Four Views Oasis

Rua da Praia dos Reis Magos Canico de Baixo, Canico, Madeira 9125-024 Portugal
4 star hotel

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( 984 reviews)

21 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Xmas 2008

Reviewed Mon 5th of January 2009

"Well we made the mistake of going self catering. The local shops that were within walking distance were so expensive. Tin of Baked Beans £5, 4oz coffee £2, ten tea bags £2!!! The bar prices in the hotel were over the top with a small lager/beer £2.20 but in the local bars etc 80p!!The snacks were poor quality and expensive.

The bus service from the hotel was very good and cheap at £1.85 to Funchal. The supermarkets there were the same price as the UK only the wine, spirits etc very cheap, one ltr of wine from £1!!

Around the hotel the local bars and resturants were good, I won't name them as it would spoil your fun in trying them out, plus our tastes etc will be different to yours.
The hotel was very clean and well staffed. Very little for young people to do, so I wouldn't reccomend this holiday for 14 to 40 year olds. I am 58 and was bored with the lack of excitement!! Great place if you go full board and not want to do anything!!

The highlite of the week was when the water supply got cut off one evening, the Germans rushed down to the reception and started shouting at the poor girl there, who was phoning for re-enforcements.
We British kept out cool and raided the ice machine on the 2nd floor to fill our kettles!! Must have tea "Wot Wot" It then dawned on me we couldn't flush the toilet, so I got a waste paper bucket from our room and filled it up with ice. I got very strange looks from people in the lift!

I filled the cystern with ice and waited for it to melt using the hair dryer which was built into the bathroom. The builders must have forseen this was a useful item to have in case the guests needed to melt ice in the toilet. Once the ice melted, I flushed the toilet only to find that the weight of pouring ice into it had broken the flushing thingy! After about 4 hours I had managed to repair the toilet and water had been restored to the hotel."

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  • Travel date: Fri 2nd of January 2009

Lovely Hotel in a quiet area of Madeira....

Reviewed Tue 22nd of January 2008

"Lovely Hotel in a quiet area of Madeira. Just come home from here after long weekend away. And not disappointed at all.

On entering my room I thought this is nice, clean and roomy and with a lovely sea view /garden view out towards the Lido.

My parents called and said wow huge room, my sister in law at this point was quiet. So after unpacking and getting to grips I went to check out there’s and make sure what I had booked was all ok... and wow yes they had huge rooms infact a suites nice i thought, glad this is ok takes pressure off me as i done the work.

I booked through Hotelopia and this was working out around £30 a night per room b&b. The rest of the hotel did not disappoint either nice heated pool outside and one indoors too. Good gym with full spa massage facilities. Games room for snooker another for cards which incorporate a library and internet facility. Lots on offer here including an outdoor games area incorporating a small pitch and putt. Free shuttle to and from Funchal to be used but best to book the day before this can get pretty full at times so book in advance to save taxi fares or the need to use the local bus system which has a stop just 50 metres from the hotels frontage.

The breakfast was good a buffet style that incorporates a full English option and take cares of the lighter continental style too plenty and good. We didn’t use the Buffet on the evening but we used the A-La-Carte one evening that was good although to be honest our best meal during our stay was at a local restaurant. When we checked in we were offered a package for 3 evenings all for 69euros each, buffet or a-la-carte, buffet to include a half bottle of wine. A decent offer but we wanted to take advantage of local restaurants for our freedom.

The entertainment wasn’t all to our liking although it wasn’t bad just maybe catered for an older audience than us as in the main January Madeira see a larger elder proportion of visitors.

Would I be happy to stay here again, the answer is yes I would, would I be happy to recommend this hotel to friends, the answer again here is yes. Although I would not recommend this hotel or Madeira for the more lively party set."

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  • Travel date: Tue 22nd of January 2008

Hotel still excellent, very clean, large...

Reviewed Mon 3rd of September 2007

"Hotel still excellent, very clean, large rooms.

As there was a wedding reception in the dining room on Saturday night the hotel put on a pool side barbecue 18 Euros including sangria.

Buffet breakfast about the same as most 4 star hotels, we did not eat in the Hotel at night but tried the shacks and bars on the prom just outside the Hotel.

Try the one on the far right meal for two & drinks from 25 Euros ( food excellent ), also the fish restaurant farther along was really good.

The day of my birthday the hotel put a bottle of wine & two glasses in the room (nice touch ) must have got my D O B from the passport as we did not tell them.

Reception staff very helpful and will book trips for you and issue tickets.

A nice Hotel and will certainly return sometime."

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  • Travel date: Mon 3rd of September 2007

We (a couple late 40's) visited this hot...

Reviewed Mon 30th of July 2007

"We (a couple late 40's) visited this hotel in July 2007 for a 12 night stay and thought it was the best hotel we have ever stayed in. The rooms (we had a suite made up of bedroom with balcony, en suite bathroom/shower room, living room with balcony & kitchen area) were lovely, very clean and a good size.

There was a hob, fridge, sink, kettle & fully equipped kitchen area, so we could cook basic meals if we wished. The food in the hotel was good so we didn't cook much and there were other restaurants within walking distance (1/2 mile or so- though transport a good idea).

There's a fantastic sea view from most (if not all) rooms and it's very close to the Atlantic Ocean. There is a promenade along the seafront, accessible via a secure gate from the hotel, which is very pleasant to walk along especially after dinner in the evening and can be quite dramatic when it's windy and the waves crash onto the rocks.

The hotel has a wonderful salt-water swimming pool and small children's pool alongside and also a poolside bar. There are plenty of sun beds even so, some do reserve with towels, but it's not necessary as there are plenty.

We found all the staff friendly and helpful and the manager held a weekly poolside cocktail party to meet residents and chat to them- a good idea to get feedback.

There is evening entertainment but it's nothing special. We enjoyed it, but we're not really into nightlife, and some may find it boring. Not really suitable for those who like a wild night on the town.

Plenty of free parking at the hotel if you hire a car, though very hilly roads, quite scary in places. Very accessible to the airport and Funchal itself.

The hotel has a talking parrot and even though I'm not into caged birds she seems quite happy and enjoys being the centre of attention, as many people go and say hello and talk to her. She has quite a vocabulary. I think her name is Rita.

There's a shop in the hotel lobby that was very useful for odds and ends like newspapers, chocolate, crisps, drinks and souvenirs. There's also a hairdresser that I didn't use. Also the hotel has an indoor pool for the cooler months. There is a gym with exercise bikes and other equipment to keep fit.

Breakfast is quite something with almost anything you could wish for. Daytime snacks are available at the poolside bar. Evening meals can be taken in a choice of two restaurants.

One evening the hotel staff moved the whole dining room outside (quite interesting to watch- it took all day!) and held a barbeque. It was fantastic. The food was beautiful with freshly BBQ'd meat & fish with veg, salads, sweets, and then entertainment with folk dancers - a wonderful evening.

I give this hotel 10 /10. We had a wonderful holiday. Fantastic hotel, great staff, wonderful food, good entertainment-just right for us. The hotel is in a quiet location away from it all and that was perfect for us.

The climate in Madeira was sunny & warm but not too hot, though quite windy here on many days even it wasn't in other parts of the island.
An excellent holiday I can't wait to return.

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  • Travel date: Mon 30th of July 2007

A first class hotel, excellent service,...

Reviewed Sat 14th of July 2007

"A first class hotel, excellent service, lovely clean rooms, very good breakfast, without doubt one of the best hotels I’ve stayed in.

Lovely swimming pool cleaned every day, reception staff very helpful, linen can be changed daily if you wish, bedrooms and bathrooms very spacious, courtesy bus to Funchal, for evening meals the restaurant "origins" is good and cheap.

I’ve already booked to go back next year...."

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  • Travel date: Sat 14th of July 2007

We stayed for 2 weeks at the Oasis Atlan...

Reviewed Tue 6th of February 2007

"We stayed for 2 weeks at the Oasis Atlantic Aparthotel in Canico de Baixo on the Island of Madeira. Madeira was lovely with a temperature in the 70f-78f day and night, even in September. The Oasis Atlantic has the sea right outside but only a volcanic beach.

There is a free form pool, a children’s pool, a Jacuzzi and an indoor pool. There is access to free computers, a small gym, sun loungers, children’s facilities, sauna and nightly entertainment. There is a cash point on site or money exchange at reception. There is a shop, hairdressers, two restaurants and snack bar. The hotel is set in pleasant grounds and the staff were all lovely. Room service was excellent.

Everywhere was exceptionally clean and the food was good. For ones on a full board the barbecue is the only option on a Saturday evening. This is due to wedding bookings. We attended first week and paid 17 euros. There is a free courtesy bus from the hotel to Funchal. This needs to be booked in advance, usually the day before. There is a local bus stop right outside the hotel and free bike hire in the hotel (they only had 3 though). The hotel is a bit of the beaten track.

The bed was two singles pushed together but it was very comfy .Our room also had a full bathroom suite including bidet, TV, telephone and a safe. Safe hire was 20 euros with no return of money at the end. There was also a small fridge and kettle supplied. There were even beach towels in our rooms. I would thoroughly recommend for a relaxing stay but maybe not for teenagers or children. Wonderful.

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  • Travel date: Tue 6th of February 2007

This was our 1st holiday abroad with our...

Reviewed Tue 31st of October 2006

"This was our 1st holiday abroad with our 15 month old son. A little anxious. but no need. What a lovely hotel. Staff were very friendly/Welcoming. The hotel is kept immaculately clean, the cleaners are around cleaning all day long. Even the public areas were spotlessly clean.

A pretty hotel in a pretty well kept resort. Our only bother was that there are no supermarkets nearby, which is odd considering this hotel is also self catering. We had to travel into Funchal by bus to buy nappies or baby food! Or nearby is Canico but its not in walking distance and certainly not with a pushchair as it’s at the top of an incredibly long and steep hill. (But bus service was good, both local and courtesy).

Food was as expected. For breakfast Lots of fruit, cheeses, meats ,bread, croissants, cereals, yoghurts and plentiful cooked brekkie too. Bacon, scrambled egg, eggy bread (French toast) sausages, mushrooms, beans and so on. Coffee, juices.

Dinner was usually similar each night. Black scabbard fish, vegs, rice and pasta. Bread rolls. And lots of delish desserts.

Pool area was again, very clean. Indoor & outdoor pool. The hotel hosts wedding receptions on Saturday evening therefore the main restaurant is closed to hotel guests, so they put on a BBQ by the poolside. To get the fresh hot stuff its worth getting there at 6.30-7pm when it starts. They set the tables and BBQ area up through the day, straight after brekkie actually, so this also disrupts sunbathing throughout Saturday as they squash all the sun beds up to one side of the pool (sardine like) BBQ 17 euros unless you are half board then its free.

Rooms cleaned properly every day. Fresh towels daily (if requested) It seemed that all the rooms had a lovely view. Our room was lovely, large comfortable and airy.

On the whole, a really lovely holiday in a lovely place. A very relaxed atmosphere- no getting up at 7am to lay your towels out, always plenty of sun beds (even on a Saturday when they were squashed up)

Would we go back? Yes! To the same hotel? Yes."

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  • Travel date: Tue 31st of October 2006

peaceful and relaxing

Reviewed Fri 21st of December 2012

"Having read the reviews only a week before travelling we arrived with mixed feelings. What a nice surprise. Staff friendly,courteous and considerate. Hotel exceptionally clean. A bit out of the way but this made it very peaceful. Facilities good-used the pool table,table tennis,indoor and outdoor swimming pools,jaccquzzi and even sat looking at sea whilst playing on the kids swings!
We were on b and b basis in a large room with side sea view.
only room noise was through the day from restaurant below and was minimal. Room vacummed every day. Hence not a bug in the place in a fortnight. The holidy was good value for money and the ones who've complained about the 4 star status want to compare the price of similar accomodation in maderia. Courtesybus handy but not always on time. Local bus stop outside hotel good but due to nature of local roads a bit hairraising.Origens restaurant not too far and very good. Trips booked through local firm Turitrans excellent value.
Promenade a bit on the short side but ok (especially if like us you are into feeding the cats and dogs)
Will definitely go back in the future."

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  • Travel date: Thu 28th of September 2006

A Quality Hotel

Reviewed Mon 29th of October 2012

"This review is based on a 7 night stay in September 2006 on half-board basis, in an upper-floor side sea-view room.

This is a modern, well-appointed, clean and comfortable hotel in a quiet location on a short promanade. There are limited local amenities (no obvious shops or bars - only a cafe that appeared to be geared to the needs of local sun bathers). It is a very long and steep walk up to Canico village - not an option except for the very fit. However, there is a bus stop immediately in front of the hotel with a (roughly) hourly service to Canico and Funchal. The one-way fare to Funchal is about £1 and it is worth taking the bus even if you have a hire-car. The hotel also runs a free courtesy bus but this needs to be booked in advance.

All rooms have balconies with full or partial sea views and are of a good size. Each room has a fridge (which doubles as a mini-bar but can be used for personal items), kettle and a safe (there may be a charge for the latter). Entertainment (not sampled) seemed to be non-intrusive, or at least it could not be heard from our room.

Food and service in the restaurant are both of a very good standard. Breakfast and main meals are self-service with a good choice of hot or cold dishes. A choice or local or international dishes is generally available. Half-board seems to be a good choice, particularly for those without transport or local knowledge.

Overall a very good hotel."

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  • Travel date: Tue 26th of September 2006

Mixed blessings!

Reviewed Mon 10th of December 2012

"Just returned from 10 days at the hotel, and having studied the previous reviews both before and after our trip I will add a few comments of our own.
The hotel is very clean and not really dated just has hotel décor, exactly as I would expect for the area and age of the place. It is a way from Funchal but we had a hire car so it was not a problem, if you want to be nearer the action don’t stay here!
We also thought it was odd having a kettle in the room but no supplies of tea or coffee! Not really 4 star standards on that issue! On the plus side you could help yourself to free tea and coffee after the evening meal so that was a bonus. Also there was very little in the way of toiletries in the bathroom, just small plain soap and sachet of shampoo, we have had much better stuff in other hotels of this standard. However a good supply of hot water.
Staff all seemed helpful and friendly, plenty of clean towels, sheets etc. We could have done with a bit of help to find our room on arrival! A nice touch was a free bottle of wine left in the room on my birthday!
There are 2 free computers for internet use but do not rely on using them! We had a power cut one day, problems with the ‘cable’ in the area another day and finally 1 PC got completely screwed up and need to be taken away to be sorted out. Fortunately there were only a few of us ‘silver surfers’ around at this time of year but still it became a nuisance.
We had a very large room with full sea view on 1st floor, only problem with this was being a bit too near the entertainment noise and noise from outside bar users at night.
Also there is noise from the constant running water on the pool edge which gets a bit tedious after a while. There are 2 pool attendants who are fanatical to the point of ridiculous, about aligning the sun beds, almost worth moving them around for a joke!
The pool is large and very deep, good for adults.
Saw some of the entertainment, nothing special but ok, this really is a hotel aimed at older folk! Nice to be able stroll along the local Promenade in the evening.
We thought the breakfast was very good for choice, one of the best we have experienced on this sort of break. The evening buffet was much as expected and does get boring and always only luke warm. We went out a couple of times to Restaurante Origens just up the road which was very pleasant with good service on a little terrace out the back, very reasonable for 3 courses with wine and coffee (approx 50 euros for 2)
We too suffered a wedding during our stay! and agree with all that has been written, the worst aspect being a very long queue to get food on that night. However we understand that only one more wedding is booked , the hotel have obviously realised it just doesn’t work/pay for all concerned, so no one should worry about that aspect from now on.
Overall mixed blessings but no Wow! factor."

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  • Travel date: Sun 24th of September 2006

First visit to Madeira thought it was a...

Reviewed Sun 17th of September 2006

"First visit to Madeira thought it was a great hotel really clean. Food was good on a buffet service and all amenities were excellent. Entertainment every night but sometimes not great so went for a drink in little village up the road and even the hosts there were really good even though they could not speak any English but I did attempt a little Portuguese out of phrase book.

In august there was a food festival on the promenade and did excellent local food and cheap drinks. Lastly a mention for a local girl called Rita in the hotel (parrott } who kept everyone entertained.

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  • Travel date: Sun 17th of September 2006

Lovely Relaxing Hotel

Reviewed Fri 21st of December 2012

"Lovely hotel, very up to date. Nice big rooms. We went for a side sea view and were not disappointed, even though we could see the road and the roundabout from our balcony there was a lovely view out to sea. Were miffed that there were tea and coffee making facilities but no provisions so had to go to supermarket to get some teabags and a carton of milk! Rooms and bathroom were exceptionally clean and I'm pretty sure we got fresh towels every day, even though we didn't request them!

Breakfast was a bit of a let down but then again aren't they always - other countries just can't get the English Breakfast right - sausage does not mean dodgy tinned frankfurter! Although lovely choice of fruit and bread.

Didn't eat in the hotel for dinner and people I spoke to who did said "well what can you expect for 17 euros"? I can thoroughly recommend the peaceful Inn and Art in Canico de Baixo and their beautiful terrace restaurant with their steak on the stone! Also you must save your money and go to La Perla Gourmet in Canico - the food and service and surroundings were the highlight of my holiday cuisine - don't think I will ever top the experience! La Terraca in Canico is also great food and service and free car there and back - courtesy of the restaurant!!!

Great hotel for transport right on the bus line! Although I had read great reviews about the hotel bikes - they're pretty poor but I did find one that was serviceable! Very friendly hotel - everyone was very accommodating and full of information - really sorry to leave them. Beautiful gardens very relaxing.

No complaints and would return to the hotel."

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  • Travel date: Sun 10th of September 2006

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