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“A truly relaxing hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Estalagem Ponta do Sol
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Quinta da Rochinha, Ponta Do Sol, Madeira 9360-529, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ponta Do Sol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Lisbon, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A truly relaxing hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

If you are looking for a place where you can relax and find some peace you will certainly not regret choosing this hotel.
A small property fulfilled by excellent staff, spacious rooms, and inumerous 'chill out' areas when you can simply enjoy a good reading or that music!
In the hotel you also have 2 pools, jaccuzi, sauna and a library.
Buffet breakfast is also very nice with lots of choice and the restaurant staff welcomes you everytime with a smile.
Just a note: please be carefull when you leave your 'do not disturb' card outside the door...one day the housekeeper entered the room!
Overall, we had spent a wonderful week there and can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Ask a room with a view to the villa
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

this is our second time here to this beautiful hotel, beautiful views and great location away from all... the only thing that made us sad was we came back because we where hoping to see Sonia who used to work at the hotel as a receptionist, we have never forgoten her
what a pitty that was, other than that all was good

Room Tip: sea views are best
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mechelen, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

the hotel is located above a cliff. We had a room with stunning views on the beach of Ponta Da Sol. White is the colour of the rooms and the furniture with accents of red .... beautiful ! Very good breakfast with a good variety of fresh products. We had twice dinner on the terrace in a 'bistro-style' with paper napkins : food and service of very moderate quality : why offering (a would be) japanese and italian cuisine knowing all the good products of Madeira ? We have no complaints about the cleaningness. Perfect hotel for a stay with breakfast and for enjoying the marvelous swimmingpool but go in town for your dinner !

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Moehrendorf, Germany
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

This hotel is really outstanding, not only because of its location, but also because of its understatement design (very cool!, no nasty corners!) and outstanding staff! We recommand half-board: very good breakfast with fantastic fruit salad and homemade cakes, dinner was also very good (even for vegetarian wishes and a teenage boy, who sometimes needed an extra portion). We appreciated the great, always friendly and helpful service and especially the good atmosphere of the whole team due to an obviously very good and engaged management. There was also a good variety of shuttle services for activities and happening of interesting concerts of Portoguese artists (also attended by Madeira people) in the chilly bar area (so you don't really need a rental car for the whole time). Even a 15y old teenage boy who normally may like to go somewhere else as his parents do, wants to be sure that we plan our next year vacation in this hotel again. Definitely the coolest hotel we have been to! What else can we say.... Thank you to management and staff for this relaxed and very special vacation!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Den Haag
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

Lovely location indeed! Striking landscape view! Sitting on the porch you can enjoy of a wonderful view! So just go there for a coffee, and avoid staying!

The claims as a Design Hotel are definitly overrated, you can tell in many details such as the wooden floor and bordering, the restroom porcelain, door knobs are all of very poor choice for an Hotel witch such design claims.

The lobby displays trapped inside a glass "cage" replicas of classics from design anyone can buy at any gift shop. Which makes the design claim rather gimmick (definitly not in a good & ingenious way).

Service is friendly, but cleaningness is also poor. The restaurant is simply to be avoided to anyone that would like to enjoy a lovely meal due to poor food quality, exagerated price and not so clean cutlery.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Awesome view! (we had a room with ocean view... it was marvelous!)
Great bar and terrasse
Really nice location

Drawbacks:
restaurant is really poor: two hours for twos courses and a coffe, bad cooking and very expensive.
The cleanliness is not perfect (we had some one flying insect invasion, and one by nouns)

Very nice hotel, but a little too expensive.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seregno, Italy
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198 reviews 198 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 94 cities Reviews in 94 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

This is a wonderful romantic place to spend some relaxing days. It is on the top of a cliff in a quiet place of Madeira island. The position is amazing, you can benefit of amazing views from your room, from the pool, from the bar and from the garden. I suggest you to spend at least one evening taste a glass of Porto after dinner in the garde. Amazing. The restaurant is good and nice.
The only weak point of this hotel is the cleaning. Rooms are not cleaned in the proper way and the same for the pool.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Estalagem Ponta do Sol

Address: Quinta da Rochinha, Ponta Do Sol, Madeira 9360-529, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Ponta Do Sol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ponta Do Sol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Estalagem Ponta do Sol 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best way to define the concept that lies behind the Estalagem da Ponta do Sol is the idea of an escape hotel. It is set on the top of a cliff - a more spectacular location is difficult to imagine. The hotel is a result of the renovation of an old "quinta", and the goal was simple: to integrate the original buildings in a distinct, contemporary style. The architecture enhances the beauty of an already beautiful place and the atmosphere is simple and relaxed, yet sophisticated. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Estalagem Da Ponta Do Sol Hotel Ponta Do Sol
Ponta Do Sol Estalagem Da
Estalagem Ponta Do Sol Madeira

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