Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico 

Glitzy views and salty air on São Miguel Island

An iconic hotel offering five-star glamour overlooking the ocean in the heart of Ponta Delgada.

Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico’s glamorous ocean-liner vibes come with glossy floors, glittering spaces and a gilded staircase. There’s catch-of-the-day at ocean-gazing Balcony restaurant, Old Cubans on Vapore’s terrace and a large and glinting indoor pool. Sage green and soft white rooms with parquet flooring are designed to soothe, and suites feature separate living rooms.

Why we love Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico

  • An unbeatable setting in the historic city of Ponta Delgada.

  • The swish Scandinavian-style wooden decked indoor pool.

  • A 10-minute walk to Largo da Matriz, where pretty restaurants meet old-world architecture.

  • Close to the marina for island hopping and seasonal whale watching.

5 stars
Jun - Sep
The Azores
4 hours 10 minutes
On the marina in Ponta Delgada, the capital of São Miguel island
Approx. 15 minutes’ transfer from Ponta Delgada airport

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



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In the restaurant, ocean views provide a suitable backdrop for dishes that take their cue from the ports of call on São Miguel’s trade routes, while the popular bar – whose name means ‘steam’ in Italian – has a shaded outdoor terrace where you can enjoy your drink to the accompaniment of an invigorating salty breeze.

The hotel’s main restaurant takes its culinary influences from the trade routes that have long connected the Azores islands with each other, the mainland and the wider world. The result is a mixture of international and local dishes given a stylish update and made using the freshest local ingredients.

Serving cocktails and an all-day menu that encompasses everything from sharing plates and sandwiches to top-notch seafood pasta.

The tables on the arcaded terrace of Vapora are some of Ponta Delgada’s most coveted for people-watching.

What's included

Breakfast at Balcony

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Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Balcony

Visit the camellia collection at the Terra Nostra Garden, take one of the hiking trails at Sete Cidades Lagoon, visit a tea plantation or go whale watching.

By reducing their environmental impact and supporting their local community, Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico has achieved Travelife Gold certification for sustainability in accommodation.

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