Porto Santa Maria Hotel (Porto Bay)

Address: Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands, 9050-029, Portugal | 4 star hotel
 
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This 4 star hotel, located on Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal, is near Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride, Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores), Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro, and Avenida do Mar.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Porto Santa Maria Hotel (Porto Bay) Funchal

    Wonderful Friendly Staff and Good Quality Accommodation

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    I have stayed at the Porto Santa Maria Hotel 3 times and will return again in July 04. The Reception Staff are most helpful and welcoming on arrival. The Breakfast is of excellent quality and can be taken on the veranda; which, in my opinion, is a plus. The waiting staff are friendly and efficient. The maids are very thorough and your room is kept pristine for the whole of your stay. Towels are provided for your use at the pool and the whole area is maintained to a high standard. Clean and clear water in both the indoor and outdoor pool. The happy hour cocktails are recommended. If you are not fully mobile, this is the hotel for you. Easy access to the Promenade and Park a flat walk no steps. Tip: stay on a Bed and Breakfast Basis and try the many eating houses adjacent to the hotel. The Tappisol is recommended, good quality food 'Sea Bass' is a must. Try the 'home brew' at the Beer House down at the Port and also their 'Maderia Cup' ice cream; which is home made ice cream with dry Maderia Wine poured over. Looking forward to my next vist to the Porto Santa Maria Hotel, as I know in advance, I will have the same quality of service as previous stays.

    Good all round hotel

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    Stayed here mid-May. Nice clean hotel. Convenient for buses and cable-car. good indoor pool and moderate outdoor one. Overlooks the harbour and not far from the shops. Staff very friendly and helpful. Suggest you stay on B & B terms. If you want to eat in you will proberbly get a better rate for dinner at the hotel rather than buying half-board. Food good but somewhat limited menu. You then have the option to eat out at the many restaurants near by. Kitchenette in our room was useful for snacks and drinks. Occassional eveing entertainment was very low key. A very good place to stay if you want a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, yet still be close to the action.

    Perfect Location

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    Stayed here 19th April 2004. Splendid hotel and the staff were wonderful, especially at the Reception Desk. Very clean and comfortable rooms and the kitchenette option should be adopted by more hotels. Ideal location in the old town area with spectacular views over to the port - book a sea view room and take binoculars to appreciate all the boating action going on. I'll definitely stay here again when visiting Madeira.

    Everything but the food

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    This really is a quality hotel. It has an excellent location (in the old town - a part with minimal traffic noise) just down the road from the Mont cable car (well worth a ride for the ariel view of the town).

    There are some really nice well priced, locally owned restaurants (my favourite was the Tappasol) just outside the entrance and a bank with cash point just around the corner. Nearly all the rooms are sea facing having small verandas with table & chairs. Room also have kitchenette with fridge & kettle etc. Aircon in the reasonably sized bed room.

    There was only one thing to let the hotel down - the restaurant. I had no complaints about the breakfast buffet which had a large range of breakfast fayre including full English. As for the evening meals these were a real let down. Most evenings they were serving buffet style meals & when a la cart was being served it was very limited and uninspiring & the service was poor - basically it had no atmosphere or character which I think you need to enhance a holiday experience. I would recommend that a stay at this hotel should be on a bed & breakfast basis only & then eat out at the local restaurants which serve much tastier food at good prices with quality waiter service (that way you can feel a lot more pampered).

    Fantastic hotel

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    Superb hotel in an excellent location. Never have I met such wonderful staff, they cannot do enough for you!

    Great location and excellent facilities

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    The location couldn't be better - in the Old Town where there is a good choice of restaurants. It is on the promenade and so an easy flat walk into town.

    The facilities are good, pool, jaccuzi, gym and our room was equiped with a fridge and kettle so we could make our own drinks whenever we wished.

    The reception staff were very helpful looking out bus timetables etc.

    Breakfast was good with a wide selection.

    I certainly intend to return to Funchal again and stay at the Porto Santa Maria.

    Best hotel in town

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    This hotel has the wow factor.Friendly staff,great view,best position in town(two minutes from the cable car to Monte)indoor and outdoor pool.We have been twice and will return.

    Brill

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    hotel wonderfull,staff superb,food very eatable and the location just right.Ideal for the old part of town.recommend local restaurants all good,best one is in the old fort its self,next to the hotel.Will go again

    Beutiful Hotel

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    Spacious hotel worth a 5 * rating, Excelent accomodation, best location in Funchal. (Sea front) Evening entertainment varied each night. Super swimming pools. Good food especially the Breakfast.

    Location, location, location

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    The hotel opened in 2000 (I think) so still looks nice and fresh.

    Spacious rooms and nice pool and bar areas. Terrific location on the waterfront in Funchal old town so no long walk back up hill if you eat out in the evening. Lots of good and reasonably priced restaurants on the doorstep. If returning to Funchal I'd stay here again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Porto Santa Maria Hotel (Porto Bay) Funchal

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