Travel Blogs from Funchal
... a good few degrees cooler than on the coast. We usually walk for an hour which takes us nicely to the tea house called Hortensia. This is a great refreshment stop with tea/coffee, light snacks, which could include their huge slice of apple cake, as well as a toilet stop. The views down across the city and over the harbour are great. The route could be cycled as it is flat ...
... of Madeira wine, as well as two Grande beers and we had a free taster starter crab, fried carrot, broadbeans, tuna samosas. The garlic bread we had to pay for. Iain had beef skewers, I had garlic chicken on a screwer, mum had fish of the day Red Sea bream and Sarah trying the chicken and scrimp. A stray dog kept chasing cars and coming into the restaurant. We went back to the hotel, and listened to a singer, while taking advantage of 241 on drinks! We went to bed ...
There is ample parking alongside the beach area of Praia Formosa. Take a right turn out of the car park and the constructed walkway is obvious. Very easy walk (even in trainers) to the west and continue past the beach cafes. The walk to Camara do Lobos takes about 50 minutes and the views as one enters the fishing port are the ...
... one's feet - not comfortable. As the walk progresses to the 40 minute mark the path is confined to the parapet alongside the water channel and this is not for the faint hearted! Generally the surroundings are smelly, however you do get a glimpse of the coast and the "Winged Bridge", but there are much better walks - avoid this ...
... La Coruna. The sheer majestic size of the cruise ship was the first and foremost thing that we noticed when we boarded at Southampton. We made our way to our interior cabin to find our bags already there. A nice surprise :) Our room attendant was lovely and made us feel so special and at home. In particular was the novelty of coming back to our room each evening to find the beds all ready ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Santa Maria Funchal
Other places to stay in Funchal
Rua Imperatriz D. Amelia 55, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $102
- Loved the Hypnotist!
- Beautiful-We were treated with great care.
- Fabulous! No kids!
Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia, 29, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $191
- Nice, Relaxing Hotel
- Great suites
Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $151
- A wonderful hotel.
- Would definitely reccommend
- This hotel exceeded our expectations....
Largo Antonio Nobre , Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $112
- Would stay at this hotel again
- Our most enjoyable holiday for years!
- Great location for Town Centre
Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $74
- Good Honest Value
- Very pleasant hotel
- Good Hotel
Lido - Rua de Leichlingen nos. 2-4, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $100
Estrada Monumental 316, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $68
Rua Nova Vale D'Ajuda, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $61
Rua Simplicio Passos Gouveia, 21, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Will return
- Madeirn Magic
Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $178
- Watch out for the afternoon tea !!
- Maderia magic
- Superb Hotel
Praia Formosa , Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $142
- 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 $66
- Un hotel muy bonito
- Dated dark and dingy
- Sehr nettes Hotel
Rua Ponta da Cruz, 23, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $105
- A Grand Holiday indeed!
- 5* holiday at its best
- Very Nice hotel
Estrada Monumental 302, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $56
- Good location
- Better than expected
- Past it's sell-by date
Estrada Monumental 306, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $53
Rua da Casa Branca 98, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $49
Rua do Gorgulho 2, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- A 5-star hotel in all but name
- Our first trip to madeira
- Shear Elegance
Azinhaga da Casa Branca 7, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $81
Rua do Cabrestante 25, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $77
Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $85
Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $140
- Wonderful Friendly Staff and Good Quality Accommodation
- Good all round hotel
- Perfect Location
Rua da Casa Branca, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $54
Estrada Monumental 239, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $51
Rua Leichlingen 7, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $142
- Loved the veiws
- Exc with a baby - space, comfort, resort facilities but not too "resorty"!
Estrada Monumental 194, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $91