Fantastiskt läge, bra mat och hjälpsam personal! Något slitna fasader (inte på något sätt nedgånget) vilket med bara en ommålning hade gett ett så mycket bättre helhetsintryck!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Das Hotel liegt super auf einem Felsen mit unschlagbarem Blick aufs Meer. Der Pool ist sehr schön und das Essen sehr lecker. Im Ort Ponta do Sol hat es allerdings nur zwei weitere Restaurants in Gehdistanz und somit ist die Auswahl sehr begrenzt, falls man nicht im eigenen Hotel essen möchte. Das Hotel ist auf drei Gebäude verteilt, welche nicht miteinander […] verbunden sind. Falls es also regnet, dann kommt man nicht trockenen Fusses von A nach B. Die Parkplatzsituation ist sehr beengt, wird aber vom Hotel kullant gelöst. Der Wirlpool mit Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang sollten Sie nicht versäumen. Wir werden sicherlich wieder dieses Hotel buchen bei unserem nächsten Besuch. Alle Zimmer 400-510 mit uneingeschränktem Meerblick, allerdings kann das Rauschen der Brandung auch irgendwann genug sein. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Enestående udsigt og fantastisk afslappet personale. Service i top uden at man bliver overrendt. Er man til gåture på levadaer, findes der næppe et mere centralt beliggende hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
07/16/14 Addie S London, United Kingdom
It is without doubt one of the best hotels on the island! The service is impeccable and the view ... You could not ask for better view! I could lie in the pool during the all stay, and at night they have the best terrace on Ponta do Sol. I recommend
"Excellent hotel, great location and additional services"
07/13/14 Paul W England
Stayed for a week in July Hotel staff are great, very welcoming and informative. Location is perfect. About 40 mins from the airport and overlooking the bay of Porto Do Sol. They hotel has plenty of space and stunning views almost everywhere you look. Room size was good and had a fab sea view. Plenty of space for clothes etc and above 4* expectations. The onsite restaurant is good but has a limited menu. You can also dine at the sister hotel in the village below which has a different menu so this isn't really a problem. Breakfast selection was good. Service excellent from the bar, restaurant and pool bar. Facilities include an infinity pool (really great), indoor pool, spa, sauna etc. All well maintained. The hotel also offers a selection of self guided levada walks where they'll drop you off at the start and pick you up at the end. For free. Really good and welcome idea as saves you hiring a car or having to pay for taxis. Again, above what I'd expect for a 4* and they really should put more info of this on their website. They also provide a shuttle to Funchal. Really enjoyed our stay here. Would certainly recommend and visit again.
"Unreal hotel in a pretty VERY quiet town!"
07/11/14 CharlottaRose23 Bexley, Kent
Very VERY pleased with this hotel, me and my boyfriend spent a week here just gone (early July 2014). We where very unfortunate with the weather during our stay in Madeira with just one WHOLE day of sun, determined not to let this ruin our stay we made the most of the hotel. Rooms: Very classy and simple, modern touches and our bathroom again simple but very clean with a good shower/bath. Beds where extremely comfortable! Best part was the large sliding doors onto a balcony with the most stunning view of the ocean. We had booked a sea view and we where more then impressed and in awe every morning opening the curtains! Facilities: Down from our room was the infinity pool again providing stunning views of the ocean and the costal's of Madeira and Ponta Do Sol beach (pebble) and town, very very pretty. When the weather was bad we used the indoor swimming pool which is a hidden gem underneath the outside pool (down the stairs leading to the lunch room), also they have a jacuzzi as well which was lovely. On another day we had a massage each which was a dream! Perked us up on a yet another cloudy day. Another room we took advantage was the adult games room complete with a pool table, computer, books and chill area. Beware there are not many english books/tourist guides that we could see. Service Every staff member we spoke to was more than kind and helpful, but have to mention Fatima (hopefully spelt correctly) who was amazing & friendly, nothing was too much and she really made me and my boyfriend feel welcome when having lunch every day and later in the evening at dinner. You can also book shuttles to outside excursions through reception and again they where more then helpful. Food/Bar There is not much to do around Ponta Dol Sol food wise, a handful of restaurants and snack bar's and also don't even bother going into the near by town Ribeira Brava as there is nothing to do and again very much snack bar based rather then an "evening out". The restaurant is more then good enough! It is pricey but we had budgeted that kind of money for dinners so we was more then happy to eat in most nights, we do like to venture out but there is not much out there I'm afraid and it is a NICE restaurant to eat it in & without feeling overdressed, good quality food. We also went down to the bar after most nights, you can sit outside for the most incredible views and chill on there huge cushions set out across the grass, cocktails where a favourite of ours! And again not too pricey considering where we have stayed before. Lastly, breakfast is great! Buffet style but with all freshly prepared food including the most amazing fruit selection! Best I've had in a hotel. So happy with our stay in the hotel, for the young couples looking at staying here, it is amazing for a very quiet chilled holiday, so if this is what your looking for then great! Where both 24 and both loved our stay within the hotel! No problems at all. However just a bit of advice there is not much to do on the island, we did venture into Funchal for the day (25 minutes away) and was very disappointed, we where hoping for a few trendy places/bars but nada, we did the cable cars and then that was very much about it. If you love walks too, this island is for you! (& temperamental weather). Absolutely loved the hotel, but unfortunately will not be travelling back to Madeira anytime soon. NOTE: They have in the summer on wednesday nights music artists come in to play, we had a very loud korean rock band!! It is a cool concept but we where mildly disappointed as it was our last night and we headed to the bar for a few cocktails but couldn't order as it was very busy!! The hotel is open to the locals to come join and we just found it was very overcrowded as they had free drink tokens, there was no where to just chill and unwind so we headed back to our room very early on our last evening which was just a bit disappointing.
"Amazing views and fantastic service"
07/07/14 Richard B London, United Kingdom
The hotel is perched on the cliff face over looking Ponta Do sol beach, it has breath taking views and a wonderful mix of old and new. The service levels are fantastic and all staff are very helpful and always on hand to be of assistance. The hotel has everything you need for a relaxing break - a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, bars and a lovely restaurant, A true gem and wonderful hotel. Well done to the staff and management and Design Hotels. Richard, The Guardian Newspaper
"Out Of This World"
07/06/14 Andrew C Scawby,
This place was absolutely outstanding. The location and views from the hotel were fabulous with views across the town and sea. The facilities within the hotel were superb, from the pool to excellent choices at breakfast and dinner there is not one bad thing we could say about this place. So good in fact, we recommended to my wife's parents who have just got back from a weeks stay who could not fault it either. Go there if you ever decide to holiday in Madeira!!
"Great hotel - superb location."
06/21/14 Pricer37 Bristol, United Kingdom
On arrival I was surprised to see the main entrance is an elevator. 4 floors up and a skybridge later I arrived at reception. This hotel is on many levels due to the terrain and this lends itself to its stylish design. The hotel comprises of several buildings with well tended gardens and sitting areas inbetween. There are 3 elevators and 2 skybridges to access most areas but there is an option of steps to avoid these, but why would you - the view from the bridges are stunning. In fact the whole hotel is positioned in a very unique location - on top of a cliff promentary. There are views of the terraced hills all the way back up the valley to the mountains as well as more than 180' views of the sea. The hotel has excellent facilities - pool bar with terrace; Spa, sauna, steam room, jakuzzi; indoor pool; outdoor infinity pool; adult games room; free shuttle bus to Funchal; restaurant and mini gym. The communal areas are clean modern and comfortable with many areas to choose from for a quiet moment. The restaurant offers good food with a huge breakfast, but the evening meals are a little expensive for the size of portions though still good quality. The pool bar lunches are excellent esspecially the salads and sandwiches. The staff are very helpful and go out of their way to help when asked, otherwise you are left alone. The rooms are essentially in 2 blocks - sea view and mountain view, some have both. The mountain view rooms overlook the town with views up into the valley and beyond. I stayed in one of the sea view rooms which offered a great cliff top view of the sea. Bear in mind the upper floor of this block is only accessed by stairs - no lift. All rooms have a balcony as far as I could see. The room itself was clean and spacious with TV, air con and fridge. Large sliding doors onto the balcony and two large twin beds. The only let down was the bathroom. Though clean and functional it could do with refurbishing. The finishing of the decor and style was average. Bath with over shower and sunken sink. Functional but could do with brightening up. You can see that the hotel design has maximised the full potential of the views with the indoor pool and restaurant both having one side completely glass to appreciate the view. This is true for most of the hotel areas. The hotel, staff and location are superb with views that are second to none. The small town offers about 3 or 4 restaurants and a couple of cafe bars and thats about it. The beach is blue flag with toilets and facilities but is largely pebble. All in all a really relaxing quiet location that is aimed at adults and mainly couples. Lovely hotel and lovely town. Great holiday.
"Amazing cliff top views over the ocean, and fab sunsets"
06/19/14 Michael L Funchal
A design hotel by name and in truth. A great adaption of an old house into the reception and bar area of a tucked away modern hotel. You might be greeted by one of the hotels friendly dogs as well as the receptionist. Open air concerts on the terrace make for great entertainment and the bar is always on hand if you feel the urge for a drink or two. Very large rooms and the infinity pool is an extra touch. Particularly like the "Titanic" ish bow to the lower terrace overlooking the sea below. The sap is not huge but very pleasant and clean which all things considered is probably the most important thing you should consider first. Definitely a break from the concrete hotel blocks of Funchal in a location all of its own but only half an hour or less by car if you want to visit.
"Mary Poppins hotel.."
06/12/14 ilsonbez Ilkeston, Derbyshire
As in 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Loved it here - great location, great amenities, great staff. Cant wait to go back - really didn't want to come home. Situated in a quite village - very hilly. We had a mountain view room but were fortunate enough to be able to see the sea to the left and the mountains to the right! The hotel provides a mini bus to Funchal and to the beach which is a golden sand beech about 10 mins away - all free.
"My favorite hotel in the world so far!"
05/12/14 Karen S The Hague, The Netherlands
My favorite hotel in the world so far! Fantastic location on top a high rock overlooking the ocean. Very comfortable, modern and clean. Every room has a wonderful view with balcony or terrace. Very friendly staff, good restaurant and fantastic breakfast. Two great pools, one outside and one indoor. Both with seaview. Lovely sauna with seaview and Turkish bath. Do try the massages. There are may different terraces with seats, sun beds, but the terrace on the roof is my favorite. There is not much to do in the village, but that is what I love about it. It is a cute little village, with only a few bars and restaurant away from the touristic craziness. The hotel offers a shuttle service to Funchal and offers different excursions. The hotel is great for people who just what to relax, but it is also a good base for day trips.
"Perfect in all aspects"
04/25/14 Frankdaddy71 Letterhoutem
Very good hotel. Very helpful in transport from/to airport, nice rooms. Breakfast is very tasty, variable and plenty. Diner is also high quality. Personnel is kind and helpful, but discrete. Hotel has lots of lovely corners with magnificent views. An atmosphere of quality, relax, enjoy. Thanks ! Ponta do Sol itself is also ideal spot to discover Madeira.
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