What's to say? It was excellent in every aspect!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Last minute booking!"
To US standards the hotel is more of a 4 star hotel, but it seemed that the ones on this island which are 5 star are quite similar in their standard, since we had a chance to see a couple when on the island. Overall the staff was quite nice and helpful for helping us in trying to organize our adventures. The gym was also quite nice with spinning bicycles, […] a warm indoor pool that was almost for oneself since no one was there, and a nice terrace overlooking the outdoor pool and ocean. Only crazy thing is the movie rental was about $14! Never seen that before. Overall a pleasant stay! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Melia Madeira Mare"
The facilities were good and the staff were all friendly and helpful. Only down side was that the food was not very good but there are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"4 nights in Madeira during the school half term pe"
An excellent hotel in all aspects - location, service, facilities etc. The check in and check out process was fast and efficient. We were able to use the underground car park at no charge for ouer hire car. There were plenty of reasonably priced restaurants within a very short walk of the hotel, so B&B is definitely the best option. The hotel was relatively […] quiet so no issues with sun beds around the pool. Overall, we would definitely stay at this hotel again in the future, Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is in a good position, but up a steep hill. Breakfast was very good but sometimes the waiters were very slow in providing you with coffee/tea. All in all a lovely hotel and kept very clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great breakfast in all year sunshine"
5* breakfast - everything you could ask for and more. Personal omelette chef and coffee waiters on demand. Did not need to eat until evening. Best restaurant is 'IL Basilica', an Italian on the corner opposite the sea side of the hotel - Bolognese and lasagne superb and apple pie/with berries very unusual for an Italian. 3 restaurants opposite on road […] side only average with basic menus and some strange combinations of vegetables. Hotel itself is impressive - I will be looking to afford 5* again after this experience [always thought 4* was enough]. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent hotel in lido area"
Staff always polite and keen to help and advise. Helped us to book restaurants out and tours. Room very clean with good sea view. Bar staff friendly. Breakfast wide choice of cooked and buffet. Spa treatments worth exploring but a little expensive. Pools indoor and outdoor and several jacuzzi. We will go againGenuine Expedia guest review
Spent a week at the Melia Madeira Mare at the beginning of October. We found the hotel location was ideal for us because it wasn't in the centre of Funchal but only a 30 to 45 minute walk away.There were plenty of cafes & restaurants near by & a shopping centre just a 10 minute walk. There was a bus stop just outside the hotel next door. The hotel buffet […] breakfast was very nice with plenty of choice of fresh fruit, cereals, cheeses, hams, yogurts & hot dishes as well. All the staff were very friendly & helpful. The hotel even employed a falconer to fly his Harris hawk, Betty, to make sure the pigeons were kept away at breakfast time. It was very entertaining to watch her swooping over the pool. The rooms were clean & spacious & were cleaned every day with clean towels provided if required. There were plenty of comfortable sun loungers by the pool or on the sea facing terraces with pool towels provided. We only ate one evening in the hotel restaurant as there were so many good restaurants near by. The food we had was very good & a reasonable price but they do charge a 1.50 Euros per person cover charge which I thought was a bit of a cheek if you're staying at the hotel. The hotel had a spa, which we didn't use, looked quite pricey & a well equipped gym which we made good use of. They have some free classes, core work in the gym & zumba in the indoor pool. We really enjoyed our stay at the Melia Madeira Mare & will definately stay there again Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel overlooking the sea"
Fantastic hotel. Staff great. Breakfast buffet great loads of variety. Spotlessly clean. Would recommend to all.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Melina Mare Fuchal"
we stayed one night before flying home: Breakfast was great and we were very impressed with all aspects of our stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Upgrade to suite greatly appreciated and found all staff to be friendly and with a good and efficient attitude. Minor gripe was that lunch service at the pool was a bit slow but we enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this hotel,Thank youGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Hotel in good location."
The bedroom and bathroom was very modern, clean and fresh. The hotel staff were very helpful when you needed assistance though since I am a coeliac there was no gluten free cereal or gluten free bread to toast for breakfast and having rice cake for an alternative was not very appertizing.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was excellent the staff were friendly and very helpful. The facilities were very good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Closer to the front than we expected lovely walks"
Everything from being picked up from airport to checking in the room we asked for was supplied lovely balcony with sea view just made the whole experience wonderful we only had bed and breakfast because we are not so keen on the Buffett style meals that go cold very quickly of an evening, the breakfast was very nice and plentiful with lots of choices.lots […] of lovely restaurants around to choose from leenos on the front was exceptional .bus into Funcal was easy to get around. All in all we had a very nice week and would choose this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely hotel in a good location"
The hotel is lovely all the way through, from the reception right through to the rooms. We had bed and breakfast. The breakfast was lovely, even on the last morning when we had to have an early start. The pool area was kept very clean, friendly bar staff, lovely food. The location is good, in the middle of lots of restaurants and shops. Would recommend […] this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"lovely hotel, great breakfast, sea view"
got a sea view with large balcony , two loungers, table and chairs, coffeee table. brolly, sunbathe in private, up high on floor 8, gave us a lovely cooling breeze too.Genuine Expedia guest review
Large comfortable rooms, cleaned every day. Clean bedding and towels when u wanted them. Free safe, large flat screen tv and hair dryer in room. Pool area very nice, plenty of sunbeds with brollies, good bar area serving lunch time food. Waiters bring your drinks to you. We stayed bed and breakfast, all very good. Plenty of places to eat in the evening. Evening […] entertainment at the hotel usually a singer. This was our third visit to Maderia and we will be returning again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great rooms, with friendly, efficient service. Good breakfasts and lovely pool. sea view room recommended. Overall very good choice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Fantastic experienceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What an awesome stay"
The hotel is beautiful and the staff were wonderful. The hotel is located in a great spot which is great for catching the hop on hop off bus. The resturant for breakfast was wonderful and had lots to choose from. The staff in the resturant were so nice and funny to get along with. I would definately recommend to stay there when your in Funchal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"a pleasant place to stay"
good location - right on the seafront, although 3km to the main town. however, buses quick and cheap. hotel breakfast was excellent - wide selection of foods to suit all tastes. outdoor pool was excellent - very large, and a comfortable temperature. nice and quiet between 5-6pm.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice modern hotel with a lovely view :-)"
We had a great stay in this hotel. The room had a balcony with side view of the sea and sun in the evening so it was perfect to relax. Good breakfast buffet, nice staff and pool area. You could easily walk in to the centre of Funchal in 20-25 minutes, but there was a lot of different restaurants in the area around the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very pleasant stay in clean and spacious hotel. Good transport links to centre of Funchal and close to a good range of restaurants and bars. Staff were helpful and friendly and hotel was exactly as described.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fabulous Melia Madeira Mare Hotel"
Just stayed here (April 2014) with my husband and another couple. I don't think I have ever stayed in any hotel before and been able to say that all members of staff are friendly and helpful. The cleaners, the bar staff, the reception staff and of course the restaurant staff. Fatima in particular was absolutely brilliant, she was quick to respond to […] requests and she actually remembered what we all drank each morning with breakfast. The room was perfect, we didn't want for anything and toiletries etc were replaced immediately. We stayed in a side sea view room and didn't have any complaints. On our departure we were allowed to keep our rooms until 3pm which was wonderful. The hotel is in a great position with wonderful views and there are lots of restaurants in the surrounding area. We loved it here and will definitely be back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice but not sure I'd rate it 5* (good 4* maybe)"
Well situated on the fringe of Fuchal's hotel zone. It's a pretty long walk into town but the bus stop is only about 200 yards away and the service is regular and cheap. Some nice eating options close by. It was our first visit to Madeira and we really enjoyed the holiday. Getting out of town and doing some levada walking is well worth doing. The inter-urban […] bus service is effective and reliable (get a pre-loaded Giro card for convenience). This island has so many choices that everyone should find something to enjoy. Our visit to the Botanical Gardens was disappointing - maintenance should be better given that this is one of Madeira's showcases. We felt sorry for the exotic birds on display and thought they deserve better than rows of (often empty) steel cages with concrete floors. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"first rate hotel a very good 5*"
Hotel staff exceptional _ my wife and I were upgraded from a sea view delux room to a fantastic suite _ a great hotel and a memorable 70th birthday thank you so much Melia Madeira Made.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Well located hotel in hotel zone"
quiet efficiency, good service, attentive staff, good breakfast buffetGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel, clean and friendly"
Staff were extremely friendly and helpful rooms modern, spacious and kept cleanGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location however a lot of construction nearby"
Lack of ambience in the dining room need background music to prevent it feeling like a canteen rather than an expensive restaurantGenuine Expedia guest review
had a lovely time here, great location if you do a b & b basis as restaurants a walking distance away. very hilly so that would be difficult if not able to climb steps. hotel has 2 swimming pools both of which I used. breakfast plenty of choice but same choices most of the days. couldn't fault the staff very friendly and spoke good English.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Swimming out of action all week!"
Nice hotel and a good location. Very pleasant staff. However on our arrival we were told the outdoor swimming pool was being repaired and wouldn't be available "for a day or so". It was not available for the duration of our stay (one week). Although when we enquired after three days we were told we could use the swimming pool at the hotel next door […] this wasn't satisfactory. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great luxurious room and excellent value for money"
Price of room was excellent for such a luxurious hotel; room was exceptionally clean, cosy and comfortable. The hotel had an outdoor and even better - an heated indoor swimming pool which was great. The equipment at the mini gym was pretty decent as well. The hotel receptionists were very friendly and approachable; they helped to solve many of my problems […] on the island, especially with the booking of tours. Buffet breakfast was very yummy with a wide variety of food available for selection. All in all, a great hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent Experience delivered through faultless, friendly service - would commend it to others.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Service, Comfort and Location"
Wonderful in every way.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely hotel, very well placed for reaching the promenade which runs along the south coast into Funchal one way and Camara do Lobos the other. Good for buses, walking and shops. Several terraces as well as poolside for relaxing on, in sun or shade. Breakfast was magnificent - so much choice!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"First time in Madeira"
Great first experience, hotel was excellent , large room, comfy beds great sea view. staff were very friendly and accommodating, breakfast buffet was amazing. Couldn't fault anything. Would definitely recommend to a friend!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great hotel for couples"
Lovely hotel. Breakfast was ok but more fresh fruit and fresh fruit juice would be nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel for all ages"
Excellent facilities. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Hotel very well positioned for coast; walk into Funchal; restaurants and shops. Rooms spacious and comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A very nice 4*.... Not quite 5*"
The hotel it's self is very well presented and the staff are great, welcoming and helpful. It's very spacious and in a really good location, 5 mins walk to bars and restaurants. The daily cleaning of the hotel pool side facilities needs some improvement...we noticed the pool side toilets were not being cleaned regularly, And the daily cleaning of the […] bathrooms could be to a higher standard. This s a very nice 4* hotel, it just needs a little tweak here and there to be 5* Breakfast buffet is lovely with lots of fresh fruits and a cooked range also. It's a quiet older clientele which will suite people looking for a peaceful holiday. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Modern, clean relaxing hotel"
Modern, bright clean hotel with staff pleased to help and a relaxed atmosphere. Had asked for a quiet room with a large balcony and that was exactly what we got - it was excellent. Good choice of food at breakfast buffet. Very limited choice for vegetarians at dinner but still took advantage of hotel dinner offer - get 4 meals and pay for 3. Price compared […] favourably with restaurants in surrounding area. Would definitely recommend for couples, business use. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good area to plenty of good restaurants,good spa."
Hotel food was poor,as a vegan who mainly eats fruit and a lot of raw foods its always going to be difficult, but there are loads of amazing local fruits in the market virtually none of which are served in the breakfast buffet, a lot of the fruit was processed tinned stuff, and when it was fresh some of it was starting to ferment and others were well […] underripe, i don't think the chefs have a clue about quality fruit or fruit preparation! Had food in the evening once most of the salads had a large proportion of cooked veggies and cooked food mixed in with them and the risotto especially prepared for me was tasteless and over salty, I'm suspecting this might not have been because he added Salt rather because he probably cooked the rice in oyster sauce which is common here! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mostly good but one issue..."
The Melia Mare is a fairly new hotel and has some lovely touches - great lighting, some lovely pieces of art and sculptures. It's very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We really only had one key criticism and it relates to the lack of hotel bars, especially in the lobby area. Most other hotels encourage guests to take a drink and […] meet friends in the lobby - the Melia only had one bar open and that was the pool bar downstairs. There was an inside bar called the Piano Bar doownstairs, which was lovely (no piano though!) but it wasn't open at all the whole time we were there. There was also a bar upstairs in the lobby area and a lovely outside seating area - again neither was open the whole time...given it was July this seemed very strange. We ended up going out to other hotels for a drink in the evening which is such a shame. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
An excellent modern 5 star hotel overlooking the sea, can recommend the Superior Sea View rooms, with large private terrace with sun beds. Nice outdoor pool, and superb, large indoor pool. Spacious and airy marble-clad public areas with attractive bars and lounges, although very quiet by mid-evening, and the musicians in the bar area were performing […] for just 2 or 3 tables. Excellent breakfast buffet, but the evening buffet (not tried) looked rather ordinary so we had one meal in the Italian restaurant -- good, but nothing special, and we were the only ones in there. Would rather recommend the local restaurants around the area, and especially a visit to the Old Town (a 15 minute taxi ride), awash with small local restaurants. Staff were particularly friendly and helpful (as were all the local people). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Funchal över nyår"
Klassiskt bra kedjehhotell. Väldigt bra service i receptionen. Restaurangen ok, rekommenderar att testa restaurangerna i området istället. Spa ok. Jättebra utbud på frukosten, dock saknar jag alltid mer grönsaker, vegetarian/kanin som jag ju är;)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Etter 2 uker - Melia Madeira Mare er enestående"
Meget god og sentral beliggenhet, nær sjøen. Innbydende fellesområder. Stort utebasseng og romslig, oppvarmet basseng inne. Hyggelig og effektiv service. Nydelig frokost. Et utmerket hotell. Flott utgangspunkt for de ulike opplevelser Madeira kan by på.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bra hotell men 4 stjärnor standard."
Mycket trevlig personal som hjälpte mycket. Fint utsikt från rummet. Frukost kunde vara lite mer varierande, den var god men lite tråkigt. Hotellet borde ha 4 stjärnor inte 5.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
perfekt hotell som ligger en bit från centrala funchal. Finns ändå lite restauranger o affärer i närheten.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Innfridde på alle punkter!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel mit einem guten Preis Leistungs-Verhältnis"
Zimmer waren OK das Personal teilweise freundlich Die Bestuhlung im Speisesaal teilweise sehr schmutzig Das Angebot zum Frühstück sehr eintönig Im Vergleich zu einem 5 Sterne Hotel in der Türkei hat dieses Hotel nur 3 Sterne verdientGenuine Expedia guest review
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