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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 #89 of 90 Hotels in Funchal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014
FranciscoMacedo Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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109 reviews 109 reviews
17 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The must rank as the ugliest hotel in the world!! But don't be put off, inside it is spotless, yes it's a bit shabby however the price we paid for 9 nights b/b for 2 was £366 so we weren't expecting the Ritz. Our room was on the 9th floor and had fabulous veiws over the Atlantic Ocean and the... More

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Uppsala, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Breakfast buffet is included and very nice with bread, eggs, sausages, beans, milk, fresh fruit, ham cheese, yoghurt etc. Friendly staff! Our double room was very small but had a great balcony with sea view. Good beds. The pool area was a bit disappointment - you can swim and sunbath but the whole area needs a big renovation! I complain... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Our 8th visit to this hotal and we keep coming back because, despite its 70's style exterior it is clean and comfortable with excellent chambermaid service and friendly, professional and helpful staff. It's close to shops and restaurants and there are bus stops just a few yards from the entrance. There is also a lovely park and the start of... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Hotel Gorgulho has an exterior facade about as appealing as it's name, but once inside the staff are helpful and friendly. The rooms are comfortable and traditional, slightly old-fashioned, but pleasant. The food is good, with excellent service. If you stay on Bed & Breakfast, there is a range of lovely restaurants within 5 minutes walk. The Hotel is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

As others have said, a basic hotel, but it has its advantages - located on the main strip in the Lido area, handy for supermarket and places to eat, frequent bus service to Funchal, Monte and the western villages. The rooms are serviceable but need updating - bathroom had cracked sink unit, broken tiles on the floor and swollen door... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

So yes ... this is one ugly looking building. So yes ... they could improve overall on the quality of the rooms ... If you however are on a budget holiday ... you really shouldn't complain. I have no idea what other tourists paid but I would bet it wasn't that much ... I paid just about equal parts for... 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*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Gorgulho Hotel Funchal
Hotel Gorgulho Madeira/Funchal
Gorgulho Funchal

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