Just arrived back from Madeira and a week's stay in this hotel. The literature we saw in advance made a great play on the "recent" refurbishment, so that must have been around for a while. However, the standards of decoration throughout are pleasant but unadvenurous; clean, tidy and well maintained. It is typical of hotels catering for mature europeans, mainly british package holiday visitors, with the added advantage of being closed to children(a personal view), the disadvantage being that it occasionally feels as though you are getting an early feel for what later life has to offer. The hotel employees are thorough, efficient, helpful and friendly throughout. The restaurant has an a la carte option but the vast majority of guests are on a package and are fed from a buffet arrangement. My disappointment with this was the almost total lack of anything akin to local cuisine style. The menu was unadventurous and bland (see earlier comment on the nature of most guests).
All in all, conveniently located, well run but nothing to rave about or set your tastebuds alight. The bar prices are high and the wine list limited to mediocre wines charged at a huge mark up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cradled against an oceanfront hillside and located in a quiet and sunny suburb of Funchal, within approx 2km from the city centre, the renovated Hotel Savoy Gardens (ex-Vila Ramos), renowned for the provision of friendly and personalised service, offers amazing mountain and sea views across lush verdant plantations. The Savoy Gardens is a friendly boutique-style hotel that provides its guests a modern feel and a traditional quality. All 119 completely renovated rooms include 9 suites. All have their own furnished balcony and are equipped with air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV set with interactive TV, FREE internet wireless system, tea and coffee making facilities, safety box and mini-bar, plus a fully equipped bathroom with bathtub, shower and hairdryer.The elegant and new interiors are all designed in soft colours with excellent materials to create a relaxing atmosphere throughout the hotel. The Savoy Gardens Hotel features the Restaurant Laurissilva, serving a daily buffet breakfast and themed Buffet dinners with cooking station. In a reserved cosy area, this restaurant also features a elegant a la carte dinner service. The Cica cocktail bar serving evening cocktails and the Palmeira bar serving snacks, hot and fresh drinks throughout the day as well as a daily suggestion of healthy and delicious light dishes for lunch. One outdoor freshwater heated swimming pool, a panoramic rooftop 360º view terrace with sun-lounges, jacuzzi, shower and self-service bar - the ideal location to spot the daily arrivals and departures of cruise liners in Funchal's harbour. Some of the facilities are also located in the lower-ground floor, such as the Spa with themed and seasonal promotions and special spa packages, the hairdresser, a games and TV room with internet desk and the Night Club Magnolia with nightly live music and entertainment. The Savoy Gardens Hotel is a new concept in Adults Only accommodation. Conceived as a place for rest and fun specially dedicated for those seeking a relaxing although extravagant vacation: unique experiences, amazing entertainment programmes, personalised service and attention to detail and all the commodities and services of a hotel for guests over 16 years of age. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Savoy Gardens Funchal
- Hotel Savoy Gardens Madeira/Funchal