Madeira is an amazing island and there are many things to discorver and you can find many places to go do outdoor activities or to stay in, and in this article you’ll discover some of the best boutique hotels in madeira.
If you don’t know what a boutique hotel then they basically are some of the best places to stay when traveling.
It’s normal to prefer to have your own space, you don’t like to stay in a normal dorm, or you don’t have the budget to splurge for 5-star hotels. The Boutique hotels are basically in the middle, because they offer great amenities but with a more reasonable price range.
While there are not any strict guidelines on what is considered as a “boutique hotel”, but they have some distinct characteristics that you could easily spot them.
Look at our opinion on the top 15 best boutique hotels in Madeira island.
1. Escarpa – The Madeira Hideaway
This is one of the best boutique hotels in madeira on one of the most beautiful islands of Portugal and located in Ponta de Sol, welcoming its guests with luxury, extreme comfort and amazing panoramic views over the deep blue Atlantic ocean. This resort offers you 9 ocean view rooms and three luxury villas full of life. All the villas are settled within the typical green garden and each one of them with its own privacy area. The amazing combination of luxury, design and exceptional surroundings will make this place so unique. The problem is that this resort does only accept adults. Each of the oceans views in the rooms offers a comfortable double bed and modern bathroom for two guests. Each one of the diferent villa offers a comfortable bedroom for a maximum of 2 guests, a modern bathroom and open living area.
2. Quinta Jardins do Lago
If you wanna feel like a celebrity reciveing top service at Quinta Jardins do Lago. This 18th century mansion is situated in the hills that surround Funchal, among extensive botanical gardens with 600 different species of plants. All rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens. The spacious rooms at Quinta Jardins do Lago feature elegant décor, a seating area, a marble bathroom and a large balcony. All rooms include air conditioning, cable TV and free Wi-Fi.
3. Three House Hotel
The Three house hotel is a 6-minute walk from the beach and is one of the most popular boutique hotels in madeira. Three House Hotel has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and bar in Funchal. All accommodation at this 4-star hotel offers views of the city, and guests have access to a garden and a terrace. The Hotel offers a 24-hour reception, airport transfer service, room service and free WiFi throughout. Also all of the rooms at this hotel are equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safe and a private bathroom with a bidet, bathrobes and a hairdryer. Rooms have a kettle, while some rooms are equipped with a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a minibar. All rooms at Three House Hotel include bed linen and towels.
4. Quinta Paços do Lago
Quinta Paços do Lago is located in Campanário, in a rural area, and as such, the hotel is a part of the agro tourism since it is integrated in an agricultural exploration created with the purpose of letting guests following up, knowledge and participation in agricultural works, properly guided. It is inserted in a natural environment surrounded by autochthonous plants, allowing the usufruct and the integration of several platforms of plantations, gardens and a large solarium, combining simplicity, beauty and comfort and the characteristics of the good style and design of traditional Madeira buildings, with the aim of making the most of all the advantages and physical conditions of the place. The Quinta is influenced by the traditional aesthetics of the island, and internally preening a classic style by the use of bulky spaces.
5. Hotel Cajú
Hotel Caju is a member of the Divine Hotels Collection group to which the famous and internationally awarded hotel The Vine also belongs, located just 5 minutes’ walk away. Located in the heart of the city, among museums, restaurants and numerous points of interest such as the Municipal Garden, Santa Catarina Park and the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theater. A few meters from the Cathedral, the Madeira wine cellars, the colorful and striking Mercado dos Lavradores, the famous Old Town and the riverside area of the pier, marina and port of Funchal. Here everything is within walking distance. Housing, commerce, factory, this is the legacy of a building where he spent a lot of life. Hotel Caju honors this heritage and offers its guests an environment that breathes the soul of the past, but adopts the irreverence and boldness of the present.
6. Socalco Nature Calheta
At Socalco Nature Calheta, we combine rural tourism, gastronomic atelier and farming in a single experience. In the hotel, the guests get in touch with nature and get their “hands on”. Whether in a cooking class with the chef, on gastronomic tours, on wine journeys or on farm chores preparing jams and baking bread every day can be surprising. The plants, the flowers, the fruit trees, the waterways, the caves and the breathtaking views of the sea make your stay in Socalco an unforgettable experience.
7. Saccharum – Savoy Signature:Resort & Spa
The Saccharum is about a 6-minute walk from the beach and is one of the best boutique hotels in madeira. With a rooftop infinity pool and conference rooms, Saccharum – Resort & Spa – Savoy Signature is a luxury 5-star design hotel located on Calheta Beach, between the mountains of Madeira and the Atlantic Ocean.Rooms feature sugarcane-themed decor designed by a local artist. //The guests in the hotel can also enjoy the comfort of a self-catering apartment. Saccharum – Resort & Spa – Savoy Signature offers a buffet restaurant, an à la carte restaurant, terraces and barbecue facilities. 4 bars are also available. Guests can spend the day on site, making use of the squash court, children’s playroom and indoor heated pool. On warmer days, 2 outdoor swimming pools with large terraces for sunbathing are available. The Marina da Calheta is about 20 meters from Saccharum – Resort & Spa – Savoy Signature, while Funchal City Center is 34 km away.
8. Quinta da Saraiva
Quinta da Saraiva offers an authentic Madeiran accommodation experience, along with all the comforts of modern hospitality. Guests can enjoy an agricultural property of 5000 square meters, where bananas and vineyards dominate the landscape. In the area around the main building, guests can admire our gardens full of flowers typical of the region, in addition to the heated pool and Jacuzzi next to the solarium. Nearby we have a barbecue area, a traditional oven for making bread and, last but not least, our traditional Madeiran wine cellar and mill next to our bar and reception. All rooms and suites are equipped with air conditioning, fast Wi-Fi internet and Smart TV with several international channels. Most of our rooms have a balcony, with some of them overlooking the sea.
9. Quinta da Casa Branca
Quinta da Casa Branca is about an 11-minute walk from the beach. Set within extensive gardens of a former banana plantation, Quinta da Casa Branca offers a boutique hotel and an elegant mansion with a heated pool and rooms with garden views. There is a spa room and 2 restaurants at the property. All facilities include free Wi-Fi, and all facilities and private balcony overlooking the gardens The private bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.
10. Casa do Papagaio Verde
The Casa do Papagaio Verde is a beautiful small guest house in Funchal, Madeira Island. All the tastefully decorated studios, apartments and bedrooms face are well thought and have a broad and deep view over the vast Atlantic Ocean. With stunning gardens with year-round blooms, alot of sunlight all the time, a scenic swimming pool and an always welcoming staff, Casa do Papagaio Verde offers the perfect home away experience to those discovering this unique Island. While it is close to Funchal,the main city, it is located in a nice and quiet area, ideal for the sleepless and the restless.
11. Castanheiro Boutique Hotel
The Castanheiro Boutique Hotel in Madeira, is the result of a careful architectural restoration that has both an innovative design with high standards of service, and where gastronomy and customer service are a top priority at every moment of the stay. With 81 rooms and located in the center of the city, with a superb view over the bay of Funchal. This concept comprises the joining and restoration of five the buildings, some of them classified, taking the guests of the hotel on a journey through three centuries of history and amazing urban architecture. The experience begins in a unique 18th-century building, once a community bakery, extending to a 19th-century manor house and three more buildings from the early 20th century, in an intricate and curious path dominated by backyards, patios and terraces.
12. Calhau Grande
The Calhau Grande is a small group of 8 typical self-catering cottages in Arco da Calheta, Madeira Islands, with breath-taking amazing panoramic views over the Ocean. It is a simple and genuine haven for those looking for calm, rest with no disturbances and a real example of Madeira Island’s lifestyle. The rustic looking cottages, which have been carefully thought and eco-friendly restored, suit the natural environment. Every space of these cottages is framed by the lovely ocean view and by the energy of the stones. You can relax in the hotel’s swimming pool, enjoy wonderful sunsets, discover our agricultural land with fruit trees, vegetables and aromatic herbs.
13. Atrio hotel
The Hotel Atrio is a 22 room, family run hotel located in Calheta, on the sunny south side of Madeira Island, just about 45 minutes from Funchal. This charming Hotel is located on the edge of a Eucalyptus forest, 500m from the Levada Nova and near the Laurissilva forest, Unesco natural world heritage, at Rabaçal. This boutique hotel is surrounded by a stunning 10.000m2 garden and enjoys a prominent sea view. Inspired by the historic charm of the “Quinta”, this country hotel combines tradition with contemporary elegance. A cosy restaurant, a bar with fireplace and a sunny terrace invite you to unwind and rest. The heated pool, the sauna and the massages allow you to relax to your full extent.
14. Solar da Bica
O Solar da Bica is one of the quiet agro-tourism boutique hotels in madeira, with a unique view over the São Vicente Valley on the island of Madeira, unforgettable landscapes and an incredible backdrop of green mountains with the lots of vegetation of the Laurissilva Forest. Solar da Bica is a cozy and peaceful retreat. This comfortable guest house faces the mountains and has a lush natural environment. Solar offers accommodation in rooms and an apartment. All rooms include a private bathroom, satellite TV and mountain views.
15. Hotel Quinta Do Furao
Quinta do Furão, a property on top of a cliff, with strong winery inspirations and superb views over the Atlantic Ocean and the entire Northeast Coast is an excellent option for a stay on the island of Madeira. It is located in the North, the most luxuriant part of our Island. The North Coast represents the true identity, where customs and traditions are present in the daily life of the local community, as well as an immaculate and unique nature in the world. This property is a mere 40 minutes drive from the capital of Madeira – Funchal and 20 minutes from Cristiano Ronaldo Airport. Combining in this way the ideal location to be able to rest and relax with nature in the background and at the same time be close to the city.
Conclusion of the article
I hope that with this article you now know whichto stay in Madeira Island and you got to know some of the boutique hotels in madeira. Just so you know that wherever you go on this beautiful island there will always be something you can do, whether it is visiting a museum, having a walk on the trails or even going to the beach, so check this article about activities in Funchal.
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