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Hotel Gorgulho
Ranked #84 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
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“Loved it!!”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed for 13 nights at the gorgulho hotel with my husband 2 boys and loved staying everything was close by the service was great the restaurant was good and the staff very helpful definitely a very good bargain! Will return in the future!!

  • Stayed March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

It’s very cheap to stay here, and is reflected in a bit of wear and tear to the decor (broken tiles, marked carpet etc.) but it’s great, very clean, large rooms, great balcony, get one facing the Atlantic with views to Funchal and the mountains and of course out to sea. Our room had a TV with 4-5 English channels, fridge, and cooker rings, and all the utensils inc bottle opener and cork screw, however no kettle. The breakfast is good and plentiful, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, beans and frankfurters, with plenty of bread, toast & cakes, fruit and cereals and serves till 10:30. But the most important thing is the ideal location of the hotel, The Lido area is on your doorstep, a great supermarket is 2 minutes away down the hill towards the Lido, with loads of restaurants and cafes also, try the O Dragoeiro on Rua da Casa Branca up a little side road opposite the bus stop, great for lunch for 7.90 Euro for grilled fish or meat with chips and veg, and sit in their lovely well-kept garden. There are loads of 5* hotels around this area so you can pop in and use their facilities too, also the aero bus stops outside the hotel and cost 5 euro and takes 40 minutes. 30 minutes’ walk to Funcahl old town, a boring walk though as you can’t go along the coast but via the main road, get the bus instead, 4 or 5 buses stop outside the hotel. I would definitely book this hotel again. Location, location, location is spot on.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

The location is ideal, and the views are lovely, but the hotel itself is very basic, 60's style decor which is not of a very good standard. The bed linen and towels whilst clean are worn and past their sell by date. The hotel is surrounded by many restaurants to eat at, and is within easy walking distance of Funchal itself, locating it from the airport/ autovia is quite a feat, but just head for the Lido and look for the ugliest tower block still standing, decorated with blue and white tiles.
They do not supply a kettle, nor hair dryer, and whilst everyone else said the staff were friendly, we beg to differ, I do not think we got two words out of them.
The restaurants surrounding the hotel are the full range from very cheap to expensive, and we found we could still pick up the wi fi from the yacth bar on our balcony.

Room Tip: We did ask for a room as high as possible but were given the fourth floor? Make sure you take your o...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

The must rank as the ugliest hotel in the world!! But don't be put off, inside it is spotless, yes it's a bit shabby however the price we paid for 9 nights b/b for 2 was £366 so we weren't expecting the Ritz.

Our room was on the 9th floor and had fabulous veiws over the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Funchal.

The breakfast was fine plenty of choice. All the staff were friendly.

The surround ing area had plenty of bars and restaurants. Bus stop directly outside hotel; we bought a weekly bus pass and just hopped on and off as we needed. The stop for the Aerobus from the airport was directly outside the terminal and cost just 5 euros (9 euros for return) this stops just opposite the hotel (Stop no 13) so tranfers are simple.

We would certainly return here again, great value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Teresa O
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Uppsala, Sweden
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52 reviews
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Breakfast buffet is included and very nice with bread, eggs, sausages, beans, milk, fresh fruit, ham cheese, yoghurt etc. Friendly staff! Our double room was very small but had a great balcony with sea view. Good beds. The pool area was a bit disappointment - you can swim and sunbath but the whole area needs a big renovation! I complain a lot, but the price for this hotel was very cheap som according to that - the hotel met the standards! The hotel is located in the Lido-area in Funchal and it takes a 30 minutes walk into the city center of Funchal. There are lots of good restaurants within 5 minutes from the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank tomat449
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Monmouthshire
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Our 8th visit to this hotal and we keep coming back because, despite its 70's style exterior it is clean and comfortable with excellent chambermaid service and friendly, professional and helpful staff. It's close to shops and restaurants and there are bus stops just a few yards from the entrance. There is also a lovely park and the start of a Promenade walk just below,as well as two good supermarkets close by.

Room Tip: Quiet. Upper floor rooms have a better view. The entrance is reached by an incline so may present a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Hotel Gorgulho has an exterior facade about as appealing as it's name, but once inside the staff are helpful and friendly. The rooms are comfortable and traditional, slightly old-fashioned, but pleasant. The food is good, with excellent service. If you stay on Bed & Breakfast, there is a range of lovely restaurants within 5 minutes walk.
The Hotel is ideally located for frequent public transport to Funchal or the east of the Island, also the Aerobus (from the Airport) stops outside, so you don't have to pay for an expensive taxi ride.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Gorgulho
Address: Rua Gorgulho 1, Funchal, Madeira 9004-540, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #84 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gorgulho 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Gorgulho Hotel Funchal
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Gorgulho Funchal

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