Went for a week bed and breakfast--superb accommodation --huge room and en-suite--everything provided--toiletries -tea and coffee-bath robes -beach towels-hair dryer-fridge-all towels and linens changed on a daily basis as requested. Even a can of insect repellent which was not required. Huge satellite TV/DVD with BBC,ITV and Sky. Room fully air conditioned with a balcony overlooking superb gardens to the sea. Breakfast was buffet style served 7.30 to 10.30 ranging from full English to Continental and local specialities-supporting staff very professional and friendly. There was even good quality sparkling wine if you fancied starting the day with a "Bucks Fizz" while taking breakfast on the patio. We had lunch by the pool a couple of times which again was provided to the same excellent standards and although we went out for dinner ( see separate review on " A Vela Branca " ),after taking advantage of "happy hour" in the cocktail bar. We spent much of the week exploring the island helped by the hotel which runs a courtesy bus to Funchal, l which is approx. 45 minutes walk. The hotel attracts a mature discerning visitor and the holiday could be described as a good cruise without the ship.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Porto Mare Funchal
- Porto Mare Hotel Madeira
- Porto Mare Madeira
- Porto Mare Hotel (Porto Bay) Madeira/Funchal