Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa

  • Madeira, Funchal

  • 5

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With views towards the ocean, a great location, friendly staff and a number of facilities to go with it the Hotel Melia Madeira Mare can be enjoyed by all.

Your holiday of relaxation

There’s nothing that puts you in the holiday mood quite like a swim in the outdoor pool and this one offers marvellous views towards the ocean. The 260m² pool cools you off on hot summer days and with plenty of sun-loungers surrounding it there’s no greater place to unwind. The spa also offers total relaxation with a hamman, whirlpool and chromotherapy shower as well as massages and treatments available (all spa facilities and treatments are payable locally). The La Luna bar is great for those who love live music, you can listen whilst treating yourself to a delicious cocktail.

Located in the Lido area

Positioned in the Lido area of São Martinho, just 3 kilometres from Funchal you have the best of both worlds with the sea a few minutes walk away or hop on a bus and head to the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Buses run regularly to the centre of Funchal and you can catch one just outside the hotel, walking is always an option too - just be prepared for the hills! The lido area is also fun to explore, it’s popular with tourists and there are a number of restaurants and bars in the area to try out. For those wanting to dip their toes in the cool, blue waters of the ocean then you’re just a short walk away.

Ocean inspired decor

The hotels decor is inspired by its ocean front location with cool, contemporary colours with stylised design. Rooms are generous in size and all offer a balcony, great for being able to enjoy some peace and maybe dive into a great book.

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: 220
  • Official rating: 5


Twin Side Ocean View Rooms sleep up to three people and have a bath.

Twin Ocean View rooms sleep up to three people, have a bathtub and have beautiful views out towards the sea. 

Superior Ocean View rooms sleep up to three people, have a bathtub with showerhead attachment and also enjoy beautiful sea views. There is a small kitchenette and lounge area.

Master Suites sleep up to three people (extra bed is a sofa bed), have a bathtub and shower as well as an impressive 32m² balcony/terrace where you can enjoy fantastic sea views.

Premium Suites sleep up to three people (extra bed is a sofa bed), have a small lounge area as well as a kitchenette. They're approx. 44m².

Twin Side Ocean View and Ocean View Rooms are available for sole use. These rooms are on request, please call to book. 

Bedroom facilities:

  • Balcony
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Hairdryer

Local fees and taxes

From the 1st of June 2024 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).


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Airport transfer time approx. 25 minutes from Madeira airport
  • 3 kilometres to Funchal centre
  • 50 metres to the sea front
  • Bus stop located near to the hotel

Spa and wellness

With a spa and wellness area onsite you can indulge in a little TLC. Facilities include a hamman, whirlpool, sauna and chromotherapy shower as well as massages and treatments available, you’ll be in relaxation heaven. (All spa facilities and treatments are payable locally).

Additional hotel facilities: 

  • 260m² outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fitness room
  • Bar
  • Parking (subject to availability, bookable locally) 

The Melia Madeira Mare is available on bed & breakfast and half-board. 

Breakfast is a delicious buffet breakfast with hot and cold options. Those on half-board basis can enjoy dinner in the Mare Nostrum Buffet Restaurant.

The hotels restaurants and bars (bookable and payable locally):

Mare Nostrum Buffet Restaurant offers contemporary design an indoor dining area and outdoor terrace. The buffet offers tasty international cuisine.

Il Massimo Restaurant serves an innovative menu with the an indoor restaurant and outdoor terrace.

Bar O Ilhéu is located by the pool and is great for a drink as well as light lunches and snacks.

La Luna Bar has fantastic views towards the ocean and has live music on some evenings.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements are available on request, please advise of any at the time of booking.

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