Casa Hintze Ribeiro is a beautifully designed hotel inspired by mix of politics and poetry. The politics from Ernesto Hintze Ribeiro who advocated that the islands should be self autonomous and the poets; Natalia Correia and Antero de Quental.
Natalia Correia was originally from Faja do Baixo near Ponta Delgada and Antero de Quental was born in Ponta Delgada. As you walk into each room there are extracts from some of their more famous poems woven into the carpets.
Casa Hintze Ribeiro is a modern hotel, but retains many original features from before the renovations; blue and white tiles, basalt walls and photographs of the building original features. Look to the ceilings in the reception to see grass growing!
The hotel has 22 lovely rooms/apartments, some are studios, some are one bedroom apartments and some have a terrace overlooking the city. A continental buffet breakfast is included, or you can choose to prepare your own breakfast in your kitchenette.
Casa Hintze Ribeiro has a roof top pool, small gym and hot tub/jacuzzi.
Located on São Miguel on a pedestrianised cobbled street in the old part of the capital, Ponta Delgada, Hintze Ribeiro is right next to the cathedral and main square. See below for more information on São Miguel island.
Ideally situated for exploring the museums, churches, markets and bustling seafront in Ponta Delgada, the city is also the base and pick up point for lots of activities.