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Porto Santa Maria Hotel (Porto Bay)

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Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal, Madeira 9050-029, Portugal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited Maderia many times, and walked past this hotel but were put off by the building work on the promenade. After checking the live web cam we realised that it was all but completed, so decided to book. What a really lovely hotel. Peaceful, great staff, good food and the added little bonus of facilities in the room... More 

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Cupar
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have returned to this hotel four times now, and it has never failed to impress! The location is perfect for those who want to be in Funchal itself, and enjoy the pleasures of the city, whilst having all the benefits of a resort hotel. We were only in Madeira for a week this time, and ate out every evening,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i Dont stay at this hotel stay at The Cliff Bay part of the same group Visit it for coffee and a snack.Excellent Staff facilities are excellent rooms to i am told bars etc are good.Staff attitude to even a visiting guest for lunch is friendly they make you welcome.The hotel has an excellent new general manager Carla who i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first time we have been to Madeira, this is a great place to stay in the old town next to the fort and cable car. We had a wonderful room and super view of the harbour from our room, watching the cruise ships entering and leaving port. We had dinner in the hotel a couple of times, it was... More 

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devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This has the perfect location in funchal with amazing views over the harbour and sea, the staff are friendly and efficient especially the lady in the morning at breakfast , the Inside is spotlessly clean, the pool area delightful and the roof terrace superb, we were given room 262 which is a stunning room with a fab view, the kitchen... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our main criteria was for a 8 night break, early March 2015, decent hotel with swimming pool, pool bar and decent on-site buffet restaurant - and most important of all - no children! Following numerous recommendations on Trip Advisor and elsewhere we booked our stay at The Porto Santa Maria in August 2014. All of our requirements were met -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here for the first time, experiencing a beautiful place. The hotel is situated "on the beach" in the Old Town, close to the magnificent cablecar to Monte and overlooking the harbour. Our room was spacy, clean and tastefully equipped. If we should ever come back to Madeira, we would not have to consider alternative accomodation.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a week at this hotel and were very happy with our choice of hotel. the hotel has the best position in Funchal with easy access to all of Funchals highlights The hotel is very well maintained and kept clean by very good staff, it has a very nice outdoor pool area, and a nice indoor pool, the... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked here for 4 nights on 10th March, and on 9th we found out (luckily I checked my emails) that they had cancelled our booking and had booked us into one of their other hotels at a special half board rate. We had made our booking in November so had expected no issues. We had booked the original hotel... More 

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay here each time we come to Madeira and love the friendly atmosphere and help-full staff. One can not be in a better position to enjoy the shopping area of Funchal yet be situated as close to the sea as possible. The food is excellent so even if you want to try some of the many restaurants in the... More 

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