Hotels in Madeira Island, Portugal
|Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago
in the mid Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the Autonomous regions of Portugal,
with Madeira Island and Porto Santo Island being the only inhabited islands.
Madeira is an archipelago with volcanic origins from a Hot Spot, so is
not geographically part of a specific continent, but Madeira belongs and
has belonged ethnically, culturally, economically and politically to Europe
for 600 years despite being geographically closer to Africa. Madeira is
part of Portugal, and as such a part of the European Union, as an Outermost
Madeira was rediscovered by Portuguese
sailors some time between 1418 and 1420. The archipelago is considered
to be the first discovery of the exploratory period initiated by Henry
the Navigator of Portugal. It is a popular year-round resort, noted for
its Madeira wine, flowers, and embroidery artisans, as well as its New
Year's Eve celebrations that feature a spectacular fireworks show, which
is the largest in the world according to the Guinness World Records. Its
harbour – Funchal – is important due to its commercial and passenger traffic
and for being a major stopover for cruisers en route from Europe to the
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DE LOBOS FEATURED HOTELS, MADEIRA, PORTUGAL
|Câmara do Lobos is
a city, a parish and a municipality in the west-central southside part
Câmara de Lobos is named after
the area where sea wolves (lobos-marinhos) are found. They are the monk
seals, two of which are also seen in its coat of arms. Nowadays, there
are fewer monk seals than in the 1980s. Câmara de Lobos is the second
largest city by population in Madeira, after Funchal, the capital of the
Autonomous Region. It is located west of Funchal and east of Ribeira Brava.
Câmara de Lobos is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the south, and
by mountains on the north.
|The high rises and condominiums
lie nearly 800 m northwest lining up in a row. Câmara de Lobos shares
the Funchal urban conurbation (it is connected with the urban sprawl with
Funchal). Most of the housing developments were done in the mid to late
20th century in the north. Prior to the housing efforts, farmlands used
to cover the northern portion of Câmara de Lobos.
The main sources of industry are
agriculture and fishing, while a small number of businesses are located
in the downtown area. The area is separated by Estreito de Câmara
de Lobos. The area produces Madeira Wine in its local vineyards. In the
western part lies Cabo Girão, one of the highest cliffs in Europe
(elevation: 580 m). The small point is south of the small port. The downtown
core is in the central part and residential areas lie to the west and the
northern part with more buildings over the mountain.
It was the first place where the
discoverer of Madeira João Gonçalves Zarco landed, and from
where he took his new last name.
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Hotels - Quinta do Estreito, Câmara de Lobos
Charming Hotels - Quinta do Estreito is located in Camara de Lobos, Madeira,
Portugal. It is a 10 minute drive from the city of Funchal, and Funchal
Madeira Airport is 25 kilometres away. Overlooking vineyards, this
picturesque hotel is set in landscaped gardens and features an outdoor
pool. There is also a games room and a library on site. Guests can relax
with a drink in the Vintage Bar. Fine dining can be had at the Bacchus
Gourmet Restaurant, which serves innovative dishes using local produce.
Complimentary breakfast is offered daily. Charming Hotels - Quinta
do Estreito's 48 guestrooms include cable television, air conditioning,
bathrobes, and safes.
Quinta Jardim Da Serra, Câmara de Lobos
inimitable atmosphere and luxurious accommodation, the Quinta Jardim da
Serra Camara de Lobos is an excellent place for a marvellous holiday. Overlooking
the Atlantic Ocean, this property is situated at Madeira and is easily
accessible from shopping centres as well as restaurants, while the Funchal
City is 15 minutes drive and the Madeira International Airport is 30 minutes
away. This hotel offers 42 spacious accommodation units that are elegantly
designed with all the indispensable amenities. Each unit has a veranda
that offers beautiful views of the garden and the magnificent valley. You
can savour gastronomic delicacies at the Greenvalley Restaurant as well
as enjoy cocktails and coffee specialities at the Henry's Bar. You can
also relish fruit juice and light snacks at the Miamo Bar. After
a tiring day, you can make use of the health centre that offers massage
services, gymnasium, swimming pool, jacuzzi and Turkish bath or stroll
through the lush green garden.
FEATURED HOTELS, MADEIRA, PORTUGAL
is a parish in the municipality of Santa Cruz in the Madeira Islands. It
was elevated to city status in 2005. Caniço is connected with the
urban sprawl of Funchal and like Calheta, Caniço is larger than
the seat of the municipality. The city of Funchal is bordered to its west.
It is located 6 km E of Funchal. Caniço is surrounded with two streams,
a shorter one in the west and a long stream to the east. The main industry
are agriculture with some businesses. It is connected with a road linking
Funchal, Santa Cruz and Machico and are divided into two, another road
links north to Camacha with two roads and another links to its beach..
The Atlantic Ocean is to the south. The mountains are to the north. Forests
dominate the northern portion while the rest of the land are made up of
arable lands and a small portion are grasslands or barren lands. The escarpment
which is 5 km long lies to the southwest and shares with the parish of
Funchal. The point is the second southernmost point in the island.
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Resort Hotel Alpino Atlantico, Caniço
comfortable accommodations at the Galo Resort Alpino Atlantico Hotel Madeira
will surely allow you to prepare yourself for an exquisite vacation filled
with endless days of absolute relaxation. Prestigiously located directly
by the sea front on the edge of a small cliff, the Galo Resort Alpino Atlantico
Hotel Madeira is an ideal starting point to discover the beautiful city
and its lovely surroundings. Decorated according to an individual theme,
all the accommodation units in this hotel are with an infusion of modern
appliances and high standard service to provide you the utmost comfort.
To fulfil your gastronomic wishes, this property comprises excellent restaurant
as well as bar that serve a great selection of fabulous meals. The
hotel has a the state-of-the-art gymnasium as well as a swimming pool.
Tropical is located on the island of Madeira in the resort of Canico de
Baixo, Portugal within 20 metres of the sea, two kilometres from Canico
town centre and 12 kilometres from Funchal. Distance to Madeira International
Airport is 10 kilometres. Situated at the top of a cliff, Hotel Tropical
is a Mediterranean-style complex. The property has direct access to the
sea via steps leading to a bathing area, solarium and Beach Bar. Amenities
include an outdoor swimming pool with poolside bar, a children's pool,
massage treatments, currency exchange and laundry services. The hotel offers
a half-board or complimentary breakfast rate. The Tropical Restaurant is
open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving Portuguese and International
dishes in an informal atmosphere. The Beach Bar and Pool Bar offer drinks
and light snacks with outdoor seating. Bicycles and scooters can be hired
on site. Recreational activities offered nearby include golf, tennis, horse
riding, scuba diving and sailing.
FEATURED HOTELS, MADEIRA, PORTUGAL
is the chief city of Madeira Island and the capital and largest city of
the Madeira Autonomous Region, Portugal. With its neighbouring boroughs
(municipalities) of Câmara de Lobos, Santa Cruz, Machico and Ribeira
Brava the town has over 150,000 inhabitants. It is the most populous Portuguese
city outside mainland Portugal. The Funchal conurbation includes the cities
of Funchal, Câmara de Lobos, Caniço and Santa Cruz, all on
the south side of Madeira.
in a natural "amphitheatre", with gentle slopes beginning at the harbour
and rising almost 1200 metres. This provides a natural shelter that attracted
the first settlers. Funchal is a cosmopolitan and panoramic city, with
parks, shops and hotels. Funchal has been Madeira's capital for more than
five centuries, and is said to have been named because of the abundance
of fennel (funcho - in Portuguese) growing there.
Funchal Municipality includes the Savage Islands (Ilhas Selvagens), a nature
reserve 160 km (100 mi) south of Funchal. A highway provides access to
Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava to the west, and Santa Cruz and
Machico to the east.
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Estrelicia Hotel, Funchal
Dorisol Estrelicia is a resort hotel with a pink and white façade,
situated 300 metres from the beach and overlooking Funchal bay on the island
Madeira. The Mamma Mia Restaurant serves Italian specialities in a bright,
informal setting. The hotel features an outdoor pool, complete with terraces
with sun loungers and a poolside bar serving drinks and snacks, and an
indoor heated pool. Those seeking a workout can visit state-of- the-art
gymnasium, and then wind down in the sauna and jetted tub. Every night,
guests can enjoy dance, live music and comedy, either in the piano bar
or next to the pool. The hotel offers facilities for darts, billiards,
tennis, football, aerobics, mini-bowls, shuffleboard, petanque, mini-golf,
bingo and Portuguese lessons. Younger guests can visit the kids' pool or
play table tennis in the games room. A promenade and lido swimming
complex are both 500 metres from the hotel, and the Madeira Wine Company
is two kilometres away.
Monte Carlo, Funchal
turn-of-the-century Hotel Monte Carlo is set in the historical district
of Funchal, with sea and mountain views, 200 metres from the city centre.
The 45 simply decorated guestrooms have patterned fabrics and modern furnishings.
Room amenities include blackout drapes, housekeeping services, telephones,
and private bathrooms with handheld showers. The bar offers a selection
of snacks and drinks in a colourful setting with a relaxed informal atmosphere,
open till 11 PM. Guests can cool off with a dip in the pool and sip refreshing
cocktails at the swim-up bar. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk
can give tour assistance. Other amenities include nearby parking, room
service, and laundry facilities. Just 100 metres away guests can visit
the Cruzes Museum, Santa Clara Church, and the Joao Carlos Museum. 200
metres away guests can stroll in the Municipal Gardens and explore the
centre of Funchal.
Da Bela Vista - Madeira, Funchal
in 1844, the Quinta Da Bela Vista is an impeccably maintained manor house
hotel set in lush gardens with sweeping views of Funchal Bay. The swimming
pool, surrounded by sun loungers, is set in the 20,000-square-metre gardens
featuring exotic plants, cobbled paths and attractive water features. Guests
can relax in the sauna and hot tub, practise their serve on the tennis
court, and explore the Atlantic by chartering the hotel's very own yacht.
Snacks, drinks and cocktails are served at the poolside bar with spectacular
views over the Bay of Funchal. Guests can choose between the à la
carte menu and the four-course set menu in the warm setting of Restaurant
Avista Navios, with its wooden furnishings, fireplace, marble floors and
garden views. Alternatively the Bela Vista Restaurant is set in the old
manor house dating back to 1844, and offers an international menu with
a Madeiran twist.
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