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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This lake-like heated pool is surrounded by gardens and a relaxing terrace. Plus, you've got sea views at the ready, too.
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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, 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, bathrobes and furnished veranda.
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Growing older gracefully
This is our 6th visit to this hotel and our 10th visit to Funchal. We have tried other hotels and types of accommodation but none have managed to deliver all of what we have consistently enjoyed at the Porto Santa Maria. That is; the relaxed and happy atmosphere, the well thought out spaces, the high standards of cleanliness and service, the warm, friendly and helpful staff, the food...... The setting, in the old town, is perfect for exploring the numerous restaurants, cafes and galleries on the doorstep. Contrasting with the peacefulness of the hotel the atmosphere immediately outside is vibrant and lively but without the need to travel any distance to find it. We first visited on the hotel's second year of opening. Many of the staff from this time are still present and it shows in the ease and efficiency in which they go about their day to day duties. We have watched the hotel mature (both physically in terms of landscape and design) and also in its structure of personnel, events and activities etc. We can safely say that the Hotel Porto Santa Maria is maturing with grace. We are already looking at when we are able to return. Hopefully in the not too distant future.More
Sarah B, Haworth, United Kingdom
Just arrived home from our weeks stay here . This hotel is fantastic in everyway ,staff , rooms ,food , view . Our friendly waiter Jorge made eating in the restaurant an enjoyable experience not to say that the other waiters weren't good also . Made to feel so welcome by everyone they all had time for you a rare commodity that you don't find in England very much . Pool bar is being missed by us with their ice creams that were to die for . Madeira is a fantastic island with lots to see and do and we are missing it like crazy at the moment . Watch out Porto Santa Maria we will be returning very soon !!!!!!! More
neil c, Tavistock, United Kingdom
Mrs J D
This is our 3rd visit to this hotel it never disappoints wonderful location, great staff, really can't fault it. Don't go for a garden view the sea view is worth the extra and high rooms have wonderful views. We have one more week to go before we return home, time to relax and enjoy the local restaurants.More
This is a FIVE STAR hotel all round
From the first moment to the last this was a 5 star experience for my wife &myself. Our room had the most fantastic sea view, as do allmost all other rooms,their is ample Space for your needs while on vacation in the rooms,also to make a light buffet if required. From the reception staff to the household staff everyone was helpful &kind. The restaurant has an excellent breakfast selection & if you eat there in the evening you will not be let Down,especially from their ala carte menu. Recreation. There are many facilities you can use, the indoor pool area is always at 28 degrees,there is sun area on the roof also well equipped &the outdoor area is also excellent with good service when required. As for the location you are right smack bang in the middle of everything.The old town,the new part of town,not to mention the local BUS TRANSPORT,this is a must to use when you go up into the hills & especially coming Down,WOW. You are also NeXT to the cable car starting platform,restaurants of all shape &form are right behind the hotel also in town. This was our first viit to PORTO SANTA MARIA,but we will be back in the very near future.More
John William P, Svendborg, Denmark
Excellent location and wonderful hotel
Stayed for a week returning 6 April. Possibly the best hotel I have ever stayed in. The location could not have suited us better, and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. The communal areas were very well looked after and the breakfasts were a treat. I found going down to the lobby for free wifi was a great way to meet new people. Would have preferred a double bed rather than two beds pushed together. One night the beds came apart leaving me on the floor. Hilarious. I loved the views from the room despite the gambling tables and the rough sleepers. This is because the trees and grass for some reason attracted some interesting birds of a feathered variety. The highlight was a wood warbler, an exceptional bird for the island with fewer than 5 records in 50 years. Right outside our room. Dobragado!More
David_w_chambers, Peterborough, United Kingdom
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