Must see hotels in Funchal

  • H

    Top Choice

    Hotel Monte Carlo

    The grand old Monte Carlo perched high above the old backstreets north of the city centre is a real delight for those who like a bit of character. Built…

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    The Vine

    These superb digs are regularly voted the world's leading design hotel by the World Travel Awards, making the fact it's located above a shopping centre…

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    Reid's Palace

    Funchal's first hotel is still Madeira's top address for the smart set, despite the luxury glass-and-steel additions to the Hotel Zone that grew up around…

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    29 Madeira Hostel

    One of only two hostels in Funchal, these laid-back lodgings occupy a beautifully restored 1930s city-centre town house. The revamp is of 21st-century…

  • C

    Cliff Bay

    An award-winning hotel in Funchal’s Hotel Zone featuring luxurious bedrooms, a Michelin-star restaurant and direct access to the sea.

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    Pestana Grand

    This five-star affair located at the quiet end of the Hotel Zone belongs to the Portuguese Pestana chain, always a guarantee of quality. Most of the rooms…

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    Santa Maria Hostel

    This large and lively hostel is housed in a former Zona Velha school with a great restaurant and bar. Dorms are basic, the private rooms each have a…

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    Quinta do Monte

    This traditional quinta hotel in Monte comes complete with its own tropical gardens. The 42 rooms are good, if slightly ageing, and there's a respected…

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    Savoy Palace

    Opening in spring 2019, this controversial behemoth of a hotel is a five-star luxury affair with almost 600 rooms and some very unusual and striking…

  • R

    Residencial Zarco

    At the bottom of the hotel pecking order, this basic guesthouse wins no prizes for decor but the location on Funchal’s city-centre seafront is unbeatable.