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“Quiet retreat for short stay.” 3 of 5 stars
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O Colmo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sitio Do Serrado | Santana, Madeira 9230-116, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #120 of 161 Hotels in Madeira
Preston, United Kingdom
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“Quiet retreat for short stay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Stayed here two nights as part of walking holiday.
The hotel is rather isolated in a small sprawling village in the north of the island but would be OK for a coup;e of nights if touring by car.
The reception staff were friendly and helpful.
Bedrooms were average, clean and comfortable but cold in February!
There is a small indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi - good to relax in. Also a sauna which I didn't use.
There is a small cosy bar attached to the dining rooms which are large but well set out with a fire in the evening. The serving staff were very friendly and the portions of good food massive. Breakfast was less exciting but adequate.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

Two nights here. On arriving the reception staff were a little abrupt and surly. Room adequate. Pool okay. Breakfast is buffet style and a little "sad". The coffee machine is awful, and produces the worst coffee on the island.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Staff are fantastic but food is overpriced and geared for tourists only. No locals there (I speak Portuguese). I would got to the local restaurant up the hill (oposite petrol station), much better food, extremelly friendly people and very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

The hotel isn't up to 4 star standard. It's old, slovenly, the receptionists are crabby and uninteresting for client problems.
The rooms are clean but there aren't the facility of 4 star hotel. The rooms are very busy and state of repair poor. The corridor have mould and plaster swelling. The hotel is full of chlorine small.
O Colmo Hotel is avoid for scarce cost-quality. It's more or less like to hostel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2009

O Colmo is a large hotel and restuarant in the centre of Santana. The rooms are spacious and clean enough, with facilities like safes and hairdryers - but I found the decor and fittings a little dated, and my room had a broken lamp switch. The four stars definitely comes from the facilties - pool, lifts etc rather than the style of the hotel. I didn't try the restaurant but the breakfast buffet was good - plenty of variety. The biggest negative for me is the way noise carries throughout the hotel - every door slams, every cough from another room can be heard!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2007

If you're touring Madeira and want somewhere to stay in the north, this is a fairly good choice.
It is a fairly modern hotel with good quality rooms with large balconies (though not a good view). There are some interesting antiques and art in the public areas.
There is a nice small indoor pool and health area, a good and well-priced restaurant and large car park. Friendly reception and good English spoken.
Although Santana isn't exactly Las Vegas - just a few cafe-bars - it's fine for a night's stopover.
The only reason I haven't given this hotel four stars is that the walls are a bit thin and there was quite a bit of crashing around in the morning, despite not many people staying there. I wouldn't particularly want to stay here if there was a big tour group in.

  • Liked — Quality, value, restaurant
  • Disliked — A bit noisy internally
  • Stayed November 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sitio Do Serrado | Santana, Madeira 9230-116, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Spa Hotel in Madeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — O Colmo 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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