Octant Furnas

Octant Furnas

Welcome to Hotel Octant Furnas, an oasis of peace and relaxation amidst an ancient volcanic crater that is now a beautiful green valley. Steam rises from the earth all around you and there are bubbling thermal pools so rich in minerals that they turn red. Local produce, authentic flavours and pure, regional cuisine ensure that you won't be short of anything on the culinary front. Every moment here is a true experience as you literally become one with nature.

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This hotel is open year-round.


There are 55 rooms.


Check in is from 3 pm. Check-out is at 12 pm.


From 368 euros.


  • Pets of up to 10 kg are welcome to come along for 40 euros per night.
  • The hotel is wheelchair-friendly and has adapted rooms. For guests with mobility problems, the rugged terrain around the hotel can be challenging sometimes.


  • The hotel is in the middle of the crater of the still-active volcano Furnas, which bears the same name as the village. No worries, the last time it erupted was in 1630, and for now it is still sleeping.
  • The ground here is so hot in some places that you could cook in it. Cozida das Furnas, a dish characteristic of this region, is prepared here underground. People dig holes in the hot ground and then bury pans of meat, vegetables and herbs in them. After about 6 to 8 hours of cooking underground, the meal is ready to be served. You should definitely try it!


All rooms feature stylish and elegant interiors designed by renowned Portuguese interior designer Nini Andrade Silva. A combination of wall-sized graphics was chosen in combination with vintage furniture and accessories. The colour palette is inspired by the natural environment: palm green, deep turquoise and lava stone gray.


The terrace rooms with private pool really stand out from the rest. They are specially designed for anyone who wants to be completely pampered. The rooms offer a terrace with loungers and a private pool where you can unwind at the end of the day with a book and a glass of wine.


The hotel has two heated thermal pools, one indoor and one outdoor. These are open 24 hours a day. Around the pool you will find a wooden deck with loungers and umbrellas in the middle of the greenery.


A highlight for any wellness enthusiast is the hotel's thermal and spa centre. A place for deep contact with nature, to rest and forget all your worries. You will find indoor and outdoor pools fuelled by natural hot springs, a hammam, Vichy shower and hydromassage shower. There are also numerous treatments, therapies and massages available. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy canyoning or kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding, whale watching, swimming, diving, fishing, hiking and cycling near the hotel. Caractère is happy to book numerous excursions for you in advance.


Children of all ages are welcome here but the hotel has no specific children's facilities. Children are only allowed in the pool between 9 am and 1 pm.

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Food & Drink

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'Cozida à TERRA,' a typical dish of the region, is cooked at high temperatures over hot springs. It is made from local products, such as jams and sweet potatoes, alheira sausage from Santa Maria, beef and vegetables from Bio Kairos. A journey through the history of Portuguese stew flavours!

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The interior of the restaurant is a tribute to the natural beauty of the island with lots of greenery and natural colours, but you definitely want to sit in the garden!

Restaurant À TERRA is managed by Chef Henrique Mouro and offers mainly local dishes based on fresh ingredients. The Chef is passionate about the flavours of the Azores and enjoys preparing authentic, traditional dishes in a contemporary way. In fact, most dishes are prepared in a typical wood-fired oven. The restaurant is in harmony with its natural surroundings, with plenty of light and a relaxed atmosphere. When the weather is nice, you can eat outside on the terrace. The TERRA Lounge, a conservatory-style bar with a glass ceiling, lots of greenery and firewood behind the bar, is a relaxing place to have an aperitif. Be sure to try the local Portuguese almond liqueur Amarguinha, the hotel's signature drink with peach and apple. Not a fan? They also make the best pineapple caipirinhas.

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Hotel Octant Furnas is quietly located in Vale das Furnas, in the midst of nature, on the island of São Miguel. You can easily reach the centre of Furnas on foot, about 1 km from the hotel. 3 km from the hotel you will discover the geysers, a beautiful area with the most thermal springs in Europe. The Ribeira Quente beach is 7 km, the village of Povoacão 12 km, Lagoa 37 km, Ponta Delgada 50 km and Sete Cidades 72 km. The Furnas 18-hole golf course is 4 km away.

Are you travelling by plane?

Ponta Delgada airport is 50 km away. In an hour you are at the hotel.


Caractère can arrange a transfer to take you from the airport to the hotel. The price is on request.

Do you have a (rental) car?

Octant Furnas has a free private car park where you can safely park your rental car.

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A cosy hotel surrounded by lush vegetation, with stylish and elegant interiors, a very extensive professional spa with thermal baths and cuisine inspired by regional products.

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