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Cheshire
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed here several times over the last 15 years, and the fact we keep returning says a lot. But there seems to be a developing degree of complacency by the hotel management, probably because they now have a solid core of elderly regular visitors who return, time after time, staying on full board terms despite the cost. The...

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Notts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from another wonderful stay at the Porto Santa Maria. The same great welcoming staff, room facilities (we were on the ground floor with a sea view) and food all made our third stay here very enjoyable. The location cannot be faulted, overlooking the sea and harbour, in the old town, next to the cable car to Monte,and a...

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Porto Santa Maria having had three separate recommendations, and we were not let down. The room (501) was lovely, the staff were plentiful, and the situation of the hotel is perfect. We stayed B&B and the breakfasts were very good. The bar staff were particularly attentive and pleasant without being smarmy!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The recent reviews say it all. Excellent location - very helpful staff - very comfortable ground floor studio room with immediate access to the garden/ pool area. When we next visit Funchal choosing to stay here is a "dead-brainer"

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am worried that if I go o n about this hotel it will become so popular that we will not be able. To get a booking. The staff are really helpful, the hotel is spotless and the breakfasts are excellent. We hope to return later in the year.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved staying here as it was a good quality hotel right in the middle of all the bars & restaurants. We spent our days lying by the heated pool, then pootled out in the evenings to a different restaurant every day. Our room had a full size fridge & kettle so was very handy for making tea/coffee & keeping...

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1Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Porto Santa Maria is in probably in the best location in Funchal.It is situated in the Old Town which is a really interesting area with old fishermens cottages with painted doors and many excellent restaurants.Outside the hotel is the main promenade which runs for about a mile by the harbour.A walk into the centre takes about 10 minutes.This is unlike...

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time in Funchal and we chose our hotel well. In the old town, at the end of the promenade within easy reach of the town, the harbour, the cable car and restaurants. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful and our room, overlooking the sea, was very comfortable. There was a small 'kitchen'...

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PERTH, SCOTLAND
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third holiday to Madeira but our first to this particular hotel which was chosen purely for its location right next to the Zona Velha and its numerous restaurants. As has been said by other reviewers the rooms are good. We had paid slightly extra for a sea view and had emailed ahead to ask for a quiet...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 5 night stay to celebrate our anniversary. The hotel itself was lovely - very clean, well presented, spacious rooms, great restaurant with a brilliant and varied breakfast, good pools (even in Feb!), several hot tubs (including one on the roof - not to be missed), secure underground parking for the hire car, fun bar with cocktail...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your holiday experiences, I’m very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay in Madeira, the hotel facilities and service. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel. Yours Truly Carla

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: €143 - €203 (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
#21 Family Hotel in Funchal
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“Make sure you get a room with sea view, not partial sea view”
 of 5 bubbles engineery, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A sea view room is a must, especially for liner watching.”
 of 5 bubbles dandjNotts, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in a ground floor room, with balcony and opening directly onto the gardens and pool area - Room 015, perfect for us - no lifts!”
 of 5 bubbles JDG38, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you get a front on sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles C2527WRpaulh, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do choose a seaview rather than a garden view room.”
 of 5 bubbles 1golfer2, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
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