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Hotel Monte Carlo
Ranked #56 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
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“great place”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This is a lovely hotel with great staff and a wonderful atmosphere. Much more authentic and real than most of the rest of Funchal, where bland touristy restaurants and hotels rule. The views over the island are amazing.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Hotel is situated quite high up, so it has a fantastic view over the town. It's about a 15-minute walk down to the central market through interesting back streets. It has parking for 7 cars, and the staff will help if you need to park elsewhere. Our room was clean, but quite sparsely furnished. The bed was firm, but comfy. There is a large terrace at the front of the hotel where you can have breakfast or a drink from the bar. The hotel pool has fantastic views over the town, and also catches the sun in the afternoon.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I spent a week in late March 2014 with my fiancee at The Monte Carlo and had a mainly enjoyable stay.
The hotel in situated near the centre of the bustling Madeiran capital of Funchal, with it's steep, narrow, cobbled streets, lots of friendly bars, restaurants and cake shops. Every single Madeiran I met during our stay was pleasant, from the waiters, airport workers, shop assistants and the public in general. You also notice how clean the streets are, no litter or dog mess. Although I practiced my Portuguese phrases, most people spoke very good English.
The hotel itself was built in 1910 and to be honest it hasn't really changed much! It seems to have retained the charm of a distant age and I wouldn't mind betting it was THE place to stay at one time. There's a tiny car-park where the young woman on reception maneuvers the cars around whilst your back is turned and somehow manages to squeeze 8 cars in. The sun terrace in front of the hotel is the perfect place to take breakfast with a wonderful view of the rising sun, sea, harbour and the many red-tiled roofs of the nearby houses & apartment blocks. There's a small bar to the right of reception where a very potent version of the local brew Poncha is prepared. There is quite a large, but mainly redundant dining area to the left of reception. Breakfast is sparse to say the least, but what do you need for breakfast apart from lots of coffee and a boiled egg sandwich? They do serve evening meals if required but we didn't sample the delights.
Our room 6 was reasonable large with twin beds, large wardrobe, beautiful window with city/sea view. There was a TV which we didn't really bother with and we were lent a hair-dryer for the duration of our stay. The bathroom with the usual midget shower (I'm 6'1") was a little tired, but clean. Our room was serviced every day and we received a full set of fresh towels every day.
On the top floor and kinda bolted onto one side of the hotel is the sun- terrace and small swimming pool, although nobody was brave or stupid enough to take a dip as the weather wasn't that hot. Temperatures got up to 20/22 degrees by lunchtime which was very pleasant and the sunlight was strong enough to give me a touch of sunburn. The weather tends to cloud-over in the afternoon at that time of the year.
I suppose the best part of the hotel is it's staff, from the lovely and friendly receptionist, the barman/waiter who it seems never sleeps, to the mysterious owner who can be seen at all hours helping out and chatting to the guests whilst wearing the same, over-size, brown corduroy jacket.
I'm so glad we chose to stay at this hotel instead of some soul-less concrete block in the main tourist area a few kilometres out of town.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Stayed here for the first, second and final nights of our week touring Madeira. Rooms clean and comfortable and breakfast on the sunny terrace with panoramic views over Funchal was a treat. We arrived late ( 9pm) and hungry, but the very obliging staff soon came up with a hot sandwich. The car park will take 7 cars max., and the last one in is the only one that can leave easily. Car keys have to be left with reception for shunting purposes. Didn't try hotel restaurant but a plethora of restaurants in the old town, reached by a 20 min stroll downhill. Taxi back averaged 7 euros. Hotel continental breakfast average but perfectly adequate. Would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Arriving at this palace-like place was like stepping back in time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed drinks and breakfast at the terrace outside the hotel. Splendid view and very romantic - Would love to come back!

Room Tip: It´s worth to pay extra to get a room with a view.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Hotel Monte Carlo has an old world feel to it. Everything is slightly dated, but in good condition and it all somehow works to make a really interesting and memorable place to stay. It has great views, a small swimming pool, helpful staff, a lovely verandah to sit on and look out over the ocean and the town of Funchal. We stayed 5 days and really enjoyed it.
We had a room in the apartment upstairs, which is attached to the main hotel but not in the main building itself.
The bathroom was fine, the bed was comfortable, the room was a good temperature (April) and it had a sweet, old world cupboard to hang clothes up.

Funchal is a hilly town on an hilly island, so expect hills when you are walking from town to the Monte Carlo Hotel.

The Monte Carlo is a quick walk to the main old town area, maybe 5 or ten minutes, downhill.

Also, the in-house breakfasts are fantastic. They are filling and have lots of fruit and healthy stuff.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I stayed at the Monte Carlo in October 2013. It is an old hotel,with a lot of dark wood. The first room that I was given(room 1) had very creaky floorboards,but unfortunately there was a constant noise from (I think) a generator or engine. I spent one night, but asked the next day to change the room as I couldn't put up with the noise. The staff were most helpful,and I was given room 29 which was quiet,and in the newer annex.
Overall,an ok hotel,but the walk from the town up to the hotel each day spoilt it for me, its ok if you do a lot of hiking,but the steep road and steps can be a bit too much,although there are taxis available if you're too tired to do the climb!

Room Tip: As mentioned by other travellers, rooms in the front have a wonderful view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Monte Carlo
Address: Calcada Saude 10 | PO Box 4507, Funchal, Madeira 9000-221, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Monte Carlo 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within a previous Palace of Funchal’s charming and historic town centre, the Monte Carlo Hotel promises affordable accommodation and relaxing panoramic views of the bay of Funchal, and the Ocean. It’s located next to some main heritage and cultural points of Funchal, and Monte Carlo offers a relaxing stay, after exploring the magnificent island of Madeira. It takes only 5 walking minutes to reach the center and Marina, and there is a mini bus coming up to the Hotel Street every 30 minutes. The hotel provides a buffet breakfast, a living and games room with TV, a bar with Snack meals, as well as Wines and cocktails. At Monte Carlo you can enjoy a charming and friendly stay, in a unique place in Madeira. There is an exclusive esplanade, and on the top an outdoor swimming pool open all year, with a great view to see fireworks festivities in winter. The rooms are restful, cozy, equipped with a complete bathroom, telephone and TV. Some cultural events take place in the Hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Monte Carlo Funchal
Hotel Monte Carlo Madeira/Funchal

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