My husband and I have just returned from a very enjoyable week at the Promenade. This was our second visit and I can say that the standards have not slipped since our last stay just after the terrible storm four years ago.
A lovely modern hotel with good sized bedrooms and fabulous sea views. The pool area and gardens are well maintained and the variety of plants and colours amazing. From the moment we arrived we found all the Staff pleasant and helpful. The breakfasts were good and the dishes were cleared quickly even if we hit a busy time in the morning.
The hotel is situated a smart 35-40 min or a leisurely hour's walk from Funchal. However, there is a bus,01 or 02, which runs regularly and stops right outside the hotel. From the pool area there is a gate to the prom. Turn right and there is a coastal walk which is rather hilly. Turn left and a short walk will take you to the Eden Mar complex where you will find a large supermarket and an excellent steak restaurant called O Chefe which is really worth a visit.