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Hotel Escola

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel Escola is a little gem situated on the very edge of Funchal, bordered by a banana plantation, yet within easy touch of the city by very cheap bus transport. The rest of the island can all be visited from the central bus terminus. The hotel is part of the island College of tourism and catering, and the students are... More 

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Warrington, England
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend of ours went to live in Madeira a couple of years back, his apartment is opposite to this establishment. In numerous phone calls he waxed lyrical about the food here, he eats every lunch time here. We have visited the hotel escola on two holiday visits. The first time, I didn't know what to expect, my own school... More 

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Volendam
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited this hotel with a couple friends (ages 20-30). Everybody who worked there is really friendly and the service is exquisite. The room was good enough to stay in for a week, got cleaned every day and had a really nice view. There are restaurants, café's and supermarkets nearby. At about 50 meters downhill there is a busstop that... More 

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Burford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a week here at the end of September and it was lovely. Only 20 rooms which makes for a far more personal service and the restaurant is excellent and very good value, usually we try and go somewhere different every night but ended up eating here 3 nights. Reception staff were very helpful especially the lady (Lilliana I think!)... More 

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This hotel is setup as a training school for those willing to work in the hotel / tourism branche. Although setup for training purposes, the staff was extremely, professional, helpfull, friendly and cooperative, we really felt like valued guests. The facilities are are good, there is a good restaurant with obviously the possibilities to have your meals outside and also... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and found the hotel lovely. The reception team are very friendly and speak good English. They are always willing to call you taxis and give you advice. The location is a bit out of the way of things and in a hill area but you can get taxis everywhere quite cheaply so it's really... More 

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We discovered this restaurant in 2015 and like it so much we went back for a 2nd visit and even recommended it to friends. That meant that it had to be on our list for 2016. Much is as good as ever, but the big disappointment was the steak we ordered as the main course. Some wanted well done, others... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

My wife has a gluten allergy and the hotel staff went out of their way to ensure she did not have any gluten. On the third day they had arranged for gluten free bread to be available. The hotel as a whole was very good with the reception staff giving us bus cards which we could have charged up in... More 

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leek
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Lovely clean hotel, a little out of Funchal but very easily reached by bus 2, local transport is superb. Our room had a sea view but then think all the rooms do. Breakfast was adequate, you wont starve but it doesn't blow you away, fresh fruit which is brill but no toaster or eggs leave things limited in choice. We... More 

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Where to start...? At the beginning, of course! Smiling, friendly and efficient check-in, which always starts a visit off well. Our room had a beautiful view over the sea to the west which gave us a pretty (and short) sunset every day, watched from the very generous balcony which wasn't over-looked by any other rooms. The room itself was very... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Airport Transportation
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Additional Information about Hotel Escola

Address: Praca A.C.I.F. Camara Comercio e Industria da Madeira 9000 246 | Sao Martinho, Funchal, Madeira 9000-044, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: £41 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Escola 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“sea view balcony room numbers 204,205,206,207”
 of 5 bubbles 593nigelt, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea view room was great.”
 of 5 bubbles keithdiment, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Select a room with sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles ruudd2016, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Sea View - it is a sea view a real one where you can watch people surfing”
 of 5 bubbles evilistbow, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 209 was good for us”
 of 5 bubbles tobyleek, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
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