Quinta do Espirito Santo

S. Bartolomeu - Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
Bed & Breakfast

Come to the striking Portuguese Azores for a double dose of nature, a B&B with exotic garden and quaint bedrooms, hosts who are passionate


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Mid-Atlantic, buffeted by waves, are the Azores. Your charming quinta is on Terceira, an interesting island with the largest patch of endemic forest, originally a stopping off post for huge ships ploughing their way from America, Africa and Asia, now a fascinating place to explore. It’s spilling over with exotic flora and fauna and impressive volcanic rock formations; and best of all it’s untouched by mass tourism. Lucilia and Francisco are natural hosts who give you delicious, convivial breakfasts – freshly squeezed juice, local cheeses and bread, homemade jams and eggs from around forty ducks and hens!  Francisco is a senior curator (and used to be the director) of the Angra Museum and is the perfect guide to island life. The house, filled with antiques, has been in his family for six generations and was rebuilt in traditional style in 2008. It’s an attractive two-storey building with a wonderful garden and inside a gently ramshackle air; both cosy, low ceilinged bedrooms (some traffic noise) are on the ground floor with squeaky clean windowless en suites. Walkers and water sporters will rejoice. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants 50m.


Nightly price
from €70
Singles €60-€80.
2 Doubles
From €70


I highly recommend Quinta do Espirito Santo. It's an inspiring and authentic place, full of charm and history, carefully restored and run by very harm-hearted and accommodating owners. For every room, the hosts have collected antique furniture and decoration that illustrate the rich history of the Azores and their links with the rest of the world. A large breakfast of locally sourced produced is served by the owners, and enjoyed together with them as well as other (typically like-minded) guests over a horizon-widening conversation. The courtyard and natural garden are ideal for relaxation.

Daniel, Brussels

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Francisco Maduro-Dias

  • Angra do Heroísmo is a small urban gem that was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1983. It still shows its importance as a key point in the global network that portuguese and spanish overseas empires created 5 centuries ago.
  • Algar do Carvão is the only volcanic chimney of this type that you can visit on Earth, where you can imagine the boiling lava flowing out. Gruta do Natal and Furnas do Enxofre will complete the feeling of a still-active volcano.
  • Either if you want to swim or just relax by the sea, you'll find a lot of places to go around the Island. Although a few of them have sand, in most of them you can take advantage of the natural rocky seashore. Negrito and 5 Ribeiras are the closest.
  • The more than 20 restaurants around Terceira Island offer a variety of options, from quality seafood and fish to meat and vegetables. Do not forget to try our traditional meat dish Alcatra and famous limpets and barnacles.
  • Even though all islands have their own walking trails, each one of the 8 available on Terceira Island lead you to a different experience: seashore cliffs, endemic vegetation, dried lava, vineyards, mountain climbing or old lumberjack trails.
  • One cannot imagine a portuguese settlement without wine production. On Terceira Island, the most famous vineyards area today is Biscoitos with the Verdelho grape variety. However white, it's a wine best served with meat or spicy fish dishes.