Ratings based on 125 Verified Reviews
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by A verified traveler from Basingstoke
Hard to find from instructions givenPosted Apr 24, 2017
Pros: Pleasant staff
Cons: I would prefer that Expedia stopped booking this hotel for users.
Location: If you had a car-hire there are many things to do and view as the scenery is spectacular but on foot you are somewhat limited.
Initial thoughts on arrival were quite pleasing because we found the place!! and the staff were pleasant.On later inspection of the room we found that the shower was not workable due to the push-button switch being locked rock solid.The sink in the bathroom would not let the water out and the fan extractor did not work.The pedal bin was broken and the lid kept falling off.Breakfast was rather monotonously plain with no change to the menu and finding porridge next to the beans was a bit confusing because many people thought that it was badly cooked scrambled egg!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Norfolk UK
Close to all ameneties,good locationPosted Feb 21, 2017
Pros: See above
Cons: Perhaps needs a bit of a makeover, but I like the way it is
Location: See top comments
Have been to this hotel 3 times now, it is not 5* but it's a very good base with lots of ameneties nice little kitchenette in the rooms and some great views from the upper floors the hotel is kept spotlessly clean and the food particularly at breakfast is very good with lots of choice to suit every dietary need. The staff are all pleasant and very helpful, Internet is available in the public areas or you can pay and have Internet connection in your room if you wish, which I did . It's a comfortable walk into the centre taking about 20 minutes ,and a very good bus service back ,bus number 4 . I love this hotel and will be returning if I'm able
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from UK
Great Hotel at a great pricePosted Jan 4, 2017
Pros: Location and views. The staff were very helpful.
Location: Nearby bars and restaurants. Pleasant walk into Camara de Lobos along the lido and 20-30 minutes into the centre of Funchal.
The best 3* hotel I've stayed at. Friendly and professional staff and in a great location.
by A verified traveler from London
We asked for a high floor but were offered a grounPosted Nov 8, 2016
Pros: Location was good though on a Very steep hill!
Cons: Room and breakfast
Location: We ate at a very good restaurant recommended by staff! Very hilly location!
Room very basic and dated. Sheets not crisp and fresh!
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Nice hotelPosted Oct 6, 2016 on CheapTickets
Location: Near the Lido swimming pools. The city center bus or a longer walk
Nice hotel, nice location in spite of a slight hill close to restaurants and supermarkets bathing Aerobus good access
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Very good value and good locationPosted Oct 2, 2016
Yes, this hotel needs a facelift, but it is excellent value for money. We only stayed for one night, but for that we got a room, buffet hot breakfast, pool and a kitchenette in the room. Lots of good eating places close by. Try the Dragon Tree or Osteria, both on opposite side of road.
by A verified traveler from Ontario, Canada
A 70's Flasback.Posted Sep 11, 2016 on Hotels
The rooms were clean. Breakfasts were great! The staff at the breakfasts were wonderful! Handy fridge to keep your water bottles, fruit and food cool. Washrooms good size and great water pressure. Great little souvenir and snack shop on the lower floor. Nice pool area to relax. Lots of restaurants within minutes of walking. Love Antonio's Restaurant! Regarding the design...Flasback to the 70's! Felt like we were walking backing into the 70's though. Could use a big revamp. With an update it would improve the overall look. No air conditioning.... We were aware of that. It was HOT. There were no fans. The view was beautiful! No shuttle to downtown as advertised. You will have to take a taxi....to Funchal approx. 8 Euros. If you are not picky about overall appearance then this place is great for you. The photos on the site must have been taken many years ago,as its age is showing.
by Elzene from Sheffield
Not bad but could be better xPosted Aug 25, 2016 on Hotels
The hotel is very 70's and not very modern but clean and staff friendly. The bathroom and kitchen needs attention and Had a few minor issues like shower head broken.
by A verified traveler from LONDON
Dated, old, CHEAP/HORRID breakfastPosted Aug 6, 2016
The hotel staff was SUPERB. Very helpful, polite and pleasant. The breakfast food was horrendous. 💀💀💀💀😰😰😰😡😡😡. Having said that I think one gets what one pays for. If one can afford better ONE SHOULD NOT stay at DORISOL BUNGAVÍLIA😁😁😁
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Jun 7, 2016
Pros: The view over the sea and Funchal.
Excellent location, great value for money, nice to have the use of three swimming pools.