You enter the hotel restaurant. The smell of freshly ground coffee and warm croissants greets you, while colourful smoothie bowls glint temptingly from the buffet. You already know it’s going to be a great day.

Especially for those who love food and are ready to embark on a culinary journey from first thing in the morning, we’ve ranked the hotels with the best breakfasts. After all, breakfast is the perfect opportunity to discover the region’s cultural riches! We’ll also take a look at the atmosphere and facilities in these properties.

Pestana CR7 Funchal — Madeira

The Pestana CR7 Funchal in Madeira is an enclave of luxury and unique style, combining modern design with a local atmosphere. Created in collaboration with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, this singular hotel is a true centre of relaxation and entertainment.

The hotel is located just 300 metres from the marina, in the heart of Madeira’s vibrant capital, Funchal. Its interior design is stunning, but above all, it offers breathtaking views of the ocean.

Staying at the Pestana CR7 Funchal also means enjoying exceptional breakfasts that combine the flavours of Madeiran cuisine with modern inspiration, such as bolo do caco, a delicious Madeiran yam cake. Fresh passion fruit with an intense tropical flavour, creamy cherimoyas that are said to “taste of paradise”, local cheeses such as queijo de são jorge and queijo da ilha, charcuterie, locally baked breads and healthy salads are also tobe found at the breakfast buffet, which will tempt you with its aromas and colours.

Pestana CR7 Funchal offers a comfortable holiday in an exceptional setting. The hotel also offers extensive leisure facilities, a swimming pool, spa, gym and exclusive relaxation areas. Guests can also visit the nearby Cristiano Ronaldo Museum.

Hotel Londres Estoril — Estoril, Lisbon

The Londres Estoril Hotel is located in the picturesque town of Estoril, less than 30 km from Lisbon. Built in the Art Deco style, it exudes 1920s, but with all the amenities you’d expect from a modern luxury property.

The hotel restaurant serves fresh fruit, local pastries and traditional Portuguese delicacies: creamy pastéis de nata, delicate queijo da serra cheese and sweet pão de deus buns. International cuisine is also served, with each dish a delight not just in taste but also in appearance! The setting is refined and elegant, making breakfast a unique experience.

At Londres Estoril you’ll stay in luxury apartments, with access to a saltwater pool, spa and fitness centre. The hotel is just steps away from a beautiful beach and tourist attractions including Estoril’s famous casino, the picturesque Atlantic coastline and Lisbon’s historic centre. There are also souvenir shops, two hairdressing salons and a car rental service on the premises.

Hotel Playas del Rey — Mallorca

The Playas del Rey Hotel is located in one of Mallorca’s most charming corners. It is surrounded by beautiful beaches and the picturesque landscape of the Balearic Islands and has a unique and cosy atmosphere.

Playas del Rey’s guests will also appreciate the hotel restaurant’s breakfast menu. Do you prefer prawns in olive oil or marinated sardines? Squid rings or spicy mussels? The tables are laden with figs, citrus fruits, pomegranates and melons. Vegetables tempt you with their bright colours. Local formatge mallorquí cheese jostles for your attention with Iberico, chorizo and sobrasada meats, making it difficult to finish your meal at a decent hour…

From the hotel rooms, you can step out onto the adjoining terrace or into the garden with its stunning views. Swim in the pool at your leisure, use the bar or go on a tour – the helpful staff will happily book tickets for you. After an adventurous day, relax in the Hotel Club.

AC Hotel by Marriott  —  Nice

The AC Hotel by Marriott Nice is an elegant hotel in the heart of the French Riviera. Just a few steps away from the beach and the promenade, its location makes it ideal for both business travellers and tourists wishing to discover the charms of the city.

The hotel impresses with its modern and minimalist interiors, leaving a lasting impression of relaxing in luxury without being overwhelmed by it.

The restaurant offers local specialities including croissants, baguettes and the best cheeses of the region. Sweets include fruit tarts and crêpes with jam, while lovers of healthy food will be delighted with the wide range of yoghurts, fresh fruit and vegetables. There is also a tasty quiche Lorraine and hearty ratatouille.

After a breakfast like this, it’s on to the most difficult decision of the day: Gym or sauna? Or maybe a swim in the rooftop pool with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean and the surrounding area? A visit to the city will have to wait.

Mercure Cannes Mandelieu — Cannes area

The Mercure Cannes Mandelieu is located in the picturesque surroundings of peaceful Mandelieu-la-Napoule,  just a short drive from Cannes’  famous beach and Promenade de la Croisette. 

The hotel’s modern style blends harmoniously with its subtle Mediterranean accents, offering  spacious rooms and apartments that allow you to relax in comfort. Our advice? Choose one with a view of the Mediterranean Sea.

At the hotel’s Aix & Terra restaurant, guests can sample the authentic flavours of the region, including local delicacies such as pissaladière (thin pancakes with onion and olives), pan bagnat (a baguette sandwich with tuna), socca (chickpea pancakes) and fresh croissants. Local cheeses, cold cuts and fresh fruit are also served. It’s a real feast for the palate that will set you up for the rest of the day.

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by subtropical gardens and tennis courts. There are also conference rooms and a business centre for business travellers… if you can bring yourself to work in such a relaxing setting!



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