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Cardross
Reviewed 26 September 2014

I took a timeshare here a few years ago and have been unable to come every year due to circumstances. However, The Residence has maintained and, in many cases, improved their facilities. The ambience is quiet and dignified. Ideally situated for other hotels and restaurants and a sort walk to the city centre, it is an ideal location from which...

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your review in Tripadvisor, we hope that from now one you will be able to visit us every year. See you soon Best regards, André Caldeira

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We have enjoyed two holidays and stayed in the resort. Next year we have arranged to stay in the residence having secured a week in May. You can visit the Porto Mare and Eden Mar hotels within the complex, and we have found the facilities were very good. More than anything the staff are great, very helpful , and easy...

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

Dear Guest, We are glad to read that you enjoyed and will be back next May to visit us again, it will be a pleasure to welcome you back. Best regard, André Caldeira

Buxton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2014

This was our 3rd visit to the Residence and as with the other 2 times it did not disappoint, the service was excellent as always. We had very hot weather with a little rain but you cant expect an Island as green as Madeira not to have rainfall. The apartment is the same as on the other 2 occasions we...

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

Dear Guest, Thank yu for sharing your visit to The Residence through Tripadvisor, we are all glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that the next one is as good or better than this one.. Best Regards, André Caldeira

Mold
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We are fortunate enough to have a 10 year time share in The Residence. The complex also contains the superb Porto Mare and Eden Mar hotels. The gardens are a tropical paradise, with exotic and labelled plants, to keep any gardener happy. See also the below ground orchid area for a wow factor. The hotel complex has six pools, our...

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

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your stay at The Residence with others. we are glad that you keep enjoying the hotel and will continue to work hard in order to ensure that on your next visit. Best regards, André Caldeira

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Just returned from another wonderful holiday in Funchal, staying in The Residence. On arrival we were upgraded from a one bedroom to a two bedroom apartment. It was huge,not only inside, the covered balcony was 18 x 12 feet. The Porto Mare complex has great facilities, good quality restaurants, a fabulous spa and more than enough pools, sunbeds and entertainment...

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durham
Reviewed 12 September 2014

As owners, we normally exchange our weeks for May or September as we find these months quieter and more to our liking. However, both months were booked and we had to go the last week in August and the first week in September. Never, ever again! Our first week the whole complex was full of shouting, screaming kids - but...

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Sittingbourne
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We have just returned from staying 2 weeks at The Residence at Porto Mare, Funchal, on a timeshare basis. We go there for 5 weeks during the year, and have been going there since it was first built. The apartment we stay in is a 1 bedroom which is very spacious and very well equipped, 2 T.V's, fridge, dishwasher, microwave,...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I stayed in The Residence with my partner in August 2014. All I can say it was brilliant and amazing, our hotel room (suit) was very clean and beautiful with sea-view. We have got a nice bottle of Madeira vine and a fruit bowl when we arrived. The room cleaned ( towels/bedding changed) every day during the stay. The hotel...

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Brussegem, Belgium
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We spent a nice vacation in this resort despite the fact that it started off negatively. We booked a 2 bedroom appartement in the Residence, but when we arrived we were told that there was an overbooking due to timesharing and we were offered 2 rooms in the hotel instead and got some compensations. We would like to thank especially...

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Cambridge UK
Reviewed 4 September 2014

A second visit on a family holiday this time in high season. Good facilities, excellent rooms, friendly and pleasant staff with the exception of breakfast service which was a bit terse perhaps because it was busy. If you wish to stay at the hotel in the evening instead of going to one of the islands great value restaurants then there...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: $195 - $1,392 (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 Madeira/Funchal, Portugal
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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