LocationThis exclusive city hotel is located on a raised bank, offering beautiful views out over the sea. Surrounded by tropical gardens, it is only a few minutes walk from the old town and the centre of the Islands capital, Funchal. The turquoise-blue sea and inviting beach are just 50 m away and public transport links are accessible within just a few paces of the hotel. The near vicinity offers an array of shopping facilities as well as numerous restaurants. Diverse bars/ pubs, cafés, a nightclub as well as various other entertainment venues can also be found here.
FacilitiesThe hotel was built in 1912. Guests have a choice of 12 suites and 325 double rooms located in a 9-storey main building and an auxiliary building. At this property, which includes a lift and a 24-hour reception desk in the lobby, a check-in/check-out service is available round the clock. Amenities include a baggage storage service, a safe and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access allows guests to stay connected while on holiday. The tour desk offers assistance with booking excursions. The grounds of the hotel feature a playground and a lovely garden. Additional amenities include a newspaper stand, a TV room, a playroom and a library. Guests arriving by car can park their vehicles in the garage or in the car park. Further services and facilities include a babysitting service, a childcare service, medical assistance, a transfer service, room service, a laundry service, a hairdresser and a coin-operated laundry. Active guests can make use of the bicycle hire service to explore the surrounding area.
RoomsAir conditioning and central heating ensure that rooms maintain comfortable temperatures. Guests can enjoy the sea view from a balcony or terrace. All rooms are carpeted and include a double bed or a sofa bed. Separate bedrooms are available. Children's beds can be requested for younger guests. A safe, a minibar and a desk are also available. For self-catering guests, there is a well-equipped kitchenette with a stovetop, microwave, tea/coffee station and dishwasher. A direct dial telephone, a television with satellite/cable channels, a radio and WiFi (no extra charge) provide all the essentials for a comfortable holiday. Slippers are included. The bathrooms have a shower and a bathtub. A hairdryer, a vanity mirror and bathrobes are provided. The hotel has non-smoking rooms.
Sports/EntertainmentIn the pool complex, guests can take a refreshing dip in one of 3 outdoor pools, while 2 indoor pools ensure that swimming is always a possibility, even in poor weather. There is a children's swimming area as well. A hot tub invites guests to soothe their muscles, and a poolside snack bar will take care of any hungry bellies. Sun loungers and parasols are available on the sun terrace. For guests who wish to keep active, tennis, crazy golf and golf are available. Water sports enthusiasts are offered aquafit. Guests can enjoy a wide range of indoor sports, including a gym, table tennis, billiards, yoga and aerobics. Various wellness options are available at the hotel, including a spa, a sauna, a steam bath, a beauty salon, massage treatments and anti-ageing treatments. The hotel offers an entertainment programme for adults.
MealsThe dining area includes a non-smoking restaurant and a bar. Catering options include half board and full board. A generous breakfast buffet guarantees a great start to the day. At lunch and dinner, guests can choose between a buffet, Ã la carte and a set menu. Diet meals and gluten-free meals can be prepared on request. The hotel also offers snacks. The show cooking is a particularly special attraction.