Hotels in Funchal, Portugal
Capital of the island of Madeira in Spain, as well as the largest of its cities, Funchal lies along the coast, well protected behind the mountains, as high as 1,200 meters. A Garden City, with a double spirit, sea and mountain, the reason why it an international tourist destination. Here in this natural bay, the capital of the island of Madeira, which has about 150 thousand inhabitants, life flows slowly. Regular cruise ships dock at the port, from which visitors descend ecstatic: it seems that the docking in Funchal is equal for beauty to that of Rio de Janeiro.
The life of the port reminds us what happened once, when the Portuguese began to pass from this island and from this first settlement, their trades to the Americas, consisting of rich raw materials and precious products, among which the Madeira wine and sugar. Everything starts in the middle of 1400, when the traveler João Gonçalves Zarco discovered the island, and noticed that it was rich in fennel ("funcho", hence the name of the future capital).
In this magical bay, which has also hosted princess Sissi of Austria (and a statue in the gardens of the Casino Park Hotel celebrates this event), the places to visit are numerous: the Regional Government Palace, dating back to 1600 - once the hospital of the area, the Mercado dos Lavradores -whose structure is drawn in the style Estado Novo, a sort of Portuguese Art Deco.
Further info about Funchal
The protection of land from the enemies from the sea has been a concern of the inhabitants of Funchal, in the course of the centuries: today, this commitment to the defense is proved by the fortifications of San Lorenzo, San Giovanni Battista, the Forte da Pontinha and Fort Sao Tiago.
Hotels in Funchal are a hymn to luxury (there are also many 5 stars hotels), as well as its renowned restaurants. The particularity of the city is also the nightlife, which on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays gives its best, with clubs open until 7.00 am.
There are plenty of recreational opportunities, ranging from swimming with dolphins to walks in the forests of eucalyptus, passing for whale watching.
Funchal - 523 Hotels
20 5 star hotels, 302 Apartments...
5 star hotelQuinta Mirabela - Design Hotel
Caminho Do Monte, 105-107, Funchal
Housed in an old building of the end of the nineteenth century, the charming Quinta Mirabela awaits you in a wonderful location in the historical Portuguese town of Funchal, in the heart of the island of Madeira.
Campo Da Barca 15, Funchal
Residencial Parque is located in the heart of Funchal, in a beautiful location not far from bars and restaurants, department stores and the beach. The property is well served by public transport.
4 star hotelHotel Porto Santa Maria (Porto Bay)
Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses, nº 50, Funchal
Hotel Porto Santa Maria welcomes you in a wonderful location near the ocean, on one of the oldest streets of the town centre of Funchal. The waterfront and museums are within easy reach.
4 star hotelFour Views Monumental Lido
Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal
The Four Views Monumental Lido is a four star hotel located near the Lido and the tropical gardens of Funchal. Hotel guests can enjoy fitness centre and a shopping centre inside the hotel. Thanks to its central...
4 star hotelHotel Escola
Travessa Dos Piornais, Sao Martinho, Funchal
The Hotel Escola boasts a strategic location a few steps from the beach and it is within walking distance of Funchal's city centre. This 4-star hotel is an exceptionally good value for money and feautures outdoor...
5 star hotelVidamar Resorts Madeira
Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal
The exclusive CS Madeira Atlantic Resort & Sea Spa is the ideal choice for both leisure and business travels. This magnificent five-star hotel boasts spacious rooms, 4 swimming pools, a spa and several eateries.
4 star hotelDuas Torres
Estrada Monumental 239, Funchal
Just a few kilometers from Funchal's city centre, you will find modern accommodation equipped with every comfort. Hotel Duas Torres offers spacious studios with sea view, pool, sports centre and shuttle service to...
Travessa Do Pina Nº 8, Funchal
Only 500 meters away from Funchal's city centre the Residencial Pina features modern rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi access. Boasting a splendid view over the bay, this residence offers its guests swimming pool...
4 star hotelHotel Raga
Estrada Monumental, nº 302, Funchal
Hotel Raga offers elegant and comfortable rooms, swimming pool and sun terrace just a few minutes away from downtown. Thanks to the magnificent ocean views and the facilities offered, this beautiful hotel will...
4 star hotelTerrace Mar Suite Hotel
Travessa do Valente nº 7, Funchal
If you are looking for an unforgettable stay in Funchal, the Terrace Mar Suite Hotel is the hotel that suits your needs. A few steps from the ocean, you can stay in one of 43 apartments with the best services, and...