The tropical city of Funchal is located on the South coast of Madeira. Funchal as a holiday destination offers many attractions such as old palaces and mansions, great scenery and dining in addition to subtropical gardens, along with quaint restaurants and bars for food and drink.
Below you will find some of best Funchal Hotels on offer – prices shown include flights to Funchal.
Rather than simply listing all hotels in Funchal, we aim to showcase the best properties that are most popular with British guests.
More about Funchal
The capital of Madeira, just under half of the islanders live. The mild climate of the “flower island”, the majestic natural beauty and many opportunities for sport and recreation (including golf holidays) all combine to make Madeira such an inviting resort for a winter sun holiday. Many guests return year after year. It’s easy to see why holidays in Funchal / Madeira are so popular.
The white city of Funchal stretches along a large bay and offers many interesting sights as well as some great hotels. In addition to historic churches, forts, cobblestoned streets and buildings in the old town, Zona Velha, the most beautiful parks in the city are worth a longer visit. Two modern lifts lead to the famous Monte Palace Tropical Garden, which also contains an African and Mineral Museum. A bird sanctuary is directly connected to it. The return journey back into Funchal can be made in a special wicker toboggan ride. It lasts about 15 minutes. An orchid garden with more than 50,000 species, is located below Monte. Many hotel guests and locals alike enjoy walking along the elegant Lido promenade and the area around the port are particularly good because there are restaurants, shops and public swimming pools. From the Marina both pleasure boat and fishing trips are on offer. The nearby cliffs Cabo Girao, the world’s second highest coastline, offers a stunning view over Funchal and the ocean. The regular covered market, Mercado Lavradores, is also an experience not to be missed – a bustling market where fruit, flowers and fresh fish are all offered.