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Hotel Gorgulho

Rua do Gorgulho, 1, Funchal, Madeira 9004-450, Portugal
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Ranked #87 of 89 Hotels in Funchal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Never have I ever been more disgusted with a hotel ever. I go on at least 6 holidays a year ranging from weekends to 6 weeks. Thank goodness this was only a weekend. We were called liars more than once

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were dreading our stay here having read the reviews the day before leaving home but hotel was better on the inside than from outside. It looked boarded up from outside and whole place needs a revamp. Food simple and acceptable although same breakfast & dessert each day became monotonous. Swimming pool unusable and looked filthy. This could become a... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The best thing about this hotel was the price: 31€ per night in a single room with private bathroom (plus 6€ for the breakfast, only the days I had it). It is located in the Lido area of Funchal, a bit far from the center but close to the beaches (although these are not sand beaches but rocks or even... More 

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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I know this hotel is in need of an update, redecoration etc. but really a lot better than I thought it would be after reading some of the reviews! The hotel itself was very clean, the staff very helpful and friendly, and the evening meals were varied and delicious. Breakfast was not too bad, plenty of lovely fruit and bread... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Considered staying there as it appeared to be quite cheap, glad we looked first. It's in a really good situation in the centre of the Funchal tourist area. However, it's the ugliest building in Madeira. The exterior is unpainted raw concrete and the cladding is what appears to be blue bathroom tiles! It just has to be seen to be... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Seriously this hotel is a joke. We have booked months ago, because we earn a good deal hotel+fly. When wet arrived to the hotel the first impression wad not good at all, but we were thinking maybe is a impression, but when we went to the room it was horrible, really dusty, the tv small and from 70's, no pillows,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

very old and dropping to bits urgent need of a update and apparently getting one next year. same food every day for breakfast and sometimes cold , we were on the 8th floor and the veiws were amazing . its in a excellent location and some really nice restaurants . the receptionist was very sharp at sometimes not just to... More 

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Filey, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It was my fault, I booked a cheap internet deal but the photos looked lovely. On first site it looked like a block of workers flats in East Germany, pre Berlin wall falling. A concrete monstrosity partly covered in blue and white tiles. The Reception area was inviting so we thought, hey ho, ugly on the outside but lovely within.... More 

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Bristol
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I think it is fair to say 3 stars in Europe is very different to 3 stars in the UK. The location of this hotel is amazing, the staff friendly, the views from the balcony fab and the breakfast had a decent variety of hot and cold food, although it didn't change from day to day. The downsides though are... More 

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