very plesant hotel friendly and very helpful staff nice location easy reach of everywhere and good bus service good walking area especially levadas rooms cleaned daily food very good would certainly return in the future and recommend to friends
This hotel is located close to major roads but is totally enclosed by its own well - kept gardens. It is quiet! It is perhaps more suited to folk of a certain age rather than family groups. We would recommend the Master Chef night in the restaurant rather than the a la carte menu - see below. Everything in central Funchal is within walking distance.
Lovely hotel on the sea front and only a half hour leisurely walk into Funchal. The hotel has plenty of food options and really good pool and spa facilities. Just in front of the hotel there's a kiosk where you can buy tickets for all sorts of activities and they will pick you up from your hotel. We did a full day jeep tour of the west of the island which went around the coast and up into the mountains, quad biking in the mountains, a catamaran trip where we saw dolphins and finally a sunset and star gazing trip up the Pico de Arieiro which was a breathtaking experience. At age 25 we were by far the youngest couple at the resort but this didn't bother us as the hotel was peaceful and a really good base for exploring the rest of the island.
Were booked in the main hotel, but got bumped when we arrived into the Eden Mar, got a 20 euro refund per night for the change. All part of the same complex so just a bit annoying.
We bought the evening buffet meal option, but really shouldn't have done so. There were restaurants in Funchal which were better and cheaper. Best hotel meal was in the Italian restaurant, excellent.
All in all a relaxing stay, breakfasts were excellent and food by the pool bar was very good too, a bit pricey but you pay for the convenience
Funchal, capital of the Madeira Islands, curves along a harbor and rises up verdant mountain slopes. At the Mercado dos Lavradores market, vendors display basketry, produce, fresh fish, and profusions of flowers. The Madeira Wine Lodge, housed in a 17th-century monastery building, offers tastings and tours. A ride in a wicker toboggan down steep, narrow streets is a uniquely Funchal experience.
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