Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Zsolt from Hungary
Memory of a wondeful vacation on the Purple islandPosted Jun 26, 2012
Pros: Balcony with look out for the ocean, minibar, comfortable bad.
Good abd helpful staff, room was quite ok, only plug in bathroom was missed. Breakfast fine. Programs every evening.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Surrey
Not the bestPosted Sep 13, 2010
We booked this hotel with 3 star in mind but it was a tired hotel all round and certainly in need of redecoration. The food was not good although the staff were very nice.The breakfast certainly needs to be looked at and the presentation of the evening meal was not very appertising to look at. The pool was good and clean and the overall cleanliness in the hotel was Ok . The entertainment although good was very much the same every night.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from Aalborg
Very noisy hotelPosted Sep 11, 2009 on Hotels.com
Ther is much noise in the hotel and from the constructionground outside. Day and night Very small rooms!
Recommendedby Mo from Fleet, Hampshire
Hilly LocationPosted Oct 29, 2008
This hotel was clean and friendly and the facilities were very good. Possibly more variety at breakfast would be my only comment. The uphill location was very good exercise, and the courtesy coach very useful
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Bristol
Very good value for moneyPosted Feb 25, 2008
Solid 3 star hotel representing excellent value for money. Restaurant does get a bit crowded at peak times, and there could be more imaginative and varied food for breakfast. However, we would return and could recomend the hotel without reservations.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Good Buy based on price and locationPosted Feb 20, 2008
Very clean but spartan room accomadations, bring your own shampoo, only soap and towels were supplied. Friendly and helpful staff,not the best breakfast ,location close to city center, about 2 km , but Funchal is all up and down hills. You need to be in reasonable shape. Last climb to Hotel can be a killer at the end of the day or after a big meal but Hotel has free daily bus to and from city center from morning to around 5:45 PM which runs every hour. Hotel is good buy because of location and prices. I would return for the same price.Free parking.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Dorset
The price was rightPosted Feb 13, 2008
We felt that we got a very good deal on this hotel with Expedia and it was as expected. The room was very basic and a little shabby but quiet and in a good location although many reviewers refer to the steepness of the drive, this was not a problem. Reception staff were efficient and friendly. Breakfast was OK although very crowded in the dining room on one occasion.Bread rolls were very fresh and fruit was available.If you want a full cooked you will be disappointed.We enjoyed our stay immensely. This was our first visit to Madeira and hopefully will not be our last. It only takes about 20 minutes to walk into Funchal Centre from the hotel-we never used the courtesy bus.There are many restaurants near the Hotel which is in the Lido area.If you walk Westwards you will come to a newer part of the Hotel zone complete with shopping mall and 6 screen cinema. This was a plus for us as it is something to do in the evenings-films are in English generally with portugese subtitles.Overall a lovely break. Wouldn't especially go back to this hotel complex but if the price was so low again and we were on a tight budget would consider it.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Bolton
Good value for moneyPosted Feb 7, 2008
This hotel represents good value for money as far as we were concerned. Note that the entrance is at the top of a fairly steep hill so if you are mostly on foot prepare for a regular climb everyday. Breakfast can be crowded so get down early (8.00 ish). The quality of the drinks was not great (both fruit juices and coffee) reflecting cost. Rooms were cleaned satisfactorily everyday. The courtesy bus gets full - if you are reasonably active you can walk into the centre of Funchal in about 30 - 40 mins. The Lido offers a nearer walk along the promenade. There are any number of acceptable restaurants within 5 minutes walk of the hotel.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London, UK
Recuperating at Funchal's EstreliciaPosted Feb 7, 2008
Having just lost my Mother, Estrelicia gave me space to grieve in a secure holiday environment. The courtesy coach to town and back was a bonus as I lacked energy to walk much. The terrace and poolside enabled me to lounge in the sun even in January! The Piano Bar had comfy settees and live evening entertainment. Internet access was basic at Reception & costly at 1euro @15minutes yet enabled me to stay in touch with home. Staff were polite and friendly. My stay gave me the undisturbed rest, space and holiday I needed - I'll be back - this time to indulge in a more energetic exploration of sunny Madeira!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London
Good value for money, although the location could be betterPosted Feb 3, 2008
Getting to the hotel was a bit of a hassle since I missed the Aerobus from the airport and had to use the local buses to get there, unless I wanted to fork 25 Euros on a taxi of course. Hiking the hill with my luggage wasn't fun at all, and the reception was even worse. A young, full of unpleasant attitude woman was at the front desk and she made my arrival a bit less nicer. The woman's tone of voice and way of addressing me was not acceptable at all and the room she was trying to give me was even less acceptable. I had to change my tone myself, and demand what I has requested in my original reservation through Expedia. She reacted to that and I was given a room on the 11th floor, with seaviews and a double-bed. The hotel itself is Ok, for the price of the room and the breakfast included. However, if I go to madeira gain i would probably look for similar deals at a different hotel, closer to town or on the main Estrada Monumental Road.