We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria

Travelers' Choice award winner
Hotel website
Rua Pimenta Aguiar, 2, Funchal, Madeira 9000-026, Portugal
Special Rate
€46 (EUR)
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with AMOMA to make your booking as easy as possible.
Best prices for:1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Tampere, Finland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time at this hotel. Really nice small hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Portuguese style rooms and furnitures (I've lived in Lisbon for some time, and traveled relative lot in Portugal). Portuguese style also usually means a bit small, but this second time our rooms was actually larger than we expected. It had a nice little... More 

Helpful?
Thank inoth
SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Tonaatus, It fills me with great pride to know that after your second stay in our studios you continue to recommend us as your favourite place to stay in Funchal. I am very pleased to see that the team were very attentive and helpful and I will be sure to share your very kind words with them. I am... More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
67 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Spend to weeks in this 'hotel'. Kind English speaking staff, very service minded and helpfull, reservation for a private parking is possible, free wifi in every appartment. A good breakfast is served, value for money, walking distance to the old town, good restaurants nearby. From the roof terrace you have a clear view on the old fortress. Our basic (small)... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank peterquint
SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Peterquint, Thank you for your very positive and detailed description of our facilities, location and service. We are also very happy to read that you were impressed by the overall quality of the studio and kitchen equipments. We appreciate your candid feedback about the smell problem. We are, however, astounded to know through your review on Tripadvisor that the... More 

Shropshire
Level Contributor
63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Lets start with this is not 5 star, you get what you pay for, this is a standard, clean and perfectly located hotel, staff are brilliant and helpful, breakfast is usual continental. This is functional and nothing more, so if that's what you want, book it.

Helpful?
2 Thank RoyShropshire
SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Roy Shropshire, Thank you for sharing your experience at Apartamentos São Paulo e alegria on tripadvisor. We are delighted to note that you had a fantastic time and enjoyed studio cleanness and our "perfect" location. Indeed, our location is unbeatable with Rua da Carreira just around the corner, Harbor and Marina a short stroll away with shopping areas and... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The Hotel is small with staff who are very friendly and helpful. It is located at the top end of the old quarter and a great base to access the all areas of Funchal. The apartment was clean with an en suite bathroom with a regular changes of towels. The kitchen facilities were sufficient to keep food cool and to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Therichlist
SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Therichlist, We are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria and thank you for highlighting our location, staff and service, as these are the most important for us. We will, of course, extend your kind words to our staff. It brings such joy to know that you had a memorable time... More 

Zemun
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Hotel is modest but so lovely and romantic. Staff is friendly and welcoming. The main advantage of the hotel is perfect location. It is situated in the city center, on walking distance from port, center of old town, streets with restaurants, teleferico (cable car) etc. This is the best choice for staying in Madeira because it is located in capital... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Maja A
SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Maja and Srdjan, Thank you so much for your kind words considering Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. We are very happy to read that you loved Madeira and our little hotel. Knowing that you felt welcome and well accommodated gives us an amazing sense of accomplishment and strength as well to do better every single day. Please visit us... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

never saw anything resembling picture ,breakfast fine but had to walk from another apartment block .The rooms were clean if old fashioned and the electrics were suspect to say the least .The hotel was situated 5 minutes from the town center but the walk at back night required negotiating the ladies of the night.

Helpful?
2 Thank godsake2012
SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear godsake2012 Thank you for taking time to share your feedback about your recent stay at Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. Your comments are extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We apologize for not being able to meet your expectations. It was a pity that you didn't come to us during your... More 

Redcar, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Me and the family had a great time here wish to return back and see there grandparents again.The hotel was clean and functional and the staff had a good impression they where kind to escort us to our rooms.

Helpful?
1 Thank bobby l
SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear bobby l, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback considering your recent stay at our studios and for your kind words regarding our team. We are very pleased to read that you found your studio clean and functional and that you intend to return soon. It was a pleasure to meet you and we look foward... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Everything that you need in one place. Compact well equipped studios with a cozy "home" feeling. Amazing serviceminded staff. Great location and great price. We will definitively come back. Thank you all.

Helpful?
1 Thank abreuc340
SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear abreuc340, Thank you very much for your kind words considering your recent stay at Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. We are delighted to read that you found everything that you need to have a perfect stay. It was very pleasing to read your comments, particularly, considering our team and we hope that you enjoyed a memorable time in Madeira.... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
73 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Once again, my wife and I enjoyed staying in Sao Paulo, and hope to be back. For the benefit of newcomers to Sao Paulo I give you an elaborate description. How to locate the hotel-buildings on Googlemaps. Well, first of all, each of the two main hotels are corner buildings. The free corner of Sao Paulo (Rua Pimenta Aguiar 2/Rua... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Guegues
SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Guegues, Thank you for your kind words considering your recent stay at Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. We truly appreciate every bit of feedback from our guests and rest assure that your review will surely help future guests to take the most of their experience at our studios. We are very happy to hear that you found your... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

76 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (36)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (40)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (22)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Funchal hotels
0.2 mi away
Hotel Madeira
Hotel Madeira
#23 of 87 in Funchal
4.5 of 5 stars 279 reviews
0.6 mi away
Hotel do Carmo
Hotel do Carmo
#37 of 87 in Funchal
4.0 of 5 stars 270 reviews
1.4 mi away
Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Residencial Pina
Residencial Pina
#30 of 87 in Funchal
4.5 of 5 stars 54 reviews
1.0 mi away
The Cliff Bay (Porto Bay)
0.8 mi away
Pestana Village Garden Resort Aparthotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay