Pousada Forte Da Horta


Faial, one of the most beautiful of the Azores islands, is known for its sunny climate, and was called Ilha Azul (‘Blue Island’) by the poet Raul Brandão on account of the swathes of hydrangeas that bloom there in the summer. This comfortable Pousada, with its elegantly furnished rooms and its swimming pool, overlooks Horta, the island’s main town. Formerly an inn, the Pousada is located within the 16th century fortress of Santa Cruz, and there are magnificent views across the marina to the amazing Pico Island, with its spectacular volcano, Ponta de Pico, the highest peak on Portuguese territory. This hotel is a modern building set in a 16th century fortress. The hotel has a swimming and a bar with a piano. The perfect base from which to explore the town and entire island.

How To Arrive

Located on the island of Faial in the Azores archipelago, in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Lisbon. It is in the south of the island, 9 km east of Horta Airport.


The island of Faial is 21 kilometres long and 14 kilometers wide and there are good views of the other islands of the central group. The Pousada is perfectly located to enjoy the many activities that Faial has to offer, from stunning hikes to dolphin and whale watching.


  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Children’s swimming pool
  • Reading room
  • Lift
  • Free WiFi
  • 24h reception
  • Parking
  • Shop


  • Boat trips to watch dolphins and whales
  • The ‘lunar’ landscape of the Capelinhos Island which emerged from the Atlantic in 1957
  • Caldeira do Cabeco Gordo which is a crater of volcanic origin with a diameter of nearly 1450 metres and a depth reaching 400 metres
  • Pico Island – 450m to the ferry
  • Water activities – diving, fishing, boat trips etc

Nearest Paradores

  • Pousada de Angra do Heroismo 192 km

Room Types & Prices

CLASSIC ROOM – From € 80.00 / night

SUPERIOR ROOM – From € 80.00 / night

STANDARD SUITE – From € 112.00 / night