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Estalagem Eira do Serrado

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Eira Do Serrado | Curral Das Freiras, Funchal, Madeira 9000-421, Portugal
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an enormous surprise to go in a tourist-coach coffee and cake stop destination and find such good value. The setting is spectacular. If you go in NOT as part of a coach load, you get the very best seats. The viewpoint has the most frightening natural drop I have ever seen, but the restaurant is....well, a big hall.... More 

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Warwick, UK
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We were on an island tour and called in here for a quick coffee. We'd been on the island and had coffee at many hotels and bars during our stay. We had paid €1-€2 at even the classiest places. No prices for beverages were displayed in the little cafe which also sells local products. We were stunned when leaving to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

The reception was good nice warm welcome and when we looked at the room I didn't like the views they built a pool and spa building that blocks most of the view drop down to the bottom of the crater.so I asked for a better view and he took us to one at the end of the building.but the room... More 

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Cornwall
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326 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stayed here 1 night after the walk to Curral das Freiras which is amazing as is the walk back but slightly more uphill! Clearly this is a day trip location really with great views and busy lunch operation. However the evenings are dead, we were one of about 5 couples staying who ate there and when we arrived we... More 

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Cebu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

On reaching Eira Do Serrado, spectacular mountain scenery comes into view and the flowery smell of the freshest air was very calming. Near the parking area is a café with outdoor tables to enjoy the scenery while having coffee or some snacks. The view from here is already impressive but the viewpoint of Eira Do Serrado which is still 5-minute... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous place to visit, whether you go by bus, taxi, or hire a car. The views over the Nuns Valley, and start of the soccrodidos valley are breathtaking, and I have been here on a number of occasions. This time however we stopped for a meal, as the food prices seemed very reasonable. We only wanted a light lunch, and... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

On our sixth visit to the wonderful island of Madeira we decided to visit Estalagem Eira do Serrado once more as we had enjoyed a delicious lunch at this hotel on a previous holiday as this hotel is open to non-residents. On our previous visit we had hired a car and my husband negotiated the steep winding roads extremely well... More 

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Beeston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

public transport options very limited, which accompanied by poor information was very frustrating. we were told by the reception of the hotel that the first bus to Funchal was at 9.30 which needed booking but that then there was one at 10, 10.30... It turns out that this actually meant the next bus left Funchal at 10 (why was this... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It takes a while but when asked, I was told the indoor pool opens in 3 weeks. They have built a spa with jacuzzi, fitness and a nice big enough pool with a magnificent view. Also new is a suite consisting of a separate living and bedroom for 2, both with a TV and both having access to a large... More 

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South Florida
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The whole reason I decided to go to Madeira on my only once a year vacation was because of a few photos I came across of Curral das Freiras, Valley of the Nuns. From my lovely balcony I had a view of the valley below surrounded by volcanic mountains. There was also a VERY short hike with stairs up to... More 

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