Enotel Magnolia

  • Madeira, Funchal

  • 4

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Sleek and modern, the Enotel Magnolia sits next to the Quinta Magnolia Park, with lush garden views in one direction and a cool ocean panorama in the other. The hotel offers bright and spacious bedrooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa & wellness area, and an excellent restaurant and bar.

The perfect location for exploring Funchal

Within a few minutes’ walk of the hotel you'll find bars, cafés, restaurants, and the Madeira Museum of Modern Art (MAMMA). Head east to explore the picturesque cobbled streets of old Funchal where you can visit the farmers market or take the gondola ride to the Botanical Gardens and Monte. Head west and enjoy the beautiful tree-lined Lido Promenade and Praia Formosa beach.

Spacious rooms and scenic views

The stylishly designed rooms are spacious and well-equipped, with modern facilities and comfortable beds. Opt for the cosy garden view rooms, or upgrade for a sea-view.

An excellent restaurant offering a taste of regional cuisine

The hotel's Magnólia Restaurant offers buffet-style meals on either a B&B or Half-Board basis.

Breakfast is an extensive range of hot and cold items, including gluten and dairy-free options. The delicious Half-Board evening meal is a chance to enjoy a range of regional dishes and seasonal produce. The buffet features a variety of salads, hot and cold dishes, side dishes, fish and meat, desserts, as well as vegetarian options.

Transfer time: Approx. 25 minutes from Madeira airport

Added value

Guided Walks included (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team


Funchal is a lively, sprawling city – famous for its harbour, mountain backdrop and flower displays. The city’s split into about 10 parishes, all slightly unique, so there’s plenty of nooks and crannies to explore on holiday.

Most hotels are in the São Martinho area, and you should definitely pop to the old town to get a proper feel for the history and culture. The narrow alleyways are always fun for a wander, with lots of lovely cafés and restaurants to stop in when you feel peckish. Take some time to explore the busy harbour, too. We love sitting by the water to watch the world go by.

Explore Funchal's culture: street art on the doorstep

Take a stroll down the street of Rua de Santa Maria to see a colourful collection of nearly 200 doors that have been painted by local artists. It was an effort to breathe some life into an area that was previously a little run down – we’re happy to confirm it’s a thriving spot to explore and a must-see on your holiday.

Funchal's thriving food scene

Get your hands on some fresh tropical fruit, like bananas and passion fruit, at Mercado dos Lavradores, the local farmer’s market. The ones at home won’t taste the same after you’ve tried these. The market is a magnet for food-lovers as the sights, smells and colours are irresistible – maybe pick up something to bring back?

If wine is what gets you excited, there are a few tasting venues for the full experience, but most local bars will have a selection of Madeiran wines to try. The sweet, rich taste makes it very distinctive – you can’t leave without giving it a go.

You won’t be short of restaurants either. Funchal has a great foodie scene including a surprising amount of fine dining options and Michelin recommendations. Try a bolo do caco – a bread dish you’ll find most places, usually smothered in garlic butter and optionally topped with seafood like octopus or made into a sandwich.

The full Monte

To get a different view of the city, jump on the cable car to Monte and head for the Botanical Gardens, they're particularly beautiful in the summer. You’ll get great views across the bay before heading into the gardens for an explosion of colour and design.

It’s easy to get around Funchal, you can walk but it’s hilly in places so if you’re not up to the challenge there’s a reliable bus service that’s reasonably priced.

Activities for the itchy feet

You’re spoiled for choice with activities - bike tours, guided walks and diving to name a few. It’s also a good base to explore other parts of the island.

The Levada walking trails don’t come into the city but there are some lovely coastal paths or you can just take the time to wander the city. To see the Levada trails we always recommend booking with a guide.

Why book a summer holiday in Funchal with Inghams?

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Funchal include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Madeira's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Madeira. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

  • No. of rooms: 147
  • Official rating: 4


Garden View Rooms measure 18m². These rooms sleep up to two, though a bed for a third person may be available on request - please call us to book. Perfect for couples, they have beautiful views of the hotel garden or the luxurious gardens of Jardim Quinta Magnólia.

Sea View Rooms measure 22m² These rooms sleep up to two, though a bed for a third person may be available on request - please call us to book. Some rooms have a balcony. Designed for couples or small families. Some rooms have a balcony.

Superior Rooms measure 26m² and sleep up to two people. These rooms overlook the gardens and have a balcony, and tea and coffee-making facilities are available on request.

Garden View, Sea Rooms and Superior rooms are all available for sole use, please call to book. 

Rooms for up to three guests are also available on requests, please call to book. 

All rooms have:

  • Mini fridge
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Kettle (on request)

General information

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • Check-out: 12pm

Local fees and taxes

From the 1st of June 2024 a tourist tax of approx. €2.00 per person per night, for a maximum of 7 nights is payable locally for guests age 13 years and over (subject to change).


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

The hotel does have some accessible rooms. These are designed for ease of movement and have height-adjusted switches, a lowered bed, and bathrooms with an adapted toilet, sink, and shower. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Longitude: -16.9244806
Latitude: 32.64355

  • 250 metres to the bus stop
  • 20 minute walk to the centre
  • 30 minutes walk or approximately 10 minutes by public transport to the Teleférico Funchal-Monte
  • 20 minute walk to the Lido Promenade

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Turkish bath
  • Relaxation area
  • Gym
  • Spa & massage treatments (payable locally)

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pool towels
  • Parking
Family Facilities
  • Baby meals on request

At the excellent buffet breakfast that's served daily in the Magnólia Restaurant you'll find a wide selection of breads and cakes, cheeses, hams, fruits, vegetables, juices, as well as a selection of hot dishes, and vegetarian and healthy gluten-free and lactose-free options too.

If you opt for half-board then the evening meal is a buffet with a range of delicious dishes created using seasonal products.
The buffet features a variety of salads, hot and cold dishes, side dishes, fish and meat, desserts, as well as vegetarian options.

The elegant Alma Bar & Restaurant offers a range of light snacks during the day, and is a place to enjoy live music, excellent cocktails, and delicious wines.

  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

The hotel has lactose-free milk available. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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