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 317 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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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 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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Judith61052 Perfect small hotel 5 star service

September 1-15 This was our first time to Madeira and this hotel did not disappoint very warm welcome from Cecile and Louisa after a very early flight we received complementary drinks by the pool whilst we waited for our rooms and were introduced to Mr Diaz the owner, we were given a tour and a run down on the amenities, towels were available for the lovely swimming pool area with plenty sunbeds. There was a library and fitness equipment for the more energetic Wi-Fi and a computer were available in the pool/reception area. There are 4 floors with a lift the hotel was spotless breakfast choice excellent suited for all tastes served from 8am-10pm arrangements for an earlier breakfast could be made if going on trips. We had room 301 overlooking the sea and the pool area we had a bird’s eye view when the Oceanis docked the cruise ships usually arrive from late September. Very comfortable beds air conditioning was included only extra was the safety deposit box, there was daily room service a fridge TV and a hairdryer. Snacks were available in the afternoon by the pool, charges were made to your room and settled on departure but it was possible to pay cash. Mr Diaz should be very proud of all his staff definitely worth more than a 3 star. There was a mixture of nationalities staying British German and Dutch all very friendly there were no children during our stay and in my opinion this hotel and resort is more suited towards adults there are no beaches and teenagers would find it too quiet. The back gate entrance to the hotel led you to the streets of the old town and the famous painted doors. Turn left at the hotel back gate takes you to the Fort and the Barrerieha bar this is the best bar great staff reasonable prices serves good snacks and is very popular with locals and holidaymakers overlooks the sea the Lido has a cordoned off area in the sea which has life guards in attendance. Try the local drink poncha iced rum and honey this is the most relaxing spot and you can stay as long as you like you will see the replica of the Santa Maria this sails pass daily. Right turn at the hotel back gate towards the many restaurants Romana was my favourite al a carte or set menu 3 course good choices for under 12 euros. The cable cars are a 5 minute walk a 15-minute cable car ride has great views takes you up to the tropical gardens do the return journey by toboggan a bit pricey but good fun get a one way ticket. (photos are taken when you get on the cable car and are ready at the top a bit pricey 10 euros includes a video disc). The walk along the promenade unfortunately is not very scenic major works due to the devastating floods in 2010 work is scheduled to finish this year but may take longer once completed this will make a huge difference. We booked 3 trips to see the island 2 full days west and east and half day for the centre. West trip stops off at one of the world’s highest sea cliffs, Cabo Girao where there is a transparent glass walkway at the lookout point weather permitting there are stunning views, east was the natural and very pretty side of Madeira. we visited the highest point on the island then to then up to Ribeiro Frio and stopped for a 45minute levada walk serious walkers can book trips for much longer walks, we visited the village of Santana to have a look around the picturesque A framed houses with thatched roofs. Centre trip covered the Nuns valley and a wine and Madeira cake tasting. There are open top bus tours yellow and red buses for 12 euros. My favourite was a tcuk tcuk tour (electric 3 wheeled car) with a knowledgeable driver Victor 90 minutes for 35 Euros was money well spent. There is also a company that does tours with a motor bike and sidecar.More

Judith61052, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

No other word to describe this hotel but FABULOUS

Stayed here for two wonderful weeks in August, The Dias family and all their staff are truly delightful people and cannot do enough to ensure you have a fantastic stay with them. We had a sea view room number 308 which is well worth paying extra for. The room was very comfortable . Breakfasts were amazing. The pool and garden area were also great. The location in the old town is also perfect. A little path down the garden leads you to the streets where all the restaurants are. Plenty of choice to be found here. This area of Funchal is full of character and is the place to be rather than the large 4 & 5 star hotels in the new part of town. We will be back in a couple of years as this was a FAB holiday made perfect by Mr Dias and his son and family/staffMore

Pamela B,

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

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