Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
by Felix from Keighley

Peaceful characterful hotel

Posted May 1, 2015 on Hotels
This hotel is uphill from Ponta do Sol and, having arrived from Funchal by bus, we were prepared to walk what looks on the map like a couple of kilometres. However, we decided to take a taxi and were glad we did, as the journey by road is more like 6 or 7 kms. The taxi was 10eu, quite reasonable. At the hotel a very warm welcome from charming manager Feliks, who went out of his way to be helpful at all times. Beautifully situated old manor house in a peaceful rural location, with immense traditional character, well appointed rooms & fabulous views. Amazing value. Good buffet breakfasts in the attached restaurant, though we were disappointed that it was otherwise closed (perhaps out of season?) as we had no car. There are few local facilities apart from a cafe next door with limited menu. Nevertheless we enjoyed our peaceful days by the pool and a couple of pleasant levada walks accessible just up the hill. Our only criticism/suggestion is about the mention on the website of own quinta produce such as orchard fruit and honey, raising expectations of sampling home-produced foods. Sadly, not only was there no such produce apparent at breakfast but, as almost always these days, standard mass-produced fare such as plastic & foil servings of imported butter, jam and honey. What a shame! It would really enhance the customer experience and the reputation of a character rural hotel like this to offer locally sourced ingredients.
3 out of 5
by Barbara from Bochum

Lava Felseninsel mit Naturschutzreservaten

Posted Apr 9, 2015 on Hotels
Für Wanderer in hohem Berggebiet: ideal! Für fußläufiges Volk wie ich, auch das Fahren, sehr anstrengend auf und ab, nur Serpentinen. Man sieht unten nicht, wo man oben herauskommt, weil es immer wieder Biegungen um Berge gibt. (Gefühlte) 80% Gefälle! Die Insel ist nur mit Fahrzeug zu erkunden, sonst kommt man nicht weit. Allein zu wandern hab ich mich nicht getraut, weil ich ja schon mit Auto Probleme hatte, mich zurecht zu finden. Die Unterkunft hatte ich von Deutschland aus gebucht: (leider nicht erkannt)oberste Bergspitze, 80% Steigung, engste Straßen, fließend warm + kalt Wasser, gut ausreichendes Frühstück mit selbst gebackenem Kuchen + frischem Obst! Liegestühle am Pool, sehr freundliche englisch sprachige Bedienung.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

bon rapport qualité prixj

Posted May 16, 2014 on Hotels
juste une nuit calme, pas beaucoup de choix au dîner, mais plats bons. Service limite, beaucoup d'attentes, il vaut mieux ne pas avoir d'avion à prendre! Bon rapport qualité prix.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Oct 17, 2013 on Hotels