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Hotel The Vine Hotel 5 star
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Rua Dos Aranhas 27 - A, Se, 9000-044 Funchal, Portugal Funchal, Portugal -
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It isn't without reason that The Vine hotel belongs to the Design Hotels group. It is the first hotel we have visited to have adopted such a concept. In addition to the carefully designed communal areas, the decor on the 4 floors of guest rooms is inspired by the four seasons. Thus, we move from winter to summer via autumn and spring. Plus, there is a French chef in the gastronomic restaurant! Open since December 2008, The Vine hotel proposes a particularly original and comfortable setting for a stay at the heart of the city of Funchal. We would definitely recommend this place to couples!

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      The Vine   -   © I. Lubinetsky/Easyvoyage

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    Location 8.78 /10

    The Vine is 11 mi away from Madeira airport, and if you're taking the motorway, it will take you around 20 minutes to get there. You can reach the city centre on foot, as the establishment stands above the Dolce Vita shopping centre.

    Accommodation 7.95 /10

    The Vine hotel has a total of 57 guest rooms and 22 suites, spread across the four seasons: spring is on the 2nd floor (mostly green), summer on the 3rd (mostly purple), winter is short on the 4th (mostly grey), and then autumn does not end quickly on the 5th (mostly brown). Inside, the guest rooms are spacious and the suspended bed dominates their centre. Its Egyptian cotton sheets feel lovely to the touch... No detail is left to chance and the decor is rather refined. Some, but not all of the rooms have a French-style balcony. The modern bathroom opens onto the bedroom, and the luckiest among them have a bathtub, a shower, and a separate shower. As for amenities, they're all there: from the flat-screen TV to the full mini-bar and the air-conditioning to the room service available 24/7.

    Overview 6.95 /10

    From the outside, there is nothing to give you a clue of the treasure that lies inside. This large white building with a modern architectural style and tinted windows (designed by famous Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill) carefully hides what's inside. After taking a small elevator, the doors open onto a lobby with subdued lighting and fitted with modern and refined furnishings (with decor by Madeiran Nini Andrade Silva). Despite its location in the city centre, it's almost impossible to hear the noise of the traffic in this calm space, which can sometimes be almost too dark in the middle of the day. Shades of burgundy were used to add to the contemporary decor. Nevertheless, the round pebbles covering the floor remind us that we are in Madeira. The hotel's first restaurant is found in the extension of the reception.
    To get to the pool, it's a rooftop rendezvous. Although it's not very big, the dark-bottomed overflow pool seems to run over onto the streets of Funchal, and wicker deckchairs and parasols have been set up around it. Finally, the Vine Therapy Spa is on the 1st floor. A captivating aroma will catch your attention as soon as the elevator doors open. The spa has 4 treatment rooms, including one for couples, and there is also a beauty salon. Elegant and relaxing, the decor contributes to providing guests with a feeling of well-being. Here you can test out the Vichy Shower or the Rain Shower Sensation...

    Food and drink 8.45 /10

    There are two catering possibilities available at this establishment. The first, found in the extension of the reception, serves buffet-style breakfasts and light à la carte meals for lunch. Set up lengthwise, there is more than enough room in this dining space to move between the tables and chairs and to have a bit of privacy. Moreover, the subdued lighting here adds to the pleasant atmosphere of the meal. However, if you'd prefer to eat outdoors, head for the outdoor terrace. Dinner is when the Vine pulls out all the stops in its gastronomic restaurant.
    Located on the rooftop, the Panoramic Gourmet Restaurant offers breathtaking views over the little streets of Funchal. Dining indoors is possible, but the terrace really is the place to be. The cuisine is the work of chef Antoine Westerman, who has 3 Michelin stars to his name. Among the many choices, there is a tasting menu for £70, but the various dishes are all within the same price range. There is no doubt about the quality of the food, but we would have liked to see some lighter options as well a few more refined flavours. Putting aside the traditional melting foie gras terrine, you can try the organic spelt risotto with summer truffles and parmesan shavings as a starter. Among the diverse and varied dishes you will find gently steamed sole, catarina beans, and shellfish with lemon confit, or even a braised veal rice pie with fava beans and lemon confit, olive oil, and black olive gravy. Despite all this, don't forget to leave some room for dessert: pistachio waffles topped with milk chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce, or how about candied banana tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce...

    To know

    Upon arriving at The Vine, guests are invited to indulge in a 15-minute welcome massage.
    There are no facilities for children here but a babysitting service is available on request.

    Equipment

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

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aerobics, golf, mountain bike, water-polo, fitness, sports

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

    advantage

    • The central location
    • The decor
    • The 360° view

    disadvantages

    • Few leisure facilities
    • Few rooms with a balcony

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Overall Score nc/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in décembre 2012 Posted on 2013-11-12 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        5 étoiles. Le luxe ultime idéalement situé. Hôtel entièrement neuf, à mi-chemin entre fête et repos...

      • Advantages

        La restauration : ces nombreux restaurants variés vous donneront un goût de trop peu, les talents des chefs sont mis a jour à chaque bouchée. Le service : ne laissez pas trainer votre serviette de plage une minute de trop, ils sont au qui-vive !

      • Disavantages

        Nos vacances furent trop courtes pour en trouver... Ah si, le sable trop blanc ça pique les yeux parfois !

      • Infrastructure
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      • Restauration
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      • Overall Score 9.00/10
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