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Estalagem Ponta do Sol
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Ponta Do Sol
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“hidden pearl on madeira”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

hidden pearl on Madeira worthing warm reccomendation. original architecture, lots of ' unexpected' spaces, gardens, accents, bar areas...on top of a cliff, only reachable by...2 high elevators! clean, comfortable, peacefull, trendy, hip, excellent food, superb view, good breakfast, nice infinity pool - very different than the average hotel
one thing though, the parking was a bit narrow and not easy to park when it's crowded

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Hotel building and room amazing. We stayed in Jan 2014 and recommended it to our friends who returned yesterday. Staff were friendly and service very good. Restaurant food fantastic. I would recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to Madeira.
I consider myself a harsh critic and rarely leave any feedback.....

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Vaasa, Finland
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Due to the good reviews given, we had high expectations when we arrived. But we were certainly not disappointed!

The location is fantastic, wonderful views in each direction. The garden and the pool area are outstanding! The hotel is tastefully decorated and the buildings are in harmony with the fantastic nature! We also enjoyed the jacuzzi and the indoor pool.

The room and the balcony had enough space. The small fridge was an extra plus.
We payed extra for sea view, but I think most of the rooms had great views in one way or another.

The hotel area, as well as the entire village of Ponta do Sol, is wonderfully quiet and relaxing. We really enjoyed walking in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

The hotel breakfast was extremely good. Lots to choose from, everything fresh and tasty. The mango juice was wonderful!
We ate dinner twice in the hotel restaurant. Good food and good service, but rather expensive.

All in all, we were really satisfied with the hotel. If you prefer to stay in a more peaceful place than Funchal, this is a perfect alternative. (Thanks to the hotel shuttle service, you can still visit Funchal daily if you wish...).

We highly recommend this beautiful, peaceful hotel. The staff is also friendly and helpful!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Roskilde, Denmark
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Location, location and location 100 m on the tip of a cliff overlooking the valley and the Atlantic Ocean there is build a small hotel. The rooms, the gardens, the dinning rooom are all decorated in a modern and somehow understated way.

Room Tip: Room on the 3 floor facing the ocean must be the favorite.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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barcelona
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

I could not find a better place to celebrate my partner's 50th birthday.
Since our first email until being transferred to the airport all the team were simply amazing. Attending all our needs and very professional coordination for all our 23 persons group who were arriving and leaving at different dates.
Our stay in Estalagem Ponta do Sol was has perfect has one can imagine.
With delicious food 'Estalagem' offers honest architecture and comfortable rooms and good SPA facilities .. all tied up in a breath taking location.
We will surely be back.

Room Tip: All the rooms have exciting views and they are all design in such a way that they are close to every...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Mozambique
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Next trip to Madeira, we make this home base, and travel around the island from here. The Sauna & steam room were great. Jacuzzi not warm during our visit, but lovely view. Infinity pool and gardens were great.

only poor experience we had was servers in the bar, unfriendly and unhelpful. They managed to fill the area with smoke in trying to start the fire.

Reception staff was fabulous. Bed was dreamy.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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146 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Through Eliza Was here we booked a short-break of 10 days and stayed at the Estalagem da Ponta do Sol. On arrival the biggest surprise was the way the hotel lay-out was set up. Bright large and quiet rooms, all spread out through three main buildings. Nice little corners and alcove-like areas cover the surroundings. The garden is wonderful and the views are stunning! The pool is great! Breakfast is fresh, there's a great variety of dishes, rolls, fruits, eggs etc.The staff are wiling and most of them are friendly, some are a little off. Why not award 5 stars? Well, even though not bad we found dinner not of the best quality and a bit expensive (we ate twice at the hotelrestaurant). The welness facilities are good but not great, the treatments were good, but no more then that. There were about 5 or 6 little kittens wondering around the hotelgarden and pool-area. We even found them all together in the bar. We did not really appreciate that, although we do not hate pets. All in all a great location, 4 stars well deserved but still a way to go till 5 stars are worth giving.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Estalagem Ponta do Sol
Address: Quinta da Rochinha, Ponta Do Sol, Madeira 9360-529, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Ponta Do Sol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Ponta Do Sol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Estalagem Ponta do Sol 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best way to define the concept that lies behind the Estalagem da Ponta do Sol is the idea of an escape hotel. It is set on the top of a cliff - a more spectacular location is difficult to imagine. The hotel is a result of the renovation of an old "quinta", and the goal was simple: to integrate the original buildings in a distinct, contemporary style. The architecture enhances the beauty of an already beautiful place and the atmosphere is simple and relaxed, yet sophisticated. ... more   less 
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Estalagem Ponta Do Sol Madeira

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