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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Worthy of higher score but ....
Everything about this hotel is perfect. The staff are so friendly, the breakfast has a vast amount of choice, the entertainment in the evening is varied and enjoyable. The rooms are certainly adequate, with fridge and hob available. The location is ideal if you prefer to eat out as there is such a wide choice of restaurants within a five minute walk - although the menus do tend to be similar. I have only one criticism - when checking out after our 11 night stay the male receptionist gave no eye contact or smile and simply handed me the bill and accepted my credit card payment with no thank you or pleasantries of any kind which was very disappointing as we had enjoyed every minute of our stay. We will return to the hotel because of the location, staff (apart from the male receptionist) and general overall quality.More
holmfirthhewie, Holmfirth, West Yorks
I have just returned from the most restful week in this delightful hotel. The hotel nestles on the seafront with views across the ocean and from behind the rooftops of Funchal. Perfect for those who like me want to walk easily to locations without needing taxis. Wonderful staff. So clean. Delicious food. Perfect spots to relax: 3rd floor roof terrace, spa with pool, outside poolside and one of my favourites on the promenade, the spot to watch boats and the locals. I can't recommend highly enough, excellent value for money too! More
MorningtonCrescent2, Norwich, United Kingdom
Another great holiday at this great hotel
This is the fourth year we have had a holiday in this hotel at new year , we have been coming here for many years now in the summer time . We have had holidays in many countries but we have settled for Madeira and the Porto Santa Maria as it ticks all the boxes. The rooms a excellent , staff very friendly and we find it very relaxing . Great choice of food and the Captains Bar ideal for a G& T before dinner . We will be back in the summer time and again at New year .More
Evelyn S, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Superb hotel and staff
Could not fault anything during our two week stay over the Xmas period. Gala dinners outstanding, superb entertainment throughout. Also the hotel is situated in a highly convenient location. Many good restaurants in the old town right next to the hotel. gondola, bus station etc all nearbyMore
barry b, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
Close to the city
This is a nice hotel with an excellent location; just a few minutes walking to restaurants and the old part of Funchal. Staff was very friendly, facilities are good and there is an excellent and price/value relation.More
Holger D, Brussels, Belgium
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