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“Good hotel in a convenient location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel do Carmo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Travessa do Rego 10, Funchal, Madeira 9050-018, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #34 of 89 Hotels in Funchal
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“Good hotel in a convenient location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a week whilst on holiday in Madeira. It is very conveniently situated near to the centre of Funchal.
It's a short walk to the main bus stops, the cable car and a good range of restaurants and bars in the old town. There are also handy supermarkets and a taxi rank.
Room was comfortable and and had all the facilities needed, including a pretty decent, a bath and a balcony. Don't expect luxury, but everything worked. There are good views from the roof terrace, but views from the rooms are limited to nearby buildings and streets. Staff were helpful, polite and unobtrusive. There was a good range of food on offer at the breakfast buffet, although it was quite busy some mornings. We particularly liked the fresh fruit and scrambled eggs. The small toaster was unable to cope during busy periods!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is an old hotel which the owners have tried to modernise with a degree of success,it has a suberb location with everything nearby and a better location than the west coast hotels which is very touristy.The staff are "excelent" one especially Nadia was really helpful.
This hotel is rated 8.3 for me it should be 9

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We have stayed at the Hotel do Carmo Three times and have never been disappointed.The staff are professional,helpful and extremely friendly. Comfortable rooms with practical en suite. Breakfasts excellent. The location is in Central Funchal close to all amenities including the cable car, promenade and the old town. We will definitely be back again next year.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a fab little hotel, with comfortable rooms and great beds We where lucky girls we had Sean Connery 007 above are beds Breakfast good selection every day- They even opened early for us one morning-Hotel couple of minutes to shops and old town--highly recommend-

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I stayed here over two weekends before and after a week of trekking with EXPLORE. We found the hotel very clean, with attentive staff and an excellent breakfast, all this at an affordable price and the best location in the city, just above all the urban attractions. The room itself was not luxury but offered all the things we wanted, including a balcony with table and chairs overlooking the street below the hotel. If this is a budget hotel it is exactly what I want and need when I am away from home. Here one doesn't need to take a taxi or bus to town, it is all there just steps and blocks away. In our travels we have never found a more helpful staff than do Carmo exhibits all day long.

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  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Turku
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Booked double bed balcony room, they seem to be the -05 ending ones facing the mountains. Nice view, cable car, monte village and so on.

Balcony of good size with a table and two chairs. Sliding glass door soundproof enough for the alley/rather quiet street down below.

Basic bathroom with bathtub and shower. Washtub of older vintage, toilet seat and bidé newer. Hairdryer worked. Clean and functional.

Double bed was of regular european standard. Not american-wide or asian-hard, but not small or too soft either. Furniture had beautiful veneering and lacquer coating that had eroded in places like only old-skool furniture lacquer does. Beautiful atmosphere. Safe looked like it had been dived from the Andrea Doria.

If you like brand-new and shiny Ikea fiberboard - trends, this is not for you. If you like the philosophy of not throwing away furniture that still work and have a thing for the fifties/sixties, this is for you.

Breakfast had sausages/bacon, boiled/scrambled eggs and a wide variety of bread and toppings, muesli, youghurt and fruit. Local coffee or nescafe style machine specials. Sparkling wine.

Pool bar was a telephone connection to lobby bar during low season. Pool was unheated, with a few knocks but ok. Rooftop has a great view and even in winter was usable for sunbathing and swimming when wind was low.

Staff were truly great. There are great personalities working there who made us relax and enjoy our holiday all in their own style but all putting guests first.

Reception can book airport taxis for a fixed rate (€27 as of feb/14 compared to €34 with taximeter), check this option out especially on sunday when buses travel infrequently.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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MonicaFreitasCosta, Manager at Hotel do Carmo, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for comments posted on TripAdvisor.

We happy to know that you understood the essence of our hotel and that you enjoy it.

We have a dedicated, professional and helpful team who ensure our guests feel welcome and at home – we very happy that you recognized it.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Yours sincerely
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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This was a wonderful hotel experience from the moment we arrived, the reception staff made us feel so special and very welcome.The room was perfect and kept very clean throughout our stay.
The waiters in the restaurant had a very friendly manner and the buffet breakfast was a good variety of continental and cooked choices .The evening meals where good overall, but the starter was always soup only and always only warm,never hot enough.The main course always had a choice of meat or fish and was very good, except that the vegetables just warm, never hot.
The hotel is ideally situated in the centre of Funchal, and only 5 minutes walk from everything'

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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Address: Travessa do Rego 10, Funchal, Madeira 9050-018, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Funchal
#33 Family Hotel in Funchal
#38 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel do Carmo 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel do Carmo is 3 stars hotel right in Funchal's city center, with an ideal position to discover the city's main points of interest. There are supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and shops nearby. This hotel is a very good example of late nineteen sixties interior design, which confers it an identity and style of its own. It has 80 bedrooms all equipped with a 32'LCD television with cable TV, a telephone and a private bathroom. They are uniquely decorated with photo panels with icons of the sixties. All of its furniture and decorations are also clearly identified with this period. Most of them (49) have a balcony. Hotel do Carmo has a Restaurant were breakfast and other meals are served. The Bar on the reception floor has a nice terrace and a television where clients can watch Sports TV channels. Billiards and Free Wi-Fi are also available in this area. On the last floor there's an outdoor swimming pool with a wonderful view over the bay and the surrounding mountains. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Do Carmo Madeira/Funchal

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