All hotels in Ponta do Sol, Portugal
1 room, 2 adults
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4.3 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 12 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.2
  • Service
    4.2
  • Comfort
    4.3
  • Condition
    4.2
  • Neighborhood
    4.7

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"I died and I went to Estalagem Heaven"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Everything about this hotel is superb. As a huge devoter of architecture and design, this is exceeding all my expectations. No detail has been forgotten, even the jug the fresh orange juice is served in to the replenishment of the breakfast spread. Staff are happy to cater to your every need. They are discrete, calm and always greeting you with a smile. Rooms are crisp white, bedsheets felt like cashmere. The food at the hotel restaurant is great, there is absolutely nothing that I can fault about this place. It was my friend's birthday and they had organised a birthday cake which was so thoughtful. If I die, i hope it looks and has the sensibility of Estalagem
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Mar 13, 2015
ABIOLA
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautifully designed hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Friendly helpful staff, beautiful location, great facilities
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 30, 2014
A Traveler
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nettes Hotel in malerischer Hanglage"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Eine ehemalige Quinta, die zu einer Art Designhotel umgebaut war. Wir hatten eines der Meerblickzimmer, ein Traum! Tolle Sonnenuntergänge, Meerblick vom Pool aus; ein kleines aber sehr sehr feines Frühstücksbüffet. Leider hatten wir eine Ameisenplage im Zimmer und die Parkplatzsituation war schwierig.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 11, 2014
Fiona
DE
2.0 / 5Fair
"Design Hotel not up to the chain name"
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Design Hotel with great potential: nice structure, stunning view, good position even if not easy to find (a lift in a small carpark around a bend, no sign) Unfortunately poor care in the maintenance, from the rooms to common areas. Staff speaking too little English and poor soundproofing of the rooms (I woke up with the neighbours alarmclock) On the other side, good and various breakfast buffet
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 29, 2014
msa70
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fantastisk utsikt"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
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
4 night romance trip Jun 29, 2014
A Traveler
SE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Dans l'ensemble tout était bien, mais le parking était trop petit et difficile à utiliser !
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Sep 24, 2012
A Traveler
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 2, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Aug 27, 2012
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 14, 2015
Jennie
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night romance trip Feb 3, 2015
Frans
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 1, 2014
A Traveler
CH
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Jan 11, 2014
A Traveler
SE

TripAdvisor reviews for Estalagem Ponta do Sol

Overall rating:Based on 307 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"A beautiful place to relax and for Yoga"
05/20/15 fevi27 Austria
I great an beautiful place to relax and to enjoy your life. We have been there with a group of yoga people and enjoyed every day yoga and life. The food was excellent and also the persons who work there are very kind and friendly. To point out the whole reception team and the service team in the restaurant...thanks for everything. It was a pleasant and perfect stay. We will come again. I am sure about that. All the best from Austria and looking forward to see you all an your great resort again. Warm regards Eva-Maria www.do-yoga.at
Overall Rating
"We had to book for a longer stay"
05/09/15 ludo001 Tongeren, Belgium
A private parking place at the bottom of the cliff, and we needed 3 lifts to reach our room. The hotel was build in 2000. The 2 original quintas were kept, restaured, and incorporated in the new hotel. Very nice concept. Old pictures can be seen at the cultural center in town center. The room was very clean, bed OK, bathroom needs some renewal. When on halfboard dinner was somewhat minimal, so I would suggest to have dinner " à la carte". The max of this hotel is the spa with a really warm inner pool, an overflow outside pool giving impression to swim in the ocean and being situated in the sunniest part of Madeira. The gardens and the flowers make the difference.
Overall Rating
"Stylish hotel,great location."
04/10/15 SmitaNeginhal Dundee, United Kingdom
Very trendy hotel,perched on top of a cliff.Futuristic concrete entrance.Very efficient check in.Minimalistic rooms ,the sea view ones had balconies with great views of the Atlantic.The bathrooms are quite basic and could do with an update. The bar and restaurant are beautifully located with great views of the ocean.Good wine list.We ate thrice in the restaurAnt and the food was quite tasty and international.But for traditional fare, I woud recommend Sol Poente and Mare Alte which are 5 minutes down the road and are very reasonably priced and serve scabbard fish with bananas etc. The service could be better here as very few waiters/waitresses tend to smile and are not overtly friendly. The free shuttles that this hotel arranges to and from the airport and to Funchal and to local villages is very efficient and convenient.The village itself does not have much to do .The beach is nice but very pebbly and painful.The outdoor pool is not heated enough but the indoor pool is boiling hot.The jacuzzi is small but commands great views. The hotel also provides free wi-if throughout Overall,it was a great stay andif we ever came back to Madeira,we would love to stay here again.
Overall Rating
"Amazing view"
03/30/15 Tomas J Prague, Czech Republic
Location is outstanding, views are magnificent. Breakfast was very good, a little bit crowded during prime time (9-10:30 am). Dinner at the hotel restaurant was superb - went there every day. The food at dinner was truly delicious and the service was super friendly. Loved their free perks - like transportation to levada walk (even for just 3 persons, they still did that), also the shuttle to Funchal is great option. Billiard table in the main quinta - nowhere mentioned and a bit badly maintained, but still was a nice surprise. Wi-Fi is free and very good signal, I was able to use video over Skype on my Surface from the pool bar and show there entire ocean panorama. Wellness facilities are nice addition too. Hotel is like 4*, nice design and layout, but no luxurious at all - would benefit from up-scaling to 5 stars by renovation and better interiors and other small, but important luxury improvements (see downsides).. Room inside is too simplistic. No true double/queen bed - just two single beds which plugged together (no common mattress even). Outdoor pool stated as heated.Sauna switched-off too early, however internal pool works till 10pm. Breakfast could be managed better by offering some seats outside at good weather. At the end, be realistic and manage expectations - views are to die for, food on-site is true gourmet, service is friendly and price deal was superb.
Overall Rating
"5 stars but for one detail..."
03/29/15 Woody4 Lancashire
This is a lovely hotel. Efficient friendly staff, great views from our superior sea-view room. The room itself was simple but immaculate. Poor TV reception but free Wi-Fi so could stay up to date with news etc. Only had the chance to use the pool once due to the weather, but it was fab. Our only grouse was the presence of 2 or 3 walking groups during the week we were there totalling, at a guess 30-40 people which made the restaurant in the evenings very noisy, all eating at the same time on long tables, leaving only relatively few tables spare. On 2 occasions, they had to set tables in the library which was much quieter, but necessitated much scurrying round by the staff with diners waiting to be seated. The same happened at breakfast time. Apparently the hotel book walking groups during the winter months, so if you want quiet intimate dining, ask whether there will be groups staying at the same time! Also you need to book a table in advance; we were unable to eat on the day we arrived unless we had a table at 6:30. There are 2 main alternatives to dining in the village if you don't want to drive - their sister hotel (which was OK, but the food not as good as the main hotel) or Sol Poente, an old lighthouse a short walk uphill on the left of the beach (food quite good, but we were the only people eating when we were there). The food at the hotel was actually very good, and in terms of value for money, compared to Funchal hotels or quintas, the hotel was excellent.
Overall Rating
"Lovely hotel with great atmosphere and surroundings"
03/25/15 Nea B Helsinki, Finland
Last summer we visited this hotel via holiday package. We where very happy with hotels special location up in the hill. Also the hotel design and atmosphere is very relaxing. Specially the pool area outside and inside and the gardens. Ponta do sol is small village but enought things to do in one week. Also love the hotels car service they provided so we could visit Funchal´s gardens one day.
Overall Rating
"A real paradise"
03/01/15 yvren Vaasa, Finland
This was our second stay at Estalagem da Ponta do Sol, but certainly not the last! If you are looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to stay at, this is definitely a perfect choice! Wonderful views, beautiful garden, lovely pool area, friendly staff and good food - you couldn't ask for more. The village of Ponta do Sol is also very nice. The free shuttle service to different places and levadas is fantastic. We can also recommend the tour operator used by the hotel: Mini tours. Really good guiding!
Overall Rating
"Lovely meal at the Bar in Hotel da Vila"
03/01/15 Clerkenwellman London, United Kingdom
We were staying further west and were searching for another place in Ponta do Sol when we found this lovely small hotel, with intruiging wood-design ambience and an amusing glass door. We asked for a table and had to wait for a while, during which we wandered by the nearby sea. Food was delicious, especially the Tuna. The service was frendly and the place relaxed but stylish.
Overall Rating
"Hotel da Vila - smaller sister hotel"
02/22/15 milesmad Brussels, Belgium
We stayed for two nights here in the smaller sister hotel of the Estalagem right on the seafront. It was perfect! The Hotel da Vila is intimate and lovely with beautiful finishing and rooms that are sparkling white opening directly onto the sea. We fell asleep each night listening to the ocean waves. You have access to all of the services of the hotel above, including the wonderful gardens, amazing views, incredibly beautiful pool and relaxing area. We watched the sunset directly over the sea from the cliff-side jacuzzi and the heated indoor pool. The service was perfect, friendly without being too obnoxious and overdone. The food at the Hotel da Vila was delicious - simple and tasty with a great wine list. I had a massage in the spa which was wonderful. Without a doubt, a truly wonderful place.
Overall Rating
"Unique"
02/19/15 Travellers-K Edinburgh, United Kingdom
What a special place. We are only sad that we had just one night here, it was wonderful - everything. Set on a cliff top above the village of Punta do Sol, based around a lovely old quinta in what was once a sugar plantation, this is a very special place to stay. The extremely smart additional buildings, displaying cutting edge architecture and furnishings are cleverly integrated into the rocky outcrop and another older building houses the spa rooms beside the infinity pool. The whole is set in immaculate gardens beside and below the walkways which join the buildings. There is a great bar in the old quinta building and lovely places to sit on the grass overlooking the village. It is easy to access the village, which is pretty with cafes and bars and interesting back streets. After a very gracious welcome we found our spectacular room at the top of the compound with the most glorious bright view of the sea. From the headland to the east round to the rocks below to the west, the view was panoramic. The room combined the stylish furnishings of the whole hotel, with a very good, well equipped bathroom, and a balcony with that view. The dining room is smart with tables around the edges with views over the village or into the garden. The dinner menu was not vast but the dishes that we chose were absolutely delicious and the wine list was comprehensive with a great choice of well priced Portuguese wines. Overall it was excellent, as was breakfast the next morning. It did get a bit crowded at the peak time, after nine, but everything was replenished quickly. There was a great display of fruits, combined with all the breads, cheeses, vegetables etc. that one could want. The choice of hot dishes was also interesting and delicious. The only slight downside was that the staff at dinner in particular were efficient but neither friendly nor attentive. A shame as the setting and food were so good. Overall, the hotel is a wonderful place to stay, we certainly plan to return. Its proximity to Funchal, together with the airport and other shuttles make it a perfect place.
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