We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Residence Porto Mare (Porto Bay)

Travelers' Choice award winner
Rua Leichlingen 7, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal (Formerly Porto Mare Residence)
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
The Residence Porto Mare (Porto Bay)
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Residence Porto Mare (Porto Bay)
Add Photo Write a Review

559 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    484
    64
    8
    2
    1
See reviews for
150
312
12
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (174)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (559)
  • Mar-May only
    (132)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (180)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (142)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (105)
All months
Dartford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bought into this time share on our first visit to Madeira 5 years ago. We stayed at the Cliffe Bay hotel. The Residence is part of the Porto Bay Resorts and is situated alongside the Porto Mare and Eden Mar hotels. The grounds are spotlessly clean and attended to everyday along with the pool area. Apartments are very spacious and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penrith, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel feels like coming home each visit. The staff are wonderfully helpful and the accommodation is amazing. Spacious with every detail considered. A wonderful place where we have spend idyllic hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sandy, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just returned from yet another wonderful week in our timeshare in the Residence hotel in Madeira. You can't fault anything with the staff, hotel or facilities and add the friends we meet out there again just makes it a great place. The only disappointment was no BBQ again during our week, but maybe the management could consider this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in June 2015 we are in our 30s so not the usual target market for The Residence. However one receptionist, Marisela Pinto seemed to look down her nose at us when we arrived. Granted we were in holiday clothes of casual shorts/tshirts. At no time during our stay did Marisela seem to enjoy being on reception-everything seemed to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nottingham
Level Contributor
70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An so we returned again to our favourite location; and to the apartment we call home for two weeks of the year. Peace, beauty and tranquillity, although work is going on in the LIDO area which is forecasted to be completed in October 2015. The work on the waterfront in Funchal has nearly reached completion and the overall result to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
uk
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been guests at the Porto Mare many times but this was the first time back for over 4 years and we decided to try the Residence (Studio) for a change. It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary so we didn't want the routine of of going to breakfast etc, just a relaxing stay. We were really impressed with all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have made many friends, who return year after year, meeting up together to enjoy The Residence and its facilities. Those friends include all the colleagues of The Residence who work together to help us enjoy our holiday and its a credit to the hotel that those colleagues rarely change. The apartment we stay in is spacious and well equipped,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitley Bay
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed three weeks in May/June this year. As ever Gardens are superbly maintained with the scent of Jasmine around the outdoor pools. Breakfast in the Atlantida Restaurant is excellent with very attentive and smartly dressed staff. The whole of the hotel is very clean with lovely flower displays in reception. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. This year there is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Seaford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been Residence owners for over 9 years and it just gets better and more enjoyable each time. The resort is spotless and all the staff are warm and friendly. The food is excellent and you must visit the Med restaurant, the desserts are wonderful! We are fortunate to come twice a year and thoroughly recommend this lovely resort.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Residence for 1 week at the beginning of June. From the moment we stepped inside, we were made to feel like valued guests. The staff could not have been more helpful and attentive throughout our stay. The rooms are very well equipped and spacious, and ours looked out onto the peaceful gardens. It was wonderful waking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

927 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (284)
Viewed
View from room (30)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (83)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (38)
Viewed
Room/suite (28)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
1:21
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (86)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (628)
Viewed
Amenities (94)
Viewed
Eden Indoor Pool (13)
Viewed
Eden Pool (14)
Viewed
Kids Pool (6)
Viewed
One Bedroom Apartment (60)
Viewed
Porto Mare Indoor Pool (29)
Viewed
Porto Mare Pool (22)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (178)
Viewed
Studio (36)
Viewed
The Hotel (105)
Viewed
Two Bedroom Apartment (71)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay