Barcelo Funchal Old Town

Madeira, Funchal

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  • Fantastic central location in Funchal
  • Magnificent views from the rooftop pool
  • Beautifully decorated rooms with touches of Madeira’s history
  • New to Sovereign
Barcelo Funchal Old Town is a lovely five star family hotel in the heart of Funchal in the south of Madeira. Recently opened, it is modern and bright throughout with lots of natural light spilling into the corridors around the hotel. 

The hotel was once an ancient embroidery factory and there are still signs of this throughout the hotel. In A Bordadeira Restaurant you’ll find original paintings, while in the Lobby Bar, you’ll find a structure that is over 100 years old. In each of the rooms there are ancient pictures from Madeira to really bring your stay to life.

Head to the rooftop to enjoy a dip in the pool or your favourite cocktail at the bar. Take in the views of the city, the perfect place to watch the sun set. Or make your way to the pebble beach which is just 500m from the hotel. 

For an enjoyable stay in this thriving Portuguese city, look no further than Barcelo Funchal Old Town. 


Bars & Restaurants

A Bordadeira Restaurant

A Bordadeira was named after the ladies who did embroidery many years ago. Here you can enjoy a delightful buffet breakfast surrounded by original paintings which were used for embroidery.

Noz Cafe Restaurant

This modern a la carte restaurant has been designed for all day dining. Grab a bite to eat on the fabulous outdoor terrace.

B-Heaven Rooftop Bar

Enjoy drinks and snacks throughout the day at the rooftop bar as you soak up the views. 

Atelier Lobby Bar

Enjoy your favourite drink at the Atelier Lobby Bar. Here you’ll find a structure that is over 100 years old and is the only piece that was recovered from the embroidery factory.

Beach & Pools


Head to the rooftop to enjoy the swimming pool which is heated all year round. Take in the views and soak up the sunshine from your lounger. Balinese beds are also available at an extra cost.

Spa & Wellness

Fitness Centre

Maintain your regime while on holiday at the fully equipped fitness room.

About the location

Barcelo Funchal Old Town benefits from a central location in the heart of the city of Funchal in the south of Madeira. Very close to the sea, you can reach the seafront in just five minutes. There are lots of bars, restaurants and shops right on the doorstep and the hotel is just 100m from the cathedral. Funchal Market and the Old Town are just a 15 minute walk from the hotel.

Due to the hotel’s location in the pedestrianised zone of Funchal, your transfer drop of and collection will be approximately 200yds from the hotel entrance. 

Transfer time

Barcelo Funchal Old Town is a 25 minute drive from Madeira Airport.
Deluxe Double

Sleeps 2

Light and airy, the Deluxe Double is elegant with a comfortable king size bed or two twin beds and a full bathroom with premium complimentary toiletries.

Deluxe Double City View

Sleeps 2

Benefit from sensational city views from the Deluxe Double City View room. Featuring a comfortable king size bed, air conditioning and a full bathroom with complimentary toiletries, you will feel truly relaxed here.

Family Room

Sleeps 4

The Family Room comes with a comfortable king size bed or two twin beds and a sofa bed so there is plenty of space for all the family.

Junior Suite

Sleeps 3

Feel relaxed in the Junior Suite with a beautiful ensuite bathroom and a spacious living area decorated in muted tones.


Sleeps 4

With a separate living room and bedroom there is plenty of space in the Suite. Enjoy spectacular views of the cathedral from your room that comes with a comfortable king size bed and raindrop-effect shower.

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Good Quality Hotel

Paul E,

Tripadvisor review Jul 06 2024
Our first visit to Madeira and stayed in this lovely hotel in the old town district of Funchal. Overall we both had a great stay. Location is great, hotel is extremely clean, rooms are small but...
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Mis-sold, We paid for a Junior Suite but got a small room. Barcelo think this is OK!

Phil T, Swindon, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Jun 24 2024
Location is central, but access is difficult, be prepared to haul your baggage the last 40 metres over road cobbles. The hotel is a modern building conversion and nicely done. The young staff are...
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