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SOLAR BRANCO ECO ESTATE

OPENING SPRING 2023

Eco luxury for the curious traveler

Breathe in the clear Azorean Atlantic air as you walk through the citrus-inspired gardens. Take in the view over green hills to the ocean beyond. Hideout, forage, think in peace. Enjoy this beautiful heritage home, built over 100 years ago, lovingly restored and brought back to life. Sleep in big, dreamy beds. Hike, run, read. Relax. Put your phone down. Laugh out loud. Dream. Enjoy life with those around you. 

 
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OPENING FOR SPRING 1 2023: We hold a firm belief that luxury and sustainability can be done without compromise is core to what we do. Each house ensures privacy and distance. Bring the outdoors inside with views of the surrounding countryside. Breathe in the clear air of the Atlantic Ocean, just 5 minutes from the capital city of Ponta Delgada.

Solar Branco Eco Estate

Stay In a Home. Not a Hotel

OPENING FOR MARCH 1 2023: We hold a firm belief that luxury and sustainability can be done without compromise is core to what we do.

Each house ensures privacy and distance. Bring the outdoors inside with views of the surrounding countryside. Breathe in the clear air of the Atlantic Ocean, just 5 minutes from the capital city of Ponta Delgada.

Please note: Babies / Children under 16 are NOT allowed on the estate grounds.

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RESTORED IN 2020 

BUILT IN 1860

 A 5 YEAR RESTORATION EFFORT: This was never going to be an easy restoration. With over 150 years of history to protect. A project to breathe new life into the estate was born in 2018. Each building has a history, started with the citrus trade in the 1800s. Abandoned and unloved it is now coming back with a new lease of life as a boutique eco hotel.

The gardens will take 5 more years to restore, regrow and regenerate to their own glory. Supporting the space with food for both guests and the wildlife that lives here on São Miguel.

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Senhor Raposa

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The Gin Library

Europe’s Largest Gin Collection

Enjoy our award winning Baleia Azorean Gin as you learn about the history of all things juniper at The Gin Library. Or taste on the gins on display, choosing from over 1,000 in the collection. Or bring your own bottle of craft gin and you and a guest will enjoy a complimentary Azorean Gin Tasting.

STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY: Guests visiting Senhor Raposas Secret Drinking Den are not permitted to bring babies or children under 16.

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Food & Drink

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THE GREEN PANTRY

Sustainable Gastronomy comes to the Azores

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SUSHI: CHEF JOANA

Sustainable Sushi – Omakase

Senhor raposas Secret Drinking Den

SENHOR RAPOSA

Journey back to 1860. Enter the world of Senhor Raposa

 
Breakfast at Cluckingham Palace

CLUCKINGHAM PALACE

Enjoy some of our free range, organic eggs

 

STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY. GUESTS VISITING THE ESTATE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING BABIES OR CHILDREN UNDER 16.

BALEIA GIN

 

TRY OUR AWARD WINNING, SUSTAINABLE AND LOCALLY MADE GIN

 

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Experiences

Your bartender and perfect gin and tonic creator - Ali Bullock

PERFECT G&T

Join Ali at The Gin Library

THE GIN LIBRARY

GIN MASTERCLASS

Discover the world of gin

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GIN FLIGHT

Taste 3 Azorean themed Gin & Tonics

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WINE TASTING

Taste the Azores through our wines

SUPPORTING OCEAN CONSERVATION

 

PATRONS OF THE OCEAN AZORES FOUNDATION – SEE MORE

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Drone photo taken under license from the Azorean Govt by Nuno Sa

Sustainability

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Low Carbon Luxury

We believe in leading the way in the Azores in the area of sustainable tourism

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The Ocean Azores Foundation looks to fund ocean based research and conservation projects

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We look forward to showing you around the grounds as you stay with us

Shop in our store

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MOTHER VACA!

From sustainably made T-Shirts to Hoodies. Shop our store of Azorean themed goodies

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BALEIA DRINKS

Every drink gives back to the ocean through a donation to the Ocean Azores Foundation

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GIFT VOUCHERS

Looking for a gift while someone is in the Azores? Gift an experience or a stay at the hotel

NEWS

EDITORS PICKS & NEWS

Here at The Solar Branco Eco Estate we are in the final phase of our 5 year restoration of the estate. Buildings are starting to emerge from their dormant state, becoming the beautiful buildings they

See all the photos from December here at The Solar Branco Eco Estate in the Azores.

November brings the cooler weather with a real chill in the air as well as shorter days, but with some beautiful sunsets. The tourists on the island seem to fall as quickly as the leaves

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Your Hosts

EVENTS

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A Perfect Day

Make your day as unique as you are here at the Eco Estate

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Christmas in the Azores

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The Baleia Bus

You asked for the best gin and tonics to be served around the island

LOW CARBON LUXURY  Breathe in the clear Azorean Atlantic air as you walk through the citrus-inspired gardens. Take in the view over green hills to the ocean beyond. Hideout, forage, think in peace. Enjoy this beautiful heritage home, built over 100 years ago, lovingly restored and brought back to life. Sleep in big, dreamy beds. Hike, run, read. Relax. Put your phone down. Laugh out loud. Dream. Enjoy life with those around you.