Hotel Porto Mare

  • Madeira, Funchal

  • 4

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The Hotel Porto Mare is only a short journey from Funchal but feels like a sanctuary set in 13,000m² of tropical gardens. Expect great views, delicious food and an array of facilities to choose from.

Tuck into delicious food

We’re sure you’ll love the food at the Porto Mare with a number of bars and restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian or fancy some traditional Portuguese cuisine, the Hotel Porto Mare has a great selection. We love to head to the Oceano Bar in the evening and enjoy the live music whilst sipping on an aperitif. For guests staying on half board you can enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the Atlântida restaurant.

Endless facilities to enjoy

If you’re looking to lounge by the pool, stay active on holiday or relax in a wonderful wellness area then the Porto Mare has it all. There are a mix of indoor and outdoor pools but with five to choose from, you’re sure to find one to suit you. The hotel is part of the Vila Porto Mare resort and benefits from all the resort's facilities. There’s a range of activities on offer at the hotel that are great for sports enthusiasts including tennis, fitness room and table tennis to name a few (some sports activities payable locally). The spa is always a hit with a great range of treatments and massages on offer (bookable and payable locally).

Family-friendly resort

The resort is great for those travelling with kids with a range of facilities and activities on offer. The children’s pool is always a hit and the mini-golf can be enjoyed by all the family and so can the on-site ice-cream parlour.

Added value

Guided Walks included (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 Support and advice: Over the phone from our local resort team


Funchal is a lively, sprawling city – famous for its harbour, mountain backdrop and flower displays. The city’s split into about 10 parishes, all slightly unique, so there’s plenty of nooks and crannies to explore on holiday.

Most hotels are in the São Martinho area, and you should definitely pop to the old town to get a proper feel for the history and culture. The narrow alleyways are always fun for a wander, with lots of lovely cafés and restaurants to stop in when you feel peckish. Take some time to explore the busy harbour, too. We love sitting by the water to watch the world go by.

Explore Funchal's culture: street art on the doorstep

Take a stroll down the street of Rua de Santa Maria to see a colourful collection of nearly 200 doors that have been painted by local artists. It was an effort to breathe some life into an area that was previously a little run down – we’re happy to confirm it’s a thriving spot to explore and a must-see on your holiday.

Funchal's thriving food scene

Get your hands on some fresh tropical fruit, like bananas and passion fruit, at Mercado dos Lavradores, the local farmer’s market. The ones at home won’t taste the same after you’ve tried these. The market is a magnet for food-lovers as the sights, smells and colours are irresistible – maybe pick up something to bring back?

If wine is what gets you excited, there are a few tasting venues for the full experience, but most local bars will have a selection of Madeiran wines to try. The sweet, rich taste makes it very distinctive – you can’t leave without giving it a go.

You won’t be short of restaurants either. Funchal has a great foodie scene including a surprising amount of fine dining options and Michelin recommendations. Try a bolo do caco – a bread dish you’ll find most places, usually smothered in garlic butter and optionally topped with seafood like octopus or made into a sandwich.

The full Monte

To get a different view of the city, jump on the cable car to Monte and head for the Botanical Gardens, they're particularly beautiful in the summer. You’ll get great views across the bay before heading into the gardens for an explosion of colour and design.

It’s easy to get around Funchal, you can walk but it’s hilly in places so if you’re not up to the challenge there’s a reliable bus service that’s reasonably priced.

Activities for the itchy feet

You’re spoiled for choice with activities - bike tours, guided walks and diving to name a few. It’s also a good base to explore other parts of the island.

The Levada walking trails don’t come into the city but there are some lovely coastal paths or you can just take the time to wander the city. To see the Levada trails we always recommend booking with a guide.

Why book a summer holiday in Funchal with Inghams?

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Funchal include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Madeira's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Madeira. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

  • No. of rooms: 198
  • Official rating: 4


Twin Sea View Rooms are approx. 30-35 m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a rollaway bed) with wonderful sea views from the balcony.

Standard Twin Rooms are approx. 30-35 m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a rollaway bed). This room type is only available on a request basis, please call to book.

Twin Superior Sea View Rooms are approx. 35-40 m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a rollaway bed). This room type is only available on a request basis, please call to book.

Junior Suites are approx. 56 m² and sleep up to three people in twin beds (extra bed is a sofabed). Alternatively, this room can sleep two adults and two children. With views facing out towards the sea junior suites offer a comfortable space with a small lounge area. This room type is only available on a request basis, please call to book.

Single Standard Rooms and Single Sea View Rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • Air-Conditioning 
  • Mini-Bar (payable locally)
  • Smart TV 
  • Room service 
  • Tea making facilities 
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Hairdryer 
  • Safe
  • Change of towels 3 times per week or on request 
  • Bed linen change 3 times per week or on request 

Cots are available on request.

General information 

  • Check in: 2pm
  • Check out: 12pm 

Local fees and taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2.00 per person per night, for a maximum of 7 nights is payable locally for guests age 13 years and over (subject to change).


Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Longitude: 16.555917
Latitude: 32.381614

  • Transfer time: Approx. 25 minutes from Madeira airport
  • 100 meters to the sea
  • 5 kilometers from Funchal centre 

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Fitness room and aerobics studio
  • Five swimming pools: Three outdoor pools (one for children), one outdoor/indoor pool and one heated indoor pool
  • Sauna (payable locally)
  • Steam room (payable locally)
  • Whirlpool
  • Spa treatment rooms including a manicure and pedicure room and relaxation area (bookable and payable locally).

Additional facilities

  • 13,000m² of tropical gardens to explore
  • Fitness room and aerobics studio
  • Children's playground
  • Tennis court, table tennis and mini-golf (payable locally)

A delicious buffet breakfast is served daily offering a range of hot and cold items from 7.30am to 10.30am. If you book half board, evening meals can be taken at the Atlântida restaurant from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. The Atlântida restaurant serves a buffet with international cuisine and overlooks the pool and gardens. Every evening there is a different theme with show cooking. 

Part of the Vila Porto Mare resort, guests at the Hotel Porto Mare have access to all of the resort's facilities. If you don't want to venture too far in the evenings you can enjoy one of the hotels à la carte restaurants. Alfama offers a taste of Portuguese and Madeiran cuisine, Il Basilico Madeira is an Italian-inspired restaurant that's popular with the locals too, and Horta is open from Wednesday until Sunday and has an innovative menu that introduces the concept of healthy comfort food (these restaurants can be booked and paid locally).

The poolside Varanda bar offers lighter, more informal meals throughout the day, and Portofino Bar has a Happy Hour from 5-6 pm every evening.

In the evening we recommend heading to Oceano bar to enjoy the live music, or to watch your favourite football team.

  • Guests on any board basis but staying on the 24th Dec 2024 and/or 31st Dec 2024 can enjoy a fantastic Christmas and/or New Years Eve Gala Dinner - these are included in the price of your holiday.
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual (no shorts of flip flops)

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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06/10/2025 - 7 nights
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