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“Superb location for Central Funchal with superb views”
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The Vine Hotel
Ranked #16 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This hotel ticked all our boxes for a first visit to Madeira. Some of the boutique features such as the lighting were a bit over the top and the open nature of the sink and bath make it a place for those who are confident in their bodies and relationship!!

Room Tip: Ask for an outside view rather than into the courtyard
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

This hotel is super modern and aesthetically very pleasing. The challenge is staying there! The room was beautiful but was way too dark for every preactical purpose so dressing, selecting clothes, shaving, applying make up etc were all a trial. The lighting takes a degree to fathom. We never succeeded in getting the under bed light to come on during the night, once the main lights were off. Instead we left lights on in either the bathroom or the loo, neither of which was a satisfactory option as the light was intrusive. The light Iight in onewardrobe functioned only intermittently. The shower leaked onto the bathroom floor.

The lighting in the lifts is so dim that you have to locate the floor button you want quickly, before the door closes and twilight sets in!

However, the pool deck is beautiful, happy hour buzzes, and the staff are fantastic. All the staff in all areas were lovely, delightful and efficient. You have to love this hotel even though it is often highly impractical. It is cool, cool, cool!

Room Tip: I suspect that all rooms are bound to impress!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank munx
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Lovely hotel in a very convenient location. The staff are really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The general decor is pleasant and well cared for and the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. Amazing choice for breakfast pleased three of us with very different preferences. The rooftop pool, bar and seating area are peaceful and relaxing with stunning views. The spa treatments, though quite expensive, are wonderful thanks to the lovely therapists.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank VivK1971
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

I went with 10 others for my daughters Hen weekend.The rooms were luxurious, clean and spacious. Staff made us feel welcomed and were very efficient. The food in the hotel is delicious and well presented.We used the Spa which was excellent service and good value for money and came out feeling relaxed and spoilt. The Location was perfect local to quaint little shops and restaurants. It's a 15 minute walk to the pretty Old Town with great food and friendly restaurants. Can't wait to book up with my husband.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Tina G
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We had a great time at this hotel. The service was very good the staff friendly and efficient. The rooms were spacious and stylish. The best feature by far was the roof top terrace which an infinity pool and bar which had 360 degree views across funchal and the sea. The restaurant was also on the rooftop terrace and while the food was very good it was more for a one off meal as it was gourmet, fine dining food.
There were a few niggles though:
The hotel entrance is not obvious as it is in the entrance of a shopping mall which turned out to be handy as it has a really cheap but nice supermarket which we used for getting lunch,water,etc;
The room while really stylish was not 100% practical; there were gaps either side of the shower door so water leaked into the bedroom; the coffee maker was difficult to use so we gave up in the end; the lighting by the sink is not the best for shaving.
The really good self service breakfast was spoiled as the food went cold too quick
quick. There was a plate heater but it didn't work.
These were only minor things which. Did not ruin the enjoyment of our stay. This 5 star hotel has a better location than the more expensive restaurants in the 'hotel zone' by the sea so overall we were very happy we booked there and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank DaveJ1980
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We booked through Voyage Prive with no knowledge Of the location and delighted to find that not only it's located in the centre of Fungal but also on top of a shopping centre. The pool on the roof gives you a breath taking view of the city and the mountains, day and night. The breakfast is awesome, staff very courteous and helpful, the room has modern light controls and a bath in middle of the room too. Our room was cleaned everyday and they would still come and knock on the door to find out if it's to our satisfaction. Only one little complaint, no tea making facility.

Room Tip: Ask for top 5th floor with the city view
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank Farrokh H
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This hotel is in a perfect location near to the marina, and only a 15 minute walk from the bars and restaurants in the old town.

The rooms were amazing, very spacious and clean. The mini-bar is complimentary, and the waterfall shower is brilliant. Some reviews have mentioned the controls for the lights and blinds are confusing, we didn't find this an issue!!

The rooftop bar and pool were normally quiet and we had no issues finding a sun lounger. Happy hour is between 6pm - 8pm and is a must!

Breakfast was very good - great selection and even has champagne.

Free wifi is a plus and the staff in the hotel could not do enough to assist.

Overall we had a great stay, and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a modern 5 star hotel in a great location!!

Room Tip: Worth upgrading to a gran deluxe room!!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank scottishlass812
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Additional Information about The Vine Hotel

Address: Rua Aranhas 27 A, Funchal, Madeira 9000-044, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Funchal
#13 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#15 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#16 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: £127 - £210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Vine Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hotel with soul, just like a good wine. The Vine is sophisticated and luxurious. With a touch of simplicity and discretion, just the way you like it. A dip in the panoramic pool, a vino-therapy session in the spa or a gourmet dinner with a view over the city: these are just a few of the pleasures awaiting you at The Vine. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Vine, a Divine Hotel Hotel Funchal
Vine a Divine Funchal
The Vine Hotel Madeira/Funchal

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