We selected this hotel using Tripadvisor and what a good decision it turned out to be.
The hotel is in the old part of Funchal sandwiched between two streets which makes it very quiet but with a pool and sunbathing and terrace area which is more than adequate for the number of guests the hotel can accommodate. At no time were we unable to get sunloungers.
The location is just great; you walk out of a secure gate at the rear of the hotel almost immediately into restaurants and some bars and only a further 10 minutes of very easy walking along the front takes you into central Funchal. You are unaware of all of this in the tranquility of the hotel however.
The hotel caters almost entirely for an older clientele-predominantly British and Germans--which again adds to its quietness.
The bedrooms are spotless and comfortable with everything working as it should. The rooms are not large but perfectly adequate.
The hotel provides a superbly comprehensive breakfast and the snacks and drinks were of excellent quality and competively priced in comparison to what it cost elsewhere.
All the staff from the owner down were incredibly, and naturally, cheerful, polite and helpful at all times. OIt is a hands on family run establishment and it is a credit to them.
We ate at number of restaurants in Funchal--with Olives in the centre being good value in a buzzy atmosphere but for the best fish by far --and again at reasonable prices-Restaurant Portao, about 3 minutes walk away from the hotel, was simply wonderful.
Madeira is a truly beautiful island and the clean up operation has been so successful that there is very little sign of the catastrophe that hit them early in 2010. Funchal itself is avery relaxing place to be with a old world charm. The new hotels and apartments on the West side of the town have been overdone however and whilst no doubt they are wonderful to stay in, the result is a bit of a concrete jungle. We were definitely in the right place in the old town.
I'm certain we will return to Madeira and when we do we will look no further that the Hotel Albergaria Dias
- Also Known As:
- Albergaria Dias Funchal
- Albergaria Dias Hotel Funchal
- Hotel Albergaria Dias Madeira/Funchal