Studio apartments, sleep 2+2.

Run and designed by charming local entrepreneur and architect, Paulo Oliveira, the Kosmos Apartments have one of the best locations in Horta being equidistant between the ferry terminal and the famous marina, both 5 minutes walk away.

They are above a fashionable boutique (also owned by Paulo) with 2 apartments on the first floor (K1 and K2) reached by 26 steps and 1 apartment (K3) on the second floor reached by 42 steps.

All the Kosmos Apartments are studios and have lots of quirky features including changing colour LED lights in the kitchen area and bathrooms and hydromassage showers. They are of a very high standard with double glazing which makes them very quiet even though they are on the road (we did test this when we visited!), fully equipped kitchenettes, coffee machine, kettle, air conditioning, flat screen 32″ TV, free WiFi and daily cleaning service.

K1 – this apartment is on the first floor and looks out over the sea. It has an open plan living/sleeping area with double bed, a double sofa bed and kitchennette.
K2 – on the first floor but with land view. This is the largest apartment and has an open plan living/sleeping area with double bed, a double sofa bed, a kitchennette and a terrace.
K3 – on the second floor with sea view. This is the cosiest of the three Kosmos Apartments, being in the eaves with 2 small terraces to sit out and enjoy the views of Pico from. It has an open plan living/sleeping area with double bed and a single bed, kitchenette and bathroom.

Paulo manages the Kosmos Apartments but doesn’t live on site and leaves his mobile number with guests to call if they have a problem.


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Located in the heart of Horta between the marina and the ferry terminal on the island of Faial. See below for more information on Faial island.


Most activities on Faial start from Horta so being at the Kosmos apartments is an ideal base. Alternatively, you could hire a car and explore this stunning island on your own.

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