The Ocean Gardens is a pleasant hotel which enjoys a great location in the Madeira archipelago, nestled between the sea and subtropical gardens and wonderful mountainous landscapes. Madeira airport can be reached in only 17 km. This fully air-conditioned hotel comprises a total of 47 rooms spread over two floors. Guests are welcomed in an inviting lobby at the reception desk, which is manned around the clock. It is possible to store valuable in the hotel safe here, and lift access is also available. Culinary options in the hotel include a pleasant café, a cosy bar, and an elegant restaurant. Highchairs are provided for younger visitors. In the evenings it is possible to relax in the TV lounge, while business guests may make use of the hotel's conference facilities. In addition, the hotel features a public Internet terminal, and guests may park their cars in the hotel car park or garage. The rooms all come with a king-size bed, a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a radio, a minibar, and a private hire safe. It is possible to make use of the room Internet connection, and the heating is centrally regulated. The hotel grounds feature a swimming pool with a poolside snack bar, where guests may enjoy a refreshing drink or snack. Further leisure facilities include a sauna and a solarium. Guests may serve themselves at the breakfast buffet. In the evenings there is an à la carte menu on offer. Special dietary requirements may be catered for.
Around 3 weeks we had days with heavy storm (Emma, Felix, Gisele) in Funchal, which caused irreparable damage at our natural solarium, that affected the guests safety.
For this reason, we had to take urgent measures and were obliged to replace the metal structure which supported the solarium.
We predict that the works will take place during more or less 2 weeks.
“I would like to inform you that at the Ocean Gardens Hotel, there are works of expansion for 41 new rooms in the West Wing of the building.
According to information collected on the spot, the works run from 10:00 to 18:00, without causing any discomfort or disturbance to customers.
Its conclusion is expected for the end of October 2018, and this situation does not compromise the current and normal operation of the Hotel.
It's already updated on NBC as "ACTIVE INCIDENT!".
Situation verified and confirmed on the spot, after inspection visit of Healt & Safety.”
“I would like to inform you that at the Ocean Gardens Hotel, there are works of expansion for 41 new rooms on the hillside facing Funchal Bay.
According to information collected on the spot, the works run from 10:00 to 18:00, without causing discomfort or disturbance to customers located on the sea view rooms, on the other hillside of the hotel.
Its conclusion is expected for the end of October 2018, and this situation does not compromise the current and normal operation of the Hotel.”
Regarding a delay the works that are taking place in the Solarium area are
not finished yet.
Please consider the following information provided by the unit regarding the
works accouring in OCEAN GARDENS HOTEL (ref. HBE 224):
“Due to a big demand for the Ocean Gardens hotel, the hotel management has
decided to extende ir for more 41 rooms.
The information wasn´t passed to the Tours Operators/Travel Agents, because
the works are being done on the hillsided facing Funchal Bay, away from the
actual occupied rooms,
and wasn´t predicted to affet the sea view rooms on the other hillside of
For this reason, the hotel management decided to deal situation to situation
on site in case of any complaint occurs.
The construction started on December 17 and will be finish by the end of
As you may be aware, around a month ago, we had a very heavy storm (Emma,
Felix, Gisele) in Funchal, which caused irreparable demage at our natural
solarium, which could affect the guest´s safety.
For this reason, we had to take urgent measures, and were obliged to replace
the metal structure which supported the solarium.
As it was an unexpected situation, we didn´t have time to pass the
information for the Tour Operators.
These works are being done at the moment and we predict that will extend for
more or less one month. Relevant noise´s is not expected.
If any complaint occurs, we will deal situation to situation on site.”
At the moment the works in the Solarium area (including pool bar) are
stopped and only will be continued in the end of August 2018.
However the hotel will inform us when it will be finished.
The Bay View Renewing at the moment it continues to the placement of mosaics in the WC, balconies and ceiling finishes, it is expected that up to 15 November to do the painting and laying of balcony
The Painting works on the west façade was completed and remove the scaffolding.
Until November 15, there are noises in the old wing
The deadline for completion of the hotel expansion project is 20 December.
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- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Internet access - wireless
- Free WiFi - Public Areas
- Free Wi-Fi
Pool and Wellness
- Swimming Pool - Outdoor
- Spa and wellness centre
- Billiards or pool table
- Arcade Games
- BBQ facilities
Food & Drink
- Coffee shop or café
- Bar / Lounge
Services & Shops
- Concierge desk
- Event catering
- Tour assistance
- Car rental
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Luggage storage
- Wedding services
- Laundry facilities
- Designated smoking areas
- Wheelchair accessible
- Pets not allowed
- Conference center
- Check-out by noon
- Rooftop terrace
- Multilingual staff
- Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
- No- smoking property
- 24-hour front desk
- Multiple small meeting rooms
- Check-in time ends midnight
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- In-room safe
- Hair dryer
Internet, TV & Phone
- Satellite television service
- Direct-dial phone
Rooms & Comfort
- Window opens
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Soundproofed rooms
- Cribs/infant beds available on request
Bath & Shower
- Bathtub only
- Complimentary toiletries
- Shower/bathtub combination
- Private bathroom
- Shower only
- Turndown service
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Board basis explained
...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.
...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.
...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.
...means that breakfast is included in the price.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.
- Palheiro Golf Club 0.46 miles
- Palheiro Gardens 0.97 miles
- Funchal-Monte Teleferico 1.71 miles
- Botanical Garden 1.72 miles
- Pregetter's Orchid Garden 1.74 miles
- Funchal Farmers Market 1.84 miles
- Madeira Stadium 1.85 miles
- Praça do Povo 1.99 miles
- Funchal Sacred Art Museum 2.09 miles
- Se Cathedral 2.10 miles
- Town Square 2.11 miles
- Avenida do Mar 2.12 miles
- Funchal Marina 2.13 miles
- Museu da Madeira Wine Company 2.20 miles
- Arcadas Sao Francisco Shopping Center 2.24 miles
- Funchal Municipal Garden 2.25 miles
- Church of Sao Pedro 2.28 miles
- Museum of Natural History 2.29 miles
- Frederico de Freitas Museum 2.31 miles
- Santa Clara Monastery 2.39 miles
- at_a_glance_airport Madeira FNC30m
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19 January 2016
Alan Gilchrist, Uk
4 star but cosy. Loads of interesting parts to explore. Very handy bus stop directly outside to get cheaply and quickly to town.
The best thing about my stay was...The weather was great for mid january.
27 August 2012
friendly, and relaxing
susan waitman, newton abbot devon
brilliant hotel, great base for exploring the island, friendly,clean and helpfull,quiet, apart from the road outside, but quiet at night, food good, though as we stayed for two weeks on halfboard, the second week of meals mirrored the first, though a good choice of either fish or meat. Local bus right outside to take you into funchael, as well as the curtesy bus. Bedrooms have a fantastic views over the sea and Funchael. We were glad we stayed here rather than in busy Funchael, eating our breakfast and dinner overlooking the amazing views has no comparason. Great pool plenty of sunbeds
The best thing about my stay was...quiet, relaxed and friendly, great gardens great location
04 July 2012
Sarah Dibble, Bridgwater
Way exceeded our expectations. Extremely good value, meticulously clean, large well equipped room with an epic view of the harbour. Nice pool and gardens with pool towels supplied. Excellent buffet breakfast. Useful complimentary shuttle bus, as hotel not in walking distance to town. Hotel was very quiet, as was the island as a whole (June). Would highly recommend.
The best thing about my stay was...View from our balcony
31 May 2010
Ocean Gardens Funchal Madeira
Susan Orriel, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Excellent value for money. Location is outside Funchal. That was a bonus = the opposite end of town to The Hotel Zone. Beautifully situated. Great views. Extremely helpful staff - with good English. Bus stop outside door. We would have no hesitation in staying there again. Bus drops you off in Funchal at old town and near cable car for Monte.
19 July 2009
what a view
we had a very good experience all round with no complaints. As all other's stated the views are fantastic, with whale and dolphins to spot. Towels changed daily, all staff helpful with lots of local information. Pool towel changed daily for 10 euro deposit each. Free bus great, we used local also, after you buy initial ticket for 2.25 you can top it up in Town which reduces the cost to less than a euro per trip. Hotel very good 4 star, position in Funchal for us was perfect, did take over an hour to walk into town tho. 20 min walk from Hotel is a fantastic Resteraunt, where people come for miles as that good, we would catch last bus up, 11.25, around 40 euro for two with wine, beer, coffee. We will return to this hotel
03 July 2008
Mary Timony, Edinburgh
We stayed at the Ocean Gardens for 14 nights in May/June and had a wonderful time. The staff were great, the room was very comfortable and the views superb. Transport into Funchal was very easy and we walked in several times however never summoned the energy to walk back up to the hotel. The garens and pool were absolute gems and made even better by the panoramic views as they are on the roof.
03 July 2008
Relaxing Week by the Pool
We have just come back from Ocean Gardens. If you like a hotel away from it all - with a lovely view over funchal Bay, with a great pool and gardens on the top of the hotel, and with good food in the restuarant - then this is for you. We chose the hotel because of the reviews here and on other sites and it is all true! We didn't do much but use the pool and relax so it suited us. Funchal itself didn't have much tho we went up the cable car and down on the tobogans which was fun. If you want to do more you will need a car - we didn't!! All the rooms have a sea view - just the sea! You can't see the bay from the rooms, but that didn't matter.
02 April 2008
liz , cornwall
We stayed here for 10 nights the end of January. The hotel is 10 - 15 minutes drive from the old town and is situated on a cliff on the east side. The views over Funchal from the public rooms are magnificent as are the sunsets. The rooms are nicely furnished and well cared for and all have sea views. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The buffet breakfast is continental with cereals, lovely fresh fruits, hams, cheese, yogurts, lovely breads, some cooked items etc. We were on B& B but had several meals in the adjacent restaurant which was very good with very attentive staff. Other nights we went into town to eat in the old part. Zarcos on the way to Funchal is also good and has similar views to the hotel. The terraces. pool area and gardens of the hotel are lovely with those gorgeous views. We weren't there for a lie by the pool holiday so didn't use the pool which I think would have been cold but some did swim. The only downside for some may be that the hotel is on a road lacking a decent footpath, but with the hotel courtesy bus and public buses from the entrance I would say it was easier to get into Funchal centre than from the very busy hotel zone which I felt was very built up. We had a car and it was so easy to turn left out of the hotel and get onto the via rapide or Camacha road. Just watch out for the crazy junction off the rapide. We were extremely lucky with the weather in January. Most days it reached 70 degrees in Funchal but it can be totally different up in the hills. We were very lucky and had sunshine every day even up on the tops of the mountains. It is a very rugged island with lovely scenery. We thoroughly enjoyed our winter break and were delighted with the choice of hotel for its views, room, friendly staff and excellent value.
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