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“Just one thing missing” 4 of 5 stars
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Enotel Quinta do Sol
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Dr Pita 6 | next to Quinta Magnolia park, Funchal, Madeira 9000-089, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #43 of 91 hotels in Funchal
Littleborough, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Just one thing missing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here several times but last year it was closed for refurbishment at the time of our visit to Madeira.
The changes to the public areas have created a more spacious and airy interior and the bedrooms benefit from the change to wood rather than carpeted floors.
Many of the staff are still there, notably the knowledgeable, helpful and friendly Tina at Reception.
The location is perfect, being within walking distance or a short bus ride to the centre of Funchal.
We always eat out and therefore cannot comment on evening meals.
There is just one thing missing. I am disappointed that the opportunity was not taken during the refurbishment work to provide in-room tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EnotelHandR, Gerente geral at Enotel Quinta do Sol, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear Guest,

We are glad to know that you have had a good time at the Enotel Quinta do Sol.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion, for it is very important to us.

“Obrigada” for your co-operation and we would like to take this opportunity to send you our best regards.

Monica Ferreira
Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tampere, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed at the Quinta for Sol for a week at the end of February 2014.
+ The location was great, a walking distance (or just a couple of bus stops) away from both the city centre and the hotel district.
+ Everything was clean and tidy.
+ We liked the bar and the bartender Carlos was a lot of fun.
+/- The breakfast buffet was ok, there were things to choose from, ranging from fresh fruit to a heavy eggs and bacon sort of thing. At the end of the day, the selection of cheese and cold cuts, for example, was fairly limited. But everything was good, no complaints there.
+/- Our room was adjoined to another, the doors obviously locked from both sides but, unfortunately, we could hear pretty much everything from the other room. Luckily, most of the noise could be blocked by closing an inner door between the tiny hall and the part of the room with the beds.
-There's an extra charge for using the safe.
- The fire alarm went on three times. One of those times many people actually went outside and the staff did not bother to come out to tell us it was a false alarm. One woman actually stood there with nothing but a towel on... When we ventured in, the receptionist then told us it was only a toaster.
- The cupboards in the rooms were ancient with much too retro papers and a slightly funky smell inside them.

For us, the location and the general niceness of the hotel overcame the tiny problems, so we do recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EnotelHandR, Gerente geral at Enotel Quinta do Sol, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your nice comments and we are extremely pleased to know that you have enjoyed your holiday at the ENOTEL QUINTA DO SOL.

We thank you for sharing your happiness with us and we can assure you that we will continue to do our best in order to guarantee a quality service to our guests.

We are pleased for your co-operation and we would like to take this opportunity to send you our best regards.

Monica Ferreira
Hotel Manager
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We booked this hotel on the back of the many good reviews on Tripadvisor - I'm glad to say they were very accurate.

This is a comparatively small hotel so you can actually bump into people you met the day before at breakfast or at the bar. The factilities are limited so don't expect too much from the hotel but it is well posiitioned for Funchal and is very clean and modern. The food at breakfast and dinner is surprisingly good considering the small dining room and always tasted fresh. I can't say that I would choose it again and again but it is a safe choice as a base in Funchal.

Finally, the weather isn't quite as good as the Canaries but the island makes up for it by offering all the comforts of home (without the British boozing, tattoos, loud shirts etc). Its a year round destination and a possible full winter stay destination. Enjoy.

Room Tip: book a sea view room.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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EnotelHandR, Gerente geral at Enotel Quinta do Sol, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your comments and we are extremely pleased to know that you have enjoyed your holiday at the ENOTEL Quinta do Sol.

We thank you for sharing your opinion with us and we can assure you that we will continue to do our best in order to guarantee a quality service to our guests.

“Obrigada” for your co-operation and we would like to take this opportunity to send you our best regards.

Monica Ferreira
Hotel Manager
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London
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Just returned form this hotel and would definitely recommend to other travellers. It was ideally situated from the town centre and the Lido, about 10-15 minute walk and refreshingly down hill. The hotel had a lovely atmosphere and the staff were all very polite and helpful. The breakfast was plentiful including breads, cakes, fresh fruit, cereal, cold meats and a wide range of cooked food. The room was bright and airy, ours overlooked the garden and it was wonderful sitting reading with the patio doors open at the end of a busy day walking. The empty mini fridge for guests use was a welcome facility. Each night there was entertainment from an enthusiastic singer, to pianist and of course the traditional folk evening. The rooms were clean and the housekeeping staff very helpful and friendly too. This hotel is easily reached by use of the airport bus service and has several other bus stops all around it. AS for road noise, it definitely didn't spoil my nights sleep. About 5 ins walk from the hotel are four restaurants, we tried a couple but our favourite by far was The Chalet. Unfortunately I didn't pack the swimsuit but had I of doe I would certainly have used the warm spa pool, Thank you for a wonderful break.

  • 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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EnotelHandR, Gerente geral at Enotel Quinta do Sol, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your nice comments and we are glad to know that your expectations have generally been fulfilled.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion, for it is very important to us.
“Muito Obrigada” for your co-operation and we would like to take this opportunity to send you our best wishes for both your professional and private life.

Kind Regards,

Monica Ferreira
Hotel Manager
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Mansfield,UK.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Just returned a few days ago from our stay in Madeira at this hotel and would heartily recommend it to you all - both the hotel and Madeira!

The hotel is located within easy walking distance of Funchal centre, to the east - about 10-15 mins and of Funchal seafront promenade, also about 10-15 mins. It`s within about 5 mins walking to the start of the Estrada Monumental, the western road leading to many other hotels, restaurants, tourist shops, small supermarkets and tour sellers. Very handily placed.

First opinions of the hotel are very promising, It looks good from the outside and once inside the lobby, reception, bar area and lounge, all recently renovated, are very smart, spacious and tidy. Very modern and colourful.

Our room was on the 1st Floor with a sea view, also giving you a limited view of Funchal itself. Higher up gives a much better vista! The room was very good with twin beds, balcony, overlooking the swimming pool and garden sat.TV and the bathroom was quite big with bath/shower, hairdryer, big mirror and bidet. We didn`t notice any appreciable traffic noise unlike some other guests comments. side

The room isn`t perfect though with minor faults that need to be corrected.

In the bathroom there are no little bottles of shower gel, shampoo or small bars of soap, like in EVERY other hotel I have ever stayed in. Instead there are dispensers by the shower and washbasin containing multifunctional soap/shampoo liquid! Is this a penny-pinching measure instituted by accountants? They have obviously never tried to use them. Very awkward. Impossible to have a bath because you would have to stand up every few seconds to get more gel from the dispenser beside the shower! We had to buy a bar of soap! After complaining we were given small bottles of shampoo and shower gel, so they obviously have them available if you complain.

No TV guide! You have to find out by trial and error which channel is what! And no tea or coffee making facilities! A big minus point that almost put us off booking in the first place.

Sort out these problems and lots more people will be happy!

More plus points. The breakfast is excellent. Varied, plentiful, good quality. More than sufficient to set you up for the day! The staff are ever helpful, efficient, pleasant, excellent English, knowledgeable - particularly Claudio on reception - top marks for him! Free wifi! Free entertainment- pianists, singers, folk groups/dancers every evening. Two pools, spa, sauna.

The plus points far outweigh the few minus points. I would definitely stay here again but would hope the minus points are attended to first.

Room Tip: Seaview side, higher the better!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Visited Madeira in January 2014 and stayed in this hotel. We liked the location of the hotel even though some might feel that the noise of the traffic is disturbing, but we had no trouble with it. The staff in the hotel and bar was really nice and helpful. We had the Breakfast chosen which was really nice (there was plenty to choose from) and we would surely come back again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EnotelHandR, Gerente geral at Enotel Quinta do Sol, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your nice comments and we are extremely pleased to know that you have enjoyed your holiday at the ENOTEL Quinta do Sol.

We thank you for sharing your happiness with us and we can assure you that we will continue to do our best in order to guarantee a quality service to our guests.

“Obrigada” for your co-operation and we would like to take this opportunity to send you our best regards.

Monica Ferreira
Hotel Manager
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Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Having just spent Christmas and New Year 2013 in this hotel, it is classed as 4 star and whilst the ground floor public areas were excellent and staff very willing to help with any questions, the room in my opinion fell below the standard required such as there were no tea or coffee facilities available in the room, the bathroom did not have little luxuries such as bars of soap or shower gels but did have dispensers on the walls. The bar on the ground floor opened at 10.00 in the morning BUT closed at 11.00 pm in the evening, what hopes we had of celebrating the new year at the bar at midnight were dashed.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EnotelHandR, Gerente geral at Enotel Quinta do Sol, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Firstly we would like to thank you for taking your time to give us your opinion regarding our Hotel and services as they can always help us to improve.
We can assure you that we will nevertheless continue to do our best in order to provide our Clients with a quality service, which you may witness in your next visit to the Enotel Quinta do Sol.

We are pleased for your co-operation and would like to take this opportunity to send you our best regards.

Monica Ferreira
Hotel Manager
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Also Known As:
Quinta Do Sol Hotel
Quinta Do Sol Funchal
Quinta Sol Madeira
Quinta Sol
Enotel Quinta Do Sol Madeira/Funchal
Address: Rua Dr Pita 6 | next to Quinta Magnolia park, Funchal, Madeira 9000-089, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
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Hotel Class:4 star — Enotel Quinta do Sol 4*
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