Hotel Dorisol Florasol Hotel 3 star
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Located not far from the sea, in the Funchal hotel area, the Florasol is a hotel offers good value for money. There are no rooms here, but studios and flats, ideal for families or for groups of people. The communal areas are spacious enough to accommodate the majority of the hotel guests.

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    Location 7.1 /10

    In the hotel area of Funchal, 1.2 mi away from downtown and 14.3 mi away from the airport. The town centre is about 10 minutes away; the airport 30 minutes.

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The Florasol consists of 103 apartments and studios. The former can sleep up to four people. They are equipped with a real kitchen, arranged for simple cooking (fridge, hot plates, microwave and crockery). A real dining room decorated in Madeiran colours divides the lounge, which has a TV. The studios can sleep two or three people. They also have a kitchen, but only a small lounge area. 50% of the accommodation looks out over the sea to the front. The others look back, to the hills. In both cases, take note that you will also have a view of the streets, which are relatively crowded. The balcony is therefore more decorative than really useful. However, it is a good size, and is equipped with 2 chairs and a plastic table. Simplicity is the key to the rest of the furniture. Although the whole place could do with a renovation, the rooms are perfectly functional and spacious. Satellite TV and a direct international telephone have been installed. However, there is no air conditioning. There are a bath and hair-dryer in the bathroom.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    The Florasol is a modern 12-storey building, not very attractive from the outside but more welcoming within. It was built in 1977 and renovated ten years later. Its simple and neat marble-floored lobby sets the tone, with a pastel green colour. A lift takes guests to the swimming pool on the 4th floor. Of average size (1,615 sq ft), it is surrounded by a sun deck covered with a synthetic green carpet and sheltered from the wind by a transparent plastic fence. The view looks beyond the buildings located further down, over the ocean. Deckchairs, sunshades and towels are available. As for activities, the Florasol has a small playground for children. There are no other facilities here. However, the hotel has an agreement with the Estrelicia (a hotel located 1,000 ft away) which allows guests access to several activities, including tennis, pool, table tennis and a gym.

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    At the Florasol, breakfast is served in the Trevo restaurant. Have a coffee opposite a small outdoor garden that can be seen through the bay windows. Unfortunately, there is no terrace. The breakfast buffet, offers a fair selection of hot and cold specialities (cheese, cold meats, cereals and scrambled eggs). As for lunch and dinner, there is a choice between two "à la carte" restaurants. The first is dedicated to grilled food, which it serves in a pleasant bistro atmosphere. The second looks rather like a Brazilian canteen, and it serves delicious fish. Apart from the specialities offered, you can also order a plate of pasta or a salad. Expect to pay around £9.20 per dish.

    To know

    Located in the hotel area at the western exit from Funchal, the Florasol is beside the Eden Mar and Ocean Park hotels, which are the closest to the sea. However, as the Florasol is quite high, it too enjoys ocean views.If you wish to get to the seaside, the lido (beach) is 150 m away. This seaside complex has a number of swimming pools, sun decks and access points to the sea via ladders fixed between the rocks. There is no sand, but deckchairs, cushions, sunshades and a few non-motorized water sports are offered at a cost. Various shops, such as a pharmacy and a supermarket, are near to the hotel. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to Funchal town centre. This service is available every day except on Sundays, 6 times a day from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, sauna, spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, aqua gym, aerobics, golf, archery, water-polo, fitness, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The kitchenette in the rooms.
    • The nearby shops.

    disadvantages

    • The area is a bit noisy.
    • There are limited relaxation areas.

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Overall Score nc/10
    • Marie-Evelyne G. Marie-Evelyne G.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2014 Posted on 2014-10-07 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Hôtel agréable Très bon rapport qualité/prix

      • Advantages

        Très bien situé Plusieurs animations Très bonne nourriture,très copieux

      • Disavantages

        Repas servi un peu tard pour les gens qui veulent partir en excursion

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      • Overall Score 8.29/10
    • Fatima B. Fatima B.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2012 Posted on 2014-10-07 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        hôtel très agréable super nourriture très bonne

      • Advantages

        très belle vue dans l'ensemble

      • Disavantages

        aucun inconvénients

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      • Overall Score 6.43/10
    • Michel A. Michel A.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in septembre 2014 Posted on 2014-10-06 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Hôtel correct, bien situé, avec vue sur mer d'un côté et vue colline par l'autre chambre. Dommage, nous n'avions pas de balcon. Personnel très agréable, parlant français. Buffet varié, local et très bon dans l'ensemble. Par contre, l'ouverture du restaurant à 13h, avec du personnel pas encore prêt et des tables pas encore mises, c'est juste quand on part faire une excursion l'après-midi.

      • Advantages

        Bien situé, personnel parlant français, buffet varié et nourriture locale

      • Disavantages

        Chambres et sanitaires vétustes. Mauvaise organisation pour la préparation des buffets. Manque de personnel au service

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      • Overall Score 4.71/10
    • Nass S. Nass S.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2014 Posted on 2014-10-06 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        très bon séjour. J'ai passé un excellent moment, la cuisine était bonne, l'accueil chaleureux. La déco plaisante. Lit confortable On ressent le charme typique du Portugal. Bon endroit a passer en couple très romantique. La ville est agréable, les gens sont gais et joyeux, bref j'en garde de très bon souvenirs. Je recommande vivement cet hôtel.

      • Advantages

        confort décoration accueil

      • Disavantages

        ambiance choix des restaurant

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      • Overall Score 8.50/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in février 2012 Posted on 2014-10-06 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Hôtel très accueillant excellent séjour passé là-bas.

      • Advantages

        personnel très accueillant.

      • Disavantages

        nous avions été dérangé par le bruit des chambres voisines.

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      • Overall Score 7.00/10
    • Youssouf K. Youssouf K.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2012 Posted on 2014-10-06 Entre amis - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        cet hotel est vraiment magnifique rien a dire très très beau séjour à refaire

      • Advantages

        sensationnel! le portugal est un très beau pays

      • Disavantages

        rien à dire je reviendrai pour un plus long séjours

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      • Overall Score 8.25/10
    • Emma L. Emma L.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in juin 2014 Posted on 2014-10-06 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        Hotel correct, bien situé, avec vue sur mer et vue sur colline, avec balcon. Personnel parlant français. Buffet très variée et local très bon dans l'ensemble. Malheureusement restaurant ouvert à 13h avec les tables pas ensemble mise en place et le personnels n'étant pas près.

      • Advantages

        Bien situé, personnel parlant français, buffet variée et nourriture locale.

      • Disavantages

        Chambre et sanitaire vétuste. Mauvais organisation pour le restaurant. Manquant de personnel

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      • Overall Score 5.60/10
    • Emma L. Emma L.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in juillet 2014 Posted on 2014-10-06 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        Hôtel correct, bien situé, avec vue sur mer et vue sur les collines, avec balcon. Personnel parlant français. Buffet très varié et local très bon dans l'ensemble. Malheureusement restaurant ouvert à 13h avec les tables non mises et le personnels non prêt.

      • Advantages

        Bien situé, personnel parlant français, buffet très varié et nourriture local

      • Disavantages

        Chambre et sanitaire vétuste. Mauvaise organisation au niveau du restaurant. Manquant de personnel

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      • Overall Score 7.00/10
    • Laurent V. Laurent V.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2013 Posted on 2014-03-06 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        L'hôtel est bien situé prêt des restaurants et des bars. La chambre était très spacieuse avec une cuisine très pratique. Le personnel était très agréable et de bon conseil. Des fleurs ont été déposées avec une carte pour mon anniversaire: c'est le petit plus qui fait plaisir.

      • Advantages

        Situation, parking gratuit, piscine, petit déjeuner varié, rapport qualité/prix

      • Disavantages

        Les animations sont dans l'hôtel de la chaîne qui se trouve à coté

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    • Celine V. Celine V.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2013 Posted on 2013-11-01 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        L'hôtel est situé dans le quartier touristique de Funchal! On trouve tout ce qu'il faut à proximité mais le quartier n'est pas typique! Les chambres sont spacieuses et agréable même si la décoration est un peu vieillote! Le personnel est très agréable et serviable! Rapport qualité/prix parfait!!

      • Advantages

        situation, tarif, personnel serviable, grandes chambres avec kitchenette

      • Disavantages

        décoration, wifi uniquement dans les parties communes, parking un peu petit

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      • Overall Score 8.25/10
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