Ratings based on 93 Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5
72% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Value for money

Posted 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Brampton, Canada

Nice hotel. Close to restaurants

Posted 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from boynton beach fl

Clean hotel close to central

Posted 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
3 out of 5
by Brian

Value for money

Posted 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by 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.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from uk

Faded needs lick of paint

Posted 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
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Salisbury UK

Budget offering in truest sense

Posted 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.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from tyne & wear

Ok for price !

Posted Jul 19, 2016
Pros: Views from room.close to lido area.
Cons: Decor ! Rooms, breakfast
Location: Up two very steep hills, but, next to lido area, plenty shops, bars etc, bus
Not for the less mobile. Have to be fit to stay here. Very dated, but quite well maintained. Clean .. Part of three hotels inc the Bougainville . Close to lido area. Good views from room. Breakfast , ok. Not enough sun beds though. Pool nice.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from london

It was ok

Posted Jul 8, 2016
The hotel is ok. At an ideal location but sometimes too much noise.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from south coast uk

Good hotel

Posted Mar 9, 2016
Cons: It was fine for 3 stars
Location: Near to plenty of restaurants and 3 small supermarkets.
Good hotel, indoor pool was a bonus as the weather was not warm enough for us to try the outdoor pool but it was very pleasant sitting around it on the sun beds, meal at the pool side cafe was good. Bedroom on the 9th floor gave us a good view to the sea and mountains and over the town, beds comfortable, kitchenette adequate. Small balcony but enough for table and 2 chairs, the table was old and plastic was deteriorating but was stable. Access is via a steep hill so you need to be reasonably fit.