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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

I stayed in a small room with bathroom and kitchenette attached. It was very clean, comfortable and well located. Nothing extravagant - excellent value for money. Staff were friendly and helpful. Some minor issues: there was loud drilling noise from the street on occasion, most parking in the area you have to pay for per hour and the breakfast was... More 

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SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Rizziepit, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers. Special thanks for all the positive things you listed about us. We are always pleased to hear that our guests were impressed with the location, the quality of the rooms and the friendliness of the staff. We are sorry to hear that our breakfast was... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Funchal is a really wonderful and beautiful city. The enjoyment of experiencing this lovely place was only matched by the wonderful staff at the São Paulo and Alegria apartments. I would like to say a special thank you to Isobel who was absolutely great, she worked tirelessly for the whole 9 days that we were there but I don't think... More 

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SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Nica42, Thank you for your excellent review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. Seems like you had a great time! On behalf of all team, I thank you for your kind words considering our staff. I have already shared your comments with tehm as a reminder of what they... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

At the quieter (western) end of Rua da Carreira, located half way between the English Church and the British Cemetery, this hotel has rooms with bed and breakfast as well as several self-contained apartments, two with 2 twin bedrooms, each with a small en suite. The kitchen/ dining area is part of the downstairs bedroom but there is also a... More 

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SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear RdeS_12, It is always a pleasure to learn about our guests experience, so thank you for sharing it with us and other travellers at tripadvisor. Your kind comments about our convenient location are most appreciated. We are indeed very lucky as all main points of interest are within a walking distance. I am equally pleased that your studio was... More 

Tampere, Finland
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This was our second time at this hotel. Really nice small hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Portuguese style rooms and furnitures (I've lived in Lisbon for some time, and traveled relative lot in Portugal). Portuguese style also usually means a bit small, but this second time our rooms was actually larger than we expected. It had a nice little... More 

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2 Thank inoth
SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Tonaatus, It fills me with great pride to know that after your second stay in our studios you continue to recommend us as your favourite place to stay in Funchal. I am very pleased to see that the team were very attentive and helpful and I will be sure to share your very kind words with them. I am... More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Spend to weeks in this 'hotel'. Kind English speaking staff, very service minded and helpfull, reservation for a private parking is possible, free wifi in every appartment. A good breakfast is served, value for money, walking distance to the old town, good restaurants nearby. From the roof terrace you have a clear view on the old fortress. Our basic (small)... More 

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SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Peterquint, Thank you for your very positive and detailed description of our facilities, location and service. We are also very happy to read that you were impressed by the overall quality of the studio and kitchen equipments. We appreciate your candid feedback about the smell problem. We are, however, astounded to know through your review on Tripadvisor that the... More 

Shropshire
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94 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Lets start with this is not 5 star, you get what you pay for, this is a standard, clean and perfectly located hotel, staff are brilliant and helpful, breakfast is usual continental. This is functional and nothing more, so if that's what you want, book it.

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SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Roy Shropshire, Thank you for sharing your experience at Apartamentos São Paulo e alegria on tripadvisor. We are delighted to note that you had a fantastic time and enjoyed studio cleanness and our "perfect" location. Indeed, our location is unbeatable with Rua da Carreira just around the corner, Harbor and Marina a short stroll away with shopping areas and... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The Hotel is small with staff who are very friendly and helpful. It is located at the top end of the old quarter and a great base to access the all areas of Funchal. The apartment was clean with an en suite bathroom with a regular changes of towels. The kitchen facilities were sufficient to keep food cool and to... More 

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SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Therichlist, We are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria and thank you for highlighting our location, staff and service, as these are the most important for us. We will, of course, extend your kind words to our staff. It brings such joy to know that you had a memorable time... More 

Zemun
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Hotel is modest but so lovely and romantic. Staff is friendly and welcoming. The main advantage of the hotel is perfect location. It is situated in the city center, on walking distance from port, center of old town, streets with restaurants, teleferico (cable car) etc. This is the best choice for staying in Madeira because it is located in capital... More 

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SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Maja and Srdjan, Thank you so much for your kind words considering Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. We are very happy to read that you loved Madeira and our little hotel. Knowing that you felt welcome and well accommodated gives us an amazing sense of accomplishment and strength as well to do better every single day. Please visit us... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

never saw anything resembling picture ,breakfast fine but had to walk from another apartment block .The rooms were clean if old fashioned and the electrics were suspect to say the least .The hotel was situated 5 minutes from the town center but the walk at back night required negotiating the ladies of the night.

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SaoPauloeAlegria, Gerente de recepção at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear godsake2012 Thank you for taking time to share your feedback about your recent stay at Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. Your comments are extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We apologize for not being able to meet your expectations. It was a pity that you didn't come to us during your... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria are a 31 studio apartments located in 3 historical neighboring buildings in the heart of Funchal. Situated in Rua Pimenta Aguiar, corner with Rua da Carreira, the studios are perfect located concerning city' main points of interest, shopping areas and bus stations with connections to the entire Island. Each studio has been decorated with simplicity and comfort. At guests request studios with balcony or facing the garden are also available .All of our one or two bedroom studios come with compact fully equipped kitchens, 1 or 2 bathrooms, 1 or 2 flat screen tv's with internacional channels, telephone, safe and free wi-fi. We also provide rooms equippped with fridge and some cuttlery. Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria offer daily housekeeping, buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi , panoranic roof terrace, garden and barbecue area, conference room, rent--a-car service, transfer service , tickets to excursions and ferry boat trips and multilingual reception. The staff provide the best suggestions to visit the Island and the manager being an expert Levada' walker itself will make the best to ensure that guests get to know the Island as locals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria

Address: Rua Pimenta Aguiar 2, Funchal, Madeira 9000-026, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: $50 - $531 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Sao Paulo e Alegria Hotel Funchal
Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Funchal
#40 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
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“Try to choose a room at the back of the hotel. There are no lifts!”
 of 5 bubbles suehillage, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a balcony to sit out on which was lovely in the evening but on the side of the road.”
 of 5 bubbles belindah295, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear are quieter and overlook the garden”
 of 5 bubbles SarahGBirmingham, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ask for a terrace room, the view is amazing”
 of 5 bubbles O3006TQchrisp, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a garden view they are superb no noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Lester370, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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