We recently had our first visit to the Residence at Porto Mare in Funchal and we were delighted.
We had a huge apartment (3117) with private gardens for sunbathing - handy as the pool areas were very busy it being peak season. The complex is beautifully designed with lush gardens and pools dotted around to look like a tropical paradise.
There is a good selection of restaurants available, although we chose to eat in town or the nearby Tricolore pizzeria, and the bars are lovely. Bar Varanda hosts entertainment poolside and the spanish guitar band currently in residence on a Sunday night were some of the best musicians we have seen across the world. The duo that sing in the bar with ballroom dancing are also excellent and the opportunity to dance was a real treat. One evening we saw an incredible blues band as well in the Oceana bar who were absolutely wonderful and not to be missed.
The apartment itself was spacious and equipped with everything one might need with a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms with power showers, huge bed and both inside and outside dining options. It was absolutely spotless and cleaned every day with toiletries all topped up on a daily basis and fresh bottled drinking water provided.
The views out to sea are lovely and the whole complex is designed so that you never feel too crowded with lots of little areas to hide away in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Occupying the west wing of the Vila Porto Mare resort, The Residence enjoys the use of all its facilities and a real sense of community. A wide selection of carefully furnished and fully equipped apartments where comfort is our motto. The 99 units divided into studios, one and two bedroom apartments are decorated with a touch of exoticism. The Residence apartments combine views over the ocean with tropical gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porto Mare Residence Funchal
- Porto Mare Residence Hotel Funchal
- The Residence Porto Mare (Porto Bay) Madeira/Funchal