We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Porto Santa Maria Hotel

Travellers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Porto Santa Maria Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,735 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Porto Santa Maria Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,535: English reviews
wiltshire
Reviewed 16 August 2015

In general I agree with the reviews that this hotel is in a very good location and the accommodation is to a high standard. The adult only aspect was also very welcome. My only negative comments were that a couple of the male bar staff were quite rude when taking orders during the happy hour and the hotel needs to...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Ted_meister
Carla_Bacanhim, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback, I’m sad to see that we did not completely manage to correspond to your expectations. The hotel is open 365 days a year so any repairs, maintenance and improvement has to be made throughout the year, we try to do it with care not to cause disruptions. I do apologise for any inconvenience...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2015

My husband and I spent two weeks here at the end of July. The hotel is lovely and spotlessly clean. We were on a B&B basis and found the variety and quality of food excellent. The staff are courteous and extremely helpful too. The location of the hotel itself is perfect.There are restaurants situated as soon as you reach the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Hazie2014
Carla_Bacanhim, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback and for sharing your holiday experiences on the Island We have a privileged position and many guests return to our hotel because of that. I’m glad that our facilities and service were up to your expectations. I hope that I will have the opportunity to welcome you back in a near future. Yours...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2015

May I start with a few interesting facts ! Our rep said the airport is regarded as the third most difficult to land a plane (crosswinds) . Also it's on stilts . Bet they only send their best pilots ! There are 133 tunnels on the island . Go on an island tour and you'll go through most of them...

 Report
Helpful?
12Thank djm_davies
Carla_Bacanhim, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank your for sharing your positive holiday experiences. I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay in Madeira and that our hotel was up to your expectations. Regarding the roof terrace, due to safety reasons we are not able to have normal sun umbrellas up there, we will study a way of offering more shade. I hope...

Whitley Bay
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Just spent a week here and have to say all that has been said previously is true! The hotel position and staff are fabulous, the rooms are good and everything is spotlessly clean. The only things that detract a little are the charges for the safe and WiFi in your room. Have already booked to return at Easter next year!

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank KnockerWhitleyBay
Carla_Bacanhim, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you value our privileged position, our service and facilities. Its such a pleasure to know that you have already made a reservation for Easter. Looking forward to welcoming you back Yours Truly Carla

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Back from another relaxing week at this very fine hotel. From the moment young Marco greeted me and took care of my baggage from my pre-booked limousine airport transfer a week of plain sailing relaxing and once again enjoying the facilities of this - the best positioned hotel on the island. Excellent attentive friendly, professional service from the young and...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Ian H
Carla_Bacanhim, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review, I'm delighted to see that once again you enjoyed your stay with us. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back in January, May and September. Yours Truly Carla

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is the second year we've spent a few days at the Santa Maria,and because it's only a three day stay before we move elsewhere we book a junior sute, which we have found to be quite reasonably priced. Rooms are comfortable, with plenty of space, and all the furniture and fittings have a good quality feel. The public areas...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank clintaughjl
Carla_Bacanhim, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feed back and for sharing your photos. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do advise in various locations about the non reservation policy of sunbeds, we will reinforce the information according to the hotel policy and our pool staff will give additional attention to the sunbeds reserved during...

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2015

My wife and I have just returned fro a lovely holiday in Madeira. The hotel was recommended to us by friends who stayed there earlier in the year and it didn't disappoint. The hotel was lovely and situated in the perfect location in Funchal overlooking the harbour and ideally situated close to a fantastic selection of restaurants and bars. The...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank simon b
Carla_Bacanhim, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review, I’m so glad to learn that you enjoyed Madeira, our facilities and service. I hope to welcome you back in a near future. Yours Truly Carla Bacanhim

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This was our third visit and we enjoyed our stay just as much as on the two previous occasions. Since our last visit the hotel has had a change of management but this has not affected the quality of the hotel in any way. Upon speaking to the staff they said that the changeover had been smooth and without any...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Robert_S186338
Carla_Bacanhim, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice feedback, I’m so glad to learn that we managed to correspond to your expectations once again. It’s a great pleasure to welcome our loyal guests back to our hotel and I hope to see you soon. Yours Truly Carla

lichfield Staffs
Reviewed 11 August 2015

I will not take any time in reviewing this great hotel . What great staffs /lovely pool and location . (Yes its is near the harbour and the beach is like any other in Madeira Rocky with no sand ) BUT if you like a quite hotel spotlessly clean & great service . Don't Book any where else brilliant ......

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank ian s
Carla_Bacanhim, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such wonderful review I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed your holidays and our hotel. I hope to see you soon Yours Truly Carla

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Been back a week since our 9th visit and wish we were still there. As already said in previous reviews, the location is great, plenty of restaurants within yards of the hotel and a peaceful location with lovely views. The staff are all friendly, smiling and helpful and invariably recognise us when we turn up. However, the star of the...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank deniseandnick
Carla_Bacanhim, General Manager at Porto Santa Maria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review, I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Madeira and that once again we managed to correspond to your expectations. Lina is a much appreciated member of our staff and most dedicated to all our guests. I hope to have the pleasure of welcome you back to your second home...

1,074 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (770)
Viewed
View from Room (107)
Viewed
Room/Suite (63)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Dining (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (245)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (73)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
1:11
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (248)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (275)
Viewed
Amenities (71)
Viewed
Beach (6)
Viewed
Pool (15)
Viewed
Dining (54)
Viewed
Standard Garden View Room (32)
Viewed
Suite (39)
Viewed
The Hotel (58)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (29)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (8)

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • 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
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: €142 - €201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Santa Maria Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 146
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and TripOnline SA so you can book your Porto Santa Maria Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Porto Santa Maria Funchal
Porto Santa Maria Hotel Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#9 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#10 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#21 Family Hotel in Funchal
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Porto Santa Maria Hotel staff and other travellers.
76 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (76)

Questions? Get answers from Porto Santa Maria Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms on the south side face the bay with lovely views of the cruise ships and very quiet.”
P8380PJtonyt, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Second or third floor for great views”
866JulieR, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“warning about the garden room as you could overlook the park where the homeless sleep.”
raggy100, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sea view and high floor”
sue4i, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a sea view”
DeeT681, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5