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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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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Ilhavo, Portugal
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were back again for a couple of days and quite happy to see that everything is up to scratch :) The gardens are beautiful, extremely well kept, the room is quite big and comfortable, everything spotlessly clean, the staff quite nice and the breakfasts just yummy. Made very good use of the gym and indoor pool facilities and just... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just returned from the most wonderful week in this fabulous place. We were about the only ones swimming in the outside pool which was lovely! It was so peaceful in the grounds {our flat was a bit noisy during the day as they are doing work on the seafront but further up near the pool it was quieter} Our room... More 

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Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I choose this hotel for the second week of our vacation on Madeira to meet the needs of all my family members: my parents, my baby of 1,5 years old and myself - and this was absolute success! Area: The hotel has common area with hotels Porto Mare и Suite Hotel Eden Mar, it is quite large, very green, all... More 

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Southsea
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142 reviews 142 reviews
30 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just come back from 3 weeks in an apartment at Porto Mare and already miss it!!! It is such a beautiful, dream like place. The staff is friendly, efficient, and most helpful at all times. The rooms are spacious rooms, spotlessly clean, towels and bedding are changed very regularly. The view over the garden and the sea is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seventh year at the Residence - our 8th in total....the week just flew by and we didn't really want to come home. Cannot fault anything (again) this time......from great Customer Service checking in to the same checking out, the Staff were all so helpful and efficient......you only have to ask and its done. If you have never visited the Porto... More 

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Humber region
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our first visit to Madeira - we were booked into the Eden Mar with Thomson but upgraded to here - really pleased!! The Porto Mare experience is impressive on every level. The tropical gardens are beautifully kept; the choice of restaurants and bars are excellent and the staff are professional and friendly - ranging from the waiting and bar staff... More 

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Edinburgh
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have just returned from Madeira where we have a time share at the Residence part of the Porto Bay Hotel group. From being picked up at the airport by the Porto Bay minibus to returning one week later the friendliness of the people, the atmosphere and the whole holiday cant be beaten. The apartments are kept spotlessly clean and... More 

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Madeira Islands, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been going to the Residence foe some 7 years now, I believe the accommodation is about 10 years old. Some of the facilities, like the kitchen units and white goods, tiles need replacing, looking tired and old fashioned. One of the baths in our apartment has always had a black mark I where the enamel has been chipped... More 

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France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had some reservations about booking this "hotel" but it met our criteria of having rooms with a kitchenette with sea views and a tennis court . Before I booked I had phoned the Porto bay complex to enquire which accommodation would best suit us. The gentleman was abrupt & not that helpful. I should have realised then that it... More 

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Lincoln
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Ninth stay in this comfortable, welcoming and friendly resort with amazing gardens. There is little I can say. Everything is always just as you would expect from such a professional organisation as Porto Bay Resorts

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