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.

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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An immaculate hotel that made our holiday

Our first holiday in Madeira was very enjoyable thanks to our choice of hotel. Friends had recommended the Porto Santo Maria and we were not disappointed. The hotel is immaculately clean and our room was large with a sea view on the second floor. The air conditioning was quiet and needed through the night due to the high temperatures. In fact we slept better than we do at home possibly due to the large and comfortable bed. Our first three evening meals were in local restaurants but we decided to try the hotel restaurant on the fourth night. It proved to be excellent and most of the remaining evening meals were taken in the hotel. Breakfasts are also excellent and can be taken at inside or outside tables. Bedding was changed every two days and towels every day. However we did notice some rooms that we would not have wished to stay in. Those on the west side of the hotel look into a municipal park with large trees that may make the rooms dark and block the view over to the harbour. I would guess that they may also get noise from the many restaurants in this area.More

Martin1615, 503982

Absolutely Ace accommodation

Top class hotel with first class staff and food to die for. I am Celiac and had a good selection of food to choose from. Fantastic pool area and very, very relaxed atmosphere. There is no difficulty in finding a sunbed. Also the best area in Funchal by the Old Town which has lots of character and close to local transport etc. Will recommend this hotel and hope to return again and again.More

Jan B, 186225

Immaculate Hotel in Great Location

The Hotel is so well maintained it seems brand new. We could not fault it at all. The location was great - on the sea front next to the old town & cable car & with a perfect view of the cruise ship terminal. We stayed half board & the food was excellent although some were on B&B so they could enjoy the many restaurants in the old town. Half priced drinks in the captains bar between 6 - 7:30 certainly got you in the mood for a enjoyable evening. If we go back to Madeira we wouldn't stay anywhere else it was that good. PS The staff were so friendly & a credit to the Hotel.More


Bring your own parasol

We have stayed here twice before lovely hotel,staff all very friendly, the room we were staying in this time had a beautiful sea view, Only negative thing was an extreme shortage of sun umbrellas ( not sun beds) which spoiled our sunbathing experience especially as there is no natural shade in the hotel grounds. I spoke to staff on two occasions about this matter they were both very helpful but could only say that they were waiting on an order, since it was high season I didn't think this was good enough. I don't think this will put me off staying here again as I have already said it is a lovely hotel in a lovely location with hardworking staff it will only mean that I will bring my own parasol with me.More



Cannot think of anything negative to say about this hotel or Maderia. Would really recommend it to anyone who wants to relax and be looked after. The food was excellent both in the restaurant and by the pool. The staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful. More

kevin m, 186348

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Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1467 customer reviews
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