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Accommodation in Funchal
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Funchal is the capital of the Portuguese island Madeira. It covers area of 76 square kilometers, its population is somewhere around 110,000 inhabitants. The city got its name because of the “fennel” (funcho in Portuguese), that used to grew abundantly in the area. Fennel was the first thing that hit the eye of first Portuguese settlers and they decided to name the city after this plant.
In our offer, you can find many different options - from youth hostels, apartments, guesthouses, to various hotel categories, resorts, villas or aparthotels. The cheapest accommodation offer hostels. Many hotels and also hostels offers wine tasting and have terraces with a spectacular view of a city. Many of them are surrounded by gardens where you can sit a relax. The most luxurious hotels are: The Cliff Bay or the Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens, both of them feature pool, spa and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. As far as hotel chains are concerned, you can find in Funchal Regency hotels - Madeira Regency Cliff, Madeira Regency Club or the Savoy hotels - Royal Savoy, Savoy Gardens. The most popular accommodation in Funchal is Choupana Hills Resort & Spa, Reid's Palace, Palheiro Village.
The climate is subtropical, divided into two periods - rainy season with lower temperatures and dry season lasting from April to September with temperatures up to 27 degrees. Even in the rainy season do not expect too much cold - temperatures drop to an average 20 to 25 degrees, which is still very enjoyable.The entire island is quite hilly and its northern part is located at an altitude of around 800 meters. The weather here is generally worse than in Funchal and other coastal areas, with frequent fogs and rain showers.
Madeira was discovered in 1419 by the Portuguese seafarer Zarco. The first settlement was founded a few years later. In the early 16th century, Funchal was granted town status and became an important port of call for traveling between India and America. From the early beginning, sugarcane was planted here, later wine. Even William Shakespeare mentioned the delicious Madeira wine in his books. In the mid-19th century Funchal become a favorite destination of aristocrats and wealthy nobility. Among others we can appoint Empress Sissi, Emperor Charles I, or Winston Churchill.
Funchal airport is called Funchal / Madeira / Santa Catarina airport and is regularly ranked in the top ten of the scariest airports in the world. To improve safety, the runway was extended and at the moment, all the aircraft types can land here. However, in order to manage the landing, pilots need special skills, so only pilots who have undergone special exercise can land here. It is connected to a city of Funchal by highway, you can reach the city in less than fifteen minutes. Funchal is also an important port with ships heading not only to Portugal, Germany and Scandinavia, but it is also very popular stopover for cruises going to Caribbean.
The center of Funchal is small, ideal for walks. An interesting hint for a trip might be to visit a part of the town called Monte - as the name suggests, it is located on a hill / mountain above the town. You can reach it by gondola going directly over the town, the ride takes about 15 minutes. For the trip down you can use a local attraction - riding on a wooden sled managed by two drivers. The reason, why are most tourists visiting Funchal, is its breathtaking nature, flowers and rich history. There are also several golf courses, you can also explore the island on horseback. There are many interesting parks and gardens in Funchal, for example, we can appoint Jardins Botanicos da Madeira, park Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro Park and Monte Palace Gardens Hotel. The town has also several significant buildings - for example half palace and half fortress Palácio de São Lourenço, Sé Cathedral and also the Igreja de Sao Joao Evangelista.
Although Funchal offers a very pleasant weather, it is not that ideal for a beach vacation as you might thought. There are only two sandy beaches in Funchal, others are gravel or there are cliffs. However, almost all the hotels have their own outdoor pools. You can also visit public swimming pools offering not only fresh water, but also a pool with a salty sea water. In case, that you wish to experience true beach holidays, you can visit the island of Santo Ponto, that is located only about 40 km north of Madeira. In Funchal you can also dive - however please note that Madeira is actually of a volcanic origin, so there is black sand in the ocean and therefore there is not a good visibility. However, if you enjoy watching whales or dolphins or fancy a kayak ride down the river, you've come to the right place.
One of the best footballers, Cristiano Ronaldo, was born in Funchal.
Rua Fernão de Ornelas Número 64, Funchal
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, The Marketplace Apartments offers accommodation in Funchal, 700 metres from Marina do Funchal. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels.
Rua Sao Francisco 17, Funchal
Featuring free WiFi, São Francisco Accommodation is a renovated building with 6 floors and a lift. It offers modern rooms in Funchal, within a 5-minute walk from the harbour.
Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal
Featuring panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, this luxurious hotel in Funchal offers an indoor and outdoor pool and spa. The rooms include a balcony and cable TV.
Rua da Casa Branca, Funchal
Located 200 metres from Lido Sol, Dorisol Buganvilia is located in Funchal. It offers an outdoor pool with children area, and an indoor pool with fitness centre, hot tub and massage treatments.
Estrada Monumental, 306, Funchal
Boasting views of the Atlantic Ocean, this hotel is less than a 10-minute walk from Funchal city centre. It has a large outdoor pool and offers self-catering rooms and apartments.
Estrada Monumental, 302, Funchal
Hotel Raga is a stylish hotel in a convenient location, just 10 minutes’ walk from central Funchal. It features an outdoor swimming pool and offers views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Rua Ivens, Nº21, Funchal
Featuring a rooftop swimming pool, Madeira Hotel is a 3-star hotel in Funchal city centre. It offers air-conditioned rooms, and a bar on site.
Rua Do Cabrestante 25, Funchal
Featuring panoramic views of Praia Formosa, the largest pebble beach in Madeira, the Golden Residence Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a wellness centre, and modern rooms with private balconies. All rooms of the Golden Residence are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a kettle.
Estrada do Aeroporto, 65 , Funchal
With panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Funchal, Palheiro Village offers luxury villas and apartments in the historic 120 hectare Palheiro Estate on Madeira Island. The estate includes an 18-hole golf course, gym and spa centre.
Rua De Leichlingen, Funchal
Located close to Funchal’s city centre, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Meliã Madeira Mare offers free WiFi, an indoor and outdoor pool and a spa. Its elegantly-furnished rooms offer a balcony and cable TV.
Rua Carvalho Araújo, Funchal
Set within tropical gardens on the Bay of Funchal, the luxurious Royal Savoy features 2 heated lagoon-style pools and private Atlantic Ocean access. The 5-star hotel combines exotically decorated interiors and contemporary architecture.
Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal
Set on a cliff in 10 acres of subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic, this 5-star resort features an oceanfront spa, 3 swimming pools and direct access to oceanic waters. All rooms at Reid's Palace are elegantly furnished and include a balcony and marble bathroom with amenities.