With an average temperature of 22°C, 71.6°F, the pool is surrounded by a wide terrace, dotted with sunloungers and parasols. Heated all year round, it is a great place to unwind and enjoy some sunshine.
This restaurant offers a buffet breakfast, an à la carte lunch, and a buffet, à la carte or vegetarian dinner, the stylish, strikingly decorated Atlantic offers the diner a wide choice of cuisine to enjoy.
The luxury spa offers a wide range of treatments to help you get the most relaxing experience from your stay. Treatments include hydro-massage, Jacuzzi®,Vichy shower, as well as a Roman bath and private relaxing room.
These classic-style twin rooms, with a sea view and modern touches, come with a balcony for that extra space outdoors. Your room will include air-conditioning and satellite TV. Wi-Fi is also available.
These classic-style twin rooms, with a mountain view and modern touches, come with a balcony for that extra space outdoors. Your room will include air-conditioning and satellite TV. Wi-Fi is also available.
Impressed with this hotel - spotlessly clean & excellent value (we got a good deal by comparing prices on Tripadvisor & booking separately from the bargain Easyjet flight). Great location as, although in the Lido area around a mile out of Funchal centre, the walk into town was mostly flat and the Lido area has less traffic noise than the congested centre. The area has plenty of restaurants & the hotel has free parking, which was handy. Our room was on the 9th floor but there are plenty of lifts & we never had to wait long. The breakfast was great, with a huge variety of food. I could nitpick & say the scrambled egg was a bit runny, but there were also boiled eggs, fried eggs and a chef manning an omelette station, so no real cause for complaint. On the last day they appeared to be short staffed & were slow to refill items & clear tables, but this was a one off in our case. The entertainment was definitely geared to mature guests, but we found a couple of lively bars nearby. We had a 'mountain view', which was more of a church & garden view but wasn't unattractive. Would certainly return here.More
First Visit Since Refurbishment
This was our fourth visit to this hotel, but the first since it was refurbished a couple of years ago. The rooms are now much lighter and brighter than before and the free WiFi across the whole hotel is a real advantage. Both the public areas and individual rooms are always spotlessly clean. Towels and bedding are good quality and replaced regularly. The staff are without exception helpful, friendly and cheerful.
The variety of food for the buffet meals is exceptional, particularly at breakfast time. When the hotel is full, as it was for most of our stay, the restaurant is very busy and getting served can be a bit of a scrum. We found that some guests were very selfish in elbowing others out of the way whilst they piled their plates ridiculously full, which was disappointing, but there was never a shortage of food unless you arrived very near to the end of the serving period.
However, the management do need to review how tables are allocated, especially when there are large groups of guests, as their excitement can make the restaurant uncomfortably noisy for other people. In particular we would suggest that the practice of serving "birthday cakes" (is it possible for a group of a dozen or so people to have a birthday nearly every evening of their stay?????) is either discontinued or moved to the bar rather than the restaurant for the comfort of the majority of guests.
It is the staff - most of whom have been there for years - that really make this hotel and for that reason alone we will keep returning.
Family Winter Sun
Very convenient location near to shops, restaurants, taxis, bus stop etc. Our room was small but had everything we needed, comfortable beds and as we have a little one we needed a cot and one was provided. We stayed in the hotel on a self-catering basis but still felt very much part of the hotel and had access to the all facilities. Having the convenience of being able to use the hotel restaurant was brilliant especially as on the first night our flight was delayed. The buffet breakfast is great with plenty of choice. The staff we're always very helpful and there was always a high chair available in the restaurant.
Great New Year
Great holiday hotel well positioned, near shops restaurants ,bus stops and taxi. Pool area and pool bar are good, awards bar has fantastic bar staff. Welcomed 2016 in on the top floor and had a fantastic view of the fireworks. Had a fantastic timeMore
Lovely winter break
Got a great price for a half board one week holiday. Price cheaper due to mountain view rather than the preferable sea view.
First visit to Madeira and thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Lucky with weather mostly sunny and only a shower occasionally . Weather hot enough to sit by the pool a few days. It was always warm, lovely for a wander.
Room was fine, fridge and tea facilities nice touch. Don't top up tea bags but just took a few at breakfast. Bathroom as required with decent shower. Air conditioning was a bit noisy. Television didn't have many uk channels but could keep up with the news.
Hotel had a very modern feel to it. Big reception with comfy chairs, nice bar with 40% off between 6 and 8. Nice cocktails and decent enough Coral beer. Entertainment every night, singers and dancers pleasant enough.
Food was a bit samesy though apparently different themed nights but the beef, pork or fish served up was adequate. Breakfast was ok, perhaps not the best cooked options I've had but nothing to worry about. Occasionally couldn't get a table at peak times and could probaly have done with a staff member coordinating your seating rather than wandering about and sometimes clearing your own table.
Location lovely with lovely cafes all over the place. Plenty of places for a beer in the evening . Smashing walks along promenade. About 20 mins walk into town but plenty of buses and taxis outside hotel. Also big shopping centre 10 mins away. Highly recommend cafe Raviola at back of hotel for cheap coffee and delicious cakes.
Loads to do in Funchal. We went up cable car, out on a boat to see the Dolphins and whales and we did one of the tours of the island. Shops selling trips all over the place.
Used the Spa, for extra 5 euros used sauna, Roman bath, Greek steam rooms etc, plus indoor pool and jacuzzi. Very relaxing afternoon.
Staff fine, all quite pleasant. Cleaners seem pretty decent.
Smashing relaxing holiday all in all. Mostly all good especially at cheap price. I'd happily go back but would pay a bit extra for sea view room to enjoy sun whilst having a cold drink. Just remembered also free wifi.More