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Madeira Palacio Resort Hotel

Estrada Monumental 265 | (Hotel closing for renovations 11-15-06 until Fall 2008), Funchal, Madeira 9000-250 , Portugal
Madeira Palacio Resort Hotel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The last time we were in the vicinity of the Madeira Palacio it was a normal hotel in business. We actually went inside to use the toilets and we were impressed with the luxurious entrance foyer and wonderful flower arrangements. We returned from 3 weeks in Funchal nearly a week ago and whilst we were out walking one day we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2006

We were just about to re-book at this wonderful hotel when I glanced at the reviews. We have stayed at many 5 star hotels and travelled on many cruises but this hotel exceeds all expectations. The facilites, food, cleanliness and everything about this hotel is excellent and I would strongly recommend you to stay there. Definitely the best hotel we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2006

Have just returned from a week in this hotel with my wife. Whilst in it's day it must have been really grand, I'm afraid the Palacio has lost its way. The main problem is that the hotel is closing in October 2006 for at least 2 years for a refurb. The staff have no idea of their future and are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2006

We have just returned this week from our fifth visit to the beautiful island of Madeira which is like a second home to us now, it was also the third time we have stayed at the Maderia Palacio Hotel. Prior to our return there, I had read some reports on this site regarding the standards and levels of service at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2006

Nice setting on the edge of town with superb public rooms. Guest rooms spacious and well equipped but would recommend paying the extra for a sea view. Good pool and pleasant gardens. Ample buffet breakfast. Restaurants for evening meals very good but like many hotels a little lacking in atmosphere and not inexpensive. Suggest using the so-called snack bar opposite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2006

I stayed at this hotel over easter 2006. It is not the 5star hotel it claims to be,the bedrooms especially are in very poor condition. We learned from staff that the hotel is due to close for 18months for renovations and it certainly needs these. There are plenty of excellent hotels on Madeira unfortuneately we believed the holiday companies brochure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2006

This was our secong trip to the Pallacio. We travelled with Strawberry world and were picked up at the airport in a Limo with a charming driver. The hotel staff remembered us from 4 years ago and gave us a lovely welcome. The public areas have been upgraded and are very smart. Our bedroom was clean and comfortable and had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2006

I was expecting a 5 star hotel and on arrival everything appeared ok. We had our luggage taken up and car parked and were greeted with a bottle of Champagne. However the breakfasts were a major disappointment with all the hot food being cold, even when they first opened at 07:30. The staff were a mixed bag with some only... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2006

We also found this hotel to be more 3 star than 5. The food was very mediocre, I have stayed in better b&b's in England than this. Most of the staff were very friendly and helpful, but the beds were awful, and the pillows worse. We obviously made a very bad choice with this hotel and after 4 days were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2006

We have stayed at the Madeira Palacio many times and have always enjoyed staying there, we have reccommended the hotel to many of our friends who have also returned. The staff are the hotels biggest asset and nothing is to much trouble for them, the views are fantastic the hotel is clean and comfortable without being stuffy. We will return... More 

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