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“Avoid at all costs” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residential Central

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Residential Central
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Porto Santo Island
Parma, Italy
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

The Residential is reasonably located (although not on or near the beach) and the view is good, I give you that, but Porto Santo is a tiny island and nothing is really far away. The room was small with no place to put our two suitcases. The beds were old and creaky, the door to the balcony would not close, but the worst part was the bathroom. The shower had rust and other more worrying spots everywhere, some things were kept together with tape. The toilet seat was vintage 1960s plastic. The breakfast was absolutely ridiculous. We stayed for two nights and we went to have breakfast in one of the pastelarias in the centre of the town after a sleepless night since people were coming and going at all times screaming and slamming doors. The hotel was booked for us as part of a tour so I don't know how much it costs to stay there, but if you are on a tight budget you would be better off sleeping on the beach and use the money you save for a good breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Toronto Ontario Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2008

The best kept secret about Porto Santo is Residential Central. It is a wonderful pension with a gorgeous views of the town, port, harbor and beach. The room we had was very clean and adequately furnished and the low price included a generous breakfast. The only drawbacks were the hard beds (which seem to be a common factor everywhere in Europe) and the climb back to the pension at the end of a lovely day spent walking the beach and enjoying nice meals.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2003

I was in Residencial Central last year and I'm going back there this September. The residential is located in a central area.Perhaps 5 to 10m from the beach. It has good facilities: Equiped bedrooms with balconies facing the city (Vila Baleeira), a large dining room, well kept gardens and nice architectural elements (wall tiles). The only minor aspects were that with such good facilities I felt it could be better exploited. I mean there is a good potential there but it seems not being well used. Nevertheless the money you pay for a room is fair.
There are cheaper and more expensive places. You choose!

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Additional Information about Residential Central

Property: Residential Central
Address: Rua Abel Magno Vasconcelos, Porto Santo Island 9400-150, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Porto Santo Island
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Porto Santo Island
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Residential Central 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Residential Central Hotel Porto Santo

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