Beautiful Funchal, the capital of Portugal’s Autonomous Region of Madeira, is famous for its soccer export, Cristiano Ronaldo. But apart from that, this jewel of a city, nestled in an amphitheatre of mountains and facing the crystal blue Atlantic, has more to offer than its soccer reputation. The sunny coast has banana plantations and gardens with flowers that bloom all year round. A main port of call for cruise ships, it is not unusual to see many pulling into the harbour. Tourists in Funchal come here to dive, surf, take boat trips, swim with dolphins or go on whale-watching excursions and the spectacular Atlantic ocean is a perfect backdrop to many adventures.
Funchal comes alive at night, with bars and clubs that offer great music and ambience. Come New Year’s and Christmas, the city folk celebrate in style, with twinkling lights around the city and fireworks that light up the sky. For wine-lovers, visit during the wine festival. The sunny climate is perfect for wine and its reputation as one of the safest and cleanest cities in Europe makes this a great spot to have your wine without worrying about getting back safely. With lovely cobbled streets and many 4/5-star hotels lining the pavement, Funchal is an interesting mix of new and old. Intrigued by the city? Then pick one of our selected hotels to choose from as your accommodation during your visit there.
LTI Pestana Grand Ocean Resort Hotel
Address: Ponta da Cruz, Piornais
Price: from 203 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Hiking Restaurant Room Service Bar Breakfast in the Room Breakfast options Sauna
The restaurants each have a distinctive ambience, including the Atlantic restaurant with its themed buffets, the Ocean restaurant has gourmet dishes with products from the region and Sal, which specialises in Italian cuisine.
Hotel BaÃa Azul
Address: Rua da Quinta Calaca, 1
Price: from 121 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Restaurant Room Service Bar Breakfast in the Room Snack Bar Special Diet Meals (upon request) Breakfast options
Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel
Address: Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia #31
Fishing Pool Table Windsurfing Hiking Diving Snorkeling Restaurant Room Service
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and guests can dine at either of the hotel’s two restaurants: L’Horizon and Restaurant Bar Five. Both venues have an à la carte menu that serves local and international cuisine. There are also three bars on site, where guests can relax with a beverage. Madeira Airport is a 25-minute drive from the hotel and free parking is available, on-site.
Address: Estrada Monumental, 302
Price: from 76 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Ping-Pong Hiking
The restaurants offer al fresco dining at the Brisa Do Mar, while the Villa Cipriani serves classic Italian dishes. The Dining Room has a classic Edwardian ambience. The hotel is just 15 minutes away from Funchal city centre.
Belmond Reid's Palace
Address: Estrada Monumental 139
Price: from 386 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Tennis Court Fishing Pool Table Windsurfing Hiking Cycling Diving
Hotel Royal Savoy
Address: Rua Carvalho Araujo
Price: from 355 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Fishing Ping-Pong Windsurfing Diving Beach
Nestled within lush gardens, guests can have breakfast in the garden, served daily. The hotel can arrange transport, either by scooter, bus, car, or bicycle rental. The Madeira Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
Molhe Hotel - Conde Carvalhal
Madeira Bright Star by Petit Hotels
Address: Rua Princesa D Amelia 25
Price: from 83 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Golf Course (within 2 miles) Fishing Pool Table Cycling Diving Bar Snack Bar
This lovely 5-star hotel is situated on a cliff top on Madeira Island, so you when you walk out onto the balcony of your suite, you will enjoy beautiful sea, mountain or pool views. There is a giant chess board, an on-site diving school and a tennis court for more leisure options, or guests can always try other sea activities, such as paragliding, yacht excursions and windsurfing. The hotel is only a 20-minute drive from Madeira’s International Airport.
Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel
Address: Largo Antonio Nobre
Paid WiFi Tennis Court Fishing Pool Table Ping-Pong Darts Canoeing Hiking
There is al fresco dining at the Penha Franca Mar Restaurant, where guests can enjoy views of the garden or the sea. The Cristiano Ronaldo Museum is 200 metres (656.2 feet) away and the Madeira Congress Centre is a five-minute walk from the property.
Quinta Da Penha De Franca
Address: Rua Imperatriz Dª Amélia º 85
Price: from 83 USD
Fishing Pool Table Darts Hiking Diving Water Sports Facilities (on site) Beach
Visit Funchal for amazing views of the cliff and the seaFunchal, in Madeira, is truly a paradise, with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the hotels along the seafront do not disappoint. If you are looking for a relaxing time soaking in warm, heated pools, dining al fresco under the stars and just spending time with loved ones, this place is your holiday pick, for sure. Any of the above seafront hotels will provide you with the best service and facilities they have to offer. So, why wait, don’t hesitate to choose Funchal, Madeira, when booking your next holiday trip!
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