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1-bed Loft 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.

Loft Bedroom with a double bed, seating area (two armchairs), en-suite shower room (single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower). Air-conditioning, telephone and free Wi-Fi. The prices quoted for the Loft Bedroom, when reserved individually, include Continental Breakfast taken in the Restaurant.

The Loft Bedroom can be reserved with the adjoining Loft Suite to turn into a 2-bedroomed suite and accommodate up to 4. As this may be sold separately, you will need to request this reservation via an e-mail. When rented with the Loft Suite, the cost of the Loft Bedroom is 50% of the cost of the Loft Suite (does not include breakfast in this case). The Loft Superior Suite, features a sitting area (sofa and two armchairs, dining table and 4 chairs, cable flat-screen TV), kitchen (4-ring hob, oven, under-counter fridge with ice compartment), separate spacious bedroom (two single beds), wardrobe area, en-suite shower room (single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower). Air-conditioning, telephone and free Wi-Fi.  

The Loft Suite and Loft Bedroom are located in the loft of Babosas Village with stair access (no elevator access is available to this floor).

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 property in the midst of beautiful Monte
Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level

1st floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

City getaway

Country Walking



Rural/countryside retreats


Hair dryer

Linen provided


Towels provided

Housekeeping included



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


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

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

  • 28
  • Plot Size

  • 785
  • Touristic Licence

  • 88356/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date Nightly (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay Arrival Day
    10 May 2024 71.10 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    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 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


    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
    BEACH: Pateo das Babosas - 0 metres
    RESTAURANT: Pateo das Babosas - 0 metres
    GOLF: Palheiro Golf - 8 kilometres



    10 out of 10

    Friendly and courteous service. Very good breakfast and dinner. Very quiet location. Bus stop 20m from the house. Free parking.

    Klaus Steinger   May 2024
    Management comment
    Thank you for your review! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the friendly and courteous service, along with the breakfast and dinner. The quiet location and convenient bus stop just 20 meters from the house add to the appeal. Free parking is definitely a great bonus. We're glad you had a pleasant stay!
    That's great. Each of our 3 residences on Madeira was fine, but the total package of Babosas village was absolute top. Excellent location above the hustle and bustle of Funchal, near the gardens. In the morning and evening absolute rest. Nevertheless, Funchal itself can be reached quickly, either by cable car or by bus 22, which stops right outside. Beautiful, fairly recently renovated room: rather mini-apartment / studio with small kitchenette, fridge, seating area, perfect king size bed and nice bathroom. Welcome pack with a bottle of Madeira wine and some specialities. Every day a new full bottle of sparkling water was provided. Very neat: They cleaned every day. Great breakfast and also the restaurant was the best quality and choice we had: we are there 3 times dinner. All this would have earned a well-deserved 9. The 10 is the credit of the fantastic staff, which made us feel very welcome at any time: a warm welcome, friendly with a funny note - every waiter, at breakfast as well as dinner or lunch was very friendly - no trouble was too much for them. If you want to leave early, they provide a breakfast package in the evening. Such warm and sympathetic service we have had nowhere else in Madeira. We really enjoyed our 5 nights in Babosas Village and can recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Funchal and does not want to be in the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Also for visiting the central part of the island actually excellent location. For example, you are in Ribreiro Frio very fast.
    Hilde Vandenneucker   May 2024
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    It sounds like you had an exceptional stay at Babosas Village! The excellent location above the hustle and bustle of Funchal, near the gardens, must have provided a perfect balance of tranquility and convenience. Your praise for the fantastic staff and their warm, friendly service truly stands out. It's great to hear that the restaurant provided the best quality and choice you experienced on the island. The convenience of being able to reach Funchal quickly by cable car or bus, as well as the accessibility to other parts of the island, makes Babosas Village an excellent choice. Thank you for your detailed and glowing review – it’s clear that you thoroughly enjoyed your five-night stay and we appreciate your recommendation!
    Excelente estadia - queremos repetir!

    Não deixem que o caminho até ao alojamento vos assuste. De todos os hotéis em que já estivemos, este superou todos. A simpatia e dedicação dos funcionários faz-nos não querer sair desta acomodação, e o pequeno almoço é realmente excelente! Quando voltarmos à Madeira, queremos voltar ao babosas Village!

    Beatriz Mendonça   Sep 2021
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    Sin duda, volveremos

    Excelente servicio, personal super amable. Alejado de la ciudad pero con todas las facilidades para llegar a ella (funicular, bus, coche, moto)

    Tania Castro chamorro   Sep 2021
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    Professionelle Betreuung durch den Betreiber!

    Ursula Stiemerling   Sep 2021
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    Sehr freundliches und herzliches Personal, herausragendes Frühstück, sehr schöne und saubere Zimmer

    Kyra Göbel   Aug 2021
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    Superb base to explore the island


    Amazing location, room, breakfast, restaurant and most of all staff that help you with any aspect of your stay.
    Peter Bodri   Aug 2021
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    Thank you !
    Perfect place for holiday in Madeira.


    The staff is exceptional, very attentive and always polite and helpful. The breakfast was perfect every time with different choices available. The stunning view to the cable car and the city.
    Agnė Kirilkienė   Aug 2021
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    Thank you

    Staff super simpático, sempre disponível para ajudar Pequeno almoço variado e excelente

    Adriano Alves   Jun 2021
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    Obrigada :)

    Séjour fabuleux ! L'emplacement, le logement et la qualité du restaurant, tout était parfait

    Yann Hurvy   May 2021
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    Traumurlaub in niedlichem, kleinem Hotel mit exorbitant freundlichem Personal. Sehr gutes Esssen!

    Sehr schöne Lage über Funchal. Nur über sehr steile Strassen erreichbar. Toller Blick von der Terrasse. Räumlichkeiten (lediglich 9 Zimmer im Hotel) sehr sauber und schön. Tolles Essen, toller Service, aber am beeindruckendsten war die Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft des gesamten Personals! Wirklich ungewöhnlich!

    Stephan Bednarz   Apr 2021
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    danke für die wunderbaren kommentare
    Uma estadia deliciosa e perfeita.

    Gostei de TUDO! Funcionários excelentes, Obrigada ANTÔNIO, RICARDO, ANDRÉ e SÔNIA. Vocês são sensacionais. O hotel é tudo de bom, café da manhã MUITO gostoso,variado e farto. A comida do restaurante do hotel SOBERBA. ADOREI. Essa estadia vai se tornar inesquecível. Roupas de cama, toalhas tudo de excelente qualidade. Os miminhos deixados no nosso quarto com produtos regionais, nos surpreenderam. Ficamos sete noites, uma melhor que a outra. Só jantamos no hotel. Recomendo com louvor.
    Eu gostei de tudo. Estadia maravilhosa.

    Marcia Queiroz De Aquino   Apr 2021
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    Muito obrigada pelos seus comentários, ficamos felizes que tenha gostado.
    Feine Unterkunft in frischer Höhenluft

    Das liebevoll frisch zubereitete Frühstück mit feinen Köstlichkeiten auf der Terrasse mit Blick auf den Atlantik war eine fantastische Einstimmung auf einen wunderbaren Urlaubstag. Auch am Abend wurde man herzlich und zuvorkommend mit feinen Speisen verwöhnt und konnte den Tag in den bequemen Korbsesseln ausklingen lassen bei einem Gläschen Madeira...

    Gabriele Fleig   Apr 2021
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    Vielen Dank für Ihre netten Kommentare

    Foi sem dúvida o lugar onde fomos melhor recebidos de sempre. O espaço era agradavél, calmo, muito limpo, com excelente gosto, mas a simpatia e disponibilidade dos colaboradores foi a cereja no topo do bolo, sentimos que faziamos parte da família. Os quartos são muito limpos, espaçosos, luminosos e com todas as comodidades necessárias. O restaurante é excelente, tanto para o pequeno-almoço como para almoços e jantares.

    Cíntia Santos   Apr 2021
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    Foi um gosto recebê-la, até uma próxima

    Si vous venez à Madere n'hésitez pas à réserver dans ce charmant établissement, il a été au dessus de mes espérances, un personnel incroyablement gentil et au soin, la chambre ( appartement) était parfaite, nous espérons avoir été des clients à la hauteur de leur accueil.

    Sylvie Shanmukarajah   Feb 2021
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    Merci Beaucoup
    Muito relaxante, com uma comida deliciosa e rodeada de pessoas extremamente simpáticas e atenciosas

    Um dos melhores pequenos almoços que já comemos. Todos os funcionários eram extremamente simpáticos e atenciosos. No dia da nossa chegada devido às restrições e a uma alteração no voo não tínhamos onde jantar, falamos antecipadamente com o hotel e fizeram o favor de nos deixar uma maravilhosa mesa posta no quarto com o jantar. Numa das outras noites o restaurante abriu de propósito só para jantarmos (a comida estava incrível). E no dia da partida como o voo era muito cedo e não conseguíamos tomar o pequeno almoço ainda nos foram deixar um saco ao final do dia com um género de piquenique para tomarmos o pequeno almoço de manhã. Adorámos e vamos com certeza voltar.

    Ana Rita Jorge   Feb 2021
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    Muito obrigada pelos vossos comentários, ficamos felizes que tenham ficado satisfeitos. Vemo-nos em breve
    Tolles Hotel zum abschalten und genießen

    Das beste Frühstück was ich je in einem Hotel hatte. Frisch, abwechslungsreich und toll abgerichtet. Ich war aus Bequemlichkeit auch am ersten Abend dort essen - und war so begeistert, dass ich beinahe jeden Abend meiner zwei Wochen wieder her kam. Absolut spitze!

    Peter Fischer   Jan 2021
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    Vielen Danke
    Great choice!

    Excelent place with great staff. Very clean and nice rooms! Amazing breakfast.

    Andrej Hulka   Dec 2020
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    Thank you
    Wonderfull places. Great attention to clients.exceeds your expectations.

    Supperb breakfast. Excelent cuisine. Small boutique hotel with a wonderfull home feeling! unique attention from the employees that are oriented to exceed your own expectations. One of the best hotels i've ever been!! You feel really nourished, wanting to come back at the end of a beautiful and tiring day visiting all the places... I really hope to come back.

    Antonio Quintas   Dec 2020
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    Many thanks for your great comments
    Rundrum empfehlenswert!

    Abseits des Trubels, dennoch gut angebunden. Personal sehr freundlich und sehr hilfsbereit. Es blieben keine Wünsche offen. Wirklich gutes Frühstück. Das Beste bisher. Auch sonst gute Küche. W-Lan ohne Gebühr.

    Jens Gerken   Nov 2020
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    Vielen Danke
    Estadia no Babosas Village

    Desde da recepção, limpeza, pequenos almoços, foi tudo excepcional. Irei com toda a certeza recomendar a amigos e familiares.

    Maria Pinho   Nov 2020
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    Obrigada pelos seus comentários

    Naprosto perfektní ����

    J. Martinák   Oct 2020
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    Tolles hotel, familiär geführt mit sehr freundlichem personal. Das reichhaltige frühstück auf der terrasse mit herrlichem blick hinunter auf funchal und das meer ein traum. Ideale lage direkt neben gondelbahn station nach funchal. Auch bus station direkt vor dem hotel. Ruhige lage. Babosas Village ist ein geheimtipp, ich würde jederzeit wieder in diesem hotel buchen.

    Norbert Schacht   Sep 2020
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    Danke schon

    - świetna obsługa przykładająca się do każdego małego szczegółu, aby pobyt był niezapomniany - wszelkie standardy związane z COVID były zachowane - darmowy parking, posiłki do pokoju, wszelkie udogodnienia na prośbę - FENOMENALNE śniadania

    Kajetan Podgórski   Aug 2020
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    Dziękuję Ci
    Babosas Village ist eine grandiose Unterkunft mit leckeren Essen und überaus netten Personal.

    Das Personal war überaus nett und zuvorkommend. Gastfreundschaft wird in diesem Hotel groß geschrieben! Das Frühstück war sensationell!!

    Pernilla Wolf   Aug 2020
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    Perfect - Thank you
    Prêmio excelência.

    Pequeno-almoço excepcional, vista maravilhosa. Staff extremante simpaticos. Optima limpeza.

    Cibele Reis   Feb 2020
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    Obrigada pelos comentários

    Die Unterkunft hat unsere Erwartungen in jeglicher Hinsicht übertroffen. Das Hotel ist sehr gepflegt, das Zimmer ist ausgesprochen geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend - wir haben uns sehr sehr wohl gefühlt und würden jederzeit wieder dort Urlaub machen. Das Frühstück konnten wir jeden Morgen auf der tollen Terrasse genießen - es hat ausgezeichnet geschmeckt. Auch das Essen im Restaurant war hervorragend. Vielen Dank an Ricardo und Sonia sowie das ganze Team.

    Sabine Reischmann   Jan 2020
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    Danke schon

    We spent a week at this place couple of weeks ago and couldn't be more satisfied! The location of this place is great - it offers amazing view over the city from the restaurant terrace, it is calm in the evening, very close to tropical garden or carreiros do Monte and if you plan to visit some levadas or mountains in the centre of the island it is quite close by car and also by bus. On top of that, staff was really friendly and helpful - they also helped us with car rental, we just agreed on days and had a car ready in front of the hotel in the morning and on the day of return we just handed the keys to the hotel staff during breakfast - super convenient. We even received couple of useful information by email before our stay which was a nice touch. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic as well,very tasty and everyday we even received something extra (porridge, pancakes, cake etc.). We even received some packed breakfast to our room on our last day as we were leaving earlier in the morning. Generally speaking, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone planing on visiting Madeira. We felt taken care of from the minute we arrived. Thank you!

    Kamila Dobrotkova   Nov 2019
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    Thank you for your comments.

    El trato del personal antes y durante. EXCELENTE. Gracias a todos.

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    The breakfast and also the other food in the hotel restaurant are absolutely fantastic. In addition, there is the fantastic view from the restaurant terrace towards the sea. The rooms are very well maintained and I slept as comfortably as at home. Last but not least, all hotel employees were very friendly and courteous. I'd love to come back again!

    Jan-Hendrik Kurze   Oct 2019
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    Great comments - thank you.

    Super Zimmer, tolle Lage....megaaa Frühstück mit frischem Obst, hausgemachter Marmelade, hausgemachtem Kuchen, Brot, Joghurt.....super Kaffee....alles TOP!!! Nur zu empfehlen! Sehr freundliches Personal....mega!

    Petra Mitterstieler   Jul 2019
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    Vielen Danke
    One of the best ever

    Fantastic accomodation, good bed and with an amazing view. Great hospitality and more than friendly staff. The breakfast was different every morning with delicious food, fresh juice, good coffee and even champagne on Sunday. We stayed here for a week and we didn't want to go home. If we ever go back to Madeira there is no doubt which hotel we will book.

    Tessa starreveld - van Wooning   Jul 2019
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    Thank you very much.
    Wir würden auf jeden Fall wieder dort übernachten

    Wir können die Unterkunft vor allem wegen des wirklich sehr freundlichen Personals empfehlen. Wir hatten ein kleines DZ, welches wirklich ein wenig klein, aber sehr schön war. Zur Begrüßung gabs auf dem Zimmer einen Obstkorb, Madeirawein, Wasser, kleine Kuchen und Honig. Top! Frühstück wurde an dem Platz gebracht und bestand aus Obst , Schinken, Käse, Joghurt und Marmelade, Brötchen /Toast, Kaffee nach Wunsch, Eierspeisen kosten Aufpreis. Wer dort nächtigt, sollte abends auf jeden Fall dort essen. Die Speisen sind sehr lecker und toll angerichtet. Großes Lob auch nochmal an das Personal. Alle waren wirklich super nett. Man muss sich im Klaren sein, dass das Hotel in Monte liegt, man also mit dem Mietwagen immer wieder die engen Straßen hoch muss.

    Rüdiger Trunzer   Jun 2019
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    Vielen Danke.

    Perfect location on top of funchal with two cable cars and no. 22 bus stop close by. Friendly staff and great food in the restaurant.

    Christoph Frommen   May 2019
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    Thank you!

    Incredibly kind and helpful staff, beautiful view, amazing breakfast and food, champagne for the first morning and champagne on Sundays :) Simply loved everything, hope one day we can return and enjoy that amazing place again.

    Béni Réka   Apr 2019
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    Thank you very much.
    Just spectacular on every level- we will return.

    exceptional service- hugo and sonia and all the team deliver first class service and first class food. Coupled with the fantastic facilities and spectacular location, this is instantly up there as one of my favourite hotels, even compared to 200 a night establishments....

    Gavin Roberts   Feb 2019
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    Thanks for your comments.

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