We went for a weeks thomson holiday to this hotel in July 2012. On arrival at the hotel we were struck by the beautiful spotlessly clean environment and were told by reception that our room would be ready in 10 minutes. After 10 minutes we were told it would be 20 minutes after 20 minutes we were told another 20 minutes. This went on for an hour and a half by which time we were a little peeved as we had been up since 4.30 in the morning and wanted a rest and to freshen up. HOWEVER when we went to our room we were not dissapointed, it was a large pool and sea view room and had a spacious bathroom. In general the hotel was beautiful with lovely facilities, in particular the roof terrace which was very romantic with hot tub and views over Funchal. The staff were pleasant but not particularly engaged, they left this more to the holiday reps. Apart from one waitor who each night gave me a new Portugese word to learn. The food was very good, but for me dissapointing. When i go to a country I really like to eat food from that region. This hotel offered a different theme each night so it was Italian food one night, oriental another etc. All of the food was good quality with lovely salads for starters but if you didnt like salad you were a little skuppered for the first course. When I read previous reviews I was expecting to really struggle with the hills as I am not particularly fit but the walk from the bus was such a short one Im sure even the laziest person could manage it. However Madeira is a very hilly place and in a alot of places has cobbled streets so if you are uncertain on your feet it may not be the place for your holiday. So in summary, the holiday started badly but it did get better and i would recommend the hotel to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cradled against an oceanfront hillside and located in a quiet and sunny suburb of Funchal, within approx 2km from the city centre, the renovated Hotel Savoy Gardens (ex-Vila Ramos), renowned for the provision of friendly and personalised service, offers amazing mountain and sea views across lush verdant plantations. The Savoy Gardens is a friendly boutique-style hotel that provides its guests a modern feel and a traditional quality. All 119 completely renovated rooms include 9 suites. All have their own furnished balcony and are equipped with air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV set with interactive TV, FREE internet wireless system, tea and coffee making facilities, safety box and mini-bar, plus a fully equipped bathroom with bathtub, shower and hairdryer.The elegant and new interiors are all designed in soft colours with excellent materials to create a relaxing atmosphere throughout the hotel. The Savoy Gardens Hotel features the Restaurant Laurissilva, serving a daily buffet breakfast and themed Buffet dinners with cooking station. In a reserved cosy area, this restaurant also features a elegant a la carte dinner service. The Cica cocktail bar serving evening cocktails and the Palmeira bar serving snacks, hot and fresh drinks throughout the day as well as a daily suggestion of healthy and delicious light dishes for lunch. One outdoor freshwater heated swimming pool, a panoramic rooftop 360º view terrace with sun-lounges, jacuzzi, shower and self-service bar - the ideal location to spot the daily arrivals and departures of cruise liners in Funchal's harbour. Some of the facilities are also located in the lower-ground floor, such as the Spa with themed and seasonal promotions and special spa packages, the hairdresser, a games and TV room with internet desk and the Night Club Magnolia with nightly live music and entertainment. The Savoy Gardens Hotel is a new concept in Adults Only accommodation. Conceived as a place for rest and fun specially dedicated for those seeking a relaxing although extravagant vacation: unique experiences, amazing entertainment programmes, personalised service and attention to detail and all the commodities and services of a hotel for guests over 16 years of age. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Savoy Gardens
- Savoy Gardens Funchal
- Sensimar Savoy Gardens Madeira/Funchal