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“Lovely Winter Sun Break” 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 88 Hotels in Funchal
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Winter Sun Break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The hotel, staff and facilities are excellent as is the breakfast but the evening meals are not 5* in fact barely 3*. Used the indoor/outdoor heated pool and sauna/steam rooms and jacuzzi this time, very relaxing and not crowded. Top marks for the rooms and sea views. As the hotel food not so good we went to the Ta pa's Bar one of the nights and for two hours we were the only people in there so what does that tell you? That was also disappointing. Another night we tried the Italian Restaurant "Mama Mia's" which was better than the Ta pa's Food but still not brilliant. Be careful to check your drinks bill at the end of the week as one night I advised the barman I had the wrong drink and for that he had then added a 28 euro bottle of wine possibly for spite!! (Good try Pedro) Would I return probably not if only for the poor variety of evening meals.

Room Tip: To be honest you would go along way to get a better sea view 6th floor and excellent views of the At...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good to stay at the Vidamar Resort again, our fourth one, stayed 24th Feb to 3rd March, top marks for rooms, views, facilities and food. All staff friendly and helpful when we needed.
Both outdoor pools are open but some damage to a part of the sea terrace, there are still plenty of sun beds and although the pools were cool, as was the sea, both were swimmable and still warmer than our waters. Used the indoor/outdoor heated pool and sauna/steam rooms and jacuzzi this time, very relaxing and not crowded.
The weather was lovely for all the time we were there. The Carnival parade was spectacular.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from Vidamar Hotel. The hotel is excellent as in previous reviews spotless great staff, lovely sun bathing platform with plenty of room between sunbeds and friendly pool staff.

The dine around option is really good and you get to try the other restaurants on site very reasonably or free if you choose the set menu.
As the hotel was not full they offered us to go more than once to each restaurant if we wanted to. The breakfasts are very good evening meals Ok although the Italian night was very enjoyable.

The rooms are large and well furnished and the beds are extremely comfortable the most comfy we have had in a hotel - we thought.

We will return.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Lovely staff. Good food. Very family friendly. Very clean. Modern interiors - exactly what it looks like in the photos. Great location - easy walking into the town which is beautiful. Infinity pool is gorgeous but was cold in February. Spa is nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Having just returned from a week in your lovely hotel (22/02 to 01/03)I would like to say that we found
the experience excellent in every aspect,the room (609) was great with a wonderful sea view,the staff were without exception friendly and helpful.Amazingly the drink and food prices in the hotel are more than competitive with any of the local bars or restaurants.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anybody

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This hotel is totally awesome .The room I had originally booked was garden/side sea view but the one which was allocated to me , to my surprise , faced the sea and it was absolutely fantastic and an added bonus it was large and spacious considering I was there by myself .
All the members of staff whom I came in contact with during my stay ( I spent a week) were very friendly and helpful .
The town centre is within walking distance and there are bus stops both going into the town and to the airport outside of the hotel. There are also supermarkets, restaurants , bars ,a pharmacy and post office nearby so it is in an ideal location.
Thanks for making my stay in Madeira a pleasant one and would I stay and recommend the Vidamar Resort Hotel .Without any hesitation the answer would be yes.

Room Tip: Rm 303 was located in a quiet area and was it was quite easy to get to the reception area and breakf...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

third visit in a year, family loves the island and this hotel. upgraded on arrival due to being a returning guest. great room with sea view .
staff in the restaurant are polite and cannot do enough for you. the chief made me some vegetarian soup one night specially as I do not eat meat, it was a taste of heaven .
One special staff Mickey always makes my son smile and every trip he looks for her, she cant be any nicer to him.
only a few things, was sometimes house keeping did not leave enough toiletries but once reminded, you would get an excess amount.
meals should be served earlier that 7pm for people with very young children, we were on half board but my son only mange to eat dinner one night.
but the food was fantastic different selection every night .
we were not given a late checkout which was surprising as last two occasions we given without asking.
have recommended the hotel lot of people as we would be returning despite sale person out side hotel trying to convince us to look at other hotels in the island

Room Tip: sea view room are the best
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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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
#13 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#13 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#16 Family Hotel in Funchal
#18 Luxury 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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