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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Half Board includes one buffet meal a week at the Porto Mare Resort.
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The outdoor pool is parallel to the sea so you can watch the boats go by from the terrace and landscaped gardens. It's curvy and heated with a temperature of 24°.
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 garden view
Twin room with garden view sleeps up to 3 with kitchenette with fridge and 2 electric rings, dining area, internet connection, bathrobes and furnished veranda.
twin room with sea view
Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with kitchenette with fridge and 2 electric rings, dining area, internet connection, bathrobes and furnished veranda.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel, the rooms were immaculate and the beds were really comfortable! The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast selection was excellent. The hotel is in Funchal old town which is the best part in my opinion, lots of cobbled streets and huge range of restaurants. The roof terrace has stunning views of Funchal and is a perfect place to relax. I would definitely stay there again.More
jane h, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Back to the top of the game
One of our favourite hotels anywhere is back to the standard of excellence we expect from it after the disruption of the major sea defence works of the past two years. There is a little more activity on the promenade in front of the hotel because of the new landscaping which has taken place, but peace and quiet are once again what the Santa Maria provides. Of course, as always the hotel is spotlessly clean, the rooms are spacious and well-appointed, the staff are excellent, the food, especially breakfast is of a very high standard, and we think the hotel has the best position in Funchal. We will be back.More
Brist0lians, Bristol, United Kingdom
this hotel is in the middle of the old town of funchal after the storms of 2010 there has been a lot of development and the hotel has a beautiful terrace which overlooks the surrounding area the staff are superb and I would recommend it for your first visit to the island of madeiraMore
kenneth b, Coventry, United Kingdom
Excellent breakfast, shame about the juice
As always we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The breakfast as ever had an excellent choice of hot & cold dishes, fruit, bread & croissants. However one thing, in my opinion, was not up to their high standard & that was the breakfast juice which was available by selecting from a machine. The orange juice was poor, apple juice was slightly better. The tomato juice, which was served from a jug was by far the best, but is not to everybody's taste. This problem was the same in the sister hotel Porto Mare in which we stayed for 4 nights also in November 2014.More
Back again and enjoyed every minute.
On this visit we decided to stay half board in the past we had used the local restaurants most of the time. Really was the best decision, most nights it is a buffet selection and very varied we stayed for three weeks and every night there was different. Chef Klaus Leichtenmueller certainly puts on a feast and you can expect the best standards. New this visit was Lina Franca guest liaison, a job she does with so much enthusiasm and good spirit she certainly makes you feel welcome and is quick to help if you should need. Still the best hotel on the island.More
Antony G, Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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