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“Great base for touring”
Review of Dom Pedro Garajau

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Dom Pedro Garajau
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Canico
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My husband and I decided to base ourselves here, wanting to be out of Funchal's centre but not too far for day trips to the city and for ease of parking (down side streets) for going further afield.

This is a large complex approximately 6-7000 rooms, split into 6 blocks, all that either look out onto the garden/pool area's or sea. It has 2 small outdoor pools (one suitable for adults and children, the other mainly for having a small dip as an adult) and one larger indoor pool with a sliding roof.

We stayed as b&b boarding. The breakfast was not gourmet but was still good enough for people wanting to be fed well in the morning, with a choice of continental breakfasts (cereal, toast, cold meats/cheese, yoghurts and fruit) and also a choice of scrambled egg, beans and sausages for a cooked breakfast. Breakfast is busy but as long as you go either at the start or end of service you miss the rush.

The room itself provided what we needed, a spacious room with twin beds (pushed together by the hotel to make a double), a flatscreen TV with freeview channels, a large hanging wardrobe (with hangers provided), a safe (which we paid extra to use 14 euros for one week) and a good sized en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, bidet, toilet and sink. Bathroom supplies included with clean towels and soap and shampoo. The room looked out to one of the pools and garden. It wasn't a beautiful view (looking at the top of roof of the pool bridge) but as we spent so little time in the room it hardly mattered. The balcony had a basic plastic table and a couple of plastic chairs.

The room was cleaned daily and was immaculate each time we came back to it (we gave the cleaners a small tip the couple of times we saw them as a thank you).

The hotel provided us with the essentials and was very clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly. There is a small bar next to the indoor pool, an area that in the evening also sometimes hosts evening entertainment, the night we saw this it had traditional folk dancing which was actually pretty good (especially as we only went down for a drink!).

This is a fairly basic hotel (based on the b&b boarding facilities, it might be better if you pay for one of the more superior rooms) and so I would just say that, in comparing to other similar places that we have stayed, it might have been nice to have had a kettle, tea/coffee and an iron/ironing board in the room but this would have just been a nice extra.

We stayed for one week (the first week in July) and the first half of the week was quiet (which suited us) and the second half of the week saw I think the start of the summer holidays for a lot of European countries, hence it got a lot busier and louder). We realised that you could hear people walking around/plugging in electrics quite easily, so you might be unlucky if you are next to or below noisy neighbours!

Garajau itself is a small and quiet resort which has its own nice pebble beach below the Mini Christ the redeemer statue, accessible down a steep hill or an easy ride down the telefrico (cable car) . It's a good location for those who want a quieter area.

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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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CarlaSousaDP, Manager at Dom Pedro Garajau, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your preference. It was a pleasure welcoming you at Dom Pedro Garajau during your visit to Madeira.

Thank you as well for your nice comments and suggestions, which deserved our best attention.

We would be delighted in welcoming you back at our hotel, and please do not hesitate to contact us could we ever be of any assistance.

Kind regards
Carla de Sousa

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We were in holidays and stayed there 7 days. Room was clean, but it needed some renovation. Room has no soundproof, you can hear everything that is going around, but it wasn't problem for us.
Breakfast was included in price, everyday the same - eggs, sausage , beans, ham, cheese, bread and very tasty buns :) breakfast was good. Close to airport and Funchal. We rent the car, but one day drive to Funchal by bus (bus stop was opposite side from hotel) 2 euros (or 2,20 :) ) The beach is 30 min walking.
We had very pleasant stay.

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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CarlaSousaDP, Manager at Dom Pedro Garajau, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear Guest,

We were delighted in welcoming you during your visit to Madeira, and would like to thank you for your preference.

Thank as well for your nice comments and we remain at your entire disposal could we ever be of any assistance.

It would be a pleasure welcoming you back at Dom Pedro Garajau.

Kind regards
Carla de Sousa

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We spent one night in this hotel due to a cancelled flight, but didn't really enjoy it. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are very clean, but the overall state of the hotel and especially the room is very outdated. The room didn't have temperature control, so keep the balcony doors open at night. There's quite large fridge in the room, but it's very noisy. The room (bathroom especially) looks like it hasn't changed since the 70s. The lunch and dinner buffet is limited and table sheets can be dirty (there was a wine spot on ours which was still present at breakfast the next day). But: the gardens are very nice and well maintained and the property is close to Cristo Rei, a must visit!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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CarlaSousaDP, Manager at Dom Pedro Garajau, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your message.

We regret that your visit was under such circumstance, and that you felt that our hotel did not meet your expectations.

We remain, nevertheless, at your entire disposal could we ever be of any assistance.

Kind regards
Carla de Sousa

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

very friendly staff, a good time there , we enjoy the place and the view,the garden is wonderful
,Madeira is an island with beautiful flowers, mountains. We were swimming in the atlantic , absolut great!!!

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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CarlaSousaDP, Manager at Dom Pedro Garajau, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Dom Pedro Garajau during your visit to Madeira. It was a pleasure welcoming you at our hotel.

Thank you as well for your comments, and please do not hesitate to contact us could we ever be of any assistance.

We would be delighted in welcoming you back at our hotel, and remain

With kind regards

Carla de Sousa

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

It has a good location, sea view from the balcony. Nice and friendly staff. The breakfast was a bit boring after a week, otherwise it's a nice place. I recommend the place if sombody is looking for an apartment as a base for the visiting of sightseeings on the island. Preferred to have a car or participate on organized tours.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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CarlaSousaDP, Manager at Dom Pedro Garajau, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure welcoming you at Dom Pedro Garajau, and we would like to thank you for your preference.

Thank you as well for your nice comments and please do not hesitate to contact us could we ever be of any assistance.

We would be delighted in welcoming you back at our hotel, and remain.

With kind regards
Carla de Sousa

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Additional Information about Dom Pedro Garajau

Address: Estrada do Garajau 131, Canico, Madeira 9125-067, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Canico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Canico
Price Range: $60 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dom Pedro Garajau 3*
Number of rooms: 272
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dom Pedro Garajau is a 3-star hotel-apartment with 272 rooms and Suites set on the south coast of Madeira Island. Garajau is famous its Natural Reserve made to protect a very privileged area of Madeira's coast, in an effort to make it work as an ecological nursery. This is the only exclusive marine reserve in the entire Portugal and It is a location for snorkeling and scuba-diving.Facilities are included such as an Indoor heated pool with sliding roof, apart from two outdoor pools and Children's Pool and also a sports court. Dom Pedro Garajau is setting half way between Funchal and Canico ideal to visit the island. All of this makes it the perfect base for exploring the island or enjoying an action-packed holiday. Dine Around and stay at Dom Pedro Garajau. The "Dine Around" system is a different option that allows food lovers to pick restaurants outside the hotel. Through a voucher system, half-board guests staying at the Dom Pedro Garajau can now choose from a variety of restaurants near the hotel. Without doubt, this factor will set us apart from the traditional Half-board system, allowing our clients to change restaurants daily and experience different types of cuisine. Madeira International Airport is only 11km (6.8 miles) from the hotel (10 minutes drive), and only 8 km (4.9 miles) from the main city, Funchal. ... more   less 
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