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Quinta da Penha de Franca

Star Rating: 4 star

in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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Quinta da Penha de Franca details

Combining traditional elegance with 21st-century touches, this place offers up the best of both worlds.

If you want a taste of traditional Madeira without foregoing your creature comforts, the Quinta da Penha de Franca is ideal. It’s made up of two properties – there’s an old Portuguese manor house perched on a cliffside, and a newer wing, Quinta da Penha de Franca Mar, down by the sea. The two parts are connected by a road, footbridge and a lift, and both offer up the same great facilities.

In the manor house, you’ll find plenty in the way of traditional touches. Intimate lounges are filled with old paintings and period furniture, while bedrooms are dressed in floral prints. There’s also a piano bar. And on the food front, you’ve got a restaurant offering international dishes - your evening meals are served here.

Down in the new wing, bedrooms are more modern in style, with white walls and pale soft furnishings giving them a laid-back vibe. Outside, the pool bar is really popular, serving up a good range of drinks and snacks right by the water’s edge.

Talking of pools, this place has two – one in each building. The one higher up is surrounded by greenery, while the other is just footsteps from the Atlantic. In fact, the Quinta da Penha de Franca Mar has a swimming platform that leads right into the ocean.

Location-wise, the hotel is about a 10 to 15-minute walk from the centre of Funchal, depending on which section you stay in.


• 300m to Funchal's city centre, next to the harbour • Located right on the ocean shore with direct access to the sea via a swimming platform

Transfer time

40 minutes

Swimming pool

• 2 swimming pools, 1 heated in old wing, the other unheated in modern wing • Sunbeds


• Restaurant with poolside terrace in the modern wing for breakfast and snacks • Main bar/restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Manor House • Christmas Eve and New Year gala dinners • Flexible dining option available: 7 nights Half Board on 14 night holidays and 3 nights Half Board on 7 night holidays. Meals can be taken on any day. Please contact our pre-travel team to add a flexible dining package to your booking.


• Pool table


• Lounges - 1 with cable TV • Card room • 2 bars

For families

• Children's pool

Other facilities

• Porter service • 2 reception desks, both with 24hr service • Air-conditioning • Gardens

Room facilities

All rooms have TV, phone, hairdryer and minibar. Standard rooms have 2 or 3 beds and are also available with a balcony or garden terrace. Air-conditioned rooms are located in the modern wing and garden wings.

We also offer Superior rooms.

Superior rooms have 2 or 3 beds and a balcony with limited sea view.


76 plus 33 in modern wing



Official rating:

5 Star

Special Offers

If you are on honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary you will receive a free room upgrade, subject to availability, and wine and fruit in room on arrival.

If you are celebrating a birthday you will receive a free honey cake in room on arrival.

Extra Local Charges

Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide

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  1. Thomson from £260 pp

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