This unique rural hotel in Madeira is an undeniable landmark in the village of Ponta do sol. Perched on top of a mountain shoulder it boasts splendid views over the deep blue ocean and over the lush green mountainous landscape. The quality elegance and comfort of the interiors allied to the refreshing rural charm of the surrounding is an unforgettable experience enhanced by the homey flair brought by the personalised service. Features a wide living room gardens agro-biological orchards and parking space. At close proximity to the Quinta the guest can find a mini-market (30 m away) and a bus stop (500 m) while at about 4 km in the centre of the village of Ponta do sol one can find a pharmacy a taxi rank a health care centre a shopping centre a post office banks with ATM and restaurants. The airport is located at around 40 km. A total of 10 tastefully furnished bedrooms each one individually decorated and including a fully equipped private bathroom with hairdryer cable TV telephone and electric heating.
Hotel has been totally refurbished and has new owners. We were one of the first couples to stay. Only 2 of the 12 rooms occupied. Staff v helpful - we ate dinner in the restaurant alone - cooked by the cook - excellent home grown avocados, rabbit and dessert. Beautiful gardens - many free silver bananas. Very restful location - ideal contrast to Funchal
No complaints about hotel but it is a long way from Ponta Del Sol and really is a hotel rural. Suited us ideally but you could not walk to restaurants nearby if you wanted.
The original features of the quinta and the peaceful relaxing surroundings
It did require a car to get to it
Meals cooked using local produce. Restaurant staff were very friendly. The bedroom was very comfortable
As it was out of season there was very limited choice in the restaurant, the lounge area was cold, and we were asked to eat at 7.00 pm. We were also asked for payment, in cash if possible, on arrival. It was 5km from the main road up a very steep hill.
The hotel itself is a beautiful building in a fantastic setting. Not being too big you get good, friendly personal service from the staff. The meals were excellent with most of the food being grown and sourced locally (i.e. on the ewstate).
Although in a beautiful setting, access via car (which is really needed due to the position on a steep hillside) is difficult, and the car parking spaces are limited.