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.
These traditionally styled twin rooms are bright and fully air-conditioned. There's a kitchenette with a fridge and two electric rings, a lounge area and bathrobes are also provided. There's outside space too - patio doors lead out to a furnished balcony with a sea view. It's also possible to access Wi-Fi* from your room.
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.
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This was our third visit to the Porto Santa Maria and it certainly won't be our last! When we arrived we were disapointed not to have been given a room in the part of the hotel we usually stay in and the reception staff were wonderful in ensuring that we could move as soon as 'our' room became available.
The rooms are well apointed, all the staff are so pleasant and friendly, it's impossible to find fault.
Our only worry is that it'll become too popular and we won't be able to get in!!More
Chris P, 1770907
Thank you Odilia Pedras
We recently returned from our second stay at this hotel and are planning our third holiday again in January 2017. We want to say a big thank you to Odilia Pedras on reception. Our luggage that was sent ahead by DHL did not arrive due to a strike in Lisbon. We have used these courier services in the past and never had a problem. Odeilia was on the phone to keep us up to date, but the luggage only arrived the evening before our departure and that was because Odilia contacted the courier who brought it out to the hotel. Reception staff were excellent loaning chargers, etc and suggesting where we could purchase clothes. Although we had no luggage it did not spoil our holiday as everyone welcomed us back. We requested the same room we had in January 2015 and were very happy when we were given that room. We ate in the Captain's Bar several times, as we mainly had casual clothes, but the service and food were excellent. Even the lady cleaning our room remembered us from the year before. We cannot praise this hotel enough. And we are looking forward to our next return. Thank you Porto Santa Maria Hotel.More
Wonderful Adult only hotel
When we returned in September, we were upgraded to a suite with private roof terrace. We were welcomed with 'open arms'. The staff and service wonderful, Everyone is so friendly, and nothing too much trouble.
The only problem is that the food is tooooo moreish. Can't wait to return in June.More
Another fantastic new year holiday
This is the fourth new year holiday at this wonderful hotel. We are always welcomed into the hotel with the wonderful staff . We are booked up to go back for next new year celebrations and will also have a holiday sometime in August. Slightly addicted I think !More
Evelyn S, 186534
Four Golden Weddings.200 years of married life on one dining table !
Four couples,some having known each other since childhood and all celebrating our Golden Weddings in 2015,We decided to all have a weeks holiday together and how welcome we were made ! This lovely hotel provided us with a free bottle of champagne in each of our rooms and treated us very well indeed. We loved all the staff and our favourite was Lynn who took good care of us. We all had very good rooms,the food was excellent and we couldn't have done better anywhere.!
We did split up for our own interesting activities during the day and met outside, round the pool late afternoon when we got back.
Trips (1.) Five of us went to see the dolphins on a boat trip and also saw Turtles as well.(2.) We went up on the cable car to Monte and the Gardens.(3.)Had a tour organised by classic holidays to Camara de Lobos ,where Churcill hung out to do a bit of painting. It had quite an interesting Church . Onto Cabo Grand with a fantastic viewing platform 560 Metres above Sea level with excellent views,onto Riberra Brava and at Ponta do Sol we cut inland through dense Woodland and on to Porto Moniz where we stayed for lunch and then pootled our way back to the Hotel with one or two more stops. . An excellent day out (30 Euros each Flora Travel) (4.)Had a Taxi for 5 hours (75 Euros for 4 of us) Our Driver Paulo was excellent,good sense of humour,good local knowledge and amusing tales. Stopped for coffee at Carros dos Freiras and then onto the Nuns Valley....had a nice lunch in a rooftop restaurant and looked round a little Museum and another church! He drove us back to the hotel for 3pm, (5.) We booked him for the following day for a bit longer,which allowed us to do a linear walk through woods and following a stream(A Levada walk) and he picked us up at the end. We then drove to Santana on the N.E.Coast where the traditional houses are but I felt that this was a bit commercialised.Nevertheless an otherwise brilliant day out.
Sorry to go on a bit,but this was a special holiday where everything was perfect.....Lovely Hotel,lovely Staff,great company and we loved the Madeiran people too.More