To explore Funchal’s extensive natural scenery, select a hotel next to the Madeira Botanical Garden, such as the Quinta Mirabela with a sea-view pool and included spa. The botanical garden contains a variety of exotic plants as well as a natural history museum and bird park.
For visitors who would like to see some of the region’s historical architecture, choose a hotel within easy walking distance of the Cathedral of Funchal, a famous church that is one of the only structures still standing from the days of the colonisation of Madeira. The Hotel Catedral is a sophisticated 4-star hotel that is only a 3-minute walk away from the cathedral.
If you are a sports fan, a hotel next to the Museu CR7 will be the perfect choice for you as this museum highlights the impressive career of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. The Pestana CR7 Funchal is also adjacent to the museum and is only a 2-minute drive from the Funchal cruise terminal.
Do you want to learn more about Funchal’s rich history and culture? Pick a hotel next to the Madeira Story Centre, such as the affordable Hostel Santa Maria Funchal located a 2-minute walk away. The Madeira Story Centre is an interactive museum that teaches visitors about the city’s history in a way that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
For those interested in gambling during their trip to Funchal, book a hotel next to the popular Casino de Madeira, like the elegant Pestana Casino Park which features a relaxing and soothing spa, various pools and rooms with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Casino de Madeira houses a large selection of slot machines and card games, plus it regularly hosts various entertainers and dinner shows.
The Belmond Reid's Palace is a historical hotel that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers both free parking and access to the property’s tennis courts. The Pestana Palms is a 4-star hotel that is a 5-minute drive from the Cathedral of Funchal and has free parking as well as a selection of rooms with ocean views.
Which hotels in Funchal have a good pool?
The Hotel Porto Santa Maria is located next to the city’s harbour and has both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as three hot tubs. The Castanheiro Boutique Hotel is across the street from the Universidade da Madeira and has a lap pool that is located on the rooftop terrace, guaranteeing mesmerising panoramic views.
What are good hotels in Funchal near the Monte Palace Tropical Garden?
The Quinta do Monte is a 5-star hotel that is set directly next to the gardens and is only a 3-minute walk from the local cable car. The Quinta Mirabela is located in a building that dates back to the 19th century and it is a 3-minute drive to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden.
What are good hotels in Funchal near the Farmers' Market?
The Residencial Funchal is a budget-friendly hotel that is located directly in the city centre and is only a 3-minute walk away from the Funchal Farmers’ Market. Another great option is the Residencial Mariazinha, which is equally close to the Farmers’ Market and only a 2-minute walk from a local bus stop.