Just returned from a four day walking holiday with my son. Having read other reviews before we travelled, we pretty much knew what to expect so we were pleasantly surprised to find that the hotel exceeded our expectations. Other reviewers state that the hotel is a bit "tired". Whilst we were there, there was some renovation going on; the landings on the third and second floor are having the rather threadbare carpets covered with laminated wooden flooring. Our room (number 24) had already received the same treatment and it appeared that the walls had recently received a new coat of paint.
The staff were all very pleasant and helpful and the breakfast as described elsewhere - a couple of bread rolls, processed cheese, butter and jam with coffee/tea and orange juice. Pretty basic stuff but enough to get you through the morning.#
The hotel is in a quiet area just opposite a small public garden area frequented by old chaps playing cards for rocks!. Just down the road is the Farmers' Market and, on the opposite side of the street, the large "Anadia" supermarket, where you can stock up with provisions, including the interestingly named "Bastardos" wine!
Our room was cleaned daily, whilst we were out walking.
The rooms on the first three floors have a covered balcony, providing somewhere to sit out in the evening and watch the world (and the cable cars) go by. When we went up to Monte on the cable car, we could see that the balconies in the rooms on the top floor are not covered. As it rained heavily for a lot of the time we were there, we were grateful to have a covered balcony!
I would have no problem in recommending this hotel to anyone who wants a cheap holiday and is not expecting five star accommodation for three star prices.
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- Also Known As:
- Residencial Parque Madeira/Funchal