This elegant hotel gives you a pool set in tropical gardens and a first-class dining scene.
Set among tropical gardens, the Eden Mar is part of the Vila Porto Mare resort. It has shops and restaurants right on the doorstep. Speaking of restaurants, the hotel has 4, including a traditional Portuguese place.
There are 2 pools – 1 indoors, 1 out. And there’s a luxury spa at the sister hotel next-door, where you’ll also find tennis, minigolf and more. In the evenings, you can look forward to live music.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The figure of eight pool sits inside a spacious terrace, bordered with sunbeds and parasols and surrounded with palm-dotted gardens. If you'd like a change of scene, you can also use the outdoor pool and indoor pool at Vila Porto Mare Resort.
Atlantida buffet restaurant*
For buffet breakfast and daily themed buffet dinners, complete with show cooking. You can choose to enjoy your meal inside or on the terrace overlooking the pool, weather permitting.
You’ll find the spa at the sister hotel the Vila Porto Mare, which is part of the same complex. There’s a gym, whirlpool bath, 6 treatment rooms, 2 saunas, a Turkish bath, hydro massage bath, relaxation room and Vichy shower. You can also choose from a variety of facials, aromatherapy treatments, massages, reflexology, waxing, manicures and pedicures.
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superior twin room with sea view
Superior twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3. Larger than a standard room, this comes with a kitchen area with microwave and cable LCD TV. The view of the sea is through the palm trees.
twin room with sea view
Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with 2 or 3 beds, 3rd bed is a pull-out bed. Room has a kitchen area with microwave and cable LCD TV.
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Just stayed a week bed and breakfast here and were lucky to be upgraded to a junior suite. The room did have a sea view though also a view of a car park but the balcony blocked that out most of the time. There is a supermarket under the hotel which was handy for buying sandwiches and ice creams especially as the room has a small fridge/freezer and we bought enough things for a few days and stored them. The pool area is very clean with plenty of sunbeds. The breakfast had the usual choice and plenty of variety with good service. For some reason the rubbish is collected late at night usually after 11.00 when we could hear crashing recycled glass! We don't normally stay for the entertainment though we did hear some of the music/singers while coming in and out and they seemed pretty good. The spa is very expensive. A downside is that a deposit is required for the safe and the pool towels and the safe also costs 10 euros so we had to outlay 20 euros each for towels and 30 euros for the safe, getting 60 euros back when we left. This seemed like a lot to pay out and you are not able to use a debit/credit card either. Overall a decent enough hotel with lovely pools, plenty of sunbeds and helpful staff.More
f d, leeds
this is our fifth visit to Eden maR and everything was just the same apart from the addition of the dolce lima crepe and coffee bar near the pool. We requested a room similar to last years and the hotel did their best and we had one very similar. On the second day I had sunbathed and when I rose from the sunbed f elt dizzy and managed with the help of my husband to get to the lift but collapsed. My husband managed to get me to the room and I couldn't stand ujp and my ankle felt broken. We rang reception who were very helpful and called a doctor for me and consequently an ambulance. I had treatment for a twisted ankle and returned to the room at approx. 9 pm when Paolo one of the managers was so kind, visited me and provided crutches, ice for the swelling and insisted I had a meal brought to the room. He was so kind and spoke to us every day to ask how I was and if he could do anything. What service! Just what we expect and get from the Eden Mar. the staff are excellent, the cheery housemaids, the kind receptionists and pool bar staff, especially t he one who came round to all the sunbeds asking if you required a drink so helpful for me. Good luck to the new manager as Antonio is moving on but the managers who are still there are brilliant. One niggle is that the ALfama restaurant seems to be such slow service and always not enough tables so you have to queue for one, not very good when you are on crutches. Just received the gold card and will certainly be returning next year. obrigadaMore
Another great experience
This was our third stay at this hotel - staying in the same room each time! Sounds a little unadventurous until we talked to other return visitors: one for eighth time and another for the fifteenth. They had tried other hotels but found the overall experience not as good. For room comfort, service, choice of restaurants,facilities,food and entertainment this offers great value for money. Although a little way out from the centre of Funchal the hotel operates a courtesy bus service into the city. After working for twenty years in Quality Assurance it takes a lot to impress me but even I believe this hotel ticks all the boxes!More
We have just returned after 1 weeks holiday at the Eden Mar in Funchal. PROS: We were pleasantly surprised at the size of our room, huge with a large balcony. The pools are beautiful and clean. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful (always smiling) nothing is too much trouble for them. Everywhere is spotlessly clean. Loads of sun beds, use of their towels (20 Euros deposit each, refundable when you leave). Use of the Porta Mare hotel next door, their pool and breakfast restaurant. CONS: The food in the Eden Mar, whilst supposed to be the same, was not as good as the Porta Mar so would suggest going to the Porta Mar for breakfast. 1 week before we left I sent them an email (which I do in every hotel we stay) and requested a room on a high floor, we were given the 3rd floor (it went up to 6 floors in some parts of the hotel) and if the hotel was full I would have understood but as it appeared extremely quiet for the 1st 2 days, i was at a loss as to why my request was not granted. The view, Sea View, was obstructed by Palm trees which was a bit disappointing. Hotel is on a small but quite steep hill so might be a little problem for anyone with walking difficulties. This said, it is a lovely hotel.More
Yvonne G, Newton Aycliffe
Wonderful place to stay.....
We visited The Eden Mar Suite Hotel in August with our 11 year old son and had a wonderful time. We booked a sea view -junior suite which was large and had the benefit of a small kitchen area. This was particularly handy, especially the fridge. There's a great supermarket next door from which you can stock up. The hotel complex has 5 swimming pools in total, all various shapes and sizes and luckily never too busy. We were half board and the Buffett evening food was great and varied each evening. Something for everyone. The hotel runs a free bus into Funchal which was good. A lovely place to visit, lots of places to eat and the cable car is a must! The only gripe in the hotel is the sun beds. We watched people putting their towels on the beds from 8.30 am, then going off for the day. It was difficult when we came back from a days sightseeing to get 3 beds together. Loads of beds with the hired green towels left on them with no sign of people. The hotel charges â¬20 per towel and if they start taking the towels away if people are away from the sun beds for more than an hour, they'd lose their deposit and stop doing it, I'm sure. Other than that we loved it there and will definitely look at booking again very soon! More
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