Ratings based on 225 Verified Reviews

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4.7 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
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5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Glasgow

Pre Christmas break

Posted 05-Dec-2016
Pros: Location, Room and Price
Cons: little bit more generous with the tea and coffee in the room.
Location: Sheltered location, easy access to Funchal centre, lots of restaurants nearby and lots of travel places for booking day trips also nearby.
Hotel is very well kept, large rooms and has great facilities (that sadly we didn't utilize much). Location is sheltered and a short walk or easy bus journey into the harbour / shopping area. There is bus stop opposite for airport bus or local runs into town. The food in the hotel and nearby is extremely good, my wife is vegan and coped fine too. Can't fault anything, very enjoyable week and looking forward to returning.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Herausragende Gartenanlage

Posted 26-Nov-2016
Pros: Lage, Aussicht, Poollandschaft, Zimmergröße, kostenloser Parkplatz, WLAN
Cons: Mitten im Restaurant wird das saubere Besteck bei laufendem Servicebetrieb wegsortiert, was regelmäßig für eine unnötige Geräuschkulisse sorgt.
Location: Zahlreiche Restaurants, Autovermietungen, Supermärkte, Bushaltestellen, Lido, ca. 20 Minuten Fußweg bergab bis zum Hafen.
Liebevoll gepflegte Gartenanlage mit verschiedenen Liegebereichen und herrlicher Aussicht aufs Meer, kein Betonbunker. Zweck unserer Reise im November war Erholung - genau das haben wir hier gefunden. Das Hotel liegt zentral, im Zimmer hat man von dem Trubel auf der Estrada Monumental überraschenderweise nichts mitbekommen. Man benötigt eigentlich kein Auto. Das Frühstücksbuffet lässt keine Wünsche offen. Das Dinner Angebot im Buffet Restaurant Atlantida ist im Vergleich zu den Gerichten in den umliegenden Restaurants ein qualitativ guter Deal. Jeden Abend gibt es ein neues Thema, welches sich nach 7 Tagen wiederholt, was einem die Möglichkeit eröffnet, die leckeren Gerichte ein weiteres Mal genießen zu können.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Drammen - Norway

Flott hotell med nydelig hage

Posted 21-Nov-2016
Pros: Meget god standard. Hyggelig og avslappet atmosfære. Fasiliteter som ute og inne basseng, og bra treningsrom. Gode restauranter og en nydelig hage.
Location: Hotellet har en fin beliggenhet, og egen tennisbane. En spasertur til Gamlebyen tar ca 30 - 40 min. Det organiseres Levada vandring m.m.
Vi ankom Hotell Porte Mare lørdag 19. November, og så frem til en deilig uke I Funchal. Dette var vår første tur til Madeira. Umiddelbart fikk vi et positivt inntrykk av hotellet. Det var flott å se den store og fine hagen som omkranset bassenget, og videre ut over sjøen. Inntrykket ble ikke dårligere da vi sjekket inn på rommet. Store deilige senger, og generelt god plass. Hotellet har mange og gode restauranter som også ble benyttett. Et stort pre er at det er oppvarmet basseng I tillegg til bassenget ute. Alt I alt hadde vi en strålende uke på Porto Mare.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from UK

Exceeded expectations for a 4* hotel

Posted 20-Nov-2016
Pros: Spacious rooms, excellent standards of cleanliness and everything well considered e.g. 2 x hairdryers, mirrors well placed, efficient air con, quiet.
Cons: Sea View should mean sea view not lean over the balcony to see it
Location: Did not explore very much as this was chosen purely for relaxation - and it delivered. There was lots to offer on the island if that is what you want
Everything about the place is relaxing - so clean, so well looked after, no rush or crush to get to the pool - all very civilised. The gardens are superb and so well maintained - adding to the overall ambiance of a hotel that feels loved.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from london

Great location, poor wifi

Posted 07-Nov-2016
Pros: Location was excellent and the facilities are great
Cons: Wifi is poor
Location: Location is central to local shops and restaurants
Rooms are are nice size and clean however wifi facilities in the room are very poor.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from Bristol UK.


Posted 05-Nov-2016
Pros: Dinner in the Med restaurant and our sea view room.
Cons: The sun beds were too close together and the lack of moveable,adjustable sun umbrellas. Happy Hour service was so slow. Lack of atmosphere and enterta
Location: There are plenty of restaurants nearby but you have to be capable of climbing steep hills. Transport is necessary to reach the towns and marina.
The room was spacious quiet and comfortable. The food was good especially in the MED restaurant. Gardens are very attractive.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from UK

Beautiful Hotel with fabulous gardens

Posted 26-Oct-2016
Location: The hotel was virtually on the sea front with glorious views. It was possible to walk to Funchal in about 45 minutes.
We stayed for 12 nights in October & it was one of the best holidays we have had. The room was spotless and was immaculately cleaned every day. We had a sea view with a balcony, the room was air conditioned and alovely place to be. The breakfast catered for every taste, even down to providing sparkling wine. The pools were beautifully kept and the surrounding gardens made a stunning back drop. If I had to be critical about anything it would be that the sauna was an extra cost, and that the drinks and food were quite expensive. Thankfully happy hour provided half price drinks and a great gathering of people around the 2 bar areas. As there were numerous excellent restaurants within 500m it was easy to find somewhere to eat at amuch more reasonable cost.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 18-Oct-2016
I've ticked your boxes but I really can't be bothered to write an essay on it!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 15-Oct-2016
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere & pleasant staff
Cons: An All inclusive option would be good. Stop using rubber sheets on bed mattress's.
Location: Plenty of bars restaurants nearby at reasonable prices.
Enjoyed everything about our recent stay at The Porto Mare apart from one small niggle...I find the protective covering (plastic/rubber!) on the bed mattress very uncomfortable & hot!!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from UK

Fell in love with hotel again

Posted 16-Sep-2016
Pros: Breakfast and dinner both excellent - buffet style with huge choice/quality. We got offered the 4 night meal deal represented great value.
Cons: not charging 4 euros for bottle water. In fairness all restaurants do it.
Location: Within the main hotel area plenty of restaurants and pubs around. If you feel the need to go into town centre there is a courtesy bus.
A return visit so always you think will it live up to expectations, we needn't have worried. Warm attentive staff who speak good English. It is kept immaculate with beautiful gardens a wonderful pool and good sized comfortable room with a great sea view. The beds are huge. Location is great outside the hustle and noise of main town, good promenade in front ideal for after dinner stroll. It is a big hotel and seemed pretty full during our stay but it still maintains a calm relaxed atmosphere. The entertainment is varied and good quality. Happy hour is great for pre dinner cocktail .
Comment from Hotel Management
19-Sep-2016 by ACALDEIRA , Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank you for your review! We hope to see you soon. best regards