Contemporary styling and ocean views make this hotel stand out. And then there’s the luxury spa...
This cutting-edge hotel comes with panoramic views of the Atlantic and direct access to a small pebble beach. You’ll find it in the popular Lido area of Funchal, about a 10-minute drive from the centre.
There are two pools – the main one has fabulous ocean views. For meals, you can choose between the buffet or the à la carte restaurant. And in the evenings, there’s live music and cocktails in a stylish setting.
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A la Carte
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Honeymoons get sparkling wine in room on arrival and a dinner in the à la carte restaurant.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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You'll be able to relax here on one of the sunbeds dotted around the pools edge and take in the sea views or take a dip in the cool waters.
The Spa offers a variety of massage treatments, Vichy, rain and Swiss showers.
The ideal tranquil place for swimming a few lengths.
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premium suite with sea view and balcony
These stylish, premium suites provide you with plenty of space and natural light. There's a balcony offering views of the ocean too. And they come with a double bedroom, a kitchen, and a lounge area with 1 adult, and 1 child bed. Plus you'll also find free Wi-Fi, a radio, air-conditioning, a minibar, and a flatscreen TV available.
twin room with limited sea view and balcony
These modern twin rooms provide you with plenty of space and natural light. There's a balcony offering partial views of the ocean too. And twin rooms come with either a double bed, or twin beds with a sofa-bed. Plus you'll also find free Wi-Fi, a radio, air-conditioning, a minibar, and a flatscreen TV available.
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Not as good as you think.
Picked this hotel because of its 5 star rating,shouldn't of bothered. Rooms are lovely staff were all friendly and hotel clean. Now the bad points Reception area dull,Pool area unimaginative expected a bit of a wow factor not forthcoming,really only needs some colourful planting,loook at the pool and the grounds of the next door hotel Porto Mare only 4 star but puts Melia to shame with their beautiful grounds and extra large pool,speaking of the pool brochure said heated pool,pool said no way. Now the most disappointing aspect,Food. Not what you would expect for a more expensive hotel,Evening meal selection very poor,in both choice appearance and quality.Italian night produced unimaginative pizza and spaghetti with a crap choice of sauces surely it could of been more exciting than this. Main choices from the Buffett again lacked any flair with often at the most two meat selections and bland vegetables,salad was a stronger contender with a reasonable choice. Food is an important aspect of the holiday better go B&B and eat out. Melia you should be better,employ better and more creative chefs. Another niggle when dishes ran out there was often a wait for replacements,eating at 9pm when service finished at 9.30 meant food that had run out was not being replaced,I also don't like waiters preparing tables for breakfast around people still eating. Wouldn't return. there are better hotels with a complete package.More
Christopher B, 186351
Staying at the Melia from 1st to 8th March
We are staying here at present. The hotel is a really good 4.5 star, not a 5* but a lot of things they do really well. No turn down evening service and the breakfast buffet could do with a bit more hot items we think but it is adequate. Good points are the biggest balcony we have ever had in any hotel (superior seaview on the 7th floor), comfortable room with lovely modern bathroom, reception staff are very helpful. Had a problem with our toilet flush and it was fixed within minutes. Good outdoor pool size with lots of sunbeds. Havent used the gym or spa or indoor pool so couldn't comment. Really close to lots of lovely bars and restaurants and a 30 minute walk to Funchal. Taxi back cost us 6 Euro's. Evening entertainment is ok with saxophonist, duo's on keyboards and guitarists in the evening. Happy hours from 6-9pm make the drink prices very reasonable. Bar staff are happy and smiley and give you a nice welcome. We would definitely stay here again.More
Amazing 5 stars hotel by the sea side.
Me and my girlfriend visited Madeira for the first time and we stayed here. I can't say more than a perfect vacation!! It's a 5 stars hotel for some reason... amazing facilities (two swimming pool, outside and inside, a SPA, gym and more!) personnel was kind and really helpful with every questions and request. Close to the town center by bus. I would absolutely recommend it!! Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday ðMore
Antonio Paco F,
Nice enough hotel with a few annoyances
Definitely not 5 star but a very good 4 star. We had B and B only as there are so many good restaurants around Funchal. Breakfast was fairly good with lots of fresh fruits, breads, cheeses and cold meats on offer, the hot food looked most unappealing though, especially the site of a dozen poached eggs floating around in one of the hot containers. Coffee is served by the waiters at the expense of tables being cleared, we had to set our own table more than a few times. I thought the juices were most acceptable. The bedrooms were OK but our suite didn't have a mirror in the bedroom, the bathroom was very poorly lit and the hairdryer was next to useless. The staff were all very friendly but the hotel lacks personality, it's a bit bland. All in all I thought it was good value for money but I don't know if I want to stay there againMore
Winter sunshine at a great location
I can't remember the last time we had a weeks holiday in one place as in recent years we have toured France, moving from place to place,and I must admit I was a little dubious about the prospect of spending a week in one location. However, the hotel was all we could have wanted and more and if this is holidays package style then bring it on ! We arrived from the airport by transfer bus and dropped some fellow travelers off in various hotels in Funchal before pulling up outside the Melia Madeira Mare and from the initial check in at reception until the bus left with us bound for the return journey we had a fabulous time We were allocated a room on the 6th floor with a lovely side sea view from our balcony which was bathed in sunshine in the morning and warm and balmy in the evening . The bed was extremely comfortable and big enough for my ample frame and the bath room was clean and the flow from the shower powerful enough despite our elevation... I can't comment on the effectiveness of the bidet as it was the one bit of the sanitary ware I didn't utilise ! ... Oh and the TV didn't get much exercise either ! Breakfast was a delight and it would have been a harsh critic who complained about the choice offered , from exotic fruits to cereals, traditional British, porridge etc .. There was even a couple of bottles of bubbly available if I wanted to start the day with a kick ! The staff throughout the hotel were helpful and friendly and the prices in the poolside bar and cocktail bar for snacks and drinks seemed pretty reasonable to me. The pool area itself was clean and tidy and with ample sunbeds which we used for a couple of hours most days ... and after the initial shock of immersion the pool itself was great. The location of the hotel offers good choice of local restaurants, hence the reason why we didn't use the hotel for evening meals and it's around about a 25 minute walk into the town ( if you are a 60 ish ex welder with a limp from your rugby playing days ) All in all I would highly recommend a stay at the Melia Madeira Mare for a relaxing stay to recharge the batteries and we would certainly stop there again if in Funchal .More
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