Over the years, this grand 4T hotel has proved to be a firm favourite with guests – so much so that many come back time and time again. It’s a big place set back from the coastline in Funchal. And even though it’s got shops, bars and restaurants on its doorstep, it’s also got lots of greenery, too.
Its location makes for some great outdoor space. A figure of eight swimming pool is tucked into a roomy terrace, with palm-dotted gardens surrounding it. There’s a pool bar, as well as plenty of sunbeds and parasols.
Inside, the accommodation is a mix of bedrooms and suites. The décor is classic, so expect walls painted cream, beds of the big-and-smartly-dressed variety and sturdy wooden furniture. Extras like flatscreen cable TVs and air-conditioning come as standard. What’s more, kitchenettes with microwaves are all part of the set-up.
Another plus point about this place is its dining scene. Start the day with a buffet breakfast served down in the main restaurant. Evenings see your choices swell. As well as the main eatery, there are three à la cartes for half-board guests to enjoy - you will even get given a credit towards the menu. Take your pick from traditional Portuguese dishes in Alfama or indulge in Italian offerings in Il Basilico.
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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 2 pools, 1 of which is an indoor 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.
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 - can be sold as a single. Room has a kitchen area with microwave and cable LCD TV.
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I have just returned from my 7th visit to the Eden Mar. Madeira is a beautiful island with stunning scenery, charming villages and friendly happy people and needs no endorsements from me. Every year I look at brochures for other places, other hotels but nothing seems to suit and I find myself landing in Santa Cruz once again.On arrival guests are welcomed warmly by reception and the hotel does its best to give you your "usual"room. The gardens are stunningly beautiful and well kept. The staff in restaurants and bars are efficient and good humoured. The aim of this hotel is to make your stay a confortable and pleasant experience which it does admirablly. Just one complaint....cant I take my hotel bed back to Devon with me as I sleep better on that than I do at home!More
anne_davey72, Hemyock, United Kingdom
Best of both worlds
My husband and I stayed at the Eden Mar for one week from 24th February. We chose the hotel on the basis of the trip advisor reviews, its promity to Funchal and the selection of indoor and outdoor pools; one of which has both indoor and outdoor sections and an outdoor jacuzzi - very nice! We stayed in the Eden Mar rather than the Porto Mare due to the price but you have easy access to all of the Porto Mare Facilities and do not even have to go out side to go to their restaurant, bar and indoor pool (see above). We ate breakfast every day at the Porto Mare which had a good selection of cooked food (full English, omelettes etc.), continental breakfast, cereals, fruit and so on. The room was basic but had a sea view (I don't think we paid extra for this and seem to recall that all rooms at the Eden Mar have a sea view - but not sure how this could be if you are on the ground floor?). The grounds and gardens are lovely and it's a really good location, about 40 minute walk to Funchal (its not all uphill either, so not as bad as made out in a previous review). There are plenty of good restaurents close by (try Funcho Gourmet, practically next door to the hotel, and Chalet Vicente which is close to the hotel and on the way to Funchal). We did a few Levada walks and along to promanade to Camera Des Lobos which were great. We're not overly fussy about where we stay as long as there aren't any problems (after all we didn't go on holiday to spend all of our time in the hotel room) so this one ticked all of our boxes. Add to tripMore
Kathryn C, Manchester, United Kingdom
Another wonderful holiday
Once again we have mainly only good things to say about this hotel complex The food and service was very good in the restaurants. The whole place is cleaned regularly. The entertainment in the bars was of high quality and the guitarist on March 5th was exceptional. The drinks waiter Robert was particularly excellent with his attitude and service. The girls on the reception were very efficient and helpful. In fact the whole staff are to be commended for their service. On top of all this we were lucky to be in Funchal for the carnival which was quite stunning. One tip if you are going up in the cable car to the botanical gardens be aware that is very hilly. Finally our only moan was that we had a regular nasty smell in our bathroom at night which was unpleasant in room 1314 That apart we thank all the staff at Eden Mar and the people of Madeira for a glorious holidayMore
Len R, Aylesbury
Review of Eden Mar
An excellent Hotel, with excelllent, friendly staff. The hotel is kept very clean, and there is a good choice of restaurants. There are four pools (two indoor and two outdoor) in the complex which is shared with the Porto Mare Hotel. The rooms are a good size and have basic cooking facilities if you want to eat in. Beds are very comfortable.Beautiful gardens to relax in.More
Judi S, London, United Kingdom
Two weeks in Paradise
Fourth visit to Madeira, and second time in Eden Mar : beautiful gardens, nice atmosphere, seems very well managed. We spent two weeks there, and it was too short... We were there for our 45th wedding anniversary, and felt like we were once again on our honeymoon.. (which we spent in Madeira & Porto Santo in august 1968). Eden Mar is highly recommendable, especially if you like to cook your supper...More
Yves_dementen, Rosieres, Belgium
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