We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Top Class Hotel”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
The Flame Tree Madeira
Ranked #49 of 87 Hotels in Funchal
Lancashire
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Top Class Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2010

I went to Vila Camacho with my husband for my 60th birthday. I was amazed at how hard working the staff were and help to make your stay enjoyable. Our room was simply furnished but contained everything we needed. The beds were extremely comfortable and linen changed regularly.
We dined every night in their restaurant. The food was exceptional - probably the best we have ever tasted. Miguel certainly knows how to cook! Meals were not expensive.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank zoels23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

322 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    90
    104
    65
    41
    22
See reviews for
35
180
33
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (46)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
scotland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2010

nice wee hotel,basic but very clean.manager tries to get you to upgrade to room with balcony for 150 euros.say no and try and get room 46 standard room with sea view for no extra.breakfast ok.fruit and rols n cheese n meat.watch out for the slick trick they play with giving you 2 bottles of water when you first get to your room,but when you check out you see them on the bill.charging 2 euros for a bottle.they do good deals on the meals at night,either 1 gets a main course free or 3 courses for 11 euros.overall worth the money.pleasant staff nice location

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank fras65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
somerset
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2010

fantastic room lovely views and very friendly staff the balcony view we had was fantastic and great for gin and tonics would definantly recomend to all and would myself go there again a big thanks to the hotel for making our stay so pleasureable.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank the-chapel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rotherham
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2010

I booked this holiday at fairly short notice having seen it advertised in a travel agent's window. I paid £220 per person for my wife and I, for a week's bed & breakfast. At the time of booking I stated that I would like a twin room (as opposed to double) and would like a balcony/terrace in the 'any special requests' section of the booking form. The hotel is on a hillside road about a mile from the centre of Funchal.You can walk into the town centre or get a local bus.On arrival we were shown to our room which was a double. I immediately stated that I had asked for a twin and was then taken to another room which was indeed a twin room. There was no balcony but before I had the chance to mention this I was asked if I would like to see one of their 'special' rooms which had balconies with sea views. I must admit it was a wonderful view and while I was in the room the telephone rang.......it was the manager on reception asking if I liked the room with the sea view. When I said I did, he said it would be 150 euros for the week to upgrade. He also said I could upgrade from B&B to add evening meal for 9.50 euros per person per night. Given that evening meal was 3 courses and some of the main courses were 12 euros, the meal upgrade seemed very reasonable. He said he would do both upgrades for 285 euros but I offered to pay 250 and he agreed, even throwing in a bottle of 'champagne'. There are only 6 rooms at the front which enjoy these views so I can see why the hotel add a premium for them but 150 euros seems a bit steep even though the view is excellent. The room was basically furnished but clean. The bathroom had a shower, the curtain always seemed to stick to you, which was a bit of a pain, but always plenty of hot water. I never used the small, unheated pool but it didn't look all that inviting. There was a small massage room but the prices of the individual treatments seemd expensive to me. The The breakfast was the usual continental one i.e. bread, fruit, cheese, ham, salami and cakes. The evening meal involved a choice of starter, main and dessert with quite a wide choice. The food was of a fairly high standard and most enjoyable, good value for the 9.50 euros upgrade. House wine was 12 euros a bottle and went down well with the meal. Meals could be taken in the (small) dining room or on the open air terrace but most nights it was a bit cool for dining 'al fresco'. The one thing this hotel lacks in a bar lounge....you can have a drink on the terrace but it was sometimes too cool to sit outdoors. The small TV lounge was not particularly comfortable and had no bar. In warmer months than January this would be less of an issue. Also, even though Madeira has a mild year-round climate,the hotel does not appear to have any backup heating for cooler evenings. The service of meals and drinks was always efficient. To sum up : Plus points - clean but basic rooms, friendly staff, pretty good food. Minus points - rooms without balcony were cramped, no bar lounge, no evident heating, basic bathroom facilities. This was my first time in Madeira, I will definitely return and would probably stay at Vila Camacho again as, above all else, it offers value for money if you are on a budget.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank YorkieRotherham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Salford,Manchester
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2010

We took room 18 after taking up the special offer, this tiny but comfy room had a balcony , a wonderful picture postcard view over funchal and the harbour and was sunlit all day!
Most guests seemed to be those who left early morning to walk or explore the mountains and amazing countryside; returing in the evening to enjoy wonderful homecooked exceptional food ( without having to queue at an overblown tasteless buffet).
To be honest, the air is so clean that after a days walking or relaxing we were happy to enjoy a great meal and bottle of local wine and sit on the balcony and enjoy the view.
I enjoyed a foot massage, at the little wellness centre for 10 euros before settling onto a very comfy outdoor sofa for a decent cup of coffee.
We found this hotel a welcome change from large hotels offering volley ball and piped muisc all day. Certiainly would go again when we need rest and relaxation. Well worth the money! 5 star value at 3 star price...

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank monster-SCR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
costal side
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

We just got home from a splendid holiday at Vila Camacho. We loved it very much!
dispite all the negative comments, we enjoyed our stay! Let's not forget this is a 3 star hotel please.
The very attentive staff served us the best dishes (fresh food). We had a little girl (4yrs) with us, and she was very spoiled by the kicthen and restaurant staff.We were happy to order the extras on the breakfast menu...we were on holiday after all.

When leaving early in the morning, it was never a problem to get breakfast.
Staff was always very helpful, friendly and proffesional.
The room (37) was perfect, litlle balcony and sea-view. The pool is small but, never anyone around so it felt like your own private pool.

I can understand that this hotel is not suited for elderly people, but for all those who want to hike in Madeira, regardless the age should manage a few more steps on the stairway to the room.
The hotel is situated in a very peaceful area up the hill in Funchal, so the more busy areas are 10min Lido, Forum Madeira, 15 min old town Funchal port away.
One can take the city bus, or taxi. We rented a car, but this not recommended.
The fee you pay to a taxi is approx. the amount you pay for a parking ticket .
We only have one complaint....it rained 7 days out of 8, so we will be back once more and next to all discribed above we will then also enjoy the sun =-)

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank isamin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Midlands, England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2009

I always look on the positive side and so having read mixed reviews on Vila Camacho I decided to give it a go - wrong decision. I have never written a review before but thought I should for those of you like me who think negative reviews are just from people who like to moan - this is not the case.
Location is on a hill, as is everything in Madeira, a steep downhill 20 minutes walk into Funchal and a 5-10 minute bus ride back. A giro bus pass is good value for 7 days. There is nothing around the hotel at all other than residential properties with very loud barking dogs and one very expensive restaurant.
The views from a five minute walk up the hill are phenomenal and we spent most evenings there sat on a bench looking at the view.
The service is okay - as stated, a little distanced but okay and rooms are cleaned every day however I do have to mention that I was bitten 17 times in the hotel room. We had already moved room due to people walking past and looking directly in and the first time I was bitten (6 times) I asked them to spray the room - they did and the next day I was bitten again ( 6 times) so I asked them again, deciding that we would ask for a move if it happened again. All was well until the last morning when I was bitten 5 more times.
We were in room 9 above the back of the kitchen area somewhere - the noise was dreadful - bottles being thrown into something, bin men collecting at 11pm each night, barking dogs and local residents being loud and passionate in their conversations.
The breakfast was good but monotonous - two weeks of cheese and ham rolls is a little much.
As for relaxing there the eating area is nice, especially of an evening when the lights are on but it is not 'comfy' and there are no comfortable lounging chairs anywhere. We are not pool people and so struggled to relax - hence the bench up the hill.
In brief - noisy, small, not relaxing, out of town up a big hill, big bites as souvenirs! I wouldn't recommend it to my friends.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Maisy7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Funchal hotels

Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Funchal hotels
0.9 mi away
Apartamentos Sao Paulo e Alegria
1.5 mi away
Residencial Pina
Residencial Pina
#43 of 87 in Funchal
4.5 of 5 bubbles 83 reviews
1.7 mi away
Residencial Parque
Residencial Parque
#59 of 87 in Funchal
4.0 of 5 bubbles 79 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.1 mi away
Hotel Monte Carlo
Hotel Monte Carlo
#56 of 87 in Funchal
3.5 of 5 bubbles 225 reviews
1.6 mi away
Hotel do Carmo
Hotel do Carmo
#31 of 87 in Funchal
4.0 of 5 bubbles 399 reviews
0.7 mi away
Aparthotel Imperatriz
Aparthotel Imperatriz
#57 of 87 in Funchal
3.5 of 5 bubbles 147 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Flame Tree Madeira? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Flame Tree Madeira

Property: The Flame Tree Madeira
Address: Beco Amoreira 26, Funchal, Madeira 9000-086, Portugal (Formerly Residencial Vila Camacho)
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Funchal
#26 Spa Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Flame Tree Madeira 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, friendly, 39-room hotel, overlooking the Bay of Funchal, just 5 minutes' drive from the city centre. Our professional team awaits your arrival, ready to ensure you enjoy your stay with us, while visiting this beautiful island. We operate 24 hours a day, so someone is always available to help you. All our rooms have private bathrooms and free WiFi. There is plentiful free on-street parking adjacent to the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you to The Flame Tree Madeira. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, LoveHolidays, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK), Expedia, HostelWorld, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Flame Tree Madeira reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Residencial Vila Camacho Funchal
Vila Camacho Madeira
Residencial Vila Camacho Hotel Funchal
Vila Camacho Funchal
The Flame Tree Madeira Funchal

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing