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Hotel Baia Azul

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Quinta Calaca 1, Funchal, Madeira 9004-530, Portugal
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Derby, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is 20 minutes away from Funchal airport by private taxi transfer. It is located on the outskirts of Funchal (approx. 2.5Km) and close to the Madeira Forum shopping centre. The hotel offers a free courtesy bus into the main area of Funchal 4 times per day (9:10, 11:10, 15:10 & 17:40) which drops off near the marina. It... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I would rate this as between 'average' and 'very good', i.e. 3.5 dots, but that is not possible. It seems to be on the way down, as the sports facilities that you expect in a 4 star were not available, or at least, not advertised. I have seen several hotels abroad that claimed to be a star above what they... More

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was rated four stars, so I expected a good experience. Truth was, it was three-star level at best. The room safes had no locks and therefore were worthless. The room thermostat was locked to prevent you from raising or lowering the temperature. There was one electrical outlet for the entire room, which is inexcusable in the era of... More

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Herts, England
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband, myself and his elderly mother stayed here for a weekend recently. We had read some unfavourable reviews and were a bit concerned that we might have made a mistake. Well we hadn't! We arrived earlier than the official check-in time, but the staff were very helpful and suggested that we get a drink /coffee while the rooms were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I stayed with my family for a week at this hotel. Firstly, this is NOT a true 4-star by any standard. There is no concierge desk, their decor has not been updated in at least 30 years, and the facilities are not as advertised. We stayed in a real 4-star in Lisbon the night prior as we had to to... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It was our first trip to Madeira Island and we're booked to stay at this hotel. The rooms albeit having an older look and feel to them they were great. Add the views from our ocean front rooms and the breakfast was included it was a great place to stay. The only area of improvement would be the internet service.... More

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Top floor, sea view, large room, excellent, was B&B only so did not sample the main meals, breakfast more than adequate & covered all tastes. Quiet establishment in a quiet part of town with a fair choice of local restaurants, about a 40 min casual walk into the old town proper, hotel a bit tired but that is reflected in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed at the hotel Baia Azul for one week in early october. The hotel is like a time capsule! Definitely 80's inspired! It's dated but extremely clean. The staff are lovely also. We spent most days relaxing by the poor which was a little cramped if busy. The hotel is a short walk from many great shops and restaurants.... More

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Kolbotn, Norway
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had a room on the 8th floor with magnificent sea views and a balcony, There was a TV and fridge in the room as well as air conditioning,even though the middle of October this was good to have. The room was cleaned to perfection every day. Buffet breakfast was served from 730-10 and was quite adequate, It was really... More

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Sopot, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

a little bit old hotel and you can feel it, but great location beside the ocean, wonderful ocean view from the restaurant and the swimming pool place, and rooms from that side of the building, unforgettable ocean noises in the night, the worst thing was the breakfast, during a 2 week stay every day food was the same, after a... More

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Address: Quinta Calaca 1, Funchal, Madeira 9004-530, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Baia Azul 4*
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Also Known As:
Baia Azul Funchal
Hotel Baia Azul Madeira/Funchal
Baia Azul Hotel Madeira

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