Hotel Baia Azul ☆☆☆☆
A 9-minute walk from the Atlantic Ocean, this low-key hotel is 3 km from Praia Formosa beach and 11 km from the Madeira Botanical Gardens.
Warmly decorated, the laid-back rooms come with cable TV, minibars, desks and furnished balconies; some have ocean views. Internet access is optional.
Amenities include a buffet restaurant, a coffee shop, a cocktail lounge and a poolside bar. Other amenities include a gym, a hot tub and a sauna, as well as 2 outdoor heated pools (1 for kids) with ocean views. There’s also a squash court and a game room.