This elegant, sea-facing 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.
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.
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.
This was our eighth trip to Madeira and our sixth to the Eden Mar it provides exactly what we are looking for (relaxation, warmth, good food and friendly people (both locals and fellow visitors)). The accommodation is a high standard with plenty of communal space. We don't use the sun loungers but there always appear to be sufficient. We have eaten in the hotel on previous visits but there are so many restaurants near by we eat out from the wide variety available. If I could change one thing I would swap the soft pillows for something firmer (of course this might be personal taste). Madeira is a volcanic island and therefore hilly, you will be going uphill on the way from or when returning to the hotel (this is true of most of the hotels we have seen). The resources of the Villa Porto Mare complex are open to visitors from any of the hotels, we always have breakfast in the Porto Mare. There are activities during the day and in the evening but you are not coerced into taking part. We particularly enjoy the Black Dog Blues Band and Banda d'AlÃºm (a local folk band). This is not our normal taste in music but their enthusiasm makes it entertaining. Whilst all the staff are trying to ensure everybody has a good time I feel it necessary to single out Cecilia on reception, she has ways of brightening our stays and we didn't even realise they needed brightening.More
Can't stay away!
Having had a busy year and needing a complete chill out in our special anniversary year, we came back to a hotel we can rely on to reach and exceed our holiday expectations. We cannot fault anything (apart from a troublesome flusher on the cistern which was soon fixed) and after two weeks we wished we'd stayed longer. The Lido area is improving all the time and the hotel has addressed issues reported by others. For example fixed parasols so people can't hog several and signs asking people not to save sunbeds but there are always plenty. The gardens are a dream and the staff brilliant. The management team must be so proud of them. We had a brilliant room, the amenities especially the spa are fabulous. I could go on but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't been come and see for yourselves!More
Redmac17, West Midlands
Excellent hotel but more for older couples than families with young children.
We booked to stay here with 2 young children and although there were no childrens activities available as promised on the website they were very accommodating with the facilities offering to open up the childrens areas whenever we wanted to use them. They then upgraded us to a suite with amazing facilities. The staff were amazing as was the breakfast. Although it was a fabulous hotel I wouldn't recommend it for families with young children - we were literally the only guests under 50 years of age which meant I had to spend a lot of time and effort keeping the children quiet as quite rude ,grumpy guests shouted at them to keep the noise down - which is no reflection on the hotel at all however it did effect out stay. More
Kerry C, Sunderland
superb holiday in a superb hotel
Stayed in Eden Mar for a week in October this year. Absolutely loved it.
Really friendly helpful staff. We were upgraded to a cracking suite. Hotel was full yet there was a relaxed unbusy atmosphere. Plenty of sunbeds available at all times. Hotel gardens are well manicured. You can use the facilities in the Porto Mare hotel (restaurant really nice). Two indoor pools as well as well as the outdoor pools.cracking resort. The apartments have a nice small kitchen area which was ideal. Large supermarket below the hotel very handy. Good range of restaurants nearby.
Overall we had a superb holiday and will definitely be going vack to Eden MarMore
amnaps, Shotts, United Kingdom
Madeira, Funchal holiday in October
For the second time we have stayed in this lovely hotel, which is the best possible starting point for a good holiday in Madeira. Especially we liked the 5 km long (back and forth) promenade from Lido to Cavacas stone beach. Hotel complex's pool areas are quite some exceptional. We will gladly come back to this hotel.More
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