Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

Sao Miguel


  • Airport: 45km Ponta Delgada
  • 4-star hotel
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Car hire recommended

The Terra Nostra Garden Hotel is one of the best, if not the best, hotel on the island of São Miguel. Well positioned next to the Terra Nostra botanical park, the hotel is made up of two adjoining buildings: the Art Deco Wing, built in the 1930’s which has maintained its architectural history; and the Garden Wing, added much later in the 1990’s. Many of the bedrooms, along with the restaurant and indoor swimming pool, enjoy fabulous views over the world famous, extensive botanical gardens – owned by the hotel.

Guests dining here are treated to local Azorean products, with a focus on the Cozido, a sustainable meal fully cooked underground using the natural heat of the volcanic hot springs – a must for any visitor to the islands.

  • 86 rooms including cosy art deco rooms, garden view rooms, garden terrace rooms and suites 
  • All rooms have a bathroom (bath & shower – 2 rooms have shower only), hairdryer, telephone, cable TV, minibar and complimentary WiFi
  • The cosy art deco rooms face the road or parking area (surrounded by heavily wooded hills in the background)
  • The suites, located in the main building, are located on the art deco wing on the 1st floor
  • Two of the suites are housed in a separate building ‘Casa do Parque’ located by the botanical park’s thermal outdoor pool
  • The garden wing has 3 floors
  • Some garden terrace rooms interconnect

  • Buffet breakfast 
  • Restaurant (mostly à la carte) with view over the park and serving regional cuisine including the traditional Azorean dish of Cozido 
  • Bar with terrace
  • Reading lounges/large sitting areas 
  • Business centre
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel
  • Shop selling local handicrafts and souvenirs 
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (10 x 14m)
  • Wellness centre with Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath
  • Sports bar with snooker table (payable locally c.5 euros per hour)
  • 3 Lifts 
  • Free access for hotel guests to the 12- hectare botanical gardens and its outdoor thermal pool fed by natural springs (the public pay 6 euros entrance fee)
  • Free parking 
  • 5 restaurants within a 5 minute walk 
  • 5 minutes' walk to the centre of Furnas 
  • Mountain bikes for adults available for hire (local charge 16 euros per day)  
  • Irregular bus service (3 services to Vila Franca do Campo and Ponta Delgada and 1 to Ribeira Grande per day – early morning departure/late return) 
  • 20km to Vila Franca do Campo – local taxi costs c.20 euros each way; 9km to Ribeira Quente and 35km to Nordeste 
  • 30 minutes' drive to Ponta Delgada from Furnas – local taxi costs c.40 euros each way.


Hotel Terra Nostra Garden features in our Azores Three Island Tour B, A Rural Experience and Cycling Holiday itineraries.