Saccharum Resort

Rua da Serra D'Água, nº1, Madeira, Portugal
Arco da Calheta
243 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

When we catch ourselves asking why the Portuguese hotel world seems to be so generously endowed with first-rate contemporary design, we forget there’s actually a totally straightforward answer: much of it is the work of designer Nini Andrade Silva, whose elegant, modernist-inspired style sets the tone for many a luxury boutique hotel on the mainland — and on the island of Madeira as well, home not only to Silva herself but to the Saccharum Resort.

The name is a reference to the site’s former use as a sugar mill, now converted into a seaside resort, many of whose 243 rooms and suites look straight out at the endless expanse of the Atlantic. And though they’re not quite extravagant, they’re luxurious, with a balcony and some interior lounge space to stretch out as well.

Downstairs, the Saccharum Spa features everything from traditional massage and spa treatments to a lovely mosaic-tile indoor pool. And you’ll find no fewer than two restaurants and five bars — an encouraging ratio, we’d say — everywhere from poolside to the beach to the eighth floor with a view out to sea. All of this less than an hour’s drive from the airport, and less than half an hour from Funchal, the island’s capital.

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Saccharum Resort
Rua da Serra D'Água, nº1, Madeira, Portugal
Arco da Calheta

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam rooms
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids' club
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Entrance to the Saccharum Spa (16+ years old only)
  • Saccharum Premium Experience: 60 EUR per day, per person
  • The hotel hosts a Gala Dinner with a mandatory additional charge of 70 € per person on December 24th, 130 € per person on December 31st, and 55 € on April 9th.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: If Plus benefits include an experience or activity, please contact to make arrangements prior to your arrival.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Certifications and Sustainability Programs
  • Travelife, Certified
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste
  • Measures and reduces carbon emissions

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