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Hotel Girassol

Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal, Madeira 9004-539 , Portugal
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Ranked #53 of 89 Hotels in Funchal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014
Geoff G Crowborough, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Totally agree with Kathy H's previous review this place is totally awful. There is nothing positive to say about it. The welcome was grumpy and all the staff were unfriendly and cold. The whole hotel is so dated and tired and dirty and worn out - it just needs totally gutting and start again from scratch. Bedroom was so depressing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Arrived yesterday and spent the whole day crying , carpets stained and tired, room smell of stale smoking and could not spend one night there so booked into another hotel for the right , can't understand why this hotel is 4 star not even 2 and the pictures of it on the web etc must be 20-30 years old ,... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Just returned from this hotel 1-8 Dec. What can I say! just such a nice place with excellent staff. Food first class, on restaurant set menu with a choice as not many guests before Christmas rush so they did not have the buffet so had best deal. Very reasonable for the first 2 weeks Dec. Bus stop to centre etc.... More 

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58 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is in a good location, about a 20 minute walk to the port and a further 5 to the city centre one way and 5 minute walk from the Lido area the other. The rooms are a good size and kept impeccably clean. Fresh towels and bedding daily. The only thing absent is air con, although there is... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

From the moment we arrived until the time we left the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. Our room on the 10th floor was excellent, with morning sun and views over the sea. We particularly appreciated the location of the hotel - only a 20 minute walk into the heart of Funchal, and close to the Lido... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Just back from a week stay in this hotel and was not disappointed. The Hotel is exactly as all the pictures show, clean, quiet and friendly. The food is of high quality and well cooked if not limited in choice. The staff are very friendly and the location is very good. The rooms are spacious and very clean..there's not many... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Lido area is famous for its endless rows of stunning hotels,restaurants/cafe's/bars & night clubs on the marina/rentals/shopping pools, sea pools closer to the center of Funchal. Girassol Hotel is on the 'estrada(road) Monumental', the main artery in & out of this zone. I stayed here & enjoyed the night. Room was well cared for and clean.The hotel itself caters... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Just got back from a seven night holiday in Funchal, Madeira. We booked this trip only two weeks before we left after searching on the internet. So we kept our fingers crossed that it would be ok. We were not disappointed. Our room was on the fifth floor and the accommodation was of an acceptable standard. The lounge area had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

just back from our two weeks at this hotel. Read lots of bad reviews on this hotel, not sure why they were posted. Only a few Brits and hotel during our stay and I only heard one customer complaining about the road noise. Hotel is very clean, maids do a great service. Bathrooms are refitted, and having a separate siting... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I , booked a week in the Hotel Girassol , taking along a friend of ours for her first holiday abroad. What a shock we had, nothing like what we imagined from the photos in the Thomson brochure. Not a very impressive looking hotel, or reception area. We went up to our room, which was very tired... More 

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