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.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sirius Madeira/Funchal, Portugal