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Dorisol Mimosa
Ranked #69 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
England
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14 reviews
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“pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed 23 January 2011

We stayed at the Mimosa over the new Year so the less said about the cost the better but all in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was a little tatty at the edges but it was kept completely clean and our balcony overlooking a small garden was a delight. The shower was perfect and the hair dryer the first I have ever found to actually blow ones hair dry. The staff were lovely and fun and the entertainment rather good on the few evenings we stayed in. The breakfasts were adequate with lots of fruit and salad but the coffee was nasty, take some and make in your room?
There are only two rings in the tiny kitchenette, a toaster or a microwave would have meant so much more could have been cooked but who wants to cook on holiday? Loads of great restaurants within minutes walk. A nice feel to this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

Conveniently located, good continental breakfast, courtesy coach to town centre, excellent entertainment in lounge. Good restaurants nearby and discount card available from hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2010

My room was cleaned everyday spotlessly, all the hotel staff were very friendly and efficient. The service was fast. I had an issue with hot water in the room which was sorted out straight after reporting. The restaurant staff and the receptionist who booked all our tours were the nicest hotel staff you could ever wish for. Reasonably priced too. If I was to criticize anything that would be walk from the bottom of the road up to the hotel is hard work for older people. I can't fault anything else.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2010

we rented a car in funchal airport and it took us quite a long time to reach the hotel due to the poor street signs on the island. once we arrived at the hotel we realized that both of our requests had been satisfied, we had 2 separate beds and an impressive view over the coast from our 11th floor studio. the studio was very small but absolutely functional and clean with a well equipped kitchenette. buffet breakfast was satisfactory, but surprisingly there was almost no fresh fruit and both regular bread and sweet bread were quite "chewy" ; only one day they served pancake and it was really good, staff at the front desk is very friendly and helpful , especially joanna. the hotel is the typical resort for "retired people from northern countries to survive winter" like the most part of madeira; but once you have clear in mind that you are not there for party time or to find prince charming, everything is fine. the price we paid for this great accomodation was absolutely ridiculous : 17 euros per person per night in bed and breakfast. really a great deal!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Maidstone, UK
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Reviewed 15 October 2010

We have stayed at this hotel 3 times and I felt I had to give a review this time as some of them on here are so poor.

It is a 3 star hotel and compared to all the 4 and 5 star ones in Funchal it is a little dated and is on top of a really steep hill. However, there is a free courtesy bus which takes you onto the centre and brings you back, right to the top, so you can use that if you wish. We love the wonderful view across Funchal from the higher floors and would recommend that you request any room above floor 6 or 7 with a 3 on the end of the number. When I booked this time I explained that we had stayed in 703 last time and thought the view was excellent and when we arrived, we had a surprise. Some of the rooms habe been refurbished and the reception welcomed us and then offered us either room 803 or 1003, and allowed us to go and have a look before we chose. Room 803 was a twin room but had been refurbished, it had a huge walk in shower (no bath) and was very nice, however, 1003 was a double room, which had not been refurbished. We chose the double because it had a bath, as my husband doesn't like showers. When we settled in, we got a complementary bottle of Madeira, just because we were returning guests.

The room was dated, the bathroom is in need of some updating, but as I said, they are refurbishing the rooms and they will, when they have finished all be much better. I have stayed in worse hotels, but clearly some are better. We were on B & B but didn't always go down for breakfast. The rooms have a kitchen with a large fridge so we did sort of do our own thing.

The pool area is lovely and the indoor pool is very nice, the pool bar was popular and did some good food. The outdoor pool is very deep at one end, but the indoor pool is quite shallow and is the same depth at both ends. The jacuzzi is the most powerful I have ever used and the spa was lovely. It is new and was put in place of the old hairdressers and was quite resonaly priced, It has been running since June and I would recomend( I had a full body salt scrub, full body massage, indian head massage and a pedicure for 85 euros.

The staff are all lovely and very helpful. Although admittely, we do go out to eat and drink as we are not the type of people to just stay in a hotel on holiday. In the vicinity there are many nice little resturants offering local tourist menus so you don't have to walk far to eat out.

The hotel is very popular with Fench and Portugeuse tour opperators, but the staff all spoke very good english, seem to value thier customers and for me, it is a very cost effective way of staying in a very expensive holiday destination.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 25 February 2010

The hotel is situated on top of a very very very steep alley. So, it was extremely difficult to push the baby pram up to the hotel foyer. The staff are friendly and try to do the best their best.


We had a fifth floor room facing towards the swimming pool. It was a lovely surprise to find that they had already prepared a baby bed for us a well. The room itself was very neat and tidy. The only problem we had was the ANTS. We told the reception a couple of times and they tried to take care of it, but they kept on coming back. The other issue we had was with the bathroom, there was no proper bath curtain or door so when you took a shower, the bathroom would all be wet and would stay wet for hours which was very unhygienic!

The staff in the restaurant are particularly nice and interact with the children. The buffet breakfast was nothing special, no fresh fruits and the cheese tasted like plastic. Once in a while, during the course of the two weeks we stayed at this hotel, they had nice croissants. But the breakfast did get quite boring after the first week.

All in all, an average hotel with the staff trying to do their best given their options. I personally would not stay here again because of the slope at the entrance and the ANTS!

Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Tampere, Finland
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Reviewed 18 September 2009

I was in Madeira with my family in February 2008. We were I (18), my mom, father and two little sisters. We all loved the hotel. The rooms were clean, the stuff was great. Only bad thing to say about the hotel is that the shower in my & my sister's room was broken. It made an awfull noise whenever you put it on. Some people called the guards because they thought someone was going to break in the hotel :D But luckily a plumber came and fixed our shower so the rest of the holiday was really nice. The water in the pool was cold, but it was February so maybe that's the reason. The breakfast was great!

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Dorisol Mimosa
Address: Rua Casa Branca 98, Funchal, Madeira 9004-535, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Spa Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Dorisol Mimosa 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located close to the promenade, with great views over the sea and Funchal bay. Studio apartments with balcony and fully equipped kitchenette. Gardens, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court and spa. Shuttle bus to city center. Daily entertainment. ... more   less 
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