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Hotel Escola

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Food is prepared by college students. Set menu with alternative main course. Food excellent but the wine is rather cheap. Lacking in atmosphere,as the room is very big and open. Service was acceptable but could do with a smile.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had a week at this hotel and very much enjoyed it. Room was big enough with a balcony looking out to sea, so sun in the afternoon. This is a small hotel, so you don't get lots of noise when other guests come in late. Food is very good - prepared by the students of the hotel school -...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Hotel Escola is a good hotel, but far too far away from the center of Funchal. The service was good. It was clean. The breakfast was a little bit boring, because it was every day the same. The roomservice was good and the people were nice and friendly. A lot of older people stayed there.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Our fourth visit to the Hotel Escola. This is a small hotel in the Sao Martinho district, somewhat out of Funchal but within 100 metres of a bus stop or an hours walk along the promenade into Funchal itself. The promenade offers plenty of opportunity to stop and have a glass of something refreshing along the way... The hotel is...

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Launceston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Hotel Escola is a little gem situated on the very edge of Funchal, bordered by a banana plantation, yet within easy touch of the city by very cheap bus transport. The rest of the island can all be visited from the central bus terminus. The hotel is part of the island College of tourism and catering, and the students are...

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Warrington, England
Reviewed 5 November 2016

A friend of ours went to live in Madeira a couple of years back, his apartment is opposite to this establishment. In numerous phone calls he waxed lyrical about the food here, he eats every lunch time here. We have visited the hotel escola on two holiday visits. The first time, I didn't know what to expect, my own school...

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Volendam
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I've visited this hotel with a couple friends (ages 20-30). Everybody who worked there is really friendly and the service is exquisite. The room was good enough to stay in for a week, got cleaned every day and had a really nice view. There are restaurants, café's and supermarkets nearby. At about 50 meters downhill there is a busstop that...

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Burford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Spent a week here at the end of September and it was lovely. Only 20 rooms which makes for a far more personal service and the restaurant is excellent and very good value, usually we try and go somewhere different every night but ended up eating here 3 nights. Reception staff were very helpful especially the lady (Lilliana I think!)...

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This hotel is setup as a training school for those willing to work in the hotel / tourism branche. Although setup for training purposes, the staff was extremely, professional, helpfull, friendly and cooperative, we really felt like valued guests. The facilities are are good, there is a good restaurant with obviously the possibilities to have your meals outside and also...

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and found the hotel lovely. The reception team are very friendly and speak good English. They are always willing to call you taxis and give you advice. The location is a bit out of the way of things and in a hill area but you can get taxis everywhere quite cheaply so it's really...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Airport Transportation
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Additional Information about Hotel Escola

Address: Praca A.C.I.F. Camara Comercio e Industria da Madeira 9000 246 | Sao Martinho, Funchal, Madeira 9000-044, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: ₹ 3,673 - ₹ 5,580 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Escola 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“All quiet rooms”
 of 5 bubbles NigelS283, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side will have sun from early afternoon”
 of 5 bubbles Elaineinedinburgh, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 593nigelt, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea view room was great.”
 of 5 bubbles keithdiment, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Select a room with sea view.”
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