Great hotel couldn't fault it or its location.
The hotel is about a mile West of Funchal main town, it is situated less than 100m from the sea. Funchal didn't seem to be about beaches, the coast is rocky but there are landscaped areas in place of beaches to sunbathe, swim and dive directly into the sea. The Porto Mare is one of three hotels joined together with extensive gardens and pool area, everything was spotless and the gardens well maintained. There are four restaurants one for Portuguese cuisine, another Mediterranean, an Italian and finally a large buffet restaurant themed on varying cuisines daily over 7 days, this seems to be the restaurant for inclusive packages and used by all for breakfast. The standard of food is very high in all of the restaurants and as we booked Bed and Breakfast were pleased to find them reasonably priced especially in view of the quality, service and attention to detail, live mood music in all except the buffet restaurant. The room was large, well appointed, mini bar, safe, two large single beds side by side and a balcony. The staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful in all areas of the hotel, snack meals also available at the pool bar. Indoor and outdoor pools. I would recommend this hotel and while we normally try different locations would have no hesitation in returning to it and the beautiful hilly island of Madeira