Perched on top of the cliffs on Madeira’s north coast, the ocean views at the Monte Mar Palace Hotel are truly breath-taking. If you’re looking for a peaceful escape with plenty of sun and sea air, the 4-star Monte Mar Palace offers the ideal setting.
Rooms at the Monte Mar Palace Hotel are light, airy and spacious, and offer views of the ocean or mountains from private balconies. All rooms and suites come complete with satellite televisions, air conditioning, a fridge and safe deposit box (charges apply). The fully-equipped bathrooms have a hairdryer and extra towels, and bathrobes and slippers are available on request. O Montado, the onsite restaurant, offers an international buffet with Portuguese influences and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The quiet, rural location of the hotel means this is very much a destination for those seeking a low-key, leisurely holiday. With two pools – one outdoor, one indoor, plus one for children – there’s plenty of space for reclining on a sun lounger with a good book, and dipping and out of the water. The pool bar opens during high season (May – September), so refreshment is never far away. If you’re feeling energetic, there’s tennis and squash courts, table tennis, and a golfing area. Or if you just want to relax, recharge and embrace the sense of serenity, you can enjoy the sauna, Jacuzzi, hammam and spa facilities.
Monte Mar Palace is within easy reach of the city centre, bars and restaurants, bus stops and supermarkets - though it may be worth hiring a car if you'd like to explore further. Take a walk to the nearby historical chapel or the caves of Sao Vicente, and to fully immerse yourself in the magnificence of Madeira, do a Levada walk through the indigenous forests.
A Continental buffet breakfast is served from 07:30-10:00.
Evening drinks can be enjoyed at the lobby bar.