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Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa
Ranked #23 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Sesimbra, Portugal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We only stayed 2 nights but had a lovely time.We were checked in by an extremely nice and friendly girl (Catarina I think)well done to Melia on their choice of Front office staff, she made us feel right at home.I think it's the staff that make all the difference, so top marks from me.

Room Tip: a front sea view would have been perfect (we had a side sea view) but in all honesty we spent most o...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you kindly for sharing your postive review on Tripadvisor.
We're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us (albeit a short one).

Thank you too for mentioning our Front Office Staff who do their best in providing friendly and personalized service and yes I agree with you, Catarina are very good at that !

We look forward to another opportunity to host you at Meliá Madeira Mare and thank you once again for your kind comments!

Kind regards and best wishes
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Really liked this hotel. Helpful and friendly staff, clean rooms and great location. I came with my sister and her husband and their 3,5 year old daughter. The occation was my 40-th birthday. I have previously worked at hotels in Sweden and am quite picky. But this hotel was great.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Valued Guest

Firstly many thanks for your preference in choosing our Resort to celebrate your 40th birthday! Our very best wishes to you for health and happiness always!.

We also appreciate your taking time to share your experience on Tripadvisor!

Your positive comments in regard to our services and facilities are truly most welcome especially so that you are experienced in the industry; as you are no doubt aware your feedback is of fundamental importance to us in our daily efforts in attaining complete guest satisfaction.

We hope to welcome you back to Meliá Madeira Mare in the not too distant future!
Kind regards
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

It was wonderful to swim at 7 am in the outside swimming pool in January. The temperature, the location, with the atlantic ocean just there eating for the sunrising was a fantastic experience. Then a great selection of tropical fruits for breakfast was very comforting.

Room Tip: Any room is well located
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Dear Valued Guest

Firstly our very best wishes to you for a healthy and prosperous 2014.

We're delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor.

We certainly do pride ourselves in regard to our location in Funchal and our magnificent ocean views which can be seen from almost every single room type in the resort !
Glad you enjoyed our temperatures too which is of course one of Madeira Islands´main attractions and where one can indeed enjoy a swim during the winter months!
Thank you for your preference; we do hope to welcome you back sometime in the not too distant future.

Kind regards and best wishes
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Bjarred, Sweden
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great place to stay at if you are in Lido, Funchal, Madeira. Cosy, nice, quiet and supergood rooms. (LIttle to hard bed for me, but my wife loved it.) Fantastic view. Tasty breakfast with all type of stuff to eat, only thing missing was more fresh fruit. Had a lot of canned pears, peaches, etc, when the island is full of fantastic tropical fruits like papaya, etc. (There was thus very jummy "anonas".)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Dear Valued Guest
Many thanks for sharing your review on Tripadvisor and for your preference in our Resort during your recent stay in Madeira.
We're pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay with us.
Our resort is located in the heart of the tourist area in Funchal and our rooms have magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean!
We hope to welcome you back to Meliá Madeira Mare in the not too distant future.
With kind regards and best wishes
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

I received friendly welcome by the reception staff and shown to my spacious rooms. The room and the bathroom were nice and very comfortable. The food was delicious and varied, the waiting staff efficient and friendly. The hotel location is very pretty and within walking you can go allover places around very easy, also you have near hotel shops and bars/restaurants and point of view...
I spend there a great vacation ( one week). Thank you

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Valued Guest

Many thanks for your very kind and positive review.

We're delighted we were able to deliver on our brand standards and thank you too for commenting on our waiting staff, who will undoubtedly appreciate same.

Our resort is pretty well located and within walking distance to shops, restaurants and recreational areas and glad you enjoyed your week's stay.

Thank you for your preference and hope to welcome you back sometime soon.

With kind regards and best wishes
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Wetherby
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

All staff very welcoming and attentive. Room comfortable with pool and ocean view.
Unfortunately we only had buffet evening meal on two occasions as there were too few residents. The a la carte food was not very good.
We would return to this hotel if we visit Madeira again but would probably do bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you kindly for taking time to post your review.
Appreciate your positive comments and regret that our a la carte service did not meet with your expectations.
We thank you for your preference and look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the not too distant future.

With kind regards and best wishes
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Staff - very smiley, always polite and I felt they genuinely would do anything to make our stay a pleasant one. Especially a guy at the reception who played with my iPad for a good 5 minutes to help me connect to the wifi. And the waitrons at breakfast keep the coffee flowing.
Rooms - very spacious, kitted out pretty well although nothing wowed me. Although the window in th bathroom so you can watch the TV in the shower was fun.
Views - wonderful, we faced inward to th hotels grounds so had the sun in the AM and could see the sea.
Gym - bit disappointed, lots of machines to exercise your legs. Ur nothing for your abs or stomach. But did he job...
Indoor pool - nice enough, I can imagine it's a bit busy in peak season.
Outdoor pool - amazing views but bloody freezing and no hot tub. Which would have been nice but... Not th end if the world.
Breakfast - repetitive but nice. Lovely setting.
Maderia - amazing. Good weather, lovely people and beautiful views.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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TinaNobrega, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for taking time to share your recent experience during your stay with us.
We appreciate your positive comments and regret that not all our services met with your expectations. Your feedback is of vital importance to us in our efforts in delivering on our brand standards and your remarks have been noted and actioned upon internally.
We're glad you enjoyed our lovely island and do hope to welcome you sometime in the not too distant future.

With kind regards and best wishes
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Property: Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa
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
#18 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#20 Family Hotel in Funchal
#22 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#23 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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