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1-bed Garden Apartment in beautiful character Babosas Village Apartments

Funchal, Portugal


Beautifully refurbished spacious 1-bedroomed apartments in a character property in the heart of romantic Monte surrounded by the world renown gardens, with easy access to Funchal.

Located amongst the famous gardens of Monte, in the heart of this romantic and lush village in the hills above Funchal, Babosas Village is a beautifully furnished character property with eight spacious 1-bedroom apartments, a restaurant, bar and reception, complemented by personal service from its attentive team led by Ricardo and Sónia.

Once a 19th century hotel which then became a special needs school and has been long closed, the full rebuild and refurbishment, which combines traditional architecture with a contemporary style, has resulted in  spacious  lovely apartments, all with a lounge and kitchenette, separate bedroom, shower-room, air-conditioning/heating and veranda.

The charming Páteo das Babosas restaurant and coffee shop features an indoor section with wood-burner, a large front terrace with views to Funchal and the sea and a separate beautiful traditional covered veranda. Open from 09H00 to 22H00 (last orders at 21H00), it serves breakfast, snacks and hot dishes all day, afternoon teas, and an à la carte evening meal menu.

Perfect for a quiet read or contemplation, there is a large common terrace for guests, with some sun-loungers and seating area and views to Funchal and the sea.

A small reception is there to welcome you on arrival.

Situated on the quaint and narrow street that leads from the Babosas square past the gardens, the famous church and wicker toboggans to the old square, Babosas Village is perfectly located for visiting the Monte gardens and for the surrounding walks, yet with easy access to the capital Funchal via the cable car or public transport.

Garden Apartment, sitting area (sofa and one armchair, dining table and 4 chairs, cable flat-screen TV), kitchenette (2-ring hob, microwave oven, under-counter fridge with ice compartment), separate bedroom (two singles beds or double king bed), wardrobe area, en-suite shower room (single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower), shared veranda with table and chairs. Air-conditioning, telephone and free Wi-Fi.
The two single beds can be made up as one super-king double.

Restaurant (open 09H00 to 22H00)
Elevator (serving Ground to -3 floors, but not the Loft Suite or Loft Bedroom)
Parking for 10 cars
Laundry facilities

Minimum stay: 03 nights

The village of Monte, high above the Funchal hills, has long been a favourite for wealthy Madeirans. It was the choice for the first (and only) funicular railway in Madeira, and now for the cable car from Funchal and the famous toboggans. It's lush vegetation, character streets, world renown gardens and timeless old world Quintas makes it appealing to those seeking a more relaxed and slower paced holiday.
With a population of over 150,000, Funchal is not only the capital, but also the 'heart' of Madeira and home to many of the islanders. This makes it a busy, chic, cosmopolitan and fun city, full of shops, shopping centres, bars, cafés and a great variety of restaurants and entertainment; a vibrant, cosmopolitan town where historic splendour and breath-taking natural beauty combine with a thoroughly modern atmosphere. It also boasts a colourful covered market, numerous stately old buildings, including an imposing cathedral and a lovely theatre. The city has grown over the years, ascending higher and higher up the mountainsides, resulting in a beautiful display of sparkling white buildings by day and a myriad of glittering lights at night.

Some seven hundred kilometres west of the African coast, Madeira is a stunning mountainous emerald island, lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. The first island to be discovered by the Portuguese navigators in 1419, Madeira became an important resting place on the long trip to the new world. From these humble beginnings, the holiday trade was formed and this spectacular island, which used to be the favourite place of the rich and famous, is now the preferred choice of all sorts of visitors, from those seeking year-round warm temperatures to nature lovers and sightseers, sports and active enthusiasts of all ages. Culture, history, stunning nature, a myriad of sea and land activities, added to a great foodie scene means Madeira has something for everyone. No matter where you go on the island you are rewarded by fabulous scenery, tiny villages and friendly people. With a population of over 100,000, Funchal is not only the capital, but also the 'heart' of Madeira and home to many of the islanders. This makes it a busy, chic, cosmopolitan and fun city, full of shops, shopping centres, bars, cafés and a great variety of restaurants and entertainment; a vibrant, cosmopolitan town where historic splendour and breath-taking natural beauty combine with a thoroughly modern atmosphere.

Cleaning and linen change is provided twice a week.
All linen and towels are provided.

Booking Notes
The advertised prices are based on a 2-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
A security deposit of 200€ or £200 is payable on arrival in cash. This is returned should there be no breakages or damage to the property.
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 88356/AL


Beautifully furnished character apartment in the midst of beautiful Monte
Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level

-3 Floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

City getaway

Country Walking



Rural/countryside retreats

Kitchen Facilities



Under counter fridge, ice compartment

Cooking Utensils & Cutlery


2-ring Hob


Hair dryer

Linen provided


Towels provided



Cable/satellite TV

Wireless Internet


Children Television Networks

Free Wi-Fi

Internet access

Smart Tv

Air Conditioning/Heating

Air conditioning/heating


Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

First Aid Kit

Outdoor Features

Sun Loungers


Outdoor furniture


Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre

Suitability - CHILDREN


Suitable for children of all ages

Suitability - PETS

No pets allowed


Suitable, and has elevator access

Property accessible for wheelchair users

Suitability - SMOKING

No smoking

Suitability - PARTIES

Parties Not Allowed


Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails


Hiking trips

Botanical Gardens

Golf course within 30 min drive

Car Requirements

Car Recommended


Parking space

Private Entrance

Parking limited spaces available


Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest ID required on Check-in

Private Check-in and Check-out

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

Guest Identification Required

Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities

Temperature Checks on staff

Cleaning and Sanitization

Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request

Housekeeping Weekly

Linens,towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authorities guidelines

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning

Hand Sanitizer Available

Linen and Towels washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF

Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size

  • 58
  • Plot Size

  • 785
  • Touristic Licence

  • 88356/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date Nightly (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay Arrival Day
    01 Jun 2024 83.70 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Jul 2024 88.20 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    08 Sep 2024 83.70 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Nov 2024 65.70 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Dec 2024 58.50 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    21 Dec 2024 99 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    28 Dec 2024 117 2 3+ Nights Flexible

    Rental & Booking Information

    The rental value varies with the number of people occupying the property, so please ensure you enter the correct dates, number of adults, children and infants. Please note that supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
    To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.
    To secure your reservation we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
    This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 88356/AL


    Unavailable Changeover Short Breaks Discount


    Local Amenities Nearby

    AIRPORT: Funchal Airport - 19 kilometres
    BEACH: Barreirinha Lido - 5 kilometres
    FERRY: Funchal Port - 7 kilometres
    HIGHWAY: Expressway - 2 kilometres
    BAR: Pateo das Babosas - 0 metres
    RESTAURANT: Pateo das Babosas - 0 metres
    GOLF: Palheiro Golf - 8 kilometres



    10 out of 10
    The restaurant was really amazing both breakfast and dinner!!!! I recommend !
    The way up the hill 
    Richard Alexovič   Jun 2024
    Management comment
    Thank you for your recommendation! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed both breakfast and dinner at our restaurant. We understand the hill can be a bit challenging, but we're glad it didn't deter your overall experience. We look forward to welcoming you back!

    Everything! Perfect place to stay to visit all the local attractions in Monte, 2 x cable cars, 1 to Funchal and 1 to jardim botanica. The monte palace gardens & the toboggan & church are a short stroll away from Babosas village. The staff were amazing! The restaurant food delicious! Wonderful stay!

    Marcia Light   Jun 2024
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    Thank you for your fantastic review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found Babosas Village to be the perfect base for exploring Monte's attractions. It's wonderful that you appreciated the convenient location, our staff, and the delicious food at our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back for another wonderful stay!

    The apartment was very comfortable - a suite, with kitchen. There were welcoming treats provided. The breakfasts, which were included, were amazing, and we found that dinner in the restaurant was as good as any we might have had in town. The staff were extremely efficient and friendly.

    Keith Adamson   May 2024
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    Thank you for your lovely review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the comfort of your suite, the welcoming treats, and our breakfasts. It's wonderful to know that you found our restaurant dinners on par with those in town. Our staff will be delighted to hear your kind words about their efficiency and friendliness. We look forward to welcoming you back!
    We had a lovely stay at Babosas Village. Staff were really friendly and extremely helpful. We even received various complimentary items! Definitely recommend and would stay again :)
    Alice Bond   May 2024
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    Thank you, Alice! We're thrilled to hear that you had a lovely stay at Babosas Village. We're delighted to hear that the staff were friendly and extremely helpful during your stay. It's always a pleasure to provide complimentary items to our guests, and we're glad you appreciated them. Thank you for recommending Babosas Village, and we'd love to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay in the future!
    Ricardo and his staff were amazing and so nice to us during our stay! The location is just insanely beautiful and food was great


    Max   Jul 2023
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    Thank you for your kind words about Babosas Village!

    I spend a lovely weekend at the beautiful house. There is no better place for a hideaway in Funchal. I loved every minute!

    Eike Merx   Mar 2022
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    Thank you!
    Ne changez rien !!!

    Accueil chaleureux,grande disponibilité du personnel et sa bonne humeur et souplesse de fonctionnement petits déjeuners très copieux ,beaucoup de choix. Repas de qualité et copieux pris sur terrasse avec vue sur Funchal

    robert maussant   Sep 2021
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    Pulizia, servizio , accoglienza, cibo

    claudio cristiani   Sep 2021
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    Great option to downtown

    Beautiful apartment with a view, peaceful location, good bus connection and slightly cooler than down in the center.

    Lina Zhou   Sep 2021
    Management comment
    Thank you
    Super Lage über Funchal

    Super Lage, super Frühstück. Wenn etwas nicht ganz passt, ist das Personal sofort um Behebung bemüht. Sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.

    Elfi Sonnberger   Aug 2021
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    Nota 10!!!


    Essencialmente da receção e do acolhimento. A disponibilidade e simpatia do staff é digna de um hotel 5estrelas. O pequeno almoço não tenho palavras, do melhor !! Variedade quantidade, produtos regionais! O quarto é bastante confortável, os mais sensiveis não estranharão a cama. Almoçámos e jantámos no restaurante do Babosas. Gostei particularmente das lulas e do polvo! No último dia, como saíamos cedo tivemos direito a levar o pequeno almoço para a viagem. Qualidade preço soberbo!! Por tudo isto e essencialmente pela receção, nota máxima! Um grande abraço a todo o staff e continuem com a paixão pelo que fazem
    Ivo Pereira   Jun 2021
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    Obrigada pelos seus comentários, esperamos vê-lo em breve

    Skvělý a ochotný personál, skvělé snídaně, útulný a prostorný pokoj, skvělá restaurace. Úžasný výhled na Funchal při každé snídani na terase.

    Matyáš Heuer   May 2021
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    Um hotel fantástico.

    Adorei o atendimento e o cuidado com que fomos recebidos. Hotel ao nível dos melhores.

    Vanessa Marques   May 2021
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    Muito obrigada pelo seu carinho
    Excecional, adorámos e recomendámos vivamente!

    Apreciamos tudo sem exceção. Infraestrutura moderna, com todas as comodidades, confortável e decorada com bom gosto. Limpeza e regras de segurança, higiene e saúde cumpridas à risca. Ambiente tranquilo, serviço eficiente e afável. Pequeno-almoço digno dum hotel 5 estrelas. Presente de boas vindas (flores, água, fruta, bolo, mel). Kit COVID-19 (lenços de papel, máscaras e álcool). Piquenique para levar em substituição do pequeno-almoço no dia da partida (voo cedo). Boa relação qualidade-preço.
    Nota 10. Agradecemos toda a amabilidade que, por momentos, nos fizeram esquecer este tempo "estranho" que atravessamos.

    João Paulo Fernandes Da Silva   Apr 2021
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    Obrigada pelos seus comentários, esperamos vê-lo em breve!

    Serviço e comida com qualidade semelhante a hotéis de 5* Limpeza, simpatia dos funcionários e pequeno almoço personalizado e variado são os pontos fortes do alojamentos.

    Ricardo Fonseca   Jan 2021
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    Muito obrigada pelos seus comentários, esperamos vê-lo em breve
    It was a great place to stay!

    The garden apartment was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The breakfast was incredible with fresh fruit, traditional cooked items and fresh cake. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The dinners in the restaurant were very high quality. It is an exceptional place to stay!

    Linda Stredwick   Dec 2020
    Management comment
    Thank you for your comments

    Stunning views. Perfect stay. Lovely accommodation Simply the best

    Stuart Hawkins   Dec 2020
    Management comment
    Many thanks
    Fantastic stay


    This is the first time I have ever experienced such a great accommodation! The rooms are modern, well furbished and lovely decorated. You shouldn't miss their extraordinary breakfast at the terrace giving a great view over Funchal. The service is simply excellent. Very good value for money.
    Berrin Inci   Nov 2020
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    Thank you so much for your super comments. We hope you will choose to stay with us again.

    Todo...tanto el alojamiento, como el restaurante, el personal, la limpieza...todo perfecto, igual que la primera vez que estuvimos alli

    Jose Antonio Balaguer Sotos   Nov 2020
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    Tout était parfait: environnement calme et bien situé, la vue est magnifique. L'appartement est très grand, confortable, bien équipé, extrêmement propre et joliment décoré. Le personnel est d'une extrême gentillesse. Le petit déjeuné est gargantuesque et le restaurant est excellent.

    pascale deravet   Oct 2020
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    Merci bien

    Excellent staff, service and the accommodation. And particular Sonia who looked after me really well throughout my stay a big thank you . Breakfast was plenty and fresh. In the room a nice welcome basket, hand gel tissues and a mask. Since the room had cooking utilities, fridge etc was super clean. Peaceful surroundings, and the food served from the restaurant is also good. And the property, value for money without question. Also as a solo traveller I managed to use the buses around the island without a car, as property is quite isolated as I already knew this before booking. So maybe get yourself a giro card as cheaper than individual fares.

    richard johnson   Oct 2020
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    Thank you for your nice comments, hope to see you soon

    Mnóstwo plusów: - niesamowity personel: doskonały kontakt:) - wysoki standard apartamentu - przepyszne jedzenie - lokalizacja - widok - cisza

    Jowita Kuc   Aug 2020
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    bardzo dziękuję za komentarze
    Amazing place!!!

    The apartment was amazing and breakfast was really good and rich! The staff is so kind, nice and helpful! Really recommended!!!

    Silvia Inverni   Aug 2020
    Management comment
    Thank you very much.

    Het personeel was echt fantastisch. We hebben nog nooit meegemaakt dat mensen zo behulpzaam en vriendelijk waren. Bij alle vragen hebben ze ons erg goed geholpen. Het hotel is niet heel groot, en daardoor was het persoonlijk. Ook waren we heel blij met het lekkere uitgebreide ontbijt met vers fruit en dagelijks een ander gerecht erbij. Het restaurant heeft goed eten met verse groenten, de kok was ook bereid iets te maken wat niet op de kaart stond. De locatie is wel in Funchal, maar op de berg en niet in het drukkere centrum. Dichtbij heb je wandelroutes en parken, de kabelbaan en de bushalte is ook voor de deur. Persoonlijk vond ik de wegen te steil en eng om te rijden, daardoor hadden we geen auto gehuurd. Wij hebben ons prima vermaakt door het boeken van tours met pickup en door gebruik te maken van de bus. Hiermee kom je ook een heel eind!

    Melissa Rolink   Mar 2020
    Management comment
    Thank you
    Le meilleur sur les hauteurs de Funchal !

    Nous avions loué pour 7 jours fin janvier. Surprise, ce n'est pas une chambre mais un appartement superbement décoré avec cuisine équipée, salon, grande chambre, etc... Merci à toute l'équipe, Sonia, Ricardo, João, Hugo ,André, Antonio, la femme de ménage (madame Hugo) et tous les autres dont les supers cuisiniers Alexandre etc... Nous avions loué une voiture pour 7 jours ,plus libre que de prendre le téléphérique ou le bus. L'accès est un peu épique mais avec les jours on s'y habitue (montées raides à Monte) Nous avons été très gâtés par le personnel pour nos anniversaires respectifs avec surprise sur la table de l' appartement ,le soir ,de retour de nos nombreuses visites sur cette île paradisiaque : fruits et bulles pour l' occasion ! Sonia et son équipe sont à l image de cette île : chaleureuse et magnifique . Encore un grand merci pour ce bel accueil . Info : Avec le GPS ne pas mettre l'adresse de l'hôtel mais "caminho da lombada" ou suivre la ligne de bus n°22 (car la rue "largo das babosas" du téléphérique à l'hôtel n'est pas accessible en voiture). L'entrée du parking se situe caminho da lombada un peu avant le terminus du bus..

    jean paul stoppele   Jan 2020
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    Silent friendly clean hotel above Funchal

    We were an elderly couple who dont like the hotel area at seaside but prefer the historic paths and parks of Monte. The hotel is next to the cable car station, also close to the bus station. Bus down to the center of Funchal costs about 2€. Breakfast was extraordinarly good with a lot of fruit. Other meals we made ourselves, and the kitchen of the cozy hotel room was well equipped. When we wanted to have a guided levada walk, the tour operator fetched us from Monte. The friendly staff helped us in all possible questions. The hotel is newly totally renovated and very clean.

    Aino Snellman   Jan 2020
    Management comment
    Thank you for your comments
    Ons verblijf in Basbosas Village was fantastisch.

    De kamers waren geweldig, het ontbijt was super, veel keus, erg leuk opgediend, en ook erg vriendelijk personeel. Wij hebben elke avond heerlijk gegeten in het restaurant Ook heel vriendelijk personeel. De locatie ook fantastisch, lekker dichtbij de gondels, die je naar beneden en weer naar boven brengen. Kortom wij vonden Basbosas Village echt top.����������������J

    Gerard Van Winkoop   Jul 2019
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    Dank u zeer.
    Idealer dreitägiger Abschluss unserer gut zweiwöchigen Madeiraferien an Nord- und Südküste

    Das reichhaltige und leckere Frühstück wird auf Wunsch auf der Terrasse serviert. Die Lage neben der Bergstation der Seilbahn ist ideal, insbesondere wenn man es schätzt, gegen Abend die sengend heisse, übertouristisierte Stadt Funchal gegen einen etwas kühleren und ruhigeren Ort auf 550 m.ü.M. auszutauschen. Das Personal ist reizend und überaus hilfsbereit.

    Felix Steiner   Jul 2019
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    Vielen Danke.

    Le personnel est à l'écoute, gentil et aux petits soins. L'appartement est spacieux, très propre, entièrement neuf et parfaitement équipé. Super rapport qualité/prix. Nous avons apprécié le calme de l'endroit. Si nous revenons à Madère, nous relogerons à Babosas Village Funchal sans aucune hésitation. A recommander ! NB : je recommande une voiture malgré la « difficulté » de conduite jusqu'à Monte (très raide et énormément de virages). Grand parking gratuit à disposition : gros point positif car plus bas à Funchal ou autres villages prisés, tout est principalement payant...

    Marie de Gastines   Jun 2019
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    Merci Beaucoup

    Very nice, spacious one bedroom apartment. Very clean and well equipped. The staff was very polite and helpful. Breakfast was good and they even made small changes everyday so we didn't have the same thing every day. It's really good they have the restaurant and you don't have to drive all the way down to Funchal to get a bite as the hotel is on top of a hill (as is everything in Madeira).

    maria papadopoulou   Feb 2019
    Management comment
    Thanks for your comments. A hire car is always useful - wherever you stay, but we do recommend for Monte.
    Séjour parfait

    Tout était parfait, le personnel, les chambres, le petit-déjeuner excellent - Je recommande un véhicule même si il y a des bus -

    Catherine BARBOSA   Jan 2019
    Management comment
    Merci beaucoup
    Muy agradable y cordial

    Todo perfecto , limpio, agradable y el personal increíble, muy recomendable

    Pedro Espino García   Dec 2018
    Management comment
    Muchas gracias.
    Für einen gelungenen Urlaub nur zu empfehlen

    Wir können uns den bisherigen positiven Bewertungen nur anschließen. Wir waren 9 Nächte vor Ort. Zimmer und Aussicht auf Funchal sind wie auf den Bildern zu sehen. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Wir haben an 4 Abenden verschiedene Gerichte über Fisch und Fleisch bis Pizza und Pasta im hauseigenen Restaurant gegessen... alles sehr lecker. Bisher das beste Hotel, dass wir je im Urlaub hatten.

    Jördis Firla   Nov 2018
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    Vielen Dank. Eine tolle Bewertung.
    Excellent séjour à recommander

    Hotel entièrement et récemment restauré, très confortable, très calme, spacieux, bien desservi (bus, téléphérique) mais voiture préférable (parking facile dans l'enceinte de l'hôtel) Bon petit déjeuner (fameux jus d'orange!) et excellent restaurant où nous avons dîné 5 soirs sur 7 passés dans cet hôtel. Possibilité de take away pour les ballades. Personnel accueillant, disponible parlant français.

    jeanluc maigne   Sep 2018
    Management comment
    Merci Beaucoup.
    Der Urlaub auf Madeira war ungewöhnlich schön, Hotel Babosas Village ist wärmstens zu empfehlen.

    Das Frühstück war sehr sehr lecker, täglich frisches Obst, frisch gepresser Orangensaft, der Ausblick von der Frühstücksterrasse bombastisch schön. Das Bett war zwar bequem, die Matratze allerdings leicht zu fest/hart. Leider fehlte eine Badewanne, und da das Hotel keinen Swimmingpool besitzt, war die Entspannung nach harten Wanderungen nicht ganz optimal.

    Karl-Heinz Pramor   Aug 2018
    Management comment
    Thank you

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