We went to the Porto Mare for our Honeymoon, we arrived on the 13/06/11, staying for one week, coach transfer was quite long, but Madeira is such a beautiful place we enjoyed the journey as the views are breathtaking, hotel was nearly the last drop off,
On arrival we were given our room key, and plenty of information from the Reception lady, who was very attentive, congratulated us, as we were on Honeymoon, (when we booked hol told Direct Hols this) , check in was very quick, when we got into our room, we had a bottle of Champagne, fresh flowers and our room decorated with petals over the bed and in the bathroom, lovely touches just made it so special for us, the rooms are very big with a superking bed and flatscreen TV, plenty of storage for clothes and large dressing table, rooms are decorated to a high standard with nice lamps and soft furnishings, fridge, and tea/coffee facilities, safe, which you pay for, (cant remember how much) was reasonable. Thomas Cook rep was fab!
We stayed on Bed and Breakfast, and the Breakfast is very good, staff are great and breakfast area you can sit inside or out, great relaxing atmosphere, very clean and food is fresh,
We dined in the Med restaurant, and the food was amazing, we went on the Wed night which is Meat lover night, and wow, the food and service first class, decor, ambiance everything you could want for a Romantic meal, the hotel bar is very expensive, as is the pool bar we got two coffees very very small cups at 6.80 euro for 2! the coctails are good quality but expensive also.
We went to the hotel spa and enjoyed a back massage and a foot massage, the staff are very polite and attentive, lovely relaxing area for you to sit in after your treatment with complimentary herbal tea, beautiful surroundings in here to,
The pool areas are beautiful with plant and trees everywhere, very clean and pools are good temperature, we loved the Jacuzzi, there is an indoor pool as well, and a gym which has everything you want as well, hotel is spotless, maids are very good, clean towels each day, pool towels as well, room cleaned every day,
You have to go on the Cable cars, hotel bus is free, takes you down to the harbour, cable cars go right into the mountains amazing views, 15 euro each return, also go to Nuns Valley, sights are out of this world! Maderia is a beautiful place but very expensive to eat out and drink, so take plenty of cash with you,
All in all, if you are looking for a relaxing hol this is the place to go!!
- 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