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Hotel Porto Santa Maria

Star Rating: 4 star

in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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Hotel Porto Santa Maria details

This chic hotel enjoys one of Funchal’s most coveted locations - just steps away from the old town waterfront.

It’s as if this place was made to be beside the ocean. With its fresh looks and pillar-fronted terrace, it’s got a Riviera feel that’s totally at one with its surroundings. And its setting is a rare commodity here. It’s one of the few hotels right on the promenade of Funchal old town, so you’ve got lots of traditional restaurants on one side and Atlantic views on the other.

The hotel makes a point of celebrating its shoreline spot. Take the foyer. Along with its peaches-and-cream colour palette and glossy marble floor, it’s accessorised with maritime objet d’arts. And the pool has taken the obvious place right by the promenade. It’s designed in lagoon style and set in to a terrace with views over the passing cruise ships.

The nautical theme is evident in the Captain’s Bar, too. This upstairs lounge is all bowed beams, tongue-and-groove walls and dark-wood tables. An outdoor terrace overlooking the sea completes the scene. Food-wise, you’ve also got the Arsenal restaurant, where they serve up lavish buffet meals - there’s a different theme every night - and an evening à la carte menu.

As for the rooms, they’re more than comfortable, with galley-style kitchenettes, satellite TVs and verandas looking over the gardens or ocean. And there’s an airy feel to them all, nicely accented by neutral décor, pale-wood furniture and sea-blue armchairs.

Location

• Situated in Funchal old town with shops‚ bars and restaurants nearby • Next to pebbly Sao Tiago Beach • 100m to bus stop - services run throughout the island and cable car station for services to Monte

Transfer time


40 minutes

Swimming pool


• Swimming pool • Heated indoor pool • Pool/snack bar • Sun terraces and landscaped gardens • Sunbeds and pool towels

Meals


• Dining room serving buffet meals • A la carte menu available • Sea Atmosphere restaurant serving traditional food • Half Board includes one buffet meal a week at the Porto Mare Resort • Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners included • Flexible dining option available: 7 nights Half Board on 14 night holidays and 3 nights Half Board on 7 night holidays. Meals can be taken on any day. Please contact our pre-travel team to add a flexible dining package to your booking.

Activities


• Health club and massage • Golf courses 8km and 30km away • Sauna • Whirlpool bath and gym • Discount on green fees at Palheiro and Santo da Serra golf courses, plus guaranteed tee-off time at Palheiro

Entertainment


• Cocktail bar • Lounge • Bar

Other facilities


• 24hr reception • Air-conditioning • Laundry service

Luggage may be transported separately on the coach transfer

Room facilities


All rooms have air-conditioning, kitchenette with fridge and 2 electric rings, dining area, cable TV, internet at a fee, tea amd coffee facilities, hairdryer, bathrobes and furnished veranda. Standard rooms are Garden view studios and have twin beds. Sea-view rooms and Junior Suites available.

Rooms:


146

Lifts:


4

Official rating:


4 Star

Special Offers


Honeymooners and Gold/Silver Wedding Anniversaries will receive free room upgrade, subject to availability‚ sparkling wine and flowers on arrival.

Discounted green fees at Santo da Serra and Palheiro Golf.

Extra Local Charges


Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide

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