Madeira Palacio Resort Hotel

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Estrada Monumental 265, Funchal, Madeira, 9000-250, Portugal
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Costs 60% less but rated 18% lower than other 5 star hotels

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what to do n where to go

by kymxx

could anyone tell me what there is to do n where to go in funchal also for kids as well and what there is there and is it a big place and and would i need to hire a car to get to these places any suggestions and any extra info will be appreciated thanks

Re: what to do n where to go

by hawkhead

I am surprised that you haven't used Google to do some research. If you enter "funchal" in the Google search box, a whole myriad of sites come up. The following is but one example:

click on "things to see"

Re: what to do n where to go

by leics

And then there are the pages right here on Vt, which will give you plenty of information and tips on what to do, see and enjoy in Funchal. All Vt content is written Vt ordinary travellers or locals.

Copy and paste this link into your browser address bar:

then click 'go'.

Funchal is a city. If you want to see more of Madeira you may well need to hire a car, but I doubt you will have any need for one within the city itself.

Re: what to do n where to go

by nzbased

We just got back - had a week from 13-20 May in Canico (15 min by car from Funchal centre). Madeira was always essentially an "up-market, older traveller's destination. It reflects a slower pace of life than its bigger sister, Portugal - especially the Algarve. The island is only approx 50 x 20 kms so pretty small. Especially with the "via rapida" motorway that wasn't there last time we visited, you can get around pretty quickly. We hired a cheap car for the week and saw everything around the island. You definitely need a car as everything is spread over the island. The levada walks are great to see nature, but some are hazardous as they run along cliff-edges and would not be suitable for small children. There were a few kids at our timeshare resort - it had a huge pool - but not as many as I expected to see. Also, we were there in the shoulder season so maybe more kids later in summer.
Lots of small villages dotted around the mountains, quaint churches etc. At Porto Moniz, in the far north-west, there was an aquarium. Personally speaking, not sure I would chose Funchal as a kid's holiday destination, but if you have a hotel with attractions for kids, and check out what's on Google for Madeira, it may be a good choice.

Travel Tips for Funchal

Funchal, overview

by sachara

Funchal is wonderfully located at the southern side of the Madeira Island.
The first settlers in the 15th century choose this location at the wide bay, naturally sheltered by the surrounding mountain slopes, as their port and settlement.
Nowadays Funchal, the capital of Madeira, has more than 120.000 inhabitants.
The houses are built on the gentle slopes around the bay. From here you have at many places nice views at the town with its harbour.
I enjoyed also from the other side the view at the mountain slopes, especiallly at night with thousands of lights, sitting on my balcony downtown.

Madeiran Music

by ettenaj

On Madeira you can listen to both the laments of Portuguese fado and to the islanders own folk songs; these are sometimes accompanies by traditional instruments, such as the 4 string braguinha and the percussive brinquinho - a hand held pole where dolls wearing bells and castanets slide up and down to the music. Folk dances often hark back to the days of slavery-in the Porto do Sol, dancers with bowed heads move in circles as if their feet were chained together.

Quinta das Cruzes Museum - Several Manueline.

by Jerelis

After we finished our ‘guided’ tour through the museum we went outside to the garden. The weather was great, so we wanted to go outside anyway, but of course we were also interested in the archaeological garden, which was built on the premises with many commemorative tombstones dating from the fifteenth through to the nineteenth centuries supplanted to and preserved by the museum. Walking around we saw a very good example of the classic style of Portuguese coat of arms masonry on the archaeological spread. An unique point of interest for us were the several Manueline (a style of architecture) windows which were embedded into several parts of the garden. We had a nice troll through the garden, enjoying the weather and the surroundings.

Alongside and in stark contrast to the preservation theme of the museum an orchid garden and nursery presides in operation. We were more than welcome to admire the orchids. Someone that was working there told us about (and showed some) of their methods of cultivation, which are collected and grown from endemic specimens of Madeira. Once again we realized that it is always amazing to chat to the locals in order to get all that extra info which otherwise we never would have known. So finally we can say that Quinta das Cruzes Museum is a beautiful hidden gem to visit with some great people at the scene that made us really feel welcome!

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday - 10.00hrs to 12.30hrs and 14.00hrs to 17.30hrs
Sunday - 10.00hrs to 13.00hrs
Closed on public holidays

Calcada do Pico 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal.

North West of the city centre.

The Beatles Boat

by ettenaj about The Vagrant

For an evening meal there is a choice of floating restaurants along the seafront, of which the largest and most covetable is the Vagrant. It was once owned by The Beatles, fortunatley customers dining within its polished wood and tinted glass are spared endless piped renditions of " Let it be " Freshly cooked seafood

LIdo swimming pool

by juzz

Lido pool complex consists of two seawater swimming pools which are cleaned and filled daily. One is large, the other a separate children’s pool with a play area and water slide. There are also Restaurants and a children’s playground.
To go to lido you can take bus number 6 from the centre of Funchal (It doesn't run very late so check the time table or you'll miss the last bus back to Funchal!)
Entrance is € 3,10 per person.


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 Madeira Palacio Resort Hotel

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Address: Estrada Monumental 265, Funchal, Madeira, 9000-250, Portugal