Estalagem da Ponta do Sol

Funchal, Madeira

Achingly trendy, a design-lover's dream with infinity pool, wine on the terrace, pampering spa and a sunny bay at your feet – stunning


54 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


With a history still sticky from the island’s sugar trade – Madeira was once the world’s first exporter of ‘white gold’ – this self-styled ‘escape hotel’, a bold departure from the rustic island cliché, retains little vestige of the quinta that used to be here (you arrive via a red-lit elevator from the village below, for starters). Award-winning, über minimalist architectural lines lead you to open-plan, split-level interiors; wooden flooring, lots of glass, dashing art on the walls. A large grassy terrace, originally for whale-spotting, dominated by an ancient dragon tree, overlooks the village below. Above, accessed by a funky footbridge, is the bedroom block; blacks, whites and greys, huge beds, huge mirrors, designer chairs, black-and-white rural landscapes, cathedral windows to balconies and views to die for. (It’s like sleeping in a design magazine on a cliff!) Take a bath in the spa or loll in the infinity pool, the bay spread prettily at your feet, the wind in the palms, a glass of fine local wine in your hand and the kids at home… try and come up with reasons to leave. It’s cool, and it knows it.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Half-board €22 pp extra. Packed lunch €8.


Nightly price
from €90
54 Twin/doubles
From €90


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from André Diogo

  • Diving School in the Hotel
  • Free walks organized by the hotel
  • MadeiraDig - The MADEIRADiG Festival is a unique adventure in extraordinary digital experimental art music. Co-organized by the hotel.