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We love the complex but have noticed that the place is getting nosier with scrapping chairs early in the morning.
Also there seems to be far more children there this year.
It may just be the older folk cannot pick up a couple of chairs....More
One of the best decisions that we ever made was to buy a two week time-share at The Residence. Due to the flexibility that is offered in that ten-year agreement we have been coming for four weeks every year and have now extended our contract...More
We are just back from a 2 week stay in a one bedroom apartment in The Residence. Our apartment was spacious and airy, with a bathroom (with shower in bath) and separate toilet and shower. The kitchen was very good with hob, oven, microwave, refrigerator...More
Our apartment in the Residence is very good. All the staff are very friendly and efficient.
We particularly enjoy the main indoor/part outdoor pool and the steam room.
When we eat in the hotel, the buffet is pretty good but it is good to eat...More
We first visited the Porto Bay resort last year, staying in the Eden Mar hotel which was excellent. We then decided to buy a week timeshare in The Residence. The apartments are huge and luxurious with amazing sea views. The staff are a delight- so...More
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Response from Alexandre E, Rooms Division Assistant at The ResidenceResponded 4 weeks ago
Dear Xena W,
Thank you for writing a review about our hotel. We are pleased to hear that Vila Porto Mare resort had your preference once again and we were able to meet and exceed your expectations!
We look forward to welcoming you back again...More
The complex itself is lovely and quiet. They have entertainment from bands most nights in the hotel bar areas, but the bars are quite well away from the Residence rooms, and the bands play at a very acceptable volume level... More
The complex itself is lovely and quiet. They have entertainment from bands most nights in the hotel bar areas, but the bars are quite well away from the Residence rooms, and the bands play at a very acceptable volume level. You can sometimes hear music from the bars on the sea front, and the next door hotel, from our room, but it normally doesn't worry us at all. It's often quite pleasant background music.
We have been 'owners' of a time share in the Residence for about 8 years, and our week is mid October. What we have noticed is that the strip of park/grass between the hotel and the sea seems to be being used more for 'events' by the Madeira residents - I think this only at weekends from memory. When we were there last October there was a charity event on one day, and during the day there was a sort of dance aerobics class going on most of the time. The music was pretty loud, and certainly not to our taste, but it ceased late afternoon, and normality was restored.
I would say that the positives definitely outweigh this negatives at the Residence. The accommodation and facilities are superb. I would recommend you don't cancel, but be prepared to head off into town, or take a walk, if you find an event, or too much noise, at the weekend.
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We use Madeira Airport Transfers shock you can find online. You can book a shared transfer or a private one and they are very reliable with clean comfortable vehicles. We book private Transfers and they are half the price... More
We use Madeira Airport Transfers shock you can find online. You can book a shared transfer or a private one and they are very reliable with clean comfortable vehicles. We book private Transfers and they are half the price of the normal taxi .
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