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“Excellent location and attentive staff”
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Hotel do Carmo
Ranked #34 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent location and attentive staff”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Our decision to stay at Hotel do Carmo was based on the many positive web-based reviews and the fact that our quoted daily rate included breakfast. The hotel itself is not vast and impersonal so instead you get a fantastic team at the reception desk who are excellent linguists and who willingly pull out all the stops to ensure you enjoy your stay in Madeira. The restaurant provides a fair range of food and we made use of free wi-fi in the lounge. Outside the hotel, you are only a few minutes walk from discovering shortcuts to the market, cable-car, bus terminus, marina and parks as well as the selection of eateries on Rua Sta Maria or Rua da Carreira. As a rider, we originally planned to use the airport shuttle bus to drop us nearby but found an on-line taxi service that offered door to door service for not much extra cost for 2 persons. Madeira is a fine holiday destination, perfectly complemented by a stay at Hotel do Carmo.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Firstly, it was a bit shot when we see the hotel, it is quite a difference with the picture on the web, the hotel is very old. It definitely a time to renovate. The wifi only workable near the hotel bar area, it will be disconnected at the receiption. However, a credit will be given to this hotel due to the location and quite a difference variety of the buffet breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Newark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

My wife and I arrived mid May and were warmly welcomed at the reception and given room 502, this room was spacious with a good sized bathroom and was cleaned on a daily basis. We were lucky to have a nice view of the Monte Palace tropical gardens from our window. The twin beds were comfortable, but the pillows were too small for my liking. The buffet breakfast was reasonable as it was inclusive, but I would not pay 10 euros if not been inclusive. There were fresh rolls and bread and the fruit salad was nice, but the drinks,croissants and the scrambled egg were not to our liking. Well located for the cable car to Monte Palace and close to the bus station and market. situated on a side street near to a construction area made the roof top pool rather noisy also the work on the sea front carried noise if the wind was in the wrong direction. Overall a good base for someone who just wants a clean and friendly hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bruxelles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Very central place to discover the old Funchal. The room was nice and clean. The staff was friendly. There is a place for parking the car which is not negligible in Funchal. The breakfats buffet was very good.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Arrived in Funchal on the 29th April.The original hotel I was booked into was a complete disaster,I refused to stay and immediately checked out..Which left me with a problem ! where was I going to go ?
I walked around the corner and saw The Hotel Do Carmo along a side street.I enquired if they had any rooms for a weeks stay.Very nice girl on reception said she had and a young porter showed me the room first (306)...I accepted immediately. Very reasonable rate at EURO 55 per night.
Room was minimally furnished,but spotless and clean.Huge ELVIS mural on the wall above the bed.Bed clothes again spotless and fresh.Plenty of spare pillows and blankets in the closet.Plenty of hanging space and drawer space so you could properly unpack and feel as if you have moved in.Bathroom immaculate.Nice fluffy towels.Housekeeping of a very very high standard.Rooms cleaned every day.large flat screen tv on the wall opposite the bed,simple to operate.
Public areas of the hotel were also very neat and clean.
I only had breakfast once(the day after arrival)and it was good continental style.Never dined in the hotel after that so I cant comment on dinner. The garden in the evening is stunning and so nice to sit and have a few drinks after a long day out on the town.All the staff are so nice and friendly.I recognised a couple of faces from my last visit in 2010 to this hotel.
It has improved a fair bit since renovation a couple of years ago,and I will definately be going back.So so so sad to leave on 06/05/13..

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Riga, Latvia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Good things:
+ Service was really good.
+ even though we had 2 beds, it wasn't very uncomfortable to sleep in them when we pulled them next to each other (they stayed close to each other very well unlike some we've used).

Neutral:
* Neighbourhood: close to many dining places, but in the middle of many buildings that look bad or are under construction.
* Wifi: internet is free in the lobby, but it didn't seem to handle more than 4 people using it at the same time - either it didn't allow you to connect to it at all or it disconnected you after every couple of minutes even after someone restarted the server.

Bad things:
-Everything on the breakfast table seemed to be cheapest possible solution. Drinks from drink dispenser were most horrible. Also scrambled eggs and bacon (the only warm food offered there from day to day) tasted really bad - i really don't know how it is possible to ruin those raw products to make them taste that bad :(
-Instead of blanket case for large blanket they just used extra sheet. Fortunately 1-person blankets had proper blanket cases.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank uats
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

What a fabulous hotel tucked away in the backstreets of Funchal's old centre! I was greeted by name before I'd barely entered the lobby, never mind got to the desk. While I checked in, I was offered a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. I had a lovely room and the staff were both courteous and extremely helpful arranging trips for me, giving me a late checkout on my last day and generally friendly and kind. It felt like a four-star and it ought to be. I will definitely stay here again when I return to Madeira.

  • Stayed April 2013
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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:
#5 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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