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Girassol Hotel

Girassol Hotel, Funchal Portugal

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A welcoming mid range property with a good range of facilities but no spa. The convenient location appeals to many although some rooms at the front may suffer noise from passing traffic.

The all suite accommodation is well appointed and appears to be popular with mature couples, who appreciate the flat access to amenities and transport.


350m to the beach


A well maintained tower block with an adjacent four storey roadside annexe. All rooms have a small protruding balcony with metal railings or a larger recessed option with flower boxes.

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: All rooms

Storeys: 12

Built Year: 1973

Exterior: Tower


Girassol Hotel, Funchal


Informal but stylish interior is welcoming and well presented with a large lobby and reception area leading to a relaxing lounge accommodating red and gold striped seating.

The restaurant is especially inviting with a piano located in a raised alcove and pristine linen and red cushioned wooden chairs. The bar is homely and comfortable with dark furnishings and much memorabilia on display.

Rooms: 136


A quiet, split-level rear garden is well tended with a good display of greenery and a plentiful supply of sunloungers beside the pool, which looks rather small when considering the number of guests accommodated.

A shaded poolside snack bar has a good supply of seating and a charming terrace has white furnishings often used for afternoon tea.


Area Type: Located 2km SW of the centre of Funchal, on the inland side of the coast road, in a busy area to the NE of the Lido and its shopping centre. There are a number of large accommodation properties in the same area and a variety of restaurants within 200m of the entrance. Bus stop for frequent services into Funchal 80m.

Nearest beach: 350m (Lido)

Public Transport:
80m to Bus


  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
  • Pools
    • Figure-of-eight (19 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Fitness room/gym
    • Indoor games
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)