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Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Portugal

LOCATION

Old town | Funchal | Madeira Island
Porto Santa Maria is located next to the sea and the sea-front promenade in the middle of the old centre of Funchal in the renowned “Old Town”; it faces the harbour used by cruise ships and pleasure boats. Close by is the cable car which links Funchal with Monte, Forte de São Tiago (XVIIth century) and the famous Mercado dos Lavradores (market)...

W 16º 54' 0.65'' . N 32º 38' 49.93''

Madeira Airport: 17 km
Sea access: 50 metres

free shuttle bus 7 times per day

Contacts

Hotel Porto Santa Maria
Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses, 50
9060-190 Funchal
Madeira Island, Portugal
Tel: +351 291 206700
Fax: +351 291 206727
Email: portosantamaria@portobay.pt
Reservations: book@portobay.pt

Porto Santa Maria {4*}

URBAN RESORT...

historic centre, views over the cruise port, terrace with 360º views, kitchenette in the rooms, scenic surroundings...

Porto Santa Maria is located at the water's edge with direct access to the sea front promenade. Behind the hotel lies the old centre of Funchal, the well-known "old town". Its close relationship to the sea, the outstanding and exclusive views over the harbour where the cruise ships dock, its picturesque surroundings and the unique flavours of its cuisine result in genuine urban tranquility.

The Porto Santa Maria´s location is fantastic for both the actively inclined and those who would prefer to relax and listen to the breaking of waves.

A congenial hotel offering 146 rooms, restaurant, bars with terrace, direct access to the promenade, outdoor pool, indoor pool, SPA, gym, parking... all in the heart of the city.

Porto Santa Maria is an adult only hotel, only accepting reservations for guests over 16 years old.

Rooms

On each balcony you can feel the presence of the salty breeze .


Porto Santa Maria's proximity to the harbour makes for a front row view of the spectacle provided by the coming and going of cruise ships and leisure boats. At dawn many verandas light up as guests peek out... a unique phenomenon.

We have options for rooms adapted for people with reduced mobility or special circumstances. Contact book@portobay.pt


GARDEN VIEW STUDIO

24 m2 | up to 3 pax.

A beautiful garden right outside your window. In the morning inhale the fragrance of the greenery and . ..

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FROM 152 EUR
SEA VIEW STUDIO

24 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Overlooking the sea, this room provides an especially warm welcome for your stay with us . ..

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FROM 169,1 EUR
JUNIOR SUITE

40 m2 | up to 3 pax.

your relaxation is sacrosanct: large double beds and a magnificent veranda for . ..

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FROM 202,35 EUR

Prices are the "starting from" prices, corresponding to the lowest price available within the next 60 days, based on a room for two people. The prices displayed include taxes.

Dining

every detail invested with good taste...

At Porto Santa Maria every detail is invested with good taste. Dining is no exception!

An example of this is the Arsenal, where flavours will make your stay an even more unforgettable one.

With breakfast buffet, lunch, snack or à la carte dinner... the hotel offers you various options.

Guests love to have a drink on the veranda at the Captain's Bar whilst admiring the beautiful views of the sea!

ARSENAL RESTAURANT

breakfast . lunch . dinner

The recently refurbished Arsenal Restaurant offers alternative themed buffets every day inspired by international cuisine. In addition to the À la carte menu that is available, there is a special Gourmet Flavours dinner each week.

Let yourself be surprised…

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CAPTAIN’S BAR

drinks

The simple pleasures of life are sometimes the best. At this bar you can sit and read on the terrace, watch the boats and spot São Tiago fort or simply gaze at the sea… to the sound of good music. At night enjoy the weekly programme of live music.

Suggestion: Madeira Passion Cocktail

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PROMENADE BAR

snacks

Treat yourself to a refreshing drink or light meal next to the hotel’s outdoor pool while contemplating the sea and watching the comings and goings of the cruise liner port. Don’t miss the lunch time mini-buffet and the snacks.

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Pools & Spa

POOLS

With the ocean just two steps away, the scent of the sea breeze mingles with the fresh water of the outdoor pool. How about some invigorating strokes with a view of the cruise ships? An unbeatable setting...
Porto Santa Maria's indoor pool complements the outdoor one. An option for a cooler day...

Outdoor Pool
Opening times: 08.00 to 20.00
Average temperature: 24ºC

Indoor Pool
Opening times: 08.00 to 20.00
Average temperature: 28ºC

The Spa

at Porto Santa Maria

The association of perfumed aromas, aromatherapy massage, mixtures of essential and plant oils evoke hidden emotions and awaken the senses. The effect is heightened, bringing emotions and the health of the whole body into realignment. Beauty treatments such as manicure and pedicure are also available.

Information & Bookings: portosantamaria@portobay.pt

Suggestions

3 JACUZZIS

In this secluded, calm and relaxing space take care of yourself with health-giving sessions in the sauna and jacuzzis. You can also enjoy the new outdoor Jacuzzi located at the Harbour Terrace.

Gym

The gym offers an alternative for daily exercise. Here the emphasis is on the physical-work on good posture and eliminate the effect of any stress that may have accumulated in your daily life, benefiting body and mind.

Harbour Terrace

VIEWS

a privileged belvedere . ..

A visit to Porto Santa Maria is a unique experience! And the Harbour Terrace is the best place to enjoy a 360º panoramic view of the city of Funchal.

Behind you lie Madeira’s impressive and majestic mountains and the roofs of Funchal’s pretty historic downtown district. To your left is the old São Tiago Fort decked out in rustic yellow tones, to the right your eyes catch sight of the sleek cruise liners weighing anchor in the Port of Funchal, while your field of vision takes in the soaring craggy cliffs and The Cliff Bay hotel. The Atlantic ocean stretches out before you as far as the eye can see. That’s the spectacular panoramic view you now get from the “Harbour Terrace” at the Porto Santa Maria hotel.

This lounge has been designed to make sure it isn’t short on creating comforts: cane recliners, comfy sofas all await you, so you can soak up the splendid views, immerse yourself in a good book, or simply lounge around and relax.

Enjoy the views!

Funchal

Old Town

city's historic centre . ..

The historical part of the city of Funchal, better known as the 'Old Town' is a point of great cultural and architectural interest for everyone who visits.

Its narrow streets and picturesque houses dating from the 15th century are full of history...The Porto Santa Maria hotel is right alongside the Rua de Santa Maria, one of the oldest streets on Madeira island, which gave the hotel its name.

Hotel Porto Santa Maria is ideal for those who want to experience the dynamic feel of the city, art, lifestyle and traditions whilst being close to the sea, or who want to get to know the history of Funchal through the various museums there, or who simply want to experience the exotic flavours of the Lavradores market.

Close to the hotel you can also visit São Tiago fort, built in the 17th century to protect the city from pirate attacks and extended in the 18th century. It was used by the military until 1992, when it was handed over to the Regional Government, and turned into a cultural centre. It is currently the home of the Modern Art Museum.

Just a stone's throw from the hotel lies the cable car that connects Funchal's old town to Monte.

One of the great novelties of the old town was the arts movement 'Arte de Portas Abertas'. The idea behind this innovative concept was to turn the doors of over 200 houses into canvases for artists.

Offers

Pick the best offer for your holidays !

Holiday Package

Package: accommodation, breakfast, buffet dinners...

Early Booking

Take advantage of the 5% early booking discount that we offer you...

Prestige Blue Discount

Exclusive! Prestige Blue members get a 5% discount on charges from this site. To book here insert your discount code: PRESTIGE

Prestige Gold Discount

Exclusive! Prestige Gold members get a 10% discount on charges from this site. To book here insert your discount code: PRESTIGOLD

News & Reviews

21 January 2016
Travellers’ Choice by TripAdvisor
Six PortoBay hotels in the TOP25
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One of the recognitions most sought after by international hotel groups is the chance to get on the demanding "Travellers’ Choice" lists compiled annually by the biggest world travel information and review site: TripAdvisor.
On the list of awards now announced for 2016, six PortoBay Group hotels are part of the exclusive lists of the world's best hotels.
The Cliff Bay and The Residence hotels, on the island of Madeira, are among the TOP25 Best Hotels in Portugal. The Cliff Bay was also listed among the TOP 25 Luxury Hotels in Portugal, while the PortoBay Serra Golf is on the list of the TOP25 Best Small Hotels. The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria and Suite Hotel Eden Mar are among the TOP 25 Hotels for Romance in Portugal.
In Brazil, L’Hotel Porto Bay São Paulo is listed among the 25 best luxury hotels in Brazil.
This is the 14th edition of the award, which distinguishes the world's best establishments based on millions of reviews and opinions (received in the last year) from travellers worldwide.
“Travellers’ Choice” winners are acknowledged for their impeccable service, best cost/benefit ratio and outstanding quality.

04 February 2016
We are upgrading
all mattresses at our hotels !!
PBL Suite 1

At PortoBay, our mission is to do everything for your sleep to be even more restful and refreshing. This is why we are upgrading all of the mattresses at our hotels. Around 3,000 new mattresses are being installed. The old ones, still in good condition, have been handed out to employees and welfare institutions.
At PortoBay, our guests' comfort is essential . .. Now, we have 30 cm mattresses with 5 cm mattress toppers. In other words, our beds are now higher and even more comfortable !!

03 February 2016
Carnival at PortoBay’s destinations
www.inportobay.com
Rio De Janeiro Carnaval Afrodrigues Riotur

Right after Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, we’re already on countdown to one of the most expected celebrations of the year . .. Nobody forgets that February means Carnival !!
Year after year, PortoBay’s destinations like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Búzios, Madeira, Lisbon and Algarve celebrate this special occasion with all the muss and fuss that it deserves.
So it’s better if you get your costume ready and join the party !!
Read the full article here . ..

27 January 2016
“This is the place for every chocolate addict”
www.inportobay.com
Chocolate Wine 3

Admitting that he loves chocolate and that his passion grows every time he creates a candy with its own hands, Tony Brown creates at his own place, about 12 different chocolate flavours, from white chocolate to salty caramel, lemon, orange, raspberry and even strawberry shake !!
It was on one of PortoBay’s Chocolate & Madeira Wine events that he felt his curiosity being aroused. He accepted the challenge and as soon as he went back home, he started to make his own chocolate !! Now he’s the owner of he produces "Tony’s Handmade Chocolates”, and usually gives them to friends and family.
Read the full article here . ..

22 January 2016
Sleep like an angel
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A good night's sleep is essential for your health !! Sleeping well improves mood, boosts productivity and even affects body weight. At PortoBay, our mission is to do everything for your sleep to be even more restful and refreshing.
Click on the link to learn about all of the care we have for better sleep. We also give some helpful hints for sleeping like an angel . ..
Read the full article here . ..

22 January 2016
The sweetest week of the year is here !!
Chocolate Wine

From 25 to 31 January, chocolate and Madeira wine will be in the spotlight at Madeira's PortoBay hotels.
Theme decorations, afternoon teas especially dedicated to chocolate, themed happy hours, chocolate and Madeira wine tastings, original cocktails, guided tours with wine tasting, chocolate sculptures, workshops, dinners and special treatments with chocolate at the spa . .. are just some of the activities scheduled for the “PortoBay Chocolate & Madeira Wine” event.
Find out more here . ..

20 January 2016
Funchal at the TOP
Ranked among cities with the world's best hotel reputation
MAD Funchal 4

This is the first time a Portuguese city is among the 10 destinations with the world's best hotel reputation!!
Funchal is number 10 in the ranking put together by Trivago which, based on more than 200 million hotel reviews, chooses 100 cities with the best worldwide reputation each year.

Awards

For Porto Santa Maria it is a matter of pride to achieve guest’s expectations. This position has fostered significant loyalty which distinguishes us and has led to a host of awards from tourist operators, online travel agents, or travel audit websites. Thank you!

Portugal

Madeira Island

TripAdvisor TOP 10 Island In The World 2015

Madeira Island

dynamic, creative and multifaceted destination...

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean and with a mild climate, Madeira Island is one of the oldest and most prestigious tourist destinations in Europe. With an extensive natural reserve, the most famous is the prehistoric and exuberant Laurissilva (laurel) forest, which has been recognised by UNESCO as part of the World Natural Heritage.

Nature, the temperate climate, the unique waterfalls, the local traditions, the culture, the cuisine, water and mountain sports, immense gardens and flowers, popular festivals, embroidery and Madeira wine, and the cosmopolitan city of Funchal make Madeira a multi-faceted destination.

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Events

19 Feb - 23 Feb

The Stars Route
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07 Apr - 13 Apr

Flower Festival
Spring is here and it's time to celebrate nature !! The streets of Funchal are the stage for a pa...
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07 Apr - 13 Apr

PortoBay Flower Festival
In the lobbies of the hotels of the Porto Bay Group on Madeira island, and continuing our homage ...
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20 Apr - 24 Apr

Madeira Island Ultra Trail
What better place to run in the mountains than on Madeira island ??From 20 to 24 April, Madeira I...
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04 Jun - 25 Jun

Atlantic Festival
4, 11, 18 and 25 June. The fireworks make Funchal vibrate and echo across the mountainous slopes ...
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28 Aug - 04 Sep

Madeira Wine Festival
Madeira wine is almost as old as Madeira itself. Exports began shortly after the island was disco...
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05 Sep - 09 Sep

PortoBay Wine Week
Come celebrate the harvest season with PortoBay Wine Week, taking place at Porto Bay hotels' in F...
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04 Oct - 09 Oct

Madeira Nature Festival
Between October 4 and 9, Madeira and its visitors celebrate the best the island has to offer.Reco...
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25 Oct - 29 Oct

PortoBay Youth Week
From 25 to 29 October, PortoBay Hotels & Resorts is organising the PortoBay Youth Week event in M...
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07 Nov - 15 Nov

True italian Essence
The Il Basilico Restaurant – part of the Vila Porto Mare Resort - is promoting a week dedicated t...
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01 Dec - 06 Jan

Christmas and New Year's celebrations
The Christian tradition of the Christmas season, deeply set in the habits of the people of Madeir...
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08 Dec - 10 Dec

The Cliff Bay Golf Tournament
Between 8 and 10 December, The Cliff Bay hotel, in partnership with Palheiro Golf club, will orga...
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16 Dec - 26 Dec

PortoBay Christmas
Madeira has unique traditions at Christmas.One of the most popular and unique to the island are t...
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Events

16 Dec - 24 Dec

Childbirth Masses
Come take part in one of Madeira's biggest religious traditions !!On Madeira, Christmas begins wi...
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26 Dec - 01 Jan

PortoBay New Year's Eve
Madeira experiences a unique New Year !! The "Guinness World of Records" classified this as the l...
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Events

28 Dec - 28 Dec

MOVE. .. FOR HOPE !!
On 28 December, take part in an experience that is both pleasant and practical, helping a good ca...
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Events

22 Feb - 01 Mar

Carnival
Carnival in Madeira has a long tradition that dates back to the 19th Century . ..The Great Allego...
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Events

04 May - 14 May

Flower Festival
Spring is here and it's time to celebrate nature !! The streets of Funchal are the stage for a pa...
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Events

03 Jun - 24 Jun

Atlantic Festival
3, 10, 17 and 24 June. The fireworks make Funchal vibrate and echo across the mountainous slopes ...
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Events

03 Sep - 10 Sep

Madeira Wine Festival
Madeira wine is almost as old as Madeira itself. Exports began shortly after the island was disco...
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Events

03 Oct - 08 Oct

Madeira Nature Festival
Between October 3 and 8, Madeira and its visitors celebrate the best the island has to offer.Reco...
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Events

01 Dec - 06 Jan

Christmas and New Year's celebrations
The Christian tradition of the Christmas season, deeply set in the habits of the people of Madeir...
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Events

16 Dec - 24 Dec

Childbirth Masses
Come take part in one of Madeira's biggest religious traditions !!On Madeira, Christmas begins wi...
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NEW ARTICLE IN OUR BLOG !!

CARNIVAL AT PORTOBAY’S DESTINATIONS

Right after Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, we’re already on countdown to one of the most expected celebrations of the year . .. Nobody forgets that February means Carnival !! Year after year, PortoBay’s destinations like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Búzios, Madeira, Lisbon and Algarve celebrate this special occasion with all the muss and fuss that it deserves. So it’s better if you get your costume ready and join the party !!

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6 PortoBay hotels in the TOP25 !!

Six PortoBay Group hotels are part of the exclusive lists of the world's best hotels !! The Cliff Bay and The Residence hotels, on the island of Madeira, are among the TOP25 Best Hotels in Portugal. The Cliff Bay was also listed among the TOP 25 Luxury Hotels in Portugal, while the PortoBay Serra Golf is on the list of the TOP25 Best Small Hotels. The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria and Suite Hotel Eden Mar are among the TOP 25 Hotels for Romance in Portugal. In Brazil, L’Hotel Porto Bay São Paulo is listed among the 25 best luxury hotels in Brazil.

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Photography Contest

Moments @ PortoBay

We want you to share with us your special moments experienced at the PortoBay hotels !! Send your photographs, up to a maximum of 6 to in@portobay.pt. So, what's the prize ? A 3-night stay at any hotel in the PortoBay group, chosen by the winner !! The winners are picked in May and November. The photos will be published on www.facebook.com/portobay. Be part of this !!

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Porto Bay Events

Choose your next experience!

Porto Bay Events bring together the various events organised in the hotels of the group. This initiative also aims to promote and boost the main events held in the locations of the Porto Bay hotels: Madeira, Algarve, Rio de Janeiro, Búzios and São Paulo.

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