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“Excellent holiday hotel.” 4 of 5 stars
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Vidamar Resort Madeira
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal (Formerly CS Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea SPA)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 90 Hotels in Funchal
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent holiday hotel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

The hotel decor was minimalistic but stylish. Staff were very professional and friendly. The room had great views. It was well equipped and had a huge double bed! The balcony could have benefitted from more comfortable chairs. We were half board and the buffet dinner was good quality and varied. Whilst breakfast was also very good we would agree with previous comments about fruit juice and coffee. Our overall view was it was good enough and we would definitely go again!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Been to this hotel several times now w a new name. The staff was the most friendly & helpful. We were lucky to be sunbathing at Christmas w temperatures round 24c. Great rooms, superb unique sea view, it felt like I was on a cruise ship. I will definitely stay here again, very modern minimalistic great ocean pools. Super, obrigado.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

A ducky hotel that wants to be a Swan. Plastic sofa in lobby, water damaged bathroom door, old tetra-packs under the bed, lack of fresh flowers/indoor plants in the island of flowers, cold looking conference hotel that look like a posh morgue. Service is okay. Question to ponder: 1 bottle water for 7 days of stay?! How cheap that could be for a resort? As a seasoned traveller that stayed from 0 to 5 stars hotels around the globe - I would rate this as a "wanna be but will never be" resort.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This hotel is well situated, about 20-30 minutes walk from the center, and many public buses, with many restaurants around. The rooms are large, with a balcony, very clean, and perfectly cleaned and done everyday. The view on the garden and the sea is nice, as well as the hotel surroundings. the staff is kind, smiling, and helpful. the breakfast is standard for this kind of hotel, but nothing missing, and all the food fresh and good quality. But some points are disappointing. The WiFi in the room is very expensive. there is free WiFi in the lobby and close to the bar, but you cannot be permanently connected to Twitter or Facebook. The price of restaurants is not visible outside (or very well hidden as I could not find it), which is not acceptable for me, I want to know at least the range of price when, I enter a restaurant. The spa has to be pauid on top of the room, 17 € every time. And in the room some noise coming from the nearby bathrooms (showers)

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Howden, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Formerly the Crown Plaza Hotel UK brand, this hotel has amazing pools, fabulous rooms, an amazing location. I had a great stay and i would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to others. The staff are warm and friendly and attentive. A really lovely place to stay!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Great room, spa and health club facilities, nice breakfast, fantastic location and very friendly and helpful staff - we definately had a great stay at Vidamar:) I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel, and would certainly choose Vidamar again if travelling back to Madeira.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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London
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

From booking, through requests for hypoallergenic bedding on day of arrival (having forgotten earlier), to extending our stay, absolutely nothing was too much trouble. The staff were exceptional. Room had great view and balcony was spacious. Everything as it should be in terms of facilities and comfort. Excellent outside area for sunbathing and pools. Ocean restaurant good and fine for value but service could occasionally be a little slow. Main downside is that the public areas were somewhat soulless, with rather odd decor in places. The hotel has just been acquired by a new company; hopefully it will improve this aspect without losing the plus points or value. Didn't get to use the spa as it was fully booked by 10am on the day I had free, which was not really acceptable since the hotel was a very long way from being full. Nonetheless, would happily return.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal (Formerly CS Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea SPA)
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Funchal
#5 Business Hotel in Funchal
#10 Family Hotel in Funchal
#14 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#17 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#19 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vidamar Resort Madeira 5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
VIDAMAR RESORTS MADEIRA has a privileged ocean front position with direct access to the Atlantic. It is located on the main touristic area of "Lido", at walking distance from shopping centres, bars, bus stops, supermarkets and tourist attractions. The Madeira International Airport is only at 18 km. Designed in a modern architectural style, the Hotel offers 300 quite spacious rooms (39m2), all sea facing and with private balconies overlooking the gardens and the Atlantic Ocean. Rooms are equipped with individual air-conditioned/heated system, cable TV, sitting area and desk, tea and coffee making facilities, free safe, mini-bar and Wi-Fi. The room service is available around the clock. VIDAMAR RESORTS MADEIRA offers a wide variety of restaurants. Here you can discover the DINE AROUND concept featuring open air, sea view and sunset dining options. From romantic dinners to family fun restaurants, Dine Around privileges a special dining scheme that allows VIDAMAR guests to sample around various cuisines throughout the Resort: the international Ocean Buffet Restaurant, the Italian Mamma Mia, the Spanish Flamenco Tapas Bar & Restaurant, the Portuguese Sabor a Mar and the Japanese KOI Sushi Bar. The Sea Platform, the biggest on the Island, offers infinity salted water swimming pools as well as private and direct access to the Ocean, restaurant, bar, multi-activity court and Aquatica Kids World. For those who look for a sport experience, the VIDA Health Club offers several group classes and cardio fitness equipment, floodlight tennis court, squash court, tennis table, as well as an Aqua Area with indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. All facilities are free to our guests. The seaside MAR SPA Thalasso guarantees sensory journeys or, at least, relaxing experiences assured by the animated Talassotherapy swimming pool, the 14 treatment rooms (one exterior) and the magnificent views to the Ocean from all spa areas. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cs Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea Spa Hotel Funchal
Cs Madeira Atlantic Resort And Sea Spa
Cs Madeira Atlantic Hotel Sea
Vidamar Resort Madeira Funchal

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