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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  • 146Rooms
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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, Icecream
Half Board

Half Board includes one buffet meal a week at the Porto Mare Resort.   

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Outdoor pool

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°.

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 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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Here's to the next holiday!

The Porto Santa Maria Hotel in Funchal ticks all the right boxes which my wife and I appreciate. Location great to relax and watch the cruise liners arrive and depart, one feels as though one could touch them they are so near, to visit the flower and fish markets, the harbour, to stroll round the city and lots more. We have had our time with our children on holidays and we now fully appreciate this adult only hotel. It is very much appreciated when many of the staff remembered us from our previous visit. Already planning our next 2 weeks holiday in October 2015. We know it is a trifle early but my wife and I would like to wish all the staff a very pleasant Christmas and a Happy New Year.More

Booi2, Tarleton Preston

Our first but not our last stay hopefully.

This is truly a proper 4 star hotel and its great when you stay in places like this as I have had a few in the past who claim to be 4 star but are really 3 or less as I found out earlier this year in Benidorm. Our room was just where I wanted it with a brilliant view of the cruise ships berthing and leaving although I did email prior to leaving the UK. I suppose we were a little lucky in this respect as a room cannot be guaranteed I'm sure. Breakfast has a wide choice with all the usual English and Continental stuff and is of a very good standard, the staff are great and very polite. When we was there a queue did develop around 9-15 to 9-30 waiting to be seated although people didn't have to wait for more than 5 minutes or so. This is the time demand peaks so avoid if you can although you'll be seated soon enough. TV in the room was boring really, we had a note on arrival saying the Beeb and ITV had changed their policy on oversees broadcasting so we couldn't get BBC1, 2 or ITV which was a shame really, we love to keep up with the soaps. You will be asked to attend a timeshare presentation. We had an invite to drinks in the bar which we couldn't make, it would have been here we'd have had the invite so instead we had a phone call to our room on another day. They sent a taxi for us and took us to the Residence where we had the presentation, took about 90 minutes all told and you come away with a 50 euro voucher to knock off your room bill, don't miss it as it is not a hard sell. They got us a taxi back to the PSM. Be aware of change over Mondays, lot of people out/in to the hotel. We didn't eat breakfast that morning and left our room at 10-00. We came back at 15-00 and the room hadn't been made up, my wife tackled some bloke who said that he was sorry but they were busy (which wasn't really a very good answer).He said he'd get it seen too, which he hadn't done by 16-00.I'd hit the bar by now (Mrs not happy) gave it another hour and had a ciggy by the outside bar and could see the cleaner had been in as the curtains had been pulled to. So we then went to the room just after 17-00, get out of the lift and the cleaners were absolutely knackered and all apologetic, I told them not to worry that these things happen but I did find it a little annoying that this changeover day isn't managed better, that's not from my point of view, I'm on holiday, a couple of hours spent in the bar as opposed to the room is of no consequence to me but the cleaners must dread Mondays coming round. I wouldn't have mentioned this at all except for the sight of those cleaners and I'd ask the hotel management to give them a little more thought and ask the cleaners how to improve things because it's blatantly obvious the cleaning manager is dumping on them and that's not fair. I know I've gone on about that a little but it didn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the holiday or hotel, it really is a great place to stay and ideally placed for the old town which is fantastic. We did venture out towards where the main hotels are and found it to be too touristy and nothing there, you're a lot better placed at the PSM everything's there at your fingertips.More

jim g, Southampton, United Kingdom

Perfect - even better second time around!

We returned to this hotel in July/August this year (2014) as we had stayed there a few years previously. I can only say it was as perfect if not better than our first visit. Spotlessly clean throughout, excellent rooms, food and professional and friendly staff. The new addition for us was the rooftop area which was quite beautiful and kitted out with comfortable loungers and seating areas. My only one suggestion would be that the sun loungers around the pool area have "had their day" and are not very comfortable. Other than that it would be the only hotel we would wish to return to when Madeira beckons again. PS An extra bonus was my husband went fishing on 'Our Mary' again and caught not one but two marlin!More

185Joan, Alloa, United Kingdom

Another great week at Porto Santa Maria Hotel.

Loved the new rooftop spa bath! Service was great as usual with Lina doing her mother hen - I just wish I had 1/2 her energy! We had a ground floor room for the first time and were able to see first hand the amount of care lavished on the gardens and felt as if our balcony was in the garden. Even at ground level we had a view of most of the harbour. As usual we had most of our meals in surrounding restaurants but had a superb dinner in the hotel on our last night. All shore works are complete in this area.More

Kaimhill, Bridge of Weir

Great Stay

We stayed at this hotel for 14 nights which we had thought might be too much. However, everything went extremely, we could not fault the hotel and the 14 nights went by all too quickly. We were on B&B (breakfast is a hot/cold buffet and as expected) and had two good evening meals in the hotel the rest were taken at in the many restaurants close to the hotel. We had a sea view room on the first floor which was excellent. Higher floors might be better. For us a sea view room was essential and we felt it was worth the additional money paid.More

Neal F, Norwich, United Kingdom

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