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Accommodation in Madeira:

Madeira Island has a long history in tourism, reflected in the class of its products, the professionalism and the natural friendliness of its people. Madeiran’s accommodation offers excellent value for money.


Belmond Reid’s Palace *****

  • Coordinates: 32.640854, -16.924017

It is 10 minutes from the historic heart of Funchal. The superb Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel

At the top of a moving cliff, it is one of the unique hotels on the planet – inside, you’ll find a Michelin-starred restaurant.

The list of personalities and film stars who have had the pleasure of staying here is immense, such as Winston Churchill and Roger Moore. The classically styled rooms are spacious.

Pestana Casino Park Hotel & Casino *****

  • Coordinates: 32.643607, -16.916724

The structure Pestana Casino Park Hotel & Casino was designed by Oscar Niemeyer (he designed the United Nations headquarters and several buildings in Brasília). 

It is close to the port of Funchal, with significant outdoor areas and a sublime pool, and has an excellent breakfast.

As the name suggests, it is the home of the regional Casino, popular on Funchal’s famous New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro *****

  • Coordinates: 32.657978, -16.867480

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, at the foot of Palheiro Golf, you have the Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro.

A charming neoclassical-style 5-star hotel. With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, spa and comfortable rooms, 5 km from Monte Cable Car and 10 km from the centre of Funchal.

It is blessed with spectacular views of the mountainous skyline and gigantic ocean.

Caniço (Santa Cruz)

Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden ****

  • Coordinates: 32.650341, -16.839195

In the centre of Caniço (15 minutes from Funchal), stands the luxuriant Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden.

The former 19th-century mansion is now a four-star hotel with spacious, comfortable rooms. The hotel pampers us with a great breakfast.


Santa Cruz

Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club *****

  • Coordinates: 32.690245, -16.778830

1 km from the airport (in Santa Cruz) emerges the Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club (20 minutes from the centre of Funchal).

It is a 5-star hotel with three swimming pools. The rooms are comfortable, with balconies overlooking the splendid Santa Cruz Bay.

Santo António da Serra (Santa Cruz)

PortoBay Serra Golf Hotel ****

  • Coordinates: 32.722475, -16.815333

Half an hour from Funchal, near the Santo da Serra Golf Club, is the PortoBay Serra Golf Hotel (Sítio dos Casais Próximos).

It is an elegant hotel converted from an old mansion (early 20th century) – with comfortable rooms, a small swimming pool and a gym. The breakfast is good.

Caniçal (Machico)

Quinta do Lorde Resort – Hotel – Marina *****

  • Coordinates: 32.742692, -16.709729

Very close to Ponta de São Lourenço and the island’s only natural beach of fine sand, the Quinta do Lorde Resort – Hotel – Marina.

With five stars, it resembles a small, captivating village that combines perfectly comfort and tranquillity.

With three swimming pools (one with sea access), a gym, a tennis court, spacious rooms, and a good breakfast. In the small marina, we can stroll along the coast and there are also yachts to rent. 

Hotel Quinta Do Furão (Santana) ****

  • Coordinates: 32.823953, -16.885283

2 km from the centre of Santana, surrounded by vineyards, is the Hotel Quinta Do Furão.

4-star accommodation with spa, fitness room and pool) with stunning coastal views – good breakfast and excellent value for money.


Estreito de Câmara de Lobos

Village Cabo Giro ****

  • Coordinates: 32.658403, -17.003854

Two hundred metres from the touristy Cabo Girão is the Village Cabo Giro: a set of spacious villas and flats with access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The apartments, with a balcony, include a small kitchenette.

Quinta da Serra *****

  • Coordinates: 32.692883, -16.995800

Also in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos lies the Quinta da Serra, a 5-star hotel with spacious, rustic-style rooms. It is excellent for those seeking peace: with an indoor pool and wellness centre.



Resort Sacharum *****

  • Coordinates: 32.716743, -17.168626

Close to the fine sandy artificial beach of Calheta, the modern Resort Sacharum (5 stars) has an excellent buffet restaurant, 4 bars, an indoor pool and two outdoor pools. The rooms are elegant, with comfortable beds.

Discover more:

Funchal, Madeira

On Avenida Arriaga you will find the Monument to João Gonçalves Zarco, the discoverer of Madeira. João Gonçalves, knight of the Infante de Dom Henrique

West Side Madeira

East side of Madeira

Porto Santo Island