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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
Denbighshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We spent a week at the Mirabella WOW !
Not a single complaint
It was just perfect
Fab breakfast beautiful table linen and bed linen
Jacuzzi and spa including sauna and Turkish bath spot on
Free wifi in bar and reception
Handy bus to town and great poncho on crossroads at bottom of hill where the sledges stop

Room Tip: All rooms face the sea but not all have balconies
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This hotel is approx. halfway up a steep hill towards Monte and is definitely not for the faint-hearted tourist who enjoys ambling around, people-watching. You need a hire car, good street map, or plenty of money for taxi trips.

The hotel is modern, clean, quirky (you walk through a mirror to get to some of the bedrooms!) and very well staffed. Restaurant is excellent, atmosphere relaxed yet smart, and the staff are keen to please. Bedroom was a good size and looked out over the swimming pool (not in use in Feb!)

Beware the temperamental card machine on checking out - we were charged twice for our 2 night stay, necessitating a special visit up there and several emails to get the refund. Could be because of the poor wifi connections.

Room Tip: All rooms look out over the city far below.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Roskilde, Denmark
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stayed for five nights and was awarded super service from all staff. After the initial disapointment of how small the room are we enjoyed our stay. Due to the step hill all around funchal the hotel can be a little isoltaed. But eh hotel bus - for free - helps a lot. When there are free wifi all over - as there soon will be according to the manager - it's truely a five star hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms are quite tiny
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Madeira, Portugal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Confortable, breathtaking view, modern, design, excelent service, are the most words you will use to discribe your staying.
The balcony is an amazing view to Funchal bay, it pays up to spend it just to admire it... Fully recommend it for a summer day, to surprise your lover, for Madeira new year eve fireworks show, or just to relax and use the spa facilities. Top design decor hotel.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Erfurt, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Perfect hotel for relaxing and if you have a rental car. Not in city center, therefor you have an awesome view over Funchal! Really nice service, high standard, restaurant really good! Had a great room with direct access to the terrace. Really enjoyed sunsets at the terrace! For relaxing holidays completly recommendable! Director Paulo is really close to his guests and tries to create your holiday perfect! No restaurants in walking distance, but tropical garden only 500 m. Hotel is located directly at the sledge ride street, but you do not hear them...Good choice anyway!

Room Tip: Superior rooms with direct access to terrace - awesome
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from Madeira, and have had the distinct pleasure of staying at this brilliant small,but perfectly formed Quinta... Absolutely nothing was too much trouble, and all assistance delivered with precise and eager attention to detail. Indeed it is this attention to detail which, for me, sets the hotel apart from its competition..... Having visited a few of the concrete monsters in Funchal, if you can manage to avoid being hounded by individuals trying to sell you some concept,loosely disguised as Timeshare, they have absolutely no soul or individuality, and I cannot believe that these huge ' Resorts' are the future of Funchal........ Surely fabulous small establishments who offer individual value and superior quality are the real future for this island..... Well done to the Mirabela. ! Just keep on doing what you are doing......!

Room Tip: Pay the small supplement for a superior room with balcony...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I stayed here, very last minute for a couple of nights. Considering the booking was so hurried, my expectations see quite low, especially since it seemed pretty cheap compared to its rivals.

Wow, what a hidden gem!!!

The greeting was warm & friendly, accompanied by a lovely glass of chilled wine; the familiarisation of the hotels amenities was comprehensive, but worth it. I stayed on the fourth floor, which I highly recommend because you have a small private terrace & a fantastic view of the harbour area.

Ok, location-wise, you are not in the thick of it, but it is only a short drive, or taxi ride onto the old town. Being away from the hum-drum suited me anyway. The views are fantastic.

The staff are warm & friendly, keeping a discreet distance, & nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are well appointed, bed line is sumptuous, the bathroom has lovely products. If I am to nit-pick over anything, the shaving/makeup mirror wasn't well lit & I would have preferred feather pillows.... but those are two very, very minor pouts. I love this hotel.

The breakfast is a feast; the fruit is very fresh, eggs cooked to order, & champagne for those who are really taking the holiday making seriously!!!

I would highly recommend, & definitely stay again. A real gem of a hotel.

Room Tip: Fourth floor for a private terrace....
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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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
#21 Top resorts 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
Quinta Mirabela Hotel Funchal
Quinta Mirabela Madeira/Funchal

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