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“2nd stay in two years - would go for the hat-trick !” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Alto Lido
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada Monumental 316, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #47 of 91 hotels in Funchal
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“2nd stay in two years - would go for the hat-trick !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Great hotel in the Lido area. all the standards you expect like en-suite, balcony (good partial but not full see view - but did get the sunset as faced West) Short 10 mins walk from the new shopping centre (right out of hotel), restaurants to right of the hotel exit BUT to be fair the evening buffet is just fantastic you don't feel like walking or going-out. Great breakfast buffet. Rooms always clean, staff are helpful. Indoor and outdoor pool. Mini-supermarket just about 5 mins walk to the right. Nearly always a taxi on the rank - but there is a courtesy bus during the day. Lovely entertainment in the bar of an evening. Looked like a responsible body of guests booked in both time we stayed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The hotel location is the only thing what is good, and match the hotel description on their site. Regarding them WIFI should be avaiable in the room, i always choose lime this because of my job. Only in the lobby there is WIFI, and in the room no option for that. For the jacuzzi and sauna they ask extra fee. The breakfast room was not clean, the floor was dirty of food parts. The hotel is full of retired people, so not really for jung couples. It has no style no athmosphere. In the reception one Man was not a good english speaker, not helpfull and really not serving. Overall in the hotel the staff is not a good english speaker.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I was very pleased with the hotel, the staff, everyone was great considering we travel with a small baby. However, keep in mind that this hotel is not new, so it cannot be compared to other 4* newer hotels in Funchal.
However, for the price, this is an excellent choice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This was our first trip to Madeira and was very pleased with with the hotel. We found the room very clean, a daily maid service with the towels changed daily. The buffet breakfast was outstanding and the staff very pleasant and helpfull.
Dont bother with the yellow bus tour, they advertise a 20 minute service it was more like 45 minutes, while waiting for their buses we noticed the red buses were much more frequent.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We thought this hotel was in a good location and our room was clean and had a lovely view. Room 1026
However I would say if your room is at the lower front of the building it could be very noisy with traffic passing on a busy road.
The breakfast was good although the staff (6) seemed more interested in talking than clearing the tables and replenishing the food island.
Indoor pool area and water not very warm.
Away from the hotel three things to be aware of.
1 Avoid the usual 'rip offs' ' when hiring a car at the airport - I used HERTZ -- they need masks like bandits usually wear!
2 Be prepared to pay for overpriced drinks when eating out.
3 Don't bother with The Yellow Bus Tour they advertise a 20 minute service but take out most of the service in the afternoon we waited 50minutes, commentary is rubbish. Better idea - use the free bus from the hotel and get a day ticket on the local buses from Funchal -- cheaper and more frequent.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This was our first trip to Madeira and we were very impressed by the Hotel. The apartment had two large rooms with a connecting kitchen and two bathrooms. There was also a double balcony. We were at the front of the hotel next to the main road so there was some noise from the traffic but otherwise it was very good. The staff were friendly and helpful. There was a good sized indoor pool and an outdoor pool as well. Cleanliness was excellent. There was a good bus service from outside the hotel, so a car was not needed. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pyrenees
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed for a week over Christmas 2012 in a spacious studio apartment on the third floor.
Can't fault the service and cleanliness of the hotel. Sitting on our balcony, the noise bothered us (it is on a busy road!), but at night it was much quieter.

There is beautiful garden with pool (unheated) and another good-sized heated pool inside.

We did not take any meals in the hotel, so can't comment. But there are plenty of restaurants in the
area. Funchal centre is about half and hour's walk away. The Christmas decorations, beautiful lights
and Christmas market are worth a visit by themselves, and it was warm enough to stroll around at
night.
Our second stay on Madeira, and we'll be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Additional Information about Hotel Alto Lido

Also Known As:
Alto Lido Funchal
Alto Lido Hotel
Hotel Alto Lido Madeira/Funchal
Address: Estrada Monumental 316, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#47 Top resorts Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Alto Lido 4*
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