Welcome to Baia Azul, your Funchal “home away from home.” Baia Azul aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.
For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Funchal, Baia Azul is located a short distance from Praia Formosa Beach Madeira (0.7 mi) and Holy Trinity Church (1.7 mi).
Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and Baia Azul Hotel makes getting online easy as free internet access is available.
You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and a sun terrace. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is paid private parking available on-site.
If you like seafood restaurants, Baia Azul Hotel Madeira is conveniently located near Taberna Madeira, Casal Da Penha, and Regional Flavours.
Looking to explore? Then look no further than Madeira Story Centre and Núcleo Museológico de Arte Popular, which are some popular Funchal history museums – all conveniently located a short distance from the hotel.
Baia Azul puts the best of Funchal at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
The views are breathtaking. The poolside areas very comfortable. The staff very polite and attentive. Food is excellent. Implementation of covid restrictions in a very reasonable way. I will definitely be back.
The hotel is less than 10 minutes from the center of Funchal by public transportation. It is a big hotel with fitness, indoor and outdore heated swimming pools, several restaurants and a bar with a terras with ocean view. Very good and extensive breakfast, helpfull and friendly personel :"you are at home sir". Free shuttle bus to the center of Funchal and the airport. Lots of nice bars and restaurant around the hotel, so just take bed and breakfast. Tui personel is often present and very helpfull. The rooms are large, with a modern bathroom (with hair dryer). The beds are very comfortable. The rooms are very clean. The rooms have a small terras. The rooms in the back of the hotel don't have ocean view, but street view. Try to avoid these rooms.
The hotel has the all it needs to be a 5* . The reception/ bar area is open, bright with some unusual seating. The reception is in the middle of the building as its on the side of a hill. Rooms and bathroom are spotlessly clean. The room has a flat screen T.V. with multiple language channels. kettle and fridge are in room, though for some reason no tea or coffee. there is a hair dryer in bathroom with some free of charge body wash and shampoo. All staff I encountered were polite and had a smile( although not always obvious because of masks). We where only Bed &breakfast so never used restaurants apart from this. Food generally was good. Sometimes there where long lines due to social distance rules. The pool area is beautiful with a glass balcony overlooking the sea. There is a 2nd indoor pool, gym and spar. If I had a concern it would be that amount of loungers around the pool didn't seem sufficient for the size of hotel. On some days we struggled and the hotel was not full. Would we use the hotel again is a definite YES. just a word of warning if you suffer with mobility issues then Madeira isn't the place for you, it is very hilly …
My partner and I (both in our late 20s) visited at the very start of November and opted for a superior sea view room. After arriving at Madeira airport, we showed our negative test results and were with our hire car within 45 minutes of landing. There is plenty of free parking near the hotel, (and around the town in general) or you can opt to part in their secure car park which I believe is around €6 a day. The drive from the airport is easy and takes about 25 minutes. Note - we used Goldcar for our hire car, who are notorious for trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes especially which their extra insurance. Just get insurance beforehand and decline theirs (no matter how hard they push!). The hotel doesn’t look overly impressive from the outside, but once inside you’ll find it’s very modern, clean, light and has great views out to sea. Our room was on the 9th floor (of 11) and pretty much felt brand new! Lovely comfortable bed and a nice balcony over looking the ocean. The superior room was lovely, but we don’t think it gave that many extras over a normal room. We believe the superior extras were: robe in room, larger balcony, higher level room. The only thing that we’d change about the room was the fact that no tea/coffee was provided even though they gave a kettle... also, it was €30 (I think) to use the safe for the week. There are supermarkets nearby so we just bought our own coffee and used the lock our bag for a safe. Just something to think about before you travel there. The breakfast setup was great and we never had issues getting a seat outside. The setup was a “self service buffet” but due to covid, you were guided around by a waiter/waitress. The food was good quality and a great selection... even Prosecco! The coffee wasn’t great, but that’s a minor point really. There was music entertainment every evening from around 8pm so was lovely to sit out and have a drink before or after dinner with a gin and tonic and listen to that. Either on the balcony or the terrace. The trip was for a birthday celebration and we emailed the hotel before to confirm, not expecting a lot but they still went above and beyond. They said they would leave a little cake in the room and on the day there was a huge cake! With a spa voucher. Which we felt was very generous and thoughtful. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. Especially by the pool, we definitely had more beers and bloody Mary’s than we planned! But was a nice touch the waiters proactively walked around the pool, and always wished you ‘a happy day’. The location of the hotel was perfect in our opinion. A nice quiet area with lots of restaurants and bars in walking distance. There was a shuttle to and from the centre. Although we enjoyed the 40 minute walk with a drink stop to town. A return taxi is around €10 or Uber is available and this was around €7 from the centre. Finally a couple of recommendations, on our birthday evening, we ate at the Forte restaurant. They had a set menu for €65 per person which included 4 courses, all drinks and a pick up in a vintage car. A very special meal! We also did the VIP dolphin and whale watching experience. This was around 10 people on a very high end boat. We saw both dolphins and a whale. It didn’t feel like a large tourist trap like some of the other boats we saw and even had time for a swim stop! Plenty more to do, the cable cars, the gardens, view points, and we didn’t have a bad meal. I must admit I had a perception of Madeira being for older visitors. But it definitely didn’t feel that way and will definitely be returning. If you’re looking for sun, anytime of the year, and with lots of things to do and see. This is the place to go. …
Just back from 12 nights at the Baia Azul. I was in room 1016 which was a front sea view room, which was large, bright and modern. Loved everything about this hotel, amazing views from each angle, very modern and some great quirky art installations. The hotel is following precautions regarding Covid and it felt very safe and clean. I was on bed and breakfast basis. The breakfast was very good, with plenty to choose from. All the staff worked extremely hard but i have to give a special mention and thank you to Humberto in the restaurant who looked after me each morning, always with a lovely greeting. Also 'Happy Day' pool bar guy was great and worked his socks off! I recommend Baia Azul, and if i go to Madeira again i would stay here. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!