Quinta Perestrello

A cosy and unique home from home, the Quinta Perestrello boutique hotel offers hospitality and comfort levels far beyond its modest size and keeps you close enough to the resort centre to explore when the mood takes you. In fact, Funchal old town is just a 20-minute walk from the front door.

A quiet pool adds a level of luxury to this converted manor house, and breakfast on the terrace is a favourite activity with guests. A small bar is available and has regular happy hours before closing at 11pm and maintaining the peaceful nature of the hotel and with plenty of restaurants nearby, you won’t struggle to find alternative food and drink venues. Guests are welcome to use the spa facilities at the Quinta das Vistas palace gardens hotel, for added indulgence.

Overview of Funchal

Holidays to Madeira are a varied affair, thanks to an exciting mix of valleys, peaks and coastlines to explore, and plenty of regions that all offer something unique, regardless of whether you’re looking for peace or a party.

Funchal, home to Quinta Perestrello, can be found on the south coast and is a sociable and vibrant destination that marries great views, a luxury marina and pebbled beach with amazing dining options and a cable car for easy access to the best views on the island. You haven’t lived until you’ve strolled around old town, drinking in the beautiful architecture and incredible cleanliness.

Things to do in Funchal

When a day away from Quinta Perestrello is on the cards, you’ll be spoilt for choice as to things to do in Funchal. First and foremost, you’ll love the shopping scene, which offers a mix of designer fashion and local handicrafts, but don’t miss the chance to sample the best produce around at the farmer’s market.

Sun worshippers love Funchal for its amazing weather and restful pebble beaches, as well as the upmarket marina that allows local restaurants to choose the finest seafood to serve up to patrons, alongside a glass or the regional wine. The local vineyard offerings must be tasted to be believed, so don’t shy away from the nightlife scene, as the upbeat atmosphere adds to the overall experience of enjoying locally produced tipples.

Famous for its wine but amazing for so many more reasons, Madeira is a wonderful destination to explore – and Funchal, birthplace of world-famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, has a magic all of its own.

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.