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Hotel Residence Conde Carvalhal
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Rua Conde De Carvalhal, Funchal, Madeira 9060-011, Portugal   |  
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Domfront, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“What a place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

If you plan to go to Funchal there a fair price hotel-residence within a short walk to old town. Rooms are comfortable, the garden if beautiful as the view over the bay and the Port of Funchal. Quiet, good also if you travel with a baby (the Studios have a kitchenette). Clean, Personnel is warm and speaks different languages. The service I got was very good. With a swimming it could be perfect, but unfortunately there is no swimming pool... Well the sea is not far...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We treated ourselves to one of the premier suites for a 4 night stay in mid November and weren't disappointed. The hotel felt peaceful and relaxed, partly due to it being low season with only a few other hotel guests at the time, but also because it's hidden away in a quiet residential location.

We found we could walk between the hotel and the old town in about 10 minutes, though there is a bus stop right outside. The area felt safe and was quiet with the exception of occasional barking from some dogs in a nearby garden. The dogs didn't bark during the night or most of the day during our stay and so it wasn't a problem for us.

Our premier suite was very spacious, especially the bedroom and was well furnished with masses of cupboard and wardrobe storage space. The kitchenette and the dining/living area were fine but didn't have much natural light as the only window was a skylight. However, we only really used these areas in the evening so this wasn't a problem. The hotel had a very nice communal living room area with a TV and plenty of books just round the corner from our room, which we used a few times. Our bedroom opened out onto a large terrace with superb views over the bay, perfect for watching the sun setting while knocking back a glass of Madeira.

Breakfast was included in our room price and largely consisted of fresh bread rolls and pastries with cheese, ham and jam. There was also a bit of cereal, a yoghurt pot and some fruit.

Last but not least, we found the hotel staff were friendly and helpful during our stay. They kindly explained where to catch the buses we needed and printed off bus timetables for us.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Wonderful hotel in a central location close to Zona Velha. Great quality of service and advice on issues related to car booking, arranging trips etc. Sweeping views over Funchal bay + tasty breakfast served outside on the terrace.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Estoril, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This has been the first time I have booked a hotel from Booking.com that I did not like. Usually, the reviews are right on par with the hotel, but I have no idea why this hotel is rated so high. The costumer service is terrible (the hotel staff avoids you at all costs), and you have literally no help on tourist information. I called ahead to make sure our room had internet (I had an online work conference to attend), but when I arrived, that was no internet service in the room. I had to wake up in the middle of night to get internet in the communal room with no AC. The breakfast is also the biggest waste of 7.50 euro I have ever seen. My husband decided he couldn't take it anymore, and we booked another hotel for the remainder of the week.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the view have internet connection.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The hotel was clean and the rooms were a good size however the towels were not changed very often. We were kept a wake a number of times during our stay by dogs barking throughout the night. Not just one but a number.
We believed that we had booked our holiday direct with the hotel and paid well in advance. However when we arrived we were asked to pay again as we had apparently booked with a agency called 'Strawberry World' who had just gone into administration. According to locals they are now trading under the name of Lido tours. We suggest if you book very carefully if you book on the internet as we were convinced we had accessed the hotel site.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Matosinhos, Portugal
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Madeira island has its ups and downs, being a mountainous place, and all of them are a must-see.
The Hotel Residence Conde Carvalhal is a great place to base your camp. Away from Lido's hotel center (although you can walk there easily, if you want to), makes you believe your one of the locals. If you treasure your independence, stay there, in the old manor or in the design studios (with a nice kitchenette), full of light, space and garden views that goes as far as Funchal and the busy harbour. The staff is precious in giving away great tips for good food (Olives and Venda da Dona Maria are not to be missed) as well as in how to get your appetite back, trekking away in the 'levadas' and other official paths (we recommend the PR1 trek from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo). Great breakfast (if you want it), good indoor parking and a lovely walk to the old town and center (don't take the car, it's hard to find a parking spot in town). Luxury made simple.

Room Tip: Our Garden View room, 105, on the ground floor, had a great sea and harbor view, although being next...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

+ nice and clean rooms
+ great location
+ friendly staff
+ garden for relaxation
+ kitchen with accessories
+ garage

the only "con" I can think of is that free wifi does not cover all rooms, but is available. Definitely very nice hotel with friendly staff!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Residence Conde Carvalhal

Address: Rua Conde De Carvalhal, Funchal, Madeira 9060-011, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 26 Specialty lodging in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Residence Conde Carvalhal 3*
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