The Vidamar Resorts Madeira is a glittering jewel of a hotel – its clean and contemporary fascia and décor give it a very prestigious look and feel. Situated on the West side of Funchal, the island's capital, it gives easy access to the fabulous city, and from there, the Old Town in the East – where you'll find so many of the city's best attractions.
As you would expect of one of Madeira's foremost hotels, picturesque ocean views are abundant. Just step into the beautiful hotel gardens and you can look straight out to sea.
Funchal looks like one of the world's foremost garden paradises – and it's well within reach of us Europeans. So isn't it wonderful that hotels like the Vidamar Resorts Madeira manage to maintain such impossibly high standards? One might think it would be impossible to match those views, or that staying in any hotel would feel like shutting yourself from all the beauty out there. That's certainly not the case at the Vidamar Resorts Madeira.
This is a light, airy and open hotel and totally given over to your comfort. Rooms are truly luxurious and have private bathrooms, as well as fabulous balconies overlooking the gardens and the ocean. Featuring cable TV, phone, refrigerator and more, you'll have all the facilities you need.
Holidaymakers to Madeira will certainly have ample opportunities to swim – and the Vidamar Resorts Madeira provides some of the best. You can choose from a superb indoor pool and a dazzling array of three outdoor pools, as well as the amazing Mar Sea Spa Thalasso facility. Not to mention the ocean itself –- easily accessed from the hotel.
Sporty types are similarly well catered for with a variety of seasonal watersports activities, squash, a multipurpose sports field and fitness centre. The hotel also provides a Teen's club, providing a wide range of activities including computer games, volleyball, diving lessons and more. Guests are also entitled to discounted rates at both Golf Courses (available locally) with transfers (subject to availability)
The Vidamar Resorts Madeira a five star hotel in a five star location. Your stay there will be luxurious, laidback and full of that special kind of Madeira magic.
Half Board Dine Around offers a range of dining options & allows guests to sample a variety of cuisines at a selection of restaurants.
* At a fee
# FREE Wi-Fi~for stays of 9 nights & over. Applies stays 01/05/15-31/10/15 and FREE Wi-Fi for stays of 10 nights & over. Applies arrivals 01/11/14-30/04/14.
^ 0 to 3 years old. July to September. Must be booked 24 hours in advance and a surcharge applies.
Breakfast and Dinner. Includes the use of 4 restaurants, includes the Ocean buffet restaurant, the Mamma Mia Italian restaurant, the Koi Sushi Restaurant and Casa das Espetadas Restaurant.
Please note the package given is a guide and the full description will be given at the time of arrival.
Half Board Dine-Around includes
Breakfast and Dinner. Includes the use of 4 restaurants, includes the Ocean buffet restaurant, the Mamma Mia Italian restaurant, the Koi Sushi Restaurant and Casa das Espetadas Restaurant.Please note the package given is a guide and the full description will be given at the time of arrival.
Everyone is so helpful and willing to please.
Hotel was excellent - great facilities and beautiful views. We never had a problem getting a sun bed if we wanted one and the pools are just beautiful (though cold!) The room was large, and bright and air conditioned with a fantastic view from the balcony and had everything you could need as well as being cleaned and re-stocked every day. The whole hotel was immaculately clean and bright. Reception staff were always happy to help and recommend good restaurants etc. The position of the hotel is ideal - it's about a half hour walk into the main town of Funchal but the hotel does have a courtesy bus which has to be pre-booked. This is sometimes full so an early request would be a good idea if you don't fancy/can't manage the walk.
The staff at the hotel were very helpful. We arrived at the hotel at 9.15pm, as our plane was delayed, and as the restaurant finished at 9.30pm we were taken straight down and had a meal, while our cases were taken up to our room, which felt a really good start to our holiday. Our room had a fantastic view out to sea. The choice of food in the Ocean restaurant was really good and catered for everyone tastes.
First Class in every respect
Great place to stay in Funchal all facilities within easy walking distancence. Staff and service very good as our previous visit . Will go again.
This is an excellent hotel & the staff were friendly helpful & efficient.
The heating in the room did not work in spite of help from maintenance otherwise we would have said excellent as very spacious and well equipped.
It would have been good to know in advance that bathrobes were provided & tea &coffee.
A bit more varied evening entertainment in the hotel would be good.
Love the hotel. This was our second visit.
Only disappointment was the early breakfast on the day we left, more appropriate to continental guests. Luke warm coffee, no butter and just bread or mini croissants, cheese and meat. Especially as we had to go extra early due to road closure for a marathon.
Lovely Location overlooking the sea with good local facilities and only a short distance from the centre of Funchal
Excellent hotel, good food very helpful staff. Well placed for walking into the centre of Funchal.
Rooms are large, comfortably furnished and immaculately clean.
We have already booked for a return visit.
Fourth visit. We love it!
The staff were helpful and friendly .
It was a very ,very comfortable place to stay.
A wonderful hotel all the staff were helpful and friendly .we were upgraded to a wonderful superior ocean view .room number 711. we enjoyed the dine around particularly the Japanese .
The breakfasts and dinner were excellent amazing choice and quality of dishes .
One of the best hotels I have stayed in.Just loved everything about it.
The only disappointment was the indoor spa which was small and needed a revamp
There was a particularly happy lady who cooked omelettes in the morning who was just lovely in the hotel
Very pleasant relaxed stay. Hotel staff very helpful
We enjoyed the "Dine Around" offer enabling us to eat at any of the hotels 4 connected restaurants.
Everything about this hotel was perfect,and my highest recommendation is my plan to return.
Magalana at the beach bar in the gardens was very good. Always had a smile and very efficient. In the restaurant Crissy was always there to show you to your table with a smile and little portugese lesson. Not forgetting my special friend in the restaurant. The entertainment needed to be a little better. The duo where very good but who wants to hear a trumpet player.
Everything about the hotel was excellent except for the staff who were so far above that level it is difficult to find the right words. Every staff member we met from gardeners, waiters and waitresses, receptionists etc went above and beyond to be helpful and friendly, it really made the holiday special for us.
First Class in every respect. Excellent service and very well manged
Everything was spot on. The only thing I wasn't happy with was the hairdryer! The hotel was in an excellent location and it was easy to use public transport from it. The bar prices were reasonable for a change and had an excellent variety of drinks available.
All staff very pleasant and extremely helpful.
The food was very good but by definition buffet food cannot be excellent
Would gladly use Vidamar again. High standards and very good staff.
Great hotel. Likely to return and I'm already booked with you for Cyprus next January.
We have travelled with Mercury Holidays before and are very happy with the company.
A very big hotel with a lot of amenities. Although it's a big property, it never felt busy or overcrowded. It was very well managed with great food and quite modern. I've travelled with Mercury before and would definitely recommend the company. It's always been cheaper than other operators I've checked my specific holidays against. Always professional and everything you would expect from a great travel agent.
Hotel was great we couldn't find any faults .The staff were excellent .
The hotel staff were excellent and the hotel was spotless ,great food and a great resort would highly recommend
hotel wonderful , staff warm and friendly Room large comfortable and beautiful view.. immaculate in cleanliness. the breakfast buffet was excellent but we found the dinner buffet a bit short in meat and chicken choices. Lots of fish but we are not too keen on fish. Not much of a selection on potato dishes either . Salads were really good as were deserts but we just felt we had little choice on the main courses . of course this is our personal opinion . despite these criticisms we would return to the Vidamar in the future.
An excellent hotel with superb food and very helpful staff. Very good facilities. The atmosphere is calm and it's a lovely haven away from the bustle of Funchal, however this would depend on the time of year.
Lovely hotel and really nice staff
The room ( 439 ) lacked a mirror and decent light over the dressing table.
The food was of a good standard but a little too fussy for someone suited to a more basic palate.
The entertainment was very limited & consisted of a guitar/drums duo who were quite good & a very poor singer & reasonable pianist.
Several nearby restaurants & hotels had very good cabarets or local groups. Why not in a 5 star hotel?
Hotel staff friendly and helpfull.
Relaxed atmosphere throughout the hotel.
Good food and plenty of it.
Need to understand that it is essential to use boiling water to make a good pot of tea.
Need to use less salt in preparing the food.
Super hotel and ideal location
Noisy Sea Defence work being carried out (not by Hotel) whilst there, but Hotel staff were excellent and compensation provided. Handled very well
There was some work being carried out to repair sea defences this resulted in some noise but hotel compensated by giving a cocktail party for guests and free wine with meal on one evening, plus a Carnival cocktail party, show and disco on another occasion. The noise did not really effect us but it was a very generous gesture on the part of the hotel management.
Furniture in the bedroom was not particularly comfortable.
Room was often serviced very late in the day, sometimes 5pm
Lighting in the room very poor, could do with brighter lights then we would be a able to read!
The staff were excellent, friendly and always helpful, nothing was too much trouble.
Everything just excellent
Hotel meticulously presented throughout. Food excellent and varied. Good selection at the buffet each day. Bars are well run, with a good choice of cocktails, expertly provided. All staff, without exception, are helpful and friendly and will go the extra mile to ensure satisfaction beyond expectation.
Just excellent throughout.
An excellent hotel in a good location.
Some of the service was not 5 star.
Lovely breakfast and we enjoyed dine around option.
A hotel we would return to.
A beautiful hotel with wonderful views over the ocean. Very polite and helpful staff and the rooms were comfortable and clean with useful fridge and a nice large balcony. Staff in their restaurant worked very hard to make it an enjoyable experience. The food was of a high standard we particularly enjoyed the fresh made omelette at breakfast time Sitting on the outside veranda for meals was a perfect setting for a lovely meal. The Lisboa Bar was a relaxing place for a cocktail watching the sunset in the evening....with very comfy seats Overall a very enjoyable experience & The support from Tom prior to departure was excellent ..........thankyou
Lacking in evening entertainment.
No shuttle bus to Funchal centre.
Hotel staff are excellent especially Lillian in the restaurant.
Hotel very good but needs minor improvements to make it better , such as a proper lounge sitting area where one can read a book and needs to provide a better use of the Bar to open at reception level 4 about 12 noon daily to provide a coffee , tea or a cocktail for those who wish to have one of these and not have to go down to level zero at sea level if you wish a coffee and finally it needs to provide better entertainment for those guests who wish to have this .in the evenings .
Great location, staff excellent. The rooms were superb with lovely sea views. Food was very good. My friends and I would highly recommend Mercury, especially as we had our own rooms at a good price.
First class hotel, nothing is any problem to anyone at this hotel, it is perfect.
A very good 4 to 5 star hotel, served extremely well by one of the most friendly and helpful teams of staff I've ever encountered.
Absolutely fabulous...couldn't fault it...hope to go back.
Very welcoming, helpful and pleasant.
couldn't hope for better.
I have stayed many times in this hotel and love it. It is light and spacious and very calm. The staff look after me superbly. Great vale for money for the quality of the facilities.
We were delighted when we walked into the Vidamar hotel and finally settled into a fabulous room which looked over the sea.
The staff were curtious and very upbeat, creating a very relaxing and luxurious environment.
I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to try and enjoy the Vidamar as we both did.
Couldn't fault the hotel, my husband and I had a lovely time. J Hamp.
Quite the best holiday hotel I have ever stayed in - I did upgrade to a room on floor eight rather than stay in aroom which overlooked the garden and which was not immediately ready. I paid for the upgrade.
>Food quality was very good but was marred by consistently being served almost cold.
>Despite the abundance of mirrors throughout the hotel( eg two walls of the toilet!!) there was not a mirror over or on the dressing table which meant that you had to rely on the one in the bathroom to do your make up and hair. This was not convenient if someone was using the toilet.
>If the hotel cannot use the usual dining restaurant because there is a private function they need to reconsider how they organise the meal service for the hotel guests. On the 9th we ate in the Ocean lounge . It was a buffet but there was such poor organisation that people had to queue for ages to get to the food which frequently ran out and which was very slow to be replaced.
The room could not be faulted. The staff were able to help whenever needed but not at all intrusive.