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 351 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
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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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Stayed here early March 2015. This is an absolutely lovely hotel, spotlessly clean, manicured gardens and wonderful staff. You can't walk through the bar or past reception without a big smile and cheery greeting. They use the best high quality produce for breakfasts which are constantly topped up looking fresh and appetising right through to the end of service. The fruit salad is to die for! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to help you plan your day with helpful and often invaluable hints and tips. And the lovely Mr Dias is always on hand to ensure that everything is ok with his guests. Facilities are excellent although a few more sunbeds around the pool would not go amiss. The pool is not heated so when we were there only the hardy ventured in but no doubt it warms up during the summer. However, those are very minor points and pale into insignificance. Also, in terms of location, the hotel could not be better placed. Set in a quiet secluded garden, yet right in the heart of the old town with all its many restaurants and bars and close to the cable car, bus station and market and just a short walk to the city centre and marina. We absolutely loved our 2 weeks at Albergaria Dias and would not stay anywhere else on Madeira.More
David G, Ipswich, United Kingdom
Outstanding - a little gem in a great location
'Small & Friendly' while being big hearted and generous with hospitality. The attention to detail was meticulous, be it cleanliness, air con, dÃ©cor, service, breakfasts and even the lift! (Best of its type I've come across.). The hotel is in a little lush private oasis with a secret very narrow alley/passageway opening into a small cobbled street in the old town close to the front: hence close to a bevy of restaurants, bars and of course transport to anywhere. Most enjoyable.More
Embna M J, lingfield, United Kingdom
A Gem In A Perfect Location
We absolutely loved our stay, though a week is not long enough. We have never received such a warm welcome from any other hotel. Senor Dias Snr ensures each guest is welcomed by him and members of staff, and then shown around the hotel before being served with a complimentary drink. He is always around at breakfast time, checking everything is perfect and again greets his guest with a few comments in such a friendly manner. As others have mentioned, breakfast is a delightful feast, with everything you could want, especially Senor Dias's famous fruit salad! The staff are so helpful and friendly and we enjoyed our chats with Cecelia who was extremely knowledgeable about bus routes etc. It is difficult to give credit to individual members of staff as they were all brilliant. The hotel is spotlessly clean, with lovely views of the sea from the 2nd and 3rd floors and we enjoyed watching the cruise ships coming into port. The location couldn't be better - a stroll through the path at the side of the garden and you are right in the middle of the old town with all its restaurants and bars. Although you are accosted to eat at all the various establishments, this is done in such a friendly and non-pressurised way, that we began to enjoy the friendly banter and enjoyed each evening meal, some better than others but we did not have a "bad" meal at any of them. We would not hesitate to book the Albergaria Dias should we return to Madeira. It is a little piece of paradise.More
Second visit to the Algeraria Dias.
Having been many times to Funchal. Our first time at the Albergaria Dias was December 2013. We returned with Friends in February this year for the Carnival which was spectacular. The hotel is still as lovely as ever and the staff as attentive. Mr Dias snr is rightly proud of his breakfasts. Although we had a great time last month my preferred time in Funchal is December after they have switched the Christmas lights on. The streets of Funchal are magical. Lots of entertainment and the Children choir is lovely to listen to.More
car0line50, Rethymnon, Greece
Lovely hotel in Funchal
What a treat it is staying at the Albergaria Dias. Very clean, friendly and a lovely breakfast. Special thanks to Cecelia who always looks after us. Also thank you to Carla, Luisa, Tania and Sofia who is a good addition to the team.More
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