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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 19, 2014

I booked ten nights via Monarch/Cosmos. Points to note: - The Girassol claims to be a four star hotel but should not qualify for the rating. - Some restaurant staff are unbearably rude, disinterested and unhelpful (I had to have words with one of them). - No possibility of early evening drinks by the pool (the pool bar shuts at...

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England
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We booked this hotel as part of a package through Thomas Cook. On arrival we were told the hotel was over booked and could they put us in another room for 2 nights bearing in mind we arrived on the 30th of December (my birthday). We appreciated it was a busy time of the year so accepted the room and...

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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 13, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for a week in May 2014, my first visit to Madeira. The Girassol is in a good location in the hotel district and the reception staff were courteous and always welcoming, but the hotel itself was really not up to the four-star rating it is given. The room I had was on the ninth floor,...

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2Thank Graham T
Funchal, Portugal
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just returned from a stay at this hotel having spent a week in Madeira, the hotel is in a good location in the centre of the hotel district . Funchal centre is about a twenty minute walk and there are frequent local buses which pass the hotel, in brief I was allocated a room on the second floor at the...

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1Thank Dataxi
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 1, 2014

As a senior, single, lady I could not fault the hotel. Its location was very good for walking down to town and for the buses. I made full use of a Giro card (bought from the wine store at the entrance to the shopping mall about 200yds (right) from the hotel). The Receptionist printed out a couple of relevant weekend...

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4Thank VivGB
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 23, 2014

I stayed here 5 nights over the Easter period, for what you pay it is very very good value for money. Excellent in the middle of the hotel district. Easy walking distance to/from the centre of town if you dont mind hills (but thats all over the island). Dated but clean rooms. Half Board is buffet breakfast (bacon/eggs/ceral/fruits/tea/coffee)and Buffet Diner...

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1Thank MalWright74
Nuneaton
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Just back from a short break at the Girassol. The Good: Location - a good walk, but do-able, into the centre of Funchal and also the other way to the Lido area. Didn't use, but there appears to be good and frequent bus service to Funchal from nearby too. Rooms are spacious and clean. As a single traveller to get...

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4Thank andrewclaridge
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 6, 2014

A lovely week on our first visit to Madeira. We had a lovely room on 8th floor. The staff were lovely & friendly in the restaurant & reception. My husband celebrated his 70th birthday & was surprised with a cake which was lovely thank-you. The food was average & not much choice but plenty of salad & fruit. We had...

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3Thank MarieJann
Hinckley, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Hotel Girassol was our home for 3 weeks in February. We travelled with Mercury Direct. The holiday was excellent value for money. The first two weeks were half-board. We found the food fresh and nicely presented with plenty of choice. Warm plates are available in a plate warmer and the hot food was always hot. The third week was breakfast...

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7Thank Mary C
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Just a week in this hotel. Our first visit to Madeira. Although the room (suite) was spacious the hotel itself was very dowdy. We stayed on a half board basis, meals were ok but nothing special. The swimming pool is in need of repair, with tiles on the bottom of the pool breaking off. There is a bar, we only...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Girassol

Address: Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal, Madeira 9004-539, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: $61 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Girassol 4*
Number of rooms: 136
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Also Known As:
Girassol Hotel Funchal
Hotel Girassol Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Style:
#46 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Overllook the pool on high floor. Sun on balcony in the afternoon.”
 of 5 bubbles Stewe041, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“Side rooms have lovely views and not as noisy”
 of 5 bubbles JamesT965, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“Room 1008 was perfect with great view of the pool”
 of 5 bubbles natalieflood, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
“Upgrade to a sea view on floors 10 or 11”
 of 5 bubbles KT73, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have balconies and separate lounge from the bedroom and bathroom. It would be difficult to be unhappy with the rooms provided”
 of 5 bubbles bet636, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
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