Casa da Baia – Centro de Promocao Turistica | Local Experience | Setubal District – Portugal
Portugal has charmed holidaymakers, travellers and vacationers from time immemorial to experience its gorgeous vistas, delicious cuisine and unmatched warmth of its people. A vacation in Portugal is almost like having a holiday at home, away from home. This is also the reason why staying in a hotel that is actually a home-stay while in Portugal is a great way to make the most of your vacation.
A Homely Stay
One amazing place to warm your heart and holiday is the Casa da Baía. Located in the centre of Horta town with a panoramic view of its magnificent bay (that has been officially announced as one of the best bays in the world), the property makes you feel comfortable and secure in the midst of quiet serenity. In fact, the name of the house – Casa da Baía – translates to ‘Bay House’.
The rooms are cosy and have spectacular views to Pico Island and the mountain that looks over it. The various categories of rooms have been named after the marine life that can be found in the bay close to the property. The idea is to bring in the local flavour while also making the stay a source of information and knowledge for their guests. The décor is also inspired by the surroundings of Casa da Baía overlooking the sea of Horta bay, the Faial-Pico channel and the Atlantic Ocean. The sea species impart a lively vibe to the rooms.
So there is a Room Jellyfish (a double room with a double bed and a small reading area by the window with a view of the port of Horta) or a Room Blue Shark (that has a balcony overlooking Horta marina) among others. The ex-libris of Casa da Baía is the largest room from where you can have a wonderful view of the Horta bay and the so-called “islands of the triangle”: Faial, Pico and São Jorge. The ceiling with wooden beams lends a traditional touch to the twin double room, equipped with 2 single beds. The small window overlooking the Forte de Santa Cruz, a 16th century fortress, and Horta Marina allows residents quaint sights of the bay.
But it is not just the rental rooms that make Casa da Baía so charming. It is also the amenities and gregarious hospitality that makes Casa da Baía even more welcoming. The breakfast, with local products, is served in the kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals and use the necessary household items and appliances. The kitchen is equipped with a large refrigerator and offers individual pantries allowing guests to store their food. Guests can also choose to have their meals on the terrace under the clear skies and with a magnificent view of the Horta bay at any time of the day.
The living room is equipped with Cable TV and sofas. It also has a small reading area where guests can find books about nature and the culture of the Azores and curl up on the sofas with one of them.
The excellent location of Casa da Baía allows guests several opportunities to walk along the town of Horta. Casa da Baía is located next to Peter´s Café Sport and also several restaurants, cafes, bars and local businesses, as well as a taxi stand, a minibus stop and public parking. Horta Airport is located 10 minutes by car and the Maritime Terminal is only 5 minutes away. The neighbouring islands are also easily accessible by boat.
The location and the amenities offered by Casa da Baía make it an ideal space for relaxing and getting to know everything that Setubal has to offer in peace and at an easy pace.
1. Excellent location, easily accessible for visitors and a perfect place to learn about the history and culture of the area as well as buy local products.
2. Innovative and colourful design, an excellent reflection of the local brand, flavour and destination. The staging of regular cultural events; musical, artistic, culinary etc. A range of events to suit everyone’s taste’s