Ratings based on 99 Verified Reviews
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice hotel close to LidoPosted Dec 9, 2017
Good location and pleasantly surprised re breakfast choice. Room was okay and clean. I’ve stayed in better but more expensive hotels. Staff were lovely. Didn’t make use of indoor pool or jacuzzi but looked amazing. Gym was so so with mainly weights and abs no cardio machines. Location was ideal for walk to town or rocky beach.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
Value for moneyPosted Oct 17, 2017
Pros: The staff and the views
Cons: The condition of decor and fittings
Location: Good location. Very nice promenade walk nearby as are restaurants, shops and buses
Once you have managed to walk up the steep hill to this hotel you are rewarded with outstanding views over Funchal. The decor could be spruced up a bit, but if you want a fancier hotel then go to a more expensive one with a lesser view. The food was good and the staff, especially at reception, are great. Nothing is too much trouble, and always friendly and very helpful. Location is excellent. Restaurants, shops and buses are all close by.
Posted Sep 23, 2017 on Hotels
Didn't realise how steep the hill was, the hotel does need to be updated and painted as it doesn't look really inviting from the outside but the staff were nice and helpful
Good hotel!Posted Sep 4, 2017 on Hotels
Very convenient hotel!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Brampton, Canada
Nice hotel. Close to restaurantsPosted Aug 17, 2017
Just stayed there for two weeks. The buffet breakfast in the morning was great. The fried eggs and bacon were a little oily but was good. Lots of fresh fruit, breads, cheeses. The hotel had two pools. The outdoor pool was always clean with plenty of seating. The indoor pool looked a little dated but the water was very warm. Parking is limited and had a few days where I had to find parking on the street. Great view of the ocean. There was entertainment nightly. The reception staff was phenomenal. Great people. The rooms were cleaned daily but I found the floors were never fully clean. Didn't have a chance to eat at their restaurants because there are so many different types within walking distance. They will prepare a picnic meal for you. Just order one from reception. It was awesome. I will definitely stay there again. Thank you Dorisol Mimosa staff. See you again.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from boynton beach fl
Clean hotel close to centralPosted Jun 29, 2017
Pros: Several pools ,sauna ,view from upper floors ,nice breakfast ,clean.
Location: Close to most travel facilities ,walking distance to an ocean pool .
Stayed on the eleventh floor with partial ocean view .the hotel is aging but the rooms are cleaned every day
Value for moneyPosted Apr 11, 2017 on Hotels
The hotel was clean and breakfast was good. Service at the bar was very poor, they never had any change in the till as they seemed to only cater for all-inclusive, and bar staff tended to ignore you. Room was clean but stifling hot as there was a large hot water pipe in the wardrobes that acted like central heating and as there is no air conditioning I would hate to stay in the summer. Overall very good value for money though, but probably would not return.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from West Yorks
Our third stay here.Posted Feb 23, 2017
Pros: It is clean and the staff are very pleasant.
Cons: There is a main road alongside it - but anyone used to a bit of traffic noise probably won't notice.
Location: Perfectly placed to walk into Funchal - or the other way along the bay to the lido. Lots of bus stops, always a taxi parked outside if you feel lazy.
The hotel keeps improving - which is nice. Accommodation is plain but cleanliness and comfort are what interest us most. This is the third time we have stayed at this hotel and our only complaint would be that you experience quite a lot of traffic noise. However, for the price paid we cannot complain. Good facilities and a great location.
by A verified traveler from uk
Faded needs lick of paintPosted Feb 7, 2017
Pros: Ok location
Cons: Need lick paint and some repairs
Location: On a back street at top of hill . Long walk into Funchal
Room staff lovely front desk of hand ok on whole big hill from enterance difficult parking
by A verified traveler from Salisbury UK
Budget offering in truest sensePosted Dec 6, 2016
Pros: The friendly reception staff and the "paper" description
Cons: Everything - as above
Location: Located fairly close to bus routes, shops and restaurants and walkable into Funchal (I guess about 3 kilometres to the Old Town?)
The Mimosa has all the facilities on paper and is conveniently situated for a vacation near to Funchal. The staff are mostly very courteous and helpful BUT beware the facilities are very rudimentary and furnishings, decor etc. are seriously outdated and the whole place is years overdue for investment and refurbishment. But everything is clean to their credit. For example, the lounge furniture is marked, scarred, damaged. The decor is depressingly bland painted walls and ceilings. In the bedroom, the bed linen is very worn with thin towels with holes! The furniture is very well-used, beds hard and old and pillows - ugh! You are promised a kitchenette - again absolute minimum - no kettle just a two-plate stove with just enough cutlery and crockery. The views are appealing (though partial ocean in my case) BUT the only ventilation is via a hinged patio door. If it storms you have no option other than to close the door and, even then, thew ingress of rainwater could not be stopped. The breakfast is extremely basic - buffet in the narrowest sense as choice is very limited and the hot food again depressingly bland and pre-cooked. Lastly, BE VERY AWARE that the access to the hotel is up a very steep long hill, being the third building of this Dorisol Group on this site and highest up the slope! Not for the frail or faint-hearted and, to reach the main restaurant / shopping street, another steep climb. If you truly want budget accommodation and facilities this maybe for you.