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Hotel Gorgulho

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua do Gorgulho, 1, Funchal, Madeira 9004-450, Portugal
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Ranked #84 of 91 hotels in Funchal
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Lesley Y Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Since last time, I still say that its location is great and is still a great place to stay, however is showing the signs of its age, rooms are really tired and pool looked grimy.... Restaurant is in big need of refurb. But as I said still an ok place to stay, but if not refurbished won't keep up long.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed for 13 nights at the gorgulho hotel with my husband 2 boys and loved staying everything was close by the service was great the restaurant was good and the staff very helpful definitely a very good bargain! Will return in the future!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

It’s very cheap to stay here, and is reflected in a bit of wear and tear to the decor (broken tiles, marked carpet etc.) but it’s great, very clean, large rooms, great balcony, get one facing the Atlantic with views to Funchal and the mountains and of course out to sea. Our room had a TV with 4-5 English channels,... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The location is ideal, and the views are lovely, but the hotel itself is very basic, 60's style decor which is not of a very good standard. The bed linen and towels whilst clean are worn and past their sell by date. The hotel is surrounded by many restaurants to eat at, and is within easy walking distance of Funchal... More

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Address: Rua do Gorgulho, 1, Funchal, Madeira 9004-450, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gorgulho 3*
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Also Known As:
Gorgulho Hotel Funchal
Hotel Gorgulho Madeira/Funchal
Gorgulho Funchal

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