We have stayed at this hotel twice a year, since Easter, 2006.
The first time we arrived, I was on crutches and had a full leg brace. We arrived by taxi from the airport quite late in the evening.and were welcomed by two very helpful receptionists,who offrered us five rooms to see which would be the best to accommodate my temporary disability. Whilst checking in, I realised that I did not have my handbag, so she phoned the taxi firm and the holiday representative, who located it at the BA office out at the airport the next morning, and she arranged for it to be delivered to me the same morning.
We have spenr four New Years there and our only problem has been that the New Year's Eve Gala Dinner became a Gala Buffet, so we have been to a small local restaurant the past couple of years, where we pay the same price as ever, unlike hotels here, which charge extortionate prices for the occasion.
The half board arrangements are satisfactory, as we can have lunch or dinner at any of the group hotels, so thisalso enables us to sample some of the local restaurants. The days we have taken the ferry over to Porto Santo, a cold meal has been brought up to our room on our return late in the evening.
The rooms need to be redecorated and refurbished, but they are clean, light, airy and comfortable, The poeple who moan about having no bubble bath should walk down to "Pingo Doce" and buy one reasonably priced.
We have not been unduly disturbed by the construction of adjacent apartments, which was started a couple of years ago, as they do not start early, nor finish late.
We hesitate to recommend this hotel, as travellers might not like to stay where improvements are at the top of their list of priorities, but the friendly an helpful staff, warm atmosphere, cleanliness and exquisite flower arrangements more than make uo for the decor in our opinion.
We have become great friends with many of the staff, most of whom have been there for twenty odd years
- Also Known As:
- Dorisol Estrelicia Funchal
- Dorisol Estrelicia Hotel Funchal
- Dorisol Estrelicia Madeira/Funchal
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