We booked this hotel as a late deal at a vastly reduced rate. We were sceptical when our travel agent told us that there was some building work nearby, but it did not impact the hotel. We took the attitude that we would give it a go and use the money saved as spending money. We paid a little extra for a good view.... and what a view! Probably the best in Funchal! The hotel was great, good facilities, clean everywhere, friendly hard-working staff and suitable rooms. We used a combination of the 45 bus, taxis (about 5 euro to the Marina) and the hotel bus. Beware holiday makers who do not book the hotel bus as asked and steal your place ... we had a bit of that going on, which is my only real bug-bear with the hotel, it spoilt an otherwise great service. Buy a bus ticket with 5-10 pre-paid journies on it and you will be fine. There is a supermarket and bank up the hill and round the corner, opposite the barracks which is useful. Other buses stop there too.
As to building work .... not a problem. There is a bit, but there is everywhere in Funchal. We went down to the place where all the other hotels were and what a concrete jungle that was! Building work city! How lucky did we feel at our lovely hotel in a quiet residential area.
Madeira is mainly popular with more mature tourists, but it is very hilly and good walking shoes are needed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the west hillside of Funchal, with superb views of the sea, the bay and magnificent mountains. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this is the ideal place for an unforgettable holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Madeira Panoramico
- Madeira Panoramico Funchal
- Madeira Panoramico Hotel Funchal