The Hotel Porto Santa Maria is a four-star, sea front hotel in Funchal’s historic Zona Velha Old Town district.
Overlooking Funchal’s harbour and out across the Atlantic, the hotel’s 146 seaview balcony rooms were recently refurbished, and the new décor has a light and comfortable feel.
There are indoor and outdoor pools – the latter has a spacious sun terrace which is the perfect spot to relax and unwind on Madeira’s famously sunny south coast There’s also an on-site restaurant and terrace bar overlooking one of Funchal’s most historic landmarks is just next door– the 17th Century Forte de Sao Tigao which once protected Funchal’s harbour. Nowadays, the fort is home to the Museum of Contemporary Art and excellent the Restaurante Do Forte.
The historic Zona Velha, or Old Town, is right on your doorstep. One of Funchal’s most-popular districts, the bustling narrow streets of the Old Town are home to many of the island’s best restaurants and cafebars.