We stayed 8 days at this hotel - one night in a small apartment, then a week in a sleeps 4, which offered a good sized living room, 2 bathrooms, a large bedroom and a small kitchen galley. The hotel is on the main strip, so there is always something going on and it has nightly entertainment. We chose to eat at various local restaurants and there is a super Pingo Doce supermarket within 100m, that also does takeaway food. The PO is nearby too. The hotel runs a minibus into Funchal several times a day on production of guest card. There is no evening run, but taxis are cheap. We hired a car, which was a waste and found we could have used local transport and saved our nerves and the very pricey petrol on the island. The route to the hotel on their website is old and there is a newer route in - stay on the motorway one junction longer and follow GPS to arrive on the correct side of the road for the hotel. The underground car park is free but badly lit and users do not park well; suggest using the lower level to avoid scratches and there is a lift into the hotel lobby. The hotel site is on 3 different levels and it was confusing at first to find the room - using 2 different lifts. There is a dreadful smell of boiled cabbage / fish as you pass the main restaurant, but it did not permeate to the rooms. Maid service was excellent and daily. Wi-fi is by reception but other tourists tended to wander in and use it too! The pool is good - circular, with 2 port-holes on the sides - so passers-by in the corridors can view dangling legs! The pool staff were very attentive and moved chairs and parasols for guests. Pool towels are available by leaving a deposit at reception and showing the card during your stay. There is a handy pool cafe with friendly staff and their english was great.There is a good library on Level 1 of the main hotel. All in all, a pleasant venue if just a little confusing to work out the layout, but it grew on us.
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- Also Known As:
- Alto Lido Funchal
- Alto Lido Hotel Madeira/Funchal