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Funchal Airport (IATA: FNC) is in nearby Santa Cruz, sometimes known as Madeira international/Santa Catarina/Funchal. Once famous for its hair-raisingly short runway ending at a cliff over the Atlantic Ocean, the airport has been expanded to handle all sizes of aircraft. There are several daily flights from most major cities in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto). Flight time from Lisbon is 1 1/2 hours. Also, there are good connections from London (mostly Gatwick)(LGW), with TAP/ Air Portugal(TP) and British Airways(BA); its flying time is estimated at 3 1/2 hours.
Choupana Hills Resort & Spa
Travessa do Largo da Choupana, Santa Maria Maior, Funchal, Portugal
Situated a brief drive from Cathedral of Funchal, Choupana Hills Resort & Spa provides charming accommodation in Funchal. It features a golf course, a Turkish steam bath, an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi.
Guests can make the most of the outdoors on the terrace or have a beverage at the bar. For a fast and effortless arrival and departure experience, guests can benefit from the express check-in/check-out kiosk. The resort also features a well-equipped gym.
Each room at Choupana Hills Resort & Spa includes slippers and a mini bar, and the bathrooms offer bathrobes and showers. All have a ceiling fan, tea and coffee making facilities and a DVD player.
Belmond Reid's Palace
Estrada Monumental 139, Sao Martinho, Funchal, Portugal
Located amongst a range of popular tourist hot spots, boutiques and dining options, Belmond Reid's Palace is ideal for guests wanting to explore Funchal and its surroundings. A limousine service and outdoor tennis courts are just some of the deluxe features on offer to guests throughout their stay.
There are a variety of facilities at the hotel that guests can enjoy, including kids club, express check-in/check-out and a golf course. It includes family-friendly amenities, with room designs and services for families of all sizes, plus a playground and a kids pool. It also has its very own wellness centre, Reid's Palace Spa.
The most elegant rooms on the island undoubtedly are at Belmond Reid's Palace. Perched on the side of the cliff on the outskirts of Funchal, it has hosted everyone from political leaders such as Winston Churchill to actors of the likes of Gregory Peck...
Quinta da Casa Branca
Rua Da Casa Branca 7, Sao Martinho, Funchal, Portugal
Providing a Jacuzzi and a sauna, Quinta da Casa Branca boasts 5-star luxury in central Funchal. It is close to Cathedral Se, shops and nightlife options.
Casa provides a golf course, a steam bath and squash courts. It offers babysitting services, a currency exchange and a reception that operates around the clock.
A satisfying breakfast is prepared every morning at Quinta Da Casa Branca Hotel Funchal, and there are numerous cafés and eateries nearby. Room service is also available during limited hours.
Madeira is still a popular cruise ship destination, with hulking-great liners bringing an almost daily deluge of daytrippers. The capital, Funchal, on the south coast, is big enough to absorb the influx of the crowds but it is after the sun goes down and the cruisers are back on board that the locals come out to play and the streets of the old town take on a party atmosphere.
Quinta Jardins do Lago
Rua Dr. Joao Lemos Gomes 29, Sao Pedro, Funchal, Portugal
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Located in Funchal, Quinta Jardins do Lago is within a 25-minute drive of Madeira Airport and provides an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna. It has a fitness centre, as well as a kids pool, a free shuttle service and an express check-in and check-out feature.
There are a variety of amenities at Quinta Jardins Do Lago Hotel Funchal, such as a playground, meeting rooms and a golf course. It has child-minding services, a currency exchange and a reception that is available 24/7.
Furnished to a high standard, the 5-star rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini bars and slippers. The bathrooms have a shower, and include bathrobes and a hair dryer. BEFORE YOU GO: Travel Photography Gear
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