Great hotel for every one
Posted Apr 4, 2013
I read other people experience of the hotel before I did my booking. All the good comments I read about the hotel were found to be very true. I also read couple of negative comments - shower difficult to adjust; kitchen could have been better equipped, etc. Fortunately, I did not experience these. All was good beyond my expectation. All rooms ending in 5, 6 and 7 have good ocean view. I stayed in a room ending in 5 (It has 75% ocean view and 25% Funchal city view). I loved it better than rooms ending in 6 & 7 (i.e. 100% ocean view which can be thick dark view in the evening). The hotel is located halfway between the airport and funchal city. Therefore, the hotel area has better temperature than both sides (There is always gale wind in areas towards airport and less air breath in Funchal). I understand VAT has increased recently from 4% to 22%. Therefore, eating in a restaurant has become relatively very expensive. The hotel equipped kitchen and the big supermarket across the road is great help to minimise expense. The ocean pedestrian walk starts behind the hotel and ends in Funchal. It is aprox 1.5 hours (one way) walk. It is about Euro 10 by taxi. The walk has very spectacular views - not only Ocean view but also parks. Having said all the above, I would like to say if the hotel cleaners were friendly, at least greet back when I say hello, it would have been wonderful. I don’t think they are aware of their personality impact on hotel’s reputation.