The Enotel Magnolia stays true to its island surroundings – cloaked in the greenery and blooms Madeira is famous for. It’s in a peaceful spot on the outskirts of Funchal, an easy walk from the city’s lido and the palm-lined promenade that weaves along the coast to the centre.
The hotel pool is set in a sunny terrace freckled with palms and loungers, and it overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the forested mountains in the distance. If you tire of catching the rays outside, head indoors and you’ll find a state-of-the-art wellness centre, with a well-equipped gym, sauna and steam room.
The Magnolia Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, and it serves world-over cuisine in a buffet style, with show cooking a regular feature. Sundown tipples, meanwhile, can be sipped in Turquoise, a sleek cocktail bar that plays host to regular live music acts.
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