Excellent Place to stay right in the centre of old/down town of Funchal! !!
Very quite place, the best tropical fruit salad with ever had, it's a 4 star plus definitely. . .
The swimming pool is reasonably average, the water is colder that the sea nearby.
Johnny_Boy0007, London, United Kingdom
Genuine 'old school' service.
The reviews are all true. It is all about the attention to detail and the attitude of the staff. It is all spotlessly clean and well maintained. The shower is the most powerful I have ever had and the air-con very efficient. We really liked the location, right in the old town. Very quiet and peaceful though. A few people have mentioned the old buildings nearby, Madeira is full of old and sometimes derelict looking buildings, they only add to the charm and history. If you want modern, go to the sterile hotels at the other end of town. The nearby art works on the doors and the amazing range of restaurants makes this ideal for more enlightened travellers. We could only recommend to anyone. Thank-you to Mr Dias and all of the excellent staff. We had room 307, good views and very comfortable. Wi-Fi worked in our room. Only reservation is the pool depth of 1.8m, Too deep for some.More
Robin M, Cambridge, United Kingdom
The service here is second to none!
We arrived at the Albergaria Dias as a party of six. Our check in was quick, smooth and friendly. We were made to feel very welcome by Mr Dias and his staff and were quickly ushered off into the bar for a drink. We were later shown to our rooms by Cara and she gave a quick tour of the room and how everything works.
I stayed on the first floor overlooking the wonderfully lush gardens and pool. The bedroom was a nice size with plenty of storage space and large twin beds. A bottle of Madeira wine was placed on the table for us to enjoy. The balcony was a good size with comfortable wooden furniture and perfect to sit out and enjoy the peace and quiet. The room and bathroom were immaculate. The cleaners came in everyday and fresh towels provided daily.
The bar staff were wonderful. So attentive and nothing was ever too much trouble. They all (Ricardo, Rui and Sophia) performed their jobs with such enthusiasm and always with a smile on their faces.
Breakfast at the hotel is good. A variety of breads, hams and cheeses along with cooked foods and fruit and cereals. If you wanted your eggs a certain way you only need ask. Toast can also be provided by the kitchen.
Despite the hotel being in the centre of the old town of Funchal, it was so quiet and peaceful. A 20 second stroll through the lush garden and you are out in the old town surrounded by restaurants. The location of the hotel is perfect.
Compliments to Mr Dias and all of the staff at Albergaria Dias for the amazing service they provided throughout our week stay. They made us feel welcome from start to finish.
If you want to enjoy the delights of Funchal and Madeira in a small, peaceful, centrally located and above all friendly hotel then I thoroughly recommend a stay here!More
A excellent small and friendly hotel
We have just returned from Madeira today (Monday 14 September 2015,) our first time there, and we stayed at Hotel Albergaria Dias after reading several reviews. What more is there to say - the hotel was very comfortable, the staff were fantastic and so friendly and the location was first class, right in the middle of the old town. We will certainly be returning!More
Clair A, Kettering, United Kingdom
As much of a home as a hotel
With the best ratings on Tripadvisor for good reason, this hotel delivers in ways that the standard top hotels cannot match. It's charm lies in the fact that it balances the requirements off comfort, facilities, location, price and service incredibly well.
As a party of six, we had various rooms from a standard pool-side to the largest one on the property and thereby fitting various budgets and requirements. The standard rooms are adequate and all have a quiet balcony used by many of the customers. At the other extreme, room 401 was magnificent, about three times the size of the standard room, boasting a huge balcony with spectacular views across Funchal. This was the perfect setting for sundowners before a night in the Old Town.
Like all else at this hotel, the breakfast is ample and charming. Sitting by the pool in the sun is a pleasure.
The location is truly wonderful, just a stone's throw above the heart of the old town, located so perfectly that it allows for the great views as well as a great nights sleep and a minute's walk to some excellent restaurants and bars.
What sets this hotel apart though is the old-fashioned, personal and much-needed "nothing is too much trouble" service, which made us feel right at home the moment we arrived. From being shown each of our rooms to being given fast wifi for free, to having our breakfasts cooked to order with items not on the menu, to the owner doing the rounds - all of which led to a highly personalised experienced.
In short if you;re looking the luxuries offered by standard 5* hotels, go elsewhere. If you want a top quality hotel that runs at the charming, relaxed pace of Madeira, you will struggle to find better.More