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Mold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Just returned from our 5th visit to The Residence (or as I like to call it our 'Home from Home abroad'!). I cannot really add anything to previous reviews - you need to experience the joy of arriving in an environment that you know is going to be stressfree and fabulous. As usual staff were extremely friendly and helpful -...

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scotland
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This was our 9th visit to Madeira, we stayed for our first 2 visits in the Cliff Bay when we went to visit The Resdence with no intentions of purchasing a timeshare. We now class this as our second home, all the staff are so friendly, our maid keeps our apartment looking spotless, thanks Doreen, we have met special friends...

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Widnes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2014

5th time at the Residence and love it just as much as the first time apart from 2 minor points. One is regarding gluten free food in the Restaurant and the second is regarding a new bar/café that has opened about 100 yards in front of the hotel. There is a large selection of Gluten free food and most foods...

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9Thank Roy N
Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

We came to stay here with our parents & 1 year old and wow! From the moment we arrived we have been made to feel very welcome, the grounds, apartments, restaurants everything is just so nice, so much so that after the parents left we stayed on for another 4nights! The apartments are huge! It easily accomodated 4adults & 1...

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3Thank Shelley R
Reviewed 9 October 2014

It would be difficult to find another establishment with the same quality of accommodation, beauty of the surroundings and garden grounds and friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. I have had many stays here and always return home fully relaxed having had a restful and pleasant holiday.

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1Thank Rib47
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This is our fifth visit and it continues to be a wonderful hotel with beautiful gardens and facilities . The bedrooms are a very good size and the beds are huge and so comfortable ! The staff are so friendly and helpful it's a pleasure to be at the Porto Mare

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We have just returned from our third year at The Residence and found everything at the same high standard we have come to expect. The staff are, without exception, pleasant and helpful at all times and the fixtures, fittings, gardens and facilities continue to receive the customary care to keep them in such excellent order. The only minor hitch was...

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2Thank Ian P
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Great hotel been many times never disappointed staff and hotel great nothing to much trouble. Great position food great only disappointment is that water for tea is not hot enough other than that fantastic

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3Thank Beanoanddandy
AndreCaldeira, General Manager at The Residence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are glad that you enjoyed once again your stay with us. We have read your remark regarding the temperature of the water and will try to solve it. We hope to see you soon. Best Regards, André Caldeira

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2014

The location, accommodation and staff service were superb. We had a thoroughly enjoyable and restful holiday. The breakfasts were terrific and set us up for the day. The local restaurants were very convenient and good quality and value, especially PVP.

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5Thank Maureen P
AndreCaldeira, General Manager at The Residence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you visit us again in the future. Best Regards, André Caldeira

Workington
Reviewed 28 September 2014

4th time at the Residence. Once again it was first class, very friendly staff very clean and overall a quality place .It is in an ideal situation, a nice walk to the city (Funchal) in one direction and a lovely walk along the cliffs and coast (including a tunnel) to the fishing village of Camera de Lobus. I took a...

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

Dear Guest, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Residence and hope that you continue to do so. If you need a fishing partner there are some fishing enthusiastic staff members. Best Regards, André Caldeira

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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)
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: ₹ 9,480 - ₹ 67,703 (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 Funchal, Madeira
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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“Most if not all rooms have a sea view. Only noise from the sea front park area although not intrusive or long lasting.”
 of 5 bubbles cam00re, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some apartments are very noisy and far from being private. Visitors need to stress their preferences.”
 of 5 bubbles jownorth, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“When booking make it clear re seaview or garden view.”
 of 5 bubbles 851lizh, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any apartment facing out to the gardens and sea”
 of 5 bubbles Haeremai18, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Garden rooms are great in Porto Mare and the apartments in The residence are first class.”
 of 5 bubbles KathD369, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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