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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our 9th visit to the residence Very impressive Highly recommended Excellent Service - minor points but important all the same 1. . Sunloungers . People continue to get up at 6.30 in the morning to put towels down and then don't come back for several hours and stop others 2. If owners have to leave a room by... More 

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england
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good apartment that has everything you need. The staff are great and make sure that you have a good stay. The hotel also has lots of facilities such as a tennis court, gym, spa and 4 swimming pools. The restaurants within the hotel are also top notch.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 4th visit to Porto Bay and the 2nd to The Residence. We have always been extremely satisfied and thus visit was no exception. The 1 bedroom apartments are large and well furnished with comfortable furniture, providing the option to adequately self cater when/if required. The staff are always polite and helpful and the food us of a... More 

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Thank Steve P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good Appartment, with hotel facilities. friendly people, good breakfast, very large swimming pool (in- and outdoors). Free WiFi. Lots of sightseeing possibilities on Madeira: dolphin watching, jeep tour to the north of the island, shopping in Funchal etc.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Am now into week two of a fortnight stay and have nothing but good things to say about this hotel. The complex is made up of three parts a four star and five star hotel and the self catering residence . As such you can use all the facilities no matter which part you are staying in. There are 4... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Residence at Porto Mare is a fabulous place to holiday. We visited in May and after only half a day there we decided to book up for 10 years. Its not a time-share as you don't own the room and at the end of the term you can renew for 5 or 10 years or just walk away. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is fantastic but desperately needs air conditioning all over not just in the rooms it is so hot everywhere why. Please sort it it is so uncomfortable Too hot in all receptions and corridors Also why is check out different for owners to hotel guests. Not good

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel set amidst beautiful gardens. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely quiet apartment overlooking the sea. Reception staff in particular were excellent - they called round suppliers to arrange a trip which we'd left to the last minute. The breakfast was amazing, I've never seen Prosecco on a breakfast buffet before!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had a wonderful holiday in the Residence. The apparment was large, clean and a beautiful view on the Atlantic Ocean!! The staff was very polit and helpful. The breakfast was perfect. Also the lunches by the poolside and the dinner in restaurant Med was perfect. Thanks for a wonderful holiday!!

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our fourth time at the Residence and we will be back again. The hotel is stunning, beautiful grounds, great selection of pools, the rooms are great and the location is spot on. The vast majority of the service is excellent. There is only one but and it is the only thing holding me back from 5 stars. The... More 

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AndreCaldeira, General Manager at The Residence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your overall good experience with us, we have read your comment regarding The Varanda Bar and will look into it in order to solve that problem. Hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, André Caldeira More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Residence

Address: Rua Leichlingen 7, Funchal, Madeira 9004-566, Portugal (Formerly Porto Mare Residence)
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: $146 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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Also Known As:
Porto Mare Residence Funchal
Porto Mare Residence Hotel Funchal
The Residence Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Funchal
#4 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#6 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#7 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
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