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“lovely room with beautiful view”
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Porto Mare Hotel
Ranked #8 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Brackley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“lovely room with beautiful view”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We were given a south facing room on a high floor (4th), as requested, and were so pleased with the sunny balcony and the view. The beds were huge and so comfortable,with a choice of pillows, and there was plenty of space and storage.
Breakfast was delicious and the staff were very friendly and efficient - not only in the restaurant, but also the receptionists and the maids. We did not eat in any of the other restaurants as they appeared rather expensive and there were plenty of alternative places to eat in the vicinity of the hotel.
Our only disappointment was that there was no coastal pathway into the centre of Funchal and the only way to walk was along a busy main road. Also there was a lot of building work going on, both at the harbour/marina and the Lido area - not very picturesque.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, 3 March 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.

Sorry about the building works of Funchal city center that will be finished by October/November.

Sincerely hope to welcome you soon,

Warm regards,

Muito obrigado,


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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We had ten days excellent holidays in January 2014. The hotel is very clean, the food is very good, the stuff is very kind. We have been there the second time, again had nice weather and we will come back again next January.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a short note to thank you for the “Excellent hotel, excellent people” review posted on TripAdvisor.

We are happy to know that you had a positive holiday experience and hopefully we will see you again soon,

Warm regards,

Muito obrigado

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

This is a very good 4star hotel with beautiful gardens and pools and probably better than some 5 star resorts nearby.The hotel was perfectly relaxing and still very close to everything like a pingo doce supermarket for self catering and the bus-stop to central Funchal.Prices at the restaurants and bars outside the resort tend to be lower priced.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing on TripAdvisor your “beautiful gardens and pools” review about your recent stay at Porto Mare hotel.
We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcome you again soon,

Warm regards,

Muito obrigado,


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Aalst, Belgium
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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.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, 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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London
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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 review, 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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Ebersberg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Leicester
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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
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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