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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The apartment was cleaned daily and the towels most days. It is in need of decoration and refurbishment. One uncomfortable and one dining chair neither of which were comfortable. There was only one electric socket in the kitchen and no plug in the bathroom sink. No mattress covers on the beds. There is no lift. The views from our balcony,...

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SaoPauloeAlegria, Diretor-Geral at Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Grandadmike, Thank you for having taken the time to post a review on your stay in Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. We are very happy to see that our cleaning service and great location were appreciated. We are indeed very lucky as all points of interest and shopping areas are within walking distance. We are very sorry to hear...

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...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent position near to the centre of Funchal. The people were very friendly and helpful, with daily cleaning although an apartment hotel. Don't expect 5-star as that is not what it is, but there were comfortable armchairs, good lighting and a perfectly adequate kitchen for breakfasts and hot drinks. (I wouldn't have fancied bothering with cooking a full meal...

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

Dear active_traveller_UK, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and especially found your studio to be super comfortable and very clean. We take great pride in ensuring that each of our guests are made to feel very much at home, and so its lovely to read that you found everyone at São Paulo e Alegria to...

Itaquaquecetuba, SP
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We spent 3 weeks at the Alegria. It is not luxury, but we got a little flat with kitchen, microwave, kettle and toaster, cleaned daily and with a little balcony. Very centrally located, only 2 mins on foot from La Vie shopping centre and about 5 mins from the cathedral. The road can be quite noisy at time, but on...

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

Dear Fritz-Wepper, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and especially found your studio to be comfortable and well equipped. Our location is definitely perfect to explore the Island and having a shopping center right around the corner is quite handy. The terrace is a small gem for readers and sunbathers, thank you for highlighting it....

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Not easy to find by car in the narrow roads. Nearly no parking lot around. They have a few garage places you cannot book in advance, but if available it's only 5€ per 24h. Small house with no elevators. Not freely accessible and nothing for disabled persons. Reception is only at work for a few hours daily. Breakfast is in...

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

Dear Cyranob, Thank you for leaving a review of Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria. We work so very hard to keep our centennial building in great shape that we feel disappointed when we fail to reach our guest's expectations. Thank you for recognising our cleaning service and excellent location, being situated on the top of Rua da Carreira we are...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Apartamentos Sao Paulo - AT*** and Apartamentos Alegria I and II - Al- are a 30 studio apartments located in 3 historical neighboring buildings perfectly located at the heart of Funchal, within walking distance from all Funchal's main points of interest, shopping areas and bus stations. 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. Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria offer daily housekeeping, continental buffet breakfast, complimentary 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: RM165 - RM236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Sao Paulo e Alegria Hotel Funchal
Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Funchal
#40 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
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“not in the higher levels, since the is no elevator !”
 of 5 bubbles cyranob, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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