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Porto Santa Maria Hotel (Porto Bay)

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal, Madeira 9050-029, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hereford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Porto Santa Maria for a week in July having visited the hotel bar for cocktails whilst staying at the Quinta Bela Sao Tiago in 2013. We liked what we saw at the Porto Santa Maria and decided to stay there this year. It is in an excellent position on the promenade in the... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have recently returned home from our week-long stay at Hotel Porto Santa Maria and really could not fault the hotel in any way. Our room was spacious and always immaculately clean (like the rest of the hotel) and it was clear that there are high expectations regarding the presentation of the hotel in all respects. We had paid the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a two week stay at Porto Santa Maria. Excellent hotel, over 16 year olds only so it is very quiet and relaxed. Location is superb, at the edge of the old town of Funchal surrounded by restaurants. There is currently work being carried out on the sea front but there was very... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this hotel in early July after having such an enjoyable stay last year. This time we paid for a sea view which was lovely and the room slightly bigger but to be honest we equally enjoyed our garden room last year - I suppose it depends on how much time you spend on your balcony. The food and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back since a week and delighted. We arrived at about 10am and our room was already available. Most travelers stay at the hotels in the Lido area, and though those hotels are very nice too, I would not even think of staying there. The Porto Santa Maria is located there where it all happens, right in the old town at... More

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned fro a great holiday at the Porto Santa Maria Hotel. This hotel is in the best location in Funchal slap bang in the middle of the old town with its many restaurants. We had a wonderful sea view room on the second floor and enjoyed watching the cruise liners arriving and departing. Many sunbeds adorn the... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in the hotel and the previous reviews that I had read were spot on, the rooms were great with a small kitchen area we had a sea view with balcony which was nice for sitting after a busy day exploring. The food in the hotel was excellent and we had dinner there on seven of the ten nights... More

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Darlington Co Durham
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Normally my reviews are concise and in depth. On this occasion however I am simply going to say: Splendid hotel perfect in every way. Location, accommodation ,service, facilities , food and atmosphere. Wonderful holiday. Go there!

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Hull, UK
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28 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 8 nights and had an amazing sea view room which we'd paid extra for, but I'd emailed in advance just before arriving and asked for an extra good one ( which we received!) Our balcony was huge which is exactly what we wanted! On arrival ( quite late ..about 9pm due to delay) the reception wasn't... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is fine. Located by the cable car & bus stops. surrounded by restaurants and 2 small Spar supermarkets on the door step. There is no beach. But you can see the sea. Service IS poor. If you are on an early flight it is likely your room won't be ready. When they say 2pm they mean it. Our... More

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Address: Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal, Madeira 9050-029, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
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Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Santa Maria Hotel (Porto Bay) 4*
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Porto Santa Maria lies at the water's edge in the very heart of Funchal's old centre. Its close relationship to the sea, the outstanding and exclusive views over the harbour where the cruise ships dock, its picturesque surroundings and the unique flavours of its cuisine result in genuine urban tranquility. A congenial hotel offering 146 rooms, restaurant, bars, direct access to the promenade, outdoor pool, indoor pool, SPA, gym, parking...all in the heart of the city. ... more   less 
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