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 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.
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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Arrived home yesterday after one weeks stay and this was our first visit to Madeira, very pretty island and we made a great choice of hotel. Very friendly staff, rooms kept very clean and nothing seems to be too be much trouble. Very quick in check and our room was ready for us even though we arrived at the hotel just after 11am. I had paid extra for a sea view and asked if possible for a high and quiet room and this is what we got, room 262. This had a direct view of the sea and we were able to see the fireworks from our balcony on the Saturday night. Happy hour in the captains bar meant cocktails and beers were half price so a good deal. We were B&B and the breakfasts had plenty of choice and although we only went for one dinner it was the BBQ on Saturday it was good value with loads of food and live music.We had the jet lag massage and that was excellent and for a little girl she certaintly packed a punch, highly re commended.We did the cable car that is on your doorstep but the palace gardens at the top are lovely but not if you find walking difficult as they are very steep. Many restaurants in your doorstep and yes they do pester you to choose there's but they are only trying to make a living after all.It was my husbands birthday while we were there and we returned to find flowers and a bottle of sparkling wine in the room. The next day they must have seen that it was our wedding anniversary on the same day by the cards ,so when we got back to the room they had left us an anniversary cake as well, lovely thought and it shows the care they give to there guests.All in all I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and as it was adults only it was lovely and quiet.More
We have just returned from our holiday at this hotel.What a lovely place..
Spotless,comfortable,well positioned on the sea front,this hotel offers such a lovely peaceful ambience, staff are so helpful and friendly.Breakfast in the dining room was beautifully presented,so much choice and a lovely setting.I was amazed how many people told me they return year after year but at the end of our week I am not surprised.The facilities are all there swimming,spa,jacuzzi,bar.Lovely terrace area on roof with sun beds and jacuzzi,lovely extra touches made it a really smashing holiday.I certainly would recommendMore
This hotel deserves a 5 star, we have just come back from a weeks holiday and cannot fault it. All the staff and I mean all are very professional and nothing is too much trouble. The food and everything about the hotel was fabulous. I would not hesitate to send anyone there. The island of Madeira is wonderful, although i did prefer the old town, it certainly had some wonderful restaurants although the constant trying to get you in them can become a bit tiresome, but are are all trying to make a living. Coming home has been Hard but hope return.. This hotel is a mustMore
TRACEY S, 504202
First visit but not our last
Stayed for four nights in a studio room with sea view to the front. Very comfortable and service good. We had bed and breakfast and the latter was excellent with lots of choice. We had chosen here as for a change we wanted to be in the old town. The only evening meal we had was the Saturday BBQ which was very much enjoyed and the roof terrace afforded a prime spot for watching the fireworks. In fact so good we repeated it the following Saturday.More
Hotel and its facilities
Welcoming, spotless hotel. Friendly helpful staff. Location excellent - directly on sea front and Old Town to the back. Close to shops, cable car, etc. Would recommend it to adults, retirees (it is adults only). Pleasant entertainment in the evening, superb breakfasts, good spa/swimming facilities.More