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1-bed Superior 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.

Type A Superior Apartment, sitting area (long sofa-bed 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 (double king bed), wardrobe area, separate shower room (single washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower), shared veranda with table and chairs. Air-conditioning, telephone and free Wi-Fi.

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 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


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








Lounge Seating


Dining Seating


Floor level

-1 Floor

-2 Floor

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

City getaway

Country Walking



Rural/countryside retreats

Kitchen Facilities


Cooking Utensils & Cutlery


2-ring Hob



Under counter fridge, ice compartment


Hair dryer


Linen provided


Towels provided




Cable/satellite TV

Wireless Internet


Children Television Networks

Free Wi-Fi

Internet access

Smart Tv

Air Conditioning/Heating

Air conditioning/heating

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


Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails


Hiking trips

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
  • Plot Size

  • 785
  • Touristic Licence

  • 88356/AL
  • Rates

    Start Date Nightly (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay Arrival Day
    01 Jun 2024 94.50 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Jul 2024 99 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    08 Sep 2024 94.50 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Nov 2024 76.50 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    01 Dec 2024 69.30 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    21 Dec 2024 109.80 2 3+ Nights Flexible
    28 Dec 2024 127.80 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, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.
    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



    10 out of 10
    Gd fully equipped apartment���� Rich and delicious breakfasts Top restaurant with Brochette on Laurier branch, tuna steak and sandy fish. Very attentive staff.
    Signage to find Reception - It is worth having a car to access Funchal center
    Thierry Le Gourrierec   May 2024
    Management comment
    Thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the fully equipped apartment and the rich, delicious breakfasts. It's wonderful that you had such a great dining experience at the restaurant. We're also glad the staff's attentiveness made your stay more enjoyable. We appreciate your feedback about the signage for finding the reception and the recommendation to have a car for accessing Funchal center. We hope to welcome you back soon!
    We really enjoyed the incredible view over Funchal. The apartment was spacious and well equipped, the kitchen was small but sufficiently stocked for a small meal.
    No one can do anything about the weather...
    Barbara Peschel   May 2024
    Management comment
    It sounds like you had a wonderful time enjoying the incredible view over Funchal! We're glad to hear the apartment was spacious and well-equipped, making your stay comfortable. Even though the kitchen was small, it's great to know it had everything you needed for a small meal. Unfortunately, the weather is beyond anyone's control, but we hope it didn't dampen your overall experience. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    Being used to homestay accommodation, we tried the experience of this hotel on the heights of Funchal which were central enough to do hiking in the Pico, Porto da Cruz, Sao Loureno, etc. And we had a wonderful stay! The staff is incredibly kind and available, both at the reception, the restaurant and the cleaning of the rooms (done daily if you want). Some even speak a few words of French. The hotel consists of 8-9 super equipped and comfortable apartments. Good bedding, modern bathroom with walk-in shower, living area and well-equipped kitchen, air conditioning and heating, TV with international channels, etc. The breakfasts in the morning are exceptional: eggs, porridge, bread, homemade jams, fruit, vegetables etc. It was delicious and very hearty, so much so that we did not need our sandwiches during the hikes - We regularly ate at the restaurant of the hotel which has a nice diversified menu (sandwiches to the typical dish through salads). Everything we tasted was excellent, food as cocktails (some of the best on the island for us). We did our first days without a car and were able to get around by bus (22 regularly connects to the center of Funchal and other buses), then got a car for the further hikes. The parking of the hotel is very nice in this area with little location. In terms of location, you are more quiet (and cool) than the center of Funchal, which suited us perfectly. In short, a big thank you and congratulations to the team!

    Kateline Terwagne   May 2024
    Management comment
    It sounds like you had a wonderful stay in the heights of Funchal! We're delighted that the Babosas Village's central location made it easy for you to explore areas like Pico, Porto da Cruz, and Sao Lourenco. We're glad that the kind and available staff, comfortable and well-equipped apartments, and exceptional breakfasts truly made your experience special. It's great to hear that the restaurant offered a diverse menu that you enjoyed. We're glad you appreciated the quiet, cool atmosphere. Thank you for your detailed and positive feedback, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

    I can't imagine a better place to stay in Funchal. Good and comfortable hotel not only for a vacation, but for business trips as well. My TV crew stayed at the Babosas village for 8 days and the team of the hotel made that stay as simple and easy as possible. Always helpful coworkers, that can give you useful tips about local life and safe roads to go to. Yes, the roads to the hotel are tricky if you are renting a car, but there are few roads to go up and down, so once you will discover them you will adapt to Madeira's roads, the quality of which is good without exaggeration. So rent a small car, if possible )) Also the bus is passing the hotel every hour and the price for a taxi or cable car are fordable. Pluses - amazing tasty breakfast that could make you feel eaten until evening. Clean big rooms with amazing views from balconies. Place is close to the cable car and the Tropical garden. Minuses - very tricky roads that may confuse you at the beginning.

    Yuliya Konik   Oct 2021

    Destaco em primeiro lugar a simpatia e o profissionalismo do staff, sempre prontos a ajudar, de modo a proporcionar o bem estar do cliente! A limpeza e o conforto do alojamento, muito bom! O pequeno almoço, do melhor em termos de qualidade, quantidade e variedade!!! superou todas as expectativas!! O meu muito obrigada a toda a equipa, por toda a disponibilidade e simpatia! Recomendo sem hesitar o alojamento

    Maria Veiga   Sep 2021
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    Obrigada pelos seus comentários

    My husband and I recently returned from our trip to Madeira and had an exceptional experience at Babosa Village. Our original accommodations were cancelled due to COVID and we found this beautiful place on Expedia, and we could not have been more satisfied. This is a magical place up on the hillside with amazing views and great location near the cable car into the city. The room was beautiful and spacious with a full kitchen. The food in the restaurant was wonderful and some of the best we had anywhere on the island. Above all, the staff was the most welcoming, gracious and accommodating people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting while on vacation. I highly recommend this beautiful property and look forward to visiting again! If your looking for a quiet, small hotel nestled between the botanical gardens on the hillside, this place is ideal!

    Jacqueline Fernandes   Sep 2021
    Extraordinary stay

    Everything was perfect: the room, the service, the location, the view. We have never had such good food before, especially the breakfast is a highlight! We can recommend Babosas Village 100% and will definetely come back.

    Randi Bille   Sep 2021
    Management comment
    Thank you so much!

    Personnel au petit soin, appartement très propre et confortable, petit déjeuner et restauration de qualité

    Antoine Supper   Aug 2021
    Management comment

    Extremely helpful staff, wonderful service, delicious breakfast :

    Maria Marczak-Ziętkiewicz   Jun 2021
    Management comment
    Thank you
    Un endroit au calme

    Le calme, l'appartement simple et moderne. Le personnel, le petit déjeuner copieux, voire trop.

    Parmentier Régis   May 2021
    Management comment
    The Full Monte

    Beautiful location. Very friendly staff and so attentive. The food was delicious, fresh and plentiful. Lovely surprises presented at breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a later flight and were able to stay longer in our room with no fuss. Very relaxing.

    Sara Eckersley   Oct 2020
    Management comment
    Many thanks for your lovely comments
    Großartiges Erlebnis!

    Die Ruhe der Unterkunft, der grossartige, familiär zu bezeichnende Service, die Lage oberhalb von Funchal, ideal für Exkursionen ohne PKW. Die Küche ist absolut empfehlenswert!

    Wolfgang Meurs   Feb 2020
    Management comment
    Thank you for your nice comments
    Superbe hotel, personnel et staff aux petits soins..

    La chaleur de l'accueil , la gentillesse et l'amabilité de tout le personnel, merci Ricardo, Sonia, Hugo... ; les petits-déjeuners en terrasse, la qualité du restaurant, la literie, l'espace , l'équipement.... Très bonne localisation pour visiter Monte et le Jardin Botanique via le téléphérique

    Michel De weirdt   Dec 2019
    Management comment
    Douceur en novembre

    Accueil, équipements, propreté des lieux, tout était parfait. Situation panoramique à côté du téléphérique du jardin botanique. Les petits déjeuner sont gargantuesques et le restaurant très bon. Le séjour fut parfait! Merci Norberta et toute l'équipe.

    Alexandre Reibel   Nov 2019
    Management comment

    Das richtig einzige was uns ziemlich gestört hat, war die ununterbrochene immer gleiche "Fahrstuhlmusik" im Restaurant und auf der tollen Tarasse. Wenn man für mehrere Tage da ist, stört das. Wirklich schade!

    Janina Smolorz   Nov 2019
    Management comment

    The staff was really really nice and helpful. The apartment was brand new and well equipped. The breakfast is really good: fresh fruits, homemade cakes... Quiet place next to the Monte palace garden

    Sandra Collette   Oct 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you.
    Wunderschöner Urlaub

    Das Frühstück war super und das Personal sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Gute Busanbindung in die Stadt.

    Ute Woratsch   Oct 2019
    Management comment
    Vielen Dank für Ihre Kommentare
    Super Hotel, top Lage

    Sehr großes Apartment, sehr gut ausgestattet, wunderschöner Blick auf den Hafen. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Das Frühstück wird auf der Terrasse direkt am Tisch serviert, kein Frühstücksbuffet. Der Kaffee und der frisch gepresste Orangensaft einfach spitzenmäßig. Wir haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt.

    Mathias Marquardt   Oct 2019
    Management comment
    Super Kommentare - danke

    Super schön ist die Luft oben am Berg, wenn es unten schwül und stickig ist. Man sollte ein guter Autofahrer sein, die Straßen sind eng und steil. Perfekt wäre ein Deal mit dem Seilbahnbetreiber für die Hotelgäste, um in die Stadt und zurück zu kommen, das gibt es leider noch nicht! Sehr nettes Personal und gutes Frühstück/Abendessen. Apartement ist gut eingerichtet, es ist alles da.

    Bernhard Hillen   Sep 2019
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    Danke Schon
    Super Unterkunft und mit sehr netter Belegschaft

    Sehr gutes Frühstück, sehr kompetentes und nettes Personal. Gute Lage in Monte. Sehr schöne Zimmer. Es hat uns insgesamt sehr gefallen.

    Katrin Reichert   Jul 2019
    Management comment
    Vielen Danke.
    Truly recommend!

    We loved the staff - all the waiters and waitresses, the housmaid and the owners - marvelously smiling, friendly helpful and professional. The place is overlooking Funchal, but very quiet and easily accessible by public transportation.

    Katarzyna Wisniewski   Jul 2019
    Management comment
    Perfect. Thank you.

    Locatoe, appartement, restaurant, personeel. Heerlijk ontbijt

    Susan de Graaff   Jun 2019
    Management comment
    Dank je.
    Havre de paix sur les hauteurs de Funchal

    Nous avons apprécié le calme de l'établissement, sa situation géographique entre les deux téléphérique. Sa proximité des jardins botaniques. Funchal est facilement accessible en bus.(arrêt devant l'établissement ). Les petits déjeuners sont excellents et variés d'un jour à l'autre. L'ensemble du personnel est souriant, attentionné et disponible. Le restaurant est très bon. Notre chambre était très propre, récente, pourvu d'une kitchenette et d'une superbe vue sur Funchal....avec une immense terrasse. TOPISSIME.....

    julien de pierpont   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Merci Beaucoup.

    The staff were friendly, very capable, and couldn't have been more helpful. We enjoyed the few meals we had in the restaurant - the octopus was very good.

    Richard Foot   Mar 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you for your comments.
    Nice apartments, good location, good value for money

    Clean, modern, comfortable apartments. Nice location with good views. Good breakfast sitting on the terrace in the morning sun. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice restaurant. Plenty of private, off-street parking.

    martin taylor   Feb 2019
    Management comment
    Thank you
    Szuper, szuper, szuper! Obrigada!

    Környezet, személyzet, ellátás, tisztaság, hangulat, konyha: minden képzeletet felülmúl. Fantasztikus!

    Magyar Antal   Jan 2019
    Management comment
    Nagyon köszönöm megjegyzéseit
    We will remember our stay for a long time to come !

    Excellent staff, most comfortable and great stay. Felt like at home! Break fast was very good, served with friendly approach . Good food and wine at A la carte restaurant . We had a great stay and will definitely go back again!

    Suresh Nandihalli   Dec 2018
    Management comment
    Wonderful. We look forward to your next visit.
    Das Rund-um-Sorglos-Paket

    Sehr ruhige Gegend, ideal zur Erholung und guter Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen in der Natur oder Sightseeing in Monte. Geniale Busanbindung und zum Teleferico, sodass man in 20min im Zentrum von Funchal ist. Achtung: die Busfahrt gleicht einer Achterbahn ���� Wir brauchten keinen Mietwagen, angesichts der engen Straßen und Straßenführung auch besser, es sei denn man hat Vollkasko-Schutz. Das Frühstück und der Shuttle-Service zum Flughafen waren Premium (Auto+Fahrer)! Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit, bedanken uns sehr beim hilfsbereitem Team und würden wieder im Babosas Village buchen! Obregado, Obregado!

    Marco Lakotta   Nov 2018
    Management comment
    Vielen Dank für Ihre Kommentare und Empfehlungen.
    noch ein Geheimtipp!! erstklassiges Appartement in aussichtsreicher Lage und bestem Service

    Hotel wurde 2017 sehr liebevoll und sehr geschmackvoll renoviert und hochwertig eingerichtet, an Bergstation der Seilbahn, tropischer Garten und botanischer Garten. Bus zum Stadtzentrum hält vor dem Hotel. Bodenebene Dusche, großzügige Ankleide mit Tressor, gemütliches Wohnzimmer mit hochwertiger, zweckmäßiger Küchenzeile, Schlafzimmer mit superbequemen Boxspring Matratzen. Zimmer haben Balkon oder Terrasse. Das Frühstück (knapp 6€ p.P.) lässt keine Wünsche offen: frisch gepresster Orangensaft, verschiedene Heißgetränke, diverse Brötchen, Marmeladen, Honig, Yoghurt, Eiervariationen, Wurst, Käse, selbstgebackener Kuchen und Obstteller mit wechselnden Früchten. Mittag-/ Abendessen kann sowohl im gemütlichen Restaurant, als auch auf der Terrasse mit herrlichem Blick auf Funchal und Hafen eingenommen werden. Erstklassige Qualität, liebevoll angerichtet, göttlicher Geschmack! Super Preis/Leistung. Das Personal ist überdurchschnittlich freundlich und erfüllt alle Wünsche :-)) wir fühlten uns sehr wohl und kommen gerne wieder!!

    Andrea S   Aug 2018

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