Quinta Bela Sao Tiago Hotel

The Quinta Bela Sao Tiago Hotel is a traditional Madeiran hotel that looks out over the sea and expertly blends Madeiran tradition with modern comforts.

The hotel’s freshwater pool sits high on a terrace and gives you great views out over the bay and Funchal. The hotel’s also surrounded by its own banana plantation and orchard.

For breakfast, head down to the Winter Garden where you can eat with a view over Funchal Bay. In the evening, the main restaurant is in the original ballroom of the old manor house.

Overview of Funchal

Madeira’s a place where life’s lived outdoors. On your holiday to Madeira, you’ll fall in love with the endless landscapes of lush greenery. It’s so picturesque that Madeira’s known as ‘the floating garden’.

Although it’s popular with explorers and walkers who love Madeira Natural Park, cities like Funchal are also popular spots. Funchal’s home to the Quinta Bela Sao Tiago Hotel, but it also has a classy marina, traditional Portuguese restaurants and beautiful botanical gardens. Plus, you get easy access to the many hiking trails around the coast.

Things to do in Madeira

The Quinta Bela Sao Tiago Hotel is perched on the top of a hill in Funchal’s old town, so the scenery is magnificent. You’re also only a five-minute walk away from Funchal’s centre, which includes the famous fish and flower market and Sao Tiago Fort.

There’s also a cable-car station just down the road from the hotel. The ride finishes up in the hills in Monte, where you can take a toboggan part of the way back down.

In the evening, there’s a lively nightlife scene in Funchal. Try a glass of Madeira’s famous lemon rum drink, Fisherman’s Poncha. Experience an outdoor paradise with a holiday to Madeira.

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.