The Vibe: Otherworldly, an inland village on an island in the middle of the Atlantic filled with geysers and fumaroles.
The Area: Located in the thermal spa of Furnas in the middle of the island of São Miguel, Azores.
The DNA: Octant Furnas is a four star design hotel set within the old municipal thermal center. It was completely revamped and the adjacent hotel enlarged and modernized. The thermal center and the hotel’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools spring directly from the thermal waters on this volcanic island. The lobby market is the soul of the hotel with a reception, lounge, restaurant, and grocery store where local products are highlighted. The hotel’s Thermal & Spa Centre has 10 treatment rooms, a floatbed, Shirodhara (massage with oils flow), Vichy Shower and hydro massages, a sauna, a hamam and a fitness centre. There are plenty of other activities too, like whale watching, swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, fishing, hiking and biking tours.
Suite-Me-Up: The stylishly decorated guest rooms and suites are all air conditioned and feature a private bathroom, a flat-screen cable TV, and a safe. The Master Suite is the largest accommodation, and sits on the top floor of the hotel and offers an incredible view of the garden in front.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 54 rooms & suites (20-60m2) (215-646 sq ft) • hotel opened: March 2015 (previously Furnas Boutique Hotel – Thermal & Spa) • architecture: Saraiva + Associados • interior design: Nini Andrade Silva • bathroom amenities: Olioflora ✅ free parking on-site • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible