Ratings based on 125 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Tolle Anlage mit beeindruckender Gartenanlage

Posted 01-Mar-2015
Wunderbarer Blick aufs Meer. Tolles Essen, tolle Schwimmbäder, Becken
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Beste Lage und guter Service.

Posted 26-Feb-2015
Cons: Zimmer zu laut, da Türen nicht ohne Lärm zu schließen gehen. Morgens ab 7 sehr störend.
Location: Ferien in Madeira setzen m.E. ein Mietauto voraus.
Hotel nahe zum Hauptort und doch ruhig gelegen.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom UK

A quality hotel with lovely gardens

Posted 24-Feb-2015
Pros: The setting and facilities
Cons: The nightly entertainment could be more varied
Location: Already mentioned above
Our 4th stay at the Porto Mare complex. The rooms are large, comfortable beds and good sea views or garden views. The staff are very efficient and friendly. Very good facilities with indoor and outdoor pools. We normally book bed and breakfast because there are plenty of restaurants nearby. The restaurant Solar da Ajuda is a must for it's steak on the stone.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Kent

Good hotel, good location but a few shortfalls

Posted 22-Feb-2015
Pros: Range of restaurants
Cons: Information in rooms
Location: See main comments above about location. Quite a few restaurants and bars nearby or a few minutes walk away.
The Porta Mare hotel is part of a three building complex, the other two being the Eden Mare hotel and The Residence (time share). The three buildings are interlinked. Guests in any of the three properties may use the facilities (eg restaurants) of the others and charge any costs to their bill. The complex offers two good size indoor swimming pools and three outdoor (one a small pool for small children) and five restaurants. The complex is part of the Porto Bay group which also owns the Bay Cliff Hotel slightly closer to the centre of Funchal. The Porta Mare is located on the coast, separated from the sea by a quiet road. It is about 20 minutes pleasant walk west of the centre of Funchal and easy to find. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus service to and from Funchal during the day but not at night. Gripes? Yes, a couple. No guide to the hotel in the rooms. If you want to know something you have to contact reception. Wi-fi is free in the public areas but Euro 6 per day in the bedrooms. However, signal strength in our room was so weak that it was difficult to make a connection and even more difficult to maintain it. Fortunately, reception readily removed charges from our bill. Overall, as good experience. We would stay there again, if we were to go back to Madeira.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Regensburg

Tolle Lage

Posted 19-Feb-2015
Es war wirklich toll. Ich werde wenn möglich im Sommer nochmals aber länger in dieses Hotel fahren. Essen Service Personla einfach super.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom UK

Superb Hotel Complex

Posted 17-Feb-2015
Pros: The garden landscape and exceptionally good maintenance
Location: The hotel location is 2.5km from the centre of Funchal with public transport, taxis and straightforward walking providing ready access to the town
From arrival to departure the experience was both relaxing and rewarding.It was only unfortunate that we were unable to utilise all the facilities in the short time available
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 12-Feb-2015
Magnifique sejour, cadre joli et reposant, magnifique hotel et personnel. On n'hesitera pas de retourner dans cette hotel la prochaine fois q'on visite madère.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 11-Feb-2015
Excellent facilities in a very good location. Plenty of choices of restaurant for those choosing to eat within the complex.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom London

Another Great Porto Hotel

Posted 06-Feb-2015
Pros: Everything, especially the grounds and facilities which deserve special merit.
Cons: For us, The Porto Mare rates 100% for what it aims to be which is a good 4 star hotel
Location: 30 minutes walk to town, or 10 minutes on the bus. There are plenty of bars and very nice restaurants in the locale and very nice local walks.
This was our first stay in the Porto Mare after having stayed 3 times at the Porto Santa Maria, plus several other hotels in Funchal. The Porto Mare maintains the same high quality as the Santa Maria and cannot be faulted. Although the Porto Mare is about a 30 minute walk from the center of town, there are plenty of very nice restaurants and bars around plus the bus service is brilliant with a bus stop right outside the hotel. The gardens, grounds, pools and facilities at the Porto Mare are simply superb. Provided you don't mind being a little out of the center of town, then you should have a very good stay at the Porto Mare.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom London

Good hotel not far from Funchal.

Posted 05-Feb-2015
Pros: The hotel is modern and spacious, the paintings on the walls are beautiful. The gardens are well kept and carefully planned and the pools are clean.
Cons: Better quality towels and toilet paper. Indoor pool floor could be drier. Centrifugal dryer for swimwear would be helpful.
Location: Walking on the promenade, cultural events, restaurants, visits to Funchal.
Signage to the hotel from the road was non-existent, we got lost trying to reach the Porto Mare Hotel coming from the airport in the dark ( 8 - 9- p.m. January '15) However, once we arrived, everything was good, we were welcomed by excellent reception staff who strive to please. Every member of staff was very friendly and helpful, and did everything they could to make our stay pleasant. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and there was a large choice of food, but not top quality. Our bedroom was a good size, and so was the bathroom. The towels in the bathroom were thin, and the toilet paper was of a poor quality. Apart from that, the room was clean and well appointed.