This hotel gets plenty of plaudits which are richly deserved. However, these comments need to be put into the context of the hotels situation in Funchal which could affect people's decisions. The hotel is well out of the centre of Funchal in an area called the "hotel zone". It is a massive development of mainly high rise hotels which have all the trappings of restaurants, excursion firms and taxi ranks. To venture outside the beautiful confines of the hotel is to run the gauntlet of touts for all of these. At first you don't mind, but after a week of it we were looking at ways of eating with least resistance. The hotel was an option but a lot more expensive one.
I know the hotel can do nothing about what goes on outside its gates but it is the environment of your holiday and affects the great atmosphere that you otherwise get in less sophisticated holiday resorts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Porto Mare hotel occupies the central wing of the Vila Porto Mare resort and benefits from the use of all its facilities. There are many different corners and atmospheres here ... something new to discover every day. The rooms combine views over the ocean with tropical gardens. Four restaurants, six bars, an ice-cream parlour, five pools, SPA, sports and children's facilities... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porto Mare Funchal
- Porto Mare Hotel Madeira/Funchal
- Porto Mare Madeira