Ratings based on 232 Verified Reviews

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
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great Hotel, Excellent service

Posted 21-Feb-2017
Pros: Pools, Gym, Bars, Gardens etc etc
Cons: One waiter was a little off but all the others were great
This hotel makes everything easy and enjoyable. Excellent location , great service and always smiling staff.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Dover UK

Wonderful hotel in a tropical garden setting

Posted 28-Dec-2016
Pros: We particularly liked the art work, depicting traditional Madieran people and the decorations for Christmas had been tastefully done.
Cons: Coffee at breakfast could have been a little hotter.
Location: Excellent courtesy bus to Funchal, runs though out the day. Plenty to see & experience in Funchal for all ages. Great coastal walks
This hotel offers an oasis of calm and green, unlike many hotels we saw. Amazing views of the sea though the palm trees amidst the twitter of birds. Spacious rooms with a lovely balcony. The swimming pool complex was relaxing with the ability to swim from indoors to outdoors. Excellent breakfast with a very wide choice on offer. Staff were very friendly & helpful with excellent English and we also noticed German.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
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
Recommended
for Couples
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

Excellent hotel

Posted 21-Nov-2016 on Hotels
This hotel is a long established one on Madeira. We bought the discounted buffet dinner package, quite a saving of €7 per meal on the normal price. We did not use the al a carte restaurants but the food in the buffet was superb. Funchal old town is a thirty minute walk or the local bus stops outside the hotel or there is a free hotel shuttle bus into town that you need to book. Airport is only thirty minutes by taxi.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
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
Recommended
for Couples
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.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Beautiful Hotel

Posted 17-Nov-2016 on Hotels
The Hotel was excellent with lovely facilities and beautiful gardens and our room, as requested had a sea view. The surrounding area is full of large hotels and apartment blocks so a little soulless however a courtesy bus service runs during the day to the centre of Funchal which is a 40 minute walk away. Would defintely go back.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 09-Nov-2016 on Hotels
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
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.