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Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria
Ranked #58 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Stayed here for a week in one of the hotels apartments around the corner. Nice room at the back, quiet, clean and very covenient for the city and local good restaurants. Apartemtn had a good bed, staff kitchenette and very small bathroom (only negative point).Small balcony with table and chairs available. Very nice breakfast with a good choice. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank JanetandDavid20
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I stayed one week at Alegria. I book a room without balcony, but the hotel gave me room no. 22 with a very nice balcony. Thank you for that!
The breakfast was OK and the room was cleaned every day - they even do the dishes for me.
The only thing which was not so good: the Viking bar. Some evening/nights it was very noisy.
I would very much like to go back.

Room Tip: Room no. 22 was very nice as a single room, and the balcony was bigger than the other balconies. But...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank UllaRoskilde
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Spent lovely week in May in Sao paulo e Alegria. Very central and an excellent base to explore Funchal as well as the rest of the island as near to bus station! Spacious rooms with breakfast served but also with kitchen facilities. Restaurant in the basement but so much in the centre of Funchal that choice of restaurants was excellent.
Received attentive care from the friendly owner and great attention from the lovely Isabel (who cleaned our room always with a smile and a friendly chat; and Maria who served us breakfast. recommended!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Lina P
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We spent a week in hotel "Sao Paulo". There are several things which are just great in this hotel: the rooms are huge and there was even a small kitchen which we could use. The manager of the hotel is very nice and helpful guy, speaking english and german (and most likely even other languages). He helped us lot as we needed a car to rent or as we asked him where to go. I really appreciate it. The lady, that cleaned our room, was very nice too (she even introduced herself as we were having breakfast). Breakfast was tasty and there were enough things to choose. The hotel is pretty central, so you never walk too far. Unfortunately, it's a bit noisy in this quarter - mostly at night. But it is possibly the only "minus".

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Klara L
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We have been two times on this hotel in Funchal latest in february and march 2013 The hotel is in two seperate buildings, Sao Paolo and Alegria a few hundred meters from each other. It is situated very local, only a 15 minutes walk from the town center and the harbour in Funchal. The staff are friendly and helpfull. There are wifi access from all rooms. The breakfast are continental and ok for our taste.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Flem56
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We spent 3 weeks in january 2013 at Sao Paulo and we think it´s the best apartment hotel we have experienced. We never used the small restaurant, we like to do our own meals, but the staff was exellent. Manager mr Jose Mendonca was able to give help with most things in a friendly way and the chambermaid Izabel is a pearl that makes you happy with her joyful way to meet you. Good service, fresh towels and everything you need in the bathroom every day. We felt like home because of the staff and our roomstandard. Kitchen, TV, internet, beds and bathroom were not luxury but clen and comfortable. Because of the windows and curtains the noise from the traffic was not disturbing. We could reach every interesting point in the old town very easy, 5 minuts to the shopping-streetsand some more minuts to the harbour and some hundred meters to a good shoppingcenter.
We enjoyed so much that we return for 4 weeks december-january and celebrate New Year in Funchal.

Room Tip: The staircase not so conveniant, we prefer rooms on first floor
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank bjorn_nyberg
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

Nice, little hotel. Cleaning every day. Good location nearby Dolce Vita -shopping center.
Rooms seems to be renovated, flat LCD-television with cable and 40 channels.
Only things I would do, is adding a dish washing machine. Then it's perfect.

Would use same hotel again :)

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank perkeles
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Additional Information about Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria

Address: Rua Pimenta Aguiar 2, Funchal, Madeira 9000-026, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Funchal
#40 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: £33 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apartamentos Sao Paulo - AT*** and Apartamentos Alegria I and II - Al- are a 30 studio apartments located in 3 historical neighboring buildings perfectly located at the heart of Funchal, within walking distance from all Funchal's main points of interest, shopping areas and bus stations. Each studio has been decorated with simplicity and comfort. At guests request studios with balcony or facing the garden are also available. All of our one or two bedroom studios come with compact fully equipped kitchens, 1 or 2 bathrooms, 1 or 2 flat screen tv's with internacional channels, telephone, safe and free wi-fi. Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria offer daily housekeeping, continental buffet breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi , panoranic roof terrace, garden and barbecue area, conference room, rent-a-car service, transfer service , tickets to excursions and ferry boat trips and multilingual reception. The staff provide the best suggestions to visit the Island and the manager being an expert Levada walker itself will make the best to ensure that guests get to know the Island as locals. ... more   less 
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