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Hotel Windsor

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I am so pleased that we chose this hotel for our recent holiday. Our room was very comfortable and the air con was a blessing. There was a small fridge in the room which had a small charge for the stay. The hotel is only a few yards from a large supermarket which was great for buying bottled water and snacks, on every corner nearby fruit sellers offer a fantastic amount of fresh fruit, strawberries, cherries, peaches, plums at amazingly low prices (great kept in the fridge). The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was more than adequate, I actually liked the bacon which was streaky bacon with a smokey edge to it. I don't know what people expect for breakfasts or what amazing things they have at home but I enjoyed it. I don't expect porridge or smoked salmon or kedgerie in a busy little hotel which offers such great value. My husband was unwell for the first few days but thankfully the TV in our room had a few English speaking channels which helped pass the time for him. We took a local bus to Ribiera Brava when he felt better and had an amazing drive through fantastic scenery for €3.40 per person each way. The journey out took nearly two hours and we took the express bus back which uses the motorway and takes half the time (still amazing views but without the hairpin bends). If only our buses were as cheap to travel on and came on time like theirs. We also took a local bus to Santa Cruz where my husband had an amazing fish soup. There is an amazing promenade walk available there and a small water park if you bring children. We spoke to local people as much as we could they would love more families to visit the island instead of just 'golden oldies'. It is a very beautiful, safe island to visit, I can't recommend the island and the Windsor Hotel enough!

It was just over a year ago when we last visited the hotel Windsor in Funchal, there has been a major change,the rooms now have air conditioning (hooray). The Windsor is a fantastic place to be for the location, the firework displays on the weekend throughout June. We found the swimming pool on the roof the ideal spot to chill out and have a beer or two and catch some rays or zzzzzzz's. The lunchtime menu at the hotel is very cheap, so to the evening menu. Your about 100mtrs from the main shopping and cafe area's and the ice cream parlour is still 60 metres away and open till 23.00hrs. Staff are still very friendly and very helpful. We decided on a bus trip around half of the Island this time and it was amazing although your backside is a bit numb after 3 hours to porta Moniz, then 2 hours there having a fantastic fish soup and then 3 hours back stopping at Calheta, it was lovely and a bit scary going up and down the mountains, but what views. Well worth the 12 euros each. For the money you really cannot knock the Windsor, its basic but good.

Stayed for a week in June, staff always friendly and helpful,perfectly placed in the old town within walking distance of everything you need to explore.small pool on the roof and plenty of sun beds if your looking for a suntan.

Ideal location, situated within easy reach of shops, restaurants and attractions. A dated hotel, but very clean. Fresh towels daily although the towels have seen better days. Staff very friendly and happy to help. Pool quite small but ok for a cooling off dip. Breackfast not that good although a lot available choice not that good stay away from the so called bacon. Rooms on the small side and could do with tea/ coffe making facilites. Enjoyed our stay.

The hotel is very central (you are 5 minutes walking from all the shops, restaurants, monuments) the staff is very nice and polite, the room was clean. Nevertheless it is not a 4 star hotel. We noticed that they up dated the rooms but not in the best way. The decoration is poor and old fashion.

A nice hotel with normal conditions for a stay in town for a few days,very good location in the center of the city.The rooms are good,quite big and clean,the personal is very sympathetic.We dind't had the opportunity to have dinner in the hotel's restaurants,although it was fully booked everyday.Breakfast is quite simple and has a lack of variety.

We stayed here for three days and had a great time. Great location to walk from, to restaurants and attractions, even parking place, wifi, rooftop swimming pool (though a bit crowded sometimes). Breakfast was sufficient but not great. Good choice for daily tours around.

Very nice hotel in the old centre of Funchal. Walking distance to many interesting places such as the marina, the cathedral SE, Christiano Ronaldo Museum, the Justice Palace, the Teleferico and the very cozy restaurant street in old town. The room we had was a little larger than most other rooms, the beds was actually very comfortable, wifi and fridge was included, safebox only €1 per day. Bathroom also perfect, always hot water. Daily cleaning. On top of the hotel they have a little pool and a really nice relax area with a beautiful view to all sides, including the amazing hills around Funchal. We had breakfast included which was a buffet, not very big but you can easily find something you like and the quality is OK. Cold juices, various coffees and tea. The staff very friendly and very good English speaking. Across the street you find a very well assorted supermarket and prices are very reasonable.

Small and very friendly hotel, clean and comfortable. Food good and well cooked but menu not very variable. Far too much for my appetite and that is why I prefer a buffet (don't like wasting food). Would be a great hotel on a B &B basis as there are literally loads of restaurants nearby that would be worth trying.

Friendly staff good service with basic but adequate room but no way a 4 star hotel. Shocked on arrival at first sight. It is a misrepresentation to advertise as 4 star. The hotel is in a very pokey part of Funchal however excellent location for getting around. The rating relates to this not being 4 star as advertised.

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48% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 306 reviews