. Apartment 2C has an excellent view on the city and on the Pico Mountain.

The apartment has a living room/kitchen, bathroom with bath & washing machine (expensive laundry service available) and a bedroom with a double bed. A second disused bedroom with twin beds is above the bathroom, reachable by folding staircase. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, microwave, oven, coffeemaker and water cooker. Television is available. No Wi-Fi reception inside the apartment. Only available in outdoor areas. We ordered additional breakfast in our apartment: bread, orange juice, cheese, yoghurt, milk, apple juice, crackers, jam, tea and coffee. It was good.

During our stay in August 2016, the sleeping quality was poor. Southern winds brought warm and humid air to Faial and kept the temperature at night above 23° and humidity above 90%. The apartment does not have air conditioning or a fan. Sleeping with open windows gave some relief but added an onslaught of mosquitos. The windows were not fitted with mosquito screens or the bed did not have a mosquito net. The sweaty warmth or the humming mosquitos kept us awake.

On the positive site, the apartment offered us lots of space, it was cleaned very day and staff at the reception gave us useful advice. There were always very helpful. They linked us with Humberto, a great and helpful taxi driver.

However, considering the high price of €95 per night and absent of necessary air conditioning and Wi-Fi reception in the apartment, we think it was not a good deal. Not recommended.
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