Hotel Porto Santa Maria  

This chic, adults-only hotel enjoys one of Funchal’s most coveted locations, just footsteps from the old town waterfront.

Hotel Porto Santa Maria is one of the few hotels right on the promenade of Funchal’s old town, so you’ve got lots of traditional restaurants on one side and Atlantic Ocean views on the other.

The hotel’s a 10-minute walk to the centre of Funchal, plus you’ve got the cable car close by. A lake-like pool overlooks the ocean, and there are a couple of restaurants serving international and Madeiran dishes.

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Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners and Gold/Silver Wedding Anniversaries will receive free room upgrade, subject to availability‚ sparkling wine and flowers on arrival.

Golf Discounts

Discounted green fees at Santo da Serra and Palheiro Golf.

Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Half Board includes one buffet meal a week at the Porto Mare Resort.   

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Outdoor pool

This lake-like heated pool is surrounded by gardens and a relaxing terrace. Plus, you've got sea views at the ready, too.

Arsenal international restaurant*

The main restaurant offers buffet breakfast and lunch with an à la carte option at dinner. There are varied themed buffets throughout the week and reservations are recommended.

Captain's Bar*

Live music is performed every night at the Captain's Bar which boasts panoramic views of the sea and harbour from the terrace.

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junior suite

You'll have a sea view from your balcony in this junior suite. There's also a well-equipped kitchenette so you'll be able to prepare food and there's a lounge area too. Your room can be kept cool with air-conditioning and it's also possible to access Wi-Fi* from your room.

twin room with garden view and balcony

These classically styled twin rooms have a furnished balcony with a garden view. There's a kitchenette with a fridge and two electric rings and there's also a lounge area. Other items included are bathrobes, Wi-Fi* and satellite or cable TV. Just so you know - these rooms are available for over 16's.

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Our third stay here in this Hotel

We have just returned from another week at this prime location Hotel. As previously, the standard of the Hotel was excellent and the cleanliness was first class. We had two buffet meals in the restaurant. These were very appetizing and the choice of dishes was varied. There is a different theme for the menu each evening. This Hotel has the advantage of great views over the harbour and is also very close to the Old Town and Cable Car. We will definitely stay here again.More

Fakley, 551721

Thistle Scotland

Great hotel , staff friendly and very welcoming. Our room had a lovely view which was a bonus as we watched the cruise ships coming in. The room was spotless and cleaned well every day . Location was perfect close to all amenities but very quiet. Local restaurants are excellent, would recommend a visit to "Mozart" our favourite . Especially to hear the lovely violin player as we ate. Captains bar in the hotel was a pleasure to sit in especially at happy hour. There was various entertainment at night which was most enjoyable. Would return again.More


Absolutely wonderful Hotel.

We have stayed here for last 4yrs,and would not consider any other hotel now. The hotel is situated in old town,and not only on the float,but in an area very rich in architecture,old buildings,lots of restaurants,and most of all very very friendly staff.It is situated directly on new promenade,and you can watch the movement of visiting cripuise ships.About a ten minute walk into Center of town. Superb breakfast served every days. Try it once and you will want to return.More


longing to go back its so good

we had a ground floor studio with sea views and garden lovely to just walk out into a lovely garden and still have the lovely sea breeze to its one of the best hotels I've stayed at .very good area and close to all amenity shops and fish market and flower market nice flat walks around breakfast very good staff very pleasant and polite always and welcomingMore

elizabethhQ9543IA, 186230

Simply wonderful

Lovely hotel in a fantastic location on the seafront but right in the hub of the old town. Numerous restaurants, taxi rank and cable cars right outside the hotel. Super breakfast. Spotless spacious rooms with a very efficient morning maid service (not late afternoon like many hotels we have visited!). The grounds are lovely and very well kept. Quaint, cobbled streets with a backdrop of beautiful mountain ranges. City centre within easy walking distance. So glad we booked this hotel. Madeira is a beautiful island. We hired a taxi driver to take us all around the island for a day and a half. Great value for money. The driver, Jose Manuel was so friendly and patient and was clearly very proud of the island. He acted as a guide and we saw so much. You will find him with a Google search. The only niggles were that the bar staff were a bit frosty. Lena the restaurant manager at breakfast was completely OTT! She was loud and over friendly (not genuine). It became quiet annoying and intrusive after a couple of mornings when you just wanted to eat your breakfast in piece. All in all though a fantastic holiday. Would highly recommend this hotel and cannot wait to return to this beautiful island. More

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Hotel Porto Santa Maria
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1343 customer reviews
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