2013-August-06 – Binetone

week at Refugio das Camelia

Very nice place. The refuge is an high quality home,calm and confortable. The host are very welcoming. small critical: the fog at this place! Florence and Stéphane


2013-July-03 – Knud Möller

Friendly and luxurious

Our short stay in Refúgio das Camélias was fantastic, starting with the warm welcome by family Candelaria (including a little wine tasting!). We noted fresh flowers all over the house – a really nice touch. Our room was very comfortable (wonderful beds), clean, had a little kitchenette and even a small balcony from where we could enjoy the amazing view down into the valley. The only minor thing was that there was very little hot water in the boiler – you have to hurry when taking a shower. The house also has a bigger common kitchen with everything you might need, a sheltered courtyard where you can barbecue, as well as several large living rooms with sofas and armchairs (one of them has a glass front, again allowing you to enjoy the view). At the time of our stay, we were the only guests in the house, so we almost felt like kings in our own castle. One thing to note: you will definitely need a car if you are staying here, as there is no public transportation close by. During our time on Madeira, we stayed in several Madeira Rural accommodations – all were great, but Refúgio das Camélias was the best (also the most expensive).


2013-July-02 – Helen Keen

The warmest welcome

The warmest welcome ever,by the owners of this WONDERFUL peace haven.A welcome drink from the wine cellar,cake and fruit in our room.We spent 1 week in this beautiful well equipped house,could have stayed forever.

2013-June-24 – Barbara

Schonen Urlaubstage

Liebe Familie Candelária, Wir waren das 2. Mal in diesem schonen Haus . Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefuhlt.Danke fur die schonen Urlaubstage in Ihrem Refúgio das Camélias. Wir wunschen Ihnen alles Gute + Gesundheit fur die Zukunft + hoffen auf ein Wiedersehen.

2013-May-25 – Kund

Lovely Refúgio das Camélias

Dear family Candelária, Obrigado for a wonderful time in your lovely Refúgio das Camélias.We spent the days walking and hiking and were always looking forward to come back here! Thank you very much for your warm welcome, for letting us stay in your house, for all the flowers and the delicious wine!!! We will keep our visit here as a very special memory and hope that we can come back one day All the best to you and the Camélias. Danke ! Kund

2013-May-13 – Andreas

Refúgio das Camélias is the best

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you again for the warm and friendly stay at your estate 3 weeks ago. We will remember our stay with happie memories due to the quiet location , tasteful furnishings and beatiful surrondings.The followings places were nice too, but we would rate our stay at the Refúgio das Camélias as the BEST.We will recommend the good experience to our friends and maybe we will be back in the future.

2013-April-07 – Roswita

Schonen Urlaub

Ich genoss das Haus. Es ist eine schöne, komfortable, gemütliche mit allen Anforderungen für einen guten Urlaub. Das Haus hat eine fantastische Aussicht. Wir sind sehr dankbar fur diesen schonen Urlaub , und werden sicher wieder hier zuruckkommen. (Austria) I really enjoyed the house. It is a beautiful, comfortable and cozy with all the requirements for a good holiday. The house has a fantastic view. We are very grateful for this spare, and be sure to come back here again. (Austria)

2012-April-25 – Heinke


Vielen Dank fur alles. Es hat uns sehr gefallen. Wir haben uns bei Ihnen sehr wohl gefuhlt. Es war ganz prima.

2012-March-04 – Nicole

Le plus belle

Des quatre maison oú nous venons d´habiter au cours de deux semaines á Madére, , celle -ci est le plus belle, , et celle á láccueil fût le plus agréable . Nous espérons bien y revenir… Marc et Nicole Frish ( Paris) , enchantés de ce premier sêjour á Madére.

2012-January-01 – Ricardo

Fabulous house

It has been a pleasure to say in this fabulous Refúgio das Camélias.I have enjoyed the amazing view , the nice weather, and every corner of the fabulous house. Every single detail has been taken into account when building it , people can actually, feel in the heart of Madeira Contryside but with the comfort of the city. The love of Candelária ´s family , tradition and friendship makes this hotel unique!It has a wonderful experience, a Christmas holiday to remember forever.

2011-August-03 – Evelyne

Le refuge

Le Refúge des Camélias, pourrait aussi s´appeler le refuge des sourires, le refuge du bongoût, le refúge de la gentilesse……. Belles douces tendres journées avec petits rayons de bonheurs á Luisa et ses parents. Evelyne( France)

2011-March-15 – Ilona

In paradise

Having enjoyed every day, we really dont want to go away. We felt here like in paradise, the nature, the flowers, and this house. It stays always in our mind , the nicest place we have ever found. Ilona ( República Checa)

2011-February-16 – Allan

Fantastic week

Yes only one week – but what a fantastic week!Your house and gardens is something to wish for better a five star hotel ! We will certainly be back Madeira to see all the friends we have and of course Family Candelária hopefully new friends . We have already started recommending your apt. to our family and friends in Jersey and England,. Thank you for your lovely welcome in wine cellar. Best wishes for the future. See you again! Allan from Jersey

2010-May-14 – Bernard

Great hospitality

We really did enjoy your great hospitality and service in this beautifull house. What more could a person want to have on this holiday. Perhaps another time we will return. Greetings Bernard ( Holland)

2010-May-13 – Albert

Beautiful house

Dear Family Candelária, Thank you for your hospitality , we really felt at home in your beautiful house. Besides it was a pleasure meeting you, talking to you and let´ts not forget:drinking the lovely Madeira wine . Hope to see you again someday , we will never forget you. Obrigado, adeus. Albert (Holland)

2010-May-08 – Anne

Reçus comme des rois

L`hospitalité n`est pas un vair mot á Madeira.Surtoût pas au Refúgio das Camélias! Reçus comme des rois , avec dègustation de vin et visite du ” ´Refúge”.On s´y sent comme á la maison. Un vrai house de tranquilité que l´on apprécie vraiment au retour des randonnées. Merci á la famille Candelária pour ces quelques jours. Nous reviendrons bientot ! Anne et Philippe

2010-March-10 – Christa Grazianski

Die grosse Gastfreundschaft

Liebe Familie Candelária, Wir bedanken uns recht dich fur die grosse Gastfreundschaft in Ihrem schonen Haus. Besonders gefreut hat es uns, dass wir beim Brotbacken dabei sein konnten. Wir freuen uns auf ein wiedersehen… Christa + Michael Grazianski aus Bassum bei Bremen