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 349 reviews
3 Star Plus
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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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.
The Buffet restaurant offers breakfast with delights like fruit salad and fried eggs.
The Bar offers drinks and light snacks with an outdoor terrace.
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A Gem In A Perfect Location
We absolutely loved our stay, though a week is not long enough. We have never received such a warm welcome from any other hotel. Senor Dias Snr ensures each guest is welcomed by him and members of staff, and then shown around the hotel before being served with a complimentary drink. He is always around at breakfast time, checking everything is perfect and again greets his guest with a few comments in such a friendly manner. As others have mentioned, breakfast is a delightful feast, with everything you could want, especially Senor Dias's famous fruit salad! The staff are so helpful and friendly and we enjoyed our chats with Cecelia who was extremely knowledgeable about bus routes etc. It is difficult to give credit to individual members of staff as they were all brilliant. The hotel is spotlessly clean, with lovely views of the sea from the 2nd and 3rd floors and we enjoyed watching the cruise ships coming into port. The location couldn't be better - a stroll through the path at the side of the garden and you are right in the middle of the old town with all its restaurants and bars. Although you are accosted to eat at all the various establishments, this is done in such a friendly and non-pressurised way, that we began to enjoy the friendly banter and enjoyed each evening meal, some better than others but we did not have a "bad" meal at any of them. We would not hesitate to book the Albergaria Dias should we return to Madeira. It is a little piece of paradise.More
Second visit to the Algeraria Dias.
Having been many times to Funchal. Our first time at the Albergaria Dias was December 2013. We returned with Friends in February this year for the Carnival which was spectacular. The hotel is still as lovely as ever and the staff as attentive. Mr Dias snr is rightly proud of his breakfasts. Although we had a great time last month my preferred time in Funchal is December after they have switched the Christmas lights on. The streets of Funchal are magical. Lots of entertainment and the Children choir is lovely to listen to.More
car0line50, Rethymnon, Greece
Lovely hotel in Funchal
What a treat it is staying at the Albergaria Dias. Very clean, friendly and a lovely breakfast. Special thanks to Cecelia who always looks after us. Also thank you to Carla, Luisa, Tania and Sofia who is a good addition to the team.More
High standard of service
Albergaria Dias is rightly proud of its high number of returning guests and during our stay it appeared that most if not all had visited many times before, us included. Guest tend to be a mature and eclectic mix of nationalities with discerning tastes who return time after time for the tranquillity of the setting and the attentive and friendly service they receive from the staff and proprietors. Guests are always greeted with a smile and a few words in their own language whenever encountered by staff members. Help and advice is always available and given in a willing and pleasant manner. Breakfast has always been a delight and remains so. A selection of both hot and fresh cold food wide enough to satisfy any palate is offered with daily variations to avoid boredom. Tasty lunchtime snacks help stave off hunger until it is time to visit one of the many restaurants in the area for an evening meal. Tried 3 new restaurants - La Ao Fundo at the bottom of the steps outside the hotel back gate, new and stylish with superb quality meat - Restaurante Mozart near the cable car station with an excellent value offering of your choices from the a la carte with wine included in abundance for 39 euros - and its neighbour O Regional for delicious fresh fish. All reviewed on trip advisor. If it is tranquillity you seek Albergaria Dias is the place.More
spitfire2014, York, United Kingdom
A warm welcome from Mr Dias and his staff was the beginning of a wonderful week's holiday. Our room was spacious, comfortable and had a lovely view of the harbour and the old town. All the rooms were spotless, the gardens delightful and the breakfasts delicious. The restaurants, seafront and attractions of Funchal were all within easy walking distance. I couldnât imagine staying anywhere else in Madeira; and will certainly recommend the Albergaria Dias.More
Optimist49, Woking, United Kingdom
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