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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We would like to thank the management and staff at The Residence Hotel. for pulling out all the stops to make our Honeymoon so special. We could not have asked for more. From the rooms decorated with rose petals to the bottle of bubbly on ice. The hotel is spotless. If you want to chill out in top class hotel,... More 

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Lymington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This time share complex gives us everything we need, spacious apartment, a good choice of restaurants on site with plenty of local cafes, bars and eateries close by. The staff are friendly and help to make your stay a pleasure, nothing seems to be too much trouble. The gardens in the complex are there to enjoy, as are the various... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A charming hotel on a beautiful Island. We'd very genuinely recommend this to anyone considering it. We stayed in 'The Residence', which is the apartment part of a 3 part complex that share all their facilities. It would be a stretch to call the room luxurious, but it is very comfortable, well maintained and spacious. The pool area(s) is very... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have recently returned from a short break at The Residence, we have previously stayed many times at the The Cliff Bay which we love, however I am looking forward to returning to The Residence, the apartments are spacious and really well equipped . We appreciated the flexibility the kitchen gave us, although we only used it for a snack... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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