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.
Based on 313 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
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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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.
Offering breakfast with delights like fruit salad and fried eggs.
Offering drinks and light snacks with an outdoor terrace.
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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
Can't speak too highly of this hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff, extremely clean throughout the whole hotel, lovely gardens and pool, central location to the Old Town.This place is more suited to couples not so much for young children, which makes for a very relaxed vibe around the Pool and Bar area. Nice restaurants nearby O Portao and O Tasco, lovely atay for the 2nd time, will return in the future for sure!More
Relax in the Old Town
Spent a two week vacation here with my wife, it is a small and friendly hotel only offering B&B. The majority of the room s have a sea view. Staff, accommodation and breakfast are 5 star. None of the bag your sun lounger with your towel as on the more commercial type holidays. There are 30 odd rooms and only about 24 sun loungers, there never seemed to be a problem. from the back of the pool there is an enclosed walkway that leads you down between houses in the Old Town and to a locked gate, a few steps and you are in an area predominantly of Restaurants and bars. The best Restaurant being the Forte. A 5 minute walk takes you to the shops, cable car, bus station,sea front. An excellent location.More
Tony H, Skipton, United Kingdom
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