First the good points. The location is near lots of restaurants, shops and buses to the town centre. There is also a nice promenade to walk along at night. Considering the price we paid, the food was pretty good even if the choice wasn't great. The view from our balcony was also nice.
Now for the bad points. The whole hotel smelt musty, especially the rooms and it looks like a concrete bunker from the outside. If only they painted the bare concrete it would look a whole lot better. But that's the main theme, minimum maintenance and zero modernisation. We would have put up with all this if we could get a decent night's sleep. The mattress was as hard as a board, the pillows were extremely lumpy and there's no heating. On top of that the lack of double glazing meant we could hear everything going on outside. In the end they did lend us a oil heater for the room but it didn't make up for the rest.
So after 4 days at 'Gorguhell' as we ended up calling it, we moved to another hotel because it was spoiling our holiday so much. We ended up at the Pestana Miramar which was more expensive but like heaven after what we had put up with.
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- Also Known As:
- Gorgulho Hotel Funchal
- Hotel Gorgulho Madeira/Funchal
- Gorgulho Funchal