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Hotel Encumeada

Feiteiras, Serra d' Agua, Ribeira Brava, Madeira 9350-000, Portugal (Formerly Estalagem Encumeada)
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Ribeira Brava
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning mountain views; friendly staff; good bufeft ( half board late deal) Breakfast hot and cold, with local fruit- pinhas, banans, apples oranges. Dinner- buffet 4 nights, a la carte once.Good food with soup/salad, several meat or fish dishes and desserts- creme caramel, a chocolate mousse;fresh fruit; cake and a passionfruit jelly.Rooms clean and comfortable- radiator and a halogen heater.Cool... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My eighth time at this superb place over about 5 years! Located at about 900+ metres, totally isolated, just you and the amazing mountains! Don't go if you need nightclubs, coffee shops (though they do a good coffee!) or shopping trips, this place's charm is the stunning scenery! The hotel has come under criticism for being tired, dated and a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stayed here in February, not the warmest or driest of months, so we were disappointed that hotel didn't think it necessary to put on heating or hot water in rooms when there were only few guests. The bedrooms are fine with firm mattresses. Luckily a heater is supplied in the room. We like a couple of pillows and these... More 

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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was taken to the Encumeada Pass , and we stopped at the hotel for lunch . The views are breathtaking , the scenery amazing , and the choices for eating many and varied . As it was lunch we opted for the steak sandwich and wine . Both were excellent and extremely reasonably . the bill for two large... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a great week here. With a hired car, a great variety of superb walks can be made, even with the E110 closed at Encumeada pass. Food was delicious and in very generous portions. My wife doesn't eat meat, but had no problems with several fish or egg dishes to choose from. Staff were very helpful... More 

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Sandhurst, England, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I attended a wedding anniversary function at this hotel. The food was very good and the staff were very efficient. I cannot comment on the rooms and the rest of the hotel, as I did not stay in the hotel.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Fantastic location, the staff are very helpful and patient. Was here for a wedding reception and it was all fantastic. The rooms are a good size and the views from the balcony were simply amazing. The beds were very comfortable and clean. The hotel is located in the mountains and so wildlife is to be expected but given the wonderful... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Hotel Encumeada is definitely the best place to stay if you are keen on Madeira walks. This was my second visit to this hotel and not much has changed since September last year. The staff are very helpfull, the food and drink are inexpensive and quite good, and the mountain views are breathtaking. The general decor of the hotel... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Lovely setting, amazing view, not expecting too much from the restaurant or hotel. Very clean and comfortable but does need some attention soon. However, what was a big surprise was the fabulous wine selection available. The wine is displayed on shelf and rack system in the corner of the large restaurant. The range and quality was amazing. The staff are... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I went with an open mind, having read the very mixed reviews, and can honestly say i was impressed all round. My room, the restaurant (amazing breakfast!) helpful staff...but above all the location, such great views and so near to several waymarked paths.

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