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“To far from the city centre”
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Raga Hotel
Ranked #47 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Skien, Norway
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31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“To far from the city centre”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

The hotell was nice and clean, the swimmping pool area was also nice with sunbeds and a nice staff. The rooms was big with 2 balcony`s. and a very nice wiew.
Breakfast was also very good, the last day we ate there the manager came to us and asked us if we stayed there? He have seen us all week, so we had to show him our room key??
The service was good, but quite a strange location to have a hotell. in the middle of a very, and I mean very steap hill... Everything was good exept the location, it was a 25 min. walk to the city centre..

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Aveiro, Portugal
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Stayed here for 8 days in a room with a view to the sea . The rooms are good with a good area with fridge, and sink to wash the dishes. They have a pool with sun beds. It takes you about 10 min of walk to the center of Funchal. Close by there is a supermarket , (Pindo Doce) where you can buy everything...wine, good chease, etc.

Room Tip: With a View to the sea
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

My partner and I have just returned from a holiday in Madeira where we stayed at the Raga Hotel. From the moment we walked into the hotel the staff were welcoming. When we entered our room it was excellent, nothing spectacular but clean and tidy, but we didn't go on holiday to spend all day and night in our room! We were perhaps fortunate to have a room with 2 balconies with great views over the coastline and hillsides behind the hotel. The restuarant was very good with staff eager to assist. The food, although on occasion not to my taste (but that was my taste) was good. The pool bar, which we used regularly and became quite well known to the staff (Helena and Rafael we'll miss you), where you could have a quick snack by the pool was great. The pool was cleaned every morning and the pool attendant and bar staff only to willing to help guests with new pool towels on request or an umbrella to shelter under when the sun became too hot.
The hotel was well positioned only a quick bus ride from the Centre of Funchal with a regular bus service running past the hotel.
Would have no qualms about going back there whenever we return to this beautiful island of Madeira. Well done Raga Hotel and all staff and thanks for a great holiday.

Room Tip: Depends what you want - there are rooms which may not offer a great view of the sea but all had balc...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Stayed here for one week in July and have nothing to complain about. The rooms are basic but clean and tidy. Air con does it's job and there is a fridge in the room to keep your drinks and food cold. Staff was very friendly and helpful and there was always sun beds available by the pool.
The best thing was having breakfast on the teracce with stunning sea views!

There is a supermarket (Pingo Doce) nearby and a big shopping mall (Forum Madeira) within walking distance. If you dont fancy walking its easy to catch a local bus. The city centre is only 5 minutes away.

Room Tip: If your room is on the hill side of the hotel i recommend ear plugs as there is a residential area j...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

We got an upgrade to a sea view which meant a balcony with really good views BUT the traffic noise was very considerable.A lot of amenities are in walking distance and the bus stop is also very close. The Raga has easy access at road level.
The pool area is adequate and the breakfasts were excellent. Evening meals were also good value.
The staff were not helpful and resented being asked questions about buses etc.

Room Tip: You MUST upgrade to a sea view otherwise you get the noise and no view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

The Raga is a well positioned 10 storey hotel. The sea views are excellent! The hotel is a four star establishment but in the league table must lower four. Service and facilities are fine but are not pushing the boundaries. The hotel staff are friendly and the hotel clean. The pool is well looked after and whilst it does not appear to be the case, sufficient sun beds exist.

Room Tip: Sea view is the only option unless you like mountain goats.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Three of us spent one week at the Raga hotel in July. We were on the 10th floor and had an amazing view of the sea from our balcony which got sunshine all afternoon. Despite our room being for 3, we had lots of space as the room was fairly large, it had also been recently renovated so everything was new and clean. Our rooms were made up every day. There was also good aircon. We asked for a kettle which was handy, there was also a fridge to keep drinks cold. It worked out €30pppn B&B so for the hotel and its location we couldn't have asked for anything more. The breakfast was a large buffet to suit most tastes, the usual selection of pastries, cheese, hams, juice, hot options and fruit. Actually, the only thing about the hotel that irritated me was the really rubbish juice machine, it whirred like it was going to blast into outer space but then would only slowly spout out half a glass of juice, which meant generally queuing for it.

Staff were friendly and helpful, both in the restaurant for breakfast and at reception. Within 5 minutes there were lots of restaurants and bars and about 15 minutes walk was a big shopping mall.

The pool area was nice and had a bar that served snacks and drinks. There was wifi in reception but not in the rooms. We went in an out to Funchal a few times and a taxi to the cable car base station was €8 between 3 of us. A taxi to the airport was €40 but I think a shuttle is better value, just it didn't suit our flight times.

All in all, for what we paid we had a week of exceptionally good value at the Raga hotel.

Room Tip: High up, sea view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Raga Hotel
Address: Estrada Monumental 302, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#43 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Raga Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 170
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