February 7th, 2012

Tessa aan de Stegge works in the travel industry. For Eliza was here she travelled to Madeira last month and I asked her to check Estalagem Ponta do Sol for me:

Most striking feature:

Estalagem da Ponta do Sol is a laidback designhotel on top of the ‘Ponta do Sol-cliff’ (point of the sun) on the island Madeira. Located just in the middle of the village you will find an, especially for this hotel built, elevator that takes you up to Read more…

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July 27th, 2010

3 reasons to stay here:

  1. It’s the new extension of Estalagem Ponta do Sol – an hotel with a fabulous swimming pool (which you can use as a guest of Hotel da Vila as well)
  2. If you love local craftsmanship – they used a lot of wood from the mountains nearby to create the cool furniture.
  3. If you like seaview rooms – all of the 16 rooms are overlooking the ocean.

Rate: 70 euro a night (website is in the making, but here you will find more information:

Have you been here? What would be your reason to go?

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July 15th, 2010

My friend, and PR representative for FUSE Marketing,  Trees Korstanje likes to see the world. She wrote a report about the Blue Marlin in Ibiza two weeks ago and now she tested the Vine Hotel in Madeira – for herself but also a little bit for Petite Passport:

Most striking feature:

Their stunning panaroma pool on the rooftop. You’ll see Funchal (the capital of Madeira) and the sea. I love the daybeds by the pool who turned out to be multifunctional. After I ordered a Pina Colada by the pool I missed a sidetable but it was hidden in the chair itself. The use of black tiles in the pool is better then the white concrete they use in normal pools. If you’re done with lying by the pool you can move to the lounge area (see below) for an aperitif. Go to UVA for dinner: it was like we were dining in between the stars. Because of the height you’ll only see the lights of the city beneath.”

Rooms from 221 euro a night. Check out:

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