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.
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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, 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 - can be sold as a single. Room has a kitchen area with microwave and cable LCD TV.
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Does not Disappoint
The fact that so many people return to this hotel says it all. This was our second visit to Madeira and we too decided to return to the Eden Mar as we had been so pleased with it when we stayed the first time in 2008. This time did not disappoint. The Hotel is part of the Porto Mare Complex which means that you can use the facilities in the Eden Mar and the Porto Mare Hotel. There are large swimming pools, a Spa, a Gym and sporting activities as well as a lovely garden area. There are four restaurants on site, all with a varied menu and serving very good food. However if you do not want to eat in the Hotels there are numerous restaurants within easy walking distance. Happy Hour is daily is from 17:00 until 18:30 serving all drinks at half price. There is entertainment provided in the bars each night from 21:00 and there is also a classical concert weekly by the students from the Music Academy. The staff are all friendly, the rooms are spacious and kept spotlessly clean. The hotel is a little way out of Funchal, we walked in and back twice during our stay but there is a courtesy bus provided by the hotel which runs several times a day. All in all a wonderful hotel.More
Stella W, Wigan, United Kingdom
Very pleasant stay
We were given an upgrade to a part of the hotel called the Residence which was a large bedsit type apartment. There were 2 queen size beds, couch, table and chairs and everything needed to cook a decent sized meal with microwave etc. Also included a free bottle of wine, fruit and a free 3 course meal with drinks in the a la carte restaurant. Very comfortable and clean accommodation both inside and out. Breakfast and evening meal had plenty of choice and a must see is the orchid garden. Downside I felt was all the literature in the room about buying a timeshare at the Residence and someone going to be in touch about a 90 minute presentation. Just as bad as the touts in the resort stopping tourists with the same thing. Lovely memories but won't be returning simply because we like to experience different locations.More
Yet again it does not disappoint.
This is our 3rd visit to this hotel and we will definitely be back at some point in the future. Every department in this hotel from bedrooms to cleanliness to food to facilities and to staff cannot be faulted. Top management should pat themselves on the backs for the staff that they pick because they do an excellent job to ensure customer satisfaction. If I am being picky the only thing that had changed since our last visit was paying for the room safe.....you should have left it as it was...free.More
Excellent in every way
I am currently writing this review from around the pool at the Eden Mar using the free internet provided by the hotel. The internet is available in your room via wi fi at an additional cost but we never found it necessary as its available in all public areas for free. As previously described by many reviewers, the comfort of the rooms and all the public areas are to the highest standards. I don't want to cover the same ground again and so here are some of the the things that I didn't know about prior to arriving, so I hope it may help new visitors to this hotel. A safety deposit box is available in the room for 10 Euro per week plus a 20 Euro refundable deposit. You can no longer receive UK TV in the rooms apart from sky news and BBC news, however the hotel are working to try to find a work around this problem as the original satellite providing this service does not carry these channels any more, which was a disappointment as we were hoping to watch strictly come dancing! Pool towels are included and can be changed as often as you want at the spa. There is a large, excellent value supermarket ( Pingo Doce) which is on the promenade side of the hotel which is a minutes walk away which stocks everything you will need. The courtesy bus runs several times a day into the town and back and is free to hotel guests. The hotel entertainment is excellent, we never saw a bad act and the bar prices are very reasonable. Can I highly recommend the garden tour of the hotel as you will see some amazing plants and discover some incredible facts as well. Twice a week there is a free student classical music concert in the hotel and is well worth the visit and lasts for an hour or so. There is also a free guided tour around the hotels kitchens which although we didn't try we believe is very good and allows visitors to see how everything is prepared. My wife joined in with the free fitness classes such as yoga and she found these to be very good. Breakfast can be taken in the Eden Mar or the Porto Mar hotel, but the Eden Mar is much quieter. There are many returning guests here some have been here more than 10 times, which is very understandable. During your stay you will be offered an opportunity to visit "The Residence" which offer timeshare, however there is no pressure and is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours looking around these excellent apartments, we met several guests from the timeshare who were very pleased with their apartments. There are many places to eat in the immediate area, so personally I would recommend staying bed and breakfast as going out in the evening makes for a more special evening. We will certainly return in the very near future, and also returning guests receive a prestige discount card that saves on food and many more things on the next visit to any of the hotels from the Porto Bay group.More
Davidandtracy, Blackpool, United Kingdom
If I ever make it back to Madeira I cannot imagine staying anywhere else but here for quality, service, ambience, location, facilities and value for money. Everything about Eden Mar/Porto Bay oozes quality. We stayed for 2 weeks in Nov 14 and enjoyed every minute. Other reviews will tell you about the facilities which are genuinely 5-star. The staff are collectively the best I've ever encountered, always a smile, a hello and nothing is any trouble at all. You could happily come here and never leave the premises until your taxi back to the airport. However, we like to get about but my wife struggles with hills- you can go anywhere in the hotels and grounds and generally not have to negotiate a step higher than a threshold if you pick the right route. The grounds would make a few botanical gardens hang their heads in shame. In addition, the place is located in the Lido area and you can get to dozens of restaurants, bars, shops, cashpoints etc. within a few hundred meters gentle walk of the front door. There is a fully fledged supermarket under Eden Mar and a courtesy bus from the Porto Bay entrance into Funchal & back. Actually, the walk into Funchal is about 2.5km pretty much down hill & pedestrian safe - a nice walk in and catch the bus back !! Cannot recommend this place highy enough - it has everything you could hope for on a holiday, except noisy drunks and hurdy-gurdies - the avoidance of which is the whole point of going to Madeira.More
Prospect12, Bristol, England
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