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Dorisol Estrelicia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua da Casa Branca 98, Funchal, Madeira 9004-535, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #67 of 89 Hotels in Funchal
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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“Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

We have just returned home after a weeks stay at the Dorisol Estrelicia, we were on a bed and breakfast tariff so am only able to comment on the breakfast, it was superb, plentiful and a varied menu, which always included cereal, rolls, ham, cheese, fresh fruit, yoghurts and a varied cooked dish daily. Unfortunately the weather this past week stopped us using the outside pool although we did manage a few hours on the sunbeds a couple of days, The hotel was very comfortable, not the most modern but certainly gave value for money, the room was cleaned daily to a high standard and the only downside to me personally was the steep hill you had to climb every time you came back from a trip into Funchal. All in all a great place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

I have been staying at the Estrelicia for many years and would not stay at any other hotel in Funchal. The hill going up to the hotel is very steep, but is definately good exercise. The staff is very friendly and always helpfull with any of your needs. The value is unbelievable, compared to the very high rates at most other hotels in Funchal. I usually stay at least 3 weeks, because of the room prices and the great staff at the reception.. Madeira is a very beautiful island and the Estrelicia Hotel and the fantastic weather makes your visit very very enjoyable!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

A clean and tidy hotel on first appearance. Beautiful swimming pool and surrounding area. Very steep hill up to the hotel. Brilliant dining room - fantastic choice for breakfast. Most of the staff were very friendly and keen to help. Clean and tidy room , but , the bathroom was in need of repair. Mould on the tiles, cracked tiles all over shower area. Rotten bathroom door that did not close properly. Generally needed updating on a whole - lots of brown mahogony coloured veneer wood. Great free shuttle bus into town ( thank goodness ). Nice cheap hotel for sleeping in at night , but a better one could be found im sure.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

A quiet spot with very helpful and friendly staff. A nice pool and always a sunbed when we stayed. Very clean and all basic amenities. Reasonable food if you do the all inclusive (I've had much worse all-in food at a five star). Sometimes you get a little more than what you pay for, so a five star for the few euros this holiday cost.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

I like this hotel, it is a good base and is a bit like home
The hotel is long established and knows how to give a good service and value for money. It may not be a luxury establishment, but the staff are all keen to please and ready to help you to have an enjoyable stay. The swimming pools both outdoor and in are big enough to have a good excersize swim or just cool down, there is also a jacuzzi, a gym and albeit small a very good sauna. The rooms which may a bit small by modern standards have very good views over the sea or the town, you can ask for what you prefer. Breakfast is the normal international buffet style and very adequate, although the tea/coffee machines are a little hard to fathom.
There is a regular free shuttle bus to the centre of Funchal. There are good shops in easy walking distance, and less than a 15 minute walk to a new shopping mall which is quite extensive.
Local restaurants are all good, although the Fora D'oras which is on site is the best with a good selection of modestly priced dishes from Madeira, Italy and India.
There is a good WiFi link in the bar which is free, also a new addition this year is an underground car park.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Just arrived from a fab vacation at Madeira! Fantastic island! Have to say that Dorisol Hotels are very good for the price we paid! The rooms....a bit old fashioned...but we spent very little time in our rooms with so much to do outside. You can use the facilities from the 3 hotels: swimming pools, bars, restaurants, spa... it's well situated, u save money with the courtesy bus to go to the city centre which takes max 15 min, just down the road u have good restaurants open untill late and a bit further down a nice promenade with several night bars! The staff are realy nice and playful, the food nice too and u get to try traditional Madeira food! Definitly recommend it for a cheap and fab holiday!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneve
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Apart from some comments i've read, must give my real impression, for the money you pay, you get an unexpected range of facilities. Ok, rooms are not up to 2010 but clean and clear. Food excelent, a magnificent breakfast with no miss of anything. Delicious bread and croissants, almost like ours at home, homemade cakes and waht a fresh water melon every day... Next time i wish i can have a better orange juice :). Staff very friendly and helpful. 3 swimming pools in the complex one of them inside the health club. Very good.
We've all enjoyed it. You can find a good restaurant by the road with different types of food, italian indian, so tasteful, so fantastic hours we've spent there. Beautiful island and a fantastic weather, warm enough and so blue the sky.
We'll be back, all of us. :)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua da Casa Branca 98, Funchal, Madeira 9004-535, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 89 Hotels in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dorisol Estrelicia 3*
Number of rooms: 148
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Also Known As:
Dorisol Estrelicia Funchal
Dorisol Estrelicia Hotel Funchal
Dorisol Estrelicia Madeira/Funchal

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