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“Very good family friendly hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Four Views Monumental Lido
Ranked #30 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
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Lohja
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very good family friendly hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Monumental Lido is a large hotel on Estrada Monumental, the main road going through the Lido zone. This means that in the lower floors there may be some noise from the street. The hotel has three kinds of rooms, at least that I know of. There are "normal" rooms, most with sea view, which are situated in the higher floors (4-10 I think), and older but larger studios with view to Estrada Monumental (floors 1-3). There are also some newer, but smaller studios (floors 1-6), with views on either the pool area (and the sea in higher floors) or the side street. Our family resided in one the newer studios, and found it was very convinient and clean. There is a small, yet reasonably equipped kitchenette, with oven, fridge and a two-plate stove. There are also smaller appliances for making coffee and tea, and other equipment for your cooking and serving needs.

The hotel staff was friendly and catered well for our family, including an infant. The hotel has free parking in a garage, accesible with elevator from the hotel, which is good if you're going to rent a car for several days.

The hotel has two outdoor pools, one for the kids and one for the adults. These should both be heated, but for some reason the kids pool wasn't at the time we wanted to use it - the wather was freezing. This is about the only bad thing I have to say about the hotel. The hotel also has a indoor pool and a jacuzzi, which are also heated and are warmer than the outdoor pools. The indoor pool area also has a roman bath, a finnish sauna and turkish bath, but they cost 5 euros (per day) to use.

The breakfast was decent, but at a four star hotel I think you should get better than decent.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank zappawan
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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47 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

The hotel rooms have a kettle and a fridge so it is easy to make your own hot drinks if you buy the makings from the supermarket just a few yards down the road. The tv has sveral uk stations including BBC world news, bbc entertainement, the discovery channel etc and there are many other channels that offer US programmes with Portugese sub-titles.There are 2 free to use internet computers in a room in the reception which also has a small library.The hotel staff are friendly and all seem to speak very good English. If you want to have a quick sightseeing tour of Funchal the red and yellow sightseeing tour buses are situated just 50 yards across and down the road from the hotel entrance and cost 12 euros for 2 days.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Setch
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Redditch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We arrived at this hotel on the 13 Feb 2012 for a week's break. The room we had was on the 9th floor at the back of the hotel and although we couldn't see the sea that was ok as we never spend too much time in our room when on holiday!!
We loved the allocation of a table in the dining room for evening meals throughout our stay - it meant that we never queued for a table. The food was lovely and there was plenty of choice, you would have to be very fussy to not find something to your liking.
The pool area was on the fourth floor and spacious, unfortunately the weather wasn't brilliant and we found it a little windy on some days. The staff were great and attentive and everywhere was clean. Excursions are much cheaper at Strawberry World next door to the hotel, we did the North & East and also South & West full day tours with them. Anna the guide and Mr Marco the driver were fantastic. Thank you we enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TerryHM
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

This was our first time in Madeira and on arrival i was very disappointed that the hotel was on the main road. However, the rooms were nice and ours was on one of the upper floors facing the pool and overlooking the ocean. We had a balcony and had paid extra for this small luxury. The room was clean, though we had 2 single beds pushed together after having specified we wanted a double bed. This is where the real problem lay. The beds were rock hard and absolutely impossible to sleep on. We had to complain after 2 nights without sleep and asked for mattress toppers or similar. What the staff did was to put the plastic sunbed mattresses over the top making the bed slightly more comfortable - but very sweaty due to the plastic! The rooms were spotless, however.
After 4 peaceful nights, the hotel next door decided to have outdoor Karaoake which was booming into the early hours and right into our room. We called reception to complain several times and they said nothing could be done. They were still at it at 2am. It absolutely ruined our holiday. Madeira itself is a beautiful island and the people wonderful. We are not unreasonable when it comes to partying, but the very reason we chose madeira was because it has the reputation of being peaceful and is not know to be a rowdy place. However, with the antics of the guests at the hotel next door we may aswell have been in Benidorm.
The foos was bland and unremarkable. (We had booked half baord). At dinner, there was always a long queue for meat or fish which went as soon as a tray was put out, and inevitably the dishes were the same each night disguides in a different sauce. The deserts were all gateaux-style with synthetic cream and poor quality ice cream.
We had booked this trip with First Choice and they rated this hotel 4 star. I would barely give it 2 stars.
the only good thing about this hotel was that is was a pleasant 20 minute walk into Funchal, was convenient for many restaurants and bars, and buses into Funchal were every few minutes right accross from the hotel.
We have since been back to Madeira, and stayed at the Regency Palace, which was further from Funchal but an excellent 5 star hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

This hotel is not 4* its a low 3* with an urgent need of a makeover. We paid alot of money to go at new year. We could have had a luxurious holiday in an exotic location for what we paid. Madeira is a beautiful island and is worth exploring. We hired a car for 2 days and covered the whole island. Id recommend 3 day car hire so you can spread your time between places. The roads are a bit scary and there a lots of sheer cliff edges so be careful! The food is amazing, the restaurants offer lots of choice. There is one just roundvthe corner from the hotel. Come out the main doors go left and left again. I cant recall the name im afraid. It was Ajuda something? It has an extensive menu but its very 80s inside. Dont let the decor put you off. If you go right out the hotel walk a few hundred yards and take the steps down a level (looks like youre walking down to a car park) then turn right theres a fab restaurant (sells wine and does tastings) i had the baked cod twice it was amazing. You wont need a car day to day taxis are easy and if theres 2 or more of you id get a cab rather than the bus. Its a bit of a walk to town more 30 mins than the 20 mins people say. So back to the hotel, v basic, v 80s lack of customer service. We ate breakfast twice in the hotel but it was just a greasy mess. I just had boiled eggs after trying the food. We ate out every day. I would steer clear of the food, theres lots of choice out the hotel. Oh another great place was called the Kasbah 5min from hotel and there was a great italian attached to a hotel we ate in. Im sorry im terrible with names! You will know when you see it, it looks like a smart pizzaria from outside but they do sea bass, sea food linguine etc and its very good. The room was v basic, nice sea view but v noisy bars accross the roads. Take ear plugs! I wasnt woken every night but more often than id want to be on hols and we never went to bed early. There was a fridge in the room an old hairdryer in the shabby bathroom, a table and chairs on the balcony, a noisy tv... Not great for a 4* hotel. The double room was 2 single beds put together which isnt v romantic. There was no iron in the room either and you even had to buy tea and coffee if you wanted to replenish them. We bought our own. The service was terrible, no one smiled and no one offered to tell you where to go how to get anywhere etc. the pool area was pretty grim we didnt spend anytime out there. All broken loungers and chipped patio and a poor excuse for a hotel swimming pool. We didnt use the spa so cant comment. I wouldnt recommend this hotel. I was v disappointed . there are lots of lovely ones around. CS madeira. The new Pestana Hotel. The Presidential. So many more. I would recommend madeira its a beautiful typically european town with an amazing backdrop of cliffs and mountains. Just stay clear of this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mejewlie
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Additional Information about Four Views Monumental Lido

Property: Four Views Monumental Lido
Address: Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal, Madeira 9004-541, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Funchal
#29 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#30 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,614 - ₹ 1,67,467
Hotel Class:4 star — Four Views Monumental Lido 4*
Number of rooms: 258
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