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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Honeymooners and Gold/Silver Wedding Anniversaries will receive free room upgrade, subject to availability‚ sparkling wine and flowers on arrival.
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Half Board includes one buffet meal a week at the Porto Mare Resort.
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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.
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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twin room with sea view and balcony
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.
junior suite with sea view and balcony
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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Contemporary hotel in an ideal position
First impressions were very good; friendly personnel and contemporary furnishings in reception. Quite minimalistic, modern room furnishings. lovely and clean with Ritual bathroom toiletries. Clear information about available island activities. Fabulous location for the old town and restaurants (it's at the end of the promenade near the old fort). Delicious breakfast buffet.More
Elaine E, 209011
Great Hotel in Funchal Old Town
My wife and I have just returned from a 7 day break in Madeira stopping at the Porto Santa Maria Hotel in Funchal. I can only say good things about the hotel. It is located alongside the sea front in Funchal and also alongside the old town restaurant & bar area. It is ideal for convenient dining with some superb dining - especially sea food par excellence. The Hotel is spotless and maintained to a very high standard. The rooms (ensure) are spacious and ours had a balcony with chairs and a table with views across the park at the side of the hotel with views to the nearby sea. A taxi rank is adjacent to the hotel entrance and the cable car into Monte in the mountains is nearby with the bus station a few steps further away. This hotel is located well for anyone wanting to visit museums - art galleries, the fruit & fish / flower market and shops in central Funchal The clientele of this hotel tends to be of retired and discerning type and provision is made for them with Happy Hour in the indoor bar, a library / TV room and evening varied entertainment / music. There are two swimming pools (inside is heated) and jacuzzis inside and out as well as on the roof top decking area. Outside there is The Captains Table bar that serves drinks and food with its own tables for dining. Around the pool area there are many quality reclining sun beds located in grounds that are beautiful and full of flowers and various variegated bushes. Breakfast - either continental or cooked is served in the restaurant area / conservatory overlooking the hotel gardens. Finally there is a secure underground car park that is available to residents - ideal if you have a hire car.More
VERY BAD EXPERIENCE STAY AWAY !!!
Unfortunately our last two weeks in this hotel will be our last. We are in the process of clamping full refund for such appoling two weeks of vacation December 2016. After many nights of disconford related to air temperature and ventilation in the room we realised that the air extraction in the bath room was turned off at 10pm and turned on at 8 in the morning. We find impossible to believe that this is the only way the air gets replaced in the room and gets switched OFF FOR 10 HOURS OUT OF 24. The temperature control in the rooms dose not control anything, the temperature is preset the same for 10 rooms by maintenance people. Inside pool with out side ambient temperature. Jacuzzi not hot enough. Inside breakfast room with out side ambient temperature. Food average. More
a d, 1566233
Wonderful hotel, good staff, great location on the promenade and surrounded by excellent restaurants
We had room 112 on the 1st floor with a seaview and a small kitchenette. We didn't use the appliances apart from the fridge but nice to have if required. Food in hotel good and the staff (especially Lina - the happiest hostess in the world!) Room clean and comfortable, good size bathroom with twin shower head. Hotel had pool , jacuzzi and mini gym you could access straight from the lift and there were robes available as weel as pool towels for free. Housekeeping very good and everyday. Taxis and buses right next to hotel as well as Spar shops for those incidentals. Free courtesy bus to other hotels in the group up the far end of Funchal. Happy hour from 18.00 - 19.30 all in all an excellent stay and will return but maybe to another hotel in the group.More
Julie P, 186298
What's not to like !
My first time in Funchal and I can only say good things about this hotel. Perfectly located on the seafront I can only compliment all the staff in the hotel for their kindness and politeness during our stay. We had an apartment with a sea view. Great to watch the cruise ships coming and going or just to relax for an hour or so. Breakfast is buffet style with a great selection of hot and cold food. Also recommended happy Hour each evening. Just over 3 euros for a cocktail or spirit is great value. The hotel is spotless in every way and is very laid back and very tranquil. The hotel is very close to the cable car and the hop on and hop off buses. There are numerous restaurants very close to the hotel. Sometimes it felt that you had little chance to peruse any of the menus due to the over zealous waiting staff who are all vying for your trade, however after a day or so you learn just to say no ! Madeira old town is directly beside the hotel and is beautiful! If you want a centrally located hotel I can't think you can do any better than to choose the Porto Santa Maria. Thanks to all for a great stay on a beautiful island !More
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