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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 da Carreira 182, Funchal
Located on the Rua da Carreira, Residêncial Colombo offers rooms and apartments 10 minutes' walk from the Funchal Marina. Guests can enjoy breakfast on the rooftop terrace overlooking the city and Atlantic Ocean.
Calçada da Saúde 10, Funchal
Set in a historic building of central Funchal, Monte Carlo features a large elevated terrace and roof-top pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is located only 800 metres from the Funchal Marina.
Estrada Monumental 239, Funchal
Set on a rocky headland in Funchal, the recently-renovated Duas Torres is a 4-star aparthotel which offers studios with balconies overlooking the hotel’s freeform pool and Atlantic Ocean. Orca Praia Beach and Pestana Promenade are 1 km away.
Rua Do Aljube 13, Funchal
Albergaria Catedral offers elegantly decorated rooms in Funchal’s city centre. It features panoramic views of the area and a restaurant.
Rua Mãe dos Homens, 39, Funchal
This property offers self-catering apartments overlooking the old town and the bay of Funchal. Hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool.
Travessa do Rego, 10, Funchal
Do Carmo offers a rooftop pool with views of Funchal and the Atlantic. It is located close to the Funchal Cathedral, the old town and the marina.
Rua Nova Do Vale Da Ajuda, Funchal
With excellent indoor and outdoor pools, this Madeira resort offers a broad range of relaxation options including Turkish baths, sauna and hydro-massage. Free shuttle service operates to and from Funchal centre.
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.
Estrada De Aeroporto, Palheiro Village, 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 Bela S. Tiago Nº 70, Funchal
Offering panoramic views of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean, Quinta S. Tiago features an outdoor heated pool surrounded by tropical gardens.
Rua Da Levada De Sao Joao, 4, Funchal
Set in lush, landscaped gardens, 5-star Quintinha São João features a spa and indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools. Overlooking central Funchal and the bay, it is 2 km from Funchal Cathedral.
Rua da Estalagem 23, Funchal
Casa Velha do Palheiro is a 5-star manor house hotel situated in the old Palheiro Gardens in the foothills of Funchal. With access to the stunning Palheiro Golf Course, guests can also enjoy various golfing discounts.