TripAdvisor Reviews Santa Maria Funchal
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... nice, but it was only tea to drink and no coffee, so I went without (don't drink tea). We had nine people on our table and Min got talking to two old lesbians, who liked horses, whilst Lance on the other side of us almost had a row with a woman about cruises. She could not understand how anyone would not thoroughly enjoy a P & O cruise. "It's quite easy, really" Lance said. "It's rubbish. There's nothing to do."
"Nothing to do?" she said. ...
... the boats from one sea to the other, and that's how Elenka and I found ourselves using them - as a means of travelling from A to B with a measure of luxury.
But it was this fourth trans-oceanic journey where my bravery bubble burst. Elin, a guest lecturer on the Celebrity Reflection, is a Welshwoman. Prior to her first talk which was titled "Atlantic Adventures" or words to that effect, I told Elenka that ...
... spent an hour updating this blog and checking email. By the time we emerged the queue had gone and in 5 minutes the shuttle bus appeared and took us into the centre of the town. The streets are attractively set out with flower baskets and wide paved walking areas. We wandered along enjoying the interesting architecture. We walked down to the sea side and out on to the landing where we could see our ship and view the large sheltered harbour. Then back ...
... but as the presentation and quality of the food is not great it is easier to resist. The average age of passengers on board must be 75 and the food is also very old-fashioned and rather stodgy.
Night time entertainment is limited. As this is only a small ship the options are few. The Astor Lounge has a "show" each night or the Captain’s Club has a duo who sing and play mainly '50s music. The pianist, Roman, is excellent and Lila the singer is good, but choice of music is ...
... it was delicious and cheap - chicken, salad and perfect French fries. It was so awesome in fact that I had to tell the cook in front of everyone how good it was. I think we are now friends for life. We also went back and had a second meal there - that time fish for me.
The hotel included a breakfast buffet and it was excellent. Of course, I went for the bread mostly.
The local Madeira beer, Coral, is crisp and refreshing. We couldn't get enough. And, the wine, ...
Other places to stay in Funchal
Rua Imperatriz D. AmÃ©lia, 55, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $101
- Loved the Hypnotist!
- Beautiful-We were treated with great care.
- Fabulous! No kids!
Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia, 29, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $186
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- Great suites
Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $201
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- This hotel exceeded our expectations....
Largo Antonio Nobre , Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $111
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- Our most enjoyable holiday for years!
- Great location for Town Centre
Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $69
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Lido - Rua de Leichlingen nos. 2-4, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $111
Estrada Monumental 316, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $76
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Estrada Monumental 265, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $147
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Estrada Monumental 302, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $55
- Good location
- Better than expected
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Estrada Monumental 306, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $51
Rua da Casa Branca 98, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $47
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- Shear Elegance
Azinhaga da Casa Branca , Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $92
Rua do Cabrestante, 25, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $78
Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $142
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- Perfect Location
Rua da Casa Branca, 98, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $49
Estrada Monumental 239, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $39
Estrada Monumental 194, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $92
Rua Leichlingen 7, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $159
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- Exc with a baby - space, comfort, resort facilities but not too "resorty"!