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4.3 out of 5

"Very friendly and helpful staff, cleaning was excellent as was the food at breakfast. The buffet at night is something you either live or not, I’m not ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 02 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the helpful staff at Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner. During your stay, you'll be connected to the convention centre and just a quick walk from Complexo Balnear do Lido. Features include free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 indoor pools. Built in 2000, this 5-star hotel has 300 rooms over 10 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and balconies.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with balconies, separate sitting areas and 24-hour room service
  • Free self-service breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free covered self-parking
  • Enjoy seafood with ocean views at Sabor A Mar, one of the property's 5 restaurants
  • Take a swim in the 2 indoor and 4 outdoor pools
  • Indulge with body treatments, body scrubs or Ayurvedic treatments at Thalasso Sea Spa
  • Services include babysitting, a free kids' club and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a health club, a sauna and aerobics classes
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the location
  • 6 minutes by foot from Complexo Balnear do Lido and a 2-minute drive from CR7 Museum
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Standard Double Room, Partial Sea View, Garden Area

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£157* Per night/room 11 Jul - 12 Jul

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View (3 People)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Double Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, Ocean View (2 adults + 2 children)

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Single Room, Partial Sea View, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Premium Double Room, Ocean View (2 Adults + 1 Child)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner ratings based on 38 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner

Everyone (6) Couples (22) Family (5) Other (2) Friends (2)
5 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful staff, cleaning was excellent as was the food at breakfast. The buffet at night is something you either live or not, I’m not a fan so chose to use the dine around option to eat at the Portuguese and Italian restaurants - both excellent The location of the hotel is also superb and the views breathtaking from the room. Ron

Posted by on 2 Sep 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Sep 2019 by Guest Experience Ambassador Supervisor

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for a positive feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the VidaMar. Welcome back. Kind regards, Guest Experience Ambassador Supervisor

4 out of 5

Good, but not 5*

This is a very impressive hotel building but is a 20 min walk from the centre of Funchal and if you take the pleasant walk into town will involve a steep hill on the initial 400 meters return journey. The hotel's reception and public rooms are very comfortable - in a minimalistic style - and the staff are generally friendly and helpful. However, the rooms are slightly dated with signs of wear & tear in the bathroom. All the rooms however face the sea and those on higher floors have exceptional views. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and there are 3 large seawater swimming pools built on a huge sea platform. The hotel also has a health spa, gym and indoor pool with facilities for kids. We were however disappointed with the quality of food in the main buffet (Oceans Restaurant). Much of the food appeared to be recycled from meal to meal, the restaurant often seemed overcrowded and at times resembled a bun fight. For those on HB there is the Dine Around option which allows you to eat - with prior reservation - in the 3 speciality restaurants which are Japanese (sushi), Italian & Portugese. We tried all three and in our opinion the Italian (Mamma Mia) was the best by far. The hotel is in the tourist area , Monumental Lido, which is fairly quiet although there are a number of small bars nearby including the Hole in One pub situated right opposite the hotel and is very lively with music every night. Whilst the Vidamar is a very nice hotel with good service it does not quite come up to it's 5* rating.

Posted by on 29 Oct 2015

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5 out of 5

Fantastic!

Lovely, massive hotel, perfect for kids, lovely food.

Posted by on 18 Sep 2014

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3 out of 5

Definitely NOT 5*.

Although the hotel is well located with all the amenities it does not offer 5* service. We booked a special offer of "free WiFi".This was acknowledged at check in however, we never received free wi fi to our room and for most of the stay it was not even available in the lobby, where is was advertised as being free for all. When we complained we were advised that the room we booked did not include free wifi. The staff were generally pleasant although it did appear that the management was haphazard. The decor is stark with long corridors with motion activated lighting meaning that you are always entering pitch black corridors which can be disconcerting. The toilet pan was located too close to the wall which would make it very difficult for an overweight person to use and the toilet roll holder was hanging off the wall day 1 to end of holiday. The swimming area is a monumental plain concrete slab with pools set symmetrically. Absolutely unappealing with the starkness of the concrete surface broken only by a myriad of expansion cracks filled with epoxy. The hotel was however, worth the money despite the fact that much more should be expected of a 5* hotel.

Posted by on 10 Jul 2013

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5 out of 5

Excellent Hotel

This was a super stay ... 7 nights from 21 Oct. Stayed on 7th floor with fabulous ocean view. I would have no hesitation recommending this hotel. It was wonderful .... faultless.

Posted by on 30 Oct 2012

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5 out of 5

Friendly Madeira

A short but pleasant stay made special by friendly helpful staff in luxurious yet relaxed comfortable surroundings.

Posted by on 23 Sep 2012

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5 out of 5
Très calme, personnel agréable, tout était bien. Juste pour le diner le soir peut être pas assez varié peu de poissons

Posted by on 2 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Aug 2019 by Guest Experience Ambassador Supervisor

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your positive review. Your suggestion has been passed on to the department in charge. Welcome back for another relaxing stay! Kind regards, Guest Experience Ambassador Supervisor

4 out of 5
Gutes Buffet morgens und abends! Pools nicht überlaufen vielleicht auch weil Wetter bewölkt war. Möglichkeit im Meer zu Baden. Leckere Fleischspiesse vom Feuer im angeschlossenen Restaurant. Schöne Bar-Terrasse im 4. Stock. Funchal und Marina (kleiner Hafen) zu Fuss gut erreichbar! Nettes Personal. Hotel hat eine gute Lage. Es gäbe noch viel mehr positives über Madeira und das Hotel zu sagen!

Posted by on 7 Jul 2019

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5 out of 5
Komme sehr gerne wieder; tolle Lage direkt am Meer; 4 Meerwasserpools gut für Kinder geeignet; einzig nicht 100% positiv: Buffet wiederholt sich nach 1 Woche. werde bestimmt nochmal dort Urlaub machen!

Posted by on 28 Aug 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Sep 2018 by Guest Experience Ambassador Supervisor

Lieber Gast, vielen Dank für Ihre positive Bewertung. Wir hoffen Sie bald wieder bei uns begrüßen zu dürfen. Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Guest Experience Ambassador Supervisor

4 out of 5

Hôtel bord de mer 15mn à pied de Funchal

Buffet pour le dîner pas très varié Manque de choix

Posted by , from groslay on 10 May 2018

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12 May 2018 by Guest Experience Ambassador Supervisor

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing you opinion with us. We took note of your comment and will discuss it at the management meeting. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back! Best regards, Guest Experience Ambassador Supervisor

About the Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner

Location Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal, Madeira 9000-100

Property Features

As a guest of Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner, you'll find a full-service spa, 4 the outdoor swimming pools, and 2 indoor swimming pools along with a health club and a sauna. There are 5 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A kids' pool, spa services, and a library are also featured at the luxury Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Funchal hotel.

  • 300 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 5 dining venues
  • Built in 2000
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools -2
  • Number of outdoor pools -4
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo) (24.7 km / 15.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner offers 300 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Plasma televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and bidets. This Funchal hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free self-service breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Sabor A Mar – Overlooking the ocean, this seafood restaurant specialises in seafood and only serves lunch.Reservations are required.

Ocean Buffet – Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Mamma Mia by Giovanni – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Koi Sushi Restaurant – This sushi bar specialises in sushi and only serves dinner. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

Casa das Espetadas – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

4 the outdoor swimming pools and 2 indoor swimming pools are on site. In addition to a kids' pool, other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkelling on site
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site

Spa Services

Thalasso Sea Spa has 14 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 14
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Thalassotherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines Clean & Safe (Portugal)
  • Property Registry Number – 625
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guests' stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Covered self-parking fee: EUR 20 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM (amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • A fee will be charged for use of certain facilities

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Madeira Vidamar
  • Madeira Vidamar Resort
  • Resort Madeira
  • Resort Vidamar
  • Vidamar Madeira
  • Vidamar Madeira Funchal
  • Vidamar Madeira Resort
  • Vidamar Resort
  • Vidamar Resort Madeira Half Board Funchal
  • Vidamar Resort Madeira Funchal
  • Cs Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea Spa Hotel Funchal
  • Vidamar Resort Madeira Half Board
  • Cs Madeira Atlantic Hotel Sea
  • Vidamar Madeira Half Board Funchal
  • Vidamar Madeira Half Board
  • Vidamar Resort Madeira Half Board Only
  • Vidamar Maira Half Board Only
  • Vidamar Resort Madeira Half Board Only
  • Vidamar Resort Madeira Dining Around Free Dinner
  • Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner Hotel
  • Vidamar Resort Madeira - Dining Around, Free Dinner Funchal

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • For stays on 24 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner.
  • For stays on 31 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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