Vila Belgica



  • Airport: 10km Horta
  • Guesthouse (3-star equivalent)
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Car hire recommended
  • Complimentary WiFi

This charming, family-run guesthouse is perched high on a hillside overlooking the ocean and Mount Pico and just 5-minutes drive from the capital, Horta. There are stunning views across the Atlantic Ocean towards Pico and São Jorge and also Faial’s southern coast including the town of Horta. The rooms are cosy and clean and the management offers a personal level of service which is warm and welcoming. Yvette, the owner, prepares a sumptuous breakfast, with plenty of choice (homemade yoghurts, fruit, cheeses, eggs – as you want them, various breads, jams and always a lovely pastry or treat). The breakfast room is upstairs, with an outside patio area, to enjoy the stunning panorama.

  • 6 bedrooms, all with complimentary WiFi and a hairdryer
  • Ground floor: 3 rooms including a Standard room, Atlantic room and Master room, each with en suite bathroom with shower (the Master room has a bath). The Atlantic room can accommodate extra fold-up beds for two children and has direct access to the garden with table and chairs
  • First floor: 3 Standard rooms which all share one large bathroom (bath & shower) – suitable for families. The rooms upstairs all open on to a large terrace with splendid views

  • Buffet breakfast 
  • Well-maintained garden with lily pond and resident frogs
  • Free parking  
  • 30 minutes' downhill walk or a 5-minutes' drive to the capital, Horta  
  • 20 minutes drive from Horta airport.

Minimum stay: 3 nights