An elegant and well-equipped hotel that’s perfect for an active break in Funchal.

This spacious hotel has a chic design, with all-white walls and sparkling glass. The mix of stunning sea views and top facilities makes it the perfect place for a relaxed holiday, and there are plenty of options to stay active including diving and watersports.

Enjoy a great start to your day with a delicious breakfast and a choice of everything from smoked salmon and Champagne to fresh fruit and pancakes. Follow this up with a stroll through the gardens down towards the sea. There’s a fabulous ocean deck – one of the largest on the island – that’s perfect for gazing out at the beautiful views or enjoying direct access to the tempting waters. It’s well worth splashing out on treatments at the fabulous spa which has a range of excellent facilities, Thalassotherapy therapies and relaxation areas.

There are plenty of dining options to suit every taste. The Ocean Buffet Restaurant puts on a variety of themed nights, or you can go for Italian, Japanese or local cuisine at the speciality restaurants.

Side Sea View Rooms overlook the beautiful gardens, with partial ocean views. Double Premium Sea View Rooms are on the upper floors. If the kids are with you, book a spacious Family Sea View Room which has an additional private sleeping area with twin beds. Suites are even more spacious, on the top floor with a separate living area.

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Key information

On Funchal’s coastline, with shops, restaurants and bars just minutes away and further along the promenade, the black-pebble beach of Praia Formosa

Airport transfer time: Approx. 35 minutes’ private transfer from Madeira airport
Rooms: 300

Good to know

Minimum stay: 4 nights. Compulsory Christmas and New Year’s Eve gala dinners, supplements apply. The hotel's restaurants and bars are wheelchair accessible; the outdoor pool is accessible by stairs with a rail. There are three wheelchair accessible rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors (reception and street level are also on the 4th floor).

Accommodation information

300 rooms and suites

Activities

• Experience traditional wood-fire cooking with local entertainment at the nearby Casa das Espetadas restaurant* • Work out any lingering stress with a BodyCombat class • Treat yourself to a vitality ritual at the spa which includes a Thalasso circuit, hydro treatments and reflexology*.

Dining

Buffet restaurant, 4 speciality restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the Ocean Buffet Restaurant. Guests can also exchange dinner at Ocean Buffet Restaurant for dinner on Half Board set menu at one of the other four themed restaurants.

*Denotes local charge