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
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
Excellent value for your money for someone like us, who likes to stay in historic city cores having all important historic places nearby. The rooms are spacious, clean, brightly decorated and equipped. The kitchenette is somewhat small and could offer a bit more storage and fridge space, but overall is sufficient for a couple. ... more
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
17th February 2014 Well still in Las Palmas. The captain decided the weather was so bad we would be better staying put, miss out Funchal in Madeira and go direct to Casablanca tomorrow. The sun was shining but the winds very high so together with another couple we decided to just stroll through the town, along ...
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