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Estrada Joao Goncalves Zarco 574 B, Estreito de Camara de Lobos, Madeira 9325-033 Portugal
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#2 of 2 hotels in Estreito de Camara de Lobos
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Country house supposedly built in the seventeenth century, remodeled in 1999, with a view to maintaining the simple and traditional Madeiran style. Located in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos and with a privileged view over the sea and over an extensive wine area known for the production of the famous Madeira Wine, the Villa is centrally located and within easy reach of any part of the Island.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
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Fax / photocopying
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Car hire
Taxi service
Salon
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Safe
Telephone
Clothes rack
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Non-smoking rooms
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Estrada Joao Goncalves Zarco 574 B, Estreito de Camara de Lobos, Madeira 9325-033 Portugal
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Andrea34M wrote a review Jun 2017
Newry, United Kingdom56 contributions30 helpful votes
Teresa is a particularly nice host, she goes out of the way to please and is very nice to talk to and get information from. On two nights she rang a restaurant and booked a table for me, and all of the restaurants I dined at had a free pick up service - I recommend Vila do Peixe. The rooms are comfortable and clean, perhaps the TV is a bit old/small but it didn't bother me. There is a lovely garden to sit in, either just to relax, or to have breakfast in with a lovely coastal view below; there is a nice pool too. Breakfast itself was a bountiful continental spread, with a good selection of mostly homemade/fresh items, particularly a lovely fresh fruit salad but also lovely bread, rolls, and homemade jam; some people might wish to have muesli though, which is not available. The property is very central for exploring the island and doing walking activities, it is quite close to the main motorway that runs along the south of the island and there is also a good supermarket not far away. There are marvelous walks to be done from Boca da Corrida which is in the mountains above, reached by initially driving up the road that Vila Afonso is situated... though you will need SatNav to find the final viewpoint/walking start! A few little things I to mention... though I would DEFINITELY stay here again. For the first time it is not easy to find the property, I think it would be nice to mention in the details on the Booking.com page that one exits on Junction 5 from VR1. Parking is quite a challenge on-site, the driveway is very tight for parking cars and passing, and at the top the slopes for parking are very steep - I recommend either reversing into the drive or reversing out, as trying to turn around at the house is difficult. Finally, it would be nice to update the shower in the bathrooms so that one could adjust the height of the shower head.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Responded Jul 1, 2017
Thank you very much Mrs. Andrea! It was a pleasure to have you here in Vila Afonso and honestly, I hope you come back! Best wishes. Teresa
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843alok wrote a review Jul 2016
Canterbury, New Hampshire14 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent small hotel with very good facilities and amazing views, good location close to Funchal but far enough out to be away from the crowded large hotels, close to the quaint fishing town/harbour of Camara de Lobos. If you decide to hire a car it's excellently placed to reach all areas of the island - we went to the North, East and West coasts and a number of central locations and no journey took longer than 45 minutes. Our room was excellently furnished with a large four poster bed, TV, comfy chairs, and a separate dressing area and bathroom.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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paulY715ZN wrote a review Apr 2016
Berwyn, Pennsylvania2 contributions3 helpful votes
I've visited Madeira six times since 2008 and this is the perfect place to stay if you want to avoid the big hotels in Funchal. Hotel Vila Afonso is situated just outside of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos (walking distance) on the steep hillside overlooking the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos (a five minute drive). The views from the hotel grounds are breathtaking. I stayed in a Superior Room which was spacious, extremely comfortable, private and quiet. I’ve never slept better in a hotel – anywhere. There is no wifi in the rooms but it is accessible and free in the hotel’s common area. This common area (the pool is just adjacent) is a great place to hang out, meet and chat with the other guests, and where the delicious buffet-style breakfast is served every day. If you are without a car, the bus to and from Funchal runs frequently out of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos during the workweek (less so on the weekends). Taxis are always at hand in Estreito but, if you’re not up to making the trek into the village, the hotel owners are happy to arrange a taxi for you. Speaking of the owners, Teresa and Ben are the perfect hosts. Everything about the hotel is an example the enjoyment and passion that they have for making their guests comfortable and welcome in Madeira. It is impossible to imagine Hotel Vila Afonso without them.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Eric670 wrote a review Aug 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands99 contributions25 helpful votes
Excellent small hotel, where Ben and Theresa welcome you very friendly. The indoor swiming pool opened on the garden is perfect for relax in any weather circumstances. Plan a time to taste the Madeira wine produced in the domain, 40 years old wine !! You can park the car in the garden, and on evening they advice you a traditionnal restaurant which provide a driver service for free. Theresa mum prepared very good cakes for the breakfast, and the home made marmelade are excellent. Ours bathroom was very small, and the wood parket above us a bit noisy, but all the rest is excellent. we recommand this hotel +++
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Ferdinand wrote a review Apr 2015
85 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed recently and were very pleased with the visit. The rooms are very clean and the pool nice (if a bit chilly). Gardens and view beautiful. If you do stay then visit Restaurant Viola which you reach by leaving the property via the side gate and climbing up the hill via the steps. Crazy but amazing. Owners are new and keen to make a good go of it I think. Good luck
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Date of stay: April 2015
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PRICE RANGE
$66 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalMadeira IslandsMadeiraEstreito de Camara de Lobos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vila Afonso
What are some of the property amenities at Vila Afonso?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Vila Afonso?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vila Afonso?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vila Afonso?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Santo António, Restaurante Viola, and As Vides.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vila Afonso?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Vila Afonso have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vila Afonso offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vila Afonso?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Vila Afonso?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal (4.2 miles), Santa Clara Convent (4.0 miles), and Blandy's Wine Lodge (4.2 miles).