Basic but in a good location.
Posted Aug 23, 2016
The hotel is situated up a little hill from the pebble beach and Machico town centre. It's a 5 minute cab ride from Funchal airport so it's very convenient. The hotel is super basic. There's a mini fridge with nothing in it, and no room service. Information within the rooms is pretty scare, so we had to make do and figure things out as we went. The room was mostly clean, if a bit run down, and although clean the bathroom had various mold and staining issues. Towels were small and basic. The air conditioning unit was wonderful, and it was nice to have a balcony, even though we couldn't sit on it or have the door open as the person in the room next door was smoking constantly. Beds are pretty hard, not especially comfortable. Wi-fi is available within the reception and pool areas only.
Unfortunately the breakfast gave me food poisoning, which was pretty horrendous.
The hotel is fine if all you want is something very basic. It's not really a 4 star hotel, more like a 3 star.