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Review of VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira

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VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira
Ranked #18 of 87 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
midlands
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“food not five star”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

The hotel itself was excellent- lovely big rooms overlooking the sea- clean and modern furniture (although the bed was very hard!). Hotel is in a good position right on the sea front-the pool area is ideal and no-one while we were there ever came down early to put towels on sunbeds!.

Downside to this hotel is the food - definitely not 5 star - I would rate it at as a 3 star. The breakfasts had a fairly good variety of food but the bacon, eggs etc were never hot (just warm) even when the trays of food were just brought out from the kitchen. Not enough attention is paid to replacing empty trays of food either. If half board you can only eat in one restaurant which is the same one as breakfast again the food is barely warm. There is very little variety in the main course and no food is cooked whilst you wait i.e meat, fish etc.

There is very little atmosphere in the hotel it does not have a buzz about it - dont know why - maybe its the price of the drinks keeping people away or just the general layout.

Room Tip: All rooms are sea view
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

This is the hotel for a great and relaxing vacation in Madeira. Rooms are spacious, spotless clean, with a great sea view. The hotel is very modern, with huge windows. Breakfast is what we would expect, with good variety. The swimming pools are fabulous and the access to the clear crystal ocean is a must. We had lunch everyday at the pool restaurant for a reasonable price and very good quality.
Very near the hotel you have public transportation to the centre of Funchal or to the mall nearby.
Madeira is a paradise island with very good hotels – we have been there about 10 times in different hotels – very welcoming people, great food and a fantastic ocean to dive in.
A place one MUST visit at least once in a life time.

Room Tip: top floor rooms with sea view are the best choice
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  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

Had a very enjoyable 6 night stay at the CS Madeira and was very impressed with the whole experience -spacious rooms with balcony, bathrooms with twin sinks, tastefully decorated, friendly service, great buffet breakfast, plenty of activities like pool, mini-golf, table tennis and more.
The hotel is very modern, with tasteful furnishings and feels very airy and spacious.

The only small complaints would be the lack of free wi-fi in the rooms (they charge a reasonable rate for it, but I would still expect free wifi to be included as standard) and the beds which are not quite 5* standard in terms of comfort (but still a very decent 4* standard).

All rooms do come with a an amazing sea-view, so perhaps it makes more sense to gaze at the ocean rather than a computer screen during your stay.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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2 Thank slickricspain
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Gstaad, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2011

Finally a hotel which is designed with simple elegance! Very modern, very nice rooms with frontal ocean view and balcony. During night you can enjoy silence and listen to the sound of the sea! The bathrooms are very clean and modern. The service is great and staff is really helpful and friendly! Free parking and for those which rent a car - Europcar is just next to the hotel! Take your breakfast on the terrace - the restaurant inside is a little too big and makes you think you are in a canteen. Otherwise no complains - perfect!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Swissness70
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Porto, Portugal
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2011

Big modern rooms with amazing seaviews. Wonderful pool area. Very good 5 * hotel.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rachella84
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united Kingdom
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2011

Just returned from a week at this hotel. Great service immaculate rooms great location. Weather dissappointing but hotel made up for it

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank msw01
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Paris
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2011

What we liked: hotel interior, very nice spacious rooms with a balcony and magnificent view, very clean, the staff very helpful, desecrate and qualified, free parking. The location right on the seashore with direct access to the sea, with pools right on the edge of the cliff, the indoors spa overlooking the sea is also very impressive. There is a good fitness center.
What we liked less: we would expect more variety (especially from one day to another) for the breakfast for a 5* hotel, though the food itself and the restaurant were good.
To resume, very nice spot for relaxation in couple, may be not very great for kids, since there are no much activity for them.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank frq09313
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Additional Information about VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira

Property: VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira
Address: Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal (Formerly CS Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea SPA)
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Funchal
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Funchal
#13 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#13 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#14 Family Hotel in Funchal
#18 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira 5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
VIDAMAR RESORTS MADEIRA has a privileged ocean front position with direct access to the Atlantic. It is located on the main touristic area of "Lido", at walking distance from shopping centres, bars, bus stops, supermarkets and tourist attractions. The Madeira International Airport is only at 18 km. Designed in a modern architectural style, the Hotel offers 300 quite spacious rooms (39m2), all sea facing and with private balconies overlooking the gardens and the Atlantic Ocean. Rooms are equipped with individual air-conditioned/heated system, cable TV, sitting area and desk, tea and coffee making facilities, free safe, fridge and Wi-Fi. The room service is available around the clock. VIDAMAR RESORTS MADEIRA offers a wide variety of restaurants. Here you can discover the DINE AROUND concept featuring open air, sea view and sunset dining options. From romantic dinners to family fun restaurants, Dine Around privileges a special dining scheme that allows VIDAMAR guests to sample around various cuisines throughout the Resort: the international Ocean Buffet Restaurant, the Italian Mamma Mia, the Madeiran Casa das Espetadas and the Japanese KOI Sushi Bar. The Sea Platform, the biggest on the Island, offers infinity salted water swimming pools as well as private and direct access to the Ocean, restaurant, bar, multi-activity court and Aquatica Kids World. For those who look for a sport experience, the VIDA Health Club offers several group classes and cardio fitness equipment, floodlight tennis court, squash court, tennis table, as well as an Aqua Area with indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. All facilities are free to our guests. The seaside MAR Thalasso SPA guarantees sensory journeys or, at least, relaxing experiences assured by the animated Talassotherapy swimming pool, the 14 treatment rooms (one exterior) and the magnificent views to the Ocean from all spa areas. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cs Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea Spa Hotel Funchal
Cs Madeira Atlantic Resort And Sea Spa
Cs Madeira Atlantic Hotel Sea
VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira Funchal

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