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Estrada Padre António Diniz Henriques, Nº 1, 9300-261 Ribeira Brava, Portugal – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 75 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Faja dos Padres.
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BBQ Facilities, Grounds, Sun Deck
Fishing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Hiking, Diving, Snorkeling, Solarium, Massage, Beachfront, Playground
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Grocery Deliveries, Car Rental, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service
Non-smoking Rooms, Elevator, Heating
Portuguese, Spanish, English
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 20 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 2.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
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Location- laying in bed listening to the the sea and watching for whales
You need to be reasonably fit for the 371 steps twice a day!
Special location, like most traveller said "Paradise on the earth". The villa are also nice and comfortable.
No available public transport to the place. Many insects and a cat paid a visit to our villa.
Faja dos Padres is a very special place. The tropical fruit garden is like paradise and it's great to eat the fruits from the garden. The cottage was big enough with a nice little garden and terrace with sea view. The restaurant was also very good. We also appreciated very much that we could come and go also outside the normal lift times. The lift service was excellent.
The kitchen was only equipped with the basics. A bit more household goods would really be nice.
I loved the scenery. The combination of seaside and farmland, the beautiful mango trees and the pitangas, the paths covered by vineyards and banana plantations. It is very quiet, one can sleep listening to the sound of the waves. The house was very good, outside looking like a little farm cottage, and inside very cosy and clean.
I did not like the restaurant. The food is not what I have expected from an idyllic place like this. I expect them to use the farm produce in cooking. Meals with vegetables would be suitable, instead of always with lettuce and tomatoes. Also I believe they could aim for better coffee. I was shocked to learn that their fish stew was made of black scabbard and mullets!!
Location, ocean right under your toes. Authentic living in a private farm, beautiful sunset, full stars skies at night, spectacular setting. Good restaurant. Service is very good, discrete and respectful.
I would suggest the hotel to provide either aircon or a fan. To prevent mosquitoes getting into my room, I slept with closed doors which is too warm in the summer.
300 meters down the cliffs and you are in a paradise: an ecological garden with bananas, mangos, avocados etc. Even some sheep. Already the welcome at the lift is very friendly; as is all the staff, especially Pedro; they organise the transport of your luggage to your cottage; you can get fresh fruits out of the garden in a basket for a good price. The breakfast is served under palm trees with view on the atlantic; there is a nice small sports field and many romantic corners in the garden.
The cottages are in an ecological farm/garden and in case you are afraid or uncomfortable with all kinds of crawling things namely insects (e.g. spiders of ca. 3 cm and bugs of ca. 4 cm) you should be prepared for some exciting nights: the cottages are clean and there is eco-insecticide available in the cottage, but there are so many corners in the lovely refurbished houses that there always comes crawling something. However: in case you do not mind insects: go there, it is indeed paradise! You have all-time access to the lift, but you should be aware that from the cottage to the car-park (or vice versa) it takes ca. 30 minutes. So, in case you plan to have a tight sightseeing program this might be an obstacle. Well, but once you are down at Faja you do not wish to leave from there anyway.
* The peacefulness of the place, ZEN * the beautiful gardens * the cozy house with private sea access * bbq possibility * the staff * the ambiance of the little bar/restaurant by the sea This is simply paradise! On top of everything, the owner had his bday party while we stayed there and because they closed the only restaurant for that day, they kindly invited the guests staying there to enjoy the feast with them, delicious lamb and Oreo cookie cake - obrigada! It is an amazing place. DEFINATELY GOING BACK!
The prices of the wines to take to houses (but understandable considering location and can be avoided by buying before arrival)
such a amazing place to relax, well ecuipt house and what a view. we really got away from the hassle to wind down. madeira and faja dos padres has all you need for that.
the walk up the steps to the lift isn't very far but enough to get your hart rate up. the houses do not have wifi, but that is part of the relaxing really.
- Interesting place with beautiful scenery - Extremely quiet and remote - Small number of guests - Friendly staff - Excellent restaurant
It would be good if guests could use the elevators in the evenings without calling the lift operator first
Restaurant for breakfast opens late
If you don´t bother to take the elevator and to walk a bit: this place is haven on earth. Very quiet and romantic place next to the ocean. Very friendly and helpful staf. Smal kitchen with good stuf to prepare commen meals.
The secluded area is exceptional, with a lot of different fruit farming. The food is good. The staff is very friendly. The bungalows are very spacious and equipped with complete kitchen facilities.
Breakfast is from 10 AM to noon only; dinner has to be ordered before 5 PM and eaten before 6 PM – i.e. not very flexible! The place is not suitable for physically weak persons and those who are scared of height.
We just fell in love with the place - it is a paradise on Earth! Unique atmosphere of peace and quietness surrounded by fantastic scenery - the sun, the ocean, cliffs and beautiful gardens of the eco-farm full of mangoes, papayas, bananas etc. Normally I do not like to stay in one place, but when we got to this place I understood that I do not want to go anywhere else. Due to location of the hotel you feel absolutely secluded from the whole world. And the elevator impressed us a lot - absolutely unique machine! Some pets live on the farm (cats and dogs) and their presence made us feel absolutely like at home. Bungalows are spacious and comfortable (bedroom+living room+bathroom), and equipped with kitchen and bathtub in the bathroom. All bungalows have terrace facing the ocean. Bungalows separated from each other by the fence, so you will hardly be disturbed by the presence of the neighbors. Very tasty breakfast is served in the restaurant (5 min walk from bungalows across the farm along the coastline) at the reasonable price of 5 EUR/person. Cannot help advising to try passion fruit dessert - delicious! For the rest of the menu prices are average for the tourist places on the island. Staff is very friendly. We will definitely come back next October!
We liked everything, but for people who are not that strong physically and who are scared of height the place may not be very suitable.
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