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Luxury Funchal Holidays

Funchal is the capital of Madeira, where the majority of locals live and most visitors stay. Narrow cobbled streets are lined with shops, restaurants and cafes, while lively bars and the Casino Madeira provide a varied nightlife. Elegant avenues are lined with colonial style houses and there are a multitude of pretty parks. In the heart of the town stands the 16th century cathedral, with its beautiful ceiling carved from local wood. Take a stroll along the marina to admire the yachts, browse the colourful Farmers' Market in the old town, or visit the memorable Botanical Gardens and many museums and art galleries. Visitors flock here for the Spring Flower Festival, where you can immerse yourself in a riot of colour and scent, as a spectacular parade of elaborate floats display the island's flora.


Luxury Funchal Hotels

Belmond Reid's Palace offers spectacular views of the ocean

Funchal, Madeira


Capturing the essence of grandeur, Belmond Reid's Palace is a supremely elegant and stylish hotel with breathtaking views of Funchal's bay. Situated...

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Overall rating 5.0 out of 5 96%

Jardins do Lago

Funchal, Madeira


The beautiful Quinta Jardins do Lago lies on one of the hills surrounding the city of Funchal. Dating back to the 18th century, the house was...

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Overall rating 5.0 out of 5 98%

Ocean Front Sun Decks and Terraces

Funchal, Madeira


Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and boasting magnificent sea views, Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa is one of Madeira's top five star hotels. With...

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Trip Advisor Traveller Rating
Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 87%

View From Garden Pool Restaurant And Bar

Funchal, Madeira

Classical Sovereign

Situated just a ten minute walk from Funchal and in a privileged clifftop location, the Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel is a superb hotel commanding...

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Trip Advisor Traveller Rating
Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 88%

Swimming Pool

Funchal, Madeira


Sitting on a brow of a hill with fantastic views over Funchal, the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding mountains, the Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens...

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Trip Advisor Traveller Rating
Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 84%

Reception Wing

Funchal, Madeira


Behind the 19th century façade of the Quinta da Bela Vista lies a hotel of great sophistication. An elegant, ancestral manor house, uniquely managed,...

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Trip Advisor Traveller Rating
Overall rating 5.0 out of 5 95%


Funchal, Madeira

Classical Sovereign

Set amidst 12,000 square metres of beautiful subtropical gardens, the Quinta Da Casa Branca provides a peaceful retreat, close to Funchal city...

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Overall rating 5.0 out of 5 95%

Watch the world go by whilst relaxing in the gardens

Funchal, Madeira


Truly expressive of its name, The Cliff Bay has a dramatic clifftop location, offering superb views of Funchal's bay. A firm favourite with Sovereign...

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Trip Advisor Traveller Rating
Overall rating 5.0 out of 5 96%

Deck Pool

Funchal, Madeira

Classical Sovereign Family

VIDAMAR Resorts Madeira is a stylish contemporary hotel superbly located close to Funchal. With local shops, bars and restaurants just a stone's...

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Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 90%

The Sovereign Standard

To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.

Classical Sovereign

Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.

Luxury Collection

Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.

Exclusive Collection

Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.

Family Collection

Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.

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Sovereign Luxury Holidays

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Provides luxurious 5 star holidays, family holidays, honeymoons and weddings abroad. We carefully handpick all our luxury holidays to bring you the highest quality Sovereign Collection of 5 star hotels from a choice of Mediterranean Europe and exotic long haul destinations.

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Luxury Greece and Cyprus
Prices from £799 applies to 2 adults, staying in a Twin Partial Sea and Pool View for 7 nights at the Palazzo del Mare, Kos, for selected departures dates in June 2015, flying from London Gatwick.