The best boutique hotels in Madeira


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Madeira has a wealth of luxury hotels, but it can be difficult finding the more unique properties with just that extra charm and character.

Luckily we’re here to help you in your search!

We’ve sifted through hundreds of accommodations to find you these exceptional boutique hotels. You’ll get a more intimate and custom experience in these smaller properties compared to the bigger resort hotels or chains.

One of your best bets is to stay in a quinta, or country estate. These converted historic manors often make for the most charming boutique hotels in Madeira, so we’ve included several in this list.

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Quinta da Casa Branca

Location: São Martinho (near Funchal)
Price per night: starting at €300

This gorgeous manor house is our first pick for a luxury boutique hotel in Madeira. It features several suites inside the manor house and rooms in the modern annexes with some terrific views.

The extensive gardens at Quinta da Casa Branca feature subtropical trees and a banana plantation. There are many places you can relax outside — including a large swimming pool.

You’ll be based in São Martinho, a quiet area between the city of Funchal and the hotel district of Lido. It’s just a 7-minute drive to the center of Funchal.

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Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

Location: Funchal
Price per night: starting at €150

This new 4-star boutique hotel might just have the best rooftop in Funchal. You can relax in the infinity pool while gazing over the historic town center with its distinct Gothic-style cathedral.

The Castanheiro Boutique Hotel features an exceptional spa with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, Turkish bath, massage rooms, and a relaxation area.

You’ll be in an excellent location to explore Funchal, with many attractions within walking distance.

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Sé Boutique Hotel

Location: Funchal
Price per night: starting at €150

Perfectly located in Funchal, Sé Boutique Hotel is a great choice for exploring the capital on foot or just being in the heart of the historical center, within walking distance of the oceanfront and harbour.

The 4-star hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites. It has a colorful and quirky lobby, while the spacious two-level rooftop area lets you catch some sunshine anytime, or see the sun set over the Funchal roofscape.

The rooftop bar has Fado performances every Wednesday. This a beautiful traditional Portuguese melancholic style of singing you don’t want to miss!

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1905 Zino’s Palace

Location: Ponta do Sol (30 minutes west of Funchal)
Price per night: starting at €220

This one’s truly something special! This unique boutique hotel is housed in a bright pink heritage building, which was once the summer residence of the Zino noble family.

It is highly rated for its personal service, stunning location with ocean views, and stylish interior.

It’s recommended to have your own car in Madeira to easily reach this hotel. It’s not in the village of Ponta do Sol itself but on a secluded hilltop location well outside it.

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Quinta Jardins do Lago

Location: Funchal
Price per night: starting at €270

Located in the hills surrounding Funchal, this boutique hotel is set in a renovated 18th-century mansion amid a botanical garden filled with subtropical trees, plants, and flowers.

This 5-star hotel is truly luxurious, with options ranging from standard twin rooms up to a Presidential Suite.

It’s located just outside the bustling center of Funchal in its own quiet oasis.

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Location: Ribeira Brava (25 minutes west of Funchal)
Price per night: starting at €150

This is quite a hidden gem and not your typical Madeiran hotel! Hotel Dazkarizeh73 distinguishes itself in several ways. Firstly, it is located in the calm and natural surroundings of Riberia Brava, with gorgeous ocean views.

It also has a distinctly Eastern interior style; you may feel like you’re in Arabian Nights or perhaps in Bali rather than Madeira!

And finally, this unique boutique hotel has an infinity pool, jacuzzi, and sauna, so you can have a truly relaxing stay.

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Quinta da Saraiva

Location: Câmara de Lobos (15-minute drive west of Funchal)
Price per night: starting at €150

If you’d like to switch the city for a quieter place with magnificent mountain views, then Quinta da Saraiva may be just the boutique hotel you’ve been looking for.

It is essential to have your own car as this hotel is not so accessible by other means. Although you could use taxis, it’s best to have your own transportation to reach this property outside of Funchal.

You’ll be on the sunny side of the island, so chances are you’ll get some great use out of the pool. You’ll also be a short drive from a nice local beach in Ribeira Brava.

There is a backyard farm with goats which is great if you need to entertain your kids!

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