Contemporary styling and ocean views make this hotel stand out. And then there’s the luxury spa...
This cutting-edge hotel comes with panoramic views of the Atlantic and direct access to a small pebble beach. You’ll find it in the popular Lido area of Funchal, about a 10-minute drive from the centre.
There are 2 pools – the main one has fabulous ocean views. For meals, you can choose between the buffet or the à la carte restaurant. And in the evenings, there’s live music and cocktails in a stylish setting.
Lovely friendly and helpful staff throughout hotel made stay very pleasant. The facilities are excellent, especially pool and gym. Everywhere is kept spotlessly clean and well presented.
Impressive breakfast buffet...enjoyed a relaxed start to the day. Good access to town centre - about 20 minute walk but plenty of taxis around too.
Rooms are very comfortable, very good air conditioning and comfy beds. Our room for three was spacious enough. More
Stayed here for a week with my son and daughter-in-law in October. The bedrooms and communal areas are very spacious, everywhere is clean and modern. Staff very helpful and friendly. Kettle and fridge are a nice touch and the twin beds are very big although I did find the mattress very firm. Bathrobes provided was very useful.
Food at breakfast was good and plentiful with something for everyone. They hire a local man from the falcon centre to fly a Harris Hawk 5 mornings a week to keep the pigeons away from people eating their breakfast outside, lovely sight.
Pool area nice enough with 2 more tiers with sunbeds and tables and chairs. Indoor pool and jacuzzi very good.
Prices for food and drink away from the hotel very reasonable. We hired a car but took a taxi to Funchal one evening at a cost of 8 euro each way.More
Red, blue, yellow and green bin. What a great hotel
We are currently staying at this wonderful 5 star hotel where the staff add so much more to are sojourn than we could have ever hoped for. This is the first time on the island and after much research we chose this for a very special occasion. Rooms a very spacious and look out to the sea, where you can don your gown and get ready for a trip to the pools. The location adds so much as the restaurant opposite serve some of the best fish and sea food in the area. On arrival we were greeted by a wonderful young lady receptionist who has not been able to do enough for us.
Breakfast are a bit of everything and service is excellent.
Easy access to local buses to get into the centre of Funchal, Spar opposite just in case. Granny place don't bother as this is the only time we've seen grumpy staff and very poor service and food.
A comment to the hotel management, the female receptionists uniforms look like something out of the eighties, where as the men are dressed in in simple white shirt and black trousers. This is the twenty first century equality in all things is important, don't let these ladies wear, what looks like, cheep nylon blouses and waist coats.
Recycling bins just a bit of waste of time as everything the same including the one for batteries very minor point.
We will be back to the island and hopefully this hotel, truly a 5 star experienceMore
My favourite hotel
Another trip back to this hotel, our third this September. A fantastic base to explore the whole Island. The rooms are spacious, the breakfast buffet vast and all the staff are very helpful and friendly. I consider myself to be very fussy and this hotel always meets my expectations. Lots of restaurants around to eat in the evening. A couple of supermarkets within easy walking distance. We will be back.More
Modern hotel in good location
This is a relatively new hotel and the standard of the decor and fittings reflects this. Some of the art work is very striking. We had room 539 with a sea view and a slightly larger balcony due to the nearby fire escape. Pleased to see bath/ shower, kettle and fridge. Nice pool and there always seemed to be enough sun beds during the two weeks when we were there.
Breakfast can be very subjective depending on your personal taste but I thought it was excellent. I would particularly recommend the omelettes cooked to order and the rustic raisin bread. The coffee and orange juice could be better though but then I like strong coffee. Some reviewers have commented that the service was slow but that definitely was not our experience, quite the opposite in fact.
We were full board and it was obvious that a lot of people chose to go B&B here. There was always something that we liked (the fish especially was excellent) and we particularly enjoyed the special Madeiran night. Deserts however were repetitive and the vegetables below par (frozen?) perhaps as a result of having to import to the island. The staff in the restaurant were always very helpful and friendly. I would give it 8/10 for the breakfast and 6/10 for the evening buffet.
Location was good. Near the Lido, you can either walk along the coast (away from town) or it is an easy 30/40 minutes into Funchal town centre. Buses are regular (get a giro card the first time and fill it up with credit at the post office or a newsagent) and we usually walked in and got the No.2 bus back home. Each tourney using a giro card costs 1.35 euros. You pay an extra 0.50 euro the first time to get the giro card. Much cheaper than a taxi.
On balance I would happily recommend this hotel and it is worth noting that it is closer to town than the Pestana Grand and some of the other large tourist hotels in Funchal. Note that when we visited the major flood works in the harbour area were still in hand. They are coming along though and should be impressive when finished.More
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