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“Perfect pre xmas break” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Costa Linda

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Costa Linda
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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“Perfect pre xmas break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2010

I always use Tripadvisor but have never left a review before. We stayed for a week at Costa Linda as a pre xmas break. I think for a majority of the time we were the only two people staying at the hotel, but the service was always excellent. We had a triple room with a balcony overlooking the beach. The room was clean and tidy but although there was a wardrobe there were no drawers so we didn't really unpack. The shower was also a bit on the small side and flooded the bathroom. We took the local bus service to Funchal (1hr on the expressway, 1.5 hrs on the more fun scenic route), very straightforward with bus timetables supplied by the very helpful receptionist. She also arranged for us a packed lunch as we would be missing breakfast. We also hired a car from the airport, again we took the bus to get there.
We were awoken every morning with what sounded like dynamite explosions! According to the receptionist part of the xmas celebrations by the local church. Didn't bother us at all but something perhaps to be aware of. The weather was also hit and miss with some very stormy days, this led to a number of land slips making driving abit tricky if using the more sceanic routes. Madiera is the perfect size to drive arround witth plenty of stops for the stunning views.
Quibbles - only small ones really. The pillows were abit thin and the mattress abit hard (but I prefer that). There were a couple of power cuts (I assume because of the weather). The sat tv channels are predominately in German.
On the whole Costa Linda is lovely and Porto da Cruz a very nice secluded resort.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2009

I spent 2 nights in this hotel with my partner, and we found it pretty much cosy and clean. The location is a bit secluded, small village on the seaside. Very quiet, sometimes u only can hear the sounds of the waves. The hotel is just situated a couple of metres from the sea. We had a very clean room with balcony, with fantastic seavew - i am still missing it - , hot water, with good pressure, satellite channels, good selection of food for breakfast - hot and cold. The place is great for those longing for the quiet break, far from the noisy places. I highly recommend this place

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2008

Costa Linda Hotel is located in Porta da Cruz, a small village in the Northeast of Madeira around 20km from Funchal. The setting is breathtaking and this is a fantastic base for doing some of the main mountain walks or coastal walks on Madeira. Porta da Cruz itself is a very small and quiet village with not much to do. There are two or three small restaurants, a couple of bars and a small supermarket but not much else. The main charms lie in the surrounding countryside so you really need to hire a car in order to make the most of your visit.

Our double room at Costa Linda was a real gem that only cost us 48 euros per night for the double room. The room was spacious, clean, quiet, cable tv, comfortable beds, decent decor and a balcony with fantastic views to the ocean. The breakfast was excellent with hot andn cold food available, allincluded in the room price. The only slight downside is that some of the furnishings are a bit cheap and makeshift (loose drawers, inadequate shower curtain etc). Also the hotel has no swimming pool of it own although there is a public lido around 50 metres away.

Costa Linda is a real find in a non-touristy village in Madeira that I would strongly recommend. We booked our room by arriving in person at the hotel. I notice that their website does not have an English language version which makes it harder for overseas visitors to book their stay.

The breakfast was superb

  • Liked — Great setting, helpful staff, good value
  • Disliked — some makeshift furnishings
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Property: Costa Linda
Address: Rua Dr. Abel de Freitas, Porto da Cruz, Madeira 9225-050, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Porto da Cruz
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Porto da Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Costa Linda 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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