we stayed at dom pedro 2 adults one 3 year old this is our second time ,for the price you can`t get a better hotel we had just room only because there are lovely eating places outside the hotel or in the centre we also hired a car which for us was a must as we went round the island. the hotel is not 5 star so if youe fancy a 5 star but think you can get the same service your mistaken. but for a place to stay for room only you cant beat it.the swimming pools are not heated but the time we went the weather was hot so nice and refreasing for us .they have 3 pools in total and tennis courts plus free internet at reception only. once again i stress for the price it`s great but do remember it is a 3 star.
The Hotel Madeira is very clean through out, the staff were very freindly and helpful at all times nothing was to much trouble. The hotel was right in the middle of all the resturants and shops, a 2 minute walk from the marina. It is only a b&b but this is not a problem as it so near everything, it also has a pool on the roof and a bar which does also have a small food menu.
Would recommend this hotel, had a excellent stay here.
"Only noise was the roar of the sea - great for us!"
We arrived well before official check in time, but this was not a problem we were shown straight to our room by a very welcoming friendly member of staff, to find we had been upgraded from a sea view studio room to the top floor apartment with separate living room, bedroom bathroom and toilet with a huge balcony overlooking the sea with room for sun lounger, table and chairs. Wow!
'The Cais', the Rocamar and the Royal Orchid are now under the same ownership so the facilities of all hotels were open to us, pools spa, gym etc. I had considered all the hotels as options when I booked 'The Tropical' (now 'Cais de Olivera') Having explored all, It was the quieter of the 3, less 'hotelly' no music in the smaller pool area as opposed to that coming from the Royal Orchid gym, I was pleased with my choice it suited us best. They have begun refurbishment but we were undisturbed by noise - it will be closing in Feb 2014 to complete and reopening in March with a new updated look, so comments I saw written in reviews about the hotel being 'tired' will no longer apply. Had excellent meal at the Lee Hamilton Restaurant (onsite) on my birthday very attentive friendly staff.
Great hotel for couples. Room was exactly what we wanted and the spa facilities were great, including free use of hot tub, sauna and indoor and outdoor pools! Hotel staff were happy to help when asked and the hotel was an easy distance from Funchal centre, either by bus for €1.90 or a pleasant 20 minute walk. Balcony view of the sea was incredible as was the view of Funchal from the rooftop. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
I am very glad that booked this hotel thanks to all good reviews! The room with a balcony had everything to provide a comfortable stay. Do pay for an ocean view vroom as it doesn't only give a great view but also keeps you away from the noise of the road behind the hotel. The breakfast was great and well worth the money paid! There was a good choice of breads, cereals, fruits, hot and cold drinks, some cheese and meats, and also hot cooked eggs, sausages, baked beans. Looking for a meal out will cost you much more time and money in the area in the morning.
It was great to discover that the hotel has a sun deck on the 11th floor with glorious views of Funchal, and also a lovely spa with an indoor pool ( in addition to the outdoor one), jacuzzi, sauna and gym. One can also book a massage for additional cost. There is a curtacy bas to Funchal every hour which was great! Amazingly, they also organise an entertainment almost every evening.
Wifi is provided downstairs in a lovely resting area.
All in all a very pleasant stay.
I travel a lot , and finding good value means I can travel more. I also like to be in walking distance of the city centre and major attractions. Having access to public transportation is also important . At apartamento da se , I have that all. 8 euros return from the airport. And the stop is five minutes away. Close by you have many of the major attractions. Walk to the beautiful parks, the churches, the gondola ride, the Fortaleza , the market ...easy by foot. Nearby many good restaurants, a tea house , and so much more. The staff is friendly and always ready to provide you with the best information to help you with your visit . I was there a few years ago and was recognized as soon as I walked in. The fact that the rooms have cooking facilities, a microwave and a fridge meant I could stock up and stay in if I wanted to from a quick breakfast to maybe some fruit, cheese and pate in the evening if I was in the mood to stay in . This is a great option. The area is quiet so you get a great rest. If you want a big resort with all the amenities , then look elsewhere. If you are like me, and obviously from many of the other guests I met here , and travel a lot and want a more local experience , this is the place to stay .
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