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Funchal Design Hotel
Ranked #58 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Small city hotel, very close to centre of Funchal, where much black paint has been employed (they should change this - black decor is dated in any case, and gloom is not great), presumably to justify 'Design' in the hotel name. Room was fine but could have done with small fridge/mini-bar. Breakfast fine apart from terrible croissants. Wi-fi available only in tiny entrance lobby. But otherwise room perfectly o.k., bathroom good and restaurant fine.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed nearby but visited this great restaurant on 2 occasions. Very friendly staff, excellent meal particiularly the greta pizzas. Good wine and beautifully presented. Would consider styaing at the hotel on our next visit. very impressed.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JanetandDavid20
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Really enjoyed our 7 night stay in small and attractive Design Hotel Funchal - fine location west side of town but easy walking to all of Funchal's attractions - very modern funky interior design which worked very well - great value at fifty smackers per night inc breakfast - Philipe in the small bar/restaurant was friendly, charming, efficient and organised a special Madeira herbal tea for my cold which worked! We shall definitely stay there again on our next visit.

Room Tip: ask for upper floor room with rooftop views
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank GarbyRoz
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Other than the rectangular ground floor restaurant and room furnishings, right angles have been abandoned. From the angular lobby, through halls and our apartment, acute and obtuse angles defined the rooms. The black and white theme throughout and the wall-filling murals showing the bodies of dancers in action provided a delightfully unusual environment. I found myself visualizing unconventional custom furniture to fit with the angular rooms. Our apartment was very clean, well equipped and had plenty of space for two people. The location was our original attraction. The hotel is minutes away from a walking street with many restaurants. It is a 3-minute walk from a supermarket. (Turn right as you come out the hotel door, walk to the end of the street, turn left and walk a short distance more.) It is only one half km from the Marina. Even the Farmers’ market and old town are reasonable walks away. The English Church, site of many concerts, is less than a five-minute walk. We enjoyed two. Staff, without exception, were helpful and pleasant. Service, quality and presentation of food in the restaurant provided an added feature. Their restaurant was the nicest in this area.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is amazing, stylish, conveniently located, cheap, friendly and ever so cool! Beautiful, simple, elegantly modern rooms adorned in black decoraction. We were treated at all times like royalty by the staff, especially Luis, who was fluent in English and extremely helpful, and never grumpy despite appearing to work 24/7! Breakfast was simple but brilliant, the best scrambled eggs in Funchal! We would definitely stay here again, highly recommended!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank MattBurn
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed at the Funchal Design Hotel for 4 nights. The location is amazing. We walked everywhere from the hotel. However, the service really disappointed us. Every question we asked the staff the answer was always: "I don't know".
They could not tell us whether the hotel had a parking lot for our rental car. We ended up parking at a paid underground lot nearby, which as it turns out is used by the hotel. When we decided to get our car the next day the lot was closed and we had no way of getting out. The staff never helped us. They gave us a garage door opener with no batteries and that was that. They told me to ask around for help at the bar in front of the lot! We were lucky enough that someone that regularly parks at that lot was arriving and able to let us out.
On our last night, we asked if we could pay our bill in advance because we had a very early flight and wanted to make sure we could leave right away. The answer was no! Who does that?!?
In addition, the breakfast is terrible since the bread is old. They do not offer anything to drink but coffee. No fruits are available.
Forget about using internet in your room, wireless in treated like gold at this hotel
They charged me 4 euros for a bottle of water. The restaurant is never really open.

Finally I have to say, it was a cheap option (60 euros per night) and it served its purpose. However, if you are looking for a nice place...my advice is to skip this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank PintoBeans
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Close to everything in Funchal, 1 block to shopping center 2 blocks to city center, 3 blocks to the port. Polite, english speaking staff. Very clean rooms with A/C and cable TV. Restaurant and bar. While the bedrooms were all white, the bathroom is black ceiling, walls and floor. Reception and entrance to rooms, elevator and stairs down also completely black. 4 floors with 15 rooms total. Recommended especially for yours couples, you'll understand what I mean. In the street, no pool and no garden.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Funchal Design Hotel

Address: 2-2/A Rua Alegria, Funchal, Madeira 9000-040, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#48 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: $89 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Funchal Design Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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