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Porto Mare Hotel
Ranked #8 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 February 2014

The hotel is very comfortable and the staff is friedly. The hotel rooms are spacious with very good and large beds. The food at the dining room is various and of excellent quality. The free shuttle to the center of Funchal is an asset. Wifi is free at the reception desk, but too expensive in the room (25 € for 1 week). The heated swimming pools and the jacuzzi's are fantastic. 1 minor detail: pay attention, the bill at the end is not always correct.

Room Tip: Take a room with seaview.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Hubert645
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Dear Guest,


Thank you for your review shared with so many other holiday makers of TripAdvisor and pleased to know that overall you had a positive holiday experience with us.

About the Wi-Fi and if you keep coming to our hotels you will be entitled to a 50% discount as a prestige member and after 5 stays will be free.

We will pay more attention to the hotel bills procedure.

Sincerely hope to welcome you soon,

Warm regards,

Muito obrigado,


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Reviewed 10 February 2014

The hotel room and the surrounding grounds were very well maintained and clean. I especially liked the little garden in which I was able to meditate a couple of times. There were plenty of places to swim, and we were never short of a sunbed.

The staff at the front desk were friendly and willing to answer questions, and when my partner broke his arm in Funchal, they arranged an ambulance quickly once we got back to the hotel and realised the injury was more serious than we initially thought. One tip - be careful walking in town as it is very hilly and there are a lot of staircases. Also, the tiles on some of the pavements can be a bit slippery.

The food was good and there was a lot of variety - but we also found that the restaurants in town were often reasonably priced and worth checking out - especially the Forte Restaurant which we would've gladly eaten at a couple of times during our stay.

I would recommend having a spa treatment - the massages my partner and I had were superb and I would gladly have paid for another one if I needed it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Gianna D
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor about your recent stay at Porto Mare hotel. We are pleased to know that you had a positive holiday experience in spite of the incident with your partner. We all hope he recovers as soon as possible,

Warm regards,

Muito obrigado,



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Reviewed 10 February 2014

The hotel is located directly at the Lido of Funchal. Funchal City and Camara de Lobos are in walking distance and also for those who like to hike in the mountains or go for a drive to the other parts of Madeira it is very centrally located.
The big advantage of the hotel is that you can enjoy the facilities of the entire complex (Eden Mar, Porto Mare and The Residence), especially the 3 restaurants. We were on half-board and decided after our first diner in the buffet restaurant to go for the a la carte restaurants only. The booking system works very easy and flexibly, which we appreciated very much. You have the joice between a portuguese, italian and "The Med" restaurant, which was our favourite due to the excellent service and wine recommendations and of course the dishes of highest quality. The italian and portuguese restaurants also offered delicious food in a more casual environment.
We never used the room service, but what we think is great, is that you pay the same prices as in the restaurant. You can hardly find this in other hotels.
The service at the reception was exceptional and the personnel is very dedicated, taking care.
The hotel offers various entertainment programs, also excursions. We took part in one excursion and were positively suprised, because it differs from the usual tourist program and gives you closer insight.
The hotel rooms are spacious, everything you need is there.
We highly recommend this hotel and would always come back. We really felt welcomed as guests.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Petra S
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing on TripAdvisor your thoughts about your recent stay at Porto Mare hotel. It is rewarding to know that overall you had a very positive holiday experience in madeira and our resort in particular.

Also pleased to know that you took advantage of our different gastronomic options and also of some of our activities.

Sincerely hope to welcome you in a future visit to our island,

Warm regards

Muito obrigado,


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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

The last night of another super holiday in Funchal. The hotel is very comfortable and homely. The staff are friendly. Facilities superb. We'll be back. Especially enjoyed the Aqua Aerobics four times in the splendid pool area. Great to have free wifi in the room because we are Gold members and 30% off good and drink too.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank melvinAyr
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing on TripAdvisor your “Another superb holiday with the Porto Bay group” review about your recent stay at Porto Mare hotel.
We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed another stay with us and hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcome you soon,

Warm regards,

Muito obrigado,


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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Very kind people at the reception, helpful and kind. Excellent meals breakfast and dinner (we had half board). Room service was good, sometimes little mistakes.
Impressive garden on the place within the hotel complex.

Room Tip: Rooms above the breakfast rooms have early noise.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 997Alain
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Dear Guest,

Just a short note to thank you for your stay and for your “one week leisure in Funchal” review posted on TripAdvisor about your recent holiday at our hotel.

Happy to know that overall you have enjoyed our services.


We will be most pleased to welcome you in a future visit to Madeira,


Warm regards,

Muito obrigado,


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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Porto Mare should really be a 5 star as the hotel itself and the grounds are just lovely and very well tended. The rooms are really nice and the beds comfortable with plenty of choice of pillows!. Plenty of hangers too for a change. Breakfast quickly became repetitive but it was nice with fizzy wine for those who want it. We took the 3 half board option and found the food nice although the options are a bit limited. There are some wonderful walks nearby and the walk into town takes about 20-30 minutes of vigorous walking. Well worth it though. It is harder on the way back but you can always get the complementary hotel bus or the public bus which stops right outside the hotel. We were there for New Years Eve and the hotel put on a nice gala buffet or dinner (optional) with plenty of flowing wine and then you get taken by bus to see the fireworks from a high vantage point. Very special! There was the option of either the disco or the ball room dancing afterwards at the hotel as well as some nibbles. The weather was fab! We were lucky as it rained very little and never for the whole day. Temperature varied between high teens and low 20s. Although there was regular entertainment at the hotel it tended to be a bit subdued given the average age of residents being just a bit older than us old punk rockers! Plenty of average eateries around the hotel but we recommend the Lareira Portuguesa the food is divine especially if you enjoy sea food. The piri piri chicken is also fantastic! Madeira is lovely any time of the year but even in Dec you find beautiful flowers still flourishing around the island. Also I wish I'd left space in my luggage for the sales which were great. Still...there's always next year!

Room Tip: Although the right hand side of the hotel (above the residence) is a bit noisier because of the road...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank SDColemax
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2014

Dear Guest,

Just a short note to thank you for your stay and for your “Fabulous dear!” review posted on TripAdvisor about your recent holiday at Porto Mare.

We will be most pleased to welcome you in a future visit to Madeira,


Warm regards,

Muito obrigado,


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Reviewed 30 January 2014

From the efficient and friendly welcome at Reception to the ease of checking out at the end of our holiday we had a marvellous time, couldn't fault anything!
Particularly recommend the Buffet meals in the Restaurant, there is an amazing variety of choices every night.

Room Tip: Go for a Superior Room with sea view
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank TheRunningClub
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor about your recent stay at Porto Mare hotel and happy to know that you took such a positive impression of our facilities and services provided.

We would be most pleased to welcome you whenever you decide to revisit us.


Warm regards,

Muito obrigado,



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Additional Information about Porto Mare Hotel

Address: Rua Simplicio Passos Gouveia, 21, Funchal, Madeira 9004-565, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Funchal
#6 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#8 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#10 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#11 Family Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: £110 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Mare Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 198
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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