5 * Pestana Carlton
This upscale resort hotel with terraced balconies facing the beach is 1.5 km from Cathedral of Funchal and 6 km from Madeira Botanical Garden. The polished rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and balconies. Upgraded units add sofas and water views, while suites include living rooms and extra bathrooms. Dining options include a restaurant and a British pub. Live music at a bar and cocktail service beside the outdoor lagoon pool are offered. Other perks include a tennis court, a sunbathing lawn with direct beach access, and a spa with a fitness area, an indoor pool, a hammam and a hot tub.