Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

A boutique hotel in the centre of Funchal

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The Hotel and it's Rooms

The hotel comprises 5 historic townhouses linked by inner courtyards and offers 81 comfortable and individually furnished guest rooms with either city or courtyard views. Some of the hotel buildings date back to the 18th century and were home to an embroidery and printing shops, whereas another part of the complex was the home of a wealthy merchant. The property has been sympathetically restored offering a unique blend of modern design whilst retaining many of the original historical features, period pieces and furniture.

In contrast, each modern room has cable TV, a mini-bar, safe, tea/coffee making facilities (on request), heating/air-conditioning, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Bathrooms have a shower, but no bath. We recommend Deluxe rooms, all of which have a small balcony, overlooking an inner courtyard. For a little more space there are Junior Suites with sofa and chairs and also Suites which have a separate lounge. Not all rooms have a balcony and most have a view of neighbouring buildings. A small number of family rooms (inter-connecting standard and Junior Suite) are also available on request and a few Deluxe rooms and Junior Suites have the option of a small kitchenette (charge), which offers a hot plate and microwave, but is not equipped for meal preparation. Complimentary Wi-fi throughout the hotel.


The hotel offers a varied buffet breakfast at the Tipografia Mediterranean restaurant, situated off one of the interior courtyards, where lunch and dinner are also served. There is a modern bar just off the lobby, perfect for a pre or post dinner drink. Live music 3 times a week.

Leisure Facilities

On the roof top of the hotel there is a small outdoor freshwater infinity pool (heated in winter), with stunning panoramic views across the roof tops of Funchal towards the mountains on one side and the sea on the other. Sunbeds, pool towels and umbrellas are free. The pool bar offers drinks and light snacks during the day. There is also a small gym (no charge). If you are a golfer, the hotel will be happy to assist with arranging tee-off times and transport to either of Madeira’s courses.

For some personal pampering guests will want to visit the Til Spa, where they will find the indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath (daily charge applies). Massages and beauty treatments offering Voya treatments based on organic seaweed wraps are available too and can be booked and paid for locally.

We are pleased to introduce this new addition to our programme and recommend it for its central position and friendly service.

We will get you here from the airport by private transfer in about 20 minutes.