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“Good hotel with great central location.”
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Hotel do Carmo
Ranked #31 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Preston, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
155 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
“Good hotel with great central location.”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

This hotel is in a quiet side street in the center of Funchal, an easy stroll to most areas market, old town, sea front and cathedral area
Looks as though it has been refurbished. The bar, lounge and dining areas are clean and welcoming.
The reception staff friendly and helpful.
My bedroom was large with a balcony onto tree lined back streets. Beds were a bit soft and short. No kettle.
On the roof is an unheated pool and lots of lounging areas and despite being in the middle of town feels quiet and 'secluded' -- a good relaxing area after all that sightseeing.
Did not eat supper - too many other tempting restaurants nearby.
Breakfast was the usual adequate hot and cold buffet
All in all I liked this hotel and would definitely use it again in Finchal.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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St Helier, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2012

I stayed here as part of a tour of Madeira. The first night and last 2 nights were spent in this hotel. Although the outside of the hotel isn't appealing due to the narrow street, everything inside is good and there is a lovely little courtyard to sit in with your evening drinks. The service from all the staff was totally flawless, more the level expected for 5 star prices rather than 3 star. I would go back just to meet the staff again!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2012

We stayed here when we first arrived in Madeira. It was a good introduction to Madeiran hospitality. The staff were extremely welcoming & cheerful, they showed us maps & places to go.
The room was a good size, clean & with a balcony. A good view of the city can be seen at the top of the building where the pool is situated. We had a refurbished room on the higher floor which was nice with a flat screen TV & ceiling fan.
Takes about 5-10 minutes to stroll into city centre. The hotel is also located close to a supermarket which is handy when you want to buy some tit-bits.
I would definitely stay here if I return to Funchal.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank Pui07
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2011

We stayed 4 nights here in November 2011. The hotel is in a great central location less than 5 minutes walk from the centre of Funchal. The hotel staff were fantastic, friendly and helpful and able to give great advice on how to get the best from our time there. Breakfast was of the normal buffet style. Would recommend this hotel to anybody visting the area

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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, General Manager at Hotel do Carmo, responded to this review, 16 November 2011
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Hotel do Carmo.
I am pleased to know that you enjoyed being at Hotel do Carmo and that our staff helped to get the best from your time in Madeira.
Hoping of welcoming you back to Madeira in a near future.
With kindest regards,
João Beja
General Manager
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Hotel is within a 5 minutes walk to the harbor, at the center of FUNCHAL. It is small but confortable. People working there are friendly.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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, General Manager at Hotel do Carmo, responded to this review, 30 August 2011
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Hotel do Carmo.
I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed your holidays in Madeira.
Hoping of welcoming you back to Madeira in a near future.
With kindest regards,
João Beja
General Manager
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2011

Visited Madeira in May 2011 for the annual flower festival and stayed here with my partner for the fourth time running. Hotel has had a refurb with rooms all newly decorated, flat screen TV and ceiling fan in the rooms. What we love about this hotel is if you stay in the TV has all english programmes with portuguese sub-titles not the other way round like you get in most hotels in Europe. Wonderful spread at breakfast time, hot and cold foods and a wide variety of fruits, cereal, cheese, breads, hot & cold drinks.. Rooms cleaned everyday, towels changed as well. Best thing about this hotel is the staff. You cant fault anyone, right from the lovely people at the front desk especially Nadia, the bar staff (try their own sangria absolutely lovely) or the chambermaids.. So helpful, so courteous and polite. As imentioned in my other reviews this hotel is a short walk to the high street and marina with loads of restaurants and bars around. You can take the airport bus to the hotel, cost 5euros per person, about 5 to 7 minute walk to the hotel. Taxi cost 15 euros better to travel in comfort right to the the hotel but thats choice.
A 3 star hotel with 5 star service. Wouldnt fault this hotel in any way,. People like to complain about carpets and swimming pool areas!! These are trivial issues which dont bother us, hotel itself very comfortable and full marks and thanks to people who work so hard to make it a good one. Roll on the next visit. :-))
Supermarket called Pingo Doce down the road from the hotel, where you can get everything.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Murghi
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, General Manager at Hotel do Carmo, responded to this review, 30 August 2011
Dear Madame,
First let me thank your kind words about Hotel do Carmo. I'm glad to know that you enjoied, again, your stay with us.
I hope to see you in near future.
Best regards,
João Paulo Beja
General Manager
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2011

Stayed here for eleven nights and was so pleased with my choice. Booked mainly for the location (5-10 mins walk to Old Town and 5 mins in other direction to centre of Funchal). Was slightly worried by some of the adverse comments on TA but needn't have been. It's an absolute gem and for the price cannot be beaten. All the staff were so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. Our room, tho' overlooking the road, was quiet and quite spacious with a nice wide balcony. Breakfast (included in the price) was fine by me as I only want coffee and toast(nice coffee btw) with a good selection of bread and croissants. Shall most certainly stay here again if we return to Funchal.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank pookie099
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, General Manager at Hotel do Carmo, responded to this review, 20 July 2011
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Hotel do Carmo.
I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed your holidays in Madeira.
Hoping of welcoming you back to Madeira in a near future.
With kindest regards,
João Beja
General Manager
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Property: Hotel do Carmo
Address: Travessa Rego 10, Funchal, Madeira 9050-018, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Funchal
#11 Business Hotel in Funchal
#33 Family Hotel in Funchal
#34 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel do Carmo 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel do Carmo is 3 stars hotel right in Funchal's city center, with an ideal position to discover the city's main points of interest. There are supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and shops nearby. This hotel is a very good example of late nineteen sixties interior design, which confers it an identity and style of its own. It has 80 bedrooms all equipped with a 32'LCD television with cable TV, free wifi, direct telephone and a private bathroom. They are uniquely decorated with photo panels with icons of the sixties. All of its furniture and decorations are also clearly identified with this period. Most of them (49) have a balcony. Hotel do Carmo has a Restaurant were breakfast and other meals are served. The Bar on the reception floor has a nice terrace and a television where clients can watch Sports TV channels and play Billiards. On the last floor there's an outdoor swimming pool with a wonderful view over the bay and the surrounding mountains. Free Wifi is provided is all areas of the hotel ... more   less 
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