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Estalagem Engenho Velho
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua do Ledo 21, Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-073, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Arco da Calheta
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great, just great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

Great hidden gem for total relaxation! We stayed here for only two nights because the hotel we initially booked was overbooked for this period. When we had to leave it left a bad feeling! The hotel is situated in an oasis of tranquillity which provides ultime destessing. A rental car is essensial. The position on the island is excelent because of the nearby main road and the more rural costal road. Touring the beautifull inland, north or south coast is great from here. The hosts are easygoing and helpfull. The room is neat and spacious with two good beds, a little sofa and a good bathroom with a bath. Airconditioning is availible. The balcony, including ocean view, is great and includes a hangmat. We did't use the little pool because we were too busy exploring the island. The restaurant provides with lots of seafood from which the speciallities are grilled tuna and octopus. Try it! Also meat dishes are availible.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vienna, Austria
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Very nice, relatively small family-run hotel with friendly and helpful service.

Rooms are very clean and of a comfortable size with good beds.
Also the balcony is spacious enough to accomodate not only a table and two chairs but even a large hammock, and the view of the sea and lots of flowers is great.

We can only agree to several other comments mentioning the delicious food! Fish and seafood plays an important role on the menu, but there are good meat dishes as well and the owners did not hesitate to provide excellent vegetarian options as well.

Having a car at your disposal facilitates a holiday in Madeira. - Engenho Velho is very conveniently located: with easy access to the new coast road, but at the same time absolutely quiet and surrounded mainly by gardens, orchards and a residential neighbourhood.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

Stayed here a couple of nights as part of a walking holiday. What a surprise ! Management really nice ( let us borrow a fan and mozzie killer). Rooms, pool, and hammock all good. Food is fantastic. Could have stayed there a week and eaten the entire menu!! Special thanks to our waiter (don`t know his name but he lived in UK for a short time) he was absolutely fantastic. The staff were all lovely, and Jimmy the dog, who is a real character. First class place!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

We have stayed at the Engenho Velho a number of times at the weekend and have really enjoyed the hospitality and relaxing surroundings.

It has a beautiful setting with lovely sea views, a swimming pool and great restaurant - definitely recommend the octopus and tuna which is excellent. There is also a really good selection of wines and the house brandy which is worth trying.

Would recommend a stay here to anyone and we will definitely be making a return visit - hopefully soon!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua do Ledo 21, Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-073, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Calheta > Arco da Calheta
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Arco da Calheta
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Hotel Class:4 star — Estalagem Engenho Velho 4*
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