5 Luxurious hotels with pool in Funchal, Madeira


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Madeira has accommodations of every possible type, ranging from small-scale B&Bs to high-end resorts. Here are some of the top picks for modern destination hotels with swimming pools and other fantastic amenities.

We’ve sifted through hundreds of options to find you these great hotels with pools that will guarantee you a relaxing holiday on the island.

If you’d like to stay in a larger hotel, a good bet is to stay in one of the Pestana hotels. The Pestana hotel group was founded by a Madeiran family, so there are a whopping 15 Pestana hotels to choose from on the island! However, they’re definitely not the only brand around, and here we’ll show you some of the best options around Funchal.

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Hotel Alto Lido

Location: Lido (10 minutes from Funchal’s old center)
Price per night: starting at €150

This understated modern 4-star hotel is just a stone’s throw from the beachfront in Lido. It has both outdoor and indoor heated pools, 3 on-site restaurants, a bar, and a spa with sauna and Turkish bath.

The Alto Lido is one of the highest-rated hotels in Funchal’s hotel district, with many guests praising the quality of the breakfast, the panoramic views, comfy beds, and convenient location.

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Barceló Funchal Oldtown

Location: Funchal center — just opposite the marina
Price per night: starting at €250

This stylish 5-star design hotel is located right in the heart of historical Funchal. It features an outdoor swimming pool with rooftop views of the city, a fitness center,

Built inside a cluster of 17th-century buildings, the medium-sized (111 guestroom) hotel was completely renovated in 2023 and boasts both modern and classic elements.

The Barceló Funchal Oldtown has two on-site restaurants serving local-inspired dishes and there is a rooftop bar to enjoy as well.

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The Views Monumental

Location: Lido (10 minutes from Funchal’s old center)
Price per night: starting at €120

The Views Monumental features both an indoor and outdoor pool and spa, so no matter what type of year you visit, you’ll be able to take a swim. There is also an on-site gym and other facilities available.

The cleanliness, friendliness of the staff, and the facilities are regularly highly rated at this hotel. All guests can enjoy a large buffet breakfast every day.

We thought it highly worth mentioning that the spa offers such treatments as a pumpkin facial, an aromatic bath, and a chocolate wrap.

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Prefer smaller-scale accommodation? Then don’t miss our tips for the best boutique hotels in Madeira or these wonderful holiday homes and apartments.

Pestana Royal All Inclusive Ocean & Spa Resort

Location: Lido (10 minutes from Funchal’s old center)
Price per night: starting at €150

Opened in 2017, this Pestana hotel has some of the most up-to-date facilities and decor. You’ll be based just a 2-minute walk from the beach, with many rooms having ocean views.

Being an all-inclusive resort hotel, this is exactly the place you should check in for a worry-free time in Madeira. If relaxing by the pool is top of your list, you’ll be right at home here.

There are 2 swimming pools, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa, gym, children’s playground, kid’s club, and tennis court.

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Hotel Baia Azul

Location: Lido (10 minutes from Funchal’s old center)
Price per night: starting at €130

Hotel Baia Azul (or Blue Bay Hotel) features rooms with sea-inspired décors and offers 3 swimming pools, 3 restaurants, a gym, a spa and a sun deck.

It’s located in the seaside hotel district of Lido, which is just a 5-10 min taxi ride from the center of Funchal. The hotel also offers regular shuttle services free of charge.

An elaborate breakfast is included with a lot of variety and plentiful fruit, veg, eggs or omelettes, espresso coffee, freshly squeezed juices, and more.

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