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Hotel Madeira
Ranked #24 of 87 Hotels in Funchal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012 via mobile

The hotel is v central ... close to the old, albeit not totally interesting old town. I preferred it here compared to the Benidormesque hotel area ... each to their own. Funchal is big ... no easy walks from your hotel door ... from Hotel Madeira ... just the repetitive harbour walk. Trips ok ... the real beauty lies in the scenery ... stunning in parts.However, many of the organised trips stop at complete 'nothings' eg a 'trout farm'.Half an hour stops to look around 'tat' tourist trinket shops became galling. We did west and eat tours with 'Flora'in a minibus ... okay but 5000 uphill gear changes does grind after a while. Best to do organused trips as most villages have enough to keep you for half an hour only. Catamaran trip okay ... long and hot ... saw dolphins and pilot whales.Ni commentary whatsoever ... poor ... chiise the BBC promoted catamaran.
Hotel Madeira ... had a suite ... 2 balconies ... 2 rooms ...aircon ... fridge ... free safe ... good, peacefu,l tiny pool on roof. Breakfasts ...unbelievably poor ... no fresh fruit ...why on earth not? ... it.s Madeira! Watch out for Mosquitoes ... check your room thoroughly before bed or reap the consequences ... you have been warned.
Finally ... I would just like to mention the lovely, older gentleman on reception... he was always so helpful and pleasant ...what a super manner ... calm and thoughtful etc.
Enjoy your stay ...

  • Stayed August 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012 via mobile

If you want a hotel that has a great location, is clean and has an adult feel, then this is for you. The breakfasts are always the same, but it is a cheap hotel to stay in, so you have to compromise. The bar prices are cheap e.g. 1 euro for a small beer and the safe and fridge are free. So go and try it - a good, cheap hotel in a great location!

  • Stayed July 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

Just back from staying here for two weeks. Loved every minute of it! Room on the 4th floor just below the roof terrace on the roof. No-one there most of time so felt like your own private pool area. Rooms exceptionally clean - linens and towels changed daily.Brought some beer back to the room and put in the sink to keep cool...next time we returned to the room a little fridge had been installed for us....we never needed to ask!
Breakfast choices were a little monotonous egg, cheese, ham, cereals, juice but was quite adequate for our needs. Staff were very friendly ( apart from one guy on reception) and helpful. The hotel is in a great location - 5 minutes from the promenade, restaurants are plentiful and an easy walk. Parks 2 minutes away - or less for the Municipal Gardens which is outside the door. Shopping centre 2 minutes away. Couldn't be a better choice!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Having never been to Madeira before my sister-in-law and I wanted a central hotel to explore the resort of Funchal and what an excellent choice we made with the Hotel Madeira. The hotel was situated across the road from the lovely Municipal Gardens, a five minute walk from the sea where you can book a sail on the catamaran to see dolphins, a short walk to the cable cars and to the old town. Excellent restaurants were also nearby. The hotel itself was scrupulously clean, the staff were friendly and spoke excellent English. All in all a lovely holiday at a great hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

I have stayed at this hotel several times but the staff were very miserable especially on reception, there was only one man that was helpful the rest were insolent. the breakfast was the same every day with not much variety so for the last two visits to the island I have stayed in another hotel, it costs nothing for the staff to be civil and welcoming.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

As previous reviewers have stated it is slap bang in the middle of Funchal,next to a lovely park 100 yards from great bars down on the front and then you come to the Marina.
Near also to the supermarket in the Marina shopping complex.
No fridge when we got to the room but a quick call to reception and it was installed the same afternoon.
Asked and got a safety deposit box in reception for which we were not charged...a nice touch.
Rooms clean and comfortable.balcomys a bit small but great views of the mountains and we could see the sea(if only on tiptoe)
Canny little pool on roof..quiet and clean area.and always plenty of sunbeds.
All in all enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

The Hotel Madeira is located in a very good spot in downtown Funchal. I stayed here for 10 days in June 2012. I shared room 101 with a friend and it had a bedroom with 2 single beds and a separate sitting room-both had balconies (one with a mini fridge) which was a great bonus. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The bathrooms are nice and have just about everything you need. The housekeeping staff did a great jobs each day freshening the rooms. The front desk staff was very friendly-always greeted with a smile. There was free wifi in the rooms-BONUS! There is a bar off the lobby that has very reasonable prices for beers, cokes, water, etc. We had breakfast included. Very basic, but adequate. No complaints on the property or staff at all.

The location is perfect for a visit to Funchal. There is a nice park literally on the next block with a little bar/snack stand that is a great place to take a beer or small snack before heading out. You are only 2-3 blocks from the marina/port area which is full of activities and restaurants. There is also a shopping mall only a block away-it has a full size grocery store on the bottom level. Perfect for stocking up on supplies. Really found that to be a plus! Multiple ATM machines very near as well.

It is not one of the fancy resort places right on the water, but if you are looking for a friendly, clean, comfortable place in a great location at a good rate-Hotel Madeira is a good call.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Madeira
Address: Rua Ivens 21, Funchal, Madeira 9000-046, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Funchal
#25 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#26 Family Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Madeira 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Madeira is a 3 star Hotel very well known by its personalized service and quality. Here you'll find everything you need for relaxing and unforgettable holidays: comfortable equipped rooms with all contemporary ways of connection (telephone with a direct line to the exterior, Wi-Fi Internet access) and recreation zones (open swimming pool on the top floor with a panoramic view of Funchal city, Sundeck, Coffee Bar, Snooker table). ... more   less 
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