We stayed at this hotel during October 2013, the location is perfect if you enjoy walking, which we do! The main part of Funchal is about 20 minutes away and there is a nice ice cream parlour opposite Reid's which makes the journey back more pleasant, the Lido area is 10 minutes away with a number of shops selling drink etc much cheaper than the hotel, so make use of the fridge in the room! There is a nice coastal walk from the Lido to the old fishing town, which we didn't think much of, but there is a nice beach bar about half way which is well worth a stop.
As we went in October the flowers were not at their best but still worth the trip on the cable car to the tropical gardens and the toboggan ride is amazing and a must do !!
My only complaints about the hotel are the small balcony we had, the bathroom could have been planned better with a shower cubicle and a re-fresh of the decor, but the plus points are the roof terrace giving fantastic views and the honesty bar which was very useful.
The staff on the whole are great the chambermaid kept the room spotless and bar staff very good, some of the dinning room staff could do with a "charm lesson" though.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday with a bit of exercise thrown in for free, and would also say the Tai Chi class is a great way to start the day
- 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