The Hotel da Vila was a pleasant surprise and finish to our stay in Madeira Island. Having stayed in the Funchal area for one week, then moving to the Estalagem da Ponta do Sol , 4 minutes walk away, we stayed in one of the very rustic and natural wood rooms here at the Hotel da Vila for four nights, The Hotel consists of 16 rooms which all have a nice balcony facing the Atlantic Ocean directly across the street ! It is a small yet very trendy little place with lots of character. The well known architect Duarte Caideira designed the hotel with his " chic and rural " design and furniture made out of the local materials of the island . There is a contemporary feel throughout the hotel and elevator access for those with stair disabilities. The rooms are on the smaller scale but a treat to stay in. The beds and pillows are very comfortable , bathroom and all the furnishings are brand new since the grand opening in April, 2010. Bath toiletries are also provided for guests use. All white with the local wood make for quite an interesting contrast in each guest room with unique lamps and decorations made out of the local materials. One can't beat the waves outside your door to lull you into a good nights sleep.Breakfast was included in the price and very nicely presented with hot and cold entrees available for guests. Staff are on the younger side but eager to help the guests.We felt very comfortable during our stay. Often we were given a ride to the Estalagem since one of the travellers was advanced in age. The dining room is decorated in black and again is successful in its execution for warmth and a cutting edge feel to the dining experience. Hats off to the chef who delivered delicious meals a few evenings. Similarly, guests have access to all of the services ( spa, internet, pool, jacuzzi etc) at the Estalagem up the mountain. Lastly, outside are long benches and long wooden tables that look like tree trunks. Guests are invited to take the time to relax and have a drink or snack or even dinner outside ! It is like having your own private cafe or bistro when not busy. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Hotel da Vie.It adds a nice ,polished flavor to the historical location on the main street of town.Highly recommend this charming stay on the sunny coast of Madeira Island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The interior design is a good example of the "chic & rural" concept, developed by the well-known architect and designer Duarte Caldeira. He combines typical and rural elements with a modern, clean and recycled decoration. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Da Vila Ponta Do Sol, Madeira