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Hotel Monte Carlo

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Initially we were a little unsure, but we grew to love this place! Built in the early 1900's and after being used for a few other things, it was first turned into a hotel in 1965. The decor and furnishings are quite obviously original from 1965 and its seriously cool. There was a lounge area at the end of the hall on the floor our room was on, and it totally reminded me of Maxwell Smart and Agent 99's office in Get Smart. It also smelled of an old smoking lounge, which it probably was. The terrace had great views, and we sat enjoying the views and a glass of wine in mid November as the weather was very mild. It was lovely. The room was clean and adequate, and had a great view.

A once wonderful place in a superb position. Nice n cheap but you get what you pay for. We wouldn't let anywhere put us off but... Flaking paint, dodgy wiring, we both woke up with bites most mornings. Breakfast only, no other meals available. Hot water for everyone at breakfast from one ordinary kettle! One dish of hot food at breakfast, but when its gone that's it, otherwise some bread rolls, ham n cheese and cereals. No air con., fans or heating. Carpet in the room was probably originally pink, now grey! Rooms dimly lit, smallest TV I've seen for years in the room. Wilth not a lot of money this could be an amazing place, it obviously was once. Outside area and pool area are good, nice place to sit on an evening.

We spent only one night, the management were kind enough to let us check in early. Coming from a very hot climate .. really appreciated the beautiful breeze flowing through. Rooms were clean, furniture minimal, older, I suppose you can see the age showing through the Hotel. The patio is absolutely beautiful, great view. I imagine in its day it may have felt more grand wifi only in common areas, not in rooms We walked down the steep hill into the town...but took a taxi back..cheated on the walking back up.

I went there for only one night but I can say I really liked the concept. Due to its placement enjoys a magnificent view over the bay of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as its architecture is known for the revivalism of neoclassical elements. During World War I, and with the support of the British Crown, the main building is adapted to school for the children of the 2400 Gibraltarians who came into exile in Madeira until 1946 approximately. Up the hotel you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes while you are at the swimming pool. It also includes breakfast. It is simple, but it is good. Walking around 15min you reach the old town of Funchal. Parking near the hotel it is not too easy though. I recommend it for relaxing and for being a quiet hotel.

I think in the past was great and beautiful architecture that still wonderful...For to sleep and stay at the hotel can be the worse experience in you life . The Hotel is falling down and need repair ...anything work .Is beautiful to see not for to stay even if you're small budget.

Really enjoyed this holiday. The hotel was lovely, quirky and the staff were pleasant. We had a room right at the top with views over the sea and mountains..... really lovely. Breakfast was really basic with limited choice but the hotel was clean and comfortable and the little swimming pool was a bonus even in April.

We booked a 3 night break at this charming old hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful (they kept our luggage on the last day which saved us carting it around all day). The hotel is old, but I think that just adds to the charm; the room was light, airy and spotless. It has a first floor lounge with a lovely view out over Funchal and sitting on the terrace looking over the city of an evening was very relaxing. We would definitely go back to the Monte Carlo.

Not five stars but nevertheless a very good old style colonial hotel that overlooks the town with an amazing terrace. Staff are a bit variable in attitude and the breakfast are a bit mundane but room was good, outlook great, 15 mins walk to front, nice swim pool, terrace and location for dropping into town as long as you don't mind a short uphill walk.

We didn't stay at this hotel, just visited to see the hotel where our parents spent their 25th and 35th anniversary, and I just felt the need to compliment the hotel on the lovely welcoming we got. We were so nicely met by the young gentleman in the reception, who told us the story of this lovely hotel, and let us hang around a while to remember our parents. This hotel is no luxury hotel, but it is a Beautiful building with an astonishing view over Funchal. Easily the most beautful view in Funchal, and a very nice hotel.

A lovely room at the top of the hotel with a balcony and a great mountain view. Very central to town and a nice walk down. The walk back up the hill is great for those wanting to exercise a little more but at 5euros a taxi is a cheap alternative. The staff were great, very helpful and pleasant, all with good English so no need to worry about not being understood. They all dealt with my daily ramblings and questions and attempts at Portuguese (bad) and helped with my GF issue and I feel as though I've left behind friends not acquaintances. It's a charming, quirky, personal hotel, with the most spectacular views. Breakfast is more than adequate but not one of those with a choice of sixteen fruit and veg and catering for every possible taste including the good old British fry-up. It's very clean and very lovely. It's exactly what I wanted it to be and I'm looking forward to going back.

Calcada da Saude, 10 Funchal

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Sao Pedro within 2 miles (3 km) of Botanical Garden, Hotel Monte Carlo is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Monte Palace Gardens. This 30-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free valet parking. Located centrally in Funchal, it's also close to Madeira Stadium and Palheiro Gardens.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


Hotel Monte Carlo's 30 recently renovated rooms provide free local calls and desks. Guests can expect to find 21-cm TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and bidets.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Hotel Monte Carlo offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 30 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, an arcade/game room, and a library.

Room options

Double or Twin Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room, Sea View

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Superior Double Room, Patio

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 241 reviews