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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The standards and the staff still exceed my expectations after so many visits. We stayed in a Studio apartment for the first 3 days, smaller than our normal apartment but still like a very large, very well appointed hotel room with a small kitchenette. When our day to move came we thought we would be moving ourselves but no, at... More 

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Writtle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We normally stay at the Cliff Bay, but booked late and it was full, so decided to try Porto Mare, and were upgraded to an apartment in The Residence. Very comfortable and quiet which we appreciated. Lovely garden immediately outside the apartment overlooking the Atlantic and other gardens on site. The Med restaurant was very good,and the Alfama OK, but... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again we returned to the Residence Porto Mar and had a very happy, relaxed and comfortable holiday. Everything needed is to hand with pools, restaurants and entertainment on site. The apartments are very well equipped and comfortable.

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AnaTeresaMatos, Gerente at The Residence Porto Mare (Porto Bay), responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the “Happy Holidays!” review and also for being our guest at The Residence. Pleased to know that you had such a positive holiday experience with us and enjoyed the facilities of our Resort. We will be most pleased to welcome you in a future visit to madeira, Warm regards Ana Teresa Matos More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge apartment with excellent maid service. Everything was immaculate and the resort very well managed. The staff were friendly and spoke excellent English .Tthe gardens are as good as a botanical garden and we enjoyed the garden tour. We recommend Leenos, Goya and Shelter near Eden Mar to eat.Of course afternoon tea at Reids an unforgettable experience. We hope to... More 

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AnaTeresaMatos, Gerente at The Residence Porto Mare (Porto Bay), responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your “One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in” review shared with so many other holiday makers and for your recent stay at The Residence. It is rewarding to know that overall you had an enjoyable experience profiting of the hotel grounds and facilities, as well as our gardens Thank you also for... More 

Manchester, England
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a one bed apartment for one week (Monday to Monday). When we arrived the room was still being cleaned but we were given the keys and told to go up. The maid was having a problem with the dishwasher and called maintenance, who changed it for another. When we got back to the apartment after dinner that night,... More 

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THE RESIDENCE Has the best service , best accommodation, best staff, wonderful gardens, huge choice of food, Nowhere like it to spend a holiday. Fantastic views over the gardens to the sea. As it was our 8th anniversary we were treated to a bottle of wine, flowers and petals strewn all over our room. Thank you everyone for making it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We by mistake booked one-room studio instead of two-room for our family of four. Unfortunately there were nothing else available when we arrived but on the other hand we managed quite well in the room we got (kids are 7 and 10 and shared the sofa-bed) for one week. Breakfast buffet was absolutely excellent, service was great and they had... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The timeshare part the residence is superb. Its a well thought out sleeps four with a jack and jill bathroom, huge walk in shower as well as bath with shower. The two bedrooms are even bigger with two balconies and two bathrooms. The orchid garden is beautiful as is the whole of the resort. Excellent location too. Extremely friendly staff... More 

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Girvan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The service is excellent. If you have any query, nothing is too much bother. In all the accommodation and the restaurants and bars the staff are all very friendly. There are four swimming pools to choose from and four different restaurants. One is a buffet which has a different theme every night, another is Italian cuisine and the other two... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have just returned from The Residence and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This is truly a 5 star timeshare establishment, which is joined to the Porto Mare and Eden Mar hotels. We had full use of all the amenities on offer all 3 establishments, which are accessible without stepping foot outside. Reception were quick and efficient and our apartment was... More 

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