Funchal, Madeira

This historic town is now a vibrant and bustling centre, home to plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. Visitors will love the gardens and tropical plants that can be found throughout the town along with the cobbled streets and elegant squares.

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Funchal

Funchal is the capital city of Madeira and is situated in the south between Santa Cruz and Camara de Lobos. The city centre is small enough to walk around and there is an attractive waterside promenade and the Old Town offers visitors a great choice of restaurants, bars and shops.

The transfer time to Funchal is 30 minutes.

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Funchal Hotels (100)

Castanheiro Boutique Hotel Photograph of Castanheiro Boutique Hotel
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Castanheiro Boutique Hotel is set in a renovated historic building with pleasant courtyards, a roof-top lap pool with panoramic views and stylish accommodation....

4.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

Quinta Penha Franca Mar Hotel Photograph of Quinta Penha Franca Mar Hotel
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Quinta Penha De Franca Mar Hotel is an ocean front property with a private access to the sea via a swimming platform. Guests also have access to the garden hotel, Quinta Penha De Franca, to which is l...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Quinta da Serra Hotel Photograph of Quinta da Serra Hotel
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The Quinta da Serra is a restored 18th century family mansion set within 12 acres of botanical gardens, in rural surroundings....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Four Views Monumental Lido Hotel Photograph of Four Views Monumental Lido Hotel
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The Four Views Monumental Lido Hotel offers a relaxed atmosphere and modern environment with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. It is in the immediate vicinity of shops and restaurants and just a few ...

4.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

Windsor Hotel Photograph of Windsor Hotel
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Windsor Hotel offers art deco theming and comfortable accommodation, a couple of minutes walk from the shopping streets in the old town of Funchal....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Vilas Oliveira Photograph of Vilas Oliveira
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Vilas Oliveira is a rustic and traditional complex that offers traditional Portuguese character and a charming country garden which is all within easy reach of Funchal and all the local attractions....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Quinta Mirabela Hotel Photograph of Quinta Mirabela Hotel
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Quinta Mirabela Hotel is a stylish country manor house situated in the village of Monte, with impressive views over Funchal bay....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Four Views Baia Hotel Photograph of Four Views Baia Hotel
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Four Views Baia Hotel offers modern and comfortable interiors, heated swimming pools, Mediterranean cuisine and a quiet environment with views over Funchal harbour, the Garajau and the Desert Islands....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Residencial Monumental Hotel Photograph of Residencial Monumental Hotel
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Residencial Monumental is a small hotel, in a convenient location close to the Lido, promenade, shopping centres and numerous restaurants....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Residencial Vila Lusitania Hotel Photograph of Residencial Vila Lusitania Hotel
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Residencial Vila Lusitania is a small and peaceful property with views over the bay, just 5 minutes walk to shops and restaurants....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Pestana Village Garden Aparthotel Photograph of Pestana Village Garden Aparthotel
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The Pestana Village Aparthotel is designed in Madeiran style surrounded by an award winning tropical garden. It has indoor and outdoor pools, a heath club and a choice of restaurants....

4.4 / 5 from 5 reviews

Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel Photograph of Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel
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Belmond Reid's Palace, established for over 100 years, is set in 10 acres of sub-tropical gardens with a Spa, elegant interiors and a refined atmosphere. ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Dorisol Pousada Dos Vinhaticos Hotel Photograph of Dorisol Pousada Dos Vinhaticos Hotel
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Hotel Dorisol Pousada Dos Vinhaticos is a cosy mountain hotel with panoramic views. Ideally suited to hikers and nature lovers, it is surrounded by lush greenery and sheer ravines....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Vine Hotel Photograph of Vine Hotel
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Vine Hotel is a 5-star hotel styled by Madeiran interior designer, Nini Andrade Silva. The hotel offers well equipped and comfortable guest accommodation and features a rooftop sun-terrace with pool a...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Porto Santa Maria Hotel - Adults Only Photograph of Porto Santa Maria Hotel - Adults Only
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Porto Santa Maria Hotel is an adult only spa hotel in the heart of the old town overlooking the harbour and well placed to explore the city and its museums, gardens and markets....

5 / 5 from 8 reviews

Quinta Da Casa Branca Hotel Photograph of Quinta Da Casa Branca Hotel
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Quinta Da Casa Branca Hotel is set amid the extensive tropical gardens of a 19th century estate, a few minutes walk from the lido promenade....

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Dorisol Buganvilia Aparthotel Photograph of Dorisol Buganvilia Aparthotel
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Dorisol Buganvilia Aparthotel provides comfortable studio accommodation with a good range of facilities on hand. As part of the Dorisol Madeira complex, guests of the hotel may also use the Mimosa and...

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Quintinha De Sao Joao Hotel Photograph of Quintinha De Sao Joao Hotel
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The Quintinha Sao Joao Hotet, set in an acre of relaxing gardens has a charming interior and relaxing atmosphere. It is in walking distance of the city centre or you can take a ride on the hotel's cou...

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Girassol Hotel Photograph of Girassol Hotel
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Girassol Hotel is set in attractive gardens and offers a family friendly environment in the tourist area, approx 300 metres from the sea front and lido complexes....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Sao Paulo and Alegria Apartments Photograph of Sao Paulo and Alegria Apartments
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The Sao Paulo and Alegria Apartments offer budget friendly accommodation in a quiet part of the old town. It comprises two small apartment blocks situated 30 metres apart....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Madeira Panoramico Hotel Photograph of Madeira Panoramico Hotel
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Madeira Panoramico Hotel has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sports and leisure facilities and views to the sea, city and mountains from it's hillside location....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Quinta Bela Sao Tiago Hotel Photograph of Quinta Bela Sao Tiago Hotel
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Hotel Quinta Bela Sao Tiago is a charming and elegant property in the heart of the old district. It combine period styling with modern amenities and offers a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Quinta Jardins Do Lago Hotel Photograph of Quinta Jardins Do Lago Hotel
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Quinta Jardins Do Lago Hotel is a small luxury hotel set in 2.5 hectares of botanical gardens. The interior of this old manor house was refurbished and decorated to maintain its original standard and ...

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

Quinta Penha De Franca Hotel Photograph of Quinta Penha De Franca Hotel
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Quinta Penha De Franca Hotel is a family run hotel complex set in attractive cliff top gardens and linked by a small footbridge and lift to the sister Penha Franc Mar which has with direct access to ...

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Funchal Reviews

Mr J Humphreys, Loughton

Holiday Date:20th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Porto Santa Maria Hotel - Adults Only
Room:Studio - Garden View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

The hotel is close to the cable car and many good restaurants. We went on the catamaran, go for the full day trip which includes lunch. We also did the full day west island tour on a small comfortable mini bus, great lunch included. Funchal is a charming town and can easily be explored on foot, although there is a very good and cheap bus service.

Mr S Temple, Scarborough

Holiday Date:15th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Quinta Penha Franca Mar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Plenty to see and do.

Mr B James, Telford

Holiday Date:15th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Enotel Lido Madeira Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Wonderful stay, everything you could ever need from a holiday, people so friendly.

Mrs J Jeeves, Altrincham

Holiday Date:6th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Enotel Lido Madeira Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Very hilly but spectacular views.

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Beaches

Madeira has many beaches however they are black volcanic sand and most are pebbled. There are however two sandy beaches at Calheta and Machico and there is a 9km golden beach at Porto Santo.

Things to Do

There are many historical sights to see in and around Funchal including the Jardin Do Palheiro which is a colonial style manor house in beautiful gardens, Madeira Botanical Gardens and the Sao Lourenco Palace.

There is a Santa Clara Convent and Se Cathedral which is the centre point of Funchal and the most visited monument.

A large market - Mercado Dos Lavradores - can be found in this historic buildings and sells a range of fruits and vegetables.

The Funchal Cable Car is a great way to see Funchal and offers fabulous views above the city.

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