I travelled with 5 friends to Madeira and stayed at The Vine. The first thing to say is that it is in a fantastic position. Apart from the view over the harbour and the sea, access to the town is excellent. There was an easy walk to the old town and the many restaurants, all the restaurants we used were very good. Although when we arrived we thought the modern design of the hotel was a case of form over function, in fact we quickly got used to the lighting, heating etc. the only criticism is that two of our party, who were friends sharing a room, felt the bath, shower and toilet were a little too intimate for them. The beds are so comfortable and the pillows are the biggest, comfiest I have ever experienced.
The breakfast at the vine was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We were there in February and the top floor restaurant was not open so we did not eat at the hotel apart from breakfast, we used it as a base to visit other restaurants in the town. When we took a trip up the coast and saw the block after block of high rise apartments and hotels on the northern side of Funchal we considered ourselves very lucky to have a hotel in such a wonderful position. We would all stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hotel with soul, just like a good wine. The Vine is sophisticated and luxurious. With a touch of simplicity and discretion, just the way you like it. A dip in the panoramic pool, a vino-therapy session in the spa or a gourmet dinner with a view over the city: these are just a few of the pleasures awaiting you at The Vine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Vine, a Divine Hotel Hotel Funchal
- Vine a Divine Funchal
- The Vine, a Divine Hotel Madeira/Funchal