Perched high on a cliff-top with a commanding view of Madeira’s southern coast, the Estalagem da Ponta do Sol is an impressively stylish hotel. Originally constructed as a home in the 19th Century, the hotel is a wonderful rabbit-warren of intersecting floors, walkways and terraces. The fifty-four rooms have a minimal-but-warm finish of light wood furnishing, white walls and black basalt floors.
The views are breath taking and it’s hard to pick a favourite: the panoramic ocean view from the terrace pool or the perfect view of every setting sun form the garden terrace ? Of all our hotels on Madeira, the Estalagem is arguably the best choice if you just want to spend the morning by the pool, jump in the jacuzzi in the afternoon, followed by an evening eating excellent Madeiran cuisine.
The Estalagem is in the south coast village of Ponta do Sol - great for relaxing in the sunshine and the village is well-connected to the road network if you want to explore further-afield by car.
South-west Madeira is home to some of the island’s easier levada walks, including the famous 25 Fontes trail.