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 376 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
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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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These twin rooms with their cool, calm tones and complementary soft furnishings sleep two. They come with two beds, cable TV, mini-fridge and bathrobes.
twin room with limited sea view
These twin rooms with a limited sea view come with cool, calm tones and complementary soft furnishings. They sleep two with two beds. There's cable TV, mini-fridge and bathrobes.
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Perfect Holiday Hotel
From the minute you arrive to a warm welcome, to the minute you leave to a sad farewell, this hotel must be the best ever. It is exquisitely clean. The staff are unobtrusive, just popping up when you need them. Extreme courtesy from everyone including the chambermaids (who are like fairies in and out without being seen!) and the owner who likes to meet everyone at some point during their stay. The breakfasts and snack lunches were lovely. Nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful pool and peaceful location despite the fact you can walk through the back gate and be right in the middle of the old town restaurant life. Would go back time and again. Thank you everyone xMore
NannyTrish163, Walsall, United Kingdom
Yes, it is as good as everyone says
Where to start? The warm welcome, the top quality food and drink, friendly staff, minutes from the old town, yet quiet and peaceful .Everything spotlessly clean.There is free WiFi by the pool.Comprehensive choice of food for breakfast. Delicious snacks for lunch.The owner is always on hand to ensure that everything is up to his very high standards. We saw, in reception, amongst the many certificates, one which is for the Best Hotel in Portugal 2015. Well deserved. Little wonder that so many guests return. We certainly will.We found some excellent restaurants, away from the main traffic, yet minutes from the hotel, notably La Ao Fundo- it gets very busy so booking is advisable. I strongly recommend this hotelMore
A little winner of a hotel!
Spent 7 lovely days staying at this gem of a hotel. The staff are polite, helpful and courteous in the extreme, nothing is too much trouble for them. Fresh flowers are everywhere in reception and the dining room. Our rooms were cleaned and towels changed daily. We had bath robes in our twin room, plus a bidet, small fridge, air con and a very powerful hairdryer. Guests can use special poolside towels to put on the loungers, so no need to bring your own. There is a hot tub near to the pool and a very small gym. Plenty of books in the library. Very varied and plentiful breakfast, and snacks available at lunchtime which were delicious. The hotel is at the quiet end of Funchal town although the main, very busy town centre is a healthy walk away (not to our liking, far too frantic and noisy). Plenty of lovely restaurants and good food a stone's throw from the hotel. Took the cable car to visit the tropical gardens, need to be physically okay as lots of walking here. Great holiday though !More
Glynis M, Basildon
A lovely place
We love staying at this hotel. The staff make us feel extremely welcome, and they remembered us since last time we were there, three years ago. They do not have a big breakfast with lots of choices, but the food they have is more than enough to choose from and have a very high quality. The rooms are nice and clean and all have a nice view of the pool area and/or the ocean. The pool area is very nice and quiet. There is normally always a sunbed for towels if you want to rake a swim, or simply enjoy the sun. We higly recomend this hotel. We went with our children (nearly 2 and nearly 5) and they love having kids there, although it's not a family hotel. More
Holiday with my big Sis
As all the other reviewers have said, this really is a lovely gem of a hotel in the Old Town. No complaints whatsoever and would recommend to anyone. Staff very friendly and helpful, rooms clean and fresh. Not having to fight for a lounger round the pool either was a welcome delight. Funchal on the other hand, I wasn't so keen on. Was much, much bigger then I expected - a city really with a very ugly concrete harbour frontage. I also thought it would be prettier and with more flowers. From the cable car all you can see for miles around are buildings, mostly crammed next to one another. The 'hotel' part of the resort is full of big hotels too. Don't think I'd go back here Good piece of advice. If going to the Tropical gardens (mostly trees with some Japanese water features) or the Botanical gardens (think we should have gone there), you do really need some good thick soled shoes or trainers, as the cobbled pathways are very jagged and pointed and painful on your feet. Wished we'd been told this before we went, as it spoilt our day out.More
Fr0stie, East London
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