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Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa
Ranked #24 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This hotel fabulous, it is clean, rooms are well appointed and maintained. The beds are very comfortable. All the staff are friendly and very helpful. Good selection for the buffet breakfast with it being continually replenished. Bar staff are friendly and efficient at both bars within the hotel. Both indoor and outdoor pools are well maintained with plenty of sun beds around the pool.

The hotel is situated in the Lido area to the west of Funchal. Funchal is about a half hour walk (downhill on the way there!!). The Lido area has numerous restaurants offering a vast array of foods.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager & Marketing Exec at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2013

Many thanks for taking time to post your review.

We are pleased you had such a positive experience with us and thank you for your preference.
We hope to be able to welcome you back once more in the not too distant future !

With kind regards and best wishes

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Spent our honeymoon here in September (late review I know!) & had an amazing time. Was perfect for what we wanted, sun, pool, nice food & a fabulous room. The outdoor pool had plenty of comfortable loungers & fresh towels and never felt crowded. The pool loungers were nice to relax on too while sipping a cocktail... or two! We stayed in one of the Superior sea view rooms, which was beautiful, very spacious and had an enormous balcony! The bathroom was fabulous with a huge double shower & the built in speakers were great for listening to music while relaxing in the bath! Waiting in our room on arrival was a lovely bottle of bubbly! Turn down service was also a nice little touch & the little chocolates were lovely. Everything was immaculately clean & all of the staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fresh, delicious and had something for everyone, including sparkling wine and tasty omelettes made to order in minutes. We never ate in the hotel for evening meals, instead choosing to go out to the many local restaurants. The indoor pool and jacuzzi was lovely, and rarely was there anyone else in there, so it felt like it was 'mine'! Hubby enjoyed using the gym. There were PC's for use, which I should have taken advantage of, instead I ended up with a massive roaming bill from Orange! The lido around the hotel has a number of bars & restaurants, with a wide choice of foods. Il Basilico Italian restaurant was delicious, salads & tapas across the road at Pao Vinoh e Petiscos (PVP) the restaurant with wooden barrels outside were fabulous & the Pina Colada's at Qasbah were wonderful, both 2 minutes walk from the hotel. The walk into Funchal town was around 20-30 minutes, though there are plenty of taxi's near the hotel at a reasonable price. You must take the cable car up to Monte & then come back down in the baskets! Also whale spotting boat trip was fabulous too! There is a little Spa supermarket across the road also for crisps, snacks, drinks etc. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and would definitely stay again. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday!

Room Tip: Make sure to choose a sea view room, it's beautiful!
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager & Marketing Exec at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2013

Firstly our heartiest congratulations to you and thank you kindly for your preference in our resort.

We're delighted we managed to play a small role in making your honeymoon a memorable experience and your positive feedback will be shared internally with all.

We look forward to your next celebration with us !
With kind regards and best wishes

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

I have just returned from a week staying at this hotel. The hotel is very nice, clean and has excellent facilities. The staff were very courteous and speak very good English which is always a help to those of us who never mastered a second language.
I was on half board basis and have to say that the evening buffet was not particularly good. There is supposed to be an A la Carte restaurant but i never found it. As I was travelling alone I didn't want to eat out at night and had no alternative. Drinks are also very expensive. Breakfast however was very good with lots of choice.
The room I had was large and very clean. Sometimes as a solo traveler you get put in the small pokey rooms but not on this occasion, The facilities in the room and bathroom are excellent.
In comparison to a UK 5 star hotel this one would probably be a 4 star in the \UK.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager & Marketing Exec at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2013

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for sharing your review on Tripadvisor and for your kind comments relative to our staff which is much appreciated and will be shared internally.
We're sorry not all our services met with your expectations and thank you for your remarks. Our à la Carte Restaurant the Il Massimo, is located immediately adjacent to the main Buffet Restaurant.

Hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future.
Kind regards and best wishes

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I have just returned from this lovely hotel for a break for my birthday all the staff were very helpful and polite a nice little touch was the cake that was delivered to my room on my birthday it was very much appreciated .The rooms as previously stated in other reviews were very clean and the cleaning staff were excellent I would also like to mention the staff at the buffet breakfast who were always very busy cleaning the tables and offering coffee and any other items that were not available .My only little complaint is that there were no slippers for the rooms but as holidays go this was excellent thank you

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager & Marketing Exec at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Firstly thank you for your preference in our Resort during which to celebrate your birthday and for sharing your positive feedback on Tripadvisor !.

We're delighted we were able to play a small role in making your birthday a special occasion!

Next time you come over, please do contact our Reception Desk and/or housekeeping for slippers.

Look forward to welcoming you back !

With kind regards and best wishes

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

My Wife and I have just spent a fantastic week at this hotel. The hotel is contemporary, clean and well located. Staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful, particularly the poolside and bar staff. High praise to Tomas, Caldera and his 'brother' (joke) with the shiny head whose name I have forgotten, apologies. Very efficient room attendants and excellent provision of room essentials. We had a B and B arrangement and found the buffet breakfast satisfying. We only ate in the restaurant one night but again the buffet dinner was good and had a varied choice. Our room had a side sea view on the 7th floor and the hotel was very quiet. Excellent value and intend to return in the Autumn. Thank you Melia for a satisfying break in the sun. Bernard Butler

Room Tip: Suggest upper floors with either side sea view or for extra cost full sea view rooms.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager & Marketing Exec at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

We’re absolutely delighted to read your review on Tripadvisor and thank you kindly for recognizing our dedicated colleagues who made a difference to your stay and will be sure to share your comments internally with all.

By the way Caldeira’s “brother” has to be Pestana - who no doubt will be pleased too to receive your very kind remarks.

We’re happy to hear you’re coming back during Autumn and do look forward to your return!.

With kind regards and best wishes

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We have stayed in Melia for a short but sweet break to celebrate our 7 year anniversary. I most definitely miss the Hotel and we were definitely looked after when needed. The level of service was truly impressive, room were spotlessly clean, facilities were superb, the hotel design is elegant, clean and yet functional. I felt really "at home", wifi and parking were also inclusive in the price. The Resort standards are most definitely high and certainly exceeded my expectations. Thank you!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager & Marketing Exec at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Thank you for your positive review and for your preference in our Resort during which to spend your anniversary !...

We're thrilled to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that we created a memorable experience for you.

Comments such as yours serve as a complete inspiration to us all!.

We wish you many many more wonderful anniversaries enjoying lots of health and happiness always and look forward to your return sometime in the near future !

With kind regards and best wishes

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

... It is something that you need to work for each day... I'm still staying here and I must say it's more than worthwhile: decent service, high standards, great views, nice, polite and helpful staff... relaxing at Madeira couldn't have been so nice.
We have 3 days to go before we need to leave and I can't wait to come back... For a nice unforgettable stay at Madeira, Obrigado Melia!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with view to the ocean and being nice to the hotel staff and asking whether upgrades...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager & Marketing Exec at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Thank you ever so much for your great review on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted to hear you had an unforgettable experience with us and that we can expect a visit from you in the not too distant future!

Thank you for rating us so positively.

Look forward to welcoming you back !
Kind regards and best wishes

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Address: Lido - Rua de Leichlingen nos. 2-4, Funchal, Madeira 9000-003, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Funchal
#9 Business Hotel in Funchal
#20 Family Hotel in Funchal
#20 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#22 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#24 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: $111 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Melia Madeira is a modern and elegant five-star hotel with a contemporary design that will enhance the availability of quality accommodation options for both business and leisure travelers to Madeira Island. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and boasting magnificent sea views, the hotel is conveniently located a few meters of the sea, in close proximity to the small pebble beach, Gorgulho and offers direct access to the Oceanside promenade. The Resort offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, an indoor and outdoor pool and a spa. Elegantly-furnished rooms offer a balcony and cable TV. Some rooms of Meliã Madeira Mare include scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the balcony. Many of the hotel’s rooms also have a sitting area.Guests can relax in the jacuzzi and sauna at Meliã Madeira Mare’s spa. Massage treatments and a steam bath are also offered.Free parking is available. Madeira International Airport is a 25-minute drive away. Meliã Madeira Mare is a 5-minute walk from the center of the city.Meliã Madeira Mare’s restaurant serves a breakfast buffet and themed buffets for dinner. A la Carte menu is also available. The hotel’s pool bar provides refreshing beverages and light snacks for lunch. ... more   less 
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Melia Madeira Mare Resort And Spa
Melia Madeira Mare Hotel Funchal
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