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 four, including a traditional Portuguese place.
There are two pools – one indoors, one 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, six treatment rooms, two 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.
These light apartments have a soft, natural décor throughout. There's a large seating area with a sliding door which separates the sleeping area and there's also a kitchenette with a microwave ideal for making snacks. It's fully air-conditioned and there's Wi-Fi* and cable LCD TV. There's more space outside too as you'll have a balcony with a sea view.
This stylish and contemporary superior room has a sliding door to separate the bedroom and the lounge. The room is fully is air-conditioned with Wi-Fi* available. There's a kitchen area with a microwave ideal for making snacks and there's cable LCD TV. Outside there's a terrace from which you'll have a sea view.
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My wife and I recently stayed for a week at the Eden Mar. Our first ever visit to Madeira.
We must agree with all the 5-star reviews of this excellent hotel. We can thoroughly recommend a stay there.
Not many reviewers cover the evening entertainment, so here goes with some information.
Musical entertainment is offered in the Ocean Bar (Eden Mar) and the Portofino Bar (Porto Mare). There is a (different) act in both bars every evening. The two dance floors are a little small if you really want to step it out, but are fine for Latin American and social dancing.
We did not get to see all the acts, but can recommend the following :-
Luis Salvador, a Santana-style guitarist.
Sangre Latino, trio with excellent front man.
Good Good Band, playing blues/pop/rock.
Duo Harmonia, playing a good mixed dance selection several times in the week.
The lead guitarists we heard were all very accomplished.
A weekly sheet plus the reverse of the daily news sheet gives you the times.
At least three of the artists like to play the Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Have you ever seen (the) rain". Unfortunately we did - on most days.
So - we suggest - find a couple of comfy chairs, order a couple of cocktails, sit back, relax, and enjoy the music.
Eden Mar is located just nearby Porto Mare, and what a difference... rooms are spacious but dated, breakfast room very small for the size of the hotel, and even the pool is below average. If I didn't know Porto Mare probably I'll rated differently, but it is what it is - there are better optionsMore
Very comfortable suite, with excellent facilities and fantastic views. The restaurants are top class serving a wide range of delicious food, so what more could one want. All the staff were friendly and helpful.More
4 star rating 5 star service
This was not our first visit to Eden Mar and hopefully it will not be our last. I am so pleased the exceptional standards throughout that we have enjoyed in the past have been maintained. Immaculately clean, efficient, friendly, helpful staff and exquisite gardens. There are ample places to eat both close to the hotel and in Funchal but the restaurants as part of the Porta Bay complex should not be overlooked. The recent addition of the Il Basilico Italian is well worth a visit. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and if we return to Funchal would not waste time looking beyond Eden Mar for a place to stay.More
Excellent value in a first class hotel
This was probably the best establishment we have visited on holiday. The apertment/suite was top notch with balcony views out to sea. The facilities were second to none, and the food was just excellent.
The resort of Funchal is hilly, but the Eden Mar location was on the best side of the city with bars and restaurants in abundance.
First class all round. Well done!!!More