My husband and I and our two friends have just returned from a 2 week all inclusive stay at this hotel, our rooms was adequate, clean, with a lovely view over the bay. We had no air conditioning, but we left the patio door open at night which was fine. The staff were friendly and eager to please. We are not fussy eaters but unfortunately we found the food quite boring, tasteless and lacking variety, there was only one meat and one fish dish available and if you did'nt like the look of that there was only salad, pasta and processed cheese. The sweet was always gataux, icecream or some fresh fruit which was fine for the first couple of days. Breakfast was ok but the fried eggs were cooked in advance and by the time anyone ate them they were like rubber and dried out. NO food was cooked fresh in front of you. Nothing looked appetizing, There were not enough waiters to clear the tables, therefore plates would pile up around you. There were no all day snacks( like other all inclusive) should you feel peckish, only a small tray of sandwiches and soggy cake which was brought out at 11am and 5pm, but you had to be quick, as it was like a stampede with everyone grabbing them, and on one rare occasion they removed some which had not been eaten, half an hour later! Icecream was ONLY available between 4 and 5pm which was very dissapointing for children. Getting a drink was a nightmare as even though we had wrist bands on we still had to sign for it, resulting in long queues, (once waiting 40 mins to be served) with many people getting double the amount to save them queueing again! There were no diet drinks! Evening entertainment was pretty poor, and not much going on outside the hotel either, only a few cafe's. We are in our 60's and were not expecting to disco everynight, but we were bored stiff. The trips out were our only saviour, we enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Madeira, We were informed of this holiday via a travel company over the phone, our biggest mistake was not checking the write up on the hotel and area first, prior to booking. This hotel in our opinion is not a four star, more a three and not suited for children unless they are babies and fine for anyone wanting to spend just a weekend away. My advice would be to stay in Funchel where there is more to see and do and check out the hotel FIRST!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Dom Pedro Baia Club Madeira/Machico