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Baia Azul

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Rua Quinta Calaca 1, Funchal, Madeira 9004-530 Portugal
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#16 of 99 hotels in Funchal
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Welcome to Baia Azul, your Funchal “home away from home.” Baia Azul aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Funchal, Baia Azul Hotel Madeira is located a short distance from Praia Formosa Beach Madeira (0.7 mi) and Holy Trinity Church (1.7 mi).

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and Baia Azul makes getting online easy as free internet access is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and a sun terrace. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is paid private parking available on-site.

If you like cafes, Baia Azul is conveniently located near The Ritz, Barreirinha Bar Café, and The Snug Madeira.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Monte Palace Madeira, Madeira Botanical Garden, and Palheiro Gardens, which are some popular Funchal gardens – all conveniently located a short distance from the hotel.

Baia Azul puts the best of Funchal at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Evening entertainment
Children's television networks
Car park
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Modern
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Alison S wrote a review Jul 2021
9 contributions7 helpful votes
We have been to Madeira many times previously and stayed at 4 and 5 Star hotels including the Cliff Bay and the Vidamar. We hadn’t stayed in this area of Funchal before so Baia Azul was something new for us and we were very impressed by the standards of this hotel. We were aware before booking that there was construction work close to the hotel but this did not spoil our time at the pool or in our sea view room. This hotel is spotless . Everything is very clean and Covid regulations are adhered to. The rooms are modern and fresh and cleaned to a high standard on a daily basis. We were bed & breakfast and thought the choice of fresh fruit , salad , cereals , cold meats and cheese was served swiftly and efficiently by the very pleasant staff. Hot freshly prepared breakfast food was available and did look very nice but we didn’t try this. We had lunch in the hotels Sal restaurant on the day we left and the food and service here was amazing , sitting on the terrace in the sun with a beautiful view of the sea . The lido promenade is outside the hotel which is great for walking either towards Funchal or to Camara dos Lobos. We found some lovely restaurants nearby , Cris’s, Leenos, Restaurante Marisqueira O Barqueiro, and Nos Copos for drinks in the evening. The weather was lovely and warm at the end of July. We are back in Madeira at the Savoy Palace in September this year but we will return to this hotel at some point as it is great value for money.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book a sea view room
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Sarah wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very stressful breakfast experience, waiters are stressed, guests are stressed. You have a buffet that is fairly consistent until food is over and that is it. Guests form lines across the room and it’s incredibly noisy with the cutlery and chatting, by the time it’s your turn you could have probably finished eating. If you just wanted to get some fruit you’ll probably give up. In today’s case there was no fruit other than canned. With no intention of reposition. I’m gluten and lactose intolerant I rely on fruit to have a balanced filling breakfast. As you go and sit by the balcony the sun is so strong it will burn your skin, you are hardly able to open your eyes, there’s a only a couple tables in the shade but not enough. Tables are so close together if a group of four is sat next to you you won’t be able to hear your partner. Overall an awful experience, as we disinfect our hands coming in they should let us just go and grab what we need. It might sound nice to have someone serving you but in reality they never served exactly what I want, if there’s lots of it they will fill my plate without asking how much if there’s little they try to stretch it, instead of getting more from the kitchen. Waiters talk about guest occasionally and other subjects not related to work, they shout across the room to talk with each other. On good days they will make an effort to be friendly and smile. I literally left the food in the table and left because: Table was in the heat - table it self burned. 4 guests next to the table chatting loudly. No fruit other than canned. - no more fruit coming. The room was loud and crowded and I was rushed choosing an alternative for fruit ..tomatoes?
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Agnieszka Oska wrote a review Jul 2021
Wroclaw, Poland7 contributions
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Fantastic stay ! The hotel is great, rooms -very clean, food - very good. People working there - nice and friendly😊 Special thanks for André, the receptionist🤗He helps us a lot in preparing public buses tours. Thank you very much, André ! Hope to come back next year 🤗
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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poppydog66 wrote a review Jul 2021
Leeds, United Kingdom28 contributions17 helpful votes
I visited this hotel for a week returning yesterday. I stayed at this beautiful hotel in 2018 and I gave it a five star review. There are many positives about this hotel such as the excellent standard of cleanliness and the service. The beds are also very comfy and the breakfast is very good. However I have knocked one star off because since my last visit things have gone downhill a little. There is no longer a well stocked mini bar in the rooms and there is no coffee and tea and there was both of these on my last visit. Also the food has gone downhill and I was really not impressed with the quality of food served around the pool. I was given an under cooked burger with a slimy egg that I could not eat. Having said all of that I really enjoyed my stay and would still return but it is a great pity this lovely hotel has allowed its very high standards to slip.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: It is a one hour walk into Funchal but under ten euros for a taxi.
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Felicity Cann wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Currently staying at this hotel (7 nights left of 10) Half board booked in the uk before travelling on the basis of the description as buffet meals of high quality. At check in we were told we had to book our meals for a specific time which in itself was awkward as we have a lot of trips at differing times and not in the nature of buffet dining. At the allocated time we went to dinner and it became apparent that it wasn’t buffet at all. There was a chiller with salads and desserts which we were told we could have for starter and dessert and then we were given a menu and told we had to order the main off that. The menu was sparse with barely any choice (3 options) and all non suitable. We asked if we could order something else due to dietary preferences (we specified plain and simple like a chicken breast with potatoes or chips easy enough to knock up) and were told no, it was one of the 3 options or don’t eat. We ordered a dish and asked if this could be cooked without the sauce on one meal due to Dietary requirements. Then we were told to get salad to start. At the “buffet” we were led round and served and it was made clear it was one visit only. We returned to the table to eat the salad and once we had finished they brought the main course. It was dry, burnt and cold. Clearly had sat too long under a heat lamp. Upon starting to eat it was clear that the food wasn’t cooked fresh as the sauce had been ineffectively wiped off the meal that we had requested to be cooked without it. The meal had a small amount of potato and chicken, no veg and no option to get more salad. We had two bites each and couldn’t eat it. The waiter who took the plates looked at them but didn’t ask if everything was ok despite the complete meals being returned. Dessert we opted for cheese and biscuits which was on the menu to at least get some food in us. We were sent to the “buffet” and all that was available was cheese (no biscuits). Next morning the breakfast “buffet” (one visit, all served) was good aside from this so we spoke to our rep and asked to be changed to bed and breakfast basis and refunded for the evening meals for the rest of the holiday. She said she would see what she could do. We informed her that we would be eating elsewhere from that evening and she said the hotel had agreed to this. This morning (two days later) we were given a note from the jet2 rep saying we had been moved onto B and B basis however the hotel would not be refunding us for the evening meals. This is completely unacceptable as we have incurred additional expense having to dine out every evening AND the inconvenience of leaving the hotel and having to walk or pay for a taxi. We have never had an issue with half board anywhere in the world (including in Portugal) and should not be expected to pay for something which is not being provided. Sadly this is marring our stay with worry as we bought money only to cover things outside of meals which we had paid for. I shall be updating this review at the end of the holiday to cover all other aspects of our stay including staff, facilities, entertainment and management taking into account any attempts by the hotel to rectify this situation regarding our refunds.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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baia azul funchal, hotel baia azul madeira, baia azul hotel madeira
LOCATION
PortugalMadeira IslandsMadeiraFunchal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baia Azul
Which popular attractions are close to Baia Azul?
Nearby attractions include Forum Madeira (0.3 km), Gpoint Funchal (0.2 km), and Cais do Carvao (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Baia Azul?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Baia Azul?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Baia Azul?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Baia Azul?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baia Azul?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hoyo Hoyo Sabores de Moçambique, Himalaya Indian & Nepali Restaurant, and Cris's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Baia Azul?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Baia Azul?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Baia Azul offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Baia Azul?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Baia Azul?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal (3.2 km), Santa Clara Convent (3.0 km), and Blandy's Wine Lodge (3.0 km).