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Caminho do Passo, 6Ponta do Sol9360-121Portugal, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.3 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 11 reviews)

  • Breakfast
    Tasty breakfast
  • Pool
    Great pool
  • Bar and Beverages
    Bar is awesome
  • Location
    Great location
  • WiFi
    Good internet service
  • Value for money
    Best value for money

The following English reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"I died and I went to Estalagem Heaven"
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"
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 hotel guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nettes Hotel in malerischer Hanglage"
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"
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"
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
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night trip with friends Apr 2, 2016
A Traveler
SE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night romance trip Feb 3, 2015
Frans
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 14, 2015
Jennie
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 1, 2014
A Traveler
CH
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 2, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
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 414 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Great location and views"
04/26/16 Iain A Bristol, United Kingdom
Parking limited on arrival. Do not try to drive up road to equivalent of 4th floor level-very narrow and limited turning (Sat nav took us there). Take the lift from street level to reception. Rooms with sea view with it. Takes another2 lifts to get there. Hotel on top of a 100 metre plus rock. Not for anyone with mobility problems if the lifts break down. Excellent breakfasts-Lots of choice and dinner was also good. Restaurant has spectacular views over the small town if you get a window seat. Infinity pool good-slightly chilly. Beach towels, slippers and dressing gowns provided. room well equiped and excellent WI FI.
Overall Rating
"Beautiful tranquil hotel with great staff, nice restaurant, and amazing views"
04/13/16 Mike M Biggar, United Kingdom
Don't be put off by the look of the imposing concrete elevator shafts. They are a means to an end - to reach this wonderful hotel perched on a cliff top above Ponta do Sol. The architecture of the hotel is stark and angular, but it works remarkably well - built around a "Quinta" which serves as a library, lounge and bar. The rooms are light and spacious, with minimalist design. We were fortunate to have a fantastic sea view but the garden view rooms look over beautifully kept grounds. The outdoor pool area wasn't too busy, and if the water outside is too cold, there's a heated indoor pool too. The jacuzzi is on an outside deck and makes a great place from which to watch the spectacular sunsets! We ate at the restaurant all four evenings, and enjoyed every meal - the food really was superb. The breakfast buffet serves until 11am so there's no rush to get up in the morning if you want a relaxed start to the day. All the staff without exception were friendly, courteous and helpful. We loved our stay there and look forward to returning soon! Just a couple of notes about staying there: if you want to eat / go for a drink elsewhere, there's not a lot of choice in Ponta do Sol. There is a sister hotel in which you can charge meals and drinks to your room at the Estalagem. We didn't use it but other reviewers have. There are a couple of bars / cafes in the street down to the beach, but not much else. The public transport is patchy, but the Estalagem has a shuttle bus to the airport (free if you stay there 5 nights or more), or it will take you to Funchal or the Levadas by arrangement. We had a hire car which let us explore the island - be aware that if you venture to the more remote parts of the island, the roads become "interesting". The parking at the hotel is free and doesn't need to be booked in advance - you park at the base of the elevator or on the hill up to the hotel. The beach is just pebbles / stones, there's a sandy beach further along the coast at Calheta, but this is very busy June - Sept (according to the hotel information - which was very comprehensive - loads of information about facilities, the hotel design, the surrounding areas, things to do etc.)
Overall Rating
"beautiful and relaxing"
04/12/16 KatherineChristabel London, United Kingdom
A very calm relaxing hotel with stunning sea views and good facilities for such a small hotel. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful providing everything we needed from the hotel including free mountain bike's for guests, car hire, advice on walks and the local area, hotel shuttle bus to Funchal and neighboring villages. We ate most nights in the hotel and food was consistently delicious and nicely presented.
Overall Rating
"tasteful hotel with beautiful views at one of the sunniest spots on Madeira"
04/12/16 christof k Bern, Switzerland
stylish yet comfortable, nice staff, beautiful common spaces, a nice pool and beautiful views. Well situated at the sunniest spot for walks on the island. Car parking was OK. High standard food at the restaurant. We really enjoyed the 3 nights here. Christof and Stefan, Maison Mosgenstein, Bern
Overall Rating
"Quite Amazing"
03/17/16 Brotherbill99 London, United Kingdom
Lovely Hotel, fantastic views and great facilities. Was difficult to find but as GPS took us to back of hotel but once there wow what a place. The pool setting is unbelievable just out of this world. Food was good, staff were friendly and we enjoyed the stay. Ponta Do Sol is a great place to visit.
Overall Rating
"Wonderfully relaxed hotel"
03/12/16 Lasse1973 Copenhagen, Denmark
We spent a week at this very lovely hotel in Ponta do Sol. First of all, the location is spectacular - the views from our balcony on to the ocean were breathtaking. From just about everywhere in the hotel grounds and facilities you experience equally wonderful views. The layout is good and the facilities are very nicely done. We had half board - very recommendable, not just because the menu was good with a choice of two dishes with each of the three courses, but also because Ponta do Sol doesn't off that many restaurants. The bar and library are very cosy places at night with a bright fire in the fireplace, a relaxing atmosphere and a good selection of drinks, not least Madeira wine. The staff attitude wouldn't be to everyone's liking, I guess: if you are looking for subservient waiters and such, look elsewhere. At this hotel the staff treat you a bit like family, for good and bad :-) We'd definitely return given the opportunity!
Overall Rating
"Near perfect clifftop perch, above a picturesque village with fab sea views"
03/09/16 David D London
We stayed for a week's B&B. Liked everything about it. Charming staff, friendly pets, striking modernist design and generous-sized, white and natural wood bedrooms. Our room was garden- rather than sea-facing, but we still had a nice view of the valley. Compact, fabulous pool area adjoins a spa and a clifftop cafe. Library and bar are in a handsome square villa (log fires, glazed veranda) - extremely civilised! Restaurant and bedrooms are big white boxes with generous windows. Breakfast were great, dinner was good and we several times rang the changes and ate at the sister hotel in the village - heartier traditional cooking. (The beach cafe was also great for a Sunday seafood lunch, tho it's not part of the hotel.) Do your homework if you're coming by hire car: it's not so easy to spot, especially at night. And you have to be OK with lifts/elevators. But we'll be back I'm sure!
Overall Rating
"Spectacular setting...."
03/08/16 a_d_woodhead County Durham, United Kingdom
...with friendly and helpful staff, fabulous facilities, wonderful food and superb sunset views from the bar. The hotel collect and return to the airport and arrange transfers to Levada walks, local attractions and Funchal. We had a memorable week there.
Overall Rating
"Great hotel mix between local and modern architecture"
02/20/16 BInstjes Aalst
Hotel is in a special location, on top of a cliff sticking out in the ocean. Access by elevator or from'the back by stairs . Rooms on the seadront, great view but noisy at night because of the ocean. Outside pool is not too big and inside pool is great in wintertime. We booked for breakfast and dinner, breakfast buffet had a large selection of local fruits, the maracujajuice was superb, eggs and bacon, local pastry and danish pastries and great bread. Try the local bola ! Dinner was a menu, everyday different and on sundays local food which tasted great. A lot of different levels and stairs so good for exercise but no so accessable for older people. Kids are welcome but not suiteable for small children. Suituated in a (very) small and quiet village from'where you can start walks long the levadas starting from the church on top of ponta do sol. An hotel do advice to others in a more expensive class. One day we.'ll be back
Overall Rating
"Peaceful and restful"
02/10/16 heatherbell14 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
We had a lovely time at this hotel, our room looked over the sea and was close to the pool and pool bar, ideal really. The room was spacious and comfortable although the bathrooms could do with upgrading. The pool area was very quiet in January as most guests seemed to go out for the day, this contributed to the peaceful atmosphere although it was fully booked. Breakfast was excellent in the lovely restaurant overlooking the sea, as was dinner but we would have liked a simpler alternative, perhaps served in the bar? All in all a very good hotel in a quiet area with helpful friendly staff (also two friendly resident dogs!).
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