This was our first visit to Madeira and we couldn't have chosen anywhere better to stay. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome.the rooms weren't quite ready so we were shown around the ground floor and given a welcome drink on the terrace. Then we were shown to our room and what a lovely surprise we were given the suite which had a large living area and bedroom, and two bathrooms one housing the bath and the other the shower, wc etc. There was a small fridge in the bedroom. Then the best bit was the large balcony with two Sun loungers and umbrella umbrellas a table and chairs with beautiful views over funchal and the harbour.
Out the gate at the back led to rua de de santa maria which is the oldest street in funchal and is full of restaurants, yes they do ask you if you want to eat in their restaurants as you pass, we just said no thanks and carried on walking, some are more persistent than others. The hotel is central for all the sights of Funchal if you don't mind climbing the hills to some of them. It is very handy for the cable car to Monte.
How any one can complain about the breakfast amazes me. There is a choice of hot and cold foods, consisting of eggs alternating between fried, scrambled or omelettes, bacon, pancakes, then there are at least 8 different types of bread and rolls, a variety of ham and cheese, jams and fruit, not forgetting the famous fruit salad, there was always madeira cake as well and yogurts. To drink there were 4 different juices and a variety of teas and coffee.
They don't do meals but you can get sandwiches, toasties etc during the day which were very good and reasonably priced.
The hotel and rooms are spotlessly clean, very peaceful even though there is major building work going on at the seafront you could hear very little in the Hotel and grounds.
We didn't use the Hotel bar as we had a drink with our meal and then just relaxed on our balcony or in our room.
All in all an excellent hotel and a wonderful holiday.
Thank you to all the staff at the Hotel Albergaria Dias.
- Also Known As:
- Albergaria Dias Funchal
- Albergaria Dias Hotel Funchal
- Hotel Albergaria Dias Madeira/Funchal