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Hotel Girassol

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal, Madeira 9004-539 , Portugal
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Ranked #49 of 91 hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Nuneaton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just back from a short break at the Girassol. The Good: Location - a good walk, but do-able, into the centre of Funchal and also the other way to the Lido area. Didn't use, but there appears to be good and frequent bus service to Funchal from nearby too. Rooms are spacious and clean. As a single traveller to get... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely week on our first visit to Madeira. We had a lovely room on 8th floor. The staff were lovely & friendly in the restaurant & reception. My husband celebrated his 70th birthday & was surprised with a cake which was lovely thank-you. The food was average & not much choice but plenty of salad & fruit. We had... More

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Hotel Girassol was our home for 3 weeks in February. We travelled with Mercury Direct. The holiday was excellent value for money. The first two weeks were half-board. We found the food fresh and nicely presented with plenty of choice. Warm plates are available in a plate warmer and the hot food was always hot. The third week was breakfast... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Just a week in this hotel. Our first visit to Madeira. Although the room (suite) was spacious the hotel itself was very dowdy. We stayed on a half board basis, meals were ok but nothing special. The swimming pool is in need of repair, with tiles on the bottom of the pool breaking off. There is a bar, we only... More

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Glasgow
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

First impressions not so good. Had to ask for a change of room. Nevertheless the staff were friendly and helpful in the restaurant and bar and reception. Food in restaurant was quite good but was not warm. Maybe this could be improved. Thank you for the nice birthdaycake supplied by the hotel. Enjoyed the pool area and bar and also... More

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Great location to walk to Funcha,l and to the forum shopping mall along by the sea. Great accommodation. Enjoyed our sea view from floor 8 and the space by having a suite. Fantastic staff relaxed atmosphere. Very knowledgeable staff if local information needed. Immaculate hotel.When revisit will return to this hotel

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Swanley, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Recently spent 3 weeks at this excellent hotel where returning guests are made to feel like old friends rather than customers. The fact that the accommodation is in a suite rather than just a room adds to the feeling of home comfort. All the staff provide fine but unobtrusive service and respond to any request. The menu is good both... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed for a 21 night package deal with Cosmos. We had a suite on the 5th floor overlooking the pool. The suite had separate bedroom & a sitting room with large very comfy sofa, armchair, fridge & TV. Excellent location just 30 mins walk into Funchal & about an hour into Camara de Lobos along the beach & boardwalk.... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Stayed for a week in January, booking as part of a package deal. Hotel is in a good location close to other hotels with numerous restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. It takes about half an hour to walk to the old town centre and port area. The open-top yellow and red tour buses stop a few yards along... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My friend and I went to Funchal on Monday Dec 16th staying at the hotel Girassol for 2 weeks. On arrival we checked in and were given room 904 on the 9th floor away from the noise of the road traffic,we had a twin bedroom ,bathroom with shower over ,there was a sitting room with a settee ,armchair a large... More

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Also Known As:
Girassol Hotel Funchal
Hotel Girassol Madeira
Girassol Hotel
Hotel Girassol Madeira/Funchal
Address: Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal, Madeira 9004-539 , Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Girassol 4*
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