There have been several extensions to this classic hotel built on the cliffside overlooking Funchal harbour.All tastefully done and very classy. The place to stay chosen by celebrities and royaltyas evidenced from the photos and memorabilia in one of the lounge areas. This hotel has a different restaurant for each meal as well as its own Italian restaurant with spectacular views in the grounds. The gardens are rightly famous and taking afternoon tea at Reid's is a treat for non residents as well. One of the strong, traditional English influences.
Leisure facilities are there too with 3 outdoor swimming pools: heated saltwater and freshwater and a sea water pool at sea level. Sundecks and sunloungers for resting, tennis court and indoor gym for the more active. Spa with treatments onsite although the sauna and steam rooms are in the respective gender's changing rooms so are unisex. The hotel organises activities for the guests (if wanted) every day, most are exclusive to residents, but also mostly at extra cost.
This hotel was very impressive. It is big. There are four pools (two indoor and two outdoor) and ocean access. There are more amenities that I have time to mention. One thing that I would like to say though is that the breakfast was magnificent. The buffet even included free champagne. While I refrained for most of my stay, I did indulge on my last morning at the hotel (as all I had to do that day was sit on a plane).
"A great trendy hotel, in a super central location"
The staff couldn't do enough, really helpful.
Rooms were lovely,extremely trendy and modern.
Beautiful bedding and black out blinds meant a fabulous nights sleep.
Roof top pool and bar topped the cherry!
Good stay but very expensive to eat there and most of the other residents seemed to be on half board so they didn't really feel the extent of it. Walking into town was a nightmare as the road outside very busy, steep and no pavements. Hotel didn't seem to offer alternative routes if there were any and the transfer bus was very occasional.
Beautiful hotel situated high on the hill with great views down over the whole of Funchal and the harbour. 5/10 minute fun drive down to the centre of Funchal. Quite and steep and some fun bends but nothing to fear. There is a free bus down to town and back again. I wouldn't recommend getting a small hire car. The staff at the hotel could not have been more pleasant, helpful and welcoming. The whole place has a real high quality feel about it. The food in the restaurant is of excellent quality and the prices very pleasantly surprised. The indoor pool and spa was a really lovely place when it wasn't hot enough to sit outside. The accommodation in the bungalows was of a great standard too. Some have more open views than others.
Very nice place that is quiet, with great views and lots of pools.
Location is right outside of main Funchal, but there is a free shuttle and a bus that costs a couple euros that takes you right in to town.
I would definitely stay here again.
It was our first visit to Mederia for my wife and I and we could not have chosen a better hotel for our stay. Our room was wonderful with a great view of the ocean (9th floor). The breakfast buffet was amazing and the staff so friendly. The free underground parking was very convenient.
Funchal, capital of the Madeira Islands, curves along a harbor and rises up verdant mountain slopes. At the Mercado dos Lavradores market, vendors display basketry, produce, fresh fish, and profusions of flowers. The Madeira Wine Lodge, housed in a 17th-century monastery building, offers tastings and tours. A ride in a wicker toboggan down steep, narrow streets is a uniquely Funchal experience.