This is a 30 room hotel, one of two hotels being run by the same group, the other is the Windsor Hotel, literally just around the corner. It's centrally situated in Madeira's vibrant capital Funchal. On my arrival I was given a room on the 5th floor (Rm 504): a generous double room for single occupancy. The bathroom once again generous, had the usual facilities: bath tub/shower, sink, toilet and bidet. No qualms with the cleanliness, as with the whole hotel. Unfortunately, and this is the first time something like this has happened to me; my first two nights were near sleepless. The first night I thought I might get used to it - the noise, the second night proved me wrong. Somewhere, and none of the staff were able to establish from whence it came, there was a humming noise which would start for about 15 minutes, stop and then start again after about 45 minutes, throughout the night. Staff were assuming it the air conditioning of a neighbouring store. Nonetheless a member of staff managed to find me another room. This time on the 1st floor (Rm 103), so nearer to street level (and yes it was a little louder). The room standard was the same, just a tad smaller but I lived with that for the rest of my holiday - all 11 nights (the air-conditioning unit successfully blocked out all other disturbing noise). I had booked just bed & breakfast. Breakfast was very rudimentary and unimaginitive: three sorts of cereals in a dispenser (hygienic), cheese and processed ham, an assortment of jam, butter, four kinds of bread rolls, two different juices (but all of this, the same every day). The coffee was not exactly "heart-popping" but it was hot and was of fairly good taste. It's a shame really. .
In summary and despite all of the aforementioned: A clean, centrally located and for its location, fairly quiet hotel. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to help. All staff I spoke to had a very good command of not just English but at least one more language i.e. Netherlands, French, Spanish, German, and I'm sure several more ...
If you want clean, fairly cheap and centrally located, this is your hotel ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel do Centro, 3 stars hotel, offers their guests the perfect location for a quiet stay in Funchal. Its hospitality and its classic decor, adds a touch of informality to this hotel, making the customers stays unique. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Do Centro Funchal
- Do Centro Hotel Funchal
- Do Centro Hotel Madeira/Funchal