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Hotel Girassol

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal, Madeira 9004-539 , Portugal
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Ranked #50 of 91 hotels in Funchal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

Spent a week there. very happy with all aspects of hotel. Would recommend it wholeheartedly. Would stay there, if visiting Madeira again. Lovely island also with so much to offer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2009

My husband and I spent a week in the Girrasol Hotel and were allocated room 1010 on the tenth floor. We had a suite with a large balcony and direct view of the ocean. All very modern and spacious with a large flatscreen tv. The staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel is in a very good location...an easy 20 minute... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2009

This was our 4th visit to the Girassol and we were hoping that the refurbishment would be completed as it had begun when we stayed in December 2008. When we left from that holiday we asked when it would be finished and were told "May" - we should have asked which year as they are still working on the top... More

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Bristol, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

We booked the Girassol, and our flights, independently. We chose the hotel on the suggestion of a couple who were re-visiting earlier this year the hotel where they had stayed on a couple of previous occasions. Unfortunately we booked before they returned, as this time they described the hotel as being “a little tired”, which is exactly how we found... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

Most disappointing for a nearly £500 bnb weeks holiday Such an old hotel from the 70's which is ideal for those who want just a room and not much else. Needs a major revamp unless it wants to stay with clients who only want the basics that havent changed for years. How it can be described as 4star is beyond... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

Having read a couple of critical reviews before we travelled we did wonder if we had made a good choice. However, from the time of arrival until we left we could not fault the service. Receptionists were very helpful and pleasant, the waiter service was very attentive (clearing used items promptly, brushing the tablecloths while we were at the buffet!),... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

the hotel is is a bout 10 storeys high and looks quite dated from the outside, we were on the first floor so no ocean views because newer larger hotels have been buit between Girassol and the Beach. the hotel is on a busy road but noise not a problem at nifght, the food was good, breakfast set us up... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2008

Stayed a week at Girassol in early October and on the whole it wasn't a bad experience.Read the reviews before booking and as suggested the hotel was a little dated but overall very clean.Comments we read about bathroom were justified especially since first day we had to ask for attention to our non working shower. Plenty of variety of food... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2008

We have just returned from a one week stay at the Girassol. Having read some of the reviews before we departed, we did not know what to expect. In hindsight, we should not have had any doubts. Some of the reviews give an unfair rating for this hotel (maybe they expect too much). The negatives first. 1. There was no... More

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2008

I stayed here for a week on a bed and breakfast basis. The room and bathroom that I was allocated on the first floor was clean and spacious with a stand up fan. There was also satelite television with a good choice of channels (although this was not utilised very much during the stay.) 0n the first night there was... 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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Also Known As:
Girassol Hotel Funchal
Hotel Girassol Madeira/Funchal

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