This was our first trip to Madeira. We opted for a suite (3 of us travelling). Well worth the extra. A very large bedroom with two queen beds with plenty of storage - a flat screen TV, a bathroom with two showers (one over bath, one in separate cubicle). There is also access to the balcony. There are sliding double doors dividing the bedroom from the lounge area. The bed settee was already made up - we realised why. Unlike other hotels where the bed settee is just unfolded, this hotel had an extra top mattress. This made it feel like a normal bed. The pillows were great - you just sink into them. There is another door to the balcony. The lounge are also had a TV in a cabinet. There was a sitting area as well as a round table with 4 chairs. This area had just as much storage as the bedroom!. There is also a bathroom off this area as well. There is a kitchen area with a hob, fridge, toaster, kettle with coffee tea etc. In fact everything you could wish for.
As for the hotel - lovely. The grounds are fantastic and the sunbeds are positioned in different areas giving the feeling that it is not crowded. Although we travelled in late October the weather was quite warm therefore a lot of the sunbeds were occupied. Not many people were in the pool -we dared to enter twice. It was really cold!! We only ate at the pool bar once - reasonably priced for the quality of food.
The quality of food in the Atlántida restaurant was excellent. The breakfasts were great. A selection of fresh bread, various cereals, fruit, sausages, bacon, eggs,made-to-order omelettes and more. As for the evenings, the themes varied on a weekly rota, including Portuguese, Italian and Carvery evenings. Always various desserts including fruit. We will definitely return. Thank you to all who contributed to making our stay enjoyable.
- 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