Must see hotels in Madeira

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    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…

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    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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    Estalgem Ponta do Sol

    The 54 rooms at this design hotel are some of the best west of Funchal. Large and crisply fitted out, some have magnificent Atlantic views as the building…

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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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    Dom Pedro Madeira

    The only bona fide hotel in Machico, the Dom Pedro stands right on the seafront. Rooms are small but comfortable and have superb views. The pool is a…

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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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    O Colmo

    Santana's only central hotel is this cosy option on the main street. Spa facilities, an indoor pool, a souvenir shop and a sound restaurant make this 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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    Quinta Splendida

    Well-appointed hotel in Caniço with 166 rooms spread throughout a set of lush Madeiran gardens. Most have some sea view and the pool right on the cliff…

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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…

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    Estalgem Encumeada

    The hotel at the Encumeada Pass is popular with hikers, as several trails start and end from here. It has a good restaurant and welcomingly warm rooms.

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    Hotel Atrio

    Wonderful, 22-room family-run retreat located high above Calheta with a relaxed, personal atmosphere, open fires and widescreen Atlantic views.

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    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.