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.
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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, 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.
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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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This was our first trip to Madeira and we had difficulty choosing an hotel such were the terrific reviews of accommodation in and around Funchal. We stayed in the Eden Mar part of the Porto Bay group. The hotel, restaurants , gardens and pool areas were of a high standard and would definitely return. Their ethos appears to be not just to meet guests' expectations but to exceed them and in this respect they did with flying colours. On a wider issue I think other countries, especially Spain could learn a lot from the way visitors are treated. I am not just talking about hotel staff but waiters, shop assistants, bus drivers etc who we found to be extremely welcoming , friendly and genuinely interested in helping us. They were terrific ambassadors for their beautiful island.More
stephenruston, London, England
Good choice near Funchal
Stayed at the Eden Mar for 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. The hotel is a good choice in many respects and represents excellent value for money. We stayed in a studio, which was very spacious, with a comfortable seating area, a kitchen area, a separate bedroom and a large balcony. The room cleaning was done to a good standard. There was plenty of choice at breakfast and the staff in the restaurant were a credit to the hotel. The hotel grounds, which are shared with the Porto Mare next door, had two good sized pools and plenty of seating areas. The gardens were maintained to an exceptional standard. In terms of areas where improvements could be made, our experience of the reception desk was mixed. One member of staff was really helpful, whereas another had a very unfortunate manner which bordered on being rude. Separately, it seemed mean to charge for the use of the room safe, as well as taking a deposit. Finally, the room towels were threadbare on occasion, even to the point of having holes in them. In terms of location, the hotel is about a 30 minute walk from the centre of Funchal. The hotel runs a complimentary shuttle bus, which is bookable for only the inward journey. The bus is a nice touch but it seems a shame that the booking system does not operate both ways, as people were left behind in Funchal on the one occasion that we used it. There are a number of restaurants around the hotel, so if you donât want to eat in the hotel restaurant there is no problem in finding an alternative.More
Martin S, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Wish we had stayed here the whole time
My wife and I stayed here for a week before moving to another hotel in the hills for our second week. We wish we had stayed put as this hotel proved to be a superior choice in many respects. This hotel represents great value for the money. Our standard room was very spacious and clean with a good size balcony and all the amenities we required. The front desk staff were friendly and welcoming regardless of the time of day or situation. The grounds are extensive and well kempt with nice views, an orchid garden and decent pool. The location of the hotel is a bit of a walk into town but totally doable. Breakfast was plentiful and adequate but maybe not as impressive as befits this hotel. This is not a party place. The grounds are peaceful and very relaxing. There are some great restaurants a few blocks away. There's an ice cream place right next door that makes great cafÃ© lattes and good bifanas and pregos (Portuguese sandwiches). There's also a tour agency right across from the hotel but my advice would be rent a car as you get to see so much more of the island at your own pace. I found the driving fine. We wish we had just stayed here for the full two weeks as this hotel is just comfortable. I hope you find this review helpful!More
travelglobe, Toronto, Canada
we had a lovely time - again
This stay at the Eden Mar was our second visit to the Porto Bay hotel complex (having previously stayed at the Porto Mare). The reason for staying at the Eden Mar this time was that we now have two small children (4 and nearly 2) and Porto Mare don't cater for families of four. As returning guests we received a discount on food & drink: this would normally have been 10% but was in fact 20% as they were running a double discount promotion. (At the end of our previous stay we had been given a 'Prestige Club' card which entitled us to the discount on subsequent stays.) Service in the hotel is generally very good, with all staff speaking good English. Checking into the hotel once we arrived was very slow as we were at the back of the queue of people who had just arrived on the same airport transfer bus as us. We stayed in a big suite (1141) which is on the first floor overlooking the main outdoor pool, right at the end of a corridor. Hence it's very quiet, with only occasional noise from people walking past the pool below. We could only hear the occupant of the adjacent room 1138 when in the bathroom which is the only part of the suite that shares a wall. The bath has an extendable clothes line above it, and there was also a drying rack on the outside balcony. The bath products were nice ('Rituals') although they were a little stingy with the moisturiser and this was never replaced once finished. There was no DVD player connected to either TV. The kitchenette area in the sitting room had kettle, fridge, sink, two electric hob rings and a microwave oven. There was a good amount of crockery and cutlery provided. There was also instant coffee, teabags and UHT creamer. We had a slight problem with ants in the room on the table by the balcony. Nothing too serious, and we didn't mention it to reception as we didn't want any ant powder being placed inside the room or on the balcony as this could have been picked up by our small children. There is a surprisingly large and well-stocked supermarket (Pingo Doce) beneath the hotel which is reached by turning right from the reception entrance and walking down the hill (or down through the Centro Commercial shopping centre). This is where we bought fresh milk. In early February the weather was unseasonably cool (circa 16-18 deg C) which meant it was too cold to use the main outdoor pool, although on one warmer day we did brave the small heated kids' pool which was just about manageable. When we first checked in we were given orange vouchers which we could exchange for pool towels at the Spa reception, which we could subsequently exchange for fresh towels every day. However you have to remember to return the towels for the orange vouchers before you leave, as you are charged â¬20 per towel if you do not return the vouchers when you check out. We always ate dinner in the main buffet restaurant (Atlantida) and bought pre-paid dinner vouchers from reception. The food was good with a wide selection. The only minor complaint is that the high chairs provided (padded ones with built-in trays) are a little unsuitable for older, larger babies (ours is 20 months) who prefer a more upright seated position rather than the lean-back posture that the chairs create. On one occasion we had breakfast in the smaller Alfama restaurant which had a better wooden high chair, a little similar to the Stokke Tripp Trapp. We always tried to get to dinner at 7pm; on the one occasion when we went a little later, we had to wait 10 minutes for a table. (We were a difficult party to seat as there were five of us including a baby.) The only other time we encountered delays in service was when ordering a drink at the Portofino bar just before the end of Happy Hour (6.30pm). Everyone tries to order in time before the 50% discount ends, and if there's a big table in front of you ordering cocktails then you'll be waiting a while. At least they seem to allow a fair few minutes' grace if you have to wait to order until after the 6.30pm cut-off. There is pretty good free WiFi in the receptions and lounge areas, but to access it in the room incurs a charge. There are no washing machines for use by guests in the hotel unfortunately. No matter where you are in the hotel complex you never seem to be far from guest toilets and these are always kept very clean. The grounds of the hotel are beautifully kept with all kinds of flowers, plants and trees, many of which are labelled. Overall the environment is delightful and a pleasure to wander around.More
Consistently high standard
Another lovely week at the Eden Mar, our 5th stay, and once again we were impressed at how well the hotel is run, with the pools and gardens looking well kept, our room cleaned properly, the breakfast buffet swiftly replenished, and the ever-helpful Cecilia looking after us on the reception desk. We asked for afternoon sun and were given a south-west facing balcony. Returning guests (who now seem to constitute the majority) are given fruit and water in their rooms, a welcome drink and canapes, and discounts on food, drink and the spa. Wi-fi in the room worked well, and we made use of the kitchenette and the free coach into Funchal. Good to see that the Lido area is being improved, on the road side and the promenade.More
Patricia54, Sussex, UK
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