stayed from dec 28 for 11 days an the approach to funchal was the most terrfiying we have ever had well done to the thomson fly pilot for getting us down safe
weather was rubbish but did manage a few decent days..but what spoilt it for us was the sickness bug which the hotel claim is nothing to do with them, they told us about it as soon as we got there and did seem very defensive about it
unfortunatly my partner was struck with it during the 2nd course of the gala dinner ( lobster ravioli !) very ill all night so in the morning had to summon the doctor... she started to recover then I got it so another 2 days wasted..so glad we were there for 11 days ..at least ,managed to salvage 7 days
The hotel receptionists didnt seem too concerned and one of them was rather unhelpful..found the receptionists to be hit and miss when it came to the service and attitude they offered which is not acceptable
the room was great very large and very clean..BUT one big gripe....other guests continously slamming their doors..like a continous 21 gun salute, totally not necessary an very inconsiderate !
mixture of people but the obvious smattering of the most ignorant and obnoxious "race" was inevitable
breakfast was great so much selection ..
gardens an pool area really nice and nice to be able to help yourself to the herbs and fruit that grow there
evening entertainment...why anyone wants to hang around the hotel at night when there ares so many different to restaurants to choose from around the hotel and in the old town is beyond me...found the bars very boring an lifeless..they just seem to cater for over 70's in fact bet some of the older guests might have preferred a bit of life..not everyone is into a boring duo singing songs that are older than the hills !
so if you want a bit of life at night avoid this hotel ..we only used the bar once when we came back from night in old town for a coffee an it was dire !
spa is very clean and lovely indoor pool
location is fine..few nice bars and restaurants close by and a large supermarket 2 mins away
pleasant stroll to old town and the courtesy bus is good but last one is about 5pm and the usual fight to get on from you know who
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- The Porto Mare hotel occupies the central wing of the Vila Porto Mare resort and benefits from the use of all its facilities. There are many different corners and atmospheres here ... something new to discover every day. The rooms combine views over the ocean with tropical gardens. Four restaurants, six bars, an ice-cream parlour, five pools, SPA, sports and children's facilities... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porto Mare Funchal
- Porto Mare Hotel Madeira
- Porto Mare Madeira
- Porto Mare Hotel Funchal, Madeira