We were allocated this hotel when our original choice was overbooked.We were happy with this hotel as the replacement. The hotel looks impressive and is set in very pleasant gardens. Although it is some distance from the centre of Funchal there is an efficient courtesy bus service to the centre.
Our room was spacious,immaculate and well appointed though we were surprised not to find a directory of the hotel's facilities and services on the coffee table or desk. The en-suite bathroom was compact but well eqipped and both it and the room were kept spotlessly clean.
The staff were friendly and obliging and their ability to switch from one language to another was impressive.
We were on half board and were impressed with the food at both breakfast and dinner both meals being taken in the buffet restaurant. Our only complaint was that the food on the hot buffet at dinner did not always live up to its name and was warm rather than hot.The hotel is still having problems with the wifi service but we are sure it will be overcome. If we return to Maderia this hotel, provided it has not changed ownership, would be high on our list of places to stay.
- Also Known As:
- Porto Mare Funchal
- Porto Mare Hotel Madeira
- Porto Mare Madeira
- Hotel Porto Mare
- Porto Mare Hotel
- Porto Mare Hotel (Porto Bay) Madeira/Funchal
- 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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