Luxury Funchal Holidays
Funchal is Madeira's colourful hillside capital. The island's biggest draw, Funchal is an appealing mix of old and new that ticks the boxes for Madeiran culture, nightlife and beaches. Its narrow cobbled streets are dotted with interesting shops, restaurants and cafes, and at the city's heart is a towering 16th-century cathedral, with a beautiful ceiling carved from local wood. The old town is home to bustling farmers' markets and flower markets in spring, fringed with a mix of parks, galleries and museums, as well as pretty Botanical Gardens. The marina is the best spot to spend the evenings, lined with bars and a casino that fuels a buzzing nightlife scene. If you're in need of some beach time, there are a couple of unique black-sand beaches that are a lovely spot for a swim.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
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 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 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 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.