The Vine is a brand new 5-star luxury hotel in Funchal. It’s a member of the Design Hotels group, and is well located in the city’s historic district packed with dining and shopping options easily walkable from the hotel. It’s the perfect base for those who appreciate the work of Catalan architect, Ricardo Bofill and João Francisco Caires, and interior design work by Nini Andrade Silva, which for this hotel, she draws inspiration from the centuries of wine production on the island.
Maintaining the hotel’s interest in wine, as well as the usual spa treatments, guests can try out therapies based on vinotherapy at the hotel’s Divine Spa.
Each of the hotel’s 57 luxury bedrooms and 22 luxury suites across five floors offer the same attention to detail as the rest of the hotel, boasting modern décor, sleek lines and simple design. All rooms have Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy pillows, as well as king beds, satellite TV and DVD players, luxurious bathroom amenities and mini bars. Some rooms also have a small French-style balcony.
The hotel’s historic city centre is just moments from the hotel, packed with things to visit including the popular Golden Gate Café, the Sé Cathedral, the Bazar do Povo department store and Rua Dr Fernão Ornelas, one of Funchal’s main shopping streets. Further afield, the island of Madeira offers most activities you can think of, including golf, whale watching, fishing, walking and cycling, to name a few. Had enough? Head back to the hotel, to relax on a sun lounger in its sleek surroundings.
Chef Antoine Wassermann, holder of three Michelin stars, serves inventive fusion cuisine made with authentic regional produce at The Vine Restaurant. If you want something more casual, the Terra Lounge is the spot for a hearty breakfast or a nice retreat for a drink after a busy day sightseeing.
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