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“Wonderful honeymoon”
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Porto Mare Hotel
Ranked #7 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful honeymoon”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

We are just back from a week at this hotel for our honeymoon and found everything about it outstanding. From our arrival to the beautiful flowers, champagne and rose petals in our room we felt so special. All the staff are very friendly, the food is amazing and the place is kept spotless. We would definitely go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing on tripadvisor the holiday experience you had at Porto Mare hotel.
We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed such a special occasion with us and sincerely hope to welcome you back in a near future.

Warm regards,


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Severodvinsk, Russia
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

The hotel is located by the water. The personnel is very nice. We spent there one night before sailing off on a Porto Santo ferry. The stop was a part of our honeymoon trip. we were there just for one night, but we had a bottle of champaigne and flowers everywhere in the room waiting for us. also we got a very nice view overlooking the pool area and the ocean. food at the restaurant was very good and reasonably priced. they also had a live music playing by the pool bar in the evening. overall great hotel and we would love to go back. reasonable price too, we booked 3 months in advance, and wanted to book it for our way back from Porto Santo but it was fully booked, so be smart - plan early! great hotel!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

Really happy to know that we had a positive contribution to you honeymoon holiday at Porto Mare hotel and thank you for sharing your thoughts about it on tripadvisor.

Hope to meet you in a future visit to our island,

Best regards,

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Really enjoyed 2 weeks (Aug 2012) at this hotel with my husband and 15 yeard-old daughter.

For us, the hotel rated more as 5 star than 4 star; food and service excellent; cleanliness, super; staff, very friendly and accommodating; facilities generally great (only quibble was the air-conditioning in the gym which was not cold enough).

We found this hotel was excellent value for money and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

Just a short note to thank you for the “super” review about your holiday experience at Porto Mare and glad to know that you had an enjoyable time with us.

Sincerely hope to see you around in a future visit to Madeira,

Best regards,

Muito obrigado

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North West
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Just back from a week's r and r. Very few negatives about this hotel and I would return. The staff were all excellent and clearly well managed. I especially welcomed the indoor pool at the spa, and the views from our terrace. Small niggles were the room keys which kept not working ( though the staff were great in trying to sort it) and perhaps less choice in the buffet than I have been used to elsewhere- perhaps explained by the need to import so much. We managed to eat outside at each breakfast and dinner- very unusual and very welcome.
The resort pleased us less. Very built up and concrety, though this contrasts with the emptiness inland. Also, it was complicated getting access to the sea and not one for young kids- I wanted to have a swim at the nearest access but was warned off by others who had fallen.
The hotel however was a haven of peace and tranquillity.Worth a mention are the great staff member who took us on the english speaking tour of the hotel and garden tour. Also Katie the Thomson rep- unobtrusive, enthusiastic and efficient.

Room Tip: great superior sea view room. Our a/c worked very well.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for another “great” review shared on tripadvisor with so many other holiday makers.
Glad that overall you had a positive experience in Madeira and really hope to welcome you back in a future visit to our island.

…have taken good note of room keys issue and we are working on a solution for it.

Warm regards,

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We holidayed here in December, 2010. First time visit to Funchal & despite the aborted landing due to a strong side wind & the rain during the holiday, the hotel made up for it.
We had booked a premier room which was upgraded on arrival to a suite on the ground floor, very large suite with a kitchenette & sizeable balcony. The pool & garden areas are beautiful, with the continual rain we found the indoor pool very comfortable & relaxing.
The location is well placed for restaurants & the sea front, walkable distance (slightly hilly) into Funchal, we ventured up the hillside by cablecar, great views over Funchal, but partway the heavens opened again, torrential rain, quite scary.
Staff are very accommodating & friendly, would definitely recommend this hotel, just check the weather!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review shared on tripadvisor about you previous stay at Porto Mare.

Glad that in spite of weather conditions you found a way to enjoy the time you spent with us using some of the several facilities we have within the Vila Porto Mare complex.

Hope to see you around in a near future

Warm regards,

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We've just completed our 7th year staying at this wonderful complex. We stay in the Residence but enjoy all the facilities of the complex as all guests in both hotels do. Lots of sunbeds either by the pool or on the lawn areas. Free parasols and towels. Food excellent. 2 outdoor pools, very large one at the Porto Mare and 2 indoor pools.
Lots of lounges and bars where you can relax, good free bus service into Funchal. Staff excellent and very helpful.
Hotel in good location for walking into Funchal or to Camara do Lobos.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your loyalty to Porto Mare and for the lovely review shared on tripadvisor

It is rewarding to know that even after seven visits we were able to fulfill your holiday expectations

Sincerely hope to meet you in a near future,

Warm regards,

Muito obrigado

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Spent one week in November 2011 at this awesome Funchal hotel. Our superior room had a great ocean view, soft beds and a clean, new bathroom. Great breakfast buffet with everything you could wish for (even sparkling wine). Very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful large lush garden with flowers and orchids. Several outdoor and indoor swimming pools for all tastes and a nice pool snack bar. A small playground for the kids, a gym and a mini golf course. Great location next to the ocean and in a quiet area. I have absolutely no complaints and would love to return anytime! My 4-year-old son also loved the place and never stops talking about it.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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antoniopais, General Manager at Porto Mare Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review posted on Tripadvisor about your holiday at Porto Mare hotel.
We are happy to learn that you had a good time with us and enjoyed the hotel and facilities.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you need any information or any other assistance for future trips to Madeira.

Warm regards,

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Property: Porto Mare Hotel
Address: Rua Simplicio Passos Gouveia, 21, Funchal, Madeira 9004-565, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#5 Business Hotel in Funchal
#7 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#10 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#11 Family Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Mare Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 198
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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