Hotel Albergaria Dias  

This family-run hotel gives you a pretty pool, great local food, and a setting that’s handy for trips into town.

This authentic little hotel is tucked away in the hills above Funchal’s old town. That said, it’s only about a 10-minute walk from the marina. Back at base, there’s a pool framed by well-kept gardens.

Breakfast is served in a sunny room by the pool. There’s also a bar where you can enjoy local snacks and wines indoors or out. Last but not least, there’s a small gym and a sauna to unwind in.

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Based on 315 reviews


  • Official Rating   
    3 Star Plus
  • 35Rooms
  • 1Lift

Small & Friendly

Holidays with an authentic feel

  • Often family-run
  • Great settings, usually by the sea
  • Everything from 2T to 4T
  • Traditional properties

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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

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Outdoor pool

The pool is the main feature of the pretty gardens surrounding it. The patio's speckled with sunbeds and parasols and offers the ideal spot to take in the picturesque views.

Buffet restaurant

Offering breakfast with delights like fruit salad and fried eggs.

Bar*

Offering drinks and light snacks with an outdoor terrace.

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twin room with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view sleeps 2 with 2 beds, cable TV, mini-fridge and bathrobes.

twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps 2 with 2 beds, cable TV, mini-fridge and bathrobes.

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Sets the standard for small hotels

Every August, for the last nine years, we've spent two weeks here, and we'll keep coming back. Some may not understand the idea of doing so, but the many fellow guests we meet every year certainly do. I've never added my opinion here before, let's be selfish, and keep it quiet! However I feel that the most important asset the hotel has, should be praised here, i.e. the owner and staff. Mr Dias, and mr. Dias jr., Cecilia, Luisa, Ulysses, Monica, and others whose name I'm sorry to say escape me, along with the girls who look after the rooms, all deserve the highest praise. Breakfasts to satisfy any tastes, absolute cleanliness throughout, and a pool area which for my wife and me at least, is perfect. The location, in the old town, is ideal, with many restaurants nearby. In fact, many tourists from the "hotel zone" eat in this area, using taxis to get there. Guests are always welcomed with a drink, and shown round before going to their rooms, and always wished well, with a warm handshake from mr. Dias, on their departure. As the title of this review suggests, albergaria Dias does, for us, set the standard. One more thing, mrs. Dias' preserves and cakes. Yum!More

Ian M, Menstrie

Brilliant hotel

This is one of the best hotels i've stayed in. Family run really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great had an excellent selection to choose from. Close to lots of fabulous restaurants in the Old Town. Will definately be staying there again. Can't recommend it enough :)More

Lisakp1984, Scarborough, United Kingdom

perfect location

Stayed in this hotel after reading reports on trip advisor had a fantastic holiday .Friendly staff ,nice breakfast ,great location (could not be better) close to many good restaurants in the old town.Can't wait to return in a few years time .More

DaveG-RoseG, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

"A hidden gem"

Having stayed in Madeira 3 times previous we had never been to the Old Town we were totally blown away by this Hotel and it's location, it's truly a hidden gem! We upgraded to the top floor suite when we arrived and cannot recommend this highly enough, it was truly amazing so much space and the most excellent views of the sea front. Mr Dias is a wonderful host, nothing too much trouble for him and his excellent staff, the best staff we have ever come across this hotel is run beautifully we could not fault anything, the breakfasts were an amazing experience the pool area totally relaxing and perfect for unwinding, great for reading and serve excellent bar snacks. There is a back passage leading into the Old Town which was like stepping back in time, cobbled streets and beautiful little bars and restaurants, we went to O'Porto every most nights which was directly at the back if the hotel, we were treated so well and highly recommend it. Unfortunately I became Ill on the 3rd day of my holiday with flu, so we couldn't do as much as we wanted, which was unfortunate, the staff were fantastic and made me lemon and honey tea to help, unfortunately we were only there for a week, but we still had a wonderful restful holiday, we will return next time for two weeks to this beautiful hotel and cannot recommend it enough.More

heidi25_11, west lancashire

Just thing of this lovely hotel!

Stayed in this hotel last November but hadn't done a review! Loved everything about Albergaria Dias! Lovely quiet room, great breakfasts and wonderful location! Great staff. We booked a day trip through reception and had a wonderful time! Hope to return next Spring.More

AnneBC13, Dublin, Ireland

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