by Hilary W on May 07, 2013
We knew when we booked this hotel that it was only a three star hotel, so we didn't expect a great deal. As long as it was clean and comfortable we were happy. It fulfilled all that, and we thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts there. One of your reviewers said it was very basic - heaven help her if she ever has continental breakfast in Britain - toast or croissant and jam if you are lucky! Teas, coffee, chocolate, orange juice, passion fruit juice, 2 types of cereals, toasting bread, white and brown fresh-baked crusty bread, butter, jams, honey, yoghurts, ham, cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, onion - what did she expect - a full fry-up? We loved it.
The swimming pools were great, and the bar open when you wanted it. The bars and restaurants and shops opposite the hotel were fantastic, and the one directly opposite reception was the best - food, price and service superb. Try the 'espetada' - a skewer of grilled chunks of steak, hung on a wrought-iron stand and dripping with garlic butter!
We did have a very serious problem the second week, as I broke my leg visiting Porto Moniz.
I had to struggle with crutches up and down steps, as no part of the hotel was accessible without climbing steps, and the dining room was two flights down from our room - no lifts.
However, I managed, as I had to. I just wouldn't recommend Madeira in general, and Dom Pedro in particular, if you have any sort of mobility problems. (healthcare brilliant, though!)
by ZAMY73 on May 04, 2013
Just returned from a 1 week vacation in this amazing island.
The hotel is a great value for money:
clean, brigth and nice room with a wonderful sea view and TV , with daily cleaning and changing of towels on request.
2 gardens with fantastic flowers, sea view and 1 outdoor pool each.
Nice indoor pool with sea view as well, near the reception, with free wi-fi.
Good bar and very helpful and friendly staff ( they also gave us 1 glass per person, of "Madeira" wine for free !!! )
Not to mention the great position of DPG: bus stop to/from Funchal ( € 2,15 each way ) and Canico in front of the reception.
Shops, restaurants, minimarket and bakery "Flor do Garajau" ( absolutely not to miss !!!) just a few steps away.
"Ponta do Garajau" with the famous "Cristo Rei" statue only a few minutes from the hotel, as well as the lovely vulcanic beach.
We really liked it and if we'll back to Madeira we will surely stay again at DPG.
by dippydraws on May 11, 2013
I stayed at this hotel March 2013. It wasn't my first choice but it came recommended by the travel agent. My room was cleaned every day but was a little dated as was most of the hotel. My room overlooked the roof which was partially re-felted during my stay. Oh the sweet smell of tar...
The breakfast lacked imagination. There was no entertainment not even any background music during the whole of my stay. The large outdoor pool didn't have any water in it! The only bar open never had any change and the staff were clearly unhappy in their work. The location of the hotel was fine so I went out most days using the local transport. Overall, I can only think that this hotel just wasn't ready for guests?
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