Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

The Castanheiro Boutique Hotel is housed in an 18th-century building in the heart of historic Funchal. Five listed buildings were joined together to create this beautiful hotel that’s easy on the eye. With its warm orange facades, exposed brick walls and wooden shutters, it blends perfectly into its central location.

The hotel pool is located on the rooftop and provides guests with panoramic vistas over the Bay of Funchal. By its side, there’s a stylish bar that serves cocktails and light bites.

The hotel’s restaurant comes with a courtyard where you can dine in the open air. The breakfast buffet, in particular, gets great reviews on TripAdvisor.

Overview of Funchal

The island of Madeira is cloaked in breathtaking natural landscapes that beg for the attention of holidaymakers. On your holiday to Madeira, expect to spend your time outdoors exploring the Madeira Natural Park and the vast laurel trees that make up the Unesco-listed Laurisilva of Madeira.

The Castanheiro Boutique Hotel is located in Madeira’s capital of Funchal. A busy and popular spot, there’s still plenty of natural beauty here, including a botanical garden that you can reach by cable car. It’s also a party hotspot for people who want to put their dancing shoes on.

Things to do in Madeira

The Castanheiro Boutique Hotel is surrounded by shops, museums, restaurants and bars, so it’s an ideal base for exploring Funchal.

One of Funchal’s highlights is its magnificent marina. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon sampling Madeira wine in one of the upmarket bars. In the evening, restaurants serving fresh seafood open their doors.

The cable car ride to Monte is a particularly popular attraction. From the top you get the best views of the natural scenery, intense greenery and calm waters below. With endless lush landscapes, Madeira’s a heaven for explorers. It’s a real feast for the eyes and you’ll love every second of your stay.

Resort Summary

Funchal was a core part of the early settlement of Madeira in the 1400s, when brave expeditions from Europe first began pressing ever further west from the continent to see what else lay in the world beyond. As a result, colonial architecture makes up much of the original elements of Funchal even today, although there’s plenty of modern flavour as well.