The year of 1893 represents the beginning of a new age of the telecommunications in North Atlantic. Among the different companies of submarine cables that arrived to Horta, connecting the old and the new world, we find Western Union Telegraph Company.
The Faial Resort Hotel is located in a green area and is separated from the urban movement of Horta city, being a unique belvedere over the city, the Bay, S. Jorge Island and both Pico’s hill and island.
The year of 1893 represents the beginning of a new age of the telecommunications in North Atlantic. Among the different companies of submarine cables that arrived to Horta, connecting the old and the new world, we find Western Union Telegraph Company. This company was at that time established in Horta, erecting a small neighborhood to lodge and support their employees. In 18th September 1924, Faial and New York are connected by cable, giving birth to a new technology in telecommunications.
After the submarine cables time came to the end, Western Union abandoned the island. Between 1938 and 1945, after the establishment of regular transatlantic flights by Panamerican, with route through Horta, these installations were used by that company to lodge their passengers.
Finally in 1973 some local people, foreseeing the promising touristic future of Faial Island, assembled themselves to make use of Western Union’s physical structure and give birth to what is still today the biggest hotel in Faial Island: the Faial Hotel.
Faial Resort Hotel offers a total of 131 Rooms, distributed by 2 Executive Suites, 4 Junior Suites, 21 Executive Rooms and 104 Standard Rooms, with view over the sea, mountain or city.
You will find our rooms equipped with Air Conditioned, Cable TV, Telephone, Internet, Complete Bath-Room, Hair-Dryers and Mini Bar.
Executive/Superior Rooms includes special amenities and VIP treatment.
Faial Resort Hotel has a panoramic Restaurant, Banquet Room, Bar/Snack-Bar, Lounge, Game Room, Car Rental, Beauty Salon, Swimming Pool, Outdoor Café, Tennis-Courts and a Health Club with indoor Pool, Gym, Sauna, Turkish Bath and Jacuzzi.
At Faial Resort Hotel you will be able to enjoy a wide range of services totally at your disposal:
• Panoramic Restaurant
• Rooms for Banquets and Parties
• Lobby Bar
• Snack Bar
• Swimming Pool Bar
• Living Room – Gaming Room
• Unisex Aesthetic Centre - Boutique
• Tennis Courts (2)
• Outdoor Swimming Pools (Adults and Children)
• Fitness Center with indoor swimming pool, Gymnasium, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Turkish Bath
• Volleyball - Handball
• Air conditioned
• Central Safe (at Reception)
• Currency Exchanges
• Credit Cards (all)
• Room Service (from 07h30 until 24h00)
• Babysitting (ask at Reception)
• Post Services - Stamps - Postcards
• Rent-a-Car - Taxis
• Private Parking
• Cyber-Room, Internet and E-mail (24 hours/day)