Funchal Reviews

What people think:4 out of 5

Funchal

What to expect

Average ratings for this destination Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
  Weather 4 out of 5
  Beaches 3 out of 5
  Value for Money 4 out of 5
  For families 4.5 out of 5
  For couples 4.5 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5

Brilliant Holiday

By Claire from Slough
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 5 out of 5
  For couples 4 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Family

Comments:

The destination is beautiful, clear blue sea, bright blue sky, fantastic views, relaxing and a good place to unwind. People are friendly and very helpful. Restaurants are brilliant, good food and fast service. Lovely places to visit and the pace is slow, restful, a complete change from home. Could not ask or more.

Useful Tips:

Can be a little hilly, nothing excessive but well worth the climb, children will love it,

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Best Holidays Ever

By Irene from Aberdeen
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 5 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 5 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Family

Comments:

Been visiting Hisaranu/Olu Deniz for the last 6 years and just love it. First visit was on a Singles holiday and then with friends and finally with my family and on each occasion have had a great time. It is perfect for a family holiday, my grandchildren range from 3yrs to 16 yrs and they all love it. The Turks love children and always make a great fuss of them. Also a great place for a singles holidays as there is something for everyone from lively nightclubs to bars and restaurant which cater for every taste. There is always something different to do through the day. The lagoon at Olu Deniz, the most photoied stretch of water in Turkey and it really is that beautiful turquoise colour, is a great place to laze and get that suntan. For the more adventurous there is paragliding which is a great experience, I have done it twice and I am in my fifties. So no matter what kind of holiday you want this is the place to go

Useful Tips:

Never book trips etc through the holiday reps the ones in the resort are always cheaper. Always haggle in the markets and the shops as once you get the hang of it it is great fun. In the restaurants try not to order anything that does not have a price as these can turn out to be very expensive. Very important if you like gin to ask for Gordon's etc, but it can be expensive, as Turkey has its own gin which is nothing like ours.

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What a surprise- not just for the golden oldies!

By Linda from Holmfirth
Last month
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5
  Weather 3 out of 5
  Beaches 1 out of 5
  Value for Money 2 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 4 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Family

Comments:

We wanted somewhere warm and safe to take our five year old, and knew that Madeira has lush gardens for him to run around, but there's so much more. Funchal is clean, chic and yet famuily friendly. The numerous gardens all had lots of kids play equipment and tourist exhibitions were unexpectedly child friendly. We were even well received for the renowned afternoon tea at Reids Hotel, haunt of the rich and famous. All in all more enjoyable and relaxing than I imagined. We will be back.

Useful Tips:

The buses are modern, frequent and cheap. The Ex-Beatles yacht in the harbour is a differnt place to have a nice meal and not expensive. The madeira tasting sessions with nibbles at Blandy's are fun and they tell you a lot of the islands history along with it.

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nice scenary,nice weather

By donb from batley,west yorks
Last month
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5
  Weather 4 out of 5
  Beaches 1 out of 5
  Value for Money 3 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 3 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Romantic

Comments:

great place for scenery and if you like walking.tried the lavada walk.different grades to suit difficulty.easy one ok but neet decent boots/clothes for others.not beach holiday as only one beach.

Useful Tips:

cable car ride good.sledge pulled back down an experiance.train ride through countryside worth it.walking.

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