Melia Madeira Mare  

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Stylish. Luxurious. Cutting-edge. When it comes to describing this place, the adjectives roll off the tongue. With its gleaming white exterior and wave-like design, the brand new hotel certainly makes a good first impression.

Step inside, and it continues to deliver. In the lobby, spot-lit ceilings shine down on gleaming floors, while glass doors and funky wooden sculptures give the whole place a futuristic feel. You’ll find a bar here, too, which looks out over a beautiful terraced garden. With its plush sofas and lengthy drinks menu, it’s the ideal place to kick off your evenings.

As for the bedrooms, they’re as good-looking as the rest of the hotel. Cream walls are contrasted with splashes of violet, while lavish touches come in the form of plush carpets and luxurious bed covers. All the rooms have air-conditioning and flatscreen TVs, too, as well as super-sized balconies complete with sleek mahogany furniture.

When it comes to keeping busy at the Madeira Mare, there’s plenty to choose from. Relax by the swimming pool, or head down to the small pebble beach just 50 metres away. It’s backed by a waterfront promenade, which makes ideal strolling territory. If some pampering is in order though, make a beeline for the spa. With an indoor pool, a sauna and massage rooms, it’s the perfect chill-out zone.

The hotel’s dining scene is just as impressive. In the main restaurant, breakfast and evening meals are help-yourself affairs. You’ll also find on-the-spot cooking stations, so you can have your food just how you like it. For the ultimate gourmet experience though, book a table at the à la carte restaurant. The menu features a great range of traditional dishes, including plenty of pasta, pizza and seafood.

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  • 220Rooms
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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

Large pool with sea views and plenty of sunbeds.

Spa*

Offering a variety of massage treatments, Vichy, rain and Swiss showers.

Indoor pool

The ideal tranquil place for swimming a few lengths.

Rooms ► View all

double with limited sea view

Double room with limited sea-view sleeps 2 with a double or twin beds a radio, bathrobes and turndown service. Cots are available on request.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 2 with a double or twin beds, sofa-bed, a radio, bathrobes and turndown service. Can also be sold as a single. Cots are available on request.

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Great hotel

Visited 8-15 April staying in room 431. Lovely room, had e-mailed hotel before we arrived asking for a walk-in shower, thank you very much Melia, bathroom had a bath as well and toiletries even the toilet roll was folded into a point every day, . Wi-Fi in room worked perfectly. Tea & coffee replenished every day. Wasn't kept awake by other guests at night thankfully. Didn't use the TV as the only channels in English were BBC entertainment and CNN. Stayed B&B and the breakfasts were very good, be assured you will not go hungry. Outside pool was heated and was used from 7 o'clock every morning. Thank you to the hotel and the lovely staff.More

carol47, Nottingham, United Kingdom

FABULOUS MELIA MADEIRA MARE

We have just returned from 5 days at the Melia Madeira Mare Hotel. We were a group of four and not one person could give this hotel or its staff any negative comments. The rooms are excellent, the staff go out of their way to make your stay a very happy one, Fatima in particular in the restaurant is a great asset to the hotel, nothing at all was too much trouble for her and she actually remembered what each of us drank with breakfast each morning and they were all different ! The hotel is situated in a really good spot with a lovely walk into Funchal or a short bus ride from outside the hotel. Cannot praise this hotel and its staff enough, they made our stay in Funchal an extra memorable one and we will definately be back.More

shirlzz, cheshire

Service lets it down

Only 5 years old so hotel and facilities are in good condition including gym and in and outdoor pools. Wifi router under the desk in the room leads to great speed etc. However...perhaps we just caught the hotel at the beginning of the season but it does not understand service for what it bills itself as a 5 star hotel. No happy greeting at check in. And the evening meal saw staff moving tables and chairs like furniture movers as we tried to eat. Oh and by the way it is a self service buffet though there is a al a carte room that was not frequented by folks. We had booked half board but ate out 3 nights as the food although nicely presented was a little bland for us. No wine list shown either. Fatima was great but other staff seemed subdued and we were blown away by the service in the Pesticos restaurant across the road. The morning breakfast (buffet) was ok especially the omelettes made to order but there is something weird about serving coffee. You aren't allowed a jug of your own so you wait ages to get served and have to ask for a refill. I am usually dying for a coffee when I sit for breakfast so this was frustrating. The hotel were good about letting us have our room til 4 so grateful for that. I would come back to Madeira but I think I would stay somewhere else with a bit more soul and service about it. More

LondonUKTraveller007, London

Exceeded expectation.

Do not pay too much heed to negative reviews on this hotel, as I did. We were pleasantly surprised by the standards here, considering the price, which many fail to take into consideration. The front of house were very helpful & welcoming, even though there was no welcome drink. We do not get a welcome drink at either the Hilton or Ramada in our country. More importantly the hotel looks impressive & is extremely clean, everywhere. Our room was one of the best we have stayed in, with lots of space, especially in the bathroom. The fridge was free & on request, was cleared of mini bar drinks, so we could use it for our own. The safe was free, the kettle also & coffee & teas were refilled daily, as were all the toiletries.One of the main factors was that the room was quiet, as requested. Thank you Cristina! The breakfast was extremely good & I am fussy A good variety of.freshly prepared fruit of, & some tinned, as well as a choice of whole fruit, superb choice of fresh breads, cooked meats, hot dishes, cheeses, cakes & pastries etc, etc.You could not go hungry. We went B&B, so I can't comment on the Evening meal. There were lots of good restaurants locally on the Lido & in Funchal & a large Supermarket, with very reasonable prices, on the new top road, just up some steps, opposite the Porto Mare hotel next to the Melia. Lots of shops also at the Forum, about a 15 min walk away. If I was to be really picky, I would say that the evening entertainment could have been better. The beds were rather firm & I would have loved Weetabix or even porridge as a cereal choice, but these are extremely minor points, more suggestions really. The only detail that did surprise me was the hotel sign as we drove up. It is in a very prominent position & there were letters missing. If I was the Manager, it would be a priority to sort this out, as it does not give the hotel the 5 star look, but looks rather shabby, which is certainly not true. We will most definately go back to this beautiful island & our hotel of choice, would be the Melia Madeira Mare. Always remember to consider how much you actually paid for your hotel.More

choosey738, Manchester, United Kingdom

Excellent

We stayed at Meliá Mare late March for a week and had a great experience. Location is good (20-25min walk from city center) and there are lots of restaurants and a nice beach walk close to the hotel. Reception,cleaning,portier and other (all) sevice functions was excellent and we also recived very good help with re-booking golftimes, booking great restaurants and other help. Inside pool was very warm and hottub was perfect after golfrounds. We strongly recommend to book a room with seaview! Breakfast was great too with a large varitety. We tried dinner buffé one night and this was the only dissapointment since the food was average ( we did not try a la carte resturant wich i assume is better). Since eating out is very cheap in Madeira its recommended to just have breakfast and try many of the good restaurants in funchal. To sum it up our stay at Meliá was excellent and we would definitely recommend the hotel and stay at a Melia hotel again ourselves. /Martin & MicaelaMore

1Martin2014, Stockholm, Sweden

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