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SOLAR BRANCO ECO ESTATE

Eco luxury for the curious traveller

STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY

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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BUILT IN 1850. RESTORED IN 2020

 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, starting 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.

SEE MORE OF THE RESTORATION | MAP OF THE ESTATE | GUEST GUIDE

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Europe’s Largest Gin Collection

Enjoy our award-winning Ghosts of The Ocean 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 1000 in the collection. Or bring your own bottle of craft gin and we will swap it for a bottle of Gin made here in the Azores.

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

SEE MORE | RESERVATIONS | GIN SWAP

 

Food & Drink

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

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Check out your fridge

Enjoy our complimentary beers in your fridge with our locally-made beer, Mother Vaca. We test our beer on humans, not cows.

 

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(“Vaca” is Portuguese for cow)

 
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GHOSTS OF THE OCEAN

Introducing our Azorean made gin range, Ghosts of The Ocean. Every product that we produce has at it’s heart the protection of the ocean that surrounds us through a donation to The Ocean Azores Foundation.

DOLPHINS SWIM FREE
Our latest edition, Dolphins Swim Free is a herbaceous forward, modern gin in its flavour. Dedicated to supporting and spreading our mission to see Swimming with dolphins stopped here in the Azores due to the negative impacts this activity has.

 

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SUPPORTING OCEAN CONSERVATION

 

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MONTHY PHOTOS & NEWS

OUR MONTHLY PHOTOS & NEWS

So here we are, at the 31 December and what a year it has been. We brought a 150-year-old estate back to life as a leading eco-hotel in Portugal. We met so many wonderful guests,

November has been a busy month here at The Solar Branco Eco Estate. Winter and the slowing of visitors may be upon us but that has not meant that we have been resting up. Far

Summer has closed and what a season it has been. The hotel opened and The Gin Library has now grown to 1,264 gins in the collection which means we will be on track to be

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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.