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new year visit

Considering visiting Madeira over New Year. Have read all about the weather, but not sure where to stay in and around Funchal. Ideally we would like somewhere within walking distance to view the New Year Fireworks. We do walk and have no problems with that. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: new year visit

Two very good hotels near the city centre are Albergeria Dias and Porto Santa Maria, you would have a good view of the fireworks from either of these hotels, perhaps Porto Santa Maria being the better one of the two for views. Or you could stay the other side of the city . Cliff Bay, Casino Park, Pestana Palms will also have excellent views from the hotel. If you chose a hotel which does not have a good view, most people walk into the harbour area and soak up the atmosphere, very busy but enjoyable, Another way is to go on one of the catamarans, which usually do a champagne trip out into the harbour to watch the fireworks, looking back towards the island, fabulous!!

Not sure what availablity is like, but many hotels get booked up early summer, I have heard that occupancy is higher this year, so don't leave it too long before you book!!

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2. Re: new year visit

Depends if you want a quite place to rest at nigth.

The centre of town is not calm at Christmas and New Year

VISIT Tripadvisor and go to B&Bs Funchal and you will be suprised with some of them and also the prices are much lower .

Dont forget to read the reviwes of the B&Bs Funchal

tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g189167-c2-Funchal_…

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3. Re: new year visit

Thanks for informative replies. appreciated

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