Four Views Monumental Lido

Address: Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands, 9004-541, Portugal | 4 star hotel
 
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This 4 star hotel, located on Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal, is near Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride, Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores), Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro, and Avenida do Mar.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Four Views Monumental Lido Funchal

      Good Honest Value

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      Having only paid 279 for a weeks package, I was pleasantly surprised by the Monumental Lido. The hotel was well maintained and the bedrooms were exceptionally clean, if a little on the small side. I had a room on the eighth floor overlooking the rear of the hotel that had recently been redecorated and was relatively peaceful despite the road running directly below. There was a little day time noise from adjacent building work, but this was not particularly intrusive and was limited to 9am to about 4pm (when nearly everyone is out and about!).

      There was a very good choice for the buffet breakfast ranging from bacon and eggs etc to fresh bread, hams, cheeses and fruit. Dinner was more limited with one fish, meat and pasta choice for main course, but it was well cooked and plentiful.

      Bar prices were very reasonable, both for drinks and daytime snacks.

      Staff are, generally, very helpful and friendly.

      Overall, very good value - especially as it costs less than 20 a night half board when you take out the average winter flight only cost.

      Very pleasant hotel

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      My husband and I stayed at the Monumental Lido, Funchal, in January 2006. The hotel is quite impressive and certainly looks a four star hotel. The staff were pleasant, rooms comfortable and very clean, we had a small fridge in the room which proved useful. Our room was on the 6th floor overlooking the pool area and we had wonderful views of palm trees and the ocean. There was some new building work to our left, it looks like the hotel is being extended and during weekdays we were disturbed by some drilling noises from around 9am onwards. The meals were all self service buffet style with a soup of the day and bread rolls, salads, fish and a meat to chose from along with fresh vegetables and a pasta dish. Desserts were always a selection of flans, cakes, ices and fresh fruit salad. A waiter was always on hand to serve drinks which you can buy. Waiters also remove all used dishes and crockery as you leave the table to select your next course. I had some problems with the meals as I am allergic to dairy produce and all the meals were literally swimming in butter, including the vegetables. I only had to ask a member of staff and I was served fresh vegetables with meat not in a sauce. Breakfasts are also self service with sliced hams and cheeses, cereals, yogurts, fruit, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit juice and bread rolls. It was nice to see fresh melon and pineapple slices for breakfast. There was entertainment each night in the bar area. In summer I am sure this area will become very busy. The entertainment varied between a dancing group, a magician, a singer, a bongo player and a guy on the electric organ. Bar prices were very reasonable, cocktails costing from 2.50 euros. There is a shopping complex within the hotel but most of these shops were closed for the winter. A supermarket is opposite the hotel, down the hill towards the sea. Most groceries seem to be cheaper than in the UK. The hotel has a large underground car park which is free for guests. We hired a small 4x4 car from the airport (booked via the internet before we left the UK). This saved the wait for coach transfers and proved to be extremely useful in getting about the island. The hotel is ideal for more mature guests, say couples over 50 years old. There is a small games room for children and teenagers but I am sure they would get fed up very quickly. The pools are spotless and there are plenty of sun beds. I watched two pool attendants continually cleaning this area, repenishing beach towels for guests to use. The pool was unheated but I managed an hour in there one afternoon, the air temperature being in the low seventies, even in January. Getting out and about is fine if you are able-bodied, the roads are very steep in places but there are plenty of buses and taxis available if you don't hire a car. The hotel was better than I had hoped for the price we paid. I would not really like to stay there in the busy season, it could get cramped and busy, especially the bar and restaurant areas. I would also recommend hiring a car, visit the Valley of the Nuns and tour the coastline if you are brave enough to drive on the narrow roads up 45 degree inclines!

      Good Hotel

      from

      This was our first time in Madeira and we were pleasantly pleased with the island and this hotel.

      It has a small shopping complex next to it for supplies and drinks etc and you have free use of the large gym.There are also a number of restaurants opposite ,a taxi rank ,chemist and a cash machine.Ten minutes walk up the road is a large shopping mall.

      The hotel itself was clean and comfortable.The rooms were average size and its probably best to get a sea view as the back is a bit gloomy.It has two pools and a large sunbathing area with bar.

      Everynight the hotel puts on a show or live music.

      The restaurant was basic but adequate ,you can eat as much as you want and the staff are friendly.

      La Tricolore restaurant nextdoor does a marvellous steak cooked on stone...enjoy!

      Good location

      from

      Ok hotel, good position on road into town. Rooms very clean. lounge grim and dowdy, no entertainment to speak of, but happy hour good value. There is a lovely pool with nice lounge area for sunbarhing. with a snack bar . Food average in restaurant, but staff very friendly. lots to do in vacinity of hotel i.e restaurants, bars, walks. on bus route into town centre.

      Cannot fault this hotel!

      from

      Just returned from a 2 week holiday staying at the Monumental Lido in September. We had been recommended this hotel ourselves and we were certainly not disappointed. We had a room on the 10th floor - not a sea view as this is extra - but no problem here as we understood the sea view rooms did get a little hot - we had no such problem and the ceiling fan at night kept the room cool too. There can be a bit of noise at night from early a.m. dustmen etc. and a cockerel! We soon got used to this though. The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. The food was excellent - plenty of choice and the staff very friendly and helpful. The swimming pool is situated on the 4th floor, hence not overlooked, and again this was excellent - perfect temperature, free sunbeds, mattresses, umbrellas and towels and even more wonderful no reserving of sunbeds!! If you do go on trips, I would certainly recommend Strawberry World - this is situated in the shopping complex next to the hotel. Excellent value for money - cheaper than your reps prices. Also go to Joes around the corner to get your bus tickets and change your money - also souvenirs are good there too. We would definitely return to the Monumental Lido.

      EXCELLENT HOTEL

      from

      I was fortunate enough to get a last minute deal at this hotel via teletext and what excellent value it was too!

      The staff are efficient and friendly and the hotel is spotless although looking slightly dated. Local public transport is easily accessible both into Funchal as well as the 'Hotel Bus' from the Airport (drops you right outside the front door!).

      I would go as far as to say the hotel food was some of the best I have experienced on a package holiday, plenty of choice, excellent quality and in abundance!

      I don't believe in going away to accommodation inferior to that of your own home and I would certainly revisit this hotel.

      Great for lone travellers

      from

      This hotel is excellent if you are a lone traveller (I hate the word 'single') Everyone is really friendly and there are plenty of other ladies on their own. The hotel is in a good location, buses outside the door. During the winter season you can usually find a travel brochure that offers 'no single supplement'. They offer a good saving.

      Ideally located

      from

      This is a well-run, clean hotel with very courteous, professional staff. We had an apartment and dined in the hotel resteraunt only once. The meal was basic, but good. The location of the hotel is excellent. We did not want to be in the centre of Funchal, which is about a 20 minute amble going and 25+ minute amble back! On main road level, access to a range of shops in the hotel complex and adjacent, including a well-stocked supermarket within 5 minutes' walk on the level. Additional shops within 2 minutes walk and an abundance of restaurants. We enjoyed the Italian one most and had dinner at Reids Palance one night, just for curiosity. Pleasant promenade walk parallel to the sea. The utencils in the apartment kitchen were of good quality and adequate for light meals. We anticiapted some traffic noise but this did not arise and we slept well. The linen and towels were changed every day. Pleasant well-supervised pool/sun lounger area with light dining available. We would use this hotel again if we returned to Madeira and would again take an apartment.

      Barely adequate place to sleep

      from

      Right on the main coast road with a good deal of noise/traffic to disturb you during the night. A 70's hotel and showing its age now.

      Rooms in general very small, but beds/plumbing/lighting/fittings all clean and good. Aircon minimal or none-existent. Food plain but of good quality and wholesome. Staff all try very hard to please. All really good restaurants in Funchal are 10 minutes drive away in the Old Town.

      Those near the hotel are of poor quality (e.g. typical British seaside resort -fish&chips fare). Close to a large sea fed Lido - so good for swimmers. On bus route , so good for those with no car. Overall, fair value for money, but very basic ( UK 3* standard)

      1st class monumental lido

      from

      Accomodation excellent, quality and choice of food excellent, facilities very good, staff very friendly, helpfull and courteous, handy location for public transport and shops etc. The hotel is a credit to Marco Ferreira and his staff and in general the island has a wealth of interesting attractions good food and drink and a good choice of locally produced goods, well worth a visit we,ll be back.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Four Views Monumental Lido Funchal

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

      Travel Blogs from Funchal

      REFLECTIONS FROM THE REFLECTION

      A travel blog entry by liliens on Oct 23, 2014

      4 comments, 4 photos

      ... and can be less than what you'd pay for airfare alone. So, for 15 days, we're being spoiled on what has thus far been smooth sailing and pleasant weather. To further sweeten the experience, our fellow passengers are a diverse and interesting mix, most being friendly and all appearing to be enjoying themselves. We are meeting some really nice people, are sitting at a fun table at dinner, and have already made friendships that we hope will continue ...

      Oct. 21: Funchal (last day, gardens , at hotel)

      A travel blog entry by rknepper on Oct 21, 2014

      28 photos

      Oh... There always has to be a last day of a vacation spot, and this is ours. All of us decided that this day was going to be spent, just enjoying the beauty of the Reid's Palace, and packing our bags to leave for London tomorrow. After breakfast, Jacques went back to the room, and began reading his morning newspaper. Marina joined him, and began the horrendous (according to her) job of organizing and packing Jacques. Followed, of course, ...

      Oct. 20: Funchal (town)

      A travel blog entry by rknepper on Oct 20, 2014

      5 photos

      ... elevators in this area. The second elevator takes you only to the breakfast restaurant. The third elevator only goes up and down doing service to only two floors.... This elevator goes to pools/restaurant for lunch/beach. The walk between all these elevators is somewhat confusing. For the first day, we went to our closest elevator, standing still, scratching our heads and just thinking, do we take it, or another one? I finally figured out a ...

      Oct. 19: Funchal (full day at the spa, for two)

      A travel blog entry by rknepper on Oct 19, 2014

      1 comment, 1 photo

      ... in our spa room, in front of the window, at a table for two, with a view of the tumultuous water, and the still blackening sky. After lunch we had two services remaining: full body massage for an hour, and aromatherapy facials. We left the spa at 5:00p.m., feeling wonderful, and kind of like limp noodles..... But boy did our skin feel great. This is truly the best way to spend a stormy afternoon. While we were spa-ing.... Jacques read, and did some brief walking.... Just a ...

      Oct. 18: Funchal (town and market)

      A travel blog entry by rknepper on Oct 18, 2014

      1 comment, 22 photos

      ... Every time we would get up from the table, our champagne glasses would be re- filled to the brim.... Marina thinking how heavenly this was! "I just can not get enough champagne, yes, thank you, I would love some more" she giggled, as our server would appear with yet another cold bottle of bubbly. When it was dessert time, Marina and I were stuffed, but somehow Jacques found room to eat yet one more course.... This one the dessert ...