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“Fab location for this basic but functional hotel albeit with a few issues!”
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Hotel Sirius
Ranked #20 of 35 Funchal B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This small yet functional hotel's main plus point is it's excellent location for access to the centre of Funchal and all connections to transport and amenities. Apart from this it is in a pleasantly quiet area which serves as a good base for your travels around Madeira. With a 24 hr reception, Dorita proved herself the star of the show with her helpful attitude and good knowledge of the island being very thorough. The remaining reception staff were not as good, I found, with their limited conduct of English and less of a zealous appetite to help. For the cost, the rooms were pleasant enough with a good bed and a good size bathroom and all working facilities. I've never stopped in a two star hotel before but found it a pleasant enough. However, there are one or two issues I found with the hotel that need rectifying. The first is the wi-fi where getting a signal on the third floor was dire impossible, despite my best efforts. Looking at the thread of comments on this hotel it appears to be an ongoing problem with others who have stayed at the hotel which the management will not solve (despite the solution being rather simple!). My complaints were not met by a solution either, just like everyone else who has mentioned it. The only place I got a signal was in the hotel lobby with PISO-02 and PISO-03 proving awful reception. The other issue with this place is the breakfast which in a word is basic! People have mentioned this on TripAdvisor and it's true - if you want to wake up to a fabulous breakfast then this is not the place for you. Awful juice drink, basic breads, low quaility jams, cheese - it is not epic! The same old stuff day in day out was too much much for me. So much so that I was forced one morning to buy my own breakfast from the local supermarket and bring it back to eat. This place doesn't even serve croissants !! So the breakfast is a big no no for me. The other thing you will not get is a fabulous view with an almost concrete view vertically from my balcony of surrounding buildings. However, overall it is a thumbs up from me for Hotel Sirius which proved to be an otherwise nice experience for the 2 weeks I stayed here and especially for what little you are forking out staying here.

Room Tip: Rooms facing away from Rue das Hortas will be quieter.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

My first ever review, so I'm guessing it will be a bit of a babble.

I needed a room for a short stay in Funchal to visit my mother who was in hospital there, after having a fall.

I have travelled a reasonable amount in my past, I am a simple man that doesn't ask for much from a hotel. The two things I would normally look for is a clean and a safe room. When I saw the price of this hotel I was guessing that I would be lucky to receive either of these requirements, but as I was travelling alone it wasn't massively important.
When I arrived, I was greeted buy a very smiley lady who was very sympathetic and caring when hearing about my purpose for the visit. Upon checking in she informed me that there was breakfast included in that price. I walked up to the room with few expectations, but when opening the door I discovered a very clean welcoming room. Breakfast was limited, but that is by no means a criticism, there was enough there to get you started with the day, the selection of fresh bread was beautiful.
All in all, very impressed.

Oh, as a side note, am member of staff informed me that while I was there the fireworks were on down the marina, and said about watching it from the rooftop terrace, that I was unaware of. I went up the hesitantly but sure enough a perfect view, a lovely little bonus.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, with our son to visit CR7 Museum.
The Hotel is basic , however very clean and centrally located for bars, restaurants and attractions.
We had a room facing the road which could be noisy at times.
Breakfast was in a small cafe next door which was very basic.
The fruit juice was orange squash and awful.
However for the money we paid, this hotel suited our needs.
If you are after a clean, well located hotel this is for you, but do not expect frills as there aren't any.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I have struggled to review this hotel any other way than giving it a terrible rating. Yes it's cheap but cheap didn't buy us an undisturbed nights sleep from the three nights (two different rooms) that we spent here. The only good thing was that the reception staff were lovely, one cheerful all the time, the other lady had a slightly tougher facade but was pleasant enough. The rooms were extremely dated with the most uncomfortable bed (beds) I have ever slept in. If you turned in the night the independent springs sprung into action digging into every part of my body, the bed felt near to collapsed every time my husband turned over and the sheets moved away from being tucked in each movement we made. The noise from the road was unbearable, screaming drunk people virtually all night, barking dogs barking in unison, traffic in abundance from around six am you name it and I heard it. Inside there were shuffling feet along the corridors at all hours, babies crying and loud talking guests. The only thing that escaped my ears was the sound of lovemaking but then I doubt anyone would be in the mood for love here. The hotel has a lovely roof terrace with artificial grass and several plastic sun loungers. On closer inspection these were all damaged and could not do anything other than lie flat unless you propped it against the balcony railings. However there were no pads available for them despite asking for some, so unable to enjoy the loungers either. The rooms had plenty of space for clothes storage but wardrobes had no handles on them, there was only one socket to plug in electricals and the curtains were thin. No air conditioning so windows had to be left slightly open to achieve any cool air. The bathroom had a hairdryer but there was no plug for the bath and a shower head attached from the taps flopped down all the time so showering was a task. The only area to get wifi was right by our hotel room door so we had to sit or stand by the door each time we wanted to download something or do any admin. The breakfast was awful, dreadfully cheap coffee from one of the taps, hot milk from the other tap, fresh rolls or long life previously vacuumed sealed croissants that were not baked fresh with sliced cheese or ham, cereal (one option), a few jam preserves, butter and plain yogurts. You could request tea but this was a jug of water with a teabag floating in it that didn't find the strength to produce anything other than a pale insipid colour that was completely flavourless.
In summary it might be cheap but that doesn't make value. Pay €20 or more and go somewhere else. A good nights sleep has got to be one the most important things when staying anywhere. Get that right and almost everything else can be forgiven.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

I arrived at the Sirius Hotel since my travel agent made a mistake and never confirmed my room at another place just a few blocks away, I must say that it couldn't have been a better find. The rooms are basic but very clean and spacious. The front desk manager Dorita was awesome at arranging sightseeing and transportation. She also recommended the restaurant special fish dish with passion fruit sauce- so tasty and so inexpensive, the main course and a glass of wine was less than $10 USD. Hotel is in a great location in the center of town, with the main tourist areas within blocks. A large super market just a half block away helped for small items like water and snacks. I will admit that breakfast could possibly have been better but for the great value of the room and it's location, breakfast was adequate. The best part of all was the roof top deck with great views of downtown Funchal and the ocean. Sitting there with a bottle of vinho verde and watching the view was amazing. Great sitting louge on the 5th floor also. I would return to the Hotel Sirius without doubt.

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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I have stayed in the Sirius hotel now several times. The rooms are always spotlessly clean and comfortable. The staff are really nice. The location is superb if you are doing business in Funchal. Just a short walk to the harbour, local restaurants and shops. If you are on a tight budget this is a great option. Obviously don't expect swimming pools or ocean views. Just nice friendly people.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

everything is just perfect for that very good price you pay! Perfectly located and we get to park the car everyday of the week we spend. Staff is friendly, rooms are clean and cleaned everyday, beds comfy and wifi working perfectly. we stayed in room 432 and enjoyed the sundeck and the view. It is true that breakfast is kind of short, adding some fresh fruit and improve a little the quality of the products it would definitly get much better. At the end i did like a lot of guests who are completing buying in the supermarket some bananas, good ham, etc.. But i definitly recomend it and i will go back there, best value in Funchal!

Room Tip: rooms on the back are quiter than on the road side
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: Rua das Hortas 29 a, Funchal, Madeira 9050-024, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Funchal
Price Range: $55 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sirius 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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