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West Sussex
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The hotel is lovely and very convenient for the cable car and walking into the town. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the receptionist even printed off bus timetables for me. I holidayed with my husband and 21 year old daughter we shared a room for convenience it was a bit cramped as it was only a double room... More 

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2 Thank KatrinaWestsussex
AndreCaldeira, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are afraid that all our rooms are the same size with the exception of the Junior Suites which are of course bigger and can better accommodate a third person. We hope to have your visit again soon. Best Regards, André Caldeira More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My partner and I have just come back from a 2 week holiday here, and from start to finish we had the best time ever. From the reception staff through to the domestics every single one had a smile and something nice to say .We had great laughs with Lena ( WHO LOVES TO DANCE ) young Daniel who was... More 

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1 Thank stu808
AndreCaldeira, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review on our hotel as well as to different members of the team. I shall pass them these references as I am sure they will be happy to read them. We hope to see you soon. Best Regards, André Caldeira More 

Baildon, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

its two years since I visited the hotel and standards have not dropped the room we had was a junior suite which had a kitchenette which had all you need pots ,pans, kettle, and hob to make meals if you needed it had a good terrace with sun loungers and table and chairs the room was big and very clean... More 

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AndreCaldeira, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are glad that we were able to live up to your previous visit two years ago and that you enjoyed your stay again. We hope that the third one is even better. Best Regards, André Caldeira More 

West Midlands
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have just returned from our second visit to this hotel, we stayed for 3 weeks on this occasion and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. We booked b&b but did eat in the hotel on 3 barbecue nights and 2 carvery nights. Most nights we ate either at the Fort or at A Muralha just outside the hotel. All the... More 

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1 Thank weekendl0ver
AndreCaldeira, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with others through Tripadvisor, we are happy to read that you enjoyed it and are more that open to provide you with whatever informations you wish regarding the new public beach when it opens. See you soon. Best Regards, André Caldeira More 

cheshire
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stayed at the Porto Santa Maria Hotel in June 2014, our first impression was of a very elegant hotel. Our cases were wisked off for us, we reported to reception and were asked to take a seat and we would be informed when our room was ready. At midday, we were still sitting in reception, along with others who had... More 

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AndreCaldeira, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad that you overall you enjoyed your stay with us. Reading your review it seams that we had are failing to communicate some of the things that happen in the hotel since we believe that we were announcing across the hotel that on Thursdays we have the Gourmet Flavours evening where our Chef prepares a special... More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A great find in old town Funchal. A really relaxing hotel close to numerous reataurants, the cable car and the fish and flower market. Found all the staff very friendly and helpful, breakfasts were great and so were the cocktails! Loved the roof terrace with great views over Funchal. Room had everything we wanted so happy with everything about this... More 

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AndreCaldeira, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review at Tripadvisor, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that a third visit will be on your mind. Best Regards, André Caldeira More 

Knutsford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just returned from 2 weeks here. On arrival we had a small issue with the room, we had booked a see view and the room we had felt squashed into a corner with a small balcony and a side view of the sea. Husband went to reception and was told there was a room available to look at in the... More 

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2 Thank beaso
AndreCaldeira, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad to read that you enjoyed your two week with us and we hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Regarding the sun bed we do request guests not to do so and do remove towels and belongings when they are left unattended for hours. We hope to see you soon Best... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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102 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is easy to find several positive comments about the hotel: it is located close to the old town with its numerous restaurants, Monte cable-car has its starting point quite close, the market-hall with its exotic fishes and fruits is not far away, downtown area with its shops is also well within walking distance... The hotel itself is modern, clean,... More 

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2 Thank kariheikki
AndreCaldeira, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Glad to read that you enjoyed the peace and quite of your room. I had no information regarding the juice machine but will double check it anyway. Hope to have you again soon. Best Regards, André Caldeira More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Firstly, Madeira is not a beach, resort type of place. Staying in a hotel like this with sea views and a decent pool / garden is good. We were very glad to be based in Funchal and take excursions to explore the island. Porto Santa Maria is located on the edge of the old town. The streets here are full... More 

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2 Thank Peter L
AndreCaldeira, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad to read your review on our Hotel and that you enjoyed your stay. I have passed it to Lina as she will be happy to read it too. I have read your comments and can tell you that I have been during your stay and am always available for chat with our guests, i hope... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just returned from our first visit to Madeira and the lovely Porto Santa Maria Hotel. We booked on the previous reviews on Tripadvisor and would fully endorse the many very good comments on this site. Brilliant location on the Sea Front, very handy for all the local restaurants and excellent for anyone who has mobility problems. This hotel has 4*s,... More 

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AndreCaldeira, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Nice to read that your first visit to Porto Santa Maria was a good one! We will be waiting for your second visit to go for a swim in the new pebble beach in front of the hotel. Best Regards, André Caldeira More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Porto Santa Maria Hotel

Address: Avenida Mar e Comunidades Madeirenses 50 | Porto Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-506, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: $138 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Santa Maria Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 146
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Also Known As:
Porto Santa Maria Funchal
Porto Santa Maria Hotel Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#9 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#9 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#22 Family Hotel in Funchal
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