Capital of Madeira for over 500 years Funchal, apparently named because of the fennel growing there, has grown from its origins around the harbour into a modern city spread around the amphitheatre of the bay.
The 5-star Madeira Regency Palace has been voted a Top Stay by previous Saga guests and has received our one-rosette Good Food award.
It has excellent facilities and our range of optional excursions allow you to discover more of this beautiful island.
All 210 spacious bedrooms have a balcony (with partial sea or garden views for Saga guests), a television, telephone, minibar, hairdryer and safe (extra charge).
Your stay at the Madeira Regency Palace is on a full-board basis (all inclusive from September 2013). Your included meals will be served in the buffet-style hotel restaurant, which has been awarded Saga’s one-rosette Good Food award.
From September 2013, you will also be able to take advantage of the free Saga bar, which is open 10 hours a day.
During your stay you can enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment. Activities may change from time to time and some may be at an additional cost.
There will also be live music at your hotel on some evenings and a Madeiran folklore show.
Should you wish to play golf during your holiday, our resort staff will be able to give you details on nearby courses and prices (£40-£75 green fees).