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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    3 Star Plus
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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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Food & Drink

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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Lovely small and friendly hotel

We stayed here in November on the recommendation from friends, and they were so right. The staff were very pleasant and welcomed us. Even Mr. Diaz senior came and shook our hands. The hotel is so convenient for the old town just a short stroll away with all the resturants within easy reach. We have visited Maderia before but stayed over the other side of Funchal, and never visited this part before. The hotel was kept spotlessly clean the swimming pool looked inviting but the water. Felt a little too cold for me but other guests swam in it. The toasted sandwiches we had at lunchtime were the best we had in the area. I would definitely recommend this hotel.More

Norma H, Bideford, England, United Kingdom

Great Place

A small hotel offering good accommodation with excellent service. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and were happy to share there local knowledge. They were able to book activities for us and this helped our holiday to run smoothly. A nice place to return too at the end of the day with a lovely garden and pool area to relax in. Rooms were pleasant and clean. Thank you for making our holiday an enjoyable one.More

murphys20, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Superb Hotel

My Wife and I visited in October for a week. Although we arrived 24 hours late due to adverse weather at the Airport we were warmly welcomed by Luisa and Mr Diaz Senior on arrival. We were offered a welcome drink and shown around and introduced to many of the staff who we found during the week to be some of the most friendliest people we have met and nothing was too much trouble for them. We met Juan later that evening in the bar and had a good drink and chat about South Africa we we all lived at some point in the past. As other reviewers have commented this Hotel, Staff and owners are first class and would highly recommend to anyone. We do not usually return to the same place twice but in this case we certainly would.More

keithandsuesmith, Salisbury, United Kingdom

Excellent chilling holiday

Our second visit to this wonderful small and friendly hotel. This time we upgraded to the superior room and boy was it worth it! The spacious balcony with its own sun beds and hot tub, together with a bigger room was excellent value and all this with a fantastic sea view. The choice of breakfasts gave no complaints at all (and I am a fussy eater!). The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. A welcome drink at the bar with an hello from the owner started the holiday off on the right footing. If you are looking for a large impersonal hotel stay away from here. It is a family style run hotel, where the staff remember your names as well as your room number for the items to be added to your bill. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. We are going back again.More

bernvines, Leicester, United Kingdom

Valued guests

My husband and I returned home on 27th Oct after spending a week at this Hotel. If you are looking for a large, modern impersonal Hotel this is probably not the place for you. However, if you are looking for all amenities in a characterful place where you are treated to the best possible service then I can highly recommmend this. The location is perfect, a secluded Hotel within very easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, cable car, quay etc. Madeira is very hilly but the walk from this Hotel into the old town is via a gentle slope into the old streets and then one reaches the flat surface of the promenade where a deal of moderisation is taking place which will soon be completed. Most people can envisage a secret garden - this is like a secret Hotel. When sitting around the pool admiring the beautifully kept gardens you have no indication of how near you are to the amenities of the town. Without exception the staff seem to enjoy their work and nothing seems too much trouble for them. They are always visible but not intrusive and are always smiling. Mr Juan Dias senior and son and business partner Juan Dias junior do everything possible to make you welcome and cover that extra mile in service. The Hotel is built on the site of what was their family home before it was demolished and one feels as if they still treat you as visitors to their home. My birthday occurred whillst I was on holiday and it was delightful to unexpectedly receive a boquet of Madeiran flowers from the Dias family. Breakfast was lovely with Mr Dias senior's fruit salad being a joy to view and nectar to the taste buds. Lunch time snacks are available and are good but again Mr Dias senior's salads put my own to shame. The presentation and taste are not to be missed. Thank you to everyone at the Hotel for making our stay so enjoyable.More

rayphilpott99, Pontypridd, United Kingdom

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