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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Bela de Sao Tiago 44-B, Funchal, Madeira 9060-400, Portugal   |  
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a visit to the flower festival, we found this hotel to be excellent in all respects.
Accommodation was superb and this, combined with the extremely attentive staff, made our holiday memorable, would certainly return for another visit!

Stayed May 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

It's all been said really. From our point of view:-

For:- Friendly, helpful staff. Good extensive breakfast (to the usual Madeiran hotel standard). Clean, quiet at night. Good drinks prices.

Against:- The bed we had was hard (again this seems to be the usual in Madeiran hotels in our experience). Cool pool (ie not very warm!). Small breakfast area (could be cramped if you arrived at the wrong time), although the staff did an excellent job of clearing tables and making them available again. Small room, even though we had one of the bigger ones.

Generally good, we would say about right at four-star.

Not the fault of the hotel but if you are planning to stay in Funchal, be aware that there is an extensive remodelling of the water front taking place, which will result (after two or three years from now) in a "beach", a new park and marina area, and repositioned river outlets. The work is NOISY during the day (can't really be heard from this particular hotel) and I have to say that it got on our nerves when out and about. We'll give it a miss for a year or three until it's finished!

Nearby small restaurant recommendations: Portao (excellent sauces to complement meat dishes), Indian House (new, on Rua do Esmeraldo just up from the Yellow Square) serving excellent inexpensive curries. A lot of the other restaurants near to the hotel seem to substitute quantity for quality though.

Room Tip: For a room with a view choose floors three or four.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dendermonde, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

During our holidays in Madeira/Funchal we were staying in the Albergaria Dias hotel. The welcome was very warm and pleasant. The crew of the hotel is very professional, helpful and speaks many languages. The rooms are nice and clean, well equipped and all have a terrace with view to the garden, the swimming pool and most of them also to the sea. The breakfast is really extensive, super varied and the fruit salad is amazing. Mister Dias Sr is making it every day by himself and he enjoys it when his clients are happy. Mister Juan Dias Jr who is doing the bar in the evening and the night is also a very nice man always busy with the happiness of his clients. We will go back to this beautiful island and only to the best hotel of whole Madeira: Albergaria Dias. Greetings Alfonso de Keyser

Room Tip: 2nd and 3th floor have a better sea view.
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  • Stayed April 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly hotel in a great location close to the old town where you will find lots of little restaurants to suit all pockets. Staff are very helpful, will help you find local buses etc. we were on a package with Thompson so very good value.
Good little bakery down the run de Santa Maria where you can get plain rolls for 40cents, filled for a euro!
Weather in April not brilliant so go prepared for everything!
Would go back to this hotel again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed at the hotel in March this year.We can honestly say it far exceeded all our expectations. The owner of the hotel was charming and could not do enough for you as were his staff who without doubt are the best hotel staff we have ever had dealings with. The room and the hotel were spotlessly clean and it was one the quietest rooms we have ever stayed in. No paper thin walls. Our room over looked the harbour and it was facinating to watch the cruise ships arive and depart each day.
Breakfast what can we say other than it was amazing. Anything you could think of was on offer each morning. The home made fruit salad made by the owner each morning was 5 star +.
The hotel is situationed convienently in the old part of the town close to all the restaurants and bars as well as the harbour and cable car. The town centre also being only a ten minute stroll away.
If you are planning on going to Funchal you would be crazy not to stay here

  • Stayed March 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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Doncaster S Yorks England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This really is a little gem for all the reasons other contributors have said, and the reason we returned for a second time this March (2013). Everything is well managed from the great breakfast to the hotel facilities coupled with helpfull and charming staff who always greet you with a smile. Raul does a great job behind the bar and always has a story to tell.
If I was to dig deep for a small criticism then it would be the sliding door fitted wardrobes which transmit sound into adjacent rooms. This is only a problem if your neighbours rise early and you don't as it was during the first part of our stay. However the numerous other good points about the hotel far outweigh this minor irritation and it would not deter us from opting for this hotel for any subsequent stays in Funchal.
One important issue which Thomson did not warn us about was the significant amount of major civil engineering projects going on in town along the prom including a new man-made beach, new town square and major changes to the two river estuaries. Some of the associated noise was audible at the hotel but clearly not their fault and the work looks as if it will continue for some time.

Room Tip: Worth going for the third floor for the sea and harbour view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

looking for a place near the old town to spend the last 2 nights of our holiday, we stumbled upon the Albergaria Dias. The welcome here could not be warmer, the setting is beautiful (overlooks the old town and cruise ship harbour, small but colourful and private semi-tropical garden, inviting swiming pool), comfortable rooms and the breakfast is excellent. It is not the cheapest place to stay in Funchal by far (>200 Euros p.n.), but it would be hard to find better value or a place that makes you feel at home. But now we must leave and face the snow and cold weather back home...

Room Tip: the higher the floor, the better the view over the harbour
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: Rua Bela de Sao Tiago 44-B, Funchal, Madeira 9060-400, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#26 Family Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Albergaria Dias 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Albergaria Dias Funchal
Albergaria Dias Hotel Funchal
Hotel Albergaria Dias Madeira/Funchal

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