Pousada Sao Sebastiao was opened as a hotel in 2006, this stunning 16th century fortress has been cleverly converted, maintaining a functional military feel in the new building and a cosy old world charm in the old building.
With an unrivalled position overlooking the bay of Angra and just a few minutes walk (downhill) into the centre of this World Heritage town, this has to be the place to stay in Angra. You enter through the original small and austere opening in the fortress wall into a welcoming reception and a lawned area with swimming pool and loungers and magnificent ocean views.
Pousada Sao Sebastiao has 29 rooms (9 double, 10 twin and 1 suite) divided between superior and standard. Standard rooms are on the ground floor while superior rooms are on the first floor with sea views (and balconies in the new building). All rooms are ensuite and have heating, air conditioning, safe, WiFi, minibar, hairdryer, telephone, and cable LCD TV. There is also a room for guests with limited mobility.
Other facilities include a small outdoor freshwater swimming pool (not heated), bar and restaurant (seats 62).
One of the highlights of staying at Pousada Sao Sebastiao are the ramparts which are mostly intact and you can walk around them and enter the two dome covered stone watchtowers – makes for a lovely walk at sunset!
Pousada Sao Sebastiao is in a great location above the centre of Angra on Terceira island but just a few minutes walk down in the town and its pretty harbour. See below for more information on Terceira island.
Whale watching and swimming with dolphins trips start from the marina just below Pousada Sao Sebastiao. For other activities, we can arrange for you to be collected or you could hire a car and explore this stunning island on your own.
Azores Choice provided a prompt, helpful service. they found us the perfect accommodation for our needs and provided superb, expert advice on how to spend our week walking on San Miguel. I would certainly use them again.
Joan from Durham
Recommended small travel company!
Great little company with friendly staff. Organisation of flights & accommodation very efficient. When problems arise they are helpful and very reasonable in their efforts to resolve them. We would definitely use them again for a return trip.
Really great! Would use again!
Very efficient, friendly, helpful. Excellent local knowledge. Everything ran very smoothly, from supplying the tickets to airport pick ups and hotel bookings. Lovely accommodation selected. No complaints!
A wonderful break in a beautiful environment!
Everything was excellent. The information and organisation, the hotel and the island itself all exceeded our expectations. Whale watching and other trips out, fantastic. We will book again!
Great honeymoon package and experience!
They provided a great package at a good price. We found them to be helpful and a quality service was provided.
Nicola and Christopher – Winchester
Top notch service. Highly recommended!
Excellent service throughout. Very informative, with lots of literature, maps and the like. Attended their offices in Ponta Delgada – very impressed with Olivia, friendly and helpful. Paul was first class.
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Very helpful staff, and the trips they organised for us were excellent with knowledgeable guides.
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We normally travel independently, but I am go glad that we used Archipelago Choice – their insider knowledge was really helpful in making the most of our time.
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