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.
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.
These light and airy junior suites have been classically styled. There's extra space outside as you'll have a balcony with a sea view. There's a kitchenette with a fridge and two electric rings - there's also a lounge area and the room is fully air-conditioned with access to Wi-Fi* and satellite TV.
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After a nightmare 48 hour journey (Gatwick Evacuated) the moment we walked in the door we felt all our stress drain away. After being here in July we knew exactly what to expect and our request for top floor with a large terrace was met and we were delighted. Rooms are spacious, well appointed and spotless. The cleaning staff at this hotel deserve a special mention as they do a wonderful job. Actually all the staff are great and work as one large friendly team. We missed you Lena the dining room was quiet without you! However Ricardo and the others are ever helpful and smiling. Victor and Carlos in the bar are the same and ever attentive as well as making great cocktails. Obviously the location of the hotel is unique in Funchal and it is always fully booked but this does not make them complacent in any way. A truly excellent place to relax in quiet comfort. We will be back!More
Enjoyed another stay at the Porto Santa Maria. Impressive to be recognised as a returning guest and be greeted by name. Lovely food, comfortable room, friendly staff and varied entertainment. Good to be able to ship watch and just a short stroll to a wide variety of restaurants.More
Jeff J, Manchester, United Kingdom
Stunning seafront location. touch of luxury.
Between the yellow Santiago fort and the cable car station right on the beach.The location is the main attraction and we have stopped here in the past for a drink and a snack.
Garden a real sun-trap.
Would love to stay here but it is way out of our price range.More
Absolutely brilliant!! Perfection in so many ways!!
Just back from our first ever visit to Funchal, Madeira - and we will definitely be going again!!!
We loved it!! It's lazy, lovely and a room with a sea view is just the ticket to perfect bliss.
The hotel is perfectly placed in the old part of the city and it is within easy reach of everything you could possibly need - restaurants, shops, wine bars, cocktail bars, food stores, markets - the lot!
The sea front is right outside your hotel and you can walk for ages quite safely without any hills at any time of the day or night.
The weather is to die for - 22-25C degrees ... even in November with good strong tanning sun and very little rain or cloud.
The hotel is truly excellent in every way!! Lina, guest relations manager, is a dream to work with and to get to know. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her and she will go out of her way to make you happy. Everywhere is sparkling clean and the gardens are an absolute joy!
It's not a luxury hotel. It's just quality and class at price that's worth every penny.
The food â¦ wow!!! Blown away every day by a menu that is as rich in imagination as it is in gastronomic delight. Such wonderful choice! You will never go hungry I guarantee. Lovely full breakfasts. Hot and cold. Sumptuous spreads at dinner and such a range to choose from. Go half board and you will have enjoyed a fabulous treat. They'll provide a picnic lunch for your days out and you can swap your evening menu for lunch if you wish to go out somewhere special. You'll be well looked after by Ricardo, Laura and the team who cannot do enough to make you happy.
The rooms are lovely, Clean, bright and big without being or feeling cramped. Take your own towel though - their white ones are like sandpaper. The blue ones they give you are okay though (Good for the pool). And you've got robes provided to relax in.
They have a well tasty bar and provide good quality entertainment (for a hotel). There's an accomplished guitar quartet that can play just about anything and a lovely jazz singer.
There's a handy gym with the latest equipment - not much of it but all you need for a good workout. There's a library of books to choose from, two good sized pools and several warm spa baths. The outdoor pool is COLD - be warned, but the indoor pool is excellent for a lazy bit of exercise.
The have a well wkd viewing terrace that looks out over the harbour and the sea that provides some truly epic sunsets and is a lovely place to sit and relax, read and chat and get yourself in the warm spa bath, even late into the night! It looks back over the hill behind you which is storybook picturesque at night.
There are few (if any) street hawkers and no one is plaguing you with time share offers!! Yaaaayyyy
And there is such a lot to do and see - the cable car, just a minute's walk from your hotel, takes you up the mountain to the botanical gardens and a spectacularly lovely church with an awesome view. And you can come down the hill (2 km) in a man powered fruit basket - if you so wish!! (Google it to see.)
There's Blandys wine distillery, a terrific market to visit and a blessed C&A! There are boat trips to see whales & dolphins, tours all across the island and a really good (and cheap) bus service.
There's also a statue of Cristiano Ronaldo â¦ he was born here. (It looks marginally like him â¦ it's got a big head!!!)
The street art is stupendous and can be seen on doors, as statues, in fountains, on public buildings and in all the gardens which are quite beautiful.
What else? Go and find out. You will love it, I think, as much as we did!!!
We miss it desperately!!! Already! There is great wheelchair access all over the hotel too and if you're a little on the elderly side and want somewhere great to stay that is restful and relaxing, this hotel really is the ticket.More
John B, Chester, United Kingdom
It was our first week in Madeira and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay.
The room was lovely and clean with a good view and the staff were very helpful and friendly.
The cable car to the Mont is just steps away as are dozens of restaurants for a meal.
The walk along the promenade is flat and all lit up at night.
If we go back to Madeira we wouldn't hesitate to book here againMore