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Funchal Design Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua da Alegria, 2-2/A, Funchal, Madeira 9000-040, Portugal
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Ranked #46 of 91 hotels in Funchal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Small city hotel, very close to centre of Funchal, where much black paint has been employed (they should change this - black decor is dated in any case, and gloom is not great), presumably to justify 'Design' in the hotel name. Room was fine but could have done with small fridge/mini-bar. Breakfast fine apart from terrible croissants. Wi-fi available only... More

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Sheringham, Norfolk, UK
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18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed nearby but visited this great restaurant on 2 occasions. Very friendly staff, excellent meal particiularly the greta pizzas. Good wine and beautifully presented. Would consider styaing at the hotel on our next visit. very impressed.

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Hove, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Really enjoyed our 7 night stay in small and attractive Design Hotel Funchal - fine location west side of town but easy walking to all of Funchal's attractions - very modern funky interior design which worked very well - great value at fifty smackers per night inc breakfast - Philipe in the small bar/restaurant was friendly, charming, efficient and organised... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Other than the rectangular ground floor restaurant and room furnishings, right angles have been abandoned. From the angular lobby, through halls and our apartment, acute and obtuse angles defined the rooms. The black and white theme throughout and the wall-filling murals showing the bodies of dancers in action provided a delightfully unusual environment. I found myself visualizing unconventional custom furniture... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is amazing, stylish, conveniently located, cheap, friendly and ever so cool! Beautiful, simple, elegantly modern rooms adorned in black decoraction. We were treated at all times like royalty by the staff, especially Luis, who was fluent in English and extremely helpful, and never grumpy despite appearing to work 24/7! Breakfast was simple but brilliant, the best scrambled eggs... More

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed at the Funchal Design Hotel for 4 nights. The location is amazing. We walked everywhere from the hotel. However, the service really disappointed us. Every question we asked the staff the answer was always: "I don't know". They could not tell us whether the hotel had a parking lot for our rental car. We ended up parking at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Close to everything in Funchal, 1 block to shopping center 2 blocks to city center, 3 blocks to the port. Polite, english speaking staff. Very clean rooms with A/C and cable TV. Restaurant and bar. While the bedrooms were all white, the bathroom is black ceiling, walls and floor. Reception and entrance to rooms, elevator and stairs down also completely... More

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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Stayed here on 2 occasions en route to Porto Santo, had 2 bedroom suite for the family (2 &5) room ideal, good value and spotless clean. Breakfast simple but good. Had a late check out on both visits and the staff were very helpfull and accomodated us with a late check out on both occasions. Centrally located in Funchal ideal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012 via mobile

Very good food at the restaurant, excellent architecture an example of thoughtful use of space in a confined space the visual from outside is carried inwards into the interior the theme fits the historic location of the hotel and the artistic futuristic design goes well together, the use of black colour in the walls gives a feeling of space and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

Well, this hotel definitely has a unique style to it. The walls are all painted black, and the hotel is decorated with funky chairs, paintings and fixtures. It's a bit dark but at the same time has its own charm to it. One thing to note about this hotel is that it is small and can feel a bit cramped,... More

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Address: Rua da Alegria, 2-2/A, Funchal, Madeira 9000-040, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Funchal Design Hotel 4*
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