Madeira Panoramico Hotel

Madeira Madeira Panoramico Hotel Hotel boasts an unbeatable hilltop setting, perched amid tree-laden hills and looking out over the Bay of Funchal. The nearest supermarket and café are one kilometre away, as are the bars and restaurants just down the hill. You can reach the centre of Funchal by car in just five minutes or hop on the hotel’s complimentary shuttle bus. The hotel’s gorgeous infinity pool is the ultimate place to soak up some sun and it overlooks the Atlantic with a chic restaurant just inside. The hotel’s interior is modern, so expect contemporary-style bedrooms plus another pool, a spa with a sauna and whirlpool bath.

Overview of Funchal

Gorgeous gardens and quaint, cobbled streets make Funchal one of the prettiest Portuguese towns around. Holidays to Portugal are all about tropical plant life, outdoor pools and superb mountain scenery. Funchal is the capital of Madeira, a charming town nestled near a beautiful natural harbour with panoramas across the Atlantic. It’s a wonderful spot for families, couples or anyone looking for a relaxing setting. You’ll find no end of palate-pleasing restaurants and stylish cocktail bars. Lush mountains tower behind the town, providing a balmy, sheltered climate – it’s no wonder that so many colonists settled here! Did you know the name Funchal was picked because of the profusion of fennel (funcho in Portuguese) that was growing here?

Things to Do in Funchal

If you have a passion for history, Funchal’s 15th-century cathedral, The Se, is well worth a trip. If art’s more your thing, head to Museu de Arte Sacra where you’ll see one of the most impressive religious art collections around. Don’t miss the Praca do Municipio, a beautiful square with black and white paving. Pay a visit to Mercado dos Lavradores, a covered market with stalls selling everything from flowers to fish. Last but not least, try a spot of wine-tasting. Taste the world-class Madeira wine at Old Blandy’s Wine Lodge, the oldest lodge on the island. Be sure to check out Funchal’s Botanical Gardens where you’ll see some of the most spectacular blossoms you’ve ever seen. With so much to see and do, you’ll come back from your holiday staying at the Madeira Madeira Panoramico Hotel Hotel recharged and refreshed – with some brilliant photos!

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.