The Albergaria Dias Hotel is all it is claimed to be. There is a very warm and friendly reception on arrival both from the staff and the owner Mr Dias. All the staff are extremely pleasant and obliging. Nothing is too much trouble.
The whole place is immaculate, spotlessly clean and the bedroom was perfect with a huge double bed, fridge, T.V, bathrobes, hairdryer and balcony with a good view toward the sea.
Breakfast was buffet style with plenty of choice. Fresh fruit salad
(delicious), bacon, eggs, tomatoes (if you want an English breakfast) and a whole range of meats and cheeses was on offer.
The hotel serves snacks and salads throughout the afternoon and the bar is open for drinks ‘till late. There is a small library , gym and a sauna!, also a computer which is free to use ( useful for emails and weather at home in our case ! ). There is a pool, which again is kept in immaculate condition, although we never saw anyone using it during our stay. Perhaps this was due to the water temperature at the time.
Being in the Old Town is great as it is only a few minutes from restaurants, cable car, buses, sea front etc. There is a very handy rear entrance by way of a passage from the garden/pool area which means you are in the centre of the old town within a matter of minutes.
Should we decide to return to Madeira in the future, this would be our number one choice. We very much doubt if it could be bettered.
The higher rooms will have a better view
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