My husband and I have stayed in this hotel at least four times. The last time being from the 11th to the 18th June 2014. The hotel is centrally situated for all amenities, shops, restaurants etc and the walk into Funchal is possible and very pleasant. Buses are frequent and able to take you to most places you would want to visit. Taxis are always available. There is no immediate beach near the hotel but 'black' beaches are scattered along the coastline. Madeira is not known for its beaches, but it is the most beautiful island with lovely walks and scenery. Well worth visiting is Monte, Nuns Valley and Porto Moniz. Porto Santo can be reached by ferry and has a beautiful sandy beach.
Hotel Alto Lido is a hotel and has timeshare apartments. We own a timeshare apartment in this hotel, so therefore stayed in our own apartment, which is very nicely decorated and furnishings are to a good standard. Timeshare apartments are self catering and fully cater for all needs.
There is a bath with shower and hotel toiletries are supplied. The hotel faces the sea, although some views will be obscured by other hotels built since this hotel was erected. Reception staff are extremely helpful and friendly.
Lifts are available in reception.
There is a very pleasant restaurant within the hotel and half board is available. Unfortunately I cannot comment on the food as I have never sampled it, but the restaurant was always full of guests.
There are not any grounds to this hotel and the only grassed area is around the swimming pool. The small grassed area is pretty.
The outdoor swimming pool is small and in need of renovation. There is also a children's pool in need of renovation. There is a pool bar for snacks and drinks. However, there is an indoor pool, which is quite large and very nice. There are plenty of sun beds and towels are available for a returnable deposit.
There is an entertainment lounge and bar area and during our stay, we saw a local folk troupe entertaining. There may have been more entertainment but we never witnessed it.
Free WiFi is available, but only in the reception area. There is also a payable computer area.
During our visit roadworks were in progress which could have spoilt the stay. Our room was in the front facing the road and I can honestly say that with the patio door closed the roadworks were not a problem. They did not work weekends and started at around 9 a.m. in the morning. Once finished this will greatly reduce the traffic noise that used to exist at the front of the hotel.
We would visit this hotel again.
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- Also Known As:
- Alto Lido Funchal
- Alto Lido Hotel Madeira/Funchal