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Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Great View
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Full view
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Madeira Airport24 km
Porto Santo Airport73 km
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After reading some reviews I was sceptical about this place but they were all wrong. It is a 2 star hotel and for that it is great. Especially the Manager is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are absolutely fine, walls are proper stone and not thin as paper as others wrote. Servic
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The view from the balconies of the room was great and the spaghetti in the restaurant were very good. But those were the best parts. The service was poor and mostly unfriendly. Also the breakfast buffet was very poor and disappointing.
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Although the Hotel is useful for walkers, we were left out. Food was very limited in choice, breakfast was limited choice,very disappointing.We came down to breakfast at about 9am and saw not one member of staff.We only had one meal there, our first night,the buffet was poor. The
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The location is superb for walkers and nature lovers. This is the best place on the island. The rooms are good and differs in sizes. Its all in rustic style and simple.
The food is good and they do have a lot of good wine.
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As I said the location in the mountains is superb. Unfortunately not much else is! The room was perfectly serviceable but the food at both dinner, a very tired buffet with limited choice and the breakfast, again a very limed choice was awful.
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Thinking to visit this winter, Is there any heating in the rooms?
Yes, there is central heating. But be aware that you will be high in the mountains. Take slippers, and nightclothes for bedtime.
1 vote
Are there any electric sockets in the rooms so one can charge up a phone or computer?
There are sockets in the rooms but not too many as I recall. Remember to take two-pin European adapters with your chargers and cables. I managed to keep a phone, i-pod and tablet charged over the two weeks with a little thought and planning ahead. Best wishes, Ron Munro
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Hi how far is the hotel from Funchal airport? How long is the drive?
Hello Hippo11. The Hotel Encumeada is a favourite hideaway and about 45 kms from the airport. I can do it in about 45 minutes depending on traffic and time of day. Last June it took +/- 90 minutes from (evening) landing to arrival at the hotel. The first 40 kms are a doddle along the VR1 motorway from the airport until it ends near Ribiera Brava. Join the VE4 for Sao Vicente a short distance until you come to a left branch for the ER228 (Serra de Agua) when the fun really starts ... climbing several hundred metres round bends into the mountains. It is easier than it sounds. It is not single track road. If wisely hiring a car, make sure it is powerful enough. A 1.2 litre engine will manage but toil and there are a lot of steep roads on Madeira. Apologies that this is a bit long-winded. Enjoy the trip. Best regards, Ron munro
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Is free wifi available?
Yes in the lounge area. Wasn't available in our room.
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"Rooms towards the vally are the best."
"Take a kettle (none in the rooms)"
"If there's an event on do not accept a room on the ground floor!"
"Try and avoid weekends"
"Balcony rooms over the front of the hotel may get more sun but may be more noisy"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 32 - US$ 61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
estalagem encumeada hotel ribeira bravaresidencial encumeada ribeira brava
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Estalagem Encumeada
LOCATION
PortugalMadeira IslandsMadeiraRibeira Brava
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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