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“A quiet location on the beautiful North coast” 4 of 5 stars
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Solar De Boaventura
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sitio Do Serrao | Boaventura, Boaventura, Madeira 9240-046, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Boaventura
Chobham
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“A quiet location on the beautiful North coast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Access to Boaventura by road terrifying - blind corners, pot holes etc. It takes about one hour to drive to Rabacal and Paul do Serra. Ask for a sea view. Half board 16.50 euros for 4 course meal but quality of food poor at times. A very relaxing place. We found the bed and pillows a bit hard.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2008

Boaventura really is in the middle of nowhere, so don't expect to find anything to do besides enjoy the spectacular beauty of the place. The building is lovely. Tile floors and interesting artifacts in a sort of atrium. My room had antique looking (although not actually antique) furniture. The one woman working there the night I stayed did not really speak English, so we communicated in a combination of Spanish (mine) and Madeiran Portuguese (hers). She did manage to convey to me that the internet was available at the church. While I could see the church from my room, the connection did not extend that far. Despite what some of the ads might say, there is not internet at the hotel.

The treatment I received there was wonderful. I was traveling alone, and there was just one other couple at the hotel. I was alone in the dining room when I went for dinner. She set a place for me in the dining room at a table right by a roaring fire. (Nice as it was kind of chilly that evening.) The food was quite good. She convinced me to order a half bottle of Madeiran wine. She was quite proud of it, so I was convinced. Unfortunately, it wasn't so good. I learned to stick to Portuguese vino tinto.

I slept with the window wide opened and heard roosters in the morning. The only down point was that I could sometimes here people walking around very loudly. But, overall, it was a fine experience.

Stayed January 2008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2006

The hotel is a beautifully renovated old property in the lovely little village of Boaventura in northern Madeira. The surrounding scenery is stunning and you can walk out of the hotel and within a minute or two you are walking up the mountain to the levada. The views are really special; green mountains steeply falling away to the sea.
The hotel is very well run. Our room was immaculate and beautifully furnished. The restaurant served excellent food and all the staff spoke some English and were very friendly and attentive.
Boaventura is a lovely village. It is not a resort, so don't expect nightlife here. There are a couple of restaurants/cafes and a small shop or two.

  • Stayed May 2003, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Solar De Boaventura

Address: Sitio Do Serrao | Boaventura, Boaventura, Madeira 9240-046, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Boaventura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Boaventura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Solar De Boaventura 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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