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A hotel of very good standing, the Madeira Palacio offers a particularly suitable setting for a relaxing vacation with a view of the ocean. This address is recommended especially for couples. You can enjoy a nice spa with a comforable leisure area.

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      Madeira Palacio   -   © Charles Rossignol / EASYVOYAGE

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      Madeira Palacio   -   © Charles Rossignol / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location

    On the south coast of Madeira, 2.5 miles away from Funchal and 15.5 miles away from the airport. Expect a 15 minute ride to get downtown and 35 minutes to reach the airport.

    Accommodation 8.20 /10

    The Madeira Palacio houses 225 rooms, including 90 with a sea view, and 25 suites, all overlooking the ocean or the mountains. The other rooms overlook the gardens or the surrounding hills. The spacious rooms have balconies with a table and two rattan armchairs. The rest of the furniture is mostly of varnished wood. Carpet, heavy sweet pink curtains and bedspreads create a touch of comfort, but not really in keeping with the traditional style of the island. You can get over this unattractive decoration by watching the satellite TV and enjoying the mini-bar, air-conditioning and direct telephone line for international calls. A safe is set up in one of the closets ( extra charge ). The toilets are separate from the bathroom. Pleasant and well laid out, the bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub, hair-dryer, bathrobes and welcome products.

    Overview 8.20 /10

    An 8-level building overlooking the ocean, the Madeira Palacio is reminiscent of the traditional style of the country, with its yellow façade and green balconies. Built in 1971 and renovated in 2001, it has a spacious lobby with a refined decoration . A round table holding a magnificent bouquet of flowers greets you in the entrance hall where light-coloured marble dominates. Beyond the reception, you can see elegant lounge areas (with carpets, cushions and matching lampshades), leading to a very pleasant bar overlooking the sea. Outside, a 250 m² pool is provided for you to paddle or swim a few lengths. It is surrounded by a relatively narrow solarium: as a result, the deckchairs are very near to each other. But you can always escape to the gardens, stretching down below. Equipped with sundeck lawns protected by decorative trees, they offer charming amrchairs made of wrought iron where you will be tempted to spend more time. As for the amenities, everything is provided for a maximum of comfort: teak deckchairs, canvas sunshades, mattresses and towels are available.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    The Cristovao Colombo, the main restaurant of the hotel, overlooks the swimming pool. Spacious, airy and decorated in warm colors, it offers a buffet for breakfast and a fixed menu at dinner. The Madeira Palacio also has two a la carte restaurants, the Vice Rei and the Terrace, whose decoration reminds of the rooms ( varnished wood and old pink patterns). The dishes served here are gastronomy specialities of the island that you should not miss, like sword fish with banana, or international recipes like beef steak with pepper sauce. The dishes are nicely cooked, no doubt about it, but the careful service must also be mentioned. You can choose, for example, the bread among several varieties sympathically presented by the table staff. Pampering without ostentation. Allow about 15 &euros; per dish. The offer is completed by the Gabezo bar near the pool, the Colonial Bar with music on stage, and the Al Fresco tea house.

    To know

    Located on the western edge of the hotel zone of Funchal, the Madeira Palacio overlooks the ocean without having access to it. To compensate for this inconvenience, the establishment has a pleasant health club which offers an indoor pool, sauna, hamam, jacuzzi and fitness room. About 150 m² in area, the indoor pool is large enough for training and the fitness room overlooks the sea through large bay windows Slightly off-centered from the shopping areas, the hotel, fortunately, provides a free shuttle for downtown Funchal. The shuttle operates 11 times per day. For kids, a childrens club is provided for kids of over 4 years old. The hotel decided to close its doors in November 2006 to fully reconstruct the facilities. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2008. It will then have a full level dedicated to suites. The hotel will have 260 rooms.

    Equipment

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

      beauty salon, sauna, hammam, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, (2 courts), golf, water-polo, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe

    advantage

    • The spacious gardens.
    • The leisure facilities.

    disadvantages

    • The hotel does not have direct access to the sea.
    • The area around the outdoors pool is limited.

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