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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Just back from a week in Funchal - we selected this hotel as it is central and appeared good value for money (having read many reviews). We were not disappointed. Although central (within 1 min walk of the hubbub of Funchal), the hotel is situated in a quiet street. The rooms are clean and cleaned daily, fresh towels daily too. The one downside of the rooms was the lack of aircon but that was a chance we took. As it happened, the outside temperature was 25-35C so the room was very warm at night even with windows open and fan blowing at its fastest speed.

We used the hotel as a base so can only comment on the service we used daily i.e. breakfast - there was fruit salad, ham, cheese, cereals, bread, rolls, juices and the usual breakfast hot drinks; the selection and quantity on offer were good enough to set you up for a day's tramping on the levadas!

We agree with other reviews, the hotel staff are efficient, friendly and helpful with Elsa deserving a special mention - she seems to be there most of the day and has a good knowledge of where to go and what to do, should your pre-holiday research lack substance. Brochures in the hotel give info on trips, excursions etc. and most (if not all) companies pick up from the hotel.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to our friends.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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2  Thank iainrossmac
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Just returned from this hotel and it is a real gem. A traditional hotel with excellent friendly staff. No air con but fans in the rooms and the temperature in Madeira is always pleasant. Breakfast is continental but perfectly adequate and again staff are friendly and helpful. There is free parking. The hotel is situated right in town and not at the top of the hill miles away from anything like most of the big hotels. It is close to the market and several supermarkets and local shops. Also easy walk to lots of local restaurants and the bus station.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank LindyLou105
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

The hotel is by no means a four star but what it lacks in space is made up by the friendly and helpfull staff ,they make you feel they have known you for years .the hotel is in a great location for discovering the old town .the continetal breakfast was sufficient .the evening meal was varied and good .the room was kept very clean .the only downside of our trip this time was the exploiting of wild birds on the front of funchal ,so please don't have your photo taken with these birds

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank maggie H
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

This hotel couldn't be better placed for the centre of Funchal. Our room was small but clean if a bit tired looking. We had adequate space to store our things and although the bath was small there was a shower and bath and the most efficient hairdryer I'd had anywhere on the island.
I felt that the space available for breakfast wasn't quite adequate. Most days it was all right but on our first day when we came down there was not a free table.
Breakfast was fine - just continental but nice coffee and the bread was good and there was always fruit and yoghourt. There were lots of handy bars and it didn't take long to walk to the market, the bus station, the sea front or the tourist information. In fact everything was really handy. The nearby bakery (Opan) was particularly good - just a few steps away round the corner so we got our packed lunches there every day.
The roof area with it's swimming pool was lovely.
The staff were exceptionally helpful and pleasant. All in all, we felt it was much better to be here than in one of the more expensive hotels out of the centre. We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank NElincsrambler
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Most attractive feature of this hotel is the rooftop pool, beautiful views of funchal, sea and hills, lovely spot to relax, read, eat lunch, drink beer etc
only ate breakfast at the hotel, which not suprisingly was continental self service, lovely fresh bread and croisants, fine before a days walk
supermarket a few yards away
central location near lots of restaurants
staff very friendly
rooms adequate

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank gimpytoo
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