The Best Luxury Hotels in Madeira, Portugal

Access an impressive list of amenities, from spas and pools to dive centres and Michelin-starred restaurants
Access an impressive list of amenities, from spas and pools to dive centres and Michelin-starred restaurants | Courtesy of Suite Hotel Eden Mar / Expedia
Photo of Mandi Keighran
20 January 2021

Known as the Jewel of the Atlantic for good reason, the Portuguese island of Madeira is rich in history and kaleidoscopic landscapes, with a world-class food and wine scene to boot. This string of attributes is happily matched by an abundance of luxury accommodation, from resorts with delightful gastronomic offerings to romantic clifftop retreats.

Belmond Reid's Palace

Luxury, Chain Hotel
Map View
Belmond Reid's Palace
Belmond Reid's Palace | Courtesy of Belmond Reid's Palace / Expedia
Perched on a clifftop surrounded by lush subtropical gardens, this luxury hotel has been welcoming guests for more than a century. There are 158 rooms and suites, heated outdoor pools, a club for children, and tennis courts. A highlight is the spa, which offers treatment rooms with private terraces overlooking the ocean. The Michelin-starred restaurant William is also unmissable – think beef fillet with flavours from Madeira’s Laurisilva forest. Fancy something more casual? There are three other restaurants to choose from, plus a cocktail bar and an afternoon tea terrace.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Savoy Palace

Luxury, Hotel
Map View
Savoy Palace
Savoy Palace | Courtesy of Savoy Palace / Expedia
Looking for a luxury escape with designer cred? The Savoy Palace in the heart of Funchal’s Old Town has bold, curvaceous architecture and opulent interiors showcasing shining metalwork, marble and contemporary mosaics. Celebrating a special occasion? Book a pool ocean suite for a premium experience. Each suite has a private plunge pool and wraparound deck with ocean and city views. For serious indulgence book the Presidential Suite, which features two ensuite bedrooms and an indoor-outdoor pool. Choose to loaf in the rooftop lounge or in the terraced gardens, or soak in the spa with a hydrotherapy treatment.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Vidamar Resort Madeira

Luxury, Hotel, Resort
Map View
Vidamar Resort Madeira
Vidamar Resort Madeira | Courtesy of Vidamar Resort Madeira / Expedia
Planning a family holiday? This luxurious resort overlooking the bay of Funchal offers a variety of spacious family rooms, including the premium family sea view room with two bedrooms and a lounge area. While parents enjoy a treatment at the Spa Thalasso, kids will be kept entertained at the complimentary Aquatica Kids World, which has games, crafts and a pool. When it comes to dining, there are seven options, from Japanese at Koi Sushi to Sabor a Mar, which offers fresh seafood just steps from the ocean. Meanwhile, kids will love the affordable pizza and pasta dishes at Mamma Mia.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Cliff Bay

Luxury, Chain Hotel
Map View
The Cliff Bay
The Cliff Bay | Courtesy of The Cliff Bay / Expedia
Foodies will be well looked after at The Cliff Bay, a tranquil resort that dominates a natural promontory looking out over the Atlantic. The highlight is the two Michelin-starred Il Gallo d’Oro restaurant, which pairs Portuguese wines with dishes crafted from the finest local ingredients – Madeiran coastline fish soup, for example, or signature foie gras. For more casual dining, enjoy barbecue dishes by the sea at The Blue Lagoon, fresh seafood dishes such as king crab and prawn timbale at Avista, or take a classic afternoon tea amid ancient palms in the landscaped gardens. In between dining, relax at one of the three pools, or learn to dive in the Atlantic.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Vine

Luxury, Spa Hotel
Map View
The Vine
The Vine | Courtesy of The Vine / Expedia
This contemporary hotel located in a shopping and office complex is ideal for those planning an extended stay in Madeira, with discounted rates for long stays. Guests will find everything they need to feel at home, with a rooftop swimming pool and jacuzzi, spa and fitness centre and free parking. Enjoy a meal at Uva rooftop restaurant and wine bar, or eat al fresco in the Terra Lounge Restaurant. Business travellers are also catered for with a fully equipped conference room.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Quinta Jardins do Lago

Luxury, Bed and Breakfast
Map View
Quinta Jardins do Lago
Quinta Jardins do Lago | Courtesy of Quinta Jardins do Lago / Expedia
Immerse yourself in nature at this small garden hotel nestled in green hills. This charming Madeiran quinta (manor house), that dates back to the 18th century, has 31 double rooms, four historical junior suites, four premier suites and an expansive presidential suite, all with views of the lush gardens and pool. The gardens, however, are the real highlight, with more than 500 different species of plants, including rare species and ancient trees, planted over 2.5ha (6 acres).
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Why Book With Culture Trip?

  • Free cancellation

    In these uncertain times, cancel or change for free on select properties.

  • Price-match guarantee

    Find a better price on your booking and we’ll match it. Simple.

  • Unbiased & trustworthy

    Book from recommendations handpicked by travel experts.

  • Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

    Boutique Hotel
    Map View
    Castanheiro Boutique Hotel
    Castanheiro Boutique Hotel | Courtesy of Castanheiro Boutique Hotel / Hotels.com
    Step back in time at this four-star boutique hotel set in five historic buildings in the heart of Funchal’s Old Town. There’s the 18th-century craft atelier, a 19th-century mansion, and three early 20th-century industrial buildings accessed through an internal courtyard. Original details have been preserved throughout, including antique furnishings, stone archways and exposed timber ceilings. The 81 rooms combine these nods to the past with bright modern design classics, and for your scenery fix there’s a lap pool with panoramic views over the Bay of Funchal.
    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club

    Resort, Luxury
    Map View
    Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club
    Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club | Courtesy of Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club / Expedia
    This elegant yacht club is home to a boutique hotel with just 20 rooms, a spa, two restaurants, gym, tennis courts and library. The rooms are decorated with bespoke furniture, traditional hand-painted Portuguese tiles and refined timber. There are also two luxurious villas for larger groups, one with a private pool, just a seven-minute drive away in sunny Caniço de Baixo. Keen golfers will love the location of The Albatroz, just 10 minutes from Santo da Serra, a course with views over the sea and mountains. Guests even receive special rates when playing.
    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel

    Luxury, Hotel, Resort
    Map View
    Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel
    Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel | Courtesy of Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel / Expedia
    If you want to learn to dive, this five-star hotel with the Atlantic Ocean as its back garden is surely the only choice. There’s a dive centre on site, where guests can learn to dive or book boat excursions to explore what lies beneath. Or, splash about in the two enormous outdoor saltwater swimming pools. If you’d rather stick to activities on dry land, book a session at the spa, get your hair done by one of the island’s most popular hairdressers, play a round of mini golf, or enjoy a meal at one of the six restaurants and bars. For local delicacies book a table at the Taverna Grill – you won’t be disappointed.
    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Suite Hotel Eden Mar

    Luxury, Hotel
    Map View
    Suite Hotel Eden Mar
    Suite Hotel Eden Mar | Courtesy of Suite Hotel Eden Mar / Expedia
    Searching for luxury self-catering accommodation that has all the facilities of a fun, family-friendly resort? Suite Hotel Eden Mar occupies the eastern part of the Vila Porto Mare resort and, importantly, guests have access to all the amenities. There are five restaurants, four bars, an ice-cream parlour, five pools, a spa, and a sports field. Each of the 146 luxury suites has a fully equipped kitchenette, allowing guests to cook their own meals. Want to eat out? Try the Med Restaurant, which offers a set menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, such as roasted sea bass with scallops and asparagus.
    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
    These recommendations were updated on January 20, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

    Cookies Policy

    We and our partners use cookies to better understand your needs, improve performance and provide you with personalised content and advertisements. To allow us to provide a better and more tailored experience please click "OK"