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Hotel Baia Azul

Quinta Calaca 1, Funchal, Madeira 9004-530, Portugal
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Ranked #55 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Hotel isvery tired and while the staff are very helpful and pleasant,the rooms leave a lot to be desired like tea/ coffee making facilities and wifi,which is only available in the reception area. The Hotel also boasts of a heated pool,this is not so we were there in March, and I suspect the Atlantic was warmer. For those of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Pros: good price, spacious room, large balcony, beautiful sea view, good food, free parking, fridge in the room, free shuttle bus to the town, shopping centre near, Cons: dated rooms/bathrooms, old and uncomfortable beds, rude breakfast staff, no free wifi in rooms, paying extra for a room safe, Sleep quality: 2 stars, Location: 3 stars, Service: 3 stars, Rooms: 4... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Unfortunately I was allergic to the carpets in the room so the hotel VERY kindly transferred me to the partner hotel, Alto Lido. The reception team where very friendly and helpful. The swimming pool is absolutely amazing with a great view. If they spent some money doing the rooms up to current standards, this hotel would be a GEM in... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

As others have said it is definitely not 4*. Rooms clean and fittings functioned OK. Decor dated but old fashioned TV worked fine. Lots of storage.The location was good and the courtesy bus service was much appreciated. Pleasant walk into Funchal if a change from the bus wanted.The restaurant seemed too small for the number of people with tables pushed... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This hotel is sold as a 4* but in reality it was 4* about 30 years ago. Today the rooms and the rest of the hotel look like something out of a B-rated movie. Everything is worn and somewhat dirty. The rooms are relatively large and they all have balconies, but the bathrooms, bed linen, pillows etc have been used... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

As said before by others this hotels glory days are over. 80-90's decoration, lots of marble... But very clean, huge rooms and everything worked. No wifi in the rooms but at least in the lobby and cocktail bar. Ok hotel, seen a lot worse places.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Clean rooms, comfortable beds and reasonable enough service. The hotel was spotless albeit dated. The pool is great and it is located in what can only be described as the hotel district. Would I go back, yes.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights for a short break in March. Let's start with positives: good location about 20-25 minute walk into town and great views out to the sea. It has some good facilities, there is even a squash court in the middle of the hotel, and pool area is ok. The courtesy bus to town is useful, 4... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have just come back from a weeks holiday at madeira and stayed at the Baia Azul hotel. Good things first. Check in was good with the receptionist giving out maps and other info, 12 euros for hiring the safe and we have not used hotel keys in years , all seem to have cards now. The room was nice... More 

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I do wonder what some people expect from a holiday having read some of these reviews. My husband and I stayed here 17-27th December 2014 and it was very enjoyable, all staff very pleasant and helpful. We checked in and a member of staff took our bags to our room (1012) which was very big with plenty of storage. We... More 

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