escaped from Funchal for a night up in Santo da Serra for my wedding anniversary. first time staying at Serra Golf but it wont be the last. its a lovely country style little hotel with just 22 rooms and the staff are so so friendly and nice! it was the same girl who checked us in, took our food order, served us, got us drinks in the bar and its just such a friendly place.
we only stayed one night, i wish it had been longer. we had dinner in the hotel itself. there are other options in the village and if we had stayed longer we might have ventured out. however the hotel restaurant was excellent and decently priced too. there is a set half board menu which i think was 21 euros, but i had the beef espetada and the wine list has some very nice wines and also some very well priced ones.
breakfast was immense, much more than i imagined for a small hotel. we were embarrassed to walk in at 0950 when it finished at 10am but the minute we sat down everything was topped up again, good cooked breakfast and great fresh breads and fruit.
rooms are recently refurbished, free wifi, large tv, mini bar, everything you need.
didnt have time to play golf but its less than 10 minutes walk to the course, we went horse riding instead at quinta do riacho which was fantastic.
we will definitely return, next time probably for two nights so we can play golf and go to the famous sunday market.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PortoBay Serra Golf is a small charming property surrounded by nature and by the traditions of Madeira, with decoration that is both elegant and comfortable and with the golf course nearby!! Enjoy a stay in the middle of the country, with luxurious greenery, and a welcoming atmosphere. The main house dates from 1920, was restored in 1999 and is classified as part of the regional heritage. The facade, with decorative elements from the Art Nouveaux period, the frieze in floral tiles, windows with white wooden slats, and its fish-scale roof are unique features . .. 22 rooms, living room with fireplace, traditional restaurant, heated covered pool, sauna, library, games room and gym ... in the heart of nature!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Estalagem Serragolf Madeira