First time on Madeira and picked this hotel for the "Boutique Style" reference in the blurb. This sums up this hotel really well. It is fairly small - 119 rooms and so felt quite personal. There is a complimentary tea tray on arrival but, they wanted 3 euros per day to refill this - there was fridge however and so we bought milk and tea bags at the local spar and this was not an issue, the same applied to water, first one free charged after that. On the plus side you could order a newspaper for collection from reception each day for 3 euro - most British newspaper titles were available and it was that days paper - to buy yesterdays paper in the local shops was 3.80. Basically their sister hotel would download that days paper and print it out and deliver this to the Savoy Gadens.
Most other people have covered the food and cleanliness etc, just to say this was all excellent. one of the things we liked was no pressure about tips and so you really felt that you were tipping becuase you wanted to. The house wine was excellent and wines were not really pricey on the menu.
The pool area was great - no witing for bed's to be available and the panorama terrace on the roof with the honesty bar was also great. This was a good place to get the last rays of the sun as you saw excellent sun sets from here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cradled against an oceanfront hillside and located in a quiet and sunny suburb of Funchal, within approx 2km from the city centre, the renovated Hotel Savoy Gardens (ex-Vila Ramos), renowned for the provision of friendly and personalised service, offers amazing mountain and sea views across lush verdant plantations. The Savoy Gardens is a friendly boutique-style hotel that provides its guests a modern feel and a traditional quality. All 119 completely renovated rooms include 9 suites. All have their own furnished balcony and are equipped with air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV set with interactive TV, FREE internet wireless system, tea and coffee making facilities, safety box and mini-bar, plus a fully equipped bathroom with bathtub, shower and hairdryer.The elegant and new interiors are all designed in soft colours with excellent materials to create a relaxing atmosphere throughout the hotel. The Savoy Gardens Hotel features the Restaurant Laurissilva, serving a daily buffet breakfast and themed Buffet dinners with cooking station. In a reserved cosy area, this restaurant also features a elegant a la carte dinner service. The Cica cocktail bar serving evening cocktails and the Palmeira bar serving snacks, hot and fresh drinks throughout the day as well as a daily suggestion of healthy and delicious light dishes for lunch. One outdoor freshwater heated swimming pool, a panoramic rooftop 360º view terrace with sun-lounges, jacuzzi, shower and self-service bar - the ideal location to spot the daily arrivals and departures of cruise liners in Funchal's harbour. Some of the facilities are also located in the lower-ground floor, such as the Spa with themed and seasonal promotions and special spa packages, the hairdresser, a games and TV room with internet desk and the Night Club Magnolia with nightly live music and entertainment. The Savoy Gardens Hotel is a new concept in Adults Only accommodation. Conceived as a place for rest and fun specially dedicated for those seeking a relaxing although extravagant vacation: unique experiences, amazing entertainment programmes, personalised service and attention to detail and all the commodities and services of a hotel for guests over 16 years of age. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Savoy Gardens
- Savoy Gardens Funchal
- Sensimar Savoy Gardens Madeira/Funchal