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... daunting. Plenty of narrow winding roads with blind corners. Again driving on the wrong side of the road, however the hire car this time was a six speed Nissan with a fair bit of Zip. Not sure how the little Fiat Punto we had in Porto would have coped. As I said the Landscape was amazing with the variety of plants. Bananas and grapevines dominate the sloping hillside, broken up only by houses, cliff and winding roads. We travelled up to the highest ...
... Churchill, stayed when
in Madeira. I took a wander through the lobby and the patios but passed on the popular
40 Euro afternoon high tea. It’s not as if I had much of a choice on that –
there was nothing in my backpack that would enable me to pass their dress code
Along Funchal’s harbor there’s a small fort, the Forte de
Sao Jose, that used to be on an island ...
... The hike started out cold and windy but in bright sunshine near the start of one of the island's highest levadas. Although the walk probably has a different name, I don’t recall it and can’t find it on online maps, so I’m just calling it The Five Levadas Walk because it would take us along five levadas at different altitudes through the day.
We soon crossed back over the crest and descended into a north side valley that is the ...
... the island a glass is downed
quickly as part of a toast at any time of day, somewhat the way Spaniards do
with sherry. Madeira wine was carried on ships to the new world because its
strength enabled it to hold up well on long voyages and was even improved by
exposure to heat on long sea voyages to the degree that applying heat to
enhance the wine’s flavor caught on on the island. In the 1700s the American
colonies that became the U.S. were ...
... amusing with a little tail that sticks up tall on the top, so we looked like a family of waterhogs with our little 'radio antennaed tails’ sticking up as we boarded the bus wearing them, much to the astonishment and then amusement of the serious French contingent. Once over their initial shock, we got a round of Bravos, smiles, approving (if somewhat indulgent) nods and claps from those on the bus. This encouraged us to wear them to dinner that night much ...
Other places to stay in Funchal
Rua Imperatriz D. AmÃ©lia, 55, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $101
- Loved the Hypnotist!
- Beautiful-We were treated with great care.
- Fabulous! No kids!
Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia, 29, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $186
- Nice, Relaxing Hotel
- Great suites
Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $201
- A wonderful hotel.
- Would definitely reccommend
- This hotel exceeded our expectations....
Largo Antonio Nobre , Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Would stay at this hotel again
- Our most enjoyable holiday for years!
- Great location for Town Centre
Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $69
- Good Honest Value
- Very pleasant hotel
- Good Hotel
Lido - Rua de Leichlingen nos. 2-4, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $111
Estrada Monumental 316, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Rua Nova Vale D'Ajuda, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $65
Rua Simplicio Passos Gouveia, 21, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $159
- Will return
- Madeirn Magic
Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $217
- Watch out for the afternoon tea !!
- Maderia magic
- Superb Hotel
Praia Formosa, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $138
- Heaven on Earth, Perfect Holiday
- Faultless in every respect!
- Excellent hotel
Estrada Monumental 265, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $147
Quinta Calaca 1, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $73
- Un hotel muy bonito
- Dated dark and dingy
- Sehr nettes Hotel
Rua Ponta da Cruz, 23, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $115
- A Grand Holiday indeed!
- 5* holiday at its best
- Very Nice hotel
Estrada Monumental 302, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $55
- Good location
- Better than expected
- Past it's sell-by date
Estrada Monumental 306, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $51
Rua da Casa Branca 98, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $47
Rua do Gorgulho, 2, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $135
- A 5-star hotel in all but name
- Our first trip to madeira
- Shear Elegance
Azinhaga da Casa Branca , Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $92
Rua do Cabrestante 25, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $78
Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Wonderful Friendly Staff and Good Quality Accommodation
- Good all round hotel
- Perfect Location
Rua da Casa Branca, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $49
Estrada Monumental 239, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $39
Rua Leichlingen 7, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $159
- Loved the veiws
- Exc with a baby - space, comfort, resort facilities but not too "resorty"!
Estrada Monumental 194, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $92