We have just returned from our first holiday in Madeira and spent two weeks at the Hotel Albergaria Dias. What a treat! From the warm welcome, to the room and balcony, the breakfast, the lovely, well trained, staff everything was excellent. Mr Dias, his family and his staff are what makes this hotel stand out from the rest. Everyone is friendly, effortlessly efficient, and happy to advise or just pass the time of day. The hotel and grounds are spotless and a real haven away from the bustle of Funchal. If you are looking for a large hotel with stacks of 'facilities' don't go to this hotel! If you want a small, elegant, exceptionally clean hotel offering friendly staff, excellent food, lovely pool and gardens this is the place for you. There is even a small gym and library. The bar and terrace is a pleasant place to relax and, in my opinion, makes the best Poncha in Funchal (and I carried out a comprehensive survey!!). Being in the Old Town is a huge advantage for this hotel as it is a short walk to the local restaurants, the cable car, the bus station, the waterfront and the town itself with it's shops and famous market. All in all, a lovely holiday was had in superb surroundings on a beautiful island. We shall definately be returning!
All rooms are lovely, clean and well furnished. Ours was on the 2nd floor which gave a good, only sl...
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