We booked this hotel after reading reports on Trip Advisor, for this our first visit to Madeira and we were not disappointed. The standards of this hotel are very high and represent excellent value for money. The staff are friendly, helpful and most courteous and the whole place is clean and modern looking.
We booked a Superior room and it was more than adequate with a great view of the well maintained gardens and the sea. I notice another contributor criticised the amount of sun they received on their balcony, I must say our balcony received both sun and shade depending on the position of the sun at any given time. Yes there is a 10 euro per week charge for the safe, but that is about the going rate these days. Note: there is no milk with the in room tea and coffee facilities, but you can buy most things at the supermarket adjoining the hotel complex, including a small case of the local beer “Coral” which is very pleasant, chilled from the fridge, whist sitting on the balcony watching the world go by.
We used the self service buffet restaurant, being on half board terms and the food was of a high standard with plenty of choice, and my wife who is a pudding addict was delighted with the range of sweets on offer.
Time Share Tip – The adjoining “Residence” is a time share facility and they do offer presentations which if you attend give some very healthy discounts off any tours/guided walks that you book through the hotel. They last about 90 minutes and are not hard sell, let’s be honest it is not in their interest to upset their own hotel guests. The lady who did ours was very informative and we were lucky enough to do it on a morning when it hammered down with rain, so little loss of holiday time and we saved well over £100 sterling on the tours that we booked, so worth the 90 mins out of the week.
All in all a great place to stay and we will use this hotel again when we return to Madeira.
- 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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