Hotel Vidamar Resort Madeira Hotel 5 star
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Estrada Monumental 175-177, 9000-100 Funchal, Portugal Funchal, Portugal -
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With a privileged location on the seafront, the CS Madeira, ex-Crowne Plaza, will appeal to those who like the international atmosphere of large hotels. Varied restaurants, comfortable bedrooms, attentive service ... There is even a children's club to cater for families as much as possible. The hotel has been completely renovated and reopened its doors on 4th May 2007.

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      Vidamar Resort Madeira   -   © Benchallal / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 6.56 /10

    Located on the seafront in the resort of Funchal, 1.2 mi away from the city centre and 14 mi away from the airport. It is around 10 minutes by bus from the city centre and 30 minutes by car to the airport.

    Accommodation 7.95 /10

    The 300 bedrooms (276 of which are standard and 24 of which are suites) overlook the sea. This is enhanced by a large bay window. For a broader panoramic view, request a room on the upper floors. Furthermore, you will enjoy a large terrace equipped with plastic garden furniture. The other bedrooms also have a good-sized balcony. The bedrooms are well laid out in a contemporary style and have a pleasant lounge area that is spacious enough to accommodate an armchair and a sofa. However, the furniture looks like that of a test house. The minimalist lampshades which will delight lovers of Philippe Stark furniture are worth a special mention. As for facilities, everything has been provided to ensure maximum comfort: large-screen TV broadcasting 29 channels, direct-dial international telephone, air-conditioning and a mini-bar. There is no need to worry about your clothes being wrinkled from travelling; an iron and ironing board can be found in one of the wardrobes. The bathrooms have a bathtub, a hair-dryer, bathrobes and hospitality products. The suites also have a whirlpool bath. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

    Overview 7.95 /10

    Built in 2000, the CS Madeira is an ultra modern hotel with floors of concrete and smoked glass facing the sea. Refined on the outside, its architecture is also airy inside. You enter a huge lobby overlooking the sea and very soberly furnished with silver sofas. It lacks charm and resembles the lobby of a city business hotel. Grey marble dominates, and those who do not like plain styles will find the decor rather cold and even impersonal. The communal areas are now decorated with different varieties of plants. However, the dark brown paving surrounding the swimming pools become blinding under the sun. You will enjoy taking refuge under one of the parasols, comfortably seated on a deckchair with cushions and towels provided free of charge. As for relaxation, access to the thalasso centre is extra, but the indoor swimming pool (with jacuzzi), the sauna and the hammam can be used free of charge.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    The CS Madeira has 3 restaurants (that are now non-smoking) and 2 snack bars. In the morning, a buffet breakfast is served in the Garden Restaurant, in a room with elegant furniture overlooking the sea. The wide choice includes smoked salmon and champagne, as well as traditional hot and cold specialities. In the evening, the sophistication is continued in the menu inspired by French and Mediterranean cuisine. Other tempting options are also available. At lunchtime, the carefree setting of the Ocean Restaurant opposite the swimming pools allows you to eat sautéed chicken with clams or beef with mushrooms for lunch. In the evening, the third restaurant provides a sober and elegant setting (with a panoramic view over the ocean) for dining on a variety of dishes enriched with spices and sweet and sour flavours. For a quick snack of a sandwich or salad, the pool café has a pleasant terrace. Finally, if you don't really fancy anything different, why not try the fish and chips and a pint of beer in O'Briens pub. Expect to pay around £8 for a main course.

    To know

    The CS Madeira is located on the seafront, in the resort of Funchal, alongside the Cliff Bay. However, it does not have a beach. Access to the sea is by a ladder attached to a concrete platform. Swimmers will only venture in in calm weather, as the ocean quickly becomes rough as soon as the wind picks up. It is also worth remembering that the hotel offers free beginners' diving classes. The hotel does not provide a shuttle service into the centre of Funchal. This is a 30-minute walk away, although you could take a local bus. As far as facilities are concerned, the CS Madeira currently has a very good thalasso centre which used Thalgo products and where guests can enjoy a jet shower, a seaweed wrap, a Scottish shower, a massage and face and body treatments. One part of the hotel is currently being prepared for one of the largest spas in Europe. It is due to open at the end of 2008.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access

      (paying)

    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, (paying), beauty salon, sauna, hammam, thalassotherapy, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, volleyball, basketball, golf, kayak, squash, badminton, water-polo, surfing, fitness, sports

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Private beach
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The sports facilities
    • The varied restaurants
    • The thalassotherapy centre

    disadvantages

    • Very cold decor
    • Very large complex

    Traveller Reviews

    5
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    • Julian S. Julian S.  
      0 Opinions
      • Package deals in juillet 2018 Posted on 2019-08-06 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Hôtel pour notre voyage de noces. Nous avons était émerveillés et sommes tomber sous le charme de cet hôtel. Vue imprenable sur l'océan, literie de qualité, personnel très serviable, propreté de l'hôtel ainsi que de la chambre irréprochable. Les buffets et les restaurants sont de très bonnes qualités tout était vraiment très bons.

      • Advantages

        Restauration de qualité. Service de qualité. Thalasso et massages de qualité.

      • Disavantages

        La viande de porc n'est pas très bonne

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      • Overall Score 10.00/10
    • Manuel R. Manuel R.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2015 Posted on 2015-11-01 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Très bel hôtel, moderne très bien équipé avec toutes les commodités que l'on peut espérer pour un 5 étoiles. Vue imprenable sur le jardin et la piscine et la mer, les chambres étaient toutes équipées de grand balcon

      • Advantages

        Vue imprenable, grandes commodités, piscines, mer

      • Disavantages

        Un peu loin du centre pour faire du shopping

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      • Overall Score 9.50/10
    • Jean Claude C. Jean Claude C.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in juin 2014 Posted on 2014-06-26 Entre amis - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Hôtel design très bien placé et très calme. Nourriture au restaurant-buffet qui manque de recherche et de finesse, mais personnel très agréable et attentionné. Petit déjeuner assez complet mais jus de fruits "chimiques".

      • Advantages

        Design de l'hôtel, situation, chambres spacieuses et propres, parking en sous-sol gratuit, Wi-Fi gratuite.

      • Disavantages

        Chambres des niveaux bas sans vue mer et un peu sombres, surtout les latérales.

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      • Overall Score 6.57/10
    • Nathalie M. Nathalie M.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2013 Posted on 2013-09-26 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Tres bel hotel, accueil formidable. Le mini club reste une petite stucture

      • Advantages

        Bonne situation personnel a l ecoute

      • Disavantages

        mini club trop petit sans restauration

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      • Overall Score 7.50/10
    • Veronique S. Veronique S.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2013 Posted on 2013-09-14 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        décoration moderne et épurée, propre, restaurant terrasse extérieure vue mer, buffet variés, personnel agréable.

      • Advantages

        en bord de mer grands solariums 2 piscine eau de mer fitness - sauna - hammam accès gratuit- 1 piscine intérieure

      • Disavantages

        pas de plage mais compensé par les piscine

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
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