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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

If you watt to stay central in Funchal an not to expensive. This is a possibillity. Clean and free Wifi. Very close to the center and a big shoppingcenter. So all in all good value for money. Lotus og restaurants within 500 m.distance.

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

Dear Kim H, Thank you for the time you spend reviewing your recent stay at our studios. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and budget stay to travellers searching for centrality and independence so we really appreciate your kind words considering the quality of our service and great location. Do not hesitate to contact us via saopauloalegria@gmail.com should you...

warwick
Reviewed 27 September 2016

A ten/fifteen minute walk to the marina but lots of other little cobbled lanes to find your way around - plenty of bars and restaurants all over Funchal! Our room was small but comfortable with a small kitchenette with kettle toaster and hob! Bathroom had an excellent shower and bath! Our room was at the back overlooking the garden -...

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

Dear suehillage, Its a great honor to read your kind review regarding your recent stay at Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the overall level of comfort of our Garden View Studio and described bathroom facilities as excelents. How great to see that you took full advantage of the room view. We cannot...

Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were met by taxi from the airport as previously arranged with keys for our rooms and dropped off outside the hotel.The rooms were clean and well equipped. The owner popped in to see if we were ok.we were a short walk to the main town.Could be a little noise at night with traffic which we got used to and...

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

Dear Belinda H, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. Delighted to read you enjoyed your stay and our location and thank you for your recommendation on Tripadvisor. Top terrace is a small gem! Hope you found enough time to enjoy the views, especially at night time while dining. Please feel free...

Birmingham
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stayed here for a week in May this year, our first visit to Madeira but I don't expect it will be our last! The proprietor, Jose, made us feel so welcome and went out of his way to make our holiday as enjoyable as possible - he is the equivalent of having your own personal tourist information office in...

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

Dear SarahGBirmingham, On behalf of José and of course the rest of the team here at Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria, thank you so much for having taken the time to share this wonderful review following your recent stay with us. Your lovely and detailed feedback will undoubtedly help other travelers! We are thrilled to see that the room filled...

Reviewed 10 July 2016

everything about Madeira is just lovely! including this hotel and its staff. we were greeted by an extremely friendly woman on reception who took the time to map out popular tourist places in Funchal, and recommended restaurants and some of her personal favourite places to visit. i personally recommend you visit 'Hamburgueria Do Mercado' unbelievable food. the room was great!...

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

Dear Chris P, Thank you for your lovely review! The team and I were thrilled to see you and your friends enjoyed the week at Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. The staff are service driven, always looking for ways to improve the overall guest experience. We are delighted to see it has been such a positive stay. We try to...

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stayed here for a week at the end of May. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. I read all the reviews on here and looked at all the pictures. I then decided to book based on the reviews. When we arrived we were extremely tired and just wanted to lie down. The manager explained the area and...

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

Dear Karen H, Firstly, please accept my sincere apologies for the issues that you experienced on your first day. Its really not to our normal standards, and although there is no excuses, the chambermaid's lack of experience was probably the main reason for the lapse on the kettler cleaning. Please let us give you some information: our studios are located...

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Stayed in here for 8 days the owner and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our Apartment was cleaned everyday and the continental breakfast was great. Would definitely stay here again on my next visit to Madeira. Close to all the restaurants and main attractions.

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 5 fabulous nights at the apartamentos Sao Paulo and had a really great time. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and spacious. We had 2 young children and they were very accommodating with baby beds and a ground floor apartment to help with the buggy. The staff were really nice and helped...

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

Dear Ryu K, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It really means a lot to us! We are very pleased to know that you had a great time in our studios; we take care of every small details and we do our best for offering a pleasant stay for our guests. We love Madeira and we love to...

Reviewed 16 April 2016

Basic and small rooms, good service, great price and location. Bathroom needs improvements and updates. Breakfast is standard and good. The overall level of comfort is average. It has no elevator; so, it can be challenging for some people.

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

Dear JCFC_LX, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always nice to receive positive feedback. All our bathrooms are being upgraded, so hopefully next time you come to visit us you will find everything that you...

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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 

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Address: Rua Pimenta Aguiar 2, Funchal, Madeira 9000-026, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: $53 - $565 (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 Funchal, Madeira
Hotel Style:
#5 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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