We wanted some cheap accommodation in Madeira for 7 nights. Pina Residencial cost 40 Euros a night for 2 people including breakfast. This included a bit extra for a sea view room with balcony. There is a hairdryer in the bathroom and a small portable TV in bedroom. No fridge or kettle/tea/coffee.
The accommodation is basic but fantastic value for money. We had a large double rooom with en suite. Huge balcony overlooking Funschal harbour. The room could do with updating but it was very clean and perfectly adequate.
Breakfast was continental with croissants and rolls, cheese and ham, sometimes eggs, sometimes yoghurt and fruit. All the tea or coffee you want. A good start to the day.
The staff were all very friendly and absolutely great.
There is a small plunge pool and sunbathing area which we enjoyed and was very quiet.
Attached to the hotel is a small bar used mainly by locals. Very reasonable and no noise issues. There is a computer in the bar with free internet access.
We hired a car and the hotel does have 4/5 parking spaces for guests. Getting into the car park is via a very narrow entrance and drive. The only way to do it is to reverse in. Don't hire a large car!
We thought the location of the hotel was great. Wonderful views, less than 10 minutes walk into town. It is a bit of a climb back up the hill to the hotel and if you are very unfit or have young children you may have to get a taxi or think about going elsewhere.
The only downside staying here were barking dogs late at night. This is not the fault of the hotel and will apply to almost anywhere in Funschal. It appears that many Madeirans have dogs in their yards. The dogs stay out all night and there is a regular cocophany of noise when one of them gets disturbed for some reason.
Overall, if you want a good value basic hotel I think you will be lucky to beat Pina Residencial.
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- Also Known As:
- Residencial Pina Funchal
- Residencial Pina Madeira/Funchal