Just back from our first visit to the newly renovated Fourviews Monumental, although we have stayed many times before it was renovated. We both loved many of the new things. The rooms are modern, comfortable and look so much bigger. The new pool and pool area are lovely and Reception is now very bright and modern looking. The apartments have also been renovated and ours very comfortable and well equipped. Beds were comfortable and it had lovely new comfy pillows the maid service every day was excellent. Unfortunately there were roadworks on the road outside during our visit, so our balcony was unusable for lots of the time. To the Hotel's credit they did offer to move us, in hindsight we should have accepted their offer. I think the roadworks started the day we arrived and were almost finished the day we left! Speaking to other guests who were in the hotel rooms or studios which are set further back, the noise didn't seem to carry so badly to there, so we were just unlucky. We only found 2 negatives, food preferences are a very subjective thing and unfortunately neither of us enjoyed the food very much. We both thought that the choices, although vast, contained too many competing flavours and we found it difficult to make a full meal that we enjoyed. Also, we quite often found the hot choices not to be hot enough, but we do like our food piping hot. On a few occasions we swapped dinner for lunch and found this worked well for us as the food at lunchtime was freshly prepared, simpler and hot. We do realise that they are trying to cater for many different nationalities and we're sure that lots of people enjoyed the food, it just wasn't for us. The other negative, for us, was the evening bar area. We thought it was too big, too brightly lit and lacking atmosphere. I believe they are aware of this and are planning changes to this area. Although we didn't like the bar area, most of the entertainment was enjoyable for us. Charlie and partner who performed Tuesday and Thursday were particularly good.
It's quite difficult to review somewhere you have known for so long and has changed so much, but, we think we have been very fair in our assessment.
During our stay every member of staff we dealt with was friendly, helpful and lovely to deal with. The fabulous staff(all of them)was the one thing that hasn't changed.
We will be back, but perhaps bed and breakfast.
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- Also Known As:
- 4 Views Monumental Lido
- Four Views Monumental Lido Hotel Funchal
- Hotel Monumental Lido
- Monumental Lido Madeira
- Monumental Lido Hotel Funchal
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