Funchal

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.

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 (99)

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. ...

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....

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

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...

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

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...

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....

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....

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

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

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....

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....

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 ...

Atlantida Apartments Turisticos offers modern self-catering holiday apartments located next to the Municipal Gardens and a few minutes walk from the Dolce Vita Shopping Centre and Marina....

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

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...

Dorisol Florasol Aparthotel suits couples and families, just 300 metres from the lido and sea front promenade. There are facilities on-site and guests can also have access to the nearby Dorisol comple...

Imperatriz Aparthotel is family-run with just 27 comfortable studios. The hotel features a small rooftop swimming pool and sun-terrace with views over the ocean....

Madeira Bright Star Hotel is small and friendly with just 18 guest rooms and a central location for the Casino, cruise ship pier, Dolce Vita shopping centre and the old town attractions....

Quinta Do Monte Hotel is an elegant manor house hotel combining comfort with luxury service in a peaceful environment. Situated in the picturesque village of Monte just 7km from the centre of Funchal....

The Royal Savoy Hotel has a large pool complex and prime position on the ocean front, welcoming rooms and suites and; fitness and leisure facilities for adults and children....

Da Se Apartments are fully equipped and located in the heart of the old town, moments from the Cathedral and the sea front....

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....

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....

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....

Flame Tree Madeira is a small and friendly family run hotel with home-cooked food, views to Funchal Bay and simple but warmly styled accommodation....

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....

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

Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens is a luxury manor house hotel with panoramic views, a Spa and south facing swimming pool complex....

The Residencial Gordon is a small and traditional hotel providing comfortable guest accommodation moments from the city centre and in easy reach of the marina and city attractions....

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 ...

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 ...

Dorisol Estrelicia Hotel provides comfortable double and triple rooms 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 Bu...

Golden Residence Hotel is a contemporary hotel with spacious accommodation, sea views, indoor and outdoor pools, all just a few minutes walk from the Forum Madeira Shopping Centre. ...

Orca Praia Hotel is set into the side of a cliff with a swimming pool and bar down by the beach whilst the leisure facilities, social and dining areas enjoy the ocean views from the higher levels....

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....

Ocean Gardens Hotel is set in subtropical gardens and surrounded by scenic views. Here you can enjoy the peace of a rural location with easy access to the golf course, the city centre and the public a...

Porto Mare Hotel is set in lush tropical gardens near the sea in the main tourist area of Funchal. Guests have access to all the facilities in the Vila Porto Mare resort....

Escola Hotel provides its guests with scenic vistas, a tranquil location and a relaxing enviroment from which to enjoy their holiday....

The LTI Pestana Grand Ocean Resort Hotel is set in large tropical gardens of the seafront cliffs, with opulent interiors and a good choice of leisure and dining facilities. Close to Formosa Beach and...

Pestana Promenade Ocean Hotel, on the Lido Promenade overlooking the ocean, is well placed for a relaxing break with easy access into the city centre....

The VIDAMAR Resort Madeira Dine Around - Half Boardtel offers a wealth of health and leisure facilities, contemporary styling and a prime location fronting the ocean with access to the water....

The Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel has direct access to the sea, a diving centre, indoor and outdoor pools and a full compliment of leisure facilities, bars and restaurants....

The Pestana Palms Ocean Hotel combines modern and traditional styling with it's sea front building and garden manor house. The hotel boasts direct access to the sea and an on-site diving school....

Cliff Bay Resort Hotel enjoys panoramic views over Funchal Bay, direct access to the sea, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a Spa and a choice of social and dining venues including a Michelin starred...

Jardins d'Ajuda Suite Hotel is set in lawned gardens with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a convenient location for a variety of bars and restaurants, the beach and a shopping centre....

Allegro Madeira offers comfortable and simply furnished hotel rooms and studios in the immediate vicinity of resort amenities and 5 minutes walk from the Lido. The hotel is a member of the Barceló Ho...

The Madeira Regency Cliff is modern hotel with direct access to the garden-lined cliff top promenade, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools and ocean views....

Madeira Regency Club Hotel has an outdoor pool complex with direct private access to the sea and is just a short walk from the casino and cruise port....

The Pestana Casino Park Hotel, an impressive and sophisticated hotel designed by the world famous Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer, is set in landscaped gardens and boasts a wealth of leisure facili...

Muthu Raga Madeira Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with an on-site restaurant and bar....

Baia Azul Hotel is set in ocean facing gardens with on-site leisure facilities, elegantly styled social areas and a shuttle service into the city centre....

Residencial Greco offers budget friendly and comfortable accommodation, centrally located in the heart of the shopping streets of Funchal....

Melia Madeira Mare Resort and Spa on the Lido Promenade is a modern and elegant resort style hotel with a variety of facilities to suit everyone. ...

Enotel Quinta do Sol is set in lush gardens overlooking the Quinta Magnolia Park. The hotel provides a great base for enjoying the city of Funchal or simply relaxing by the pool....

The Terrace Mar hotel has a heated roof-top swimming pool and sun terrace with ocean views. A wide range of shops, restaurants and bars can be found within a few minutes walk....

The Alto Lido Hotel is a modern hotel with comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities, set in the tourist area of Funchal and just 500 metres from the beach....

The Enotel Lido Madeira is a luxury 5 star all inclusive hotel with on-site entertainment for adults and children. There is a choice of bars and restaurants and the beach is on the doorstep....

Pestana Bay Ocean Hotel is an All Inclusive hotel with a privileged location right in front of Praia Formosa beach and a daily shuttle service into Funchal city centre....

Albergaria Catedral is a charistmatic hotel combining a high standard of accommodation with a town centre location for exploring the city and surrounding areas....

Avenue Park Apartments are spacious and modern, well equipped for self-catering and central for the sea front as well as the old town....

Cabo Girao Aparthotel offers scenic views, pretty gardens and a relaxing environment with plenty of on-site leisure facilities for an enjoyable stay....

Casa do Papagaio Verde is a rural property offering bed and breakfast, peaceful surroundings and a tastefully styled interior....

Casa Velha Do Palheiro Hotel is an historic country house hotel set amid the estate grounds with the Palheiro Gardens and direct access to the Palheiro Golf Course....

Choupana Hills Resort And Spa Hotel is a haven of relaxation styled with African and Asian influences and set in 17 hectares of gardens with an on-site spa and luxurious accommodation....

Do Carmo Hotel is a vintage style hotel with a rooftop swimming pool with poolside bar and views over Funchal, the mountains and the bay....

The Hotel Do Centro offers affordable and comfortable accommodation in Funchal town centre and approx 500 metres from the beach....

Dorisol Mimosa Hotel enjoys views over Funchal Bay and, as part of the Dorisol Madeira complex guests of the hotel may also use the facilities at the neighbouring Buganvilia and Estrelicia hotels....

Duas Torres Hotel offers modern and comfortable studio apartment just 3 minutes walk from the Lido promenade....

Enotel Baia Ponta Do Sol Hotel has a beach front location in the village of Ponta Do Sol, around 25km from the centre of Funchal. Well suited to those looking for peaceful surroundings and a good base...

Estalagem Eira Do Serrado is a modern mountain retreat with dramatic views and perfectly located for enjoying some of the best Levada walks on the island....

Estalagem Monte Verde Hotel is a small family run hotel with a relaxed ambience and a peaceful location, in easy walking distance of the Lido tourist area, shops and restaurants....

Estalagem da Ponta do Sol has an infinity pool with commanding views, an indoor pool and spa as well as easy access to many outdoor activities and a shuttle service into Funchal....

Funchal Design Hotel is a quirky boutique style property moments from the Dolce Vita shopping centre in the old town of Funchal....

Madeira Hotel is a welcoming hotel with contemporary decor and a roof top pool with a view, in walking distance of the city's shops and cultural attractions....

Molhe Hotel - Conde Carvalhal is a small contemporary property offering elegant accommodation and a peaceful position in walking distance of many attractions in the old town of Funchal....

Monte Carlo Hotel offers an historic base from which to explore the city of Funchal. The hotel features a small outdoor pool area with panoramic views of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean....

Musa d'Ajuda Hotel has just 24 studio apartments in a central location with access to the facilities of the nearby sister hotel, the Jardins d'Ajuda....

Orquidea Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in walking distance of many cultural attractions in the old town of Funchal. The roof top terrace affords extensive views over the city and there is an ...

Situated 5km from the centre of Funchal, Palheiro Village is a large complex of individually decorated and well equipped apartments and villas some with of which feature a private pool....

Paraiso Apartments is a small and traditional hotel offering limited facilities but a central location in the heart of the tourist area....

Situated beside the cruise port, the Pestana CR7 Funchal Hotel is a modern hotel featuring a rooftop bar, an infinity pool and an open air gym....

The Pestana Miramar Garden has vintage 1920's styling combined with modern elements. It boasts 5 restaurants as well as sharing the extensive leisure facilities and services of neighbouring Pestana ho...

Ponte Nova Apartments offer spacious and well equipped self-catering accommodation on the edge of the old town of Funchal in walking distance of city attractions....

Quinta Do Alto De Sao Joao Hotel is a countryside retreat set amid flower, fruit and vegetable gardens on the outskirts of the sunny village of Ponta do Sol....

Quinta do Estreito is a restored countryside hotel with vintage styling located in the village of Estreito do Camara. The hotel has a commanding position on the southern slopes of the main wine produc...

Quinta Mae dos Homens offers a variety of self-catering apartments within the grounds of an exclusive private estate. A pleasant and friendly residential location, where you can find local shops, colo...

Quinta Mar & Sol is a small and welcoming property offering bed and breakfast in a quiet part of Funchal, between the lido area and the old town....

Quinta Perestrello Heritage House is set in a charming and historic manor house surrounded by well maintained gardens and central for the Lido Complex as well as the old town....

Quinta da Bela Vista Hotel is a converted manor house, set in botanical gardens and transformed into a 5-star boutique hotel. The hotel offers a traditional setting on the outskirts of Funchal though ...

Residence Porto Mare Hotel comprises stylish self catering apartments and, forming part of the Vila Porto Mare Resort, provides guests with access to all the facilities on the complex....

The Residencial Americana Hotel is an historic building set on the Largo do Chafariz and right next to the Bazar do Povo - the Peoples Bazar....

Residencial Chafariz Hotel is a simple and friendly hotel situated on a pedestrianised street in the centre of Funchal. The hotel is close to numerous shops, bars and restaurants....

Residencial Colombo Hotel is a traditional and comfortable property in the historical Rua da Carreira district of Funchal....

The Residencial Mariazinha is a small hotel set in a tastefully restored Madeiran building in the heart of the old town. A great base for those preferring traditional accommodation with a friendly atm...

The Savoy Gardens Hotel is an adult only hotel, situated on a hill in a quiet area of Funchal. The hotel provides plenty of bathing spots with its sun-terrace around the pool and a roof-terrace with j...

The Lince Hotel is a modern hotel with a roof-top pool terrace and a central location in the Lido area, close to many shops, bars and restaurants....

Vila Teresinha is a family run 12 bedroomed guest house styled with traditional furnishings. It is 5 minutes walk from the city centre of Funchal....

Vila Vicencia is a small family run hotel set in attractive gardens and offering a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with comfortable accommodation in the lido area of Funchal....

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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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