- I stayed at Cristiano Ronaldo’s Cristiano Ronaldo themed hotel in Funchal, Madeira, his hometown.
- The hotel is the most Cristiano Ronaldo thing you can imagine.
- It features tributes to him throughout, including photos of him and his mother above the beds.
Located in the Atlantic Ocean some 320 miles off the coast of Morocco, the Portuguese island of Madeira is known for a handful of things: its namesake fortified wine, Madeira cake and, of course, football icon Cristiano Ronaldo.
As Insider’s unofficial Cristiano Ronaldo reporter, I decided to take a trip to the island to learn a little more about the genesis of one of the greatest football players ever.
While in Madeira, there was only one place I could even think of staying: Ronaldo’s own Ronaldo-themed hotel, the Pestana CR7 Hotel in Funchal, the capital of Madeira.
This is no ordinary tourist hotel. As I discovered when I arrived, the place is practically a shrine to Ronaldo and his achievements, which makes for an unusual stay.
Read on to find out what it’s like to stay at Cristiano Ronaldo’s Cristiano Ronaldo themed hotel.