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Quinta Mirabela
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Caminho do Monte 105-107, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #21 of 91 Hotels in Funchal
Rustington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Perfect retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My partner and checked in on 22 June 2013 and stayed for 11 nights. The hotel was absolutely perfect - great facilities, restuarant and staff, Would highly recommend this hotel - decorated to a high standard. The staff are very friendly and couldn't fault there customer service - first rate everytime. Can' wait to return.

  • Stayed June 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Staid there our last night in our 4 day trip. We got a room on floor 0, but still had some view and personal balcony. The room was nice, althou some down points, like broken and loose lock on the bathroom, shower that maid a horrible flute noise and water damage spot over our bed.
The staff was really nice and helpful. We arrived early and the room was not ready so we got some coffee from the hotel bar. There is free parking right in front of the hotel that was good and the jacuzzi and the swimming pool was really nice.
Breakfast was a HUGE disappointment. Service was almost non, we had to look at others people plates to see what we could ask for as the waiter didn´t offer anything. When I asked for and boiled egg, I got a raw one. Jars of juice on the buffet table that had bees standing there for long so it had separated, and waiter was never around to ask him to fix it. and nothing was marked what was in what jar.
I had also sent a mail before hand about booking a massage. they sent me the spa list to my mail to see what they had to offer. But they did not mention that each day there is a 20% discount on one treatment and the massage I wanted was on discount the day we were that day. They never mention that so I booked it with another hotel. So it was quite sad to see that to late.
No free wi-fi in the room that we thought was a shame and read in the room book that the internet is 5€ per hour in the room.
The view from the top floor was amazing and the bar was good with good service. All the staff was really nice and helpful.
So over all good hotel, but I was not impressed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is ultra-modern, minimalistic in design and our air-conditioned room had fantastic views over Funchal from a covered balcony. The bed was really comfortable and the room was serviced beautifully. There was a mini-bar/fridge, mini-safe, well stocked bathroom and flat-screen tv...but no tea making facilities. Lifts were roomy and conveniently placed.

Breakfast was buffet style mainly, but you could ask for eggs freshly cooked any way you liked them. There was fruit juice, a great variety of fruit, cereals, toast, cold meats/cheese, salad, cakes, yoghourts of all flavours, tea and coffee...so more than enough to set you up for the day.

Reception and all other staff were friendly and helpful. There was a PC for guests to use and a well equipped gym, not to mention an outdoor pool and sun deck with great sun beds. Pool was a bit cold but we were lucky with the weather and sunbathing/swimming outdoors in January is sheer luxury for people from Wales!

The only drawback is the hill up to the hotel....but I guess if you want the views you gotta take the hill too! The hotel mini-bus will take you down to the centre at set times...which is worth booking at reception. Just get a taxi back ...as the hill is for fell-runners only! Make sure the taxis are on the meter...as we paid 12 euros on one occasion but were charged 7 or 8 euros most of the time so be warned!

Funchal is fabulous and it seems you can't go wrong food and drink wise.....though we found the best restaurants down in the 'Old Town' where all the front-doors are fantastically and imaginatively decorated...worth seeing in themselves! Quinta Mirabela itself has an extensive menu if you fancy a night in

All in all one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Beautiful hotel with fantastic views, perfect for a romantic weekend... Very relaxing atmosphere & very well decorated. Very good prices compared to other lower quality hotels. Very well connected to the centre of Funchal, however not to close so you get a sense of peace & quiet that you don't get when staying in the traditional "touristic" areas... Would highly recommend for a couples romantic break... Staff is always willing to help & very welcoming.

Room Tip: ask for a room above the restaurant the views are fantastic....
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stayed at Quinta Mirabela for 10 days in March, and had a lovely time. The staff is professional, and keen to provide good service. We booked our tickets with a "no refund" rule, but got our money back since we were one day late because of a strike. We had a standard room without a balcony, but the view is simply amazing, and there is always the huge terrace to sit in the sun and enjoy a beer or a glass of wine. There is also a small balcony on the 4. floor, big enough for two persons if you would like some privacy.

Really good breakfast. You pick the bread, they make the eggs and bacon for you, so you wont have to get it out of a sweaty heater on the table.

I see a lot of people complain about noise from dogs, and I really can't say that it was anywhere near a problem. In the 10 days we heard dogs maybe one or two times, and not loud at all. The church, which is 100 meters from the hotel, is more of an annoyance than the dogs, since it plays a melody every hour. Gets a bit annoying the 20th time you've heard it, but no big problem at all.

The only downsides I have with the hotel is that it is small, which also in a way is a good thing, but it means that the bar closes an hour before midnight, and that you have to call for service wherever you are (playing pool, in the spa, at the pool, etc.). The staff is always happy to help, but it would be better to not have to call everytime you need something.

Also, the location. The view is amazing, and it's really nice to get off the main hotel strip. But it is quite a walk to get to town. Walking down is ok, takes about 20 minutes, and must be said to be good workout for your legs. Walking up takes double the time, and can be quite hard if you're not fit. a taxi home from town is about 10 euros. There is no supermarkets or kiosks around the hotel which are open a lot. Some really small kiosks, but couldn't figure out the opening hours.

All in all, a really nice hotel, with proffessional and nice staff, great view, clean and modern. But a bit far from the city center and everything really.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

wonderful location halfway up Monte, great to watch the men in baskets running down the hill! The hotel has regular buses in to Funchal which is great. Wonderful design hotel. My husband and I are probably younger than most visitors to Madeira so looking for an up to date hotel was not easy in the slightest. This hotel ticked all the boxes for us. It was a boutique hotel, the staff were so helpful and utterly charming they could not do enough for you. Wonderful. The food was good, decent selection at breakfast. It was the rooms which was the clincher for us. After staying in hotels that really needed a spruce up, this was such a delight. Wonderfully modern and well designed rooms. We felt right at home. Our room overlooked the bay of Funchal and the sparkling pool, we had a terrace which was lovely to have a drink and watch the boats come in. Absolutely wonderful and we will be back very soon.

Room Tip: Get one with a terrace, maybe 1st floor so that no one looks into your room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We have just returned from a 7 night stay at the hotel. First and foremost, I should mention that the hotel manager is a gem! We had a slight glitch while on holiday which meant that we had to stay for an additional night and our flights back to the UK needed to be changed. The manager was quick to help but without his help, we could have had a very stressful experience. For the additional night, we were charged the same rate - which was very much appreciated.

You will NOT be greeted with champagne - but you will be greeted with sparkSPARKLING WINE which is also on offer at breakfast. This is a nice gesture anyway.

Breakfast is standard fare with regards to most hotels whether 3 or 5 star but there will not be a chef on hand to rustle up a 'personalised' hot breakfast for you. There is a standard choice of about 5 different hot breakfasts (boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, bacon and fried eggs etc). Probably due to being in low season, the waiting staff (numbering one) is not always visible as he/she is probably busy out in the kitchen but when they do appear they are very, very customer orientated and nothing is too much trouble.

We ate every night in the hotel. I would like to see the menu change just a bit or to have a daily special. If I was staying for a further few days, then I would probably give the hotel a miss and go into the town seeking something different to eat. However, the food itself is well presented and of good quality, and very reasonably priced.

The rooms are a fair size - we stayed in room 402 and had an amazing view over the bay. You will not find a trouser press in your room nor tea/coffee making facilities (as you would in most 4 and 5 star hotels).

The gym and spa area were probably a bit underused during our stay but again, this was probably due to being in low season. However, it was quite nice to have the place to myself. A quick call to reception was all that was needed to fire up the sauna and the turkish baths. There is a jacuzzi pool too!

The gym has a treadmill, rowing machine, cross trainer, bike and a multi-functioning weight machine. The water fountain in the gym had a small amount of algae growing in the container probably due to low usage and it's positioning in the gym - all easily resolvable.

The ONLY problem is the location! If you take a walk into town from the hotel it will take you easily 30 minutes if not slightly longer. Both my husband and I tend to strut it out but it was a bit of a challenge walking down hill with some almost at a 45 degree angle. It will certainly keep you fit. Even if you get the No 19 bus back from the town to the junction of the road with the hotel, it is an uphill challenge. The manager assured us that it is about 80 metres and I do not doubt his estimate but if you walk up to the hotel then be warned - it is not for the faint-hearted. It is a good work-out though! Taking all things into consideration, I feel that if this hotel was more centralised, then guests would be paying much, much more. It's a case of taking the rough with the smooth but this hotel, it's staff, it's customer service and everything else, is worthy of 5 stars.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Caminho do Monte 105-107, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#20 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Quinta Mirabela 5*
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Also Known As:
Quinta Mirabela Funchal
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