TripAdvisor Reviews Santa Maria Funchal
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... 10am. One of them looked like Manuela. After breakfast, we headed to the gangways to disembark Britannia for the first time on this voyage. We headed to the central area of Funchal, where lots of memories came back from the first time that we'd been to Madeira, back in 2013 on Oceana. After looking around the fabulous gardens of Madeira, we headed in search of the Cristiano Ronaldo museum and statue. We found some shops that we ...
... is a real hill city overlooking a beautiful bay.
The trip up and down the hill allowed us to see how the locals live and then it was back to the downtown area to enjoy the combination of old and new and the lush foliage in the parks that appear around what seems to be every corner.
There is something special about this place ... but it very hard to put a finger on what it is ....... ...
... next stop is Cadiz where we got a hop on hop off bus pass. The following day we stop at Malaga and then for the last quick stop it is Cartegena where on Palm Sunday they were getting ready to parade the big floats which take many men to carry in honor of the Easter story.
... hand side of the road and The river head at Tabua is 50mins walk, there is a good picnic site at the river crossing. The eastern facing walk is reached by driving towards the sea front at Ribeira Brava and just before you reach the car park after the souvenir shop take the sharp right turn which climbs up past the Muralha Terrace restaurant and follow the road until you reach ...
... take more pictures of the doors (my camera had died the other day). Not only was there door art, but we found some doors that were actually 3-D sculptures. Incredible!
After a slow stroll back to the hotel, and a deserved rest (travelling is hard work!), we headed back down to the waterfront and main street where we got on the bus to check out the public swim club. Since Madeira is a rock island, there are a lot of swim clubs (mostly private) along the coast, where you can ...
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 $123
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