Just 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from downtown Funchal, The all-new Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa is the first of the Melía Hotels & Resorts to open on Madeira. The impressively designed modern breezy hotel is set on the Lido zone, with breathtaking sea views and direct access to the Promenade and Gorgulho beach, so if it’s a beach holiday you’re after, this is it. Of course, this being Portugal, there’s golf aplenty too, with Palheiro and Santo da Serra within putting distance.
With 220 guest rooms, including 16 premium Suites with their own kitchen, eight Master Suites with kitchenettes, two Executive Suites, there’s plenty of choice at the Meli Madeira Mare. All are stylishly designed with clean modern lines, and furnished in soothing, contemporary tones and come with all the usual creature comforts including hair dryers, LCD TVs, slippers and bathrobes, mini bars, and tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as luxurious bathrooms. Most of the rooms have large balconies with sun loungers so you can relax and enjoy the sun in the privacy of your own space with wonderful ocean or garden views. For the best terrace in the hotel book the Master Suite with its a huge veranda. You’ll never leave.
If you can tear yourself away form your private sun terrace, In addition to its indoor and outdoor pools, the Madeira Mare also has the stunning Malo Clinic Spa, complete with Aqua Zone including such treats as a hydrotherapy Jacuzzi, sauna and hamman, and a comprehensive list of showers from Swiss and Rain to Vichy, so you will be well hydrated. A comprehensive menu of massages and hair and beauty treatments are also available, and the Fitness Club with weights and machines is also open to all guests. Further afield, water sports including Scuba diving are available on request, plus a whole array of boat trips from catamarans to Caravela sailboats. Madeira has much to offer and see, and the hotel can arrange all sorts of excursions, and of course, with the Palheiro and Santo de Serra courses, there’s always golf. All you have to do is ask.
The Melia Madeira Mare offers no less than five different drinking and dining options. The Mare Nostrum serves buffet breakfast and dinner, and includes live show cooking, while Il Massimo offers authentic a la carte Italian cuisine. For al fresco eating, O’ilheu serves light snacks and lunches poolside, and Terraço La Luna Bar offers cocktails on its magnificent sun deck with panoramic ocean views, while you can enjoy a drink overlooking the Lido sea-walk at the Nini Deck & Terrace Bar.
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