A beautiful hotel with excellent food. However on the day of our arrival (8th September) Funchal was sunny and warm while our hotel at 500 metres was in the clouds and the weather was cold and rainy. We would probably not stay again as our main reason for travelling was for some warmth and sun, but in high summer I suspect the drop in temperature would be welcome. Another word of warning would be that the car we hired(1.2 Polo) was barely able to climb the road to the hotel even in first gear!
Elizabeth from Oxford
Offering luxury accommodation in the hillside above Funchal, Casa Velha do Palheiro is a gracious 5-star Madeira Isand Hotel …More
we stayed at dom pedro 2 adults one 3 year old this is our second time ,for the price you can`t get a better hotel we had just room only because there are lovely eating places outside the hotel or in the centre we also hired a car which for us was a must as we went round the island. the hotel is not 5 star so if youe fancy a 5 star but think you can get the same service your mistaken. but for a place to stay for room only you cant beat it.the swimming pools are not heated but the time we went the weather was hot so nice and refreasing for us .they have 3 pools in total and tennis courts plus free internet at reception only. once again i stress for the price it`s great but do remember it is a 3 star.
Extended our holiday by staying for 3 nights here. The location and setting were excellent. Take time to explore the orchard, it was wonderful. The breakfasts catered for every possible taste and the only meal we ate in was excellent.
Mr Horta is a star, very friendly, very helpful. The location was also superb in the old part of town: we could walk to everywhere we wanted to go in just a few minutes (old town, shops, teleferico, cathedral, beach, swimming pool, pick up point for levada walks). Others have mentioned it's located up a hill, which it is, but it's a very small hill. I wouldn't have thought it worth mentioning. We did ask to move rooms after a couple of nights because we were near a noisy neighbour's dog, which they did for us and that was a great improvement. There were roadworks outside for the duration, which meant we had no traffic. I don't know how noisy the road would be normally. I'd go back, definitely: the room was all we needed, the family were lovely, and the breakfast was pretty substantial too if you wanted it.
Traveller from UK
The cozy Pensão Residencial Mirasol pension is situated in the heart of the Old Town of Funchal – Portugal, and operates in …More
It is a very good hotel, good location, very good value for money, just one thing concerned me, when I was booking, expedia website says there is buffet breakfast, but in reality you will get 2 baps alittle butter, the same little jam and a little triangle of cheese, 50mi of juice and a cup of coffee. that is it. When I have asked them about breakfast buffet, they have been looking at me with dropped jaws. They have heard about that.
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