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Last 5 reviews
Great hotel in Funchal. The staff were friendly attentive and pleasant. The hotel was clean throughout. The bedroom was spacious with sea views. My only criticism was that the food was repetitive, bland, and lukewarm. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Funchal. There are plenty of bars ,restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, and enough pedestrian routes, walkways, etc, to burn off the calories.
Very nice hotel. Lovely staff
Stayed a week on half board. Modern well equipped hotel. Lovely swimming deck. Extensive spa facilities. Rooms are large and well equipped. Great ocean views from reasonably sized balcony. We were on a half board deal with all meals in buffet style ocean restaurant. Very good range of items generally of good standard. Enough variety to keep as interested for a week. Bar facilities are less comprehensive but adequate for us and most of the other guests. Music most nights. Mixed quality! Staff very helpful throughout. About 15 minutes walk from city centre. Really good base but more 4 star than 5.
We saw this hotel advertised as 5* luxury on a well know online travel agent, unfortunately it is just the usual 3+ you expect, the hotel is clean and the room bed towels and bathroom were clean if a little dated,the staff very helpful and polite, lovely view but unfortunately the evening buffet let's the hotel down, the first night was excellent but it went downhill from there we tried mama Mia and ordered of the menu the food was good but we both left feeling that the portions were on the small side the espidatas at the other place 4 cubes of meat with a few chips and a bit of salad, if we went back to the vidamar again it would be for bed and breakfast only due to the large number of excellent local restaurants just a short walk away.
Nice hotel with Atlantic view and excellent service
I have spent a week in this property in January. It claims 5 stars but it is more like good 4 stars. Unfortunately rooms are quite dated and it s visible, especially in bathrooms. Although it is well maintained and very clean. Beds are with rather hard mattresses and extremely uncomfortable pillows! All rooms are with Atlantic view and it is great. The hotel is renovating rooms and those on 9-10 floor are already done but more expensive if possible to book at all. I had half board and food is great. Breakfast is served with sparkling wine even and most of the days it is possible to eat on terrace. The dinner atmosphere is much worse. The restaurant is more like big dining area and there was no option to eat in the terrace. Nevertheless- food is great. Hotel has also few outdoor pools and platforms with sun beds with great view. There is also a very good spa with charge. The hotel is located in Lido area, with easy access via bus to the city. Worth to buy card and load it as it s about 30%cheaper than buying from the driver. There are 3 buses going to the city - number 1,2,4. There is also Biedronka near by, about 200 meters down the road to the sea. Would I get back to this place- yes, assuming they improve the rooms and do something with restaurant t experience.
Really liked this place
About 20 minutes walk from town - up hill on return! Parking available, limited and a bit tight but secure and underground. Hotel sparkling white clean very modern, friendly check in, lovely room on 6th floor facing the sea. The dine around experience is something we have not experienced in a hotel before so were intrigued. The in hotel dining is buffet style but excellent. Lots of stations with cold selection at breakfast and dinner. Hot station for eggs in the morning and meat or fish servings in the evening. The evenings are themed - oriental etc and Wednesday was Local night and they went to town with the decor and uniforms too. We only tried the Italian as another option and frankly didnt bother again, the buffet was far better-service not good up there. This is one of the best buffets we have experienced, including Las Vegas, ok not as big as LV but quality offerings.There is an oriental restaurant alternative in the hotel but the other restaurants are not under the same roof but close by on main road. The pool looked inviting but we didnt use it and the grounds are well kept. All in all a great experience and would return if the opportunity arises, which I hope it will.
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