Are you looking for somewhere to stay in Madeira? Find out all about the best hotels in Madeira and then choose the best one for your vacation.
Our first advice is to choose the type of holidays you want. The range on offer is huge.
Hotels in Funchal | Hotels by the Sea | Hotels outside the city | Hotels for business | Hotels for Families | Hotels in Porto Santo
Hotels in Funchal
Hotels in Funchal are excellent due to their location and for those who are looking for the most cultural side of our island. You can enjoy a walk along the seaside and it is also excellent as a starting point for those who want to explore the island of Madeira.
In the heart of Funchal you can stroll through the narrow streets and see the main tourist attractions like the Cathedral or the College Church, the Farmers market (“Mercado dos Lavradores”), the iconic Old Town (“Zona Velha da Cidade), the Santa Catarina Park (“Parque Santa Catarina”), the museums, the cellars of our Madeira Wine producers and the Monte parish.
A 10-minute walk from the city center you can find the highest concentration of 5-star hotels in Madeira on the “Estrada Monumental” (Monumental road). It is here that we find the main touristic area of the island: ideal for being very close to the city center and having excellent restaurants nearby but also with access to the whole island.
Our suggestions for the city centre:
5 star hotels in Funchal:
Belmond Reid’s Palace, Enotel Lido, Hotel The Vine, Vidamar Madeira Resorts, Meliã Madeira Mare, Pestana Carlton Madeira, Pestana Grand Ocean Resort, Pestana Casino Park, Quintinha São João
4 star hotels in Funchal:
Hotel Raga, Four Views Baía, Four Views Monumental, Enotel Quinta do Sol
3 star hotels in Funchal:
Hotel windsor, Hotel do Carmo, Hotel Orquídea, Residencial Greco, Hotel do Centro
Hostels in Funchal:
29 Madeira Hostel
Hotels in Madeira by the sea
There is nothing like being on holidays near the sea: whether for swimmingor simply to admire its beauty. Choosing a hotel can be difficult because of the very large range on offer. You can find hotels all along the coastline of Madeira Island but most are in Funchal.
In Funchal you will find the most luxurious and exquisite hotels. Perfect for relaxing all day by the pool or taking a dip in the sea or, if you feel like it, to go out for a bit and visit downtown or eat in a nice restaurant.
Outside the city and in smaller parishes you can find hotels with affordable prices and a quality far above the average of what we commonly see in 3 and 4 star hotels across Europe. In fact, Madeira is known for having excellent hotels whether it is a 5, 4 or 3 star hotel.
Our suggestions for hotels with direct access to the sea:
5 star hotels in Madeira by the sea:
Belmond Reids Palace, Vidamar Madeira Resorts, Pestana Colombos (at Porto Santo Island), Pestana Porto Santo (at Porto Santo Island), Quinta do Lorde, Pestana Carlton Madeira
4 star hotels in Madeira by the sea:
Fajã dos Padres
Hotels outside Funchal city
If you are looking for the best hotel in Madeira to enjoy total peace and a close encounter with nature we suggest you stay in a hotel outside the city. Although Funchal is a quiet city, there are many interesting choices all around the island. And note that you can reach any point of the island in less than a 1 hour drive.
By the sea or at the heart of the Laurel Forest… the choice is yours.
Some hotels offer the tranquility of the sea, while others offer close contact with nature and access to trails that will lead you through the heart of our amazing Laurel Forest. If you are into golf then you can also stay in a hotel near some golf courses.
For the more adventurous, you can book different hotels in Madeira. Why not stay in Funchal for a few days and the spend the rest of your time outside the city or even at Porto Santo?
Our suggestions for hotels outside Funchal city:
5 stars Hotels outside Funchal city:
Pestana Colombos (at Porto Santo Island), Pestana Porto Santo (at Porto Santo Island), Quinta do Lorde, Choupana Hills Resort & Spa, Casa Velha do Palheiro, Estalagem Quinta Mirabela
4 stars Hotels outside Funchal city:
Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa, Porto Bay Serra Golf, Montemar Palace, Aqua Natura, Enotel Baía, Casa da Capelinha, Enotel Golf, Moniz Sol, Four Views Oasis
3 stars Hotels outside Funchal city:
Solar da Bica
Quinta Cova do Milho
Casa do Lugarinho
Hotels for business travel in Madeira Island
Madeira is not just for holidays and rest. If you are coming for business and only need a place to sleep, we have hotels with accessible prices and a good location in the city center. This way you can enjoy the little spare time you have to visit the main attractions of the city.
These hotels are suitable for those who want to explore the island and spend the least time possible at the hotel: ideal for leaving the hotel in the morning and coming back in the evening for a comfortable rest. Most of these hotels will help you book activities around the Island.
When it comes to hotels for meetings and conferences, Madeira Island also has a wide range on offer. Most of the major 5-star hotels have meeting and conference rooms for up to 100 people. The ones with the highest capacity are Casino Park Hotel (600 people) and Vidamar Madeira Resort (400 people).
We suggest these hotels for business:
5 star Hotels for business travel in Madeira Island:
Casino Park Hotel, VidaMar Madeira Resort, Meliã Madeira, Quinta do Lorde, Enotel Lido (all these hotels have meeting/congress rooms)
4 star Hotels for business travel in Madeira Island:
Four Views Baia, Four Views monumental, Four Views Oasis, (all these hotels have meeting/congress rooms)
3 star Hotels for business travel in Madeira Island:
Hotel Orquídea, Hotel do Carmo, Hotel Windsor, Hotel do Centro, Residencial Greco (Hotels with affordable prices)
Madeia Hostel 29
Hotels for families in Madeira
If you are visiting Madeira in the company of your family, note that we have hotels with amazing deals for families. The Pestana hotels for example, do not charge for the child (up to 12 years), the Vidamar Madeira Resorts offers two phenomenal pools while the kids can play at the "Aquatica Kids Club", the luxurious Belmond Reids offers an extra bed for kids (up to 17 years) and the Casa do Lugarinho is the perfect place if you prefer to be alone with your family.
Despite the fact that we have excellent deals for families, you must take into account the wide range of activities that can do on the Island: swimming with dolphins, kayaking in Caniçal, surfing on the north side of the island, Jeep Safari, “Levadas”, Tukxi tour, stand up paddle, visiting the Toy Museum, spend the day at the Aqua Park,and much, much more ... visit our activities page and find out everything you can do.
We suggest these hotels for families in Madeira
5 Star hotels for families:
Belmond Reids Palace, Vidamar Madeira Resort, Pestana Carlton Hotel, Pestana Grand Ocean Resort, Pestana Casino Park, Enotel Lido
Fajã dos Padres, Casa do Lugarinho
Hotels in Porto Santo
Why not a spend a day in Porto Santo? 15 minutes by plane or 2 hours and a half with the ferry “Lobo Marinho” separate these two islands. So close and yet so different.
The spectacular golden sandy beach of Porto Santo was named one of the "Seven Wonders" of Portugal in the “beach dunes” category in 2012. The Porto Santo beachis 9 km long - the same lengthof the island.
If you prefer to stay more than a day, there are plenty reasons why you should do it: The Porto Santo golf course, the bike rides, the cozy atmosphere of the village, the donkey rides, the "lambecas" (typical ice cream in Porto Santo) and the picturesque windmills that you will see from time to time in the landscape.
Pestana Hotels has two fantastic luxury all-inclusive 5 star hotels in Porto Santo Island.