We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A must experience”
Review of Royal Savoy Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
Royal Savoy Hotel
Ranked #13 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 February 2012

For anyone who hasn't been fortunate enough to stay at the Royal Savoy, Madeira already, it's worth the extra cost to experience the 5* graded elegance, spaciousness, serenity, cleanliness and excellent service that you will receive

Room Tip: This is basically a timeshare hotel but apartments are available. All overlook the sea, however a s...
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Daneside
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (769)
There are newer reviews for Royal Savoy Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

579 - 585 of 769 reviews

Reviewed 7 February 2012

I've stayed at the RS a number of times (timeshare) and have always been impressed with the level of service and cleanliness. Sadly, this year I noticed that both are starting to tire a little. I was particularly dissapointed with the lack of attention shown in the bathroom... liquid soaps ran dry and weren't replaced the following day... the floor around the toilet was dirty on arrival... small areas of mould appearing in the shower cubicle... towel rail loose. The cleaning staff seem to spend a lot of time making fancy shapes out of towels in an effort to please - I feel that this time would be far better spent doing the basics to get the apartment spotless!!! My only other gripes are that there is STILL no free wi-fi in the apartments (they charge a small fortune for you to hard-wire your laptop in your room). You can get free wi-fi in the ground and first floor communal areas, but it slows to a standstill when there are a few users at the same time. That's the bad... the rest is excellent (and I do mean excellent!).

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Scootz1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 January 2012

We've been to Madeira 5 times now & stayed in the Royal Savoy Hotel 3 times. The level of service, cleanliness of hotel, rooms & grounds certainly live up to the 5* grading, and we've found all hotel staff to be very friendly and helpful.
The restaurant can be expensive compared to other local establishments but nothing different to what you'd expect when comparing hotel restaurant with local ones. It's lovely for a special dinner though and also great if you don't want to go out of the hotel in the evening.

Room Tip: Not really applicable as all rooms have a sea view. Nothing worse than ending up in an hotel with a...
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank DufftownKitty123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 January 2012

The hotel/ time share occupies one of the finest locations in Madeira.
The studios are spacious and well equipped.
We have been coming here for at least 5 years,twice a year.
The facilities are superb, the staff friendly.

Room Tip: The studios offer the best value, but one bedroom apartments very luxurious.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Alfred111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We bought a timeshare studio apartment here five years ago and come every 2 years. High standards have been maintained, but we almost never pay to eat or drink here as the prices are very high.the two ring cooker in the galley kitchen is good enough to cook good meals and there are plenty of decent eating places in Funchal which is a five Euro taxi ride down the hill. pools and poolside are beautifully kept and it is in one of the best locations anywhere on Madeira. Staff are friendly without being creepy. In January the clientele are mostly English and 65 plus,with almost no children. There is no beach,but a small swimming harbour for the brave.Even has its own lighthouse.

  • Stayed: January 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank JohnKirk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 December 2011

We spent a week on a time share exchange. From the meet and greet to the check out the service was absolutely superb. The facilities in the room (kitchenette, 2 bathrooms, large balcony) are first rate and the maintenance and cleaning is also superb.
There are two unheated outside pools and a very nice heated indoor pool.

I really loved this place and so did my wife but there is a slight downside. It is very expensive to eat there and at £12 for a single Remy you may imagine just how expensive that is. The food at the restaurant is good but not the absolute best however the service is really friendly and welcoming.

We loved Madeira and would go to the Savoy again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Bellator1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 December 2011

Just returned from a week in a studio apartment in this "resort" . I echo many of the good things said but I think that the price of the food and drinks to a large extent puts residents off from staying in and enjoying all of the facilities. This is an excellent place to stay with a good location. I have stayed at a number of 5* hotels in Funchal and feel that this is the most expensive for food eg we paid E8.50 for a small coffee and a glass of orange! They are however trying with meal deals at E135 for 5 lunches or dinners, but when we tried lunch it was far from inspiring!

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here but I think I enjoyed the ambience andfacilities ( and prices) at the Residence in Porto Mare more and no real difference in quality anywhere so I would in future opt for this hotel.

Room Tip: I think most rooms are good but would stay clear of the central semi -circle here as some of these r...
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank gollWestSussex
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Funchal hotels
0.4 mi away
Hotel The Cliff Bay
Hotel The Cliff Bay
#4 of 88 in Funchal
2,930 reviews
0.1 mi away
Pestana Carlton Madeira
Pestana Carlton Madeira
#31 of 88 in Funchal
2,315 reviews
0.5 mi away
VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Quinta da Casa Branca
Quinta da Casa Branca
#3 of 88 in Funchal
905 reviews
0.9 mi away
Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa
1.0 mi away
Quinta Jardins do Lago
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Royal Savoy Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Royal Savoy Hotel

Address: Rua Carvalho Araujo, Funchal, Madeira 9000-022, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#13 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#18 Family Hotel in Funchal
#20 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: £213 - £883 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Savoy Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Savoy Hotel  is situated in a privileged oceanfront location overlooking the harbour of Funchal. The city's fascinating historic and cultural centre are close by. Funchal's Old Town district, the bustling Marina, beautiful city gardens, Municipal Theatre, city squares adored with outdoor cafes & esplanades, Shopping Centres, Museums and many more interesting places to visit are just a stone's throw away.  This Hotel offers 12 spacious standard rooms, 101 junior suites plus 59 superior suites with one or two bedrooms, each elegantly decorated providing the utmost quality and comfort whilst creating a unique exotic atmosphere. All rooms have an ample furnished balcony and enjoy magnificent ocean views. All junior suites have their own kitchenette, sofa bed, refrigerator bar, cable and interactive flat screen TV, DVD player, Internet, electronic room safe and a full bathroom with separate shower, hairdryer and bathrobes. The superior suites have 1 or 2 bedrooms, kitchen, sofa bed, refrigerator bar, interactive cable, flat screen TV, DVD surround sound system, electronic room safe and 2 or 3 bathrooms (master-bathroom equipped with bathtub and separate shower), hair dryer and bathrobes. All rooms have free internet wireless system. This stunning complex is architecturally designed to allow you to appreciate to the full extent the beautiful breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the wide variety of both on-site and off-site leisure facilities and entertainment services, including heated indoor pool; gymnasium; a luxury spa where you can enjoy the free use of the sauna, steam room and tropical shower; games room; hairdresser, free internet wireless system, fine a-la-carte and buffet restaurant, piano bar with nightly live musical entertainment and pool snack bar, 2 outdoor sea-water swimming pools (one heated), jacuzzi, and children's splash pool. We also feature a spacious sundeck and terrace coupled with shady and lush sub-tropical gardens, which are further adorned with a barbecue area, a short seaside promenade, fountains and water cascades, private sea access and outdoor games area - all providing maximum holiday ambience. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Jet2Holidays , Expedia, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, Cancelon, Agoda, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Royal Savoy Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Royal Savoy Funchal
Savoy Funchal
Royal Savoy Hotel Funchal
Royal Savoy Resort Funchal
Royal Savoy Hotel Madeira/Funchal

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing