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Ocean Gardens

Estrada Conde Carvalhal 321, Funchal, Madeira 9060-054 Portugal
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#32 of 99 hotels in Funchal
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The Ocean Gardens Hotel with a privileged location on the top of a cliff, offers amazing ocean views and views to the Bay of Funchal. This charming Hotel, offers to its guests comfort and well-being in a welcoming and familiar atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Facial treatments
Rooftop terrace
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, German, Portuguese
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Tracey M wrote a review 6 Sep
6 contributions
We have just had a week's stay at Ocean gardens and have loved every minute. The staff here are amazing and wil do anything to make your stay more comfortable and easy. Firstly I would like to mention how clean this hotel is. The housekeeping staff do a fantastic job and our room was beautiful every day. Also I want to mention the lovely Marcia in the restaurant for going out her way for my partner to make him his evening meal as he is quite fussy and has quite a limited pallette. The girls on the reception and Louis are so helpful too. The views from our balcony were out of this world too even though it is a bus ride into Funchal I feel it's the best hotel for rest and relaxation and if you did want to go into town there is a free shuttle bus or a local bus also. We will definitely be back and thanks for an amazing holiday xx
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
udontsavethose wrote a review Aug 2021
Cockburnspath, United Kingdom43 contributions33 helpful votes
A last minute decision to have a break in Madeira saw us end up at the Ocean Gardens Hotel. The hotel is situated around 2.5 miles from the centre and old town of Funchal. Perched up high on the hillside it offers splendid views of Funchal Bay. We had a sea view room rather than a bay view room but that wasn’t an issue as you could see the bay from the roof top terrace or the restaurant area whenever you desired. The room itself was spacious and spotlessly clean. A decent shower (head fixed slightly too high for our liking) in the bathroom and a nice little balcony, which was great for spotting the boats out to sea. A small mini fridge allowed us room for chilling our bottles of water and juice. The pool area was large enough and we never struggled for a lounger, we were up there reasonably early most days though. Breakfast was plentiful, continental in style but there were sausage, eggs and bacon available too. We discovered warm milk with muesli goes really well as does the really tasty honey for dipping croissants in. On the first night as we arrived late and dined at the attached restaurant. A hearty plate of what seemed to be a local stew was consumed, was perfectly decent in terms of taste and price. The only other food we had was toasties one day for lunch, this was fine with garlic butter (they really, really like garlic on Madeira). There is a bbq in the evenings and the smells coming from it were delicious. The hotel offers half board but we can’t comment on the quality of what’s on offer from that. If you don’t have a car whilst here the bus service is excellent. The no 39 (Montanha to Funchal and Zona Industrial on the way home) stops right at the hotel front door. Buses into town and back are approx hourly with the last bus leaving Funchal at around 2130. The buses all across Funchal are €1.95 per person one way and overall they proved to be a safe and reliable form of transport for us. The odd occasion we required a taxi cost us around €12 from the old town back to hotel. All in all this is a good hotel if you prefer a bit of peace and quiet. We don’t really have too many complaints about our visit. Only real one being the aircon was a bit temperamental. Not enough to spoil our visit. A good week all in all. Nice and relaxing as planned. Not all of the hotel was open (due to Covid) and this is understandable. I’d say it’s more 3 star than 4 star. A solid very good hotel (4/5) clean, Covid safe and good attentive staff. If you choose to come here you won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rosie B wrote a review Jul 2021
Funchal, Portugal2 contributions1 helpful vote
What is there not to like?! Wonderful service - a special "thank you" to the fantastic Reception staff - Valerie, Luis and Telma - a great team who really care. Our bay view room was out of this world and to wake up to such a delightful sight in the morning and to see Funchal twinkling away at night was a real treat. The housekeeping staff were lovely and efficient and the fluffy towels most luxurious. These rooms are relatively new and have good selection of charging power points (sad but a necessity!) TV, minibar, WIFI, good hairdryer and pool towels available from Reception. There is a courtesy bus to Funchal. The pool and surrounds are beautiful. Breakfasts quite basic but certainly sufficient with friendly staff. I would thoroughly recommend and will definitely be back. Thank you all for a wonderful stay and rest!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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TheHappyMuseumGeek wrote a review Jan 2021
London7 contributions27 helpful votes
We visited Funchal in December 2020 in-between COVID-19 lockdowns. Staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and were incredibly patient and helpful with our many questions, including some anxious times around flight cancellations. Ocean Gardens is located outside the city centre but this wasn't an issue for us at all as the hotel operates a fixed and free shuttle bus into and from the city centre, which is very handy (but must be booked in advance). Otherwise bus connections are also excellent, with a bus stop immediately outside the hotel and staff helpfully supplying you with the timetable. If you are hiring a car there are ample parking spaces and the city centre is only about a 10 minute drive away, and we were given good tips on where to park in town. We tried a lot of the facilities including the pool, sauna, room service and restaurant/bar and were happy with everything. The gardens are maintained beautifully and are a joy to behold. I would say that some of the decor and fittings are a bit faded but this didn't matter really, as our room was spacious, the bed very comfy and the views absolutely stunning. I'm giving Ocean Gardens 5 stars for its excellent service and would like to say a big thank you to all staff for making our stay so memorable and special!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: all rooms have an ocean view but ask for a room away from the elevators if you are sensitive to...
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TheMissNY wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
Choosing to stay here was a good decision. The views from the rooms are amazing overlooking the ocean and the city. There are many different levels and beautiful poolside gardens to also take in the views. It is a 20 minute bus ride from Funchal, where the bus stop is right outside the door and costs about €2 one way. The hotel shuttle bus also goes into Funchal 3 times a day so you can use that instead for free. The restaurant food is really delicious and the breakfast is not a continental breakfast but a full hot breakfast with eggs and bacon and more. The rooms are slightly dated with an 80's dark wood and gold decor. However, the bed and pillows are most comfortable and make an incredible night's sleep. Obrigado!🙂
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
US$80 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Gardens?
Nearby attractions include Lillie Ceramics (2.9 km), Revolucion Rock Bar (2.7 km), and Caravel Art Center (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Gardens?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Gardens?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Gardens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Palace Restaurant, Rei da Poncha, and Come Together.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ocean Gardens?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ocean Gardens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Gardens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal (3.5 km), Santa Clara Convent (3.8 km), and Blandy's Wine Lodge (3.6 km).
Does Ocean Gardens have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.