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Hotel Baia Azul
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Quinta Calaca 1, Funchal, Madeira 9004-530, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #52 of 91 hotels in Funchal
Maassluis
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“Very Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We stay in this Hotel since 2010.
Two or more times a year, so it MUST be 100% OK because we'll come back in December this year at christmas.
They have a great Christmas Diner as we had one in 2010.
Very nice because the Hotel has is own shuttle bus to the centre.

Room Tip: Rooms on the Sea Side is the best
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Breakfast very very poor.
Wifi only on reception :-(
Hotel needs reconstruction
Appalling bed and mattress
Rooms clean
The staff on reception very kindly
Location well good :-)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

this is the fifth time we have been to this hotel and have always found it clean and tidy the staff are friendly and always speak. yes it could do with a revamp but that will come in time the hotel is in a good location and close to shops and restaurants and for one will be back next year

Room Tip: i always try and get a sea view room good views of sea
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Aarschot, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Let us be honest: hotel Baia Azul is not a trendy hotel. The whole infrastructure is a little bit old fashioned, but not in a bad way. Everything is very clean, the rooms are spacious and well taken care off, there is a fridge in the room where you can put your own drinks in, the view on the swimming pool and the sea are very nice, breakfast and dinner have sufficient variety. Sitting outside at breakfast with the view on the sea is heaven. The real richness of the hotel is location and staff. There is no wellness, animation is limited, but there is a free bus transfer to Funchall and around the hotel are restaurants and even a brandnew shopping center.
There are recent plans to upgrade the hotel in a million euro-project. I'm sure everything will me newer and better; but the prices will go up as well. Now you can enjoy a four star hotel at a reasonable price. Maybe in two years it will be a lot more exepnsive. Enjoy it while you can!

Room Tip: All rooms are the same. And most rooms have a view at the sea.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Millom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The staff are excellent and the facilities very good. It is some way out of town but the courtesy buses help. Prices are reasonable but while we were there very few people took advantage of the barsn and other facilities eg an excellent snooker table. The furnishings are fine, the breakfast was good abd we would certainly go back again.

Room Tip: Sea view was wonderful
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Leeds, Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

After reading some of the reviews on here I was almost dreading staying but it turned out to be a pleasant stay. Yes, the rooms are tired and in need of a revamp but they are spacious, clean and airy. We had rooms 808 & 809, facing the sea with fab views. Staff are very friendly tho a bit disorganised. Trying to find out what arrangements were in place for Christmas Day meals was like trying to find hen's teeth! The hotel was only at about one tenth capacity so was very quiet over Christmas. Would have been quite dead were it not for a Travelsphere group visiting. Can also recommend Strawberry World for trips and the 'Yellow Buses' Nos 1 & 2 for local travel into Funchal and local travel elsewhere (12.5 euros for 5 day travel card thingy). Got the cable car to Monte and used the Yellow Bus to get back to town. If you don't want to pay to visit the gardens there go to the Quinta do Monte hotel and have tea in their lovely teahouse - you can then roam around their lovely gardens for free and without the crowds. We also used the Yellow Bus to get to the main Botanical Gardens (3 euros entry). The only evening meal we ate at the Baia Azul was on Christmas Day and to be honest it was abysmal! Tinned veg, 'Smash'-type mashed potato, tinned soup....you get the picture! Loads of restaurants near to the hotel tho...can recommend 'Restaurant a Pipa' in Funchal old town, 'La Bamba' - 3 bus stops towards Funchal with live music on Thursdays, 'Monumental Restaurant' just over the road from the hotel, much nicer than it looks from outside.

Room Tip: Make sure to have a sea-facing room...the higher the better.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bruges belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

We already have stayed three times at this hotel. The prices of the rooms are very reasonable. Very friendly staff at the reception desk and in the restaurant.
Garage available in the basement. The rooms are a little old fashioned but the beds are in good condition. Do book a room with sea sight, because in the rooms on the front with street sight there is some noise caused by heavy street traffic. There is an outside swimming pool
but the "spa" is insignificant (just a bubble bath). One can make a walk of 3 kilometres along the beautiful seaside promenade to reach the centre of Funchal, but there are quite a few buses (green line= ligna verde) every ten minutes.

Room Tip: Do choose a sea-sight room. Not only because the sight is marvellous, but at night everything is qui...
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Quinta Calaca 1, Funchal, Madeira 9004-530, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Funchal
#25 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#43 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Baia Azul 4*
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Also Known As:
Baia Azul Funchal
Hotel Baia Azul Madeira/Funchal
Baia Azul Hotel Madeira

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