This is my second year at the Residence. The apartments are very high quality with a full kitchen, DVD included (no additional rental cost there as in some places), safe and possibly the most comfortable beds and pillows I've ever slept on! We had a garden apartment which are an absolute joy as you can choose to sunbath in relative privacy (only so many of the apartments open out on to each garden) and be surrounded by the sight and smell of gorgeous flowers whilst listening to the ocean. The Spa is of superb quality with very highly trained staff and not overly priced. John in Owner Relations is excellent and nothing is too much trouble, as is the German gentleman on Reception (sorry didn't catch his name). The public areas, bars and restaurants are also of equally high standard. The only niggles are pretty minor ones; no little welcome pack of salt, pepper, dishwasher tablets and washing up sponge all of which would have been useful. If you want an ocean view you have to forego the garden and move upwards to a balcony and only one toilet which with two jack and jill bathrooms would have been easy to put in a second one. Minor things though - overall a great place to stay and will be back.
- 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 Madeira/Funchal