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Hotel Girassol

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal, Madeira 9004-539 , Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014
Harry W Ripon, United Kingdom
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  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I understand that room we should save electricity but this hotel keeps all lights off until you walk past one and it automatically turns on. The place looks scary in the night. Otherwise the rooms were clean and spacious.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Went in June 2014 for 10 nights.We've been to this Hotel twice before and liked it, and that's why we went again. We found the food rather poor and repetitive.(the breakfasts in particuler were the same every day). The evening meals were slightly better,but still a bit boring with not a lot of choice. The room we were in needed... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Spent a week at the Girassol, bed and breakfast , clean , plenty of room in 2 room suite , staff friendly and helpful. Bar and pool bar opening times limited but adequate its not Magaluf so don't expect all night drinking its not that type of hotel and that's why its great for a quiet relaxing break. some criticise... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I found ALL the staff pleasant and helpful. The hotel is clean and well situated for a steady walk into Funchal old town. The only down side for me was breakfast, not much of a variety. It was great to be able to have tea/coffee in the room, albeit at an extra cost, milk we purchased from the supermarket next... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I booked ten nights via Monarch/Cosmos. Points to note: - The Girassol claims to be a four star hotel but should not qualify for the rating. - Some restaurant staff are unbearably rude, disinterested and unhelpful (I had to have words with one of them). - No possibility of early evening drinks by the pool (the pool bar shuts at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We booked this hotel as part of a package through Thomas Cook. On arrival we were told the hotel was over booked and could they put us in another room for 2 nights bearing in mind we arrived on the 30th of December (my birthday). We appreciated it was a busy time of the year so accepted the room and... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for a week in May 2014, my first visit to Madeira. The Girassol is in a good location in the hotel district and the reception staff were courteous and always welcoming, but the hotel itself was really not up to the four-star rating it is given. The room I had was on the ninth floor,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just returned from a stay at this hotel having spent a week in Madeira, the hotel is in a good location in the centre of the hotel district . Funchal centre is about a twenty minute walk and there are frequent local buses which pass the hotel, in brief I was allocated a room on the second floor at the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

As a senior, single, lady I could not fault the hotel. Its location was very good for walking down to town and for the buses. I made full use of a Giro card (bought from the wine store at the entrance to the shopping mall about 200yds (right) from the hotel). The Receptionist printed out a couple of relevant weekend... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I stayed here 5 nights over the Easter period, for what you pay it is very very good value for money. Excellent in the middle of the hotel district. Easy walking distance to/from the centre of town if you dont mind hills (but thats all over the island). Dated but clean rooms. Half Board is buffet breakfast (bacon/eggs/ceral/fruits/tea/coffee)and Buffet Diner... More

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Address: Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal, Madeira 9004-539 , Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Girassol 4*
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Girassol Hotel Funchal
Hotel Girassol Madeira/Funchal

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