The Best Hotels in Madeira

Hundreds of kilometers off the Moroccan coast lies the flower island of Madeira in the Atlantic. The diverse flora has given the rugged beauty the nickname "floating garden". Madeira's hotels enjoy spring-like temperatures all year round. In the hinterland, waterfalls cascade from cliffs, often overgrown with evergreen moss. Terraced fields adorn steep ridges, and the port of Funchal is a destination for cruise ships from around the world.

Hotels in Madeira

Hotels in Madeira © Saccharum

Hotels in Madeira: Frequently asked questions

The capital Funchal in the south of the island is a cultural centre of Madeira. Here to discover: the Ronaldo Museum CR7, the famous Monte toboggan rides and a botanical splendid garden of the extra class. In the northeast of the island, the small coastal town Porto Moniz enchants sightseers with a natural swimming pool made of black lava stone. In the southwest, in the city Calheta, you can find what is probably the island’s most beautiful beach. Nature lovers are also drawn to the interior of the island to the Madeira Nature Park a unique ecosystem, and to the Laurissilva Forest on the north coast.

The most popular hotels in Madeira are the contemporary hotel Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa, the small family-run hotel Atrio with romantic gardens and citrus trees, and the beautiful hotel Quinta da Casa Branca; a traditional estate with a futuristic glass annex.

In addition to the luxurious Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa, The Vine Hotel in the island capital Funchal also boasts the coveted 5-star classification. The hotels The Cliff Bay and Vidamar Resorts Madeira even have a 5-star superior classification.

Hikers find good conditions in Madeira all year round. In the interior of the island and the south you can go hiking even in winter. During summer and autumn the whole island is a hiker's paradise.

For those who want to enjoy the blossom, the spring between April and June is ideal.

For bathing, it's best to arrive in summer between June and September, with temperatures up to 28°C and water temperatures up to 24°C. But be careful: The currents around the island should not be underestimated. It is best to swim only in designated bathing areas.

Madeira is an island in the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated almost 500 km off the Moroccan coast. The best way to reach it is therefore by airplane. The airport of Madeira can be reached directly through several German airports. A direct flight from Berlin, Munich or Frankfurt am Main usually takes a little less than 5 hours.

Yes, even though they are a thousand miles apart, Madeira belongs to Portugal and therefore to the EU. This has several advantages for travellers from Germany. The Euro is the official currency, additionally, Madeira is part of the Schengen area, so there is no passport control at the airport. This is also good news for roaming charges: Madeira belongs to country group 1, so with most mobile phone contracts you can call home and use the mobile internet without worries.

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