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The Residence
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

We returned to the Residence for 3 weeks on the 20th February and saw lots of old friends some of whom are the staff at the Porto Mare complex.Nothing changes, in fact it only gets better. Right from the top management ,Antonio Pais, the restaurant manager of the Med. Paulo , and to our chamber maid Dina , everyone was absolutely charming.The only trouble is that we enjoy ourselves so much we start wishing our lives away looking forward to next year.Well done everybody at the Residence, Porto Mare and The Eden Mar for making our stay so very very enjoyable.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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antoniopais, General Manager at The Residence, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Thank you for such a nice review about your previous stay.
Also thank you for mentioning some of my colleagues names who on a daily basis do their best to support the operation of the Vila Porto Mare resort. I am sure they will be very proud to receive your words.

Hope to see you back soon,

With warm regards,

Muito Obrigado

Antonio Pais

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Reviewed March 8, 2012

Over the years we have stayed at several very good hotels in Madeira, but The Residence has come to be our favourite. It is excellently situated close to the seashore, offering a seaview from almost every room. It gives access to a lovely garden with all sorts of both endemic and exotic plants and trees. It is very well run, with an efficient and friendly staff, always ready to see to your needs and answer your questions, and all the appartments are fully equipped with all modern kitchen facilities, which makes it possible to cook your own meals if you want to cut down on restaurant visits.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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antoniopais, General Manager at The Residence, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2012

Thank you for another stay at The Residence and to let us know that you had another positiv holiday experience.

Really hope to meet you in a future visit.

Warm regards,

Muito Obrigado
Antonio Pais

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Just returned from 2 bonus weeks at Porto Mare Residence in Funchal, Madeira. Wow! - EXCELLENT! This is the best timeshare resort we have ever stayed at. As we like to self cater, the kitchen facilities were first class with full oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine etc, sink and even a dishwasher! The 1 bed apartment was very comfortable with a separate bedroom with 2 very large beds. wardrobes, drawers, safe & small TV; 2 bathrooms - one with bath with shower over and basin & the other one with WC, bidet, walk in shower and basin. The lounge/dining room had a dining table with 4 chairs, a double sofa bed and 2 easy chairs, coffee tables, lamps and a TV unit. This led out onto a patio with table & chairs which in turn led onto a lovely garden. The Residence is part of a hotel complex & the entire resort was beautifully laid out with gardens. There were 5 swimming pools & a Spa, Gym, games room, several bars and restaurants . Another useful asset was a self service launderette which was handy when staying for more than one week. On arrival we had a bowl of fresh fruit and a a daily bottle of water supplied. The resort is on the Aerobus route (5 Euros one way or 7.50 Euros return) so travelling from and to the airport was no problem although transport can be arranged through the resort. All staff from management to reception to maids were so helpful and always very courteous. Hopefully we will be able to go back one day - probably shouldn't have made it sound so good as it will be in high demand in the future!

Room Tip: The Residence is a time-share resort but I THINK Thomsons also have access to rooms in the complex.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Haeremai18
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antoniopais, General Manager at The Residence, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2012

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your “wow” review, shared with so many other people.
I am really happy to know that you had such a positive holiday experience in our resort.

Hope to meet you in future stay at Vila Porto Mare,

With best regards,

Muito obrigado

Antonio Pais

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Reviewed February 24, 2012

We holiday in Maderia every year and this is the best place we have stayed in the place is spotless and the staff are so friendly also the gardens are excellent would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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antoniopais, General Manager at The Residence, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2012

Dear Guest,

Just a simple note to thank you for your nice review posted on tripadvisor about the Residence.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you soon,

With warm regards,

Muito Obrigado

Antonio Pais

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

This year was our third stay at the Residence; every year seems better than the previous one; there are so many things to do, to see, to discover. The hotel Tropical garden offers a great variety of very beautiful and well maintained plants; our apartment overlooking the sea and the garden was very spacious, comfortable with all the modern comfort; the friendly chambermaid came every day to change towels and sheets as often as we wanted. There is a frequent shuttle bus service to the Old Town of Funchal, including on Sunday, but the 30 minutes' walk to the town is very pleasant. Staying in an apartment gives us freedom while being able to make the most of both hotels Eden Mar and Porto Mare, thus being able to have dinner at the superb Atlantida Restaurant, famous for its most delicious and copious buffets, or lunch at the very typically Italian restaurant Il Basilico. This very popular and very friendly place is just fantastic; the presence of guests from all parts of Europe is there to confirm it. We would recommend it to anyone coming to the beautiful island of Madeira.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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antoniopais, General Manager at The Residence, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2012

Dear Guest,

My sincere apologies for the very late feedback to your post on tripadvisor for which we thank you.

We are happy to know that you had such a positive family holiday experience and profited from the different gastronomic options we offer at Vila Porto Mare,

Really hope to welcome you in a near future,

Warm regards,

Muito Obrigado


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