Though some reviewers have rightly stated that the hotel is not in the centre of Funchal, it should also stressed that the frequent and inexpensive bus service to town stops right outside - as does the airport bus. It is in no way remote - all very convenient ! In this respect the hotel offers excellent value for money in a quiet, privileged position, with coastline views. For those who select half board there will be little necessity to go into town at night when the buffet dinner is of such a high standard. This makes for a very relaxed break especially when the rest of the hotel facilities are of an equally high standard . This hotel, indeed this island, does not attract the normal rabble associated with the Costa s . So forget "fish and chips" and think more in terms of salmon and saffron, haddock in coconut etc ie a varied and interesting menu without repetition catering for many tastes.
The staff are very attentive and - as a general point I would say of all the island's inhabitants - want their guests to enjoy themselves. Considering this a "year round" resort I was surprised that no one I met was battle weary of tourists and always keen to engage with their guests. Maybe there s some advice : do not be remote and critical - engage and all will do their best to ensure your experience of this hotel and Madeira in general is one thats worth writing home about. (And for that that they have free wi fi )
Top Tip: Get up into the mountains by bus, especially if there if there is a fiesta going on.
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Residence Apartment Funchal
- Hotel Golden Residence Apartment
- Golden Residence Apartment Hotel Madeira/Funchal