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Baia Azul Hotel

Baia Azul Hotel, Funchal Portugal

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A mid range property, located slightly away from the main stretch of properties which lacks character and local charm. A shuttle bus is available and there are frequent services constantly passing along the main road.

The compact grounds may become rather cluttered at busy times although there are splendid views across the Atlantic Ocean from the pool area.


260m to the beach


A large and modern concrete building which clings to the hillside, stretching up from the water’s edge. Rooms at the rear may suffer noise from passing traffic. Most balconies offer sweeping sea views. The off street entrance has some parking spaces on either side

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: All rooms

Storeys: 11

Built Year: 1989

Exterior: Block


Baia Azul Hotel


A presentable and spacious marble lobby has an inviting reception area and limited seating. A large restaurant is modern and congenial with a long buffet area and plenty of space between the tables. A refectory style coffee shop appears more functional. A dated and nondescript bar is accompanied by a games room.

Rooms: 215


The pool area enjoys sweeping views over the sea and there is a good supply of sunloungers on the narrow and somewhat cluttered surround. Wide white parasols offer some shade and there is little in the way of vegetation. A squash court and a sauna add to the list of facilities.


Area Type: On a steep slope, below the main coast road, 3km from the central area of Funchal, with steep cliffs below. A promenade leading towards the Lido and its adjacent shopping centre stretches from 300m away and the popular Forum Shopping Mall is located 200m away. Bus stop for services into Funchal and on to the airport 50m.

Nearest beach: 260m (Lido)

Public Transport:
50m to Bus


  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
    • Other
  • Pools
    • Rectangular (21 yds)
    • Children’s pool/section (5 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Evening entertainment
    • Fitness room/gym
    • Indoor games
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)