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After the ride down the mountain, the toboggans are loaded up again and driven up ...
... s a swim in the sea water filled pool, which is nearly as cold as Lake Wanaka and ensures lengths are done in record breaking time, followed by 15 minutes in the Jacuzzi (We do shower after leaving the gym!) Rhianwyn has attended the craft class and after being sent away the first time and told to come back in two days succeeded in making a crochet bag, only for the feisty Italian leading the session to exclaim, "It's wrong" and unravel ...
... he said was just 'there'. So as we walk down the very very steep hills into town we were badgered by many taxi drivers who offered us a reprieve from the steep craggy streets for just 6 euros. But no, Len was determined to walk regardless of the bad strain on these tired and dodgy knees that I own and so we commenced the long trek downwards. As the stress between us became uglier and uglier along came a taxi who was clearly watching this old married coupe and detected ...
Well its been 7 days since we left Barbados for our trans atlantic crossing and have enjoyed every single day, this being the first we have not had out on deck in the sun. We've had mostly moderate seas with some swells up to 3 metres, which seem to peak in the middle of the night. However its hard sometimes to work out if its the rough seas or just that last glass of champagne!!
We have really got to know the crew who are all fantastic and can not do ...
Madeira island might be the favourite stop for each of us. We started the day by shopping, which would have been enjoyable if there weren't 5 ships in port today. We have been spoiled by the lack of crowds otherwise.
We changed our plan and went down the toboggan run instead. Two people hop into a fragile wicker basket and are accompanied by ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Enotel Lido Madeira Funchal
The Ocean Park is a nice relaxing hotel. For us one of the plus points was the hotel staff, who were without fail polite, interested and helpful. The swimming pool area usually got busy and there were some members of the usual 'early towel brigade' staying at the hotel, but there were always sunbeds available and staff would organize an umbrella for you if you needed one. Staff walk round and take drink/food orders as well. The staff work very hard.
friendly staff, upgrade to a suite on arrival if you can, worth it especially for young families. some suites have kitchens which is very useful. bfast adequate, room service ltd, but good quality, nice pool and great facilities, would definitely come back
I have just come back from one week at the Ocean Park Hotel and it was amazing. I chose this hotel after reading other people's comment on this site.
The Ocean Park Hotel is situated in an ideal position. It is possible to walk along to the centre of Funchal or to take the hotel's free Courtesy Bus Service. Funchal is a pleasant town - easily walkable around. Cruise ships dock there - including the QM2 in April 2004 whilst I was there.There is a cable car trip up to the top of Funchal which is worthwhile. This is where you can be transported in baskets back down to the bottom of the hill.The hotel offers bed and breakfast in most of package deals with Half-board being available. I felt that the half-board price was high but in general this is normal here. Most of the evenings were themed buffets - some better than others.There are 2 restaurants just at the back entrance of the hotel - gourmet ones - offering high class cuisine at reasonable prices. The Chinese restaurant along the Eden Mar is also very good with good service and food.The Summertime restaurant at the front of the hotel, on the other hand is pricey and is only good for the view!There are lovely walks along the sea-front at the back of the hotel which are easily reached. (there are one or two hilly bits)The hotel had lovely rooms and the staff were very pleasant.
Nice Hotel with all the facilities one would expect of a five star establishment.
The only complaint I have is they never posted postcards for us having handed them in at reception. They indicated this would be no problem but it transpires it was. If we had known this we could easily have found a letter box and posted them ourselves.
We stayed in room 917 from Marh 22 to March 29, so if anyone from the Tivoli reads this and they find these postcards lying around reception perhaps they could post them on?
We stayed at the 5 Star Tivoli Ocean Park hotel for a week from 09 Apr 04. Staff greet you with a genuine smile. There's a lovely view from the reception area down over the pool, promenade and the blue Atlantic beyond, you may even hear the grand piano being played in the lobby as you check in. Our stay was Easter week, and they had some real live Easter chicks and bunny rabbits in a specially made enclosure which was a great novelty for our 5 yr old. The rooms are in excellent condition and if your budget will stretch to it, a suite is an excellent choice for a small family including 2 tv's and a large furnished balcony and terrace. Our bathroom had a jucuzzi bath, complete with bathrobes and complimentary slippers and quality toiletries as you would expect of a 5 star. The quality continues in the Atlantic restaurant serving a superb buffet breakfast. The selection is one of the best I have seen.
Top Notch Hotel
Stayed at the Tivoli Ocean Park for my honeymoon. We received a room upgrade and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. The atmosphere in the hotel was very tranquil and relaxing.....somewhere you can forget all your cares!
The food in the Atlantic buffet restaurant was always superb with a good selection every day, and the staff were very attentive....what you'd expect in a 5 star hotel. All other staff were extremely polite and friendly - everyone from the reception staff to the guys by the pool. I loved having someone put my towel on my sun lounger for me!
Like many of the hotels in Funchal, the Ocean Park has a courtesy bus taking you down to the marina and Old Town. I'd definitely stay at this hotel again and would recommend it to anyone else.
It was perfect in every way
We stayed at the Ocean Park Resort for one week in August and it was woderful! The staff was curteous, efficient and professional, when they found out it was our wedding anniversary they sent a complimentary bottle of champagne to our room. The whole layout of the hotel is perfect. T. Maduro
Stayed for 7 nights May 2002Booked this Hotel through Strawberry World, based on Madeira Island. Cheaper than direct with hotel.... (English version).Excellent Rooms and quality service. Nothing seems to much for the friendly staff.Great amenities with indoor and outdoor pool.Good restaurants and the food is fine quality. The place is well appointed and spotlessly clean.Have a cocktail in the piano bar in the early evening whilst you relax and listen to teh music.Lives up to it's 5 star rating, even down to the frequent courtesy bus into Funchal town.
I stayed at the Ocean Park in March 2002 for two weeks, together wiith my wife and 1.5 year child. We had a penthouse on the 10th floor (1 bedroom, 1 livingroom, kitchen). The room was perfect, nice kitchen and they even did our dishes allthough a nite said that dishwashing wasn't included in the price. Breakfast was very good with a lot to choose from including fresh cakes every morning. The only bad thing was that one night the hotel had a large party (at least 100 people) and they played music VERY load. The party was on the 3:d floor and I was trying to sleep on the 10:th floor. I went down to talk to the reception, nothing happened, talked with them again, nothing. Around 2am the party and the music stopped. This event made me only give the hotel a 4 out of 5. Also the outdoor pool could be heathed. :-) But then again the indoor pool was great! Images and a longer review about the hotel and Madeira can be found on ... (just search for Madeira). A very nice hotel that I recommend to everybody. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this hotel or Madeira in general.