Eden Mar Suite Hotel  

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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Honeymoon Offer

If you're on your honeymoon or celebrating your silver or golden wedding anniversary, you'll receive a free room upgrade - subject to availability, sparkling wine and flowers in your room on arrival.

Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

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.

Spa*

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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Stunning Hotel

Just returned from this fantastic Hotel normally we go self catering but were struggling so we decided to book B & B at this hotel and to be honest we loved it 1 The room was v large 2 Excellent cooking facilities (the best we have come across) 3 Great view from the balcony 4 Loved the indoor pool ( 1 of 2 ) 5 Jacuzzi was so rewarding especially in the morning 6 Breakfast had an excellent choice 7 only negative - had to pay for your Wi-Fi in your room ( free in the Fowey ) 8 Gardens where a joy to walk around especially if you like your plants the Orchid section was a delightMore

DOUGIRENE, Caergwrle, United Kingdom

Unreserved - excellent

Just returned from a wonderful 11 night stay at this superb hotel. I am very fussy and quite demanding when it comes to hotels and I could not fault a single aspect of this one. Believe me I have been trying to think of something. Wonderful grounds with very well kept gardens, varied pool areas offering something for everyone, plenty of well maintained sunbeds and very warm and helpful staff. Rooms are of generous size and are very comfortable with air conditioning and kitchenette area and are in excellent decorative order.The hotel also offers nightly quality entertainment that finishes at 23:00 or before and 4 quality restaurants. There are also some excellent restaurants within easy walking distance from the hotel. Great location too being about 3 km from the centre of Funchal in an upmarket suburb and really close to pick up points for many of the tours on offer. The hotel is quiet at night so a good nights sleep is the order of the day. Fantastic varied choice for breakfast. Acid test is would I stay again and the answer is yes - already booked for next March to do some of the wonderful walks on offer.More

Drazzi57, York, United Kingdom

Fantastic Holiday Experience

My husband and i have just returned from this fantastic hotel and we are planning a return already. Originally booked this hotel after reading Tripadvisor and it was everything we hoped it would be. From our effiecient friendly greeting on arrival to our wonderful room we could not fault it. I had e mailed the hotel to ask for a higher room and we were on the 6th floor , fantastic sea views and over looking the pool and gardens. Our Junior suite was very clean , had plenty of space and the fridge and kettle in the kitchenette area were well used. All the staff were extremely helpful and a special mention for the lovely reception staff who helped us find some fantastic restaurants especially on our Wedding Anniversary. A huge thank you to the House keeper who thoughtfully spread red rose petals all over our bed and the table on our Anniversary along with a bottle of something fizzy to greet us when we came in. Having spoken to the restaurant they had warned them it was a special meal and we had a wonderful chocolate Anniversary dessert as a surprise , what a lovely day you helped make for us. The gardens were a joy to walk through especially at night when all lit up and were so well kept as was the whole place. Breakfast was varied with something for everyone and the staff werer friendly and efficient. Special mention for the Med restaurant both for the food and the staff , ate there 3 nights and well worth a visit. Ideally placed to pick up day trips etc and a good selection of restaurants in the area if you wanted to eat outside the hotel. Free bus into the centre of Funchal although the walk back only took approx 30 mins but worth it as you pass some lovely gardens. Plenty of sunbeds to go around , great pools both outside and in the spa area and treatments reasonably priced and good value. Having stayed here we would recomend it to everyone , one of the best hotels we have ever visited and wouldn't look any where else in FunchalMore

wchops, york

The best holiday of my life, bar none!!!

Let me first tell you that this was a special occasion for us and it's because everything was so wonderful that I feel compelled to write my first ever review on Tripadvisor. It's a long one but I've tried to take note of the things that really matter and have ignored the things that don't. My husband and I visited Eden Mar for our honeymoon 2 years ago but I didn't leave a review as I felt that my opinion may have only been so high because I was in perfect wedded bliss. When my husband asked if I would like to return I jumped at the chance. The first time we stayed was only for a week and we both felt it wasn't long enough so obviously, we booked for a fortnight this time. As soon as I realised we would be on holiday for our second anniversary I started making plans to make our anniversary the most memorable one we'll ever have. Thanks to Eden Mar, my husband is going to have to pull something really special out of the bag next year because this is going to take some beating. OK, what makes Eden Mar, and the whole of Porto Mare special. I cannot put my finger on one particular thing because everything is just so fabulous. Considering the footfall of each of these hotels, it's incredible how everything can be kept so clean yet the only time you ever see the cleaning staff is when you pass them in the corridors. The reception staff in Eden Mar are just fantastic, nothing is too much to ask of them and everything is done with such efficiency that you never needed to ask more than once for whatever it is you need. I have to mention names because these ladies made what was to come as easy as it could have possibly have been. In no particular order, Manuela, Denise and Cecilia are just about the best receptionists one could hope to find in a 4 star hotel and feel if it was to be upgraded to 5-star, the extra star would be down to the excellent service they provide. Ladies, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything. Food! I have seen many reviews commenting on the poor breakfast choice and at one time I may have agreed...however that's my own silly fault for choosing to eat breakfast in the smallest restaurant in the resort. As soon as I branched out and visited the one near the large pool I was amazed at the choice and for someone who doesn't eat breakfast at home, going to breakfast became somewhat exciting. There was only one day where the food was cold but we were very late to breakfast so we couldn't hold that against anyone. Again, I must mention names because some stuck out more than others for their attitudes and their service. Vanya and Suzé were just about the sweetest waiting staff I have ever crossed paths with but more on those later, because they feature heavily in our anniversary celebration. A celebration that wouldn't have been possible without the amazing Joao Paulo. We dined in The Med once and the decor, food and attention paid by the staff was just out of this world. I have visited 5 star restaurants in this country and they don't hold a candle to The Med. Much praise to all involved especially to the manager who's name escapes me but can be recognised for always having a smile on his face and a stripy shirt which made my eyes hurt. Truly wonderful warm man, just like everyone else we encountered. The bars. Now, on our first visit I asked a barman to make me a "surprise drink" and he handed me a cocktail. I took a sip and fell in love, the cocktail was a "San Franciso" and it went down a treat. Unfortunately, I do have negative things to say about the drinks. For 6 euros you expect something with a bit of kick but the white spirits seemed to be watered down. One night I drank 6 of these cocktails and could still walk, this cannot be right. I do not mind being given cheap spirits but I'd expect the price to reflect that, 6 euros was a rip off I'm afraid. Still, the staff made it special and for this I commend Carlos and Ricardo. On our anniversary I chatted with Ricardo and he made me a decoration that brought tears to my eyes, a very cute dolphin playing with a ball which was made from a banana, some pineapple fronds, coffee beans and a glacé cherry. Not to be outdone, Carlos made me a beautiful swan from a Granny Smith apple. I ordered a cocktail every day because I just couldn't wait to see what they came up with next. They never disappointed and made my daily trip to the bar fun. Thank you Ricardo and Carlos, I hope to see you both again next year, no need to ask what I'll be drinking :-) The pools were always immaculately clean, no rubbish to be found anywhere and clean ashtrays provided. The pool man who seems uptight to other reviewers obviously never saw him have fun. it was his birthday while we were there and he was unceremoniously thrown in the pool, to which the man laughed like a drain. I wished him happy birthday and for the remainder of our stay he always had a smile and a wave for me. Very nice guy who just takes his job seriously!!! So, I've avoided this until now but cannot hold back any longer...our anniversary!!! Our first wedding didn't really go to plan so I hit upon the idea to renew our wedding vows, we did go there for honeymoon remember :-) I contacted Cecilia who I befriended on our first visit and she gave me an email address for someone who could help me. The language barrier may have been an issue if the staff weren't so damned efficient lol. It was arranged for me to meet with someone the day after arriving to make plans which makes what happened in the next few days just about the most incredible thing ever to happen. Between me, the receptionists and the magnificent Joao Paulo, we managed to organise a PROPER WEDDING in just 3 days. A photographer was found (we didn't have a photographer at our first wedding, couldn't afford it) a hairdresser and make up artist was recommended,the food was organised (staff and meal provided by The Med) the setting for our meal was sorted and we ended up with a load of extras we weren't expecting, namely more wine than we knew how to drink, the most stunning setting for our meal, and what could only be described as the most devine chocolate wedding cake I have ever tasted. The gazebo overlooking the Atlantic was decked out with white linen, candles, rose petals with the cake as a centrepiece, this was already too much for me to take, and then I saw our dinner table. Oh my, it was the epitomy of romance. The photographer we had earlier in the day returned to take photos of this and I have some of the most awful photos of me bawling my eyes out, I was amazed and quite honestly, felt like royalty. The meal was incredible, every course (lost count of how many there were) were all fantastic and brought promptly and still piping hot, to our table by the lovely Vanya and Suzé. Again, nothing was too much to ask of these lovely ladies and we'll both treasure those memories forever, memories that are now immortalised by the wonderful photos that were taken that night. For this 5 star meal, wedding cake, a bouquet of fresh bud roses in some delightful colours with sweet but subtle fragrances, the wine which was chosen specially by The Med manager, the private use of the garden with all 3 gazebos and the best waiting staff anyone could hope to get anywhere in the world we paid approximately £140 all in. I'd have paid 5 times that because it was worth it. We had a wedding blessing elsewhere but that wasn't because the resort could accommodate us, I just had something else in mind. Several times I was contacted via the hotel and these messages ALWAYS got to me, in fact the lovely fella at the church commented that the hotel staff seemed excited about what was happening and they knew more details than he did. Again, this is in no small part thanks to Joao Paulo, he was soooo efficient and he seemed to know what I wanted more than I myself knew. Joao Paulo, I hope you see this. I wouldn't have changed a single thing about my day, NOTHING, not even the flowers, in fact especially the flowers! You were absolutely wonderful and made a great job of organising what turned out to be the most special day of my life, better than my first wedding. Thank you so much for everything, to everyone who was involved in our day! We returned to our room to find a bottle of bubbly on ice and rose petals laid out on the bed, something that we pretty much expected because that's what they did for our honeymoon. Still, it was pretty but I was so hot I drank the iced water out of the ice bucket rather than the sparkly stuff. We saved that until later. Now, the second week seemed to have a completely different atmosphere and we were a little downcast until we realised, what we were doing was just relaxing. It rained for 3 days but the resort was just so pleasant that it was still OK to sit on the balcony unless the wind blew the rain our way. On these days Skyy the hawk didn't attend but bless, he's only a baby and isn't a strong flyer in those kind of conditions. You see, as with many hotels all over the world with outdoor restaurants, unwanted birds are often in attendance and someone came up with the idea of bringing larger birds in to control the pigeon population. It was an absolute delight to have our own personal hawk show each and every day. I befriended the regular falconer Pedro who was happy to answer all my insane questions while flying the birds and I'm happy to say I made a friend. The hawks are a stroke of genius and while Antonio shrugged his shoulders and said "Was just one way to deal with a problem" it's actually a truly amazing, and humane way to deal with the problem. It made my holiday extremely special, just another reason to love this hotel. I don't know what else I can say really. Check in was quick and easy. We arrived at about 10.30am so the room wasn't ready but we didn't expect it to be and we weren't waiting long before everything was ready. We were able to relax the second we got there because we already knew the area and the resort. The deposit for the towels wasn't a surprise because I'd recently read reviews on here and I really don't understand why people are still complaining about the lack of sunbeds. There are hundreds of the things, we NEVER had a problem finding one and we visited during the summer holidays so there were plenty of people around. I also don't have a problem with paying a deposit for towels or the safe because I have been to places where the safe costs a big chunk of non-refundable money and the towels are ripped and poor quality and are not replaced as often as they should be. The way Porto Mare does it you can have a clean towel every single day with no questions asked. I was also never accosted for using my own towel as some other reviewers have said, maybe the folks just liked me, but no one ever had anything other than a smile for me. There was a mistake at the pool bar which really did bother me but this was later made up to me by other members of staff. I shall not name the person who made the mistake as it could have been a one off, but it did put me off going to the bar when they were working. I'm sorry about this too but please get rid of the truly awful entertainment, or at least get a new amp. It wasn't just that there was no decent music, or the music they played was repetitive and not out of place at an 80's disco, the fact that the sounds echo all over the resort so there's no escaping just made it unbearable. No one needs to hear "ooo la laaaa" repeated over and over again at 11pm at night when accompanied by the worst pop music ever to have been made. This wasn't enough to ruin our holiday but it was enough to keep us away from the bars and restaurants at night. The band that played on Sunday evenings were really great though, I could have listened to them all night every night. So, you've missed the mark with the Pink Party I'm afraid, maybe good for the kids but when the holidays are over the only way to enjoy this entertainment would be to get blind drunk and find someone to talk to to blank it all out. In fact, on our first visit, we were glad to not be subjected to these cringeworthy performances and was one of the reasons we fell in love with the resort on our first stay. Someone, please remove the whistle from Mr. Marron's mouth and throw it in the bin!!! Overall, I will still give this hotel a 5 star rating as there wasn't anything that was REALLY terrible. The staff make sure your holiday is the best it can be and the fact that people return over and over again is testament to that. We don't get many holidays so the fact that before even leaving this time we were already planning to do things the next time we return shows it to be a truly remarkable place. The UK could do with staff like those at Eden Mar or at least they could learn a thing or 2 from them. Customer service is key and not once did Eden Mar let us down. Truly, the best holiday I've ever had, I'm only hoping that next time it's just as good. Even with bad storms it was a lovely place to be. Now how many hotels can you say that about??? I've given "Value" a 4 star because the drinks are ridiculously expensive but as for everything else I have no complaints. Can't wait to go back! I love Eden Mar and now it will always have a special place in my heart. The day of leaving always makes me sad and I spend a lot of it crying but this time, this time I knew I was going back and I can relive those wonderful memories all over again as soon as I see/smell/touch anything in the hotel. Amazing place, my very own personal paradise!More

LilySmithies, Leeds, United Kingdom

perfect

First time to Madeira. Initially we chose this hotel because of the previous good ratings on tripadvisor. We were not disappointed in any way. From first arriving to departure ALL the staff were friendly and helpful. The public rooms, pools, poolside, gardens and the like were immaculately maintained. Our own suite on the sixth floor was spanking clean, spacious and very well appointed. The food. delicious. My sole, I repeat sole (I kid you not), concern about the whole experience was that at breakfast I could never find a salt cellar that gave a good flow of salt! Outside the hotel you have to be prepared for steep inclines, but this is Madeira so no surprises there. The centre of Funchal is a pleasant evening walk distant with many good eating places en route if that is your wish. Give Restaurant Tokos a try...small but perfectly formed....and if you are homesick (ha ha ha) The Indian Restaurant at 80 R. da Casa Branca serves a very acceptable curry! We visited the veg and fish markets and experienced none of the hassle described by some elsewhere on here. It is also well worth making the effort to visit Monte, take the sled ride and view Funchal from the return cable car. One thing is certain, we will return!!!More

moltke1914, South Shields

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