These twin rooms have cool, calm tones and lots of natural light. There's a balcony outside with limited views of the sea. Inside you'll have air-conditioning to keep your room cool - there's cable TV, a mini-fridge and bathrobes provided too.
We had booked a third floor sea view room and were given FREE upgrade to a suite with private Jacuzzi, fabulous!! The hotel is close to the restaurants and cable car. The buffet breakfast had hot and cold selection, ample choice to suit all tastes, fruit salad with FRESH fruit ,The staff and owner Mr Dias are very friendly and helpful, could not fault this hotel, will definitely be returningMore
JENNY T, 187048
Brilliant as usual.
Our second visit here and as good, if not better than last year. We chose a third floor room this year which gave us brilliant views of the cruise ships coming and going, turning to back in the harbour right in front of the bedroom window.
The hotel is excellent as usual, with a warm welcome from the staff and Mr Dias. Everywhere spotlessly clean, the breakfasts wonderful and staff helpful and attentive. A great holiday yet again.More
Very friendly, great staff, breakfast extensive, great location good view on 3rd floor, grounds pool great, friendly cat.
Great value! Agree best place to stay on island. Plenty of restaurants and sites right next door. Soon to expand, parking on grounds.More
ken k, 33388
Mr Dias has the winning formula
Why can't all hotels be run like this ? Because they don't have a Mr Dias !!
The personal touch afforded to each and every guest by Mr Dias and his team is genuine and unique. On arrival at the hotel, the reception staff come round from the desk and introduce themselves, the luggage is left by the lift and the guests are then shown around the ground floor area and introduced to Mr Dias and other members of staff. A welcome drink of your choice is offered. The hotel is spotless throughout and the floors in the public areas simply gleam.
On your first morning going down for Breakfast in the Albergaria Dias, a member of the waiting staff talks you through the buffet style presentation. The highlight being the wonderful bowl of fresh fruit salad made by Mr Dias himself. It is exceptionally good. I would comment on the fact that there is no toaster provided so it is either bread or rolls with your bacon and eggs. The small size of the hotel means that there is no noisy clattering of dishes and trolleys passing you when eating your breakfast. The waiting staff use trays and are very quiet and discreet, which makes breakfast time in a holiday hotel a more relaxed and enjoyable experience. The cutlery, crockery, glasses etc. are of good quality
Bedrooms are carpeted and compact and to me, seem ready for a refurbishment to include duvets and choice of pillows.
There is a small fridge in the room that is free to use, payment for use of the safe.
The hairdryer in the bathroom is excellent and there is a shower over the bath. Bathrobes are also provided, which is a nice touch.
This is the first time my husband and I have stayed at a Thomson Small and Friendly hotel and we were delighted. We would certainly highly recommend the whole experience of the Albergaria Dias and hope to return for another memorable holiday.More
Mary O, 186534
The most welcoming hotel we have ever stayed at.
This was our first Madeiran holiday in 20 years and, although we were confident we would love the island as much as we had all that time ago, our choice of a Thomson "Small and friendly" hotel was a bit of an experiment. How glad we were that we made that decision. The Albergaria Dias didn't seem particularly "small" but it was more "friendly" than we could ever have expected.
From the moment we walked through the door, we were made to feel so welcome by the Receptionist who took us on a tour and introduced us to the owner, Mr Dias, and his son. We were then invited to take a seat by the pool and offered a complimentary drink. Our room was ready straight away and we were taken there and shown around, not just handed a key.
The whole place is tastefully furnished and beautifully clean. The restaurant is small but comfortable and, on a nice day, you can eat out by the pool. The hotel only serves breakfast but it is a very good one, using lots of local ingredients, including the fruit Mr Dias uses to make his much praised delicious fruit salad. The hotel does serve snacks at lunchtime and tea and cake in the afternoon but for evening meals there is a huge choice of restaurants just a short, easy walk away, serving tempting menus at a range of prices.
Another big advantage of this hotel is its location. A path from the pool area leads you straight into the Old Town and if you follow the cobbled street, you are on the seafront within minutes. Many of the larger hotels are at the far end of the bay, much further to walk to the most characterful part of town.
The Dias family clearly take a great deal of pride in their hotel and their top priority is to please their guests. We would certainly return there on our next trip to the island and thoroughly recommend it to others.More