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Estalagem Ponta do Sol
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Ponta Do Sol
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Design hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2010

This design hotel is very nice
Rooms are not very big but they are new, we had one with direct access to the (common) garden.
The indoor pool is heated and the jacuzzi has a magnificent view on the sea.
Breakfast is good, there are also newspapers available (not free)
The best parto of the hotel though is the restaurant, great quality and elegance. We had dinner there aevery night!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2010

My husband and I have been in the nearby Hotel da Vila (belonging to the compound of Estalagem do Ponta do sol) and had such a good stay that we are now coming back to enjoy another long weekend on Madeira Island. The Hotel is beautifully located directly near the beach of Ponta do Sol offering all rooms with sea view. The atmosphere is fantastic as the hotel offers design elements together with typical local ones. The staff of the hotel has been very gentle making us feel at our ease. As a whole we can only say that the price of the food and the rooms offered is great. We are already looking forward being there again in a couple of weeks. Thank you once again to the whole staff of Estalagem do Ponta do Sol and Hotel da Vila for giving us this unforgettable moments on beautiful Madeira.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2010

Set on a cliff top, this hotel does not look anything like it appears, in fact it exceeded my expectations,

My room overlooked the sea, the food was fantastic, and the staff looked after all my needs and were there to help at any time

Best of all? It was away from the maddening crowds and quiet, which was just what was needed as a place to relax and sun myself

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

We stayed at EDPDS for one full week a few years ago. That was off season and the hotel only had a few customers which made us enjoying the grounds, pool, heated pool and terraces almost just for ourselves.
The hotel has a minimalistic touch with efficient design and great comfort.
We had a very nice room with full sea view and a large balcony perfectly equipped with comfy seating and nice table.
Breakfast was perfect with a large selection of fresh products.
Lounge music was a nice touch to enhance the relaxing experience.
I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit the island with a car.

  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2010

Fantastic location with faboulous views of sea and town! The hotel is built in separate levels and is intelligently equipped with high quality design - also in the details - and an intimate, almost magic atmosphere, especially when the place is illuminated at night time. This is really a place for demanding and aesthetical conscious clients that go for the best! A place where you feel at home and want to stay for weeks for meditative relaxation.

We got a light room with full sea view balcony at the upper floor. The best Atlantic view ever seen! Room was modern and well arranged/equipped. Bathroom needed a bit of refurbishing but that is a minor detail. Outdoor pool area and surroundings exceptional and with a sympathetic "honesty bar" based on trust. Indoor pool needs renovation and maintenance.

Breakfast excellent, consciously arranged, wide selection and very delicate. Professional and friendly service all over the place.

Ponta do Sol is a peaceful little town with a good atmosphere but not much to see and do. The other hotel at the promenade seems also worth trying.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Frankfurt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2009

Located in the best area of the beautiful village Ponta do Sol, this hotel sits enthroned on a cliff. Therefore you have a perfect overview of the old village and more than 180 degrees of ocean.

I would definitely recommend a room with sea view. Looking at the horizon is fantastic and you are very, very close to the ocean.

What makes this hotel special is the beautiful facility. Many well-thought of design elements, bridges and elevators. And a pool where the hoirzon melts with the ocean (optically).

The fitness center used to be old-fashioned and was a bit lost in the whole facility. Last year it got removed and was replaced by a spa. You can get a very nice massage there.

The staff is very friendly. Actually this starts already when being picked up at the airport. The hotel offers some unique programs such as a sailboat trip or a beautiful hide-out called Faja dos Padres.

As there are only about 60 rooms, this makes a holiday a relaxation.

I am a returning guest, for 8 years now. This is probably the best judgement for a hotel.

Keep it up!

P.S. The only disadvantage I see: There is no internet in the room available. You have to go to the bar or library. As more and more people use the internet these days, this makes the internet connection very slow sometimes. But in the end: who wants to work when you are in such a wonderful place?

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2009

We have found this hotel via www.designhotels.com and booked it via a Swedish touroperator. The hotel is fantasticly located on a high cliff overlooking the atlantic ocean. You can only reach the hotel via an elevator build in the rocks, or if you a not faint at heart ... a steep climb. The hotel has a shuttle service from/to the airport. We booked a small little car, but ended up using it only a few times. You are better off renting one from the hotel if you need it and use their free shuttle service to Funchal if you want it (or other selected destinations around). The car park is limited and it's difficult to park elsewhere if you don't want to P&D all the time. The police is pretty fast writing tickets, so make sure you are safe.

Of course the hotel has a clear strategy towards home furnishing, but they succeeded to do it with style and not overkill it or make it to sober. There are several famouse branded design pieces through the hotel ... but the best was the launch area next to the sauna ... big matrasses on a sunny spot just 80 metres above the ocean ... brilliant.

The hotel Staff is friendly but slightly unpersonal. The restaurant staff was really nice and helpfull. Our teenage daughter is somewhat of a difficult dinner guesy (we've booked breakfast and dinner with it), but they always managed to help her out. The food is of good quality and it's recommandable to book the dinner menu for the whole week. There was always a choice between fish or meat and vegetarian option if wished. If you are not a big drinker, but you still enjoy wine to your meal, they will keep the bottle for you untill the next night .. which is a sign of good customer friendlyness. Breakfast is complete and something which I found really amusing was the fact that they would serve the cakes, left over from dessert the night before at breakfast ... why not ... you are on holiday by any means.

The rooms are very nicely furnished, the beds were a bit hard and there was a choice in pillow, which I appreciate a lot. Basically all rooms have a brilliant see view, the rooms which don't overlook the Ponta do Sol valley, not to shabby ... put make sure you get the sea view. A nice balcony with sliding doors and comfortable chairs top it off. One word of critism was the extra bed, which was a bed sofa. This is not acceptable if you are staying for a whole week!

Free internet is available in the coffee / reading room, unfortantely not in the rooms.

The outside pool is a nice place for relaxing in the morning sun, but unfortunately not heated so outside swimming was not an option in february. The inside pool is small but OK. The Sauna and Turkish steambath are free and just perfect

Conclusion; this is one of the seldom hotel I really found a pleasure to be in for a whole week, get spoiled and enjoy nice surroundings and food. Definately not overprised ... though the total package of getting there and staying around is still reasonable money ... but who cares ... once a year ???

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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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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Also Known As:
Estalagem Da Ponta Do Sol Hotel Ponta Do Sol
Ponta Do Sol Estalagem Da
Estalagem Ponta Do Sol Madeira

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