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 422 reviews

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Small & Friendly

Holidays with an authentic feel

  • Traditional properties
  • Often family-run
  • Great settings, usually by the sea
  • Everything from 2T to 4T

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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

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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twin room with sea view and balcony

You'll have views of the sea from the balcony of this twin room. Inside décor is bright and cheerful with smart, comfortable furnishings. There's also cable TV, a mini-fridge and bathrobes.

twin room with limited sea view and balcony

These twin rooms have cool, calm tones and lots of natural light. There's a balcony outside with limited views of the sea. Inside you'll have air-conditioning to keep your room cool - there's cable TV, a mini-fridge and bathrobes provided too.

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Small And Sooooooo Friendly

I loved this small hotel so much greeted personally by the owner Mr Dias and shown around and given a drink by lovely friendly staff . The Fruit Salad at breakfast is exceptional , with lovely salads and home-made cakes for later in the day . The view from the balcony of our room , of the pool , sea and cruise ships coming and going was very relaxing . I also liked the little cobbled alleyway at the side of the pool that lead straight into the cobbled streets of the old town . I usually go somewhere different every year but this hotel I will have to return to , so simple so relaxing .More

jackie c, 616275

Could not fault this hotel.

As with previous reviewers we were delighted with this small hotel. The staff could not do enough for you both at reception and in the dining room. It is the first time someone has taken the trouble to explain how breakfast works. We have stood many times in hotel dining rooms wondering what to do first. We were startled on our second morning by the staff who had picked up it was my husband's birthday from his passport. They all sang Happy birthday and gave him a bottle of sparkling wine beautifully presented in a bucket with two glasses. The food at breakfast was fabulous and one day we had sandwiches at lunchtime too which were good. The bar staff remembered if you had preferences - I have decaff coffee and they always remembered after the first day. Our room was on the third floor ( we had to pay extra with Thomson for that but it was worth it) and we had fantastic seaviews and really enjoyed watching the cruise ships come and go. For our needs the location was just right. There is a path goes down by the garden into the old town where there is a vast selection of bars and restaurants. It is only a short walk to the cable car and into the main town area. We loved it here and would certainly go back.More

GAIL L, 186343

Best Hotel ever but beware

From the warm welcome and personal tour, to the yummy fruit salad at breakfast, a video of this Hotel should be shown to Tourism students as an example of how a hotel should be run. The proprietor makes each guest feel very special and their enjoyment is important to him. Azure pool surrounded by purple bougainvillea, orchids and lush gardens. A path lit by fairy lights leads to the shore. Location, rooms, food all perfect but beware, after staying here other hotels are likely to appear very mediocreMore


As good as promised

This charming small hotel is just as others have described. Perfect position in the old town; near all the restaurants; spotlessly clean; lovely friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Really enjoyed our stay, and would thoroughly recommend.More

AME31, 186338

Lovely, friendly Hotel

After reading such wonderful reviews for this hotel, I expected a very high standard and was definitely not disappointed. From our welcome from the owner Mr. Dias and his staff to our lovely send off by all the staff everything was nigh on perfect. We stayed in Room 207 on the second floor. The Hotel is immaculately clean and well presented and is a credit to all the staff who do their utmost to make your staff as good as it can be. The rooms are of average size but more than adequate, very clean and well furnished, all balconies face the sea with the upper floors having a good view of the ocean and harbour. Breakfast is first class with Mr. Dias supplying the most extensive and tasty fruit salad you will ever see ( a legend in Madeira, I understand). There is a small selection of hot food, eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato etc. along with cereals, the fruit salad, croissants, bread, home made cake etc. All very good quality. You can eat in the breakfast room or just outside on the terrace adjacent to the swimming pool. Having stayed in the Lido area on previous visits to Funchal, the location of Albergeria Dias is far better being situated in the old town and I shan't stay in the Lido area again. There are many, many excellent restaurants just a stride from the hotel and we ate at a different one every night and were never disappointed. All the staff in the hotel cannot do enough for you and are a credit to the hotel. I shall be looking for another holiday here as soon as possible and would recommend it to anyone.More

Jim K, 187069

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