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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We spent a few days in the "Tenda" cottage. The view is gorgious, the cottage itself and the gardens around it are super tasteful and the hosts super friendly. A place to chill and enjoy. The mattrass could be a bit more comfortable and the shower and bathroom tend to get steamy, but we were assured this will be taken...

Thank Bernardo H
Nice, France
Reviewed 13 July 2011

We spent a few nights in Sapateiro house and we enjoyed the place very much: A nice appartment on 2 floors, a nice terrace with ocean view to take our breakfast and flowers everywhere ! The place has a very good situation for doing hikes along the levadas of South madeira especially around Rabaçal and Porto Moniz: Wonderful landscapes in...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2011

We stayed at Calhau Grande for 3 days, staying in the highest of the 3 houses, Tenda. The location is stunning and it was lovely to stay in a rural part of the island. There is a village shop 100 metres away for fresh crusty rolls for breakfast looking down over the sea and the supermarket is only 5 minutes...

Thank JudeG_11
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 17 March 2011

If you are going to Madeira and you want to plan to have peace and calm with the most amazing view from a bed possible...this is the place to stay.

Thank LuisA1981
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 13 February 2011

We stayed at Calhau Grande for 6 days and it was a magnificent stay, breathtaking sea-view, cosy room, very sweet people and splendid hospitality. We felt at home and very welcomed. Calhau Grande is truly Madeira's best places to stay with good atmosphere and very caring and sweet hosts. 5 out of 5 stars! We will definitely return!

1Thank Angel2012
Reviewed 20 January 2011

We stayed a couple of days at Calhau Grande, house Palheiro. The house is inconveniently placed on a steep hill in the middle of nowhere, inside is small and furniture uncomfortable. You will have a hard time relaxing in the house. The worst part is the bed, which is short and small, hardly fitting one person, with old bedding. We...

4Thank ivpsc
Reviewed 8 August 2010

We had a really wonderful stay in July 2010 in Casa Calhau Grande (House Sapateiro). The place is so peaceful, charming - you can feel the good vibrations of the old stones and walls there! I can reconmend Casa Calhau Grande very much for all those, who hate faceless hotel-cubes but want to make an individual and independent holiday, where...

2Thank ClaudiaKritisch
Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 29 July 2010

We really enjoyed our visit in Madeira and staying in Casa do Calhau Grande made our stay even more memorable. It was very nice to take a swim in the pool after a day of discovering Madeira and to be able to relax with a nice view on the sea.

2Thank jasdou
Reviewed 30 June 2010

The situation is such as presented on the photographs: old houses entirely renovated and decorated and furnished with taste. There is a swimming pool in the flowered garden. The hostess accomodates us with kindness. I recommend this place to you without hesitation.

2Thank menruz
Reviewed 24 June 2010

casa do calho grande is a group of typical madeira-style bungalows scattered in a magnificent tropical garden. there's a pool and a fantastic 180° view on the atlantic. it is very well located : the place is very nice AND it's a good starting point to visit the island. the owners are very friendly and helpful : they gave us...

2Thank francois92210

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Calhau Grande is a group of rural self catering cottages located in Arco da Calheta with panoramic views over the ocean.The cottages were careful and eco-friendly restored, fitting in the natural and country environment, framed by the beauty of the sea view and the energy of the stones.It´s familiar, romantic, cozy and peaceful!You can also find the gardens, relax by the swimming pool, enjoy the agricultural land with fruit trees, vegetable gardens and aromatic herbs.Live this Madeira experience with us! You will be warmly welcomed! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Calhau Grande

Address: Caminho Massapez no 10, Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-077, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Calheta > Arco da Calheta
Price Range: RM390 - RM700 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Calhau Grande 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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