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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A la Carte
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Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Large pool with sea views and plenty of sunbeds.
Offering a variety of massage treatments, Vichy, rain and Swiss showers.
The ideal tranquil place for swimming a few lengths.
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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 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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Good, but needs some tweaking to be excellent
This was a fairly last minute holiday, booked in an attempt to escape the rain in Britain, so perhaps our hotel research wasn't quite as thorough as normal. However Melia hotels are usually a consistent quality product and we have enjoyed holidays in Melia hotels before. First impressions were really good: a large room and spacious bathroom which had two sinks, a dual shower head, a bath that couldn't be used as the plug wouldn't seal, and plenty of toiletry and towel space. The window looking into the room from the bath was rather bizarre and I struggle to imagine how anyone could have designed the room thinking that was a good idea! The room had a side sea view, and was really designed for a short stay business trip or conference delegate, rather than a couple on a fortnights holiday. We really didn't need the two desks that we had in the room - the furniture was stylish though chunky, and we would have appreciated a little more drawer space. The bed and pillows were exceptionally comfortable and we slept well. We swam in the pool and used the gym, and enjoyed our daily breakfast. So how could the management of this hotel enhanced our stay? They could have made the room feel less cluttered by taking out one of the desks. They could make their balconies non-smoking and enforced the non-smoking policy in the hotel (Just walk around the corridors and you will smell the culprits) They could restore BBC news which has vanished from their listings. (Believe me, CNN is absolutely no substitute). They could provide a small collapsible clothes drier on the balcony, as they have at the Porto Mare. They could replace their pool towels which are looking well past their best. They could chain the single English newspaper to reception to stop the selfish idiots from walking away with it and not returning it. (We watched one morning as a couple appeared on the poolside carrying that days paper that they had taken from reception. They then took the previous day's paper out of their bag and threw it in the bin, clearly they had had it overnight. After they read the paper, they kept it on their sunbeds for the rest of the morning, left it there whilst they had lunch and it remained with them for the rest of their time on the poolside. Many of the other residents just wanted a quick look at the paper, check the sports news and return it to the reception. Due to the selfishness of a handful of individuals others were denied this facility, and that was a shame) Without exception the hotel staff were lovely - cleaners, reception, breakfast room, poolside - everyone we came into contact with was charming, polite and helpful. This is a good hotel, but could be better if attention was given to some small details. So my tips if you are thinking of staying at this hotel would be: 1. The hospitality tray in the room contains good quality products. Tea drinkers are well catered for. Coffee drinkers might consider taking better coffee or buying milk from the local supermarket. 2. The soap and shower gel provided are fine. The shampoo isn't so good - take your own. 3. The library on the 2nd floor contains plenty of English books to swop with and keep you entertained. The unannounced repairs to the hotel pool gave us entry to the Porto Mare hotel next door. We thought that it looked a much nicer pool and garden area and should we return to Madeira in the future we would investigate staying at that hotel instead.More
Visit to Madeira
My husband and I visited Madeira in the last week of February, we stayed at the Melia Madeira Mare hotel, I must say that I enjoyed this visit immensely! The staff were thoughtful and attentive and the view is lovely overlooking the Atlantic ocean. More
Simmone Amoy S, Funchal
Spent a week at MM returning yesterday. We have been there three times now and continue to rate it very highly. The rooms are spacious and we had a great side view of the sea from our balcony. The right hand side of the hotel gives ample sunshine from around midday until 7.00pm. The room was clean and bright although no access to BBC news was a disappointment. Breakfast once again was up to scratch although we detected a slower and almost limited level of table service for coffee and or tea. Similarly the supply of sparkling wine to accompany breakfast seemed limited and often ran out before the bulk of residents had arrived. These minor quibbles could be a sign of the times as the hotel did seem quieter than on previous visits at a similar time of year. The outdoor pool was out of action due to much needed refurbishment but the temperature was not quite warm enough for outdoor bathing and the inside pool was a reasonable alternative for the keen swimmers. No happy hour in the bar this year and one moan at the selfish British holiday maker who seemed to snaffle the hotel's Copy of the Daily Mail each morning and never returned for others to enjoy. Suggested to reception that they impose a 30 minute maximum time with room card as a deposit to curtail such selfish behaviour. All in all an enjoyable week once more and we will certain consider this hotel again but we did detect a slipping of standards/services this year. Still a bargain however.More
Could not be better!
As part of a package holiday we arrived to receive the great news that our room had been upgraded and we enjoyed a luxurious sea view room for our ten night stay. All staff were friendly and helpful without being overpowering and booked a hire car on our behalf. The breakfast spread of choices was excellent and the whole hotel was sparklingly clean and without fault. Bedroom refreshing service was exceptional. Unfortunately the weather inhibited the use of the outdoor pool that was drained for maintenance on our last day - obviously the best time to carry out those works! We would highly recommend this hotel and said so in the hotels own customer satisfaction survey.More
Great luxurious room and excellent value for money.
Price of room was excellent for such a luxurious hotel; room was very clean and comfortable, had an outdoor and even an heated indoor swimming pool which was great. Receptionists were very friendly and approachable; helped to solve many problems, especially with booking of tours. Buffet breakfast was very yummy with a wide variety of food available for selection. All in all, a great hotel.More
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