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 (?)

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

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

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

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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

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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

Funchal Reviews

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.

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.

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.

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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