Places to Stay
There is a wide variety of lodging on Madeira ranging from luxury hotels to AirBnBs. The establishments featured here are in no way a complete listing, but will give you an idea of the types of properties, and the travelers for whom they are geared.
There are many fine hotels on Madeira, we will highlight several in different municipalities on the island. These properties are geared to the traveler who prefers a certain level of service and amenities and don't mind paying a little more for a room.
Hotel Savoy Madeira - Funchal
The Five Star Madeira Royal Savoy Hotel, with its superb location in Funchal, is the latest extension of the world-famous Hotel Savoy, which has almost 100 years of history. The hotel boasts 172 spacious and luxurious suites and rooms - each with own balcony - all elegantly furnished in the utmost quality and comfort.
Belmond Reid's Palace - Funchal
Set on cliff tops overlooking the Bay of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean, this legendary hotel has, for over a century, been a standard-bearer for excellence. The hotel is located on 10 acres of subtropical gardens, boasts enviable access to the sea and is within walking distance of Funchal's shops, restaurants and night-life. With its reputation for excellence and discreet service, Belmond Reid's Palace is the ideal place at which to relax and be pampered.
Saccharum – Arco da Calheta
The facilities are excellent here. There are three outdoor swimming pools. One exclusively for children and one a daringly designed infinity pool which gives the illusion of jutting into the sea. The spa is well-equipped with sensory showers, a heated pool and whirlpool tub, treatment rooms, and a gym. There is also a squash court and a games room for children. The hotel runs a bus to and from Funchal..
Some manor houses in Madeira, called “Quintas”, are available to rent, either by the room or by the entire property. These houses are usually set in nature, they have beautiful gardens, flowers, and ponds. We are featuring several at different price points that will appeal to different travelers.
Quinta da Casa Branca – Funchal
Member of the "Small Luxury Hotels of the World", nestled amidst lush sub-tropical gardens near the center of Funchal and away from the bustle of the city, at Quinta da Casa Branca estate, there is a modern design boutique Hotel featuring 41 Rooms and 2 Suites, and positioned at the lower level of the property there are two buildings set apart, an elegant and luxurious Manor House with 5 luxury Manor House Suites. Close by, next to the swimming-pool, lies a Villa dating from the early XIX century.
Quinta do Lagar - Santo da Serra
This family-owned guest home is nestled in a lush garden, has many wonderful features, and is located near area attractions.
This entire property is for rent at one, very reasonable, price (basically what one room goes for in the other, larger, quintas) making it ideal for families and group travelers.
Six (6) bedrooms, each with a private bathroom
Private single-room detached bungalow with bathroom
Kitchen with Communal Dining Area
Living Room with a Snooker Table
Landscaped Gardens, Green Spaces and Duck pond
There are many affordable hotels in Funchal, all around the $50 a room per night rate. Here are a few of the higher-rated budget hotels.
Hotel Monte Carlo – Funchal
Situated within a previous Palace of Funchal’s charming and historic town centre, the Monte Carlo Hotel promises affordable accommodation and relaxing panoramic views of the bay of Funchal, and the Ocean. It’s located next to some main heritage and cultural points of Funchal, and Monte Carlo offers a relaxing stay, after exploring the magnificent island of Madeira
Santa Cruz Village Hotel - Santa Cruz
About 2 minutes from Madeira International Airport and 15 minutes from Funchal. Fully renovated in 2017, this is a typical city hotel, close to all historical, cultural and leasure facilities. About 50 meters from the historical quarter and Sea promenade. The hotel is located where there was an old sugar cane mill, keeping the original Madeiran Architecture. It has 40 rooms, divided in Standard’s; Superior; and Junior Suite.