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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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.
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Bed and Breakfast
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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. Room has a kitchen area with microwave and cable LCD TV.
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Yet again, the Eden Mar provides the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday ! Great staff, great service and wonderful gardens, what more could you want ? Well, just in case you do want more.......add the wonderful Portuguese food served in The Alfama Restaurant !More
Tilly096, Carlisle, United Kingdom
Very nice hotel , very relaxing and looks lovely. We had a free upgrade to a suite which was a great start. The reasons I haven't given it five stars : Maids not always great, for example coffee not always replaced which is irritating when you realise first thing. Waiter service good mostly. Sometimes left waiting far too long. There was an occasion at lunch time where we waited far too long. Apart from those things it was very good, and I do miss it alreadyMore
normuk1, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Great, but could do with some upgrades
We've been here several times now, and its a lovely hotel. The only issues are the bathrooms could probably do with an update. We were annoyed to be asked for 20 euros per beach towel (so 60 euros cash!) deposit which has never been required before and seems a bit steep , but as we had brought our own towels we didn't think this was a problem. However every day we used our own towels we (and many others like us!) found silly little notes left on the sun loungers reminding us we should only use hotel towels by the pools, which came across as very petty minded. By the end of the week we had a nice collection of these notes (3 towels=3 notes every day!) - a bit pathetic as half the guests were using their own towels! Another minor niggle that is common with all hotels, is that booking a room for 3 means you only get 2 chairs on the balcony, so you have to drag one of the 'proper' chairs out from inside the room! Still,overall its a lovely hotel and the environment is lovely. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food at breakfast was of good quality and there was always plenty of it. The only noise issues we had are the other guests - the cupboard doors are very noisy roller doors and can be heard easily from one room to the next!More
Adrian L, Durham, England, United Kingdom
A great hotel!
This is a great hotel - as some people have previously said, it is emphatically a 4 star hotel but with some perks that make it more than that. The pool at the Eden Mar is small, but you can use the facilities (including larger pool and breakfast) at the literally next door (and connected) Porto Mar hotel. We found there were plenty of sun beds, and the new rule regarding the towels hopefully helps (you're not supposed to use your own towels, but put down a â¬10 deposit per towel which you get back when you return them and can change the towel for fresh as often as you like) to try and stop people putting their towel on for the whole day but barely using it. We found the breakfast plentiful and with good variety although it never changes daily (the Porto Mar has a bigger and better variation), with fruit, hot breakfast, continental, pastries, omelettes and cereals available. The staff were usually pretty helpful - in particular the front desk lady (think her name was Sofia - dark hair) who was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout our stay. The room was big (superior twin) and clean, with a useful kitchenette including fridge/freezer. Safe cost â¬10 plus â¬10 deposit - would rather it was free to use, but seems to be pretty normal over there. The hotel is a little way out of the main centre, but free shuttle bus available, and it's not a difficult walk (around 35 minutes). There are plenty of restaurants nearby (I probably wouldn't bother with half board). There's also a supermarket within 5 minutes walk (through the little mall). The only real gripe was with the beds and sunbeds- both very hard and uncomfortable - my back was in half. The outside pools were also freezing despite the warmth of the air - so cold that we didn't really swim much.More
A good choice
Overall, the hotel provided an enjoyable stay. The large rooms were clean and comfortable with useful facilities. The complex ensured that there was plenty to do and that there was never a dull moment, including numerous pools (indoor and out), a gym, spa and mini golf amongst others. The breakfast is one of my only gripes: it was of little variety and the quality was adequate but boring. The restaurants nearby the hotel provided our dinner time meal, despite having dodged the persistent waiters stood on the street trying to coax you into their restaurant. The environment surrounding the hotel provided beautiful views. The walk to Funchal city centre is 30-35 minutes but don't let the time put you off, as it is a pleasant walk. The service was very good and efficient, albeit it would have been more so had the staff smiled more. There is free wifi in reception, which has comfortable seating arrangements. This meant you would often see small groups of guests sat in silence looking at their phones. I even joined in. Fantastic hotel.More
James S, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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