The recently opened Graciosa Hotel is perfectly inserted in the magnificent landscape surrounding. Only from the nearby Monte da Senhora da Ajuda you can realise how close the sea is and how it involves the hotel almost completely. The basaltic stone used for its construction is the same you see in the local houses and provides an amazing contrast with the blue ocean and the green fields. Graciosa Hotel has 44 double rooms with air conditioning, LCD television, frigobar, private bath with hair dryer. The rooms have a minimalist style, very comfortable, with work desk, telephone and internet. The hotel has one room prepared for guests with physical limitations. All have private balcony but only half have sea and pool view. But the best panoramic is from the two duplex suites. It is worth the extra cost just to get that landscape through all your stay. Besides the view and the standard room with private bath, it also has a living room in the upper floor with a space for meals and kitchenette. It can also be used for business meetings and even has an expresso machine for coffee breaks and an extra bathroom. Outside, by the pool, 6 little villas complete the lodging offer. Two bedrooms, two baths, a living room with kitchenette, space for meals, together with all the other amenities common to all rooms and a private outside solarium at the top of your villa! It is the perfect place for a family vacation. Meals are served at the ground floor overlooking the pool. The restaurant is prepared to sit up to 100 people and, besides breakfast, serves lunch and dinner. The menu is a fusion of flavours mixing harmoniously the local dishes with nouvelle and international cuisine. The hotel and restaurant are also prepared for weddings and other parties and to provide everything to make a special occasion unforgettable. If business is your purpose, the hotel has a 100 square meter meeting room and has all the multimedia equipment necessary. The bar lounge, with wireless internet, is the perfect place to check your e-mails or read while you have a cocktail or a snack. If you don’t want to stop your morning exercises while you are here, you can use the hotel’s gym that has the most common equipments and sauna. There is also a little lobby with a ping-pong table. Once again, the view reminds you are in Graciosa. The gym, the restaurant and the bar are all front to the pool and sea and have big windows to let you enjoy it. At the pool you will feel the peace of the island in the volcanic landscape surrounding, the smell of the sea and, specially, the absence of noise. The climate in Graciosa is mild, in the summer there is daylight until late and is very pleasant to enjoy pool baths or a drink outside before dinner. In front of the hotel, Porto da Barra is a small port with a typical Graciosa beach. Beaches in Santa Cruz da Graciosa are terraces with stone stairs down to the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic. The port is used for smaller recreation and fishing boats but a marina will be built here in the next couple of years and it will be able to receive sailing boats and other ships. Graciosa Hotel works together with the Carapacho thermal facilities and has special packages and transfers for thermal vacation. Carapacho waters have been proven to benefit rheumatic diseases and is said to improve dermatologic conditions. The hotel is only ten minutes walking from Santa Cruz centre where you can find everything you might need. The airport is 10 minutes way by car. If you want to feel the Atlantic Ocean strength, enjoy beautiful volcanic landscapes and need a deserved rest, Graciosa Hotel is the perfect place for you.