(2021 Updated) Certified sustainable hotels in the Azores
The Azorean regional government created the Miosótis program named after the forget-me-not flower to reward sustainable best practices in hotels and short-term rentals.
Government officials evaluate candidates on residue treatment, efficient use of water and energy, support of local businesses and biodiversity, and staff training.
Each certification is valid for two years, ranging from one to five Miosótis (except for the short-term rentals).
The hotels mentioned below are part of the Azorean government’s official list, with certificates valid until December 2021.
For your convenience, I won’t mention any accommodations without an online booking option.
2021 Miosótis certified hotels
No hotels listed in 2021.
A Casa do Lado (single rating)
Hotel with 14 rooms, breakfast included and free WiFi
Apartamento Olímpio (single rating)
Private apartment with ocean views in the city of Horta.
Casas d’Arramada (5 Miosótis)
Rural tourism accommodation, with 6 independent houses, a farm with resident donkeys, and breakfast included. Pets allowed upon request.
Casa dos Salgueiros (single rating)
Two-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow for 4 people. Free WiFi included. Non-smoking.
Lofts Azul Pastel (single rating)
7 independent, fully equipped apartments, with ocean views, and free WiFi.
Manta Ray Lodge Azores (single rating)
7-room boutique bed & breakfast in Horta. Shared lounge and equipped kitchen.
Porto Pim Bay (single rating)
5 self-catered, equipped apartments near the Porto Pim beach. Meals not included, but guests receive a welcome gift of local products. Shared laundry room and two porches.
Quinta do Canto (4 Miosótis)
Country house with 5 bedrooms and an independent apartment.Breakfast included. Onsite restaurant and bar.
Residencial S. Francisco (2 Miosótis)
Hotel in Horta with views of the marina and Pico Island. Breakfast included. Shared lounge an TV room.
A Casa do Ouvidor (5 Miosótis)
Country houses with outdoor swimming pool, sun room, and a farm. Fully equipped kitchens in the houses. Non-smoking rooms. Pets not allowed.
Alma do Pico (5 Miosótis)
Two 2-bedroom self-catering bungalows for two people, immersed in the woods. Breakfast included. Free WiFi. Outdoor swimming pool.
Calma do Mar (Single rating)
Bed & breakfast near the ocean with free WiFi and free parking. Pets allowed upon request for an extra fee. Shared kitchen.
Alto da Bonança (3 Miosótis)
Self-catered stone houses at the foot of Pico Mountain. Large outdoor space with a children’s playground.
Casa da Arquinha (Single rating)
Self-catered 2-bedroom house for 4 people. Pets allowed. Free WiFi and free parking.
Casa da Torre (5 Miosótis)
Self-catered and fully equipped one-bedroom country house. Breakfast included. Free WiFi and free parking. Pets allowed.
Glicínias do Pico (4 Miosótis)
3-bedroom self-catered country house with swimming pool. Shared kitchen and living room. Free WiFi and free parking. Pets allowed for free upon request.
Hotel Apartamentos Aldeia da Fonte (3 Miosótis)
6 self-catered country houses with outdoor swimming pool, barbecue, zen room, and an observation tower of dolphins and whales. Free parking and free WiFi. Pets allowed.
Lava Homes (3 Miosótis)
Tourist resort with 14 self-catered independent houses and an onsite restaurant.
Quinta da Ribeira da Urze (4 Miosótis)
3 self-catered and fully equipped independent country houses. Special discounts for extended stays and returning guests.
Hospedaria Austrália (Single rating)
The oldest inn in Velas. All rooms with private bathroom. Pizzeria onsite. Free WiFi and free parking. Pets not allowed.
Hotel Solmar (2 Miosótis)
Hotel with breakfast included. Rooms with private bathroom. Bar onsite. Free WiFi and free parking. Pets not allowed.
Make it Happen (Single rating)
Self-catered house with 6 bedrooms with private bathroom. Within walking distance from the beach. Shared kitchen. Free WiFi and free parking. Pets not allowed.
Casa da Tia Arlete (Single rating)
Restored traditional house, self-catered. Close to the Angra do Heroismo city center. Free WiFi and free parking.
Casa Ti Borges (4 Miosótis)
Self-catered country houses, fully equipped, at an old farm. One house accommodates up to 3 people and another accommodates 2 people. Free WiFi, free parking, and airport transfer included.
Casa da Maria (Single rating)
Self-catered 3-bedroom house that accommodates up to 6 people. Free WiFi and free parking. Pets allowed. Shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room.
My Angra Boutique Hostel (Single rating)
Boutique hostel in the center of Angra do Heroísmo. Shared and private bedrooms. Shared and private bathrooms. Online check-in.
Quinta do Martelo (5 Miosótis)
Single and double bedrooms with private bathroom, and 3 self-catered independent houses. Breakfast included. Swimming pool, sauna, gym, miniature golf, and tennis courts. Free WiFi and free parking. Onsite restaurant.
Vila Nova House (Single rating)
Independent, self-catered 2-bedroom house that can accommodate 4 people. Shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Fenced backyard.
Apartamentos Turísticos Quinta de Santa Bárbara (5 Miosótis)
Self-catered 2- and 1-bedroom houses. Free WiFi and free parking. Onsite restaurant. Swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and Turkish bath.
Casa da Cisaltina (4 Miosótis)
Family-owned self-catered farm house with two 2-bedroom independent apartments. Free WiFi and free parking. Pets allowed.
Casa da Ilha (Single rating)
House in Ponta Delgada, with 4 independent bedrooms with private bathroom. Non-smoking rooms. Breakfast included. Pets not allowed.
Casa do Monte Alegre (Single rating)
Independent self-catered country house. Equipped kitchen, central heating, and air conditioning. Free WiFi and free parking.
Casa dos Plátanos (Single rating)
Independent self-catered country house for up to 6 people in Sete Cidades. 3 bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. Free WiFi and free parking. No pets allowed. Outdoor space, swimming pool, shared kitchen and living room.
Casa do Poema (Single rating)
Independent, self-catered 1-bedroom house in Furnas. Accommodates up to 4 people (2 adults + 2 children). Free WiFi and free parking.
Costa Norte Guesthouse (Single rating)
Shared and private bedrooms, with or without private bathroom in Ribeira Grande. Breakfast included, with vegetarian options. Free WiFi and free parking. Pets allowed.
Furnas Lake Villas (5 Miosótis)
Rustic luxury hotel in Furnas. Independent, self-catered apartments in wooden cottages. Breakfast not included.
Ilha Hostel & Suites (Single rating)
Hostel in Ponta Delgada’s city center. Bedrooms with private bathroom. Breakfast included. Free WiFi and free parking.
Moinho da Bibi (5 Miosótis)
Family-owned, restored lighthouse in Candelária. Two bedrooms with space to accommodate 3 adults and 1 child.
Moinho das Feteiras (3 Miosótis)
3 independent, self-catered houses including a 19th-century restored windmill in Feteiras. Free parking and free WiFi.
Quinta da Abelheira (5 Miosótis)
Restored farm house near Ponta Delgada. Breakfast included, with vegan and gluten-free options. Swimming pool.
Quinta da Mó (5 Miosótis)
Independent, self-catered 3-bedroom house and 1-bedroom bungalows in Furnas. Breakfast included. Sauna and steam room.
Quinta de Santana (1 Miosótis)
25 self-catered, independent one- and two-bedroom apartments in Rabo de Peixe. Pets allowed for an extra fee.
Quinta de S. Caetano (5 Miosótis)
Restored 19th century country house, with 3 double rooms with private bathroom and shared living room. Self-catered, independent house for up to 4 people at the estate. Breakfast is not included and must be booked in advance.
Quinta da Tília Charming Green Boutique Retreat (Single rating)
3-bedroom self-catered house in Capelas with room for up to 6 people. Free WiFi and free parking. Pets allowed.
Casa de Almagreira (3 Miosótis)
Independent, 4-bedroom self-catered country house with room for up to 9 people. Non-smoking rooms. Pets not allowed. Free WiFi and free parking. Groceries delivery for an extra fee.
Casa do Norte (5 Miosótis)
Equipped, self-catered country house with space to accommodate up to 4 people. Ocean and mountain views. Free WiFi and free parking.
Casa dos Tomarinhos (3 Miosótis)
Independent, self-catered restored country house near the beach. Homemade, freshly baked bread delivered every day.
Hotel Charming Blue (4 Miosótis)
Hotel with single and double rooms. Breakfast included. Swimming pool, onsite bar and restaurant. Free WiFi and free parking.
Pensão Francisca (Single rating)
Eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast with mountain views. Three rooms only, all with private bathroom. Closed during the winter (December to April).
Quinta de S. José (Single rating)
3-bedroom self-catered farm house with mountain views. Space to accommodate up to 7 people. Free parking and free WiFi.
Vila Natura (Single rating)
2-bedroom self-catered house with room to accommodate up to 4 people. Private bathrooms. Shared kitchen, living room, and barbecue area.