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Madeira Regency Club
Ranked #43 of 87 Hotels in Funchal
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

a bit concerned about some of the negative reviews but we were pleasantly surprised by our stay at MRC. Booked vias an RCI exchange and used to timeshare
often not delivering on arrival but here we had a friendly greeting form the always polite and efficient staff and had a one bed with sea view throughout our stay. Apartment and public areas (especially the lovely central marble staircase) cleaned every day. Kitchen and bathroom ok for what we wanted as we spend 80% of our time out either visiting central Funchal - old town only 15 minutes flat walk - or on levada walks. Surprised pool closed at 6.00 pm when we were often returning home and balked at being charged 2.50 euros for an umbrella at 5.15 in the evening. The pool area could also borrow some design features from hotel next door and install some trees/plants etc. otherwise this are is a bit of a soulless concrete bowl. No heavy selling or pestering to buy more weeks (usually one of the annoying aspect of RCI exchanges) and I'd consider staying again if returning to Funchal.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just returned form ten nights in Madeira - lovely hotel but needs upgrading. Our 6th stay and we love it but the rooms are very tired. some of the décor is damaged and carpets need replacing.
We have carried on going hoping that the work on the sea front would be completed and although I realise this is to upgrade the defence they need from the sea it makes visiting Funchal a chore.
the staff at the Regency Club are super and so helpful it is a pleasure to stay there. we hope to return in the future as it is still the best view of the island. ++++

Room Tip: free Wi-Fi in lobby and yacht bar.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The staff were very friendly, the location is excellent.
Unfortunatly the jetty which allowed sea access was smashed and roped off. This smashed up concerete didnt give a very nice view out to the sea.
Our initial apartment was very run down with threadbare carpets and cupboard doors hanging off. When we pointed this out we were moved to a 2 bed apartment which was much nicer.
The hotel do a package of 3 meals/enertainment for 60 euros (inc wine) - which was very good value - the food was good and the staff helpful (i am vegetarian and there was very little veggie options but they always were willing to make an ommlette)
If you get a chance to dine at The Fort do so - its excellent!

Room Tip: Higher up = better views (floor 8 is the best)
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Me and my partner we had the wonderful opportunity to stay in Madeira Regency club. From the moment we arrive the receptionist Zita Alves kindly upgrade us for room with plenty of space and sea view. next morning me and my partner been late for breakfast and the waiter went extra mile to arrange something for us to eat even she know the breakfast time was Finnish. Thank you for making my holidays so special. for sure we'll be back.

Room Tip: 507 quiet and spacious
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank CCamacho_12
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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Booked this hotel based on all excellent reviews for this hotel, that was a misstake. There is nothing in this hotel that is more than average. Service and smiles seems to be to be very hard to get in many places in Madeira and so also in this hotel.

Most staff seems to work really hard to avoid contact and any kind of service, was it not for the staff in the breakfast/pool bar it would be an even lower score.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Fercen1974
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NORTHOLT ENGLAND
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from our annual summer stay at our second home,once again,most things were as normal,staff as always remarkably professional,polite and efficient.We used the sun beds most days apart from a trip, with our friends, for a full day around the west side of the island,the driver and very knowledgable guide,Rui,took us to the usual and not so usual stops,with lunch at Restaurant Orca in Porta Moniz a very pleasant day was had by all.
Looking forward to doing it all again very soon,

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed on a self catering basis. We only wanted to make breakfast, hot drinks and sandwiches but we could have cooked a full meal if we had wanted with the equipment provided. Only criticism is that there were not enough power points in the kitchen so could only use 2 appliances (not counting the fridge) at one time. Two Spa shops within easy walking distance for shopping and an easy walk into town too.

The hotel staff were excellent and so was the restaurant when we chose to use it and not one near by.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Madeira Regency Club

Property: Madeira Regency Club
Address: Rua Carvalho Araujo 9, Funchal, Madeira 9000-022, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#40 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Madeira Regency Club 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering panoramic views of the Madeiran coastline from its salt-water pool, the 4-star Regency Club features a restaurants and a health club. All air-conditioned apartments have a balcony and kitchenette. Spaciously laid out, all sunny apartments at Regency Club Madeira come with an LCD TV, seating area and modern bathroom. The majority of the apartments have ocean views. A breakfast buffet is served in the restaurant by the pool. The Yacht Bar Club overlooks the water and offers light meals for lunch and dinner. Guests have private sea access from the pool deck with its sun loungers. Apart from a sauna visit, guests can play squash or enjoy free transport to 2 of Madeira's golf courses. The centre of Funchal with its many bars and restaurants is 1 km away from Regency Club Madeira. This is our guests' favourite part of Funchal, according to independent reviews. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Madeira Regency Club Hotel Funchal
Regency Hotel Madeira
Regency Hotel Funchal
Madeira Regency Club Funchal

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