What to expect
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Last 5 reviews
Our 4th visit to this great hotel. Usually for 7 this time 9 days. We love coming here - the only hotel we’ve ever chosen to keep returning to. The service is understated but classic. Their finest asset their long service staff. Our greatest regret - we forgot to collect our photos from the boutique after last Tuesday’s manager’s cocktail reception. Oh - and that we had to leave !!
Perfection comes at a price
A perfect hotel ? well its really rather wonderful. Very old school with shades of Empire, beautifully located, wonderful views and good facilities, the sea pool being my favourite. Rooms very pleasant and clean, service generally excellent. So what's the problem. A few things. The food is horribly expensive in the main restaurant and not actually that good, very nouvelle cuisine, you spend alot on a little and are left broke and hungry. Cipriani is better but not that special. The bar is also (guess what) very expensive and the cocktails tiny - £17 on a tiny weak cocktail - go for the £2.50 orange local brew (fabulous). The cost of the hotel is (guess what) horribly expensive around 30/40% higher that prettty much anywhere else on the Island. If you can afford it great .. if you want value for money you maybe better looking elsewhere.
Afternoon tea. I love afternoon tea, none of my friends wanted to come with me so l went on my own. Wow, l was impressed the finger sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea were delicious, the choices were second to none. You could have as much or as little as you wanted, me the first choice. The staff were warm and friendly, they came over for a chat and made me feel welcome and not on my own. The service was brilliant and the view spectacular. I would recommend the afternoon tea any day what a superb way to spend tea time. The hotel is classy and beautiful, set in a lovely grounds with stunning sea views. I am definitely going to stay there on my next visit to Madeira.
Relax and Peace
This has to be my favourite place. It feels like coming home. Very professionally run and yet so genuine. The hotel is excellent in every way. Can not fault it in any way. The welcoming, the reception team, HSK, Break fast, after noon tea and room service, just excellent. Thank you for looking after us and making this special trip just an amazing experience as always.
Impeccable service with a view of the sea
The setting couldn’t be more spectacular with the restaurant overlooking the gardens and sea. We enjoyed our lunch in the sun room and had the best clubhouse sandwiches we’ve ever tasted. Food always seems to taste better in a beautiful setting. The hotel itself is impressive with its classy décor, professional service and a long & interesting history.
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