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Hotel Girassol

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal, Madeira 9004-539 , Portugal
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Ranked #48 of 90 Hotels in Funchal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We stayed in this hotel during our June holiday. As usual we 'googled' the horel to check out the ratings as this was the hotel chosen by The Travel Department which organised our trip. Our room proved to be a mini- suite as we had a sitting room with a balcony. The bedroom was a good size and there was... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

From the outside the hotel doesn't look like much, and generally, this is the case for the most part. The lobby is of a good size. As you walk in, you have seating to the right and the dinning room and bar to the left. The reception is directly in front with usually just one member of staff. Check-in took... More 

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Dublin
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22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We spent a week at Girassol, as part of a Travel Department group holiday. The hotel location is excellent. It is on the main street parallel and close to the sea, with bus stops just outside. The rooms, all as mini-suites (sitting room and separate bedroom), were clean, fine and well-equipped. Wi-Fi in reception, and helpful, friendly staff. The dining... More 

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SCOTLAND
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Just returned from this hotel yesterday, as with previous reviews the hotel has a slightly 70's look in the reception area and bar but the bedrooms are very well set out, we stayed on the 4th floor overlooking the pool, large bathroom excellent strong shower, bedroom with twin beds, living room with sofa bed for the children, bonus of a... More 

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Bristol
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38 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011 via mobile

Booked this hotel as a last minute deal with TC Pulled up outside and was immediately disappointed The reception is soul less wit two coffee tables and a few chairs - still checked in and went to our Junior Suite - Junior must have been used to describe the size of the people intended to stay in it !! Small... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Recently stayed here for a 2 week period June/July 2011 on a B&B basis. This was our second visit to this hotel and the rooms have been updated since our last stay 3 years ago. The suites are fabulous, very spacious, modern and clean with very comfortable beds. We were on the 8th floor at the front with brilliant sea... More 

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Bradford in Yorkshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

We have just returned from our fourth stay at the Girassol and it just gets better. It is a seventies hotel which is constantly updated. Our room a junior suite consisted of a a lovely sitting room with large balcony overlooking the garden and pools, a good size bedroom and bathroom, all very adequate. All hotel staff are very good,... More 

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Porto, Portugal
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for a week with our 2 year old baby and we loved it. The suites are excellent, nice breakfast, great heated swimming pool, friendly staff, free parking, good location. In the next time at Funchal we will choose the same hotel for sure!

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RobertoNuno, Front Office Manager at Hotel Girassol, responded to this review

Dear guest, Firstly, we would like to thank you for your kind review about our hotel. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the service, the room, the food and the hotel facilities to your liking. We would be obviously very happy to welcome you back at the Hotel Girassol for your next... More 

Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
71 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

The hotel was clean and pleasant although the facilities could do with a little updating. The rooms have been updated and only thing missing from the rooms is airconditioning otherwise excellent. The breakfast is satisfactory. The best location however signage needs to be improved as it is very difficult to find when arriving. I would recommend this hotel based on... More 

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RobertoNuno, Front Office Manager at Hotel Girassol, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for your comments following your recent stay with us. Of course we are happy to read that you enjoyed our new refurbished rooms. We have challenges on a daily basis to ensure that the rooms are presented in the best possible condition, and with the recent refurbishment, this has got much easier. With regard to signage,... More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

we have just come back from a week at the girassol and would recomend it.we had a great room on the 10th floor with a sea view room1010,the staff on reception are first class and very heipful,the staff in the dining room less so! a bit miserable,never spoke but the breakfast was very good so it didnt really matter.funchal is... More 

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RobertoNuno, Front Office Manager at Hotel Girassol, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review of your stay with us in March 2011. It is great to read that you enjoyed the room and the service provided by the reception staff. On the other hand, we are obviously disappointed with your comments regarding the service in the restaurant and we will be addressing this with the departmental heads... 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*
Number of rooms: 136
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Also Known As:
Girassol Hotel Funchal
Hotel Girassol Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Style:
#40 Luxury Hotel in Funchal

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