Hotel Albergaria Dias  


As pretty as they come, the Albergaria is a true Madeiran gem. Tucked away in the hills above Funchal’s old town, it’s delightfully secluded. But that’s not to say you’re off the beaten track here. In fact, head out the back gate and you can wind your way down in to Funchal in no time. Here, you can pop in and out of the shops. Tuck in to a slap up meal at one of the restaurants. Or pull up a chair at a waterside bar and watch the world go by.

Once you clap eyes on this attractive hotel though, you might decide to spend a large chunk of your time here. With its terracotta-tiled roof and wooden shuttered windows, it’s traditional charm on a plate. And you’ll be given an authentic Madieran welcome too, by Joao and his family and their friendly staff. With just 35 rooms, you’re always treated like one of the family here, never a room number.

Once you’ve checked into your restful room with extras like bathrobes, start as you mean to go on by the sparkling pool. Taking centre stage in the flower-filled grounds, it’s sunk in to a pretty patio with sun loungers and parasols. And when you’re in need of a break from the sun, take a seat on the shaded terrace and sip an ice-cold drink. Breakfast is also served here, which is a lovely start to the day.

Step inside and you’ll be just as impressed with what the Albergaria has to offer. We’re talking a swish lobby with sink-into sofas. A stylish breakfast room with frescoed walls. And a laid-back bar with elegant wicker chairs. And if you fancy burning off some calories while you’re here, there’s a small fitness room with a sauna. For a relaxing getaway with Funchal on your doorstep, look no further than this friendly charmer.

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Based on 284 reviews

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  • 1Building
  • 4Floors
  • 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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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.


Offering drinks and light snacks with an outdoor terrace.

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twin room

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

twin room with limited sea view

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

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Believe everything positive you read about this hotel we were blown away. The staff are extremely friendly and will always take the time to speak to you and offer advice with anything you need; including one member of staff giving me her sun lotion to borrow when I had run out on the last day. The staff really do make this hotel. Location wise you could not find better, a 2 minute walk and you're in the old town with a variety of restaurants to choose from. I had read from another reviewer that they hadn't experienced a bad meal and that was true for us as well. If anybody asks me where the best place I have stayed is, the Hotel Albergaria Dias is at the top of my list.More

Lee G, Nottingham, United Kingdom

A lovely, friendly place

We stayed for a week at the Hotel Albergaria Dias with Thompson's Small and Friendly package and had a thoroughly enjoyable week. The welcome we received from all of the staff was warm and genuine. Everyone was helpful. The room was beautiful: sea view and balcony. Very clean with air-con, fridge, and safe [you do have to pay for the safe - 14 euros]. The gardens were lovely, and there's a swimming pool. Access to the busy old town with the huge choice of places to eat was quick and easy, despite the narrow streets, and the sea front and cable car station are within 5 minutes walk. We can thoroughly recommend this hotel, either via Thompson's or independently.More

AlanandLesley1, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Very Friendly staff and a great location

We recently spent a week in this hotel and we would happily return. It only has 33 rooms and we were lucky enough to have one of the rooms on the top floor with its own separate sitting room. The staff are all very friendly, the facilities were excellent and the breakfasts were first class. It is located only a few minutes walk from the old town with lots of restaurants and the quality of the food served was fantastic. We tried different restaurants every night and did not have a bad meal. The staff in the restaurant including the owner came and wished us goodbye when we left which is not something that happens in the larger hotels.More

gerrycon, Fort William, United Kingdom

Highest of standards

This was our third visit and we support all the positive comments that the many previous reviews have included. We had a very pleasant stay and the breakfast continues to be exceptional. Much of the praise is down to Mr Dias who takes the well being of his guests as a priority. Staff are most helpful and when we had a problem with noisy neighbours they were very understanding. It was also a little unfortunate that some guests had very early flights or had decided to visit Porto Santo by boat which left equally early, subjecting our room to some unwelcome morning disturbance by inconsiderate guests on occasions. Overall however such irritations were dwarfed by the quality of the Hotel, its food, staff and standards.More

1view, Doncaster S Yorks England


Going home on Monday 7th April after two weeks stay at this hotel. Weather not so good but this is no fault of the Hotel. Our stay has been fantastic and the staff are all fantastic. Nothing was too much to ask for. The breakfast each day has resulted in my not wearing a belt today. The location in the heart of the Old Town is truly magnificent. Lots of great restaurants. All of the rooms at the Hotel are fantastic. We are on the second floor and it is so quiet with lovely views. Don't worry which room you are allocated. All are fantastic. We will return !. Thank you Mr. Dias and all your family and staff for making us feel so welcome.More

Overboard123, Lincoln, United Kingdom

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