This cosy hotel is right in the middle of town, and has great views over the city from a little rooftop pool.
Hotel Madeira is one of the few hotels right in the centre of Funchal. And given how hilly this city is, it’s worth knowing it’s one of the few on the flat, too.
Next door there’s the Municipal Gardens, full of tropical flowers and shrubs. And the cobbled old town, with its cable car and 17th-century fort, is a 10-minute walk away.
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Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Properties with a traditional feel
- Often family-run
- Picturesque settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 5T
Free Madeira wine and honey cake in room on arrival for honeymooners.
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The rooftop pool is set in a paved terrace dotted with sunloungers. From here you'll have views across to the municipal gardens or Funchal.
Start the day off right with a hearty buffet breakfast.
Panorama Terrace Bar*
This bar is located on the fifth floor and offers light snacks and a range of drinks throughout the day.
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Superior Twin Room with Balcony
Styled in light tones with soft furnishings, these spacious superior twin rooms come with a balcony, for that space outside. They include a shower, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
Suite with Balcony
Your spacious suite will come styled in light tones and comfortable furnishing, plus, there's a balcony, for that extra space outside. Suites include a lounge, twin bedroom, shower, Wi-Fi, an extra bed, coffee making facilities, fridge and air-conditioning.
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This has to be the best hotel in the best location.
This hotel is in a great position it is right in the city center, not far from any festivities on the waterfront that are going on and right in the hub of Funchals great bars and restaurants not forgetting the beautiful shops and a big shopping Mall right on the doorstep. This hotel is so helpful and friendly especially the lovely Francisco ( Chico) on reception. Chico gave us some great recommendations for sight seeing and also restaurants. Our rooms were clean light and airy and air conditioning was great and very much needed. The mattresses are great so I slept like a log. A hair dryer is supplied in the bathroom with a great shower with good pressure. The Hotel is immaculately clean and seems to be cleaned continually through out the day All the staff were very friendly and made you feel very welcome and all spoke good English. The breakfast is lovely lots to choose from and the staff are realy good at making sure nothing runs out and tables are cleaned and cleared as soon as they can. The roof top terrace is fabulous Pool was cleaned very thoroughly every day. lots of tables and chairs to sit at out side the cafe/bar once again lovely staff great snacks and food ( big portions ) and drinks at very reasonable prices. What I also loved was no one hogs sun loungers with towels there are always sun loungers and umbrellas available.The hotel provides you with yellow towels in your room for use on the terrace. There is also a book corner in the lounge room near reception so you can pick a book to read there is a great choice as you soak up the sun rays. Its a beautiful roof top to spend your time relaxing in the day time and getting a great tan and a great spot for the beautiful view of the Mountains and city center all lit up at night whilst you sit and sip on your Cocktails at great prices. Everything is on your doorstep at this hotel and is away from the hustle and bustle of the promenade of all the new hotels and also on a straight level so no steep hills to struggle with. I would definitely go back and stay. Great location great staff and great value for your money.More
helen w, 186230
One of few hotels in center with swimming pool
Hotel have a great location near the municipal park, marina and city center. Our room was smaller, but good enough for our needs as we spent majority of time in the city. Breakfast was ok, I would just expect more choices of fresh vegetables or some salads. Staff was friendly, polite and always in good mood. Especially grey haired guy from the pool bar. One of the biggest plus of hotel Madeira is a pool on the rooftop. Not a huge one, but it definitely did the job in the hot weather. There is around 10 - 12 sun beds by the pool with umbrellas and small tables where you can put cold beer :) Pool bar is well supplied, during the lunch time, you can buy hamburgers, sandwiches and wraps..More
Peter D, 274924
Having visited Madeira on numerous occasions, we chose the 'Small and Friendly' Hotel Madeira basically because it is at the centre of life in Funchal. The hotels location is perfect for exploring this beautiful capital city. Within a 5-10 minute walk you have access to the cable cars, boat trips, shops, restaurants, tremendous bus service and beautiful walks. The Hotel itself is ideal, yes, it is smaller and I am glad that we booked a Junior Suite two great balconies. The room was located at the rear of the hotel and the views were of the castle and mountainside, it was very impressive at night. The staff at the Hotel Madeira are great, they all work so hard and always with a smile on their face. Sonia, Louisa, Deena and Rodriguez to name a few are simply brilliant. The breakfast choice is more than adequate, fresh scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, beans or mushrooms. Cereal, yoghurt, fruit (tinned and fresh), honey, croissants, fresh bread, ham, cheese - there is something for everyone and we always found something. The pool is small, but super for cooling down, it is well maintained. The choice of snacks is great too, we had the most beautiful homemade quiche yesterday. Made by Sonia yesterday morning. A one minute stroll and you're in the municipal garden in one direction or a shopping mall in the other. It does depend on what you want from a holiday for us this was perfect Thank you to everyone at the Hotel Madeira for a lovely relaxing holiday.More
Excellent Hotel with Convenient Location
This is an excellent small hotel adjacent to the Municipal Gardens, and within walking distance to the major downtown tourist attractions of Funchal. There are about 50 rooms; we had a junior suite which was a bi-level, and quite spacious. It was comfortable, clean and quiet. Two nits: The bathroom was a bit small and had no place for toiletries. Also, while there is an electric coffee pot, you are expected to provide your own coffee/tea/sugar. The front desk staff (Ejidio and Marcio) were simply outstanding. They gave us great advice about restaurants, places to see and things to do - always in a friendly manner. They are assets to the hotel and acted more like concierges, than deskmen. I reserved parking which was provided in a garage next door and was very convenient. There is a small pool on the top floor which gets crowded at the end of the day. It is situated next to a bar/café area which serves light meals. The breakfast buffets are filling and are served in a dining room on the mezzanine level. We would stay here again were we to return to Madeira.More
The Better Location
The hotel is ok for 3 stars (good beds, silent and clean). The better of this hotel is the location, there is close to 'Marina' (where public events occur, as 'the wine village' in september) and there is many restaurants and a shopping so close. We think this hotel is better located than others of 4 or 5 stars in Funchal. We had the impression that the staff of the cleaning and of the breakfast are less than necessary. And it is very insan allow smoking in the lbviously the smoke goes inside the rooms. There is already the right place for it in the penthouse on the 5th floor. More
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