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1-bed Garden Apartment in beautiful character Babosas Village Apartments

Funchal, Portugal



Beautifully refurbished spacious 1-bedroomed apartments in a character property in the heart of romantic Monte surrounded by the world renown gardens, with easy access to Funchal.

Located amongst the famous gardens of Monte, in the heart of this romantic and lush village in the hills above Funchal, Babosas Village is a beautifully furnished character property with eight spacious 1-bedroom apartments, a restaurant, bar and reception, complemented by personal service from its attentive team led by Ricardo and Sónia.

Once a 19th century hotel which then became a special needs school and has been long closed, the full rebuild and refurbishment, which combines traditional architecture with a contemporary style, has resulted in  spacious  lovely apartments, all with a lounge and kitchenette, separate bedroom, shower-room, air-conditioning/heating and veranda.

The charming Páteo das Babosas restaurant and coffee shop features an indoor section with wood-burner, a large front terrace with views to Funchal and the sea and a separate beautiful traditional covered veranda. Open from 09H00 to 22H00 (last orders at 21H00), it serves breakfast, snacks and hot dishes all day, afternoon teas, and an à la carte evening meal menu.

Perfect for a quiet read or contemplation, there is a large common terrace for guests, with some sun-loungers and seating area and views to Funchal and the sea.

A small reception is there to welcome you on arrival.

Situated on the quaint and narrow street that leads from the Babosas square past the gardens, the famous church and wicker toboggans to the old square, Babosas Village is perfectly located for visiting the Monte gardens and for the surrounding walks, yet with easy access to the capital Funchal via the cable car or public transport.

Garden Apartment, sitting area (sofa and one armchair, dining table and 4 chairs, cable flat-screen TV), kitchenette (2-ring hob, microwave oven, under-counter fridge with ice compartment), separate bedroom (two singles beds or double king bed), wardrobe area, en-suite shower room (single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower), shared veranda with table and chairs. Air-conditioning, telephone and free Wi-Fi.
The two single beds can be made up as one super-king double.

Restaurant (open 09H00 to 22H00)
Elevator (serving Ground to -3 floors, but not the Loft Suite or Loft Bedroom)
Parking for 10 cars
Laundry facilities

Minimum stay: 03 nights

The village of Monte, high above the Funchal hills, has long been a favourite for wealthy Madeirans. It was the choice for the first (and only) funicular railway in Madeira, and now for the cable car from Funchal and the famous toboggans. It's lush vegetation, character streets, world renown gardens and timeless old world Quintas makes it appealing to those seeking a more relaxed and slower paced holiday. With a population of over 150,000, Funchal is not only the capital, but also the 'heart' of Madeira and home to many of the islanders. This makes it a busy, chic, cosmopolitan and fun city, full of shops, shopping centres, bars, cafés and a great variety of restaurants and entertainment; a vibrant, cosmopolitan town where historic splendour and breath-taking natural beauty combine with a thoroughly modern atmosphere. It also boasts a colourful covered market, numerous stately old buildings, including an imposing cathedral and a lovely theatre. The city has grown over the years, ascending higher and higher up the mountainsides, resulting in a beautiful display of sparkling white buildings by day and a myriad of glittering lights at night.

Some seven hundred kilometres west of the African coast, Madeira is a stunning mountainous emerald island, lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. The first island to be discovered by the Portuguese navigators in 1419, Madeira became an important resting place on the long trip to the new world. From these humble beginnings, the holiday trade was formed and this spectacular island, which used to be the favourite place of the rich and famous, is now the preferred choice of all sorts of visitors, from those seeking year-round warm temperatures to nature lovers and sightseers, sports and active enthusiasts of all ages. Culture, history, stunning nature, a myriad of sea and land activities, added to a great foodie scene means Madeira has something for everyone. No matter where you go on the island you are rewarded by fabulous scenery, tiny villages and friendly people. With a population of over 100,000, Funchal is not only the capital, but also the 'heart' of Madeira and home to many of the islanders. This makes it a busy, chic, cosmopolitan and fun city, full of shops, shopping centres, bars, cafés and a great variety of restaurants and entertainment; a vibrant, cosmopolitan town where historic splendour and breath-taking natural beauty combine with a thoroughly modern atmosphere. 

Cleaning and linen change is provided twice a week.
All linen and towels are provided.

Booking Notes
The advertised prices are based on a 2-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
A security deposit of 200€ or £200 is payable on arrival in cash. This is returned should there be no breakages or damage to the property.
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 88356/AL


Beautifully furnished character apartment in the midst of beautiful Monte
Property Type








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level

-3 Floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

City getaway

Country Walking



Rural/countryside retreats

Kitchen Facilities



Under counter fridge, ice compartment

Cooking Utensils & Cutlery


2-ring Hob


Towels provided



Linen provided



Cable/satellite TV

Wireless Internet


Children Television Networks

Free Wi-Fi

Internet access

Smart Tv

Air Conditioning/Heating

Air conditioning/heating


Fire Extinguisher

Additional Covid-19 related documentaion required

First Aid Kit

Outdoor Features

Sun Loungers


Outdoor furniture


Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre

Suitability - CHILDREN


Suitable for children of all ages

Suitability - PETS

No pets allowed


Suitable, and has elevator access

Property accessible for wheelchair users

Suitability - SMOKING

No smoking

Suitability - PARTIES

Parties Not Allowed




Country Walking

Botanical Gardens

Golf course within 30 min drive

Car Requirements

Car Recommended


Parking space

Parking limited spaces available


Express Check-in

Contactless Check-in

Guest ID required on Check-in

Private Check-in and Check-out

Staff wear personal protective equipment

Express Check-out

Contactless Check-out

Guest Identification Required

Staff Follow all safety protocols from local authorities

Temperature Checks on staff

Cleaning and Sanitization

Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Guest Accommodation cleaning can be avoided on request

Housekeeping Weekly

Linens,towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authorities guidelines

Portugal clean and safe sanitization protocol followed

Guest Accommodation sealed after cleaning

Hand Sanitizer Available

Linen and Towels washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF

Plates, Cutlery, Glasses and other tableware sanitised

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

House Size:

  • 58
  • Ground Size:

  • 785
  • touristicLicenceLabel

  • 88356/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From
    10 Sep 2023 88 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Nov 2023 68 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Dec 2023 63 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    22 Dec 2023 105 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    29 Dec 2023 126 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    05 Jan 2024 65.70 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Feb 2024 70.20 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    29 Feb 2024 73.80 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    23 Mar 2024 88.20 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    14 Apr 2024 73.80 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    05 May 2024 85.50 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    10 May 2024 71.10 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Jun 2024 83.70 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Jul 2024 88.20 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    08 Sep 2024 83.70 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Nov 2024 65.70 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Dec 2024 58.50 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    21 Dec 2024 99 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    28 Dec 2024 117 2 3+ Nights Flexible

    Rental & Booking Information

    The rental value varies with the number of people occupying the property, so please ensure you enter the correct dates, number of adults, children and infants. Please note that supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
    To secure your reservation we require a 30% deposit, or the full amount if you are arriving within 8 weeks. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
    A security deposit of 200€ or £200 is payable on arrival in cash. This is returned should there be no breakages or damage to the property.
    This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 88356/AL



    Unavailable Changeover Short Breaks Discount


    Local Amenities Nearby

    AIRPORT: Funchal Airport - 19 kilometres
    BEACH: Barreirinha Lido - 5 kilometres
    FERRY: Funchal Port - 7 kilometres
    HIGHWAY: Expressway - 2 kilometres
    BAR: Pateo das Babosas - 0 metres
    RESTAURANT: Pateo das Babosas - 0 metres
    GOLF: Palheiro Golf - 8 kilometres


    Babosas Village is like a tiny hotel that is amazing. A very private and personalized treatment. The staff was amazing and very attentive. And the food of the restaurant was amazing. And the views from the terrace was beautiful. Lots of activities close, like the Monte Palace, the cable cars or the "carros de cesta". You also have beautiful hiking areas very close, like Ponte do Curral dos Romeiros. Definitely, it was worth it.


    Ruben Lima   Jul 2023
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    Thank you for your kind words about Babosas Village!
    Babosas Village is a delightful inn with incredible staff, fabulous views, great food and a fantastic location for those who want to explore the gardens and hiking trails. The apartment was spacious, well appointed and serviced daily.


    Marta Griggs   Jun 2023
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    Thank you for your kind words about Babosas Village!
    There is no enough words to describe, how much we are satisfied, choosing this place..everything about it, starting by price/values, and incredibly nice welcome. Alsobits very cosy and you dont feel like in hotel, but like at home.meals in restaurant was amazingly prepared, and we didn't even bothered to cook in apartment, even though we had kitchen and even bought ingredients. Public transport just next to hotel, Monte Pakace 2 min walj, cable car next to it, and entrance to botanik garden follicular, what else do you need...ahh, yes, cute little white church, which we discovered, and oldest cathedral in between walking distance.. Sonia, the host was very polite and you can see that they love the place


    Jelena Tipper   Mar 2023
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    Thank you for your kind words about Babosas Village!
    Amazing stay at Babosas! The apartment was very nice, well equipped and fantastic powerful shower! We actually didn't realise that it's really a hotel (not a typical Airbnb) so added bonus of having room cleaned every day as well as incredible breakfast in the restaurant upstairs. Monte is very cute and it's a good base for hiking and exploring the mountains.


    Mrs Connie Smith   Mar 2023
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    Thank you for your kind words about our property!

    Had a great time here!

    Abby Fry   May 2022
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    Thank you for your kind words about our property!
    Had a great time here!
    Abby   Apr 2022
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    Thank you!

    Very nice and cozy hotel, near the palace gardens, easy to reach via cable car. also the restaurant is very good. i will come back at my next stay..

    Mark Gutmann   Nov 2021

    The breakfast was absolutely incredible. Worth staying just to tuck into that! The staff were beyond incredible and went above and beyond at every opportunity. Right next to the Palace which is lovely but also only a 35 min drive to pico Arieiro which was ideal for sunrise. The rooms were nice but nothing special.

    Craig Latham   Oct 2021
    Calme et accueil au top

    Au niveau d'un hôtel 4 étoiles. Le personnel est très serviable, accueillant et sympathique. L'hôtel est calme et agréable, avec une très jolie vue sur Funchal. Petit déjeuner délicieux et copieux.

    Nathalie SANDAU   Aug 2021
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    O pequeno almoço é divinal, os empregados do restaurante são todos de extrema simpatia. Por duas vezes jantámos no restaurante do alojamento e as refeições foram muito boas, melhor ainda com a fantástica vista da varanda do hotel. O alojamento é mesmo ao lado do Teleférico do Monte que nos leva diretamente ao Funchal (pena ser caro e encerrar às 17h).

    Patricia Paiva   Aug 2021
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    Obrigada pelos seus comentários

    LOVED IT. Best accomodation Ive ever been in my life. Seriously. In few words - we loved almost everything. The personel - Antonio, Ricardo, Andree and others... so nice people. Food was delicious, one of the best meals we ever ate (and well, we tried like 20 of them!), and the breakfast is served for kings and queens. Rooms were clean, with air conditioning, huge space, kitchen ready to cook, fridge clean and spacious. We literally didnt need anything extra. Room service on demand - anytime u ask. Welcome drink - Madeira wine and fruits ofc. Breakfast considered of bread, ham, cheese, any style of eggs u like, jams, honey, milk, cofee, cakes, fresh fruits and vegetables, oathmeals, yoghurt, fresh made juice... Praise the cheffs there really! And the most pricey food was 15euroes, and the portions are HUGE for a 75kg person. We will never forget Babosas!

    Jan Ferjenčík   Aug 2021
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    Thank you for your comments

    Staff who work in this hotel is the strongest point. Yes, room was super nice, but the stuff made us feel like we are in family home. Myself and my friend never experienced such a thing in a hotel. I would love to come back to your hotel. Food was beautiful.

    Ewa Brodzinska   Jan 2021
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    Many thanks for your comment, see you soon

    Really helpful staff who went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable.

    Patrick Rennison   Dec 2020
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    Many thanks
    Klasse, absolut empfehlenswert!
    Wir waren rundum zufrieden, alles war Bestens! Das Apartment war groß, neu und mit allem, was man sich nur denken kann! Der Service war überaus freundlich, aufmerksam und hilfsbereit! Ganz große Klasse war das Frühstück! Nicht einfach nur Bufet, sondern jeden Tag eine große Auswahl verschiedener Speisen, wie in einer Nobelunterkunft! Ganz große Klasse!
    Steffen Jerye   Nov 2020
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    Vielen Danke
    Amazing stay in a great hotel with magnificent staff

    Everything was great from breakfast to bed. Perfect stay and we really enjoyed. Nice and big rooms which were very clean and had all comfort that was required for a great holiday. The staff was brilliant, thank you Hugo, André, Antonio and Sonja for the great service and kindness. The breakfast is amazing, fresh, good and plenty. The available restaurant has great dishes as Well. Would certainly recommend village Babossa!

    Bart De Cock   Oct 2020
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    Thank you for your nice comments
    Auch für einen zweiten Besuch geeignet

    Die Lage zwischen den Seilbahnen, das freundliche Personal, das sehr gute Frühstück mit sehr gutem Kaffee, ein gut ausgestattetes Appartement mit Willkommenstrunk! Freier Hotelparkplatz

    Jörg Röger   Sep 2020
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    Clean, modern, spacy rooms. Delicious food. Very helpful and attentive staff. Hotel is close to the bus station. Enough space for parking. We felt more than welcome. Great experience. We strongly recommend this hotel :)

    Ivona Hrivnáková   Mar 2020
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    Thank you
    Always again!

    Extraordenary attentive staff! All around great service. Lovely, spacy rooms. Rich breakfast. Good cuisine also for dinner. We really loved this place and felt more than welcome.

    Bianca Rabehl   Mar 2020
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    Thank you for your comments
    Topissime !!!

    Tout était parfait: chambres très grandes, de petits appartements en fait, très bien équipées et d'une propreté irréprochable. Le personnel d'une extrême gentillesse, à la fois prévenants et efficaces. Le petit déjeuner gargantuesque pour un prix défiant toute concurrence. Le restaurant où nous avons dîné tous les soirs, vraiment excellent. Situé près des jardins botaniques de Funchal, l'endroit est très calme et propice au repos après une journée de rando. Rapport qualité /prix incroyable !

    Valérie DUCHEMIN   Feb 2020
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    Großes Appartement, Sehr freundlicher Service, Tolle Lage Super gute Küche

    Peter Hiller   Jan 2020
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    Auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen

    Sehr gutes Frühstück bei wunderbarem Ausblick. Freundliches Personal und was wir besonders geschätzt haben war die Möglichkeit abends im Restaurant essen zu können, wenn wir tagsüber unterwegs und dann ggf abends im Hotel waren. Das Studio war sehr sauber, gemütlich eingerichtet und hatte alles, was man für einen gelungenen Urlaub benötigt!! Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt (7 Tage!) dort sehr genossen und können das Hotel wärmstens empfehlen!!

    Arne Stier   Nov 2019
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    Danke Schon

    Comfortable sleep, (no noise disturbing, good ventilation, comfortable beds), clean, modern interior, good restaurant, nice and helpful staff, nice ocean view (standard apartment), private parking, bus stop next to main entrance. One of the best value for money I have ever met.

    Witold Kucharski   Nov 2019
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    Thank you for your comments

    Tolles Frühstück, mit viel Obst und unterschiedlichen Kuchen oder Crepe. Sehr freundliches Personal, unaufdringlich aber sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Unseren Wünschen wurde sofort nachgekommen.

    Roland Schmitz   Oct 2019
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    Vielen Danke
    Wunderbares kleines Hotel

    Das Hotel befindet sich in Monte direkt beim Botanischen Garten. Mit der Gondel kann man nach Funchal fahren. Alternativ bietet sich der Bus an, der direkt vor dem Hotel abfährt. Für Fahrzeuge stehen ausreichend Parkplätze zur Verfügung. Absolut super ist das Restaurant sowie das Frühstück. Das Frühstück lässt keine Wünsche offen und ist so üppig und abwechslungsreich wie wir es sonst auf Madeira nicht erlebt haben. Das Hotel ist ein absoluter Tipp.

    Ralph Schnizer   Sep 2019
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    Vielen Dank für Ihre Kommentare
    Fantastic. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and mountains. Can be chilly .

    The tranquility of the area early morning and evening. Very friendly staff and very comfortable bed and good facilities.

    elizabeth churcher   Jun 2019
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    Thank you

    Das Personal war außerordentlich freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Appartement sehr sauber.

    Sonja Klein   Jun 2019
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    Vielen Danke.
    Delightful place to stay above the crowds of Funchal

    The property is beautifully presented. We loved the location as we were able to drive around the island easily and enjoy the views away from the crowds. However, some visitors might find the drive up to Monte and Barbados Village a bit daunting. The food in the restaurant was excellent and very varied.

    Tony S   Apr 2019
    Exquisite value for your money.

    Excellent breakfast, fresh bread, eggs after your choice, fruits and yogurt. Staff is none plus ultra, so great service. Placement of hotel is stunning, with a great view over Funchal and surrounding.

    Peer Kaasgaard   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you. We hope you visit again.
    velmi ochotný personál,čisto,velkoryse pojaté ubytování

    snídaně servírovaná,velmi dobrá.

    Kateřina Kuklová   Mar 2019
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    Děkuji mnohokrát.
    It was the best place we’ve stayed in 12 years

    What a wonderful surprise! Babosas Village is a marvellous place to stay. And the breakfast was fantastic.

    Kay Cotton   Jan 2019
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    Thank you very much.
    A relaxing winter gA relaxing winter getaway.etaway.

    Loved the location, high above Funchal. Apartments very comfortable, modern and clean. Staff were brilliant - very helpful and always smiling. An extensive menu of well cooked food meant that we ate in the restaurant most nights. Hired a car which made exploring the island very easy once we were used to the steep country roads.

    Susan Salmon   Jan 2019
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    Thank you very much for your perfect comments.
    Underbar semester med ett fantastiskt hotell högt uppe i Monte med naturen inpå knuten. Återkommer!!

    En otroligt mysigt hotell med ett perfekt läge och underbar utsikt från resturangen. God frukost med nypressad jucie, gott bröd och mycket frukt. Personal var trevlig och gjorde det lilla extra för oss varje dag.

    Catarina Larsson   Jan 2019
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    Tack så mycket


    Olga Ursul   Oct 2018
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    Большое спасибо.
    Nejlepší ubytování na Madeiře, které jsme měli, vynikající jídlo v restauraci a ochotný personál.

    Jídlo i ubytování předčilo naše očekávání

    Jaroslav Procházka   Oct 2018
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    Obrigatório visitar

    Em geral tudo impecável sítio,condições e pessoal tudo 5 *****

    Joao Pedro Calado Fernandes   Sep 2018
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    Muito obrigado.
    On recommande

    Le petit déjeuner en terrasse est top. L'éetablissement est très calme et le personnelle au petits soins. Très bon séjour.

    Benjamin Maclet   Sep 2018
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    Merci Beaucoup

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