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“First class hotel....consistently high standards” 5 of 5 stars
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Royal Savoy Hotel
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Rua Carvalho Araujo, Funchal, Madeira 9000-022 , Portugal   |  
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Ranked #19 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
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“First class hotel....consistently high standards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I have visited this resort regularly since 2002, as a vacation timeshare owner. The self catering apartments are very comfortable, clean and spacious, with every comfort ), with superb balcony views over the ocean. It is difficult for find criticism, as the service is always excellent and quality exceptional. It is a perfect place to completely unwind, relax and recharge. The pools are beautiful, and the weather usually good, with a gentle breeze from the ocean. The atrium and hallways are full of beautiful paintings and antiques, and there is a good library of books. I once had a tour of the kitchens, and was extremely impressed. I think it has won an international award for hygiene. I have been to other timeshare resorts, and nothing so far has anywhere near matched the experience. I really feel at home here. The only negative is that poolside snacks are expensive , but the surroundings compensate for this.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

For two weeks every year the Royal Savoy is our home from home. We meet our old friends which includes the staff. All the rooms face the sea and look down on the pools and sun lounger area. The breakfasts exceptional and restaurant caters for every need.
The rooms are very comfortable and the facilities for self catering are superb. We tend to visit various restaurants in the area for the evening meal but when we eat in the Royal Savoy the service is exemplary.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Coleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Everything about this hotel is genuinely first class. We exchanged into the hotel through Interval International and thoroughly enjoyed our week in a one bedroom two bathroom suite. The accommoadtion was spacious, spotless, modern and, despite being on the second floor, had a superb view. We were bang in the middle of the hotel (Room 1221) and had a wide and very attractive balcony upon which we enjoyed almost all our breakfasts, most of our lunches and many evening pre-prandial drinks. The facilities for swimming in the sea (yes, we swam on four days of our seven in the Atlantic in January/February), in the outside pools (one deliberately much warmer than the other) and the indoor pool (not that we used it) were excellent. The maid service was welcome and efficient, Reception staff (thank you Marlene) were polite, helpful and friendly and all aspects of the hotel were up to scratch. The drinks and food, especially at the pool bar, were definitely five star in price, which is fair enough if you want to enjoy being served your choice in lovely surroundings with excellent service; in our case we restricted ourselves to the occasional coffee since the room facilities were more than adequate for drinks and light meals and the position of the hotel is such that several good quality restaurants are within easy walking distance. We are lucky enough to be able to enjoy walking and so walked every day into the old quarter (about half-an-hour, mainly downhill) where there is a wide selection of restaurants, and frequently back again. The hill up to the hotel is steep but a taxi back is only five or six euros. If you get the opportunity to visit Madeira, which is beautiful, and the Royal Savoy is available we would recommend without reservation that you jump at the chance. We loved the second floor because of the buzz and the lively view but if you prefer seclusion and the wide horizon go higher. Wherever you are the sea will dominate your view.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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 February 8, 2013

We have stayed in many timeshares but this takes the prize for quality. Rooms, facilities, view and service all top notch. Such a great pity that the restaurant does not match the rest. Also the prices in the bar are in the "silly" range. These negatives don't really matter as you have four good restaurants and a small supermarket within 5 minutes walk of the resort - Mar Brando, Casal de Penha, Donna Amelia and Casa Velha. The wine prices in these restaurants are half of what they are in the resort.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 January 28, 2013

I booked a week here via the Interval International time share exchange just 3 weeks prior to travelling. We had a very good idea what to expect as some friends have stayed here before, we booked a one bedroom / two bathroom suite and I must say it was fantastic. We had room 1701 , 7th floor two rooms away from the outside lift. The 30 metre long !!! Balcony got the sun absolutely all day long, and we were very lucky with the weather. The bed was a "proper" king size and there was tv in the lounge and the bedroom. The kitchen was ok but lacked an oven or proper grill. Other facilities at the hotel were as you would expect at a Savoy, very good.
Arrived from the airport and our bags were whisked away, check in took a matter of minutes and our luggage arrived about a minute after we got to our room. All the staff we encountered could not have been more helpful, customer services booked up a trip for us, faultless !
Maria who serviced our room every day made us feel like family the way she looked after us and when we left.
Check out was just as slick and easy.
This was our first trip to Madeira in over 30 years and it is still a wonderful place to holiday.

Room Tip: I would avoid the rooms over the central area as these balconies will be in the shade at some point...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

From the moment the Concierge welcomes you at the door you are pampered. The décor is amazing everywhere you turn is antiques. The rooms are spacious well equipped and spotless. The staff are efficient and extremely polite and nothing is too much trouble. The restaurant, should you choose to make use of it, must suit everyone’s requirements, there is everything that anyone could wish for on the breakfast buffet and the choices available at both lunchtime and in the evening should satisfy the most discerning guest, with the option to dine al fresco should you wish. Add to this the beautiful grounds which go right down to the shoreline with secluded areas to relax, not to mention the choice of swimming pools both indoor and outdoor something for everyone. Of course should you prefer to cater for yourself then everything you require is provided in your apartment all you need to do is to shop and with the wonderful market with its fantastic selection of fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit to choose from it is a cook’s paradise. We would certainly recommend this to anyone wishing for a truly relaxing holiday in a very quiet area of Funchal but within easy reach of the centre should you wish to explore the wonderful selection of restaurants situated there.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Excellent hotel. Everything you need for self catering apartment. Rooms cleaned and bed linen and towels changed every day. Artwork and chocolates on bed every day.Terrific amenities. Wonderful service.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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: Rua Carvalho Araujo, Funchal, Madeira 9000-022, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#16 Family Hotel in Funchal
#19 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#20 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Savoy Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Savoy Hotel  is situated in a privileged oceanfront location overlooking the harbour of Funchal. The city's fascinating historic and cultural centre are close by. Funchal's Old Town district, the bustling Marina, beautiful city gardens, Municipal Theatre, city squares adored with outdoor cafes & esplanades, Shopping Centres, Museums and many more interesting places to visit are just a stone's throw away.  This Hotel offers 12 spacious standard rooms, 101 junior suites plus 59 superior suites with one or two bedrooms, each elegantly decorated providing the utmost quality and comfort whilst creating a unique exotic atmosphere. All rooms have an ample furnished balcony and enjoy magnificent ocean views. All junior suites have their own kitchenette, sofa bed, refrigerator bar, cable and interactive flat screen TV, DVD player, Internet, electronic room safe and a full bathroom with separate shower, hairdryer and bathrobes. The superior suites have 1 or 2 bedrooms, kitchen, sofa bed, refrigerator bar, interactive cable, flat screen TV, DVD surround sound system, electronic room safe and 2 or 3 bathrooms (master-bathroom equipped with bathtub and separate shower), hair dryer and bathrobes. All rooms have free internet wireless system. This stunning complex is architecturally designed to allow you to appreciate to the full extent the beautiful breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the wide variety of both on-site and off-site leisure facilities and entertainment services, including heated indoor pool; gymnasium; a luxury spa where you can enjoy the free use of the sauna, steam room and tropical shower; games room; hairdresser, free internet wireless system, fine a-la-carte and buffet restaurant, piano bar with nightly live musical entertainment and pool snack bar, 2 outdoor sea-water swimming pools (one heated), jacuzzi, and children's splash pool. We also feature a spacious sundeck and terrace coupled with shady and lush sub-tropical gardens, which are further adorned with a barbecue area, a short seaside promenade, fountains and water cascades, private sea access and outdoor games area - all providing maximum holiday ambience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Royal Savoy Funchal
Savoy Funchal
Royal Savoy Hotel Funchal
Royal Savoy Resort Funchal
Royal Savoy Hotel Madeira/Funchal

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