It was my fault, I booked a cheap internet deal but the photos looked lovely.
On first site it looked like a block of workers flats in East Germany, pre Berlin wall falling. A concrete monstrosity partly covered in blue and white tiles. The Reception area was inviting so we thought, hey ho, ugly on the outside but lovely within. How wrong were we? The room(308) was big and had a pool and sea view, it had a kitchen (70€ extra) and a reasonable bathroom. However, it was threadbare, curtains motheaten, walls peeling, plaster loose, doors sticking. It was clean though. The balcony was OK but had broken tiles.
The pool areas should have been nice but the pool bottoms were black and in serious need of attention, there was also no umbrellas and no shade. Also, no poolside bar or snack facility.
Fortunately we spent a lot of time out inFunchal and Madeira itself so really only used the room for sleeping, but its always nice to have a decently furnished and well decorated room ypto wake up in, don't you think?
The place around was also incredibly noisy. Bars/restaurants nearby, kitchen staff below and the bins, even a barking dog and annoying parrot in house next door!
At one point at night, about 11pm I had to shout SILENCIO from the balcony to shut the staff up down below.
All in all, not a place I would ever consider staying at again although Madeira and Funchal are marbellous
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- Also Known As:
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