Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations
TripAdvisor Reviews Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa Funchal
Travel Blogs from Funchal
... it is an interesting concept. Certainly picked up plenty of tips and will be putting them into action. We visited coastal villages along the south coast, and whilst they were pretty, the beaches were pretty ******. Very little sand, just black rocks ranging is size from golf balls to big Boulders. Definitely makes sunbathing interesting. Overall a fairly impressive destination, easy to see why they have over 1 million visitors a year, most from Great ...
... together chronologically for me
after visiting historic sites around Portugal over the last month.
I got a late start on my arrival day in Funchal so only
managed to see one garden. On my free day in Funchal after returning from
hiking on the island I took the bus up to the Madeira Botanic Garden, a more
traditional botanic garden with more of a focus of displaying a large variety
of different kinds ...
... to arrive at second levada at Rabacal which begins at the base of a waterfall named Caldeirao Risco. This levada at around 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) elevation is a far more modern one than the one on the previous day’s hike, with a much heavier water flow and a wider side path than most. A few kilometers farther and we (along with the levada) entered an 800 meter (one half mile) long tunnel to the drier side of the island where the water is used for ...
... services for
I tried a couple more island specialties at dinner at the
hotel restaurant. Madeira’s most famous dish is a type of fish locally called
Espada that’s translated as Black Scabbard Fish in English. It lives at very
deep elevations and is especially ugly in appearance but tastes delicious. The
traditional preparation is either with local bananas or with a passion fruit
sauce but is also sometimes just ...
... mentioned this is a previous blog, Funchal gets its name from the wild fennel that grows here. Why I’m stating this again is that a few days ago this was one of the questions in the World Champions Quiz…which we got wrong!! I suggested it means wood. Madeira gets its name from wood. Funchal means fennel which I should have known. This goes to show that even I don’t take any notice to what I write half the time!!
Unlike the ‘red’ ...