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Hotel Girassol

Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal, Madeira 9004-539 , Portugal
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We (my wife, 15 year old son and I) have just returned from a 2 week holiday at Hotel Girassol and it was certainly one of our best !! Having read several reviews before we went I was expecting a very tired and dated hotel ... but was pleasantly surprised. Our suite room was ideal for our needs (although a... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an excellent hoiday hotel located in the tourist area of Funchal close to the sea and all amenities. Very friendly helpful staff, spotlessly clean hotel and excellent 'suite' format of bedrooms. Varied fare in the restaurant athough we were on B&B tariff and only ate once at dinner, and good facilities (pool area, games room, library etc.). Very... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No air-conditioning mad our stay a nightmare. The fans made an annoying noise. The minibar did not have enough power to cool the brewerage sufficient. Very serviceminded staff. Basic breakfast. The pool area needed a good clean up and the birdprison was pitiful.

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Leighton buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived the staff couldn't do enough for us!! Check in fast and friendly offer of Porterage - do I look that decrepit. Junior Suite was great; loads of space. Concerns about no a/c completely unfounded as the huge ceiling fan kept the bedroom pleasant and leaving the balcony door open whilst in the room was sufficient... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 5 day break........very disappointed with the hotel ..it was like going back to 70's so dated and tatty carpets in the rooms. Absolutely no atmosphere and bar completely empty at all times. We went in once to be told they were shut!!! Luckily we only booked b & b and never made it as restaurant shut... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our travel agent booked us into Hotel Girassol from 3rd to 10th August and upon arrival we had that sinking feeling as soon as we stepped off the airport coach and approached this clearly down-at-heel hotel. The unkempt, flaking exterior paintwork was an early indication of the unsatisfactory interior which we were about to discover. Please see my photos. The... More 

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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel Girassol was a disappointing place to stay during our week in Madeira. Although classed as a 4 star hotel we were very disappointed with the ambience, decor and general atmosphere if all the public areas. It was like going back to the seventies or eighties with depressing decor evident throughout. We'd luckily booked a superior suite which in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms in this hotel are fantastic - we had a suite and I think that's how they all are. Very roomy bedroom with loads of storage, lovely bathroom, spacious sitting room and great balcony. All spotless. Breakfast was a very good buffet with a good choice of hot & cold options, though lacking in some areas - mushrooms &... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the hotel girassol on the 20th July for 1 week and were very impressed with our stay. we were greeted by friendly and welcoming staff however luck of the draw had it that at 10:30/11ish the previous guests of room were yet to check out. The staff were kind enough to take our suitcases from us and... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed in this hotel for a week; the place has its good and bad points but all in all we enjoyed our stay. Our room was located on the 11th (top) floor, very beautiful views and not at all noisy, it had air conditioning in the sitting room area and a fan in the bedroom so... More 

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