The Best Hotels in Funchal

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best and most luxurious hotels in Funchal. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Set on a cliff in 10 acres of subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic, this 5-star resort features an oceanfront… See more

Set on a cliff in 10 acres of subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic, this 5-star resort features an oceanfront spa, 3 swimming pools and direct access to oceanic waters.

All rooms at Reid's Palace are elegantly furnished and include a balcony and marble bathroom with amenities. A minibar with complimentary soft drinks and free in-room movies are available to each room.

Reid’s Palace Spa features indoor and outdoor therapy suites with a private whirlpool. It offers an indulgent menu of treatments using world-class spa brands. Dry and wet saunas are also on site.

Active guests can play a match on the tennis courts, or get energised with cardiovascular equipment at the modern gym.

Madeira's finest ingredients are brought to life at Michelin-starred William Restaurant, while the Villa Cipriani serves classic Italian dishes. The Dining Room organises elegant soirees in Edwardian ambiance, during the winter season.

The Reid’s is 3 km from Praia Formosa Beach and 15 minutes’ walk to Funchal city centre with plenty of nightlife. It provides free private parking.

Rooms from $446

Quinta Jardins do Lago

Rated 9.7 in 907 reviews

Located in the hills surrounding Funchal, this 18th-century mansion is set in extensive botanical gardens with 600… See more

Located in the hills surrounding Funchal, this 18th-century mansion is set in extensive botanical gardens with 600 different plant species. All rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens.

Quinta Jardins do Lago's spacious rooms are elegantly furnished and include a seating area, a marble bathroom and a large balcony. Each room features air conditioning, cable TV and free WiFi.

Beresford Restaurant, available daily for evening meals, is an indoor restaurant where Madeira and International cuisine melt. There are 2 bars, one of which is a poolside bar surrounded by mango trees and flowers.

Quinta Jardins do Lago has a large lagoon-style swimming pool surrounded by sun terraces with sun beds. Guests can work out in the gym or spend the afternoon in the sauna, Turkish bath and hot tub.

This luxurious boutique hotel is situated 1.5 km from the centre of Funchal. Free parking is available, and a free shuttle service to and from the city centre is available upon request. Madeira International Airport is 18 km from Quinta Jardins do Lago.

Rooms from $241

The Cliff Bay - PortoBay

Rated 9.2 in 1031 reviews

Situated atop a natural peninsula, The Cliff Bay provides panoramic Atlantic Ocean views and private sea access. There… See more

Situated atop a natural peninsula, The Cliff Bay provides panoramic Atlantic Ocean views and private sea access. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a 2-Michelin star restaurant and free Wi-Fi.

All guest rooms have twin queen-size beds, an en suite marble bathroom and an LCD cable TV. In addition, all rooms feature a veranda with table and chairs, giving views of the hotel's gardens or the Bay of Funchal.

Cliff Bay features 3 restaurants, including the 2-Michelin star Il Gallo d'Oro, which serves aromatic Mediterranean and Iberian cuisine. Guests can also relax in any of the on-site cafés and bars.

Cliff Bay features top-of-the-range spa and wellness facilities. There is direct, private access to the sea as well as tennis courts, a games room and a library.

The hotel is located within a 5-minute drive from the Funchal centre, just 20 minutes’ drive from Madeira Airport. An airport shuttle is available upon request.

Rooms from $272

Quinta da Casa Branca

Rated 9.4 in 466 reviews

Set within extensive gardens of various subtropical trees and a banana plantation, Quinta da Casa Branca features a… See more

Set within extensive gardens of various subtropical trees and a banana plantation, Quinta da Casa Branca features a boutique hotel and an elegant manor house and offers a heated pool and rooms with garden views. There is a spa room and two restaurants at the property.

Free WiFi access, tea and coffee making facilities and a private balcony or terrace overlooking the gardens are available in all accommodations. Each of the private bathrooms is comfortably equipped with a hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

The Health Club is equipped with a fitness training room, sauna, steam bath, hot tub and a relaxation room. The Frangipani Spa room offers massages and beauty treatments. An outdoor heated swimming pool and communal relaxation spaces in the gardens are also provided, offering guests peaceful settings to relax or peruse a book.

Set in the Manor House, “The Dining Room” Restaurant has an al fresco dining terrace and offers fine Mediterranean cuisine, à la carte or table d’hôte. Amongst the gardens, the “Garden Pavilion” Restaurant is set in a modern wooden glass building with a terrace and offers buffet breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Quinta da Casa Branca's 24-hour reception staff can arrange private jeep tours around the Island, Levada walks, sailing trips, car and bike rentals and airport private transfers. Madeira Airport is 20 km away from Quinta da Casa Branca and Funchal city centre is 2 km away.

Rooms from $247

Les Suites at The Cliff Bay - PortoBay

Rated 9.5 in 119 reviews

Les Suites at The Cliff Bay features a heated outdoor swimming pool and a garden in Funchal. Located in the Sao Martinho… See more

Les Suites at The Cliff Bay features a heated outdoor swimming pool and a garden in Funchal. Located in the Sao Martinho district, the property provides guests with access to a hot tub, a sauna and three restaurants.

Guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a seating area and a private balcony with sea views.

Les Suites at The Cliff Bay offers an indoor pool, a gym and a Pilates room. The property offers direct access to the sea, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.

Marina do Funchal is 1.9 km from Les Suites at The Cliff Bay. Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport is 23 km away.

Rooms from $565

Located in Funchal, 1.7 km from Almirante Reis Beach, Savoy Palace - The Leading Hotels of the World - Savoy Signature… See more

Located in Funchal, 1.7 km from Almirante Reis Beach, Savoy Palace - The Leading Hotels of the World - Savoy Signature provides accommodation with a shared lounge, private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. This 5-star hotel offers room service, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The property features a year-round outdoor pool, indoor pool, fitness centre and garden.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a bidet. Each room is equipped with a kettle, while some rooms are equipped with a kitchen with a fridge, a dishwasher and an oven. At Savoy Palace - The Leading Hotels of the World - Savoy Signature every room comes with bed linen and towels.

The daily breakfast offers buffet, continental or Full English/Irish options.

You can play table tennis at the accommodation, and bike hire and car hire are available.

Popular points of interest near Savoy Palace - The Leading Hotels of the World - Savoy Signature include Gorgulho - Gavinas Beach, Marina do Funchal and Madeira Casino. The nearest airport is Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International, 20 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $304

Three House Hotel

Rated 9.6 in 1140 reviews

Three House Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a garden and terrace in Funchal. Featuring a bar… See more

Three House Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a garden and terrace in Funchal. Featuring a bar, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 400 metres from Almirante Reis Beach, 1 km from Marina do Funchal and 800 metres from Sao Tiago Fort. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

Guest rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Each room is fitted with a coffee machine, while selected rooms are equipped with a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a minibar. At Three House Hotel each room includes bed linen and towels.

At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving international cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options can also be requested.

You can play table tennis at this 4-star hotel, and the area is popular for cycling.

Popular points of interest near Three House Hotel include Cathedral of Funchal, Mar Avenue and Madeira Botanical Garden. The nearest airport is Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, 18 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $388

Quinta da Bela Vista

Rated 8.5 in 233 reviews

This exclusive 5-star hotel in Madeira offers elegant rooms with a private balcony featuring views of the surrounding… See more

This exclusive 5-star hotel in Madeira offers elegant rooms with a private balcony featuring views of the surrounding botanical gardens or the Bay of Funchal. Facilities include an outdoor pool.

Quinta da Bela Vista is decorated with fine paintings and antique furniture throughout. The air-conditioned rooms have cable TV, a seating area, and a luxurious marble bathroom.

Guests can explore the Atlantic Ocean by renting Quinta da Bela Vista’s very own yacht. It also offers a tennis court, a sauna, a fitness centre, and a concierge service.

Restaurant Avista Navios serves international dishes with traditional Madeiran flavours in a warm setting with wooden furniture, a fireplace and marble floors.

Snacks, drinks and cocktails are served at the pool bar, which has stunning views over the Bay of Funchal.

Quinta da Bela Vista is just 2 km from Funchal’s city centre, where guests can visit the Sé Cathedral, the Frederico de Freitas Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Rooms from $233

NEXT - by Savoy Signature

Rated 8.8 in 4105 reviews

Conveniently set in Funchal, NEXT - by Savoy Signature provides air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free… See more

Conveniently set in Funchal, NEXT - by Savoy Signature provides air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Among the various facilities of this property are a garden, a terrace and a restaurant. The property features a sauna, nightclub and a shared lounge.

All units at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a safety deposit box. Each room includes a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, while selected rooms are fitted with a kitchenette fitted with a fridge. At NEXT - by Savoy Signature each room comes with bed linen and towels.

Staff speak German, English, Spanish and French at the 24-hour front desk.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Almirante Reis Beach, Marina do Funchal and Madeira Casino. The nearest airport is Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, 20 km from NEXT - by Savoy Signature.

Rooms from $132

Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

Rated 9.3 in 694 reviews

Offering an outdoor pool and spa centre, Castanheiro Boutique Hotel is set in Funchal, 500 metres from Marina do… See more

Offering an outdoor pool and spa centre, Castanheiro Boutique Hotel is set in Funchal, 500 metres from Marina do Funchal. The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool and hot tub, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.

Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. The rooms include a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and free toiletries.

Castanheiro Boutique Hotel features a SPA with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, turkish bath,massage rooms and a relaxing area. You will also find a hairdresser's at the property.

The hotel also offers bike hire and car hire. CIFEC - Madeira Congress Center is 2 km from Castanheiro Boutique Hotel, while Parque Ecologico do Funchal is 6 km away. Madeira Airport is 13 km from the property.

Rooms from $176

The Views Baia - Adults Only

Rated 8.9 in 1703 reviews

Featuring views of Funchal Bay, The Views Baia - Adults Only Hotel offers modern accommodation. Facilities include the… See more

Featuring views of Funchal Bay, The Views Baia - Adults Only Hotel offers modern accommodation. Facilities include the Four Feelings Spa, 2 swimming pools, and a well-equipped gym.

Rooms at the Four Views open onto private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or the mountains. All rooms have bathrooms with walk-in showers, and some rooms have cooking facilities or a private spa bath.

The Views Baía features 2 restaurants, including the Michelin Star Desarma, which blends traditional products into a modern cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks and cocktails accompanied by live music at the Woogie Boogie Bar.

A hot tub, massage treatments and indoor and outdoor swimming pools are available.

The Hotel The Views Baia - Adults Only is located uphill from São João Fortress. It is 30 minutes’ drive from Madeira Airport and on-site private parking is free.

Rooms from $206

The luxurious Royal Savoy - Ocean Resort is set amidst tropical gardens in the Bay of Funchal, featuring 2 heated… See more

The luxurious Royal Savoy - Ocean Resort is set amidst tropical gardens in the Bay of Funchal, featuring 2 heated lagoon-style pools and private ocean access. The 5-star hotel combines exotically decorated interiors and contemporary architecture."

All the stylish suites and rooms are beautifully decorated and have sophisticated furnishings, as well as a private balcony with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Each has a modern bathroom with free toiletries and the suites have a full kitchenette.

The Royal Savoy - Ocean Resort - Savoy Signature also boasts a poolside bar and a bar with nightly live music and refreshing cocktails. Guests may have a taste of exquisite Portuguese flavours at The Armada, an à la carte and buffet restaurant, which also offers international cuisine options.

Following a day of touring the island and enjoying the sights, guests may unwind at the spa, an ideal spot for a relaxing massage, a visit to the gym or indoor pool.

Guests can soak up the sun on the extensive ocean front solarium. The attentive staff can organise various off-site activities, including arrangements for golf as well as provide a rental car service.
The Funchal Marina is a 14-minute walk from the Hotel. Guests may also try their luck at the slot machines of Madeira Casino, which is 700 metres away. The greenery of Madeira's Botanical Gardens is 4 km away, while the stunning views of Girão Cape are within 12 km. The Royal Savoy - Ocean Resort - Savoy Signature is 23 km from Madeira International Airport.

Rooms from $213

Quintinha Sao Joao Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.9 in 543 reviews

Set in lush, landscaped gardens, 5-star Quintinha São João features a spa and indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools… See more

Set in lush, landscaped gardens, 5-star Quintinha São João features a spa and indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools. Overlooking central Funchal and the bay, it is 2 km from Funchal Cathedral.

The spacious, elegant rooms provide a cable TV with DVD player, a minibar and private bathroom with hairdryer. Some rooms have a private, furnished balcony with views of the garden or Funchal Bay.

The hotel has 2 bars and a restaurant serving a selection of Portuguese and international cuisine, as well as Goan specialities.

The spa includes a sauna, hot tub and massage rooms, and there is a small gym, games room and free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour reception staff aim are on hand to provide assistance.

There is a free indoor car park on site and Quintinha São João Hotel offers a free shuttle service to/from Funchal Marina.

Rooms from $182

The Vine Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 935 reviews

Recently awarded as Europe's Leading Design Hotel, the luxurious Vine Hotel is located in Funchal and offers a fusion… See more

Recently awarded as Europe's Leading Design Hotel, the luxurious Vine Hotel is located in Funchal and offers a fusion restaurant with stunning views, a Wine Therapy Spa, access to the fitness centre and a rooftop infinity pool.

The spacious rooms are individually designed following the 4-seasons-of-the-year theme. Each features an LCD TV with in-room movies, free WiFi and a laptop-size safe.

The roof terrace sports a infinity pool, massage facilities and a 20-metre hot tub with views of Fort São João and the mountains. For further relaxation, Hotel Vine’s spa offers vinotherapy.

The rooftop restaurant serves a blend of French and Madeiran cuisine prepared from regional produce. Guests can enjoy cocktails and snacks at the Bar 360°.

The Palheiro Golf Course (15 km) and the Santo da Serra Golf Course (25 km) are only a short drive from The Vine Hotel.

Rooms from $185

TURIM Santa Maria Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 3733 reviews

Ideally situated in Funchal, TURIM Santa Maria Hotel features air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi… See more

Ideally situated in Funchal, TURIM Santa Maria Hotel features air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a shared lounge. Boasting room service, this property also has a restaurant and a terrace. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

At the hotel, the rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Every room is equipped with a safety deposit box, while some rooms are fitted with a balcony and others also feature city views. All rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.

Buffet and continental breakfast options are available each morning at TURIM Santa Maria Hotel.

Guests can make use of the business centre or relax in the bar. With staff speaking English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, advice is available at the reception.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Almirante Reis Beach, Marina do Funchal and Cathedral of Funchal. The nearest airport is Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International, 19 km from TURIM Santa Maria Hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $73

Hotel Porto Mare - PortoBay

Rated 9.0 in 1459 reviews

As part of the Vila Porto Mare resort, this hotel offers 4 restaurants, 6 bars and 5 swimming pools. Porto Mare features… See more

As part of the Vila Porto Mare resort, this hotel offers 4 restaurants, 6 bars and 5 swimming pools. Porto Mare features an extensive tropical garden on the Atlantic oceanfront.

The air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Porto Mare include furnished balconies with views over the sea, garden or pool area. They feature marble bathrooms, minibars and tea-and-coffee-making facilities.

Dining options include a wide choice of Mediterranean and international flavours offered by the resort’s buffets and à la carte menus.
The on-site spa offers a variety of treatments including facials, aromatherapy, body massages and reflexology. Guests can relax in 2 saunas and a Turkish bath, benefit from the Vichy shower or the gym.

Hotel Porto Mare is located 2.5 km from Funchal city centre and 19 km from Madeira Airport. Airport transfers can be arranged, at an extra fee.

Rooms from $221

Located on the Funchal seafront, this hotel offers panoramic views over the Atlantic. It provides rooms with… See more

Located on the Funchal seafront, this hotel offers panoramic views over the Atlantic. It provides rooms with kitchenettes and balconies, 2 pools and a spa centre with spa bath and sauna.

The spacious rooms at Hotel Porto Santa Maria are fitted with flat-screen TVs with cable channels. They all include private furnished balconies, a kitchenette and marble bathrooms with bathtubs.

The Arsenal Restaurant serves à la carte and buffet meals, and there is a bar featuring live evening entertainment. The generous daily breakfast can be enjoyed on the garden terrace.

Porto Santa Maria hotel is located next to the gondola lift for Monte. It is a 7-minute walk from central Funchal, where guests can find many cafes and shops. The staff can help plan excursions to World Heritage Laurisilva forests.

Hotel Porto Santa Maria is 30 minutes’ drive from Madeira Airport. An airport transfer is available upon request and at an extra cost. Free on-site parking is available at the hotel.

Rooms from $218

ARTS IN Hotel Conde Carvalhal

Rated 9.0 in 1183 reviews

This restored Madeiran mansion is located 900 metres from Funchal's Old Town and has scenic views of the sea, the city… See more

This restored Madeiran mansion is located 900 metres from Funchal's Old Town and has scenic views of the sea, the city and the mountains from its own botanical gardens and terraces. Free WiFi and free covered private parking are available.

The air-conditioned rooms of ARTS IN Hotel Conde Carvalhal have flat-screen TVs, bright and modern furnishings and wooden floors. Bathrobes are provided in all rooms. Some have an equipped kitchenette and a balcony. The suites are located in the original mansion, while the studios are situated in the modern annex.

For guests’ convenience, a breakfast is served daily, containing homegrown, organic herbal teas and fruits, daily pastries, eggs and fresh juice.

Guests can also enjoy a relaxing therapeutic massage. ARTS IN Hotel Conde Carvalhal staff can arrange scooter, car and bicycle rental. There is a shuttle service available, and Madeira Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Rooms from $152

Barceló Funchal Oldtown

Rated 9.1 in 1370 reviews

Well located in the centre of Funchal, Barceló Funchal Oldtown provides air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor swimming pool… See more

Well located in the centre of Funchal, Barceló Funchal Oldtown provides air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Featuring room service, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant and a terrace. Guests can make use of a bar.

At the hotel, each room is fitted with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All rooms are fitted with a safety deposit box and selected rooms are equipped with city views. Guest rooms will provide guests with a minibar.

Speaking German, English, Spanish and French, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical guidance on the area at the 24-hour front desk.

Popular points of interest near Barceló Funchal Oldtown include Almirante Reis Beach, Marina do Funchal and Mar Avenue. The nearest airport is Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International, 20 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $184

Pestana CR7 Funchal

Rated 8.5 in 1778 reviews

Located in scenic Madeira Island, Pestana CR7 Funchal results of a partnership between Pestana Hotels and world-renowned… See more

Located in scenic Madeira Island, Pestana CR7 Funchal results of a partnership between Pestana Hotels and world-renowned footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. The elegant 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool and is 300 metres from Funchal Marina.

The Pestana CR7 offers accommodation in double rooms, with plenty of natural light and a private bathroom, including free toiletries. These rooms are all air conditioned and come with a mini bar and a safety deposit box. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

The hotel’s in-house restaurant has a varied menu, which includes a selection of quality salads, pizzas and hamburgers, all produced from fresh local products. There’s also a bar, where guests can get a refreshing drink or cocktail to cap off the day after a tour of the island.

Following a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, guests can also enjoy a workout in the outdoor gym. Massages are available for booking, upon request and at an extra fee. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property, available to help out guests during their stay.

Guests have free admission to the Cristiano Ronaldo Museu, located right next to the Hotel. The Madeira Casino is just 200 metres from the property, while Madeira Shopping is 4.7 km away. The nearest airport is Madeira Airport, 23.5 km from Pestana CR7 Funchal.

Rooms from $193

Hotel Cajú

Rated 9.2 in 871 reviews

Featuring a restaurant and a bar, Hotel Cajú is set in Funchal, less than 1 km from Almirante Reis Beach and a 6-minute… See more

Featuring a restaurant and a bar, Hotel Cajú is set in Funchal, less than 1 km from Almirante Reis Beach and a 6-minute walk from Marina do Funchal. Featuring a fitness centre, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Girao Cape is 13 km away and Santana's traditional houses is 39 km from the hotel.

The units in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. Every room includes a flat-screen TV, and certain units at Hotel Cajú have a balcony.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Mar Avenue, Cathedral of Funchal and Sao Tiago Fort. The nearest airport is Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International, 20 km from Hotel Cajú, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $179

Located amongst the famous gardens of Monte, in the heart of this romantic and lush village in the hills above Funchal… See more

Located amongst the famous gardens of Monte, in the heart of this romantic and lush village in the hills above Funchal, OurMadeira - Babosas Village, gardénias and greenspaces features spacious 1-bedroom apartments, a restaurant, a bar and an attentive staff.

Each apartment offers a living area with a kitchenette and a cable TV, a separate bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a patio (except the Loft Superior Suite). Free WiFi is available.

Situated on the quaint and narrow street that leads from the Babosas square past the gardens, the famous church and wicker toboggans to the old square, OurMadeira - Babosas Village, gardénias and greenspaces is perfectly located to visit the Monte gardens, 300 metres away, and the surrounding walks.

Funchal is 6 km away and is easily accessibly via cable car or public transport. The nearest airport is Madeira Airport, 12 km from the property.

Rooms from $52