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Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Portugal

MADEIRA ISLAND | PORTO SANTA MARIA

HOLIDAY PACKAGE

accommodation, breakfast, buffet dinners . ..

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)...


Madeira Airport: 17 km
Sea access: 50 metres

free shuttle bus 7 times per day


W 16º 54' 0.65'' . N 32º 38' 49.93''

Contacts

Hotel Porto Santa Maria

Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses, 50

9060-190 Funchal Madeira Island Portugal

+351 291 206 700
Geral: portosantamaria@portobay.pt
Reservas: book@portobay.pt

Porto Santa Maria {4*}

In the heart of the city !!

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 167,4 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 187,2 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 214,2 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. 

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.

dress code for diner: casual . no shorts or beach sandals are allowed

OPENING TIMES
breakfast: 7.30am -10.30am
lunch: 12pm – 3pm
dinner: 7pm – 10pm

SPECIAL DINNER PACKAGES
+351 291 206 700 portosantamaria@portobay.pt

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.

OPENING TIMES
6pm – 12am

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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 light snacks during the day.

OPENING TIMES
11am – 6pm

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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.

Learn more about our treatments

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

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GOURMET RATE

Get a credit of 10€/person per day !

Holiday Package

Package: accommodation, breakfast, buffet dinners...

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News & Reviews

13 March 2017
The Stars Route is here !!
Madeira Terroir event at the opening of the festival
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18 stalls and over 20 chefs at a buffet dinner in the Mercado dos Lavradores on 24 March !! For the first time, the opening of the Stars Route festival will be hosted by two restaurants !! The Il Gallo d'Oro (2 Michelin stars) and William (1 Michelin star) come together at the iconic Mercado dos Lavradores to honour local products.

The 8th year of the Stars Route then continues at Il Gallo D'Oro (25 and 28 March), which will stage three tasting dinners prepared by 11 national and international chefs, most with 1 or 2 Michelin stars.

Not to be missed !!

Find out more about this event here . ..

10 March 2017
DOUBLE DISCOUNTS ARE BACK
The “Double Discounts” campaign has dates for 2017/2018 !!
PB Prestigedouble Site Coveren

Between December 2017 and March 2018, Prestige Club members will see their discounts doubled at hotels in Portugal. Restaurants and bars (20% Prestige and 30% Prestige Gold); Spa and merchandising (10% Prestige and 20% Prestige Gold).

Campaign dates . ..

02 February 2017
The sweetest week of the year is here !!
Chocolate Wine

From 7 to 12 February, 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 . ..

02 February 2017
“The Porto Santa Maria is the only hotel where I've spent 3 summers !!"
www.inportobay.com
Hotel Porto Santa Maria Overview 5

Location, attentive staff and a good atmosphere are just some of the reasons for which Mr and Mrs Johansson have spent 3 summers at the Porto Santa Maria Hotel. They have already booked to come back in July . .. they want to meet up with friends and make the most of the fine weather.

Read the full article here . ..

26 January 2017
Travellers’ Choice by TripAdvisor
Six PortoBay hotels in the TOP25
Tc 2017 02

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 2017, six PortoBay Group hotels are part of the exclusive lists of the world's best hotels.
The Cliff Bay, on the island of Madeira, is among the TOP25 Best Hotels in Europe for Luxury and Romance. The Cliff Bay was also listed among the TOP 25 Best Service in Portugal and the TOP 25 Best Hotels in Portugal. This list also includes the recent PortoBay Liberdade hotel in Lisbon, receiving for the first time a TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice,
Porto Santa Maria and Porto Mare are among the TOP 25 Hotels for Romance in Portugal, while the PortoBay Serra Golf is on the list of the TOP25 Best Small Hotels in Portugal.
In Brazil, L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo is listed among the 25 best luxury hotels in Brazil.
This is the 15th 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.

23 January 2017
PortoBay Hotels awarded
by Booking.com !!
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The Cliff Bay, Porto Mare, The Residence, PortoBay Serra Golf, Porto Santa Maria (Madeira), the PortoBay Falésia (in the Algarve), PortoBay Liberdade and PortoBay Marquês (Lisbon) and PortoBay Rio Internacional, L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo and PortoBay Búzios (Brazil) were awarded a Guest Review Award 2016 by Booking.com.
This prize is the result of the reviews left by guests about the experience that they had during their stay.
PortoBay hotels received ratings of between 8.6 and 9.5 out of a possible 10 !! Thank you !!

21 December 2016
FIVE PORTOBAY HOTELS
distinguished by TUI
Hotel The Cliff Bay

The Cliff Bay and Porto Mare hotels, on the island of Madeira, have received TUI's Holly award, which recognizes the world's best 100 hotels.
The Porto Santa Maria and Eden Mar hotels, also on Madeira, and the PortoBay Falésia hotel in the Algarve were ranked “TUI Top Quality 2017”.
TUI, based in Germany, is one of the world's biggest tour operators.
The awards reflect the opinion of around a half million customers who stayed at the nearly 5,000 hotels who work with this operator. TUI selects the best hotels based on its customers' experiences.
See the complete awards list here . ..

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

09 Apr - 09 Apr

Duo Ribarski
On 9 April at 6.00pm the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias presents the artists Kiril Ribarski (Trom...
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17 Apr - 23 Apr

Madeira Film Festival
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22 Apr - 22 Apr

Madeira Island Ultra Trail
 What better place to run in the mountains than on Madeira island ??On April 22nd, Madeira Island...
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04 May - 21 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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04 May - 10 May

PortoBay Flower Festival
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14 May - 14 May

Classic Auto Show
 The Classic Auto Show is a fantastic annual exhibition of vintage and classic cars that remain u...
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14 May - 14 May

Madeira Auto Parade
 The ‘Madeira Auto Parade’ forms part of the celebrations for the 2017 Flower Festival which will...
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02 Jun - 04 Jun

Mercado Quinhentista de Machico
 During the first days of June, the city of Machico returns to the sixteenth century !!! Through ...
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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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03 Jun - 04 Jun

Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira
 Skyrunning is back in the mountains of Madeira !!Between 3 and 4 June, the athletes will once ag...
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29 Jun - 02 Jul

Extreme Sailing Series
 The Stadium Racing sailing championship - Extreme Sailing Series™ will stage its third event of ...
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13 Jul - 15 Jul

Funchal Jazz Festival
 An open air stage with Funchal Bay as the backdrop !! The jazz festival is one of the most impor...
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27 Aug - 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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18 Sep - 26 Sep

True italian Essence
 The Il Basilico Restaurant – part of the Vila Porto Mare Resort - is promoting a week dedicated ...
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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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24 Oct - 28 Oct

PortoBay Youth Week
From 24 to 28 October, PortoBay Hotels & Resorts is organising the PortoBay Youth Week event in M...
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14 Nov - 20 Nov

Funchal International Film Festival
 All film lovers must come to this festival! The Funchal International Film Festival takes place ...
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21 Nov - 25 Nov

PortoBay Wine Week
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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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15 Dec - 26 Dec

Christmas at PortoBay
 Madeira has unique traditions at Christmas.One of the most popular and unique to the island are ...
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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 ...
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28 Dec - 28 Dec

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