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Hotel Residencial Colombo

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed in an apartment in a separate building round the corner from the main hotel. The apartment was very spacious and the bed was spotlessly clean. However, the apartment itself wasn't cleaned very well. After walking around in my bare feet for about 10 minutes, the soles of my feet were black! There was also dangerous electrics. The electric socket for the cooker was hanging off the wall and the electric cable was taped with masking tape through which you could see bare electric wires. However, on the plus side, the location of the hotel was brilliant - just a short walk from the sea front and surrounded by loads of shops. There was a great supermarket just 3 or 4 minutes walk from the hotel. The receptionists, Suzi and Raquel, were great and were so helpful. The breakfast was basic but there was plenty of it and it was served on a lovely sun terrace. If you're planning getting a taxi from the airport, I would recommend that you pre-book one before you arrive. Madeira Airport Transfers only charge 7 euros for a pre-booked car. If you get one from the main taxi queue it's 32 euros. All in all, I would definitely return to this hotel as for about £160 per week it was excellent value for money. I just hope the electrics are updated by the time I go back!

Stayed for 5 days. Hotel is basic, but kept very clean. I am unable to fault this hotel for the price. Centrally located so great for bars and restaurants.Parking can be difficult, but 24hr car around the corner,but don't use if you have a large car as very narrow. Would definitely recommend if you are after a low budget stay.

Stayed in an apartment in a separate building so can't comment on the 'main' hotel which looked nicer. Apartment was very dated, no balcony and kitchenette had poor facilities. It appeared in the past there had been a leak affecting the ceiling which dropped plaster onto part of the kitchenette worktop. The shower was good, and a maid came in every day to change towels and empty the bin. Best was the location which was good for going out around the old part of Funchal and to the La Vie shopping center where there was a supermarket.

This hotel is a gem very reasonably priced very clean linen and room cleaned daily basic but tasty breakfast, if you like small friendly and relaxed hotels this is for you, excellent location step out and you're in the heart of the old town with restaurants a couple of minutes away and the sea front ten minutes away. The rooms are variable and basic but everything was adequate with hot powerful showers clean linen the bed was ok, you are left to get on with your holiday in peace.

Stayed for 4 nights. The hotel is basic but clean. Perfectly situated in the old town at foot reach of restaurants, harbour and shops. Excellent value for money with friendly and helpful staff. Worth having a room on the front of the hotel, with a balcony. Breakfast served on the top floor on a terrace peeping over the roofs towards the sea.

I've given this 3 stars but had there been wifi in the rooms I would have given an extra star. Management say the lack of wifi is due to renovation work - they need to get this sorted. Wifi is available in reception and on th 5th floor where breakfast is served. The hotel is ideally situated as it's walking distance to everywhere in Funchal, though buses are close by too. Breakfast basic but fresh. For those who review it as noisy, dark and dingy, it's value for money and you won't get 5 star if you are paying for 2 star.

Stayed here during a three day work visit to the island. Payed 25 Euros per night using Expedia (5 euros off the Booking website rate). I stayed in a double bed room in the main building with breakfast included in the rate. Good proximity to the city center. I was not driving, hence I'm not sure whether parking would have been easy. The bathroom is dated, just as the website's pictures show, but functional. The walls of the room are sort of paper thin, so come prepared with ear buds if you're having trouble sleeping. There is also not so great sound proofing of the outside noise. Just in the building opposite there is a bar with games room. The breakfast is minimal but of good quality (no expresso though). The breakfast room is the highlight of the place, offering a nice view of city, hills and sea. Although I wouldn't stay here during a vacation, I certainly recommend this hotel for a short stay on a tight budget.

This is a very nice hotel in the city center. Clean room, nice terrace where you can eat breakfast. Hotel service was always helpful and very nice. But the most important advantage is location. Very close to the shore, marina and main square. Price was also very attractive.

Firstly the location is ideal, right in the centre of town (and there is a multi-storey car park nearby), there is a little noise but considering the location it wasn't so bad. Decor is somewhat dated but the (front facing) room was huge and included a great balcony. I didn't find the bed too comfortable but my wife did, and the included continental breakfast was pretty good, also on a nice terrace at the top floor with some views. Lift was a bit unpredictable and the floor lighting pretty poor. Considering the price this place is excellent value.

We were allocated a room in the annexe round the corner - room 28 at the rear of the property. Outlook on one side a screened barbed wire fence overlooking the school playground - very noisy early morning and throughout the day. Outlook on other side of room onto a dismal tiny yard and concrete wall of adjacent property. I imagine that it is what it must be like in a prison cell. Corridors throughout the property dull & dingy. Lift not working. On the plus side it is well located, reasonably priced and the room was serviced daily. Overall this accommodation was very disappointing and marred an otherwise excellent holiday in Madeira.

Rua da Carreira 182 Funchal

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Hotel Residencial Colombo offers accommodations throughout the area in Funchal. This 60-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and concierge services.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


The 60 rooms have phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Residencial Colombo enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a TV in a common area. If you drive, self parking is EUR 6 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle during limited hours for EUR 5 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Studio Apartment 2 People

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Studio Apartment 4 people

Twin 4 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 86 reviews