Four Views Monumental is a great hotel, located in Funchal, Madeira. We got to spend a couple of days here and it was great. My absolute favorite part was our balcony – oh how great it was. The only downside was that we didn’t have enough time to spend at the hotel.
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Four Views Monumental – good location in Madeira
By staying at the Four Views Monumental Hotel in Funchal, you have a really good location. When Mini and I book our hotels, that’s the first thing we check – location! You can have a fantastic hotel but if the location is off, the stay won’t be as great. However, when we go on press trips, the hotels are not up to us to decide. And Madeira was such a trip!
The hotel is located about a 30-minute walk from Old Town. 30 minutes is quite a long time but at the same time, the walk is beautiful and easy to do. In our case, we had a packed schedule so we didn’t get to explore too much on our own but we both agreed that the hotel had a good location for a vacation in Madeira.
The Green Key – Sustainable hotel
Since we went on our press trip with a focus on sustainable tourism to La Gomera, we have become a lot more observant of sustainable tourism. We are checking more and more what we consider is sustainable and ranking hotels as such. It was a pleasure to see that the Four Views Monumental is part of The Green Key. That means that the hotel has a certificate that is environmentally friendly.
For example, they didn’t change the towels each day and we could also skip the cleaning of the room for some perks. The beds were really comfortable and the balcony was incredible!
Great breakfast at the hotel
There’s something special with hotel breakfasts and Four Views Monumental was not an exception. I am not a huge breakfast eater but there are several things that I’m looking for during breakfast. One of them is fresh fruit and I wasn’t disappointed. They even served fresh passion fruit (really expensive to buy in the store in Sweden).
And Mini got his yogurt and fruit. Let’s just say that there wasn’t anything missing from the breakfast table. If we could have one wish – that the coffee would’ve been stronger. We both love our morning coffee and we like it strong!
Getting a minute (or two) in the pool
We have never been interested in hotel pools. And by never, I mean never! Until now. Before, we didn’t have time to play in the pool because we needed to explore and didn’t want to waste time in the pool. But now when we are traveling full time – playing in the pool is one of our favorite things to do! It’s funny how life changes!
So when we had some time to ourselves (between activities) we headed straight for the pool. It was so nice because even if this place is huge (168 double rooms, 32 apartments and 62 studios) we had the pool all to our selves! If we would’ve had more time, I’m pretty sure that we would have soaked in the pool and spent a lot of time at our balcony! The view, overlooking the pool and the ocean was perfect for us.
Information about Four Views Monumental
Address: Estrada Monumental, 284, 9004 – 541 Funchal – Madeira.
Four views hotel – Website.