The best areas to stay in Funchal

Cheap and economic accommodation to stay in Funchal

Monaco Residential
Single Room from 20 EUR

I thought Astoria
Double Room from 20 EUR

Residential Melba
Double Room from 23 EUR

Aparthotel Imperatriz
 Studio Room from 37.8 EUR

Paraiso Tourist Apartments
 Studio Room from 38.5 EUR

Dorisol Buganvilia Studio Hotel
 Studio Room from 40.8 EUR

Hotel Do Centro
 Double or Twin Room from 41.25 EUR

Escola Hotel
 Double Room from 36.9 EUR

Madeira Panorâmico Hotel
 Studio Room from 40 EUR

Muthu Raga Madeira Hotel
 Double Room from 40 EUR

Best place to stay in Funchal

Most popular services

  • Located in front of the beach
  • Free WiFi (most customers think the connection is excellent)
  • FREE private parking!
  • Family Rooms

  • With transfer from the airport!
  • Recent travelers give it a very high score
  • It has its own terrace
  • One of the most reserved in Funchal!

some clouds
22.6 ° C
23.2 °
21.7 °
25 °
26 °
26 °
25 °
23 °

Inside the Portuguese island of Madeira Island, One best options to stayit's no doubt Funchal, located in the southern zone.

Funchal is Madeira capital and it is one of the best known areas for Lodge in all the island.

It is common for many Visitantes make a stop in this city, in order to know their attractive and spend some nights in the best hosting sites de Funchal.

For most of the Travelers, especially if they are going to spend a few days in Madeira Island or if they don't have car, Funchal It is an excellent option, since it has a lot to offer.

Here you can walk the street Santa Maria, visit the Farmers Market, climb all over the city with the funicular and go down in the popular Monte Carreiros.

You can also know the Centennial Cathedral of Funchal and São Tiago fortress, which currently hosts the Contemporary Art Museum. 

And if you walk through the city, you will find many parks with plants and flowers indigenous to the island, very colorful and beautiful.

Funchal it has all kinds of influences. In its streets you can find restaurants with typical Japanese, Mexican, Spanish food and North American fast food chains.

But if you feel like trying indigenous dishes of the region, you will also find various restaurants to delight your palate.

Funchal has various accommodation optionsBoth hotels central, like apartments, aparthotel or villas In the outskirts of the city. There really are good places for you lodging and with very affordable prices.

One the best areas to stay in Funchal, is historical Center and also Lido, along the coast. We will give you more details below.

The Velha area, the historic center of the city

La Velha area or Funchal historic center, is recognized as the neighborhood with more personality of all the city. 

Here the Visitantes They will be able to tour their streets with the typical portuguese road basalt and marble. Get lost in some corner or Hidden placeIt is an entertaining experience.

One of the main streets of the old town, Is the Rua de Santa María. In this narrow cobbled street, you will get many restaurants specialized in regional food, bars, shops and art galleries. 

The most modern and elegant all Funchal, concentrates on this place. Each establishment has decorated at your front door, drawn murals by various artists, which is very beautiful and attractive to all visitors.

At night the Funchal historic center comes alive. It is then that the Restaurants and bars get crowded and the Rua de Santa Maria it becomes the meeting point for all tourists and residents de la ciudad.

Enjoy a good food, a glass of wine and listen music excellent, it is something that I could not stop doing in the Velha area. Moreover, the Funchal historic center, is the place where the vast majority of the artisans and local residents associations of madeira island.

Along the narrow Rua Santa Maria, you will find various art Galeries and what will catch your attention the most are the artistic ones doors of each of the buildings and establishments area.

Another attraction for Tourists, is the Funchal-Monte Cable Car, which is also in the Velha area.  It will be very curious to see the modern cable cars above those old buildings. 

As to lodging In this area of ​​the city, you will find many offers of luxury hotels, apartments y houses for rent overlooking the historic center or the sea. There is no doubt that the Velha area (historical Center), is The best areas to stay in Funchal.

Monte, the parish of the carts

Monte known as the parish of los carritos, being one of the most emblematic of the funchal city and a place that you cannot miss visiting.

The small town of Monte is surrounded by gardens and large groves. Here you can give walks on foot in a very calm way, observing the best of the area. You will be able to know the Church of Our Lady of Mount, built in honor of the Patroness of Madeira.

Every August 15 is celebrated here, the festivities in honor of Our Lady of the Mount, something that you can also enjoy if you visit Funchal around these dates.

If you go a little more to north, another place that you should not miss, is the Monte Palace Tropical Garden, which has a collection of Exotic plants coming from all continents and many artworks scattered throughout the gardens.

In addition, it is also present, the Monte Municipal Park and a museum which is part of this nice complex. The scenery that you will be able to observe during the journey until Ride the cable carThey are great.

Once you get on Ride the funicular (that unites it with the old town), you can take a walk to Nostra Senhora do Monte church. This whole area is full of fifths spectacular, another tourist attraction for visitors.

In the surroundings of the iglesia you will be able to observe various groups of men dressed with white shirts and pants, And a straw hat. These the famous carreiros!

And it is that one of the best known activities that can be done in Funchal, is to descend into the basket carts, something that will give you a lot adrenaline and fun. 

Si quieres stay in Monte, here you will find a varied offer en Affordable hotels, apartments and villas for rent.

Santa Maria Maior, the old area

Santa Maria Maior It is a beautiful parish of Funchal surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and extensive mountains The center of this parish is known as Old zone and it was for many years a forgotten part of the city.

Today, it has regained its value and is the meeting point for many visitors and residents of the area, since it has various places of cultural interest and nightlife.

En Santa Maria Maior  you can go through various schools,  sports centers, churches, squaresfunchal jewish cemetery and  farmers market. 

At its historical Center, you can visit the Fort of São Tiago dating from 1614 and which houses the Contemporary Art Museum next to a fabulous restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

You can also know the Sport Maritime Club, in the former Campo do Almirante Reis, today transformed into Municipal Gardens, where is the cableway which connects the Old zone with the parish of Mountain. 

Do not forget to visit the Chapel of the Holy Body, and the iSanta Maria churchKnown as Socorro Church. And for those who like to enjoy a good drink, it is recommended to enter one of the restaurants from the area and try the strike (the traditional drink of the island).

You will also enjoy visiting the narrow streets of Santa Maria Maior, places that denote the art of various local artists and craftsmen, at the doors of many houses and establishments.  

As to lodging en Santa Maria Maior, find the offers of hotels mid-range, modern apartments y houses in rental.

Sao Martinho, full of atmosphere and fun

Saint Martin is a parish located on the southwest coast of Funchal. It is crossed by the main road of madeira island, which connects it with the Funchal historic center and the municipality of Chamber of Wolves and with Caniçal, making it a very visited place all year round.

This parish  is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and has a mountainous region to the north. Here you will enjoy one of the bigger beaches y visited de Funchal and all Europe, as is the spectacular Praia Formosa

En Saint Martin You can also see the cemetery largest in the city of Funchal (Nossa Senhora das Angustias).

It is the parish with the most inhabitants of Madeira Islandtherefore, she will be excited about residents and tourists, especially in summer. Here you will enjoy a Great atmosphere with lots of fun.

If you visit the parish on November 11th, you can take the opportunity to roast the last chestnuts. La feast of Saint Martin It is very beautiful, enhancing the faith and traditions of the Madeira village. It is an old custom that you cannot miss on your visit because São Martinho.

In the South coast from the parish, you can also get to know one of the malls largest on the island, the Madeira forum. El Lido or hotel zone of Madeira, it is also located on the southern coast of Saint Martin, where the vast majority of hotel establishments of the island.

So you will have many options to stay in one of The best areas to stay in Funchal.

Santo António, the most populated parish

Santo António is another of the parishes of the city of Funchal. It is the most populated the island and is recognized for hosting The Pico do Arieiro, which is located 1.818 meters high.

Among the various places that you can visit in Santo Antónioare the Capitão Tower, the oldest building in the archipelago of Madeira, la Parochial Igreja (parish church) recognized as the largest in Funchal y The Solar dos Lemes, a XNUMXth century manor house with its chapel São Filipe.

Another famous place of Santo António worth contemplating, is the Pico dos Barcelos, located 355 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view of the Bay and of the entire city of Funchal.

Santo António It is a special attraction for Tourists every June 12, when the day of the Popular Marches. Hundreds of people from different parts of the world gather here. madeira island, to honor San Antonio.

La local church is one of architectural monuments most important in the parish and which you can not miss.

If you want to stay in Saint Anthony, you will find various options, such as very affordable hotels, residences and villas for rent.

The 9 best hotels to stay in Funchal

Other destinations in Portugal that may interest you

Funchal Luxury Hotels

In the Portuguese city of Funchal gastronomy, tradition and beauty merge to give rise to a fundamental visit destination within the madeira island. The island's capital has a wide range of hotels, so finding the hotel of your dreams will not be difficult.

Do you want to spend your nights in well-known chain accommodations? Choose hotels in Funchal such as the Enotel Quinta do Sol, the hotel Belmond Reid's Palace and the Royal Savoy Hotel. Hotels near the center? If you book your room at the Quintinha de São João hotel, at the Castanheiro Boutique hotel or at the Funchal Design hotel, you will be a few minutes walk from the main points of interest.

Funchal beach hotels

Dorisol Estrelicia Florasol Hotel, Gorgulho Hotel, Porto Mare and Madeira Hotel Regency Cliff They also enjoy a good location, as they are close to the beach area. They are also hotels in Funchal where you will feel at home.

Finally, if you want to spend your stay in the rooms of a luxury hotel, you can choose between Vidamar Resort Madeira, the Aparthotel Pestana CR7 Funchal or the Girassol hotel. Do not let them to tell you! Book your hotel in Funchal now and get ready to visit one of the most magical places in Portugal.

Five (5) star hotels in Funchal

Five-star hotels are those of the highest category and luxury. In all the cities of the world there are accommodations of this category and thanks to that in our catalog we have numerous five-star hotels in Funchal, so you can select the one that interests you most thanks to price or thanks to its luxurious facilities. In the international tourist language, the five stars of a hotel are equivalent to sophistication, very high quality service and a design that meets the most demanding criteria of the public.

Four (4) star hotels in Funchal

Un four star hotel offers a high level of quality in its services, since standards with a high level of demand apply. The accommodations in this category are usually located in the center, or in places with good communication to facilitate the client's planned tourist visits. The four star hotels in Funchal They are defined due to their excellence and design, remarkable although it may sometimes seem sober.

A four-star hotel in Funchal usually has Internet service and duly active facilities, as well as a restaurant and various leisure areas. Thanks to our cheap hotel search engine you can find four-star hotels in Funchal on offer, at the best prices in the market.

Apartments in Funchal

Are you considering traveling to Funchal and don't know where to stay? If so, we propose a solution ... Have you ever thought about renting a apartment in Funchal to enjoy your vacation? If what you are looking for is to organize your trip making the most of your free time and organizing your stay in the most independent way, do not hesitate, the best option is to find the apartment that best suits your tastes.

Do you want an apartment with a pool, a parking space or even a mini golf? Maybe you are looking for beachfront accommodation? We have the widest selection of apartments, with more than 88 accommodations available in Funchal. No matter the apartment you need, be it a studio, a family chalet or an aparthotel.

4.8/5 - (103 votes)