"Nice hotel (Vegetarian friendly!) & super location"
We found the hotel to be very nice with excellent facilities, the staff were friendly, welcoming, attentive, knowledgeable and professional, the food was excellent, with a good choice for all tastes and diets including Vegetarian (I'm Vegetarian and really appreciated the good choices). We originally thought that we'd eat 'A La Carte' most evenings, however, we had Buffet each evening as it was so very good. The local wines and beers were very good also! The location of the hotel is stunning, on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic with views down to Jardim Do Mar and Paul Do Mar. Watching the sun set whilst enjoying a drink on the terrace was a real treat. The local town of Prazeres is very quiet, but still has a couple of restaurants and a few shops - The area is ideal for walking holidays. The hotel provide scheduled shuttle bus services to Funchal and a few other places, however, we would highly recommend getting a hire car if you want to explore some of the many beautiful places on Madeira (we organised our car in advance for collection at the airport, but the hotel can arrange a car at good rates). Our room was a "studio" and it had a small kitchen area including coffee machine, toaster and fridge-freezer, which we found to be useful. There is a small grocery store on site at the hotel, which sells some wines, spirits, beers, basic groceries and souvenirs. The photos don't do the place any justice - it is much better! A very good choice for relaxing holiday
Superb choice of hotel attentive staff, excellent breakfast but the most pleasing was the peace and quite. A wonderful
spot to either relax by the pool or tour the island. A car is really a necessity.
The hotel is an Apart hotel and the rooms are very spacious but the kitchen arrangement only allows you to do minimum cooking, which we found suitable there is a large fridge and a micro wave which is ideal for reheating prepared meals
From the moment we were collected from the airport by the hotel's owner Mr Bras, we were informed that our enjoyment was his priority. He lived up to this promise in every way. A spectacular hotel on top of a mountain surrounded by splendid scenery and walks. Two restaurants in the hotel which both served fantastic well priced meals. The chef (Paulo) in the grill even cooked special vegetarian meals for my partner which allowed me to eat at the grill more often. His skewered Portuguese sausagesa are to die for! The barman (Eduardo) invented the most wonderful cocktails. We have never stayed in a more welcoming hotel and there is not enough space here to review this hotel adequately. An excellent hotel run by an extemely professional team and managed by people who actually care about the 'guest'. Thank you
Bob/Sarah from South UK
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The emailed directions were perfect and we arrived with no trouble to this delightful vineyard set on the hill near Calhetta and were immediately welcomed by attentive reception staff. Tea was brought to us on the lawn, overlooking the sea, while paperwork was dealt with and it was the most relaxed registration we've ever had. We adored our stay - couldn't have been better. Both receptionists were exceptional in courtesy, efficiency and local knowledge. We loved the levada walks we walked and the pool, set in the gorgeous gardens, was a pleasure to jump into on our return. It was a privilege to be among such amazing antiques in this 17th Century Quinta and fun sitting with other guests round the enormous dining table at the delicious breakfast. We had supper on the first evening as we were too tired to explore and although it wasn't fabulous it was wholesome enough, the view was great, and it was ideally convenient.
The view from our bedroom was stunning, down to the sea, through cerise flower laden tree branches.
We will definitely return to this Quinta. Thank you for a wonderful 2 days.
Diana from London
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