This was a great last minute find. The hotel is NOT luxurious but the rooms are a good size and very comfortable, housekeeping is good with beds and towels changed daily without having to request it, lots of hanging space for clothes and a good size bathroom if somewhat dated. Nice balconies with furniture to enjoy the morning or evening sun. The gardens are pretty and well kept and the bar and reception area comfortable.
The pools are gorgeous, the semi indoor pool requires you to wear a bathing cap for some reason which can be purchased for 4Euros. Drinks are reasonably priced, even cocktails. Breakfast is reasonable, choice of cooked or cold, not the best quality produce but nice enough. This is an adult only hotel which although I love children was a godsend in August...nice and peaceful with comfortable beds, towels provided.
Areas that could be easily improved to make one's stay even more enjoyable are, real soap, toiletries and tissues provided in the rooms..just a little something to consider, liquid soap from a dispenser does not work for me. The bar area although nice enough has no atmosphere and is very under used for some reason, it seems more like a passage way to the spa and breakfast room. The only bar snack available is a white toasted bread sandwich, so unless you go out to eat there is nothing available for lunch at the pool, a few healthy salads and a range of sandwiches would work very well. There are no tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms which was a bit of a pain as there is no room service either.
That said we enjoyed the peace and quiet and had a nice stay, we popped over to the Pestano which was the 5 star we were originally going to stay at and thank goodness it was full, not my cup of tea at all...very over crowded especially in the pool area and all a little dated on first look.
One thing to consider when staying at the Enotel is that it is at the top of a steep hill and the walk into Funchal town and back while only taking 15 mins or so is a tough climb in parts especially when hot or if you have a bad knee like me...happy to recommend this hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Quinta Do Sol Hotel
- Quinta Do Sol Funchal
- Quinta Sol Madeira
- Enotel Quinta Do Sol Madeira/Funchal