Funchal is the capital of the beautiful island of Madeira. The town offers a select range of character-filled hotels where you're sure to enjoy your Portugal holiday in relaxed comfort. Holidays to Funchal transport you to a coastline surrounded by beaches and a hilly landscape full of lush greenery – so you're never far away from a wonderful view. Take a look below for our top 10 hotel recommendations in Funchal.
A 5* luxury resort hotel in a secluded location just outside the town centre, the Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Hotel offers tranquillity and magnificent sea views. It has a large outdoor heated saltwater swimming pool as well as a fresh water pool, plus there are activities for children, including mini-golf and a playground.
This is an elegant, recently renovated hotel located on a slope offering spectacular views over Funchal and across the Atlantic. Hotel Savoy Gardens has a lush garden and a roof terrace with showers, a whirlpool and a bar. It also hosts cabaret shows every evening in the hotel's nightclub, where guests can enjoy live music and dancing.
Enotel Lido Madeira is a sleek and modern 5* hotel conveniently located just a five-minute walk from the centre of Funchal town. All of its comfortable rooms are air-conditioned and offer complimentary hairdryers and bathrobes. Room options include balconies with fantastic ocean views and luxury suites with hot tubs, and if you're planning All Inclusive holidays to the Madeira region, Enotel Lido may just be the place for you.
Located just 100 metres from the sea, the 4* Eden Mar Hotel forms part of the Vila Porto Mare resort, which includes five pools, four restaurants, six bars, sports fields and beautiful subtropical gardens. All of the comfortable rooms feature their own kitchenette and there's a complimentary bus service to Porto Mare, Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria and Praca do Mar.
This comfortable, 3* studio apartment hotel is close to the promenade in the centre of the tourist area and a 20-minute walk from the historical old town. The hotel complex has both indoor and outdoor pools, a children's play area, sauna, hot tub, fitness centre, tennis court, games room and spa. All apartments feature kitchenettes, a private balcony and cable TV.
The Four Views Baia Hotel has amazing views over the bay of Funchal, including the harbour area and surrounding hills. Featuring stylish and comfortable decor, it offers 231 rooms and 30 apartments arranged over nine floors. There's a heated outdoor pool, an indoor pool and a children's pool, a spa, a bar and the Bay View Restaurant with open-air terrace.
Located high up on a hill overlooking the ocean, you'll get fantastic views whichever room you stay in at the tranquil Hotel Baia Azul. Refurbished in 2016, it offers chic, comfortable rooms with balconies looking out over the sea or mountains. It also provides a complimentary bus shuttle to Funchal city centre.
This luxury hotel offers panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean within smart and stylish surroundings. It has an outdoor pool with a terrace and the peaceful Satsanga Spa, alongside plenty of restaurants and bars to explore. There's a golf desk for you to arrange trips to the nearby Santo da Serra Golf Club and a complimentary transfer service into Funchal town.
Vila Vicencia is a small and charming family-owned hotel located only 200 metres from the seafront, where you'll find the lido and promenade. It has a cosy, comfortable feel and is surrounded by beautiful mature gardens with large, shady trees. The guest lounge has a log fire and there's a bar and a small pool that boasts a sun-terrace with sunloungers.
Located on a hillside to the west of Funchal, this hotel offers fantastic panoramic views over the bay, ocean and mountains. As well as a stylish restaurant there's an open-air swimming pool with a sun terrace that overlooks the sea. Guests here can also enjoy an indoor pool and a spa with whirlpool and sauna.