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Aparthotel Imperatriz

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is in a fantastic location 10- 15 minutes walk to the centre of the city, harbour and Caterina Park, (much closer than most of the hotels in the main area) a dozen or more restaurants on the doorstep, and a quiet enough street with moderate to light traffic, even quieter if you prefer a back room. A little bit of noise on a weekend but nothing to consider. The hotel has very well equipped rooms with a telephone, microwave, two burner stove, kettle and all the cutlery and pots that you need, a good sized fridge with small freezer compartment, hair dryer, flat screen cable tv (refundable 10 euro deposit for remote control), free wifi in room with a good signal, large wardrobe with numerous small drawers and a full sized mirror. There is a table with chairs in the room and also on the very adequate balcony. Our room was at the front (south facing) with a good view of the sea and everything around. We would recommend a front room with sea view. It's definitely worth the extra euros.The hotel has a lift to all floors and a spacious sunroof with sun beds and a pool. The rooms are spacious, very comfortable, extremely clean and all linen and towels are changed on a regular basis. The desk staff are the best you can get anywhere- helpful, cheerful, humorous - not a bit like the formal staff you meet in the large and often unfriendly hotels ( not to mention the much greater price you pay for the majority of them) Thank you to Duarte, Victor and Sergio for a first class service and your helpful friendly advice. If you hire a car ( and we strongly advise that you do to see the island in its full splendour ) there is an underground carpark, a few euros a day and worth it as parking is difficult in the area. A word of warning. The car park is tight, and does take some getting used to. Get your passenger to direct you in if you are afraid of damaging your hire car. Do not hire a big car- in any case the roads are narrow in places on the island and a big car would be a liability. The hotel is not a Reids, or five star. They don't claim to be. However, if you want good solid accommodation in a friendly hotel at a very fair price, do give it a try. We wouldn't hesitate to return and no doubt will in the near future.

The staff was very friendly, giving great suggestions on unique places to visit. The room was comfortable and clean. The hotel was close to numerous restaurants within walking distance. There is a small grocery store within 1 minute walk of the hotel. Our room had a refrigerator, stove, etc., which help keep food expense down. If I ever come back to Madeira, I will definitely stay here again. They offer parking in a garage below the hotel for 3 Euros per day which is a good value. The hotel is centrally located, you really don't need a car unless you are going outside of central Funchal for the day to see other parts of the island.

Number one point: The gentlemen on reception were enormously helpful, informative about everywhere on the island, patient, kind and had a great sense of humour. My wife Jayne and I cannot thank them enough. Our room was cared for immaculately. The hotel was very conveniently situated within easy walking distance of the marina, town centre and fascinating old town, not to mention the nearby beautiful park. We hope to return there, this time with a seaview room, for the 2019 flower festival. We stayed from 22.0118 until 05.02.18 in Room 203.

The hotel is in a lovely location very close to Funchal and next to a street of excellent restaurants. The hotel was clean and staff friendly. We paid for breakfast at £10 for 2 daily through, but would have been better value to buy breakfast locally. The sunbathing roof was excellent but the whole area is blighted by a monstrous 1000 room hotel being constructed overlooking everything.

My husband and I spent six nights here the end of November. We stayed in a standard room with a balcony and a sea view which was great value for money.The roof terrace was wonderful but we could only use it on one occasion as we had rain most days.The staff were very friendly especially Duarte who was so helpful and gave us plenty of good advice. Lots of great restaurants on the same street as the hotel.

I stayed at Aparthotel Imperatriz for 1 week in July this year and I really enjoyed my time here. I initially booked a hotel way out in the mountains which looked stunning but was a little too isolated so when I found this place it looked perfect. The hotel is clean, friendly staff, within walking distance of the sea front, shopping streets, bars and restaurants. I especially enjoyed going for a swim every morning on the rooftop before the mid day heat arrived. I stayed in a room on the 3rd floor which had a lovely bathroom, cooking area and balcony. The room was a really good size. I'd definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone thinking about staying in Funchal. The staff on reception were really friendly and helpful, I felt as though I could ask them anything and nothing was too much trouble especially getting advice on hiring a car last minute! 1 thing to add- We stayed at a time where there were building works going on all around the hotel, this wasn't a big issue for us because we spent a lot of time out and about exploring but if you were to stay in the hotel all day it could get a little noisy. Thanks you for the lovely stay Aparthotel Imperatriz!

First visit to Madeira and recently had 5 nights at the Aparthotel Imperatriz in one of their standard rooms. Selected based on location, price, and the commentary we saw on the Lido Tours web site. The main positive feature of the property is it’s location, which has many good restaurants and pubs nearby, and for us was walkable to many places. I’d say it was quite a reasonable hotel back in its day, the staff were friendly and helpful at times, and the Italian restaurant in front of it was quite good. They are the positives. However, they do say you get what you pay for, and that’s probably fair comment here. The rooms are pretty dated and in need of updating, which you would expect, but was reasonably clean. Our room was at the rear of the property on the second floor, had a balcony with views of the surrounding hotel rooms. The main issue we encountered was a very large commercial construction site adjacent that appears to be the early-mid stages of building a huge hotel complex. Work on the site runs from 8am-7pm 6 days a week, with a slightly shorter day on Saturday. The room is not air conditioned and the only opportunity for air flow was the sliding door to the balcony, and so during the day you have to choose between air flow or jack hammer noise! The weather was warm when we were there in late October and so had no choice but to have the sliding door open. After encountering this noise issue on the first day we went to reception to let them know we weren’t particularly happy with the room, and asked if there were any quieter rooms. The response from Duerte, who I think was the manager was that even if they moved us to one of the sea view rooms at the front we would be affected by noise from traffic, and that they had complained to police recently that the street in front had become like a race-track, so they in fact didn’t have any quieter rooms. We were surprised at the response, but left it at that, and put up with it for the rest of our stay.

Great little hotel close to centre of Funchal. Seen better days, but facilities match or outweigh those provided by drab package tour hotels. Bright and airy, great views from balcony and roof terrace, good sized room and balcony ( with plants), clean and well positioned to get into ( and out of) Funchal town easily on foot. Noise wise, its in a city, so there is bound to be external noise. Pool great for a dip, not Olympic size. Good free Wi-Fi in rooms.

My wife and I stayed for a week in October. This is a three star hotel,and our views reflect this. The hotel is situated in a small street close to the marina and the city centre. There are bars, pubs and restaurants and a couple of small shops nearby. The area is surprisingly very quiet both day and night. There is a bus service just up the street on the main road and also a casino. There is a restaurant attached to the hotel. The reception is open 24 hours and trips can be booked there. Found the staff to be helpful and friendly and informative. The room was a good size with two amply sized single beds pushed together with new and very comfortable mattresses. There is a double wardrobe with plenty room and a safe. There is a small dining table and two chairs and a dressing table with chair and mirror. There is a full length mirror opposite the bathroom. Small balcony with table and two chairs. Ours had a sea view. The main room area is carpeted. Nice tiled bathroom with mirror, bath/shower, toilet, bidet, wash basin, hair dryer, good towels. Always hot water and everything worked well. There is a very small kitchen in a cupboard. There are limited but ample cooking implements and cutlery, crockery, cups and glasses. There is a sink, two electric hobs, a fridge with small freezer compartment and a newly fitted microwave oven. A couple of days before we left, new 32 inch flat screen televisions were fitted in all rooms. Loads of channels with several languages. Free wi-fi. good connection The rooms are cleaned and towels changed regularly. There is no air conditioning. We thought the roof terrace with its small pool to be great. Lovely sea views, very quiet and never more than six people up there at a time, so plenty of spare sun loungers. Near reception there is room with a pool table and card and chess tables and a small, quiet outside patio area with a few tables and chairs. Overall, it probably looks a little dated but this is usual for three star hotels, is very clean and excellent value for money. If you are looking for three star accommodation in a good location this could be for you. Madiera is a beautiful island and if we return we will certainly be staying here again.

Hotel was nice. It was a little basic and needs some TLC. We were self catering and the kitchen area was a cupboard and room quite small but clean with a good size balcony and good shower Only 5 minutes or so to the homemade and a couple of minutes to bars and restaurants. Be warned thought to come from the promenade to the hotel there is a very steep hill

Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, 72 Funchal

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center

Aparthotel Imperatriz places you next to CR7 Museum and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Madeira Casino. This 27-room, 3-star aparthotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Funchal, the aparthotel is also a short walk from Funchal Marina and Museum of Natural History.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Bernini, the aparthotel's onsite restaurant. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


The 27 apartments feature kitchenettes and balconies. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

Renovated in 2012, Aparthotel Imperatriz offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Self parking is available for EUR 4 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and free newspapers.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 168 reviews