Porto Santa Maria
On the edge of the water in the heart of Funchal, Madeira, just behind the ‘Old Town’, stands the Porto Santa Maria hotel. With its own seafront promenade and private harbour terrace with a 360 degree views, the Porto Santa Maria is the perfect location to immerse yourself in the beauty of the area. With two bars, two pools, three Jacuzzis, sauna, spa, and gym, this adults only hotel is pure urban tranquillity.
The Porto Santa Maria offers 146 rooms, all with the capacity to sleep three people. Guests can choose between spectacular garden or sea views, and all come equipped with luxury twin beds, armchair, dining table and chairs, desk with mirror and chair, marble bathroom, and veranda with table and chairs. Standard amenities include Ritual bath products, Wi-Fi, LCD cable television, air-conditioning, kitchenette, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. The luxury Junior Suite also has a separate dining area.
The hotel’s onsite restaurant, Arsenal, provides guests with themed buffets inspired by international cuisine, an à la carte menu, and special Gourmet Flavours for a round-the-clock dining experience. The Captain’s Bar offers guests an open terrace space in which to relax with a drink, and has a weekly programme of live music. There is also a bar on the promenade serving drinks and light snacks, from which guests can watch the docking of cruise ships at the harbour.
The Porto Santa Maria’s harbour terrace offers stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding area, and features a lounge area with sofas and hammocks for ultimate relaxation. The hotel also has two pools, one outdoor by the Promenade Bar and one heated indoor pool, three Jacuzzis, including one rooftop Jacuzzi, a sauna, spa, and gym.
The Spa at the Porto Santa Maria hotel uses aromatherapy and a blend of contemporary and oriental inspired treatments designed to soothe. A range of treatments are available, from traditional body massage, facial treatments, hot stone therapies, reflexology, and zen balance, as well as finishing touches such as manicures and pedicures.
Why we love this hotel:
- Hot Stone Therapies at the Spa
- Choice of Jacuzzis
- Sea-Front Promenade
- Harbour Terrace with 360 degree views