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Hotel Girassol

Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal, Madeira 9004-539 , Portugal
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Ranked #54 of 89 Hotels in Funchal
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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bala gwynedd uk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel is on the busy main road leading into Funchal.If you think this would bother you, this is NOT the Hotel for you. If you like the hustle and bustle ,then it is not a problem.I had a Junior Suite on the 7th floor with a great view to the sea I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there. The staff... More 

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Alnwick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were booked into the Girassol for a week, Bed and Breakfast, so I can't say very much about the food, except that whatever time we went down to breakfast something had run short - the fruit salad, or the coffee or hot milk. I felt that the dining room was understaffed. I do want to point out the good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Be patient with slow lift, food OK but don't expect to much and you will be fine. Suites large but somewhat dated, don't exprct good Wi-fi if you stray to far from reception,best near the computor and router

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was our second visit to Madeira for our Honeymoon. on our first visit we stayed at the big expensive Casino hotel. This small friendly hotel was so much better, the staff were friendly and helpful, very clean, nice little bar. We had a suite on the 9th floor with nice views over the pool. Excellent location too. We would... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Girassol for 3 weeks in January/ February 2014 and we had such a wonderful time that we booked again for 2015, this time for 6 weeks. I have read several posts which I deem to be unfair. For the price that we pay, I consider this hotel to be good value for money... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed here for 2 weeks over Christmas and New year on half board basis. The rooms were good with lounge and separate bedroom [ although a little dated ]they were very clean and bed linen changed daily but alas no complimentary tea and coffee,which you would expect in a 4 star hotel. Christmas and New year eve gala dinners... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Hearts sank as we were dropped off what a sad state the approach is. Dirty windows, balconies need painting, tatty. Rooms most depressing I've ever stayed in and I travel a lot If you like the 1970's look of brown brown brown you will love it Paradise ???? !!! Bar - filthy carpet and dead plants Outside floor covering to... More 

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Another lovely stay at this very good family owned and run traditional hotel. Maybe the previous reviewer had a 'rose tinted' memory of 11 years ago. The accommodation being mainly suite based is spacious with lots of storage space and a home from home feel. The general facilities are no worse than any other similar hotel and are enhanced totally... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We came for a week in January (our first visit here since January 2004) and sadly we noticed a marked decline in almost everything: 3-star would be a more accurate reflection of the grade of this hotel today. The Girassol's strengths are the wonderful, kind and polite staff, the generous bedroom/bathroom/sitting room accommodation complete with fridge, and to some extent... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was my first holiday in Funchal and in the main was a good experience but there were certain parts I would want changed , tea making in your bedroom for instance 1-50 for a tray and 2 cups and 2 eus for 2 tea and coffee bags how ridiculous ,I did take it up with the owner on several... More 

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