Our People

Meet our team.

A team with vast experience and many years of experience, carefully chosen to provide a quality service. Continuous training is important, as is each person’s personal development. Meet the faces of our departments.

Gonçalo Lemos Nunes

Gonçalo Lemos Nunes is the General Manager of Hotel Porta do Sol, and is known for his warm and authentically Madeiran personality (his origins are from the beautiful Madeira Island in Portugal). As a director, we highlight his closeness to the team, demonstrating a genuine commitment to the well-being and development of each member.

His management approach is based on availability and attention to detail, demonstrating an interest in listening to and supporting employees. His admirable ability to manage conflicts is remarkable, as he approaches delicate situations calmly and sensitively, looking for solutions that benefit everyone involved on common ground and resolving all issues in a fair and balanced way, maintaining a harmonious environment in any context. 

The Director’s demeanor combined with his affable personality contributes to the welcoming and familiar atmosphere at Hotel Porta do Sol. Staff and guests often appreciate his charisma and attentive approach, which reflect the warmth and hospitality of Madeiran culture in our Minho Coast.

Maria Barbosa

Maria Barbosa is the Housekeeping housekeeper at Hotel Porta do Sol, with more than a decade of experience on the team. Maria began her career at a young age and gradually established herself as a respected leader.

Her determination, speed and cunning are admirable, and the team recognizes her talent for always leading things to success and organizing the team in a methodical and responsible way. Maria is essential to the smooth running of the hotel, not only in her department but also in all others where her colleagues can fully trust her professionalism and responsibility.

Her comprehensive knowledge is invaluable for the efficiency and quality of cleaning and housekeeping services. of the hotel. She is also known for her fun personality and ability to create a fun environment but always with a high level of professional demands. Your presence is very important for the team and customers, as it not only guarantees the excellent cleanliness of all spaces, but also helps to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in the hotel.

Fábio Pereira

Fábio Pereira is the youngest member of the Hotel Porta do Sol team, and thanks to his professionalism and leadership skills, he was promoted to head of the hotel’s Laundry.

Fábio is an extremely responsible young man who joined the team in 2020, when he was just 19 years old. His leadership skills and dedication stand out and over the years, Fábio has played an important role in ensuring the smooth functioning of housekeeping and meeting customer needs with efficiency and quality.

His communication skills are a striking characteristic that helps him incredible dedication and commitment to day-to-day tasks. Fábio is always ready for a new challenge and never says no to a commitment that he accepts with joy and a desire to always do his best!

Maria Ana Dantas

Maria Ana Dantas is an exemplary employee at the Hotel Porta do Sol. She began her activities as a receptionist, demonstrating from an early age an exceptional and incredible organization of her work.

Over time, her professional ethics and skills stood out, allowing her to advance to the position of assistant in the commercial area. Her transition not only demonstrates her ability to learn and adapt, but her sense of responsibility, seeking new challenges and improving her skills.

At the same time, her previous reception experience has given her a unique understanding of guest demands, which is reflected in her customer-focused approach to business. Maria is a respected and valued figure within the hotel team, and her inspiring journey is an example for other employees, showing how dedication can result in growth opportunities within the company.


Anabela Ventura

Anabela Ventura is font-desk assistant at the Hotel Porta do Sol and the oldest member of staff, having a long and distinguished history at the service of the Hotel Porta do Sol.

Since the early days, Anabela has always stood out for her organization in work and her ability to always carry out her duties with a smile on her face. Her years of work have made her an iconic figure among the hotel’s frequent customers. Many of them know her personally due to her stay and the exceptional service she offers.

Anabela is recognized for her warm, attentive and professional approach when dealing with guests. Her ability to remember each guest’s personal details is remarkable, which creates a feeling of familiarity and welcome for those who return to the hotel. Anabela plays a key role in maintaining Hotel Porta do Sol’s reputation as a place where guests feel truly welcome and valued.

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