Enjoying fantastic sea views, this comfortable hotel is conveniently situated on the main street of the Lido area of Funchal, the capital of Madeira. It features a large ocean-view terrace with an outdoor pool, a children's pool and a playground. Many restaurants and bars, shopping facilities and the wonderful promenade are just a short stroll away.
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The staff are extremely friendly and helpful especially Carlos on reception who has really put himself out for us by sending a fan to our room and directing us to local amenities, the pool area is kept nice and clean by the ‘pool man’ the rooms have all you need (2 ring cooker, microwave, cutlery and crockery) rooms are cleaned daily. Breakfast is a good variety of cold and hot foods. Omelette/ scrambled eggs cooked to order...
On the down side, the hotel needs desperately updating especially the bathrooms, there is no air conditioning, towels for the pool are not always available so make sure to bring some with you. There is lots of building work going on locally which we were aware of before we came, it’s very hilly which you need to be aware of, it’s ok going down but uphill is a struggle
I have been here 14 nights and have recently extended my stay direct with the hotel due to the Covid/Brexit issues. I would not recommend a weeks fly and flop at this time . I would say stay at least two weeks ...
Watch the PLF from gov.uk - it's new and not very well developed . To be honest although the local Jet 2 Reps try - they are a bit like Secret Squirrels . Hard to find when you need them . Strange year for ABTA and ATOL etc due the Brexit and Covid so I would take that stuff with a pinch of salt . Might as well book directly with the hotel - flights and transfers seperate.. Jet 2 are good at that - very professional .
I have no idea what so ever why Jet 2 classes this as 3 star only . It simply does not make sense . The set up is beautiful. Perfect gardens , great pool and perceptive pool guy who keep an eye on the kids . Covid best practice in a restaurant and food offering and service look more like a sophisticated 5 star operation to me . ....mind I am a bit of a peasant . However when the young staff are hydrated its a tight ship and they look great and its genuine helpful service .
Reception staff are gracious and a good laugh.
I have sensitive hearing and the building noise around does not disturb my peace . The greenery is fascinating . There is a Christmas tree next to a palm tree in the back outdoor restaurant area.
Even the pigeons seem happy - as you would be - flying round this beautiful island every night from hotel to hotel picking at the various offerings .
It's a strange time to travel - you will not go through the EU channel . Covid. Madeira has contained the virus so far in pretty sophisticated ways. Please respect the covid rules when you arrive - social distance and mask up . Just think of it as your Zorro Mask and you will be alright .
Along this strip there seems to be something for everyone here of all ages. I travel alone and have felt very peaceful ad protected here since day 1 .Slightly overworked at the beginning - thanks Jet 2 !!!took me back to my youth
Spotlessly clean ,kitchenette ,fridge , 2 mins to supermarket and bus stops Good breakfast hot and cold Comfortable sunbeds 30 mins walk or 15 min regular buses to funchal 5 mins to lido and promenade ( there is a hill back up from lido) 10 min walk to madeira forum shopping centre Fabulous staff 😃😃😃 Value for money
The hotel is placed in the Lido district of Funchal, 30-40 min walk from the city center.
Initially we were satisfied about the selection of the hotel. It seemed that it had a good price to value ratio.
However after a couple of days we found a COCKROACH in the room.
The next day we saw some more in the lobby and in the hallways.
I CANNOT recommend this hotel.
This hotel is perfectly situated for the lido, many restaurants, shopping centre and bus travel to funchal. This is my second visit to Funchal with jet2 and first at Florisol with Jet2. The staff have been very attentive, know my name and room number when I walk in the door...
I went half board and food was excellent. 4 course set menu dinners and unlimited hot and cold breakfast (if that's your thing). Bus stops, bus 1 & 2 (10 min ride to funchal centre for 1.95€) a very very short walk away and many tourist facilities in easy easy distance. Patisserie and well equipped supermarket within metres. Room service excellent. Free parking for rental cars and motorcycles. Swimming pool and sun terrace. Pool table and you can use most facilities at nearby Dorisol hotels if you want. I had an excellent 3rd floor large room with awesome balcony which had sun all day. It's probably a waste of money to book a similar 3* hotel nearby. That's my opinion. Thank you Dorisol Florisol.