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Estrada Monumental 306, Funchal, 9004538, Portugal, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.6 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 39 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.1
  • Comfort
    3.5
  • Condition
    3.3
  • Neighborhood
    4.3
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice staff and good price"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    2.0
in hotel area,not really the center of funchal. have shuttle bus, before 6only nice staff, good english, with kitchen. good for budget traveller
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Mar 17, 2013
A Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"EXCELLENT VALUE"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Excellent helpfull staff. Excellent location. Rooms very large. Beds very comfortable(King size).Needs up-dating slightly.All in all hood value for money.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
11 night romance trip Jun 1, 2015
Maureen
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Awful Hotel would not recommend"
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    1.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Hotel described as a four star. On arriving found it only to be a three star. Would not be. Classed a a three star in this country. Bathrooms really old and dirty mould around bath. Friend staying in second apartment, could not use bath/shower as enamel was all peeling off Tha bath and rusty. Bed's were all smaller than the mattresses. Unable to use pool not heated freezing cold. Restaurant really old and not clean did not eat their, lots of people complaining about the food. Hotel really badly run down. Expected more from Expedia after we had all saved hard for this holiday.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 7, 2014
Lucinda
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good Location"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Nice hotel with comfy rooms , an excellent location and good staff .Breakfast was a lot better than it used to be, so well worth having. They are repairing the road outside at the moment, but the workers start at 9 and finish at 5 so no problems whatsoever.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 30, 2014
allenhh
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Convenient location"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
I have used this hotel once before, nicely positioned for nearby restaurants and an easy walk or use the free bus into the city centre. Car hire, tour companies and supermarket are a few metres away. The staff and reception were excellent, they even checked us in a couple of hours early without any complaint. Room a little tired, but clean and satisfactory with a sink, small fridge and hotplate if one wished to do basic self catering. Free WiFi, though the signal was a little intermittent in the restraunt / bar / poolside area.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 21, 2013
hoperp
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

3.0 / 5Good
"Cheap with low standard"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Stayed there one night, glad it wasn't longer. Uncomfortable beds, low standard on everything but it's cheap and you get what you pay for. Breakfast was ok.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends May 23, 2015
A Traveler
IS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good value for money"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
+ Florasol has large rooms and good beds. Especially 2 rooms apartment with 2 balconies facing to the see, one can see lieing in bed to The Atlantic Ocean. It is not a luxury apartment, but is a good buy in that area in the middle of of so much of restaurants and other interesting places. The rooms are clean and the staff was allways friendly and helpfull. - It would be nice to have some daily variety at the breakfast, which was OK anyway.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night romance trip Apr 29, 2015
A Traveler
FI
2.0 / 5Fair
"Посредственно"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Общие зоны отеля Произвели на нас положительное впечатление. Уютный холл, столовая в цветах. Но, номер нам достался настолько ветхий: мебель обшарпанная, матрацы на кроватях, как и само постельное белье, очень старые. В номере затхлый запах. В общем, мы не планируем для себя повторное посещение этого отеля.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Mar 10, 2015
Dinara
RU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotelli minun makuuni"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Henkilökunta pyrki toteuttamaan kaikki toiveet. Kotoinen hiukan vanhanaikainen huone erittäin hyvällä paikalla seurata meri- ja turistiliikennettä, silti kohtuullisen rauhallinen ja tilava. Aamiaishuone palveluineen ja siihen liittyvä terassi ja uima-allas viihtyisät ja siistit.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
8 night romance trip Feb 3, 2015
riitta
FI
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Asiallinen maja paikka"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Hyvällä paikalla, siisti, hieman ikä alkoi näkyä siellä täällä. Palvelut lähellä ja hyvät liikenne yhteydet. Voisin mennä toisenkin kerran.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
14 night romance trip Jan 26, 2015
jarmo
FI
3.0 / 5Good
"gutes Hotel, nichts für " Abgehobene ""
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
durch den Shuttlebus schnell in der Altstadt von Funchal
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 5, 2015
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"hotel très accueillant"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
le personnel est très sympa, surtout à la réception, ils sont toujours à notre écoute à la moindre question, qu'on leur pose. le plus c'est qu'ils parlent francais. Un peu difficile à trouver à 22H,avec la voiture de location.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 3, 2014
Monique
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Een heerlijke vakantie. Prima hotel."
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Prima hotel met vriendelijk personeel. Goed ontbijt. Mogelijkheid met de de shuttel bus naar de stad te gaan.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
alie
NL
2.0 / 5Fair
"la chambre sentait très mauvais odeur d'egouts"
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
la chambre très bruyante et sentait mauvais (on m'a dit que cétait normal !!) hotel très mal placé impossible de dormir la fenetre ouverte, les couloirs sentaient mauvais aussi, la piscine était à 18° donc froide , le petit déjeuner très limité - la salle de bains vetuste , avec insectes rampants... les placards sentaient mauvais aussi et étaient peints en marron foncé, très laid !!! bruit d'ascenseur trop important ..
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
sophie
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"Hotel vieillissant"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Un hotel vieillissant qui ne parvient pas à rester attrayant malgré les efforts d'un personnel dévoué et attentif . Il est notamment à déplorer que des studettes soient des propriétés privées avec des occupants parfois bruyants. Pour notre part tapage nocturne répétés à partir de 4H00 du matin au 11 ieme étage . Je précise que je ne suis pas un râleur et que les quelques retours de nuit que j'ai parfois entendus ne m'ont pas dérangés. L'emplacement est par contre idéal, digne des plus grands hôtels et une navette gratuite est mise à disposition pour rejoindre le centre de Funchal. La piscine est également agréable, grande et adaptée à tout public. Par contre les couloirs des étages sont lugubres, type HLM des années 80..., sans fenêtres. Les balcons sont rouillés, c'est un détail mais pourquoi? Le WIFI des parties communes est de mauvaise qualité, ça coupe tout le temps. Le ménage et les lits sont faits tous les jours, notre femme de ménage était adorable. Les petits déjeuners étaient corrects vu le prix demandé mais pourraient être plus variés et plus riches en vrais fruits ( on est à Madère !), dommage pour les pèches ou ananas en boîte mais pas assez de personnel pour gérer l'arrivée brutale de 10 familles ou plus alors que la veille c'était désert . En résumé, emplacement attrayant, rapport qualité/prix alléchant mais trompeur au vu des points noirs mentionnés. Vraiment dommage car le personnel mérite mieux et subit des critiques qui ne les concernent pas.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
21 night family trip Jun 30, 2014
Madère
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"TRES BIEN"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
SUPER SEJOUR DANS CET HOTEL !!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night family trip May 13, 2014
A Traveler
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"Boa relação Qualidade/Preço"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Hotel muito bem localizado e com camas bastante confortaveis, ideal para quem procura apenas hotel para dormir... Apenas a apontar que o hotel está a precisar de uma remodelação...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends May 17, 2014
vitormlopes
PT
4.0 / 5Excellent
",Hyvä allasalue, kuljetuskeskustaan"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Tyytyväinen hotellin henkilökuntaan ,tilava huoneisto, siivous kiitettävää ,hintatasoon nähden hyvä valinta.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
14 night trip Apr 2, 2014
Tauno
FI
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Greit hotel i økonomiklassen"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Greit hotel, hyggelig betjening, gode senger, grei frokost, stort bassengområde
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 3, 2014
L
NO
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hinta laatusuhde paikoillaan"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Erittäin ystävällinen ja auttamishaluinen henkilökunta, erityisesti respassa. Aamupala kannattaa ottaa sillä se oli ihan hyvä. Itse hotelli on hieman vanhahko ja kulunut mutta tarvittavat perusasiat löytyy huoneista. Vanhaan kaupunkiin/satamaan matkaa n. 2-3 kilometriä ja sinne pääsee mukavasti paikallisbusseilla; pysäkki n.100m päässä hotellista. En suosittele liikuntaesteisille! Osittainen merinäköala tarkoittaa käytännössä hotellin sivun huoneistoja jonne ei aurinko juuri paista. Rauhallinen sijainti Lidon hotellialueella. Oli hintansa väärtti, suosittelen!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night family trip Feb 17, 2014
Perhe
FI
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Un trés bon séjour"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Nous avions compris (lors de la réservation) qu'il y avait un Pb sur le site Internet : au niveau du nbre de personnes la mention sur réservation de 2 couchages était toujours présente. Arrivés le 25/12/13 on nous a donné une 2e chambre, et le lendemain notre grand appartement au 7ème étage (+/- 55 m²) s'est vu équipé d'un 4ème lit. Malgré un hotel un peu veillot (déco des couloirs et chambres, isolation moyenne ....), nous avons applaudi : emplacement hyper bon (face à la navette Aérobus), piscine couverte gratuite dans hotel même chaine à proximité, petits dej. super, Navette gratuite vers le Centre de Funchal (mais en fait à 1/4 d'heure à pied !), Pk gratuit, et SURTOUT personnel extrêmement GENTIL et agréable (bravo sur ce point essentiel !). On peut même y diner le soir pour 10 € (repas complet certes moyen mais d'un prix rare dans l'environnement). On reviendra !!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night family trip Dec 25, 2013
Famille normande
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"muito bom"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
muito comfortavel
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Sep 25, 2013
A Traveler
PT
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Qualité - prix imbattable"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Nous y retournerons avec plaisir.... vue magnifique, petit dej. super et proche de tout ! A conseiller !
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Aug 2, 2013
Cathy
CH
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"hotel familial"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
bel hotel bien situé confortable . Buffet convenablement garni .
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 7, 2013
A Traveler
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Bra beliggenhet. Fin utsikt fra rommet. Bassengområdet koselig. Sengene var litt harde. Vi hadde rom i 2. etasje ut mot gata, og det var litt støy fra restaurantene under og ved siden av.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night trip with friends Jul 24, 2013
A Traveler
NO
2.0 / 5Fair
"necesita una buena reforma"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Muy viejo aunque la limpieza esta bien, la cocina del apartamento oscura y sin ventilación. Moda de Buffet sólo hay 2 cosas para elegir l a comida es poquísimas. No me gustó nada. Lo único bueno q tenía fue el recepcionista. Las fotos q ponen en la página no se parece a la realidad
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 28, 2013
A Traveler
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Siisti hotelli. Jotkut henkilökunnasta erittäin ystävällisiä, muutama "tavanomainen". Aamupala runsas ja ok. Sijainti hiukan hankalasti keskustaan nähden, mutta kuitenkin kävelymatkan päässä n. 2 km. Hotellin ilmainen bussi usein täynnä. Kaupunkilevada lähellä. Halvat taksit oven edessä.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
10 night trip Jun 3, 2013
lk
FI
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Vue imprenable sur l'océan"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Chambre spacieuse et très bien équipée avec petite cuisine bien pratique. Personnel multilingue serviable. Buffet petit déjeuner complet. Bon emplacement près des restaurants et du front de mer. Par contre il n'y a pas beaucoup de place au parking et il n'est pas très facile d'accès. Le seul point noir de cet hôtel est le restaurant "Melalusa" au 4e étage qui mériterait de changer sa carte du tout au tout!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night family trip Jun 2, 2013
Sophie
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfekt"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Ett gammalt men väl underhållet hotell. Allt fungerar och är rent och fräscht! Tillgång till gym, bastu och inomhuspool vid andra Dorisol-hotell några hundra meter bort. Bra frukost med varma och kalla rätter, inget överdåd men fullt tillräckligt. Läget är bra med promenadavstånd till centrum och många restauranger och affärer i närområdet. Sammantaget ett riktiigt bra hotell utan att vara fem-stjärnigt!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 23, 2013
A Traveler
SE
3.0 / 5Good
"Redelijk hotel voor een redelijke prijs."
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Het hotel is wel aan een onderhoudsbeurt toe, maar de kamers zijn ruim en schoon. Gratis busvervoer naar het centrum van de stad op ca. 2 km.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 10, 2013
Jos
NL
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Fint hotel til prisen. Vi havde et dejligt stort værelse med to altaner. Hotellet er rent og pænt og service er god. Selve hotellet er slidt, men hvis det ikke betyder noget er det et godt valg til et ophold nær Funchal. Der kører hotel shuttle bus til havnen flere gange dagligt og man kan godt gå distancen (tager 30-40 min i slentretempo).
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Apr 23, 2013
Gitte
DK
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Proche de la mer et des commerces"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Nous avons été très bien accueillis. S'il y avait un seul petit bémol à formuler, ce serait l'absence de petit déjeuner le dernier jour. Nous partions en effet à 7h15 et le petit déjeuner n'est servi qu'à 7h30. La veille,on nous avait promis des sandwichs mais ils n'étaient pas là.......
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night trip Oct 24, 2012
A Traveler
CH
2.0 / 5Fair
"Worn down, bad breakfast"
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
This hotel turned out to be pretty worn down. We intended on spending at least some time at the hotel, but its condition deterred us from doing that. Our room on the 10th floor was plenty big, and we had 2 balconies, so we had a sunlit space for most of the day. Both balconies received a lot of traffic noise from the street below, which wasn't very relaxing at all. The lack of AC was no problem, as the climate is not too warm at night. Since Maderia has very few good beaches, we specifically booked a hotel with a nice pool. However, the pool area was also quite worn down, and we were not allowed to bring our room's towels; instead, pool towels could be acquired from the front desk. We lost a whole day at the pool, as no towels were available. We ended up buying a set of towels in the city. The breakfast at the hotel was reasonably diverse, but the bread was stale, the fruits over-ripe, and the eggs over-cooked. It left me with no desire to try out the bar or the restaurant's dinner parties. Although the surrounding area is a tourist accomodation zone with tonnes of hotels, I found it nice. The hotel also offered a free shuttle bus service to and from Funchal marina, which we used almost every day. I would definitely try another hotel chain before booking here again, and I would probably also opt for at least 4 stars.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Romance trip Sep 4, 2012
Holger
DK
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
21 night romance trip Feb 3, 2015
Göran
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
10 night romance trip Feb 7, 2015
Fred Atle
NO
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
14 night family trip Dec 16, 2014
A Traveler
NO
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Feb 20, 2014
A Traveler
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
8 night family trip Dec 23, 2013
A Traveler
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night trip Oct 24, 2013
Fangueiro
CH

TripAdvisor reviews for Dorisol Florasol

Overall rating:Based on 150 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"good for self catering"
06/25/15 happychappie_13 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good size rooms, very clean,linen and towels all spotless. Hotel looking "tired" in places but clean. Some sun beds poor and only 5 parasols, 2 broken otherwise pool area good and kept clean. Disappointed with food, very little choice and unable to identify some items, even when eating them. Shortage of crockery at breakfast took too long to sort out on occasion. After 2 days gave up on evening meal and ate out. Had some very good meals at reasonable prices. Will go self catering in future.
Overall Rating
"OK hotel but nothing doing"
06/18/15 Glen O Halifax, England, United Kingdom
Florasol is about what you expect for a three star. On the plus-side: the rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable so sleep quality was excellent. Staff were very friendly (apart from the bar/restaurant) . Location was fine. Less positively, the bathroom was icky with soap scum/stains which showed up badly against the dark blue tiling and the loo was stained. Generally cleanliness was lacking but beds were made every day Available food was okay and well cooked but choices were limited and they kept running out of stuff. The bar was in the restaurant if you looked for it but it wasn't obvious as there was rarely anyone there and there was no music etc. so everyone tended to go out elsewhere. We met a family from the sister hotel who said they had entertainment but it was poor so we saw them in the Hole in One every night. The pool was basic but fine and my daughter loved it. Sadly there wasn't much going on not even some background music and the sun only gets to the pool in the afternoon; so it was surprising that they chose a red hot sunny afternoon to clean it so nobody could go in. If you want a very quiet holiday then this is the place for you but I wouldn't recommend for families with young children.
Overall Rating
"Basic hotel with beautiful view from balcony"
06/18/15 Alison B
First time to do a package in years so not much input regarding choice of hotels and this got the best reviews so we went for it. The good points first. The location - the hotel is situated on a horizontal stretch of the island with a 20-25 minute walk into town. The view - marvellous - either watching the sprightly walkers or sparkly Atlantic ocean. The pool - clean, fresh, deep and more than ten strokes across. Then the not-so-good points. Room lighting and bedside lamps dim; pillows filled with lumps like rolled up socks; bathroom tiles very grubby and bath surface lifting (like it had been painted with gloss paint rather than enamelled) and an enormous cockroach in the bathroom on our last day. Now to be fair our friends' apartment/room was not as big as ours but much brighter, cleaner and had a bath with a normal surface and no cockroach so perhaps we were just unlucky. We didn't approach management to change room as they had been unable to give us adjoining rooms on our first day and 7 days didn't seem long enough to make a fuss. However had Mr. Cockroach made his appearance on day 1 rather than day 7 it would have been a different matter!!! Hotel staff were either great or terrible depending who was on duty and breakfast was pretty awful - we only ate there the first day. However there is a little coffee shop a few steps from the hotel which has a lovely selection of snacks, cakes and coffee. Would I go back? To Madeira - definitely. To Dorisol Florasol - definitely not.
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"Madeira"
06/17/15 carol r Birkenhead, United Kingdom
This was my sixth visit to Funchal and my first to this hotel. Hotel is sorely in need of refurbishment but is spotlessly clean and the friendly happy staff make up for that. Unlike some hotels, were if you are traveling alone you get stuck in something no larger that a closet, i had a good size room with balcony. Food was not bad, always nice soup and nice bread and puddings/fruit. All in all I would return to this hotel.
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"Dorisol review"
06/14/15 264ireneg Glasgow, United Kingdom
Management team very helpful as were the staff. Hotel room very basic and decor in need of some attention. Half board - breakfast ok, evening meal very limited menu, food presentation excellent, quantities small - suitable for us, two women, would not have been sufficient for those with bigger appetites. Very limited deserts. No cafe/bar to meet and socialise with other guests - made the hotel very impersonal.
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"Nice staff and nice location"
06/13/15 HansBrandl Ladenburg, Germany
I stayed in Florasol, for the first time, for 8 days in the end of may 2015. I was possitively surprised, as I had seen the hotel from the outside several times, and thought it might be old and worn. The room I got (312) was not the best, but the friendly and serviceminded staff, immediatly (without me asking), told me that I could move to a better room (501) the next day. I stayed in my room, which was equipped with a kitchenet, big bathroom, 2 beds and a fairly big balcony. I had some seaview, not the best, but I decided to stay, as I was only going to be in the room at night. I was a bit afraid, that there might be some traffic noice. Again I was suprised, as the mainstreet has been moved away from the front of the hotel, and there were very good soundprrof doors and windows.The reception-staff were very nice, and I was very happy to meet the night-receptionist, Paulo, who I hadn´t seen for years.
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"VALUE FOR MONEY!!"
06/12/15 Riochic Manchester, United Kingdom
As a party of 4 we have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Florisol Hotel which I cannot praise enough. We arrived having booked 2 studios to be told they had moved us to an apartment at same cost due to being fully booked, it was huge with lovely views over the garden terrace(room 513) the furniture was a bit dated, but, spotless, with an endless supply of clean towels and regular bed changes. The kitchen was well equipped. The bed was a king size with a memory foam mattress, very comfortable. The hotel is in an excellent location, on the flat, in the center of numerous restaurant etc., and an added bonus of a Courtesy Bus hourly into Funchel. The hotel is surround by the 5* hotels and in good company. I cannot thank the staff enough for being so pleasant and helpful, nothing was a trouble to them at all. All in all good value for money, except for those reviewers who want 5* at 3* prices. I will definitely stay here again.
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"A return visit to Madeira"
06/01/15 holidays57 Cork, Ireland
We stayed here for 7 nights at the beginning of May. We had an apartment on a bed and breakfast basis. We were on the 8th floor with great views of the sea and pool. Buffet breakfast was lovely with a good selection of food - the chef was cooking eggs on request. All staff in the breakfast area were very nice. The hotel and apartment were excellent - we had a spacious living area and nice large bedroom - both with balcony's with a sea views. The kitchen and bathroom were both adequate. The cleaners visited daily for the usual cleaning, as well as providing fresh towels when required. The pool area was very pleasant and usually very quite. It's possible to rent pool towels from reception for a small charge. Safety deposit box also available for rental. Wi-Fi is available in the main lobby and on floor 4 which is the pool/breakfast area The hotel is approx. 30 minutes walk to Funchal. It's a beautiful walk to the centre but if you don't feel energetic you can travel on the free bus provided by the hotel, which runs very frequently. It's also convenient to catch the public bus.There are many lovely restaurants nearby as well as a supermarket, post office and shops. This was our 2nd holiday in Madeira and once again really enjoyed it. Walking the levada's were the highlight of our trip. We hope to return again some time and would happy recommend Hotel Dorisol Florasol where the reception staff were always pleasant and helpful.
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"Lovely Holiday"
05/22/15 Damien W
We stayed for one week and had a lovely time in Madeira. The Hotel is excellently run and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.Our accommodation was more than we had expected with a large bedroom with a sea facing balcony and an exceptionally spacious dining room with a sea facing balcony that also overlook the pool are with an adequate bathroom and kitchen. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The Hotel is exceptionally clean situated in the center of the Tourist Area that was is idyllic. The Island of Madeira is exceptionally beautiful and the food on offer in the Hotel was more than adequate with something on the menu to suit all tastes. The Island does not excel in Entertainment that was somewhat disappointing but nonetheless the warm welcome extended to us by the Islands Inhabitants coupled with fabulous scenic environment made our stay thoroughly enjoyable and we would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at the Florosol Resort Center in Madeira.
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"Hotel Dorisol Florasol"
04/23/15 AlanC470 Bradford, United Kingdom
We stayed at the Florasol for 1 week starting 6th April. This was our first visit to this hotel but not to the area. We were nicely welcomed and quickly got to our room with the lift to the 6th floor. This was one of the largest rooms we have ever stayed in. Recently decorated by the looks of it. Very clean. It had a full veranda to the sea plus a second veranda to the garden. The usual size beds pushed together which is the norm in most places and suits us well. There was a kitchenette behind folding doors. It had a microwave, 2 plate hob, fridge and adequate cutlery pans etc. There was a coffee percolator, no kettle but I am sure if you requested one it would be provided. The staff were very good, pleasant and efficient. The breakfasts were very good with serve yourself plus a chef who cooked eggs to your liking, good choices of food. We had half board so evening meals were provided. This is not buffet but a set menu with starter, and then soup, a main choice of two dishes fish/meat etc, sweet to finish. I liked the evening meal my wife who does not like fish or chicken was a bit stuck some evenings, she prefers buffet for that reason. The weather was cold due to the wind but that is not the hotel's fault so the room was a bit chilly. We used the hob hot plates to take the edge off the chill. I am sure a heater would have been provided if requested. Nice convenient place to stay. Good wifi in the public areas. Good tv with enough stations. Very nice medium size gardens to sit out in the hot weather. There is a pool but we did not use so cannot comment. I will use the hotel again but on bed and breakfast purely for the reasons above. The staff without exception were excellent.
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