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Faja dos Padres

Estrada Padre Antonio Dinis Henriques, 1 | Quinta Grande, Ribeira Brava, Madeira 9300-261 , Portugal
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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den haag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

How to start? The entrance to this place is already breathtaking, the elevator brings you to a small advocate, banana plantage dotted with with 8 small cottages. Simpel but beautiful. With beautiful views over the sea. A lot of privacy. The restaurant offers simpel but very tasty food. With Ermelinda running the place very well. Nothing to complain? Well the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a stay here in October 2014. Before we booked we read a lot of reviews so we knew about the stairs (although they feel much higher when your climbing them) and the possibility of bugs. The accommodation is okay. There is enough space for 2 adults and 1 baby (1yr old). It's mostly the location that makes this... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We had seen Faja dos Padres last year on a trip to Madeira and this year we were lucky enough to be able to return and stay in one of the cottages for 3 nights. As others have said the setting is spectacular, at the bottom of dramatic cliffs with the very thrilling elevator ride down to the base. Fabulous!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Special location, like most traveller said "Paradise on the earth". The villa are also nice and comfortable. Many insects and a cat paid a visit to our villa. No available public transport to the place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you have some extra time in Madeira this is a place I would definitely recommend to visit. Please be advised that this place IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL - MOTOR DISABILITIES!!! The property comprises a long and narrow extension of land along the coast consisting of some ancient farmland allotments which were more recently integrated into one... More 

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FP_admin, Proprietário at Faja dos Padres, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for having taken the time to give us your feedback about your recent visit and stay at Fajã dos Padres. Despite being almost inaccessible by land, Faja dos Padres history dates back to the beginning of Madeira's colonization. Fajã was once inhabitant by Jesuits and settlers, in addition to the agricultural activity and fishing, it is... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

after an exhausting carnevall week in funchal we really enjoyed this place. we looked for a quiet and peacefull place and found it at faja dos padres. the organic farming is a good way and please continue! the people, specialy pedro pombo with his explanations about the place, motivises to come back. one suggestion: try to reduce the rubbish and... More 

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Sheffield, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed here four nights at the beginning of January 2014 and were totally charmed by the setting and ethos of Faja dos Padres. As we descended from the clifftop via the lift (operated by the ever-helpful Nelio) we felt as if we were entering a different and idyllic world . After a lovely walk through a tropical plantation, we... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is just a super place! We (mid-twenties) had spend some time looking for a quiet but cool place to stay for a week. Arriving with our rented car at the cliff and waiting what to come is so amazing. You have to walk to a small elevator that will go down to your house. It is an absolute super... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Whether you'd like to rent a guest house or having a coffee beer on the beach make sure you visit this place when in the Island. This place is closed on Tuesday and in the winter time. I would advise for reservation if you're planning to have a meal. The ride in the elevator is smooth and you'll enjoy the... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I stayed here for the last night of 3 weeks in Madeira. The first 18 nights were spent in a lovely hostel but I desperately needed quiet, nature and comfort and this beautiful place delivered. It's gorgeous, well laid out, organized and clean. The guys who helped me (Pedro and Nicholas) were friendly, prompt and even packed a picnic basket... More 

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