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Help with location please

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Help with location please

Looking to book for September and will be frst time visitors to Madeira. We would prefer booking B & B as we would intend spending our evenings eating in local restaurants. We would also like a hotel with a good sized pool/garden area with loungers for during the day.

Looking at reviews I’m confused as to where the best location we should base ourselves. Can anyone recommend an area/hotel in a good area for restaurants (happy to walk 15-20 mins) plus easy access to Funchal town, walkable if poss.

Thanks

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1. Re: Help with location please

Porto Made or Eden Mar, courtesy bus,local bus stop outside, 4/5 pools, lovely gardens,close to coastal walk,look at reviews on TA, very good hotel.lots of bars and restaurants surrounding the area

Edited: 23 March 2018, 13:10
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2. Re: Help with location please

Good suggestions from flowercity but, depending on your budget, there are cheaper options in roughly the same area - the Lince hotel opposite the Eden Mar and the Girassol, both of which we have stayed at. Also in the area are the Four Views Monumental, the Raga, Tiles and the Alto Lido.

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3. Re: Help with location please

If you want to spoil yourselves have a look at the Cliff Bay.

Rob

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4. Re: Help with location please

If your budget allows ,I agree with the above suggestions of the Porto Mare /Eden Mar (4*) or the Cliff Bay (5*) Hotels .They have beautiful gardens and pools ,plenty of excellent restaurants nearby and walkable into the city although the courtesy bus is available 7 times a day .

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5. Re: Help with location please

The Pestana Promenade also has a lovely pool/garden area. Its's in the same area as the previously mentioned.

In town the Porto Santa Maria has a lovely pool/garden area. It's part of the same group which owns the Cliff Bay and the Porto Mare.

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6. Re: Help with location please

In Lido Area

Porto Bay Group>Cliff Bay, Porto Mare and recently renovated Eden Mar Suites .....

Less expensive > Girassol, Raga and Tiles -recent renovations in all three.

Slightly higher up from these hotels > TUI Savoy Gardens

In Old Town Funchal

Porto SANTA Maria and Alberghia Dias

Good range of hotels with choice of rooms and tariffs. Sea view rooms highly recommended.

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7. Re: Help with location please

The Albergaria Dias in Old Town (mentioned by Se) is a very fine hotel, small and family-run and well-located. But you'd be hard put to book there independently as it's virtually monopolised by Tui for package holidays.

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8. Re: Help with location please

Another vote for Porto Mare/Eden Mar. Although there is a courtesy bus, we've always chosen to walk into Funchal. Very good buffet breakfast also good restaurants if you did decide to have an evening meal in the hotel. Buffet restaurant good--different theme every night ( Italian, fish & seafood, Portuguese etc). Hope you enjoy your first visit. It's a lovely island!

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9. Re: Help with location please

Chose the Lido Area last Summer as we were visiting with our family.

As mentioned above many stunning hotels also a good choice of less expensive ones.

On our next visit we will be staying in the Castanheiro in the City Center.

It is a lovely historical building with a rooftop terrace offering a panoramic view.

Whatever you choose you will love the Island and what it has to offer.

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10. Re: Help with location please

Thanks for everyone's suggestions. That's definitely the area we will be looking in.

Really like the Porto Mare group of hotels but a bit more than we are looking to spend as this is just a sneaky extra two weeks away. Will check out the other suggestions for that area.

Edited: 26 March 2018, 11:02
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