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Hotel Encumeada

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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 4 weeks ago
JohnB1963 Burnley, United Kingdom
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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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Burnley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
32 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Back after a 4 years absence for a third visit because the Estalagem Encumeada is what I want for a quiet, relaxing holiday ... high in the fresh, mountain air of Madeira. No great changes with the Inn noted - the positive features being a basic but comfortable, spotlessly clean, affordable room with daily domestic service. My mountain view room... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I spent a week here on holiday and i found it comfortable and perfect for our needs, despite the room being basic. The views of the mountains and trees from the balcony was stupendous and the hotel is surrounded by totally breathtaking scenery. It is perfectly located for nature, walks and birdwatching. A car is a must as it is... More 

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Sea views are all well and good but the mountain and laurel forest scenery from this hotel were some of the best views we have ever had from a hotel room. The rooms were basic as was the breakfast but perfectly in keeping with a 3* hotel and the very low price we paid for our advance booking. Our room... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

At first sight this hotel seems a bit large and impersonal, but in practice the staff are very helpful, the rooms are spacious and clean, breakfasts are very good, evening meal wholesome, and a superb view from the bedroom window. And it's placed at the start of a number of levada walks (short walk back up the road). If travelling... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I cant understand why this hotel has had negative reviews on here. It is in an amazing location up in the hills and has incredible views. I had a room with a balcony overlooking the hills. The room was basic but comfortable. It had a bath and shower. Plenty of choice at breakfast. The evening meals I had were very... More 

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9 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Shame on the visitors who have criticised this tranquil mountain retreat. This is simple but well appointed base for walking and touring - you do need walking boots, and a car if you are to venture beyond the Encumeada pass. Simple, spotlessly clean rooms; lovely views; simple but satisfying breakfasts and evening meals; quietly professional and helpful staff, and the... More 

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Address: Feiteiras, Serra d' Agua, Ribeira Brava, Madeira 9350-000, Portugal (Formerly Estalagem Encumeada)
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Ribeira Brava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Encumeada 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Estalagem Encumeada Hotel Ribeira Brava
Residencial Encumeada Ribeira Brava
Hotel Encumeada Madeira/Ribeira Brava, Portugal

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