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“Great location and sharp design in downtown Funchal”

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Funchal Design Hotel
Ranked #61 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Reviewed 26 October 2010

We just got back from staying at this great hotel in downtown Funchal. The hotel is very small with about 4 rooms per floor on 4 floors, and is about a 5 minute walk to the cathedral area of Funchal, The rooms are wonderful. Very minimalist but with nice details. We had a great room on the 4th floor (402) which was a corner room with views of the fort and the sea (from the bathroom). Our room was under the sloped roofs and the only inconvenience was the slope of the bathroom mirror which was a little hard to shave in, although it was a great way to see the top of my head! Although very hip,the foyers on each floor are very dark, but since they are quite small it isnot a problem to find your room. The breakfast is great and there is a restaurant in the hotel which looks very cool but no one ever seemed to be there? There are few services,in that there is no pool, roof deck, bar, business center, etc... but for style and location it can't be beat. It is basically comfortable, stylish roofs at a great price, and a great location. There is also no hotel car park, but there is a cheap (3€ a day) lot 2 minutes up the street. We loved it!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2010

A modern interior design style generaaly successful apart from very dark near lifts and transparent glass bathroom door/wall Did offer good view to window and mountain panorama when using cerain feature. Very clean and well insulated from noise both outside and between rooms. Our 4th floor standard room was of reasonable size with great inland views encompassing the fortresa pico and St Clare's convent. Very clean

We had continental brealfast, although an additional hot option was available and we were grateful for the tiny resyaurant one evening when it rained heavily. The menu was good and the food reasonably priced.

Central location was excellent and for us preferable to hotel district

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2010

This was our first stop on a two week tour of Portugal. This was definitely the best of the places we stayed on our entire trip (except for the Pousada in the Douro Valley). Very clean, great location within walking distance to many restaurants and shopping. Very safe location as well. The staff was very friendly, made excellent recommendations from restaurants to whether or not to rent a car, take a cab, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and would highly recommend it to anyone staying in Funchal for either vacation or business. Very good value for the price.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2010

We found Funchal Design hotel through Unique Stays charm hotel and lodge selection club, and we were a little suspicious about its design (we wouldn't want to stay in a cold design hotel). It revealed to be a stylish and highly professional hotel, with all comfort although its small. The staff are tremendously attentive, rooms are spacious and practical.

The tiny restaurant offers a great choice of local and italian food with very good rates for its great quality!

A true stay at ease!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

Kind staff, calm and clean hotel, modern and comfortable room, excellent location, nice view, good service, continental breakfast

Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2010

Smooth check in to smooth check out, this is what you require with hotels. No noise at the hotel, you rarely heard another guest and the staff where there if you needed them but never in your face. A trendy little hotel rather like living in a Habitat store! It really did feel as though it was your personal room. Good quality breakfast individually served.

I would have liked more light in the bathrooms. I know it is a design hotel but.....

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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2  Thank mangomark
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Reviewed 19 January 2010

We spent three nights at Funchal Design Hotel last week and were impressed with every aspect: great central location, just a few minutes walk from what must be one of Europe's most delightful urban environments; stylish, decent-sized room; good breakfast; free wifi in the tiny lobby; and friendly service throughout. WIth only 16 rooms this genuinely is a boutique hotel, with an excellent little restaurant 560 (on which I have commented separately). To top it all, we secured an incredibly competitive rate (through an agency as it happens). Very strongly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Roadboy
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Additional Information about Funchal Design Hotel

Address: 2-2/A Rua Alegria, Funchal, Madeira 9000-040, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
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Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#51 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: £60 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Funchal Design Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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