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Photo of Estalagem da Ponta do Sol

“Minimalist beach chic on a cliff top with fabulous views, excellent spa and restaurant. All white rooms with private balconies, trendy open-air bar and infinity pool. Ideal for an active summer holiday with all the luxury indulgence to go with it.”

“Minimalist beach chic on a cliff top with fabulous views, excellent spa and restaurant. All white rooms with private balconies, trendy open-air bar and infinity pool. Ideal for an active summer holiday with all the luxury indulgence to go with it.”

Hotel Review

If you are a dreamer this is the place to stay. Grab a refreshing beer or a cold glass of wine and settle down in the bar, in your room (sea view required), or at the infinity pool and look west - next stop USA. There’s nothing between here and there except the sea and sky. Do this at around 6.30pm and you’ll also see the sun drop below the horizon. Spectacular - and in a way the Ponta do Sol is too: built on the rocky cliff on four levels above the pretty unspoilt village of the same name. The hotel is design led, white with pops of colour, straight lines and sharp angles. It doesn’t always work but it’s always interesting. Rooms are a good size, white, functional with all glass window/door to the balcony and view. The restaurant is very popular serving regional and international food and is good value. If you are staying for a few days or more, the village offers plenty of restaurant choices right on the beach or in the atmospheric centre. After the view, the star of the show must be the infinity pool on top of the cliff. You need to arrive early to claim the top spots but really they are all good and you can always drop down to another terrace for peace and seclusion. Ponta da Sol offers amazing value for money in the sunniest part of Madeira with easy access to the beach and the stunning Levada walks.

Recommended for
  • Great walks
  • Madeira's network of Levadas accessible from here
  • Other Activities
  • Whale watching, dolphins and big turtles
  • Views
  • Views out to sea from the cliff top.
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Most with spectacular views
  • Spa breaks
  • Active Holiday
  • Beach Life
  • Families
  • Groups
 

Written by Hugh Graham-Watson

Recommended For

  • Great walks
  • Madeira's network of Levadas accessible from here
  • Other Activities
  • Whale watching, dolphins and big turtles
  • Spa breaks
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Summer parties on the terrace with international DJs.
  • Diving
  • Diving school in front of the hotel
  • Surfing
  • Excellent surfing beaches nearby
  • Yoga
  • Yoga classes available
  • Windsurfing
  • and Kitesurfing
  • Scuba course
  • Snorkelling
  • Active Holiday
  • Beach Life
  • Fishing
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Mountain biking
  • Restaurant
  • Ocean views.
  • Designer
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Spa
  • Seaviews
  • Gym
  • Pet friendly
  • Contemporary

Facilities

  • Views
  • Views out to sea from the cliff top.
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Most with spectacular views
  • Airport transfer
  • Free if you stay for 5 nights or more
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor and Indoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Ocean views.
  • Massage
  • Parking
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Bicycles available
  • Bar
  • Wifi
  • Library
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Laundry
  • Spa
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Safe
  • Pet friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Games room

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Madeira's network of Levadas accessible from here
  • Other Activities
  • Whale watching, dolphins and big turtles
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Summer parties on the terrace with international DJs.
  • Diving
  • Diving school in front of the hotel
  • Surfing
  • Excellent surfing beaches nearby
  • Yoga
  • Yoga classes available
  • Windsurfing
  • and Kitesurfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Scuba course
  • Mountain biking

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? An escape hotel with Architecture & design well integrated with landscape – simple and relaxed situated on the top of a cliff – a more spectacular location is difficult to imagine.


What is there to do in the area? Ponta do Sol, a 500 year old traditional village known as the best climate in Madeira – sea and mountains – perfect for nature sports and activities


What kind of breakfast do you offer? A la carte


Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Restaurant a la carte – Down town you have the Bar & Restaurant “ Paroquia”


Which are your most popular room types, and why? Sea veiw


What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ? No facilities for children


What message would you like to give The Hotel Guru readers? The hotel is a return to the essentials

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