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The Residence Porto Mare Porto Bay

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Rua Leichlingen 7, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal (Formerly Porto Mare Residence)
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just returned from an 11 night stay at The Residence which we booked independently and was our first stay at this hotel. We stayed in two studios which had good kitchen and bathroom facilities as well as a very comfortable bed! The view from our room was lacking but maybe the rooms with better views are timeshare? This... More 

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying at the sister hotel in Funchal and agreed to visit the Residence as part of a promotion. The rep was polite and there was absolutely no pressure selling. We were blown away by the standard of the apartments. We were not shown a 'show apartment' but just one that was empty that week. The cost for a... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our final visit to the Residence after 11 years (we had bought in but our term is now at an end) This year we had one week on a bed and breakfast basis in a studio, then moved into our own apartment for the second week. There is very little to find fault with and much to praise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on honeymoon during August. Stayed at 2 person room. Don't know what to say really. I have travelled quite a bit around Greece, Spain and Portugal but this hotel really exceeded by expectations. Live music every day, huge open grounds to walk in with gardens, spa, sauna, pool, gym etcetc. Cheap but large supermarket next door, free shuttle... More 

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italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from our 8th visit to our timeshare. Just as enjoyable as ever great place with extremely friendly staff. You can't fault anything. All the restaurants are great and well ran. Very helpful pool staff and bar staff Lots and lots of sunbeds very busy but that's what you would expect in the middle of summer. Would highly recommend... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Residence during the last week of July 2015. We have previously stayed albeit a few years ago and therefore knew what to expect. We were greeted at the airport by the hotel minibus and the journey to the hotel is approx. 25 to 30 mins. Upon arrival we were promptly checked in. The apartment is simply... More 

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Cannock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to this hotel but not my last. The experience was very good, a great hotel in a great location with easy access to Funchal. 40 minutes to walk or use the hotel free bus which runs hourly. The area surrounding the hotel has everything you need. Good restaurants, bars and shops. Buses close by and plenty of taxis.... More 

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Brigstock,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third time at the Residence and the first time in our timeshare apartment ( we love the resort so much we decided to buy a timeshare this year, for ten years) . The gardens are so beautiful. The staff so lovely and friendly and the apartment just wonderful with the most fabulous sea views. A true "... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from this place and it's a fabulous resort. great facilities and mostly fantastic staff. The only thing stopping it getting top marks in my opinion would be more attentive pool and pool bar area staff. its a large area but it could do with more staff clearing up used glasses and being more vigilant of lounger hoggers! in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Annual visit which is every bit as good as before. The gardens are as beautiful as ever and have been opened up in places. Used two of the restaurants and they were great. The bars were comfortable and the entertainment a great improvement. The staff are excellent and cannot do enough to help. The only current problem is lack of... More 

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