Located on the sea front in Velas, all rooms at the Hotel Sao Jorge look out over the sea towards Pico and the collapsed crater just outside Velas.
This is a comfortable, newly refurbished Azorean hotel with a large outdoor swimming pool (May-Oct) in the lawns out front where guests can relax and admire the wonderful sea views.
There are 58 en-suite rooms all with cable TV, hairdryer, mini bar, radio and air conditioning. The main attraction of this hotel is that all rooms have private balconies with views of Pico (on a clear day!).
Hotel São Jorge is 5 minutes walk from the pretty harbour in Velas with its regular ferries to Pico and Faial and good bars and restaurants, this is an ideal location to explore São Jorge island from. See below for more information on São Jorge island.
São Jorge is most famous for its walking and although the main walks don't start in Velas, it is easy to arrange transfers from Hotel São Jorge to the start and finish of them.