Castanheiro Boutique Hotel 

Raw edges and a rooftop pool

Overlooking the coastal capital, this hidden gem is bursting with character and history in the centre of Funchal.

On a romantic cobbled street in Funchal's historic centre, Castanheiro has embraced sustainability by converting five heritage buildings into a chic boutique hotel. Exposed stone arches, jewel-toned velvets and wooden rafters are beautifully in sync with its history, whilst a small rooftop pool, modern bedrooms and a Mediterranean-style restaurant reflect its contemporary aesthetic.

Why we love Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

  • Soak up the sun in the pool whilst looking out over terracotta roofs and spires.

  • Step inside for the hotel’s spa and freshwater pool.

  • Stroll down Rua da Santa Maria for amazing artworks painted on the front doors of homes.

  • Head to the famous Farmers Market, Mercado dos Lavradores, for all your tropical fruits.

4 stars
Jun - Sep
4 hours
A charming street in the centre of Funchal, next to the Palace of Jesuits
Approx. 25 minutes’ transfer from Funchal airport

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



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You’ll be in a prime spot and will no doubt want to savour the historic town’s wonderful restaurants, but if you’ve spent a day seeing the sights (the hotel offers bike hire), it’s always a pleasure to know you can come back to an intimate little on-site restaurant. Tipografia certainly delivers, with a Mediterranean menu and an enchanting internal courtyard for al fresco dining.

What's included

Breakfast at Tipografia.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Tipografia.

After a day sightseeing, head to the spa for a massage or unwind in the Turkish bath, sauna and hydrotherapy pool.

Castanheiro is located in a quiet area of Funchal but within walking distance of many of its main attractions, shops and restaurants.

Castanheiro Boutique Hotel has kept many antiques dating back to its 18th century origins. We love that they have breathed life into old furniture, thereby reducing landfill and the consumption of new goods.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 29 Dec-04 Jan and 01-14 May.

Interconnecting rooms available.

The hotel has one wheelchair accessible Deluxe Room.

The gym and spa are not accessible to guests with limited mobility.

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