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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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

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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Beautiful Hotel in Ideal Location

We booked in for 2 nights at very short notice whilst staying in Madeira and found the hotel excellent. We had a garden view which also gave views of both sea and mountains. The room included cooking facilities but there are so many reasonable and excellent restaurants within a very short level walk that these were not used. The hotel breakfasts were brilliant with a very wide selection of traditional English and Continental options. One of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. Madeira is a beautiful island and there are plenty of sightseeing options to fill a week in.More

biltonwilson1, 187046

Madeiran Experience

Found Madeira to be a beautiful & welcoming island, a truely lovely place to holiday. The sea front in funchal was nice and wide to walk along without having to worry about traffic. The countryside for walking in is just so varied ( from ambles to proper hikes ). No shortage of decent restauraunts to choose from.More

Alan L, 644360

Nice hotel but slippery bathroom

I stayed at the Porto Santa Maria Hotel for two nights in June. The hotel itself is very nice and modern and in a great location in Funchal. However, the shower/tub in the very nice bathroom was extremely slippery and i fell in the tub. The combination bathtub/shower had no bathmat or any kind of non-slip surface. I travel a lot and have never experienced such a slippery surface and have also never fallen in the shower in a hotel before. While i injured myself I was also lucky that i didn't break my neck. I'm fairly young but a lot of older guests stay in the hotel and i think this could be a real hazard for some guests. I filed a report with the hotel and spoke with the manager about this, but she didn't seem overly concerned. Additionally, i have since wrote the hotel about this incident and did not even hear back from them about it. That is disappointing when the management at an upscale hotel doesn't respond promptly about a matter such as a guest falling. So while i think the hotel is quite nice overall, it ruins the experience when you fall due to a slipper surface in the shower that could have been prevented. Had management been more responsive to this incident, i would have rated the hotel higher, but feel this is poor customer service for an upscale service oriented hotel. If you're an older guest staying in the hotel, i would be very careful in the shower and maybe ask for a bathmat in advance.More

Seala, 60878

Superb Santa Maria!

We paid £1600 B&B in a sea view double with Monarch & worth every penny As a returning customer we had flowers & bubbly in the room, fruit bowl, water etc. plus 10% discount on all food & drink at the hotel Adults only & a real chilled atmosphere - Day beds, jacuzzi, free wifi, spa, small but well equipped gym are just some of the facilities Breakfast is 1st class & you can have this outside in the morning sun with a glass of bubbly! Lunch around the pool is a must with the daily specials coming in around €9 and are delicious We ate out every night given the location near all the old town restaurants We treated ourselves to the Fort & you get fine dining 5 courses plus all your wine for €85 a couple - Book one of the sea view tables on line before you go The Indian House in the new town is also worth a visit for a local take on Indian food eating on the back streets for €50 a couple Visit the big Supermarket 5 mins walk away in the basement of the shopping centre to fill your fridge up with Coral, water & Coke for the duration & you will save a packet Captains bar is amazing with 80 cocktails on the menu and happy hour (and a half!) from 6-7.30 is great where a Mojito comes in around €3 It's all cashless if you put your card details down at reception so that makes things easy - We ate lunch most days & had 6 cocktails every night & the bill was less than €250 for the 10 days Staff are great & efficient - Guys at the cocktail bar are fantastic! We have been here 2 years running & have booked to go again in 2017 as this is the best place on the island Superb hotel in THE best location, great staff, chilled atmosphere, reasonably priced - Thanks everyone at the Santa Maria & we will see you in May 2017!More


porto santa maria hotel

you do not need tips or guidlines with this hotel really good posion in the old town area/excellent in all respcts crise liners pass your hotel/harris hawk called sunshine chases away the pigeons /hotel gardens are beautifullMore

V9417GWfrankd, 187067

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