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“Basic, but can't beat the price” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Pensao Astoria
Ranked #20 of 31 Funchal B&B and Inns
Frankfurt, Germany
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24 reviews
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“Basic, but can't beat the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

I stayed there for 2 nights. It's on the back of Se cathedral. Rooms are on the 3rd and 4th floor - there is a lift, but small and you need to get up a couple of stairs in order to get into it. Location is the best deal here - it's In the middle of downtown of Funchal. I had a room with en-suite bathroom. Bathroom was pretty basic, no hair-dryer nor amenities and (as the room itself) showed its age. Room had quite old furniture and old, small TV set. No air-conditioning, but you can't expect it for the price you pay. Breakfasts were really basic - two dry buns, jam, coffee and orange juice. That's all you can get. Wi-fi didn't work or at least in my room there was no coverage at all. Fortunately in front of the cathedral there is a free wi-fi spot. If you look for a very basic, but cheap accommodation for a short stay in the centre of Funchal then this is the place. Money you save, you can spend in many restaurants around. No cards are accepted - only cash. Staff doesn't seem to speak English - or at least I didn't have a chance to find any person from the staff who spoke the language.

Room Tip: If your rooms overlook the street then be prepared to a lot of noise - restaurant is downstairs, and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I am on business scientific conference here on though budget.Staying in tis centrally located pension saved me a lot of Money,stil not depriving of basic Comfort Breakfast athough basic,but containing good cuc of coffee,orange juice bread,butter,marmelade in quentities suficiente tobegin the day in good spirits.Juris from Latvia

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Due to flights, it was £140 cheaper for us to fly out to Funchal a day earlier than our hoel accommodation started so I booked us into the Pensao Astoria for our extra night. We arrived early and the cleaner who did not speak any English happily shoed us to our room (which had only just been vacated) so we could leave our bags and go out to explore the town. The room was basic, and the en-suite was limited to say the least. The shower head did not fit correctly into the attachment on the wall and it would have been possible to go to the toilet, wash your hair and brush your teeth at the same time had we wanted! There was no air-con (but I was not surprised). The room was simple but more than adequate for what we paid. We did not have breakfast in the morning, instead opting to sleep in as we had been up at 3am the previous morning. The only staff we encountered was the same cleaning lady in the morning, who was friendly and accommodating - even though we found it very hard to communicate with each other.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Pensao Astoria
Address: Rua Joao Gago 10 4th Floor, Funchal, Madeira 9000-071, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
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Ranked #20 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pensao Astoria 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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