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Hotel Madeira
Ranked #28 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Just back from staying here for two weeks. Loved every minute of it! Room on the 4th floor just below the roof terrace on the roof. No-one there most of time so felt like your own private pool area. Rooms exceptionally clean - linens and towels changed daily.Brought some beer back to the room and put in the sink to keep cool...next time we returned to the room a little fridge had been installed for us....we never needed to ask!
Breakfast choices were a little monotonous egg, cheese, ham, cereals, juice but was quite adequate for our needs. Staff were very friendly ( apart from one guy on reception) and helpful. The hotel is in a great location - 5 minutes from the promenade, restaurants are plentiful and an easy walk. Parks 2 minutes away - or less for the Municipal Gardens which is outside the door. Shopping centre 2 minutes away. Couldn't be a better choice!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Having never been to Madeira before my sister-in-law and I wanted a central hotel to explore the resort of Funchal and what an excellent choice we made with the Hotel Madeira. The hotel was situated across the road from the lovely Municipal Gardens, a five minute walk from the sea where you can book a sail on the catamaran to see dolphins, a short walk to the cable cars and to the old town. Excellent restaurants were also nearby. The hotel itself was scrupulously clean, the staff were friendly and spoke excellent English. All in all a lovely holiday at a great hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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5  Thank rosemaryd04
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel several times but the staff were very miserable especially on reception, there was only one man that was helpful the rest were insolent. the breakfast was the same every day with not much variety so for the last two visits to the island I have stayed in another hotel, it costs nothing for the staff to be civil and welcoming.

Room Tip: ask for a room whose number ends in 01, that way you get a room on a corner with seperate lounge and...
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank RogerMalaga
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

As previous reviewers have stated it is slap bang in the middle of Funchal,next to a lovely park 100 yards from great bars down on the front and then you come to the Marina.
Near also to the supermarket in the Marina shopping complex.
No fridge when we got to the room but a quick call to reception and it was installed the same afternoon.
Asked and got a safety deposit box in reception for which we were not charged...a nice touch.
Rooms clean and comfortable.balcomys a bit small but great views of the mountains and we could see the sea(if only on tiptoe)
Canny little pool on roof..quiet and clean area.and always plenty of sunbeds.
All in all enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Higher floors get less street noise.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank DurhamEvvo
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

The Hotel Madeira is located in a very good spot in downtown Funchal. I stayed here for 10 days in June 2012. I shared room 101 with a friend and it had a bedroom with 2 single beds and a separate sitting room-both had balconies (one with a mini fridge) which was a great bonus. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The bathrooms are nice and have just about everything you need. The housekeeping staff did a great jobs each day freshening the rooms. The front desk staff was very friendly-always greeted with a smile. There was free wifi in the rooms-BONUS! There is a bar off the lobby that has very reasonable prices for beers, cokes, water, etc. We had breakfast included. Very basic, but adequate. No complaints on the property or staff at all.

The location is perfect for a visit to Funchal. There is a nice park literally on the next block with a little bar/snack stand that is a great place to take a beer or small snack before heading out. You are only 2-3 blocks from the marina/port area which is full of activities and restaurants. There is also a shopping mall only a block away-it has a full size grocery store on the bottom level. Perfect for stocking up on supplies. Really found that to be a plus! Multiple ATM machines very near as well.

It is not one of the fancy resort places right on the water, but if you are looking for a friendly, clean, comfortable place in a great location at a good rate-Hotel Madeira is a good call.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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5  Thank cubuff1453
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Good value for the money. It´s not a modern hotel, but is very well located in the city center and has clean rooms. It hasn´t parking, but the recepcionist arranged us a paid parking in the apartments next door, wish was a very good option, because parking nearby is difficult and always paid.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank AnaNeves
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

We spent 2 weeks at the Hotel Madeira in early March and can thoroughly recommend it as a good, comfortable place to stay. This was our 3rd visit to Madeira having stayed in a hotel near the Lido and then in the Quinta Bela Sao Tiago in the old part of Funchal. We chose the Madeira this time because of its city centre location and the easy access from there, without hills, to all the facilities in Funchal. The hotel is only rated as 3 star but, as other reviews have noted, it is a very pleasant place to stay. Every part of the hotel was spotlessly clean and all the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. On arrival we were upgraded to a junior suite, which meant that we had a separate lounge as well as a good sized bedroom. Each room had a balcony overlooking the excellent Municipal Gardens. Towels and bed linen are changed every day, somewhat extravagant considering that Madeira has had very little rain over the winter.

Breakfast was included in the deal we had and was always the same, rather boring for a long stay but adequate to start the day. The hotel bar does serve sandwiches and hot snacks throughout the day until 11pm. It also does a mean Poncha, the local cocktail - but beware, lemon juice and honey do not alter the fact that the main ingredient is 50% proof white rum. The public lounge has some comfortable seats and a small snooker table as well as a single PC giving free internet access. The small roof top terrace has a small swimming pool and plenty of sun loungers as well as great views over Funchal and the surrounding hills.

We booked through Travel Republic and paid £42/night for the room. It is probably possible to find slightly better prices but Travel Republic is ABTA licenced and we felt that gave us some protection in these difficult times.

Good eating close to the hotel. For a simple meal try the Trigal Pizzaria – right out of the hotel, first right onto Rua Dos Aranhas. Trigal is on the left at the next T junction (300yds total). A really good restaurant is the Restaurante Dos Combatente – left out of the hotel, walk past the Municipal Garden, restaurant is on the left at the end of the garden.

Places to not miss – Casa-Museo Frederico de Freitas in Calcada Sta Clara – 5 minutes walk above the hotel. A superb example of a Quinta and a fantastic collection of beautiful objects and paintings.
Then carry on up the hill to the Museo do Memorobilia. Another superb building and collection plus a nice outdoor café for lunch.

Room Tip: A room on the 3rd or 4th floor gives a better view of the Municipal Garden. Ask for a room with a b...
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank Roy S
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Address: Rua Ivens 21, Funchal, Madeira 9000-046, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Funchal
#25 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#26 Family Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: $80 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Madeira 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Madeira is a 3 star Hotel very well known by its personalized service and quality. Here you'll find everything you need for relaxing and unforgettable holidays: comfortable equipped rooms with all contemporary ways of connection (telephone with a direct line to the exterior, Wi-Fi Internet access) and recreation zones (open swimming pool on the top floor with a panoramic view of Funchal city, Sundeck, Coffee Bar, Snooker table). ... more   less 
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