Our week in Funchal thanks to the Alto Lido staff was a most enjoyable vacation. The resort is clean and has all the amenities from pools (both indoor and outdoor) to restaurant, bar and even a spa necessary to occupy oneself. While about 3 Kilometers from the center of Funchal there were an abundance of restaurant options within walking distance and the resort did offer a free bus to the center multiple times during the day. We had a most enjoyable specially prepared Valentines dinner in a section of the hotel with music and appropriate ambiance for the occasion.
My Wife and I originally booked for a one week holiday from 28th January 2019, to 4th February 2019 with TUI to stay at Alto Lido Hotel here in Funchal.
But we were having such a wonderful time we cancelled our flight home, and booked for a further 2 weeks holiday from 4th and we now go home on 18th February 2019.
So still here as I tap this review out on my IPad.
From the moment we entered this lovely hotel we were made very welcome by a very nice reception team, who offered us a glass of Madeira Wine as part of the welcome.
Our room is on the 14th floor which has a nice outlook with views out towards the sea. We have found our lovely room very quiet, and even though there were guests either side of our room, we didn’t here a peep from them.
It is pretty obvious that the rooms are well proper brick soundproofed, and not the practically studded poorly soundproofed walls one can find in other hotels.
We are on a bed and bed and breakfast basis, and we have had no complaints at all in respect of the food. My Wife was particularly happy because her coeliac gluten free requirements were all catered for.
Even down to gluten free corn flakes, rice cakes, bread etc. etc etc.
There are even lovely muffins for her to enjoy.
Restaurant staff and manager cannot do enough for you.
We were so impressed with the Staff Team here generally that I could likely mention them all for commendation.
But my Wife and I would particularly wish to give a special mention to Bar Manager Afouso who got me in some special beers I requested after I expressed I was not that fussy on the local Coral Beer they have on tap.
Also his team of Aldonio and Dario who took good care of us both in snack meals we had on occasion, plus drink supply to the table.
I must also mention reception Manager Teresa and her excellent friendly team, particular mention of Patricia, who all answered queries and helped us in all sorts of ways.
For me and my Wife the only way this hotel could be improved would be to make it Adult Only.
Come on Alto Lido management.
How about it then?
Needless to say, my Wife and I would very highly recommend this hotel, as you really cannot go wrong staying here.
It’s four star rating is well earned, and I would say 4.5 stars would be more deservedly correct.
Alto Lido Team.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday on your wonderful Island In The Sun
Chris and Kenny
Stayed at Alto Lido 22 -28 Jan 19. Fabulously comfortable with very friendly and helpful staff. Blend of local and contemporary internal design. Hotel facilities convenient and modern. Useful complimentary bus service provided.
We stayed here after another hotel cancelled our booking and we were so pleased they did! The hotel is beautiful, clean, spacious and the breakfast is fabulous. We will certainly visit again.
There was ample room for sunbathing each day and the bar staff were quite generous with their servings! We had such a wonderful time... Thank you!
We recently had 11 days in this lovely hotel and enjoyed most of it. The staff are all excellent and the facilities are very good. We were unfortunate that our excellent apartments (we had two) were overlooking a building site for the deck and restaurant. It was so noisy, no lazy lie ins for us. It should be finished shortly and then it will be excellent. The owners/management could do with looking at their sales process as there as so many missed opportunities for resident sales and also the website is covering what will be there not necessarily what is there currently. All those things apart, as I say the staff are wonderful, the rooms immaculate and nothing too much trouble. The spa is excellent and I had a wonderful massage on my birthday from Magdalene and I was also presented with a birthday cake by the management which I thought was a lovely touch. We would definitely stay there again, after checking we will not be by the builders and we look forward to trying the a la carte restaurant once its open.