Funchal is the capital of the autonomous region of Madeira that is part Portugal. It is the base of the majority of the many visitors to Madeira and cruise ships frequently call at the rate of 2 or 3 per day. The population actually living in Funchal is a little over 100,000. The city is situated in a bay to the east of Madeira's south coast.
From the Funchal Travel Guide
We had a very nice stay in Hospedaria Por de Sol. Very friendly personal, good breakfast. Madeira has a lot of hills, after a long walk it is difficult to climb the last hill to the house and the stairs in it ... Room is simple, but good. Shower is not for elephants ... only for tall people. But we are very lucky there! Angelika ... more
I paid a bit more thinking in the gardens around the hotel and the picture of the magazine...big mistake! Small room and, over all, absolutely poor buffet. Good location in the center, but breakfast and dinner always the shame and really really bad food. Service: normal, not bad, not good. If you can choose, go to antoher one ... more