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The Vine Hotel
Ranked #15 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The Vine is a delightful hotel but maybe not in the best location, when we visited there were major road works ongoing just outside the hotel, even without this there is still a lot of traffic at night. It is situated in a shopping centre which is handy for some things but maybe not others. The room was great although the balcony was on the small side with not the best view. The shower and bathroom area is a wonderful experience and makes you fell as if you are getting a spa treatment. A lot of people complain about the lighting, maybe it is a bit dull but you get used to it. The staff could not be more helpful and breakfast every morning was a joy

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed at the vine for 8 days in June 2014. We found the hotel to be well situated in Funchal, close to the harbour, close to local restaurants, the old town and cable car all within easy walking distance. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough to be of assistance. The roof top infinity pool, jacuzzi and sun loungers were an excellent place to chill out at the end of a busy day walking or sight seeing. The room was very comfortable and cleaned daily. We felt that the room was on the dark side if the sun blind was not raised, this wasn't a problem though. Overall we felt the hotel offered a great base to explore Madeira from and would book again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ian P
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Have stayed in many top-class Hotels world wide,but this Hotel must be the Tops.Decor is modern and stylish,our suite was large and very comfortable,the bed was larger than King Size,although lighting switches etc require a Degree-but must point out that lights under bed come on automatically when the Loo is needed.Breakfast is excellent and the Roof Bar and Swimming pool are to die for!!!!.ALL staff are excellent and location is superb in the fantastic City of Funchal-althuogh area whilst very warm,alot of cloud.

Room Tip: Over looking Atrium at back
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank captaintimr
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

This one of those special hotels. A true design hotel in which every detail is thought of.
We stayed in a Junior suite and it was just beautiful, spacious and confortable, with all the mod cons and great amenities.
It is one of the rare hotels in the world to have a complete blackout system in the room - praise to that!
The only problem in the room is the poor soundproofing from the streets - as this is a central Funchal hotel, you get a LOT of noise from traffic or just people talking in the street...
The top floor open air pool is so good and has a fabulous view.
The staff is amazing and the breakfast is...divine!
Also, the in-house gourmet restaurant UVA is really worth trying.

Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Good points:

1. very good start - we were early and our room wasnt ready but we were given a drinks voucher for the pool bar where we were able to wait for our room and personally escorted there by Charles who made us feel very welcome.

2. Beautiful hotel, original design which reminded us of boutique hotels in Barcelona and nice choice of colour scheme. Visual design is excellent in all areas.

3. Lovely food and drink at breakfast, pool bar and in the Uva restaurant which we visited on our last evening.

4. Lovely waterfall shower

5. Ten free drinks in the mini bar including two beers

Areas for improvement:

1. Our no. 1 bugbear was the poor accommodation of technology in such a recently built hotel.
It could be improved by router based wifi login (which devices can remember) rather than internet login meaning that we had to login repeatedly during the day. More sockets positioned in convenient places are required in the room. It was incredible that in 2014 there were no sockets by the bed, we had to unplug the lamp to use the socket for charging phones etc.. Infact even if we had had no gadgets with us we would have had to unplug the lamp to plug in the rooms's nespresso machine! We did eventually find some additional sockets but they were in strange places such as in the safe or the drawer under the sink - not convenient and not pointed out to us by the porter that explained the room details.

2. Pettiness. The guy who showed us to our room laboured on the fact that we only got three nespresso capsules in the room rate and that anything else would have to be paid for. These things are really cheap to bulk buy and we have stayed in plenty of hotels in England where you can have as many refills as you want. I would rather the room rate was higher than have to barter over additional coffee. Also there was a note on the minibar telling us we couldnt store any of our items in it. I have stayed in hotels all over the world and never seen this before. I use bencol cholesterol reducing drinks and stored them in the mini bar and often came back to the room to find they had been lined up at the edge of the mini bar as if to make some sort of point.

3. Staff. Although most staff were friendly they didnt appear to have the ease I would expect from a 5 star hotel. My partner was told off at breakfast by a rather grumpy waiter called Marco for putting 2 slices of toast straight after each other in the toaster (apparently it causes the toaster to block - was she supposed to know that)? At the pool bar the staff struggled to remember the order of their queueing clients causing a few altercations.

All in all a very nice hotel with good potential. We hope they will listen to our suggestions and make improvements.




We chose this modern recently built hotel over more traditional hotels in the area becasue we wanted internet access in the room

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We arrived at what appeared to be a mall, found an understated notice that reception was above and took the lift into what turned into the most modern and surprising stay area that we have ever visited. The reception staff were pleasant, informative and seemed pleased that we had come to the hotel. When we got to the room, it appeared to have a larger floor area than our home, with a central bed and plunge bath by the window. The one fault, which has been mentioned before, was although there was a modern coffee machine, there was no tea-making facilities but that is being 'picky' to a very great hotel. the swimming pool on the roof, with bar, is an eye opener to the average traveler.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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2  Thank elaine b
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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
#12 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#15 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#15 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: £123 - £200 (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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