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The Residence

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (FNC)

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2 Twin Beds
323-sq-foot (30-sq-meter) room, balcony with partial ocean views

Entertainment - WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and DVD player
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

2 Twin Beds
753-sq-foot (70-sq-meter) room, balcony with partial ocean views

Layout - Separate living room
Entertainment - WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and DVD player
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, desk, and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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The Residence
Rua de Leichlingen 7, Funchal, Portugal 9004-566

Make yourself at home in one of the 99 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private balconies. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Pamper yourself with onsite massages and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 indoor and 2 outdoor swimming pools and an outdoor tennis court. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Thirsty? Quench your thirst at one of the 2 bars/lounges or 2 poolside bars. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Funchal? This hotel features 4090 square feet (380 square meters) of event facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.



The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 6 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 30 per room (one way)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 30 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 60 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Breakfast
  • Kiddie Pool
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Shuttle To Airport (surcharge)
  • Spa Services
  • Steam Room
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 754 reviews
from Newton Abbot
Submitted on 28-05-2016
This was our 9th time staying at the Residence. When you arrive it is just like staying with family. All of the staff are so welcoming and seem so pleased to see you. Zita that looks after our room has been there since our first visit and does a first class job. The apartment is roomy, well equipped. There are good facilities on site a most enjoyable place to visit.
from Dursley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-06-2016
My wife and I have just spent another wonderful week at The Residence. With a spacious and comfortably appointed apartment affording gorgeous views across the gardens to the sea, what more could one want? The staff are, without exception, cheerful and helpful, and the owner's team -Tom, John, Claire and Sabine - simply can't be faulted. Add to that the wonderful restaurants and the delights of Madeira and we're already chomping at the bit to go back again in November!
from Worcestershire
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Can't rate highly enough. Everything about The Residence and Porto Mare is exeptional. Cannot understand why it is only ****. It really should be upgraded to *****. Arrived on early flight with baby grandaughter and straightaway reception staff called housekeeping to ensure our room was quickly made ready. Without asking they made up cot. Pool staff in attendance with sun shades etc. We have been coming for 8 years and the gardens are always immaculate and this year was a credit to maint... Read more
from Nottingham
Submitted on 04-06-2016
It does not seem 9 years ago that we took out a 10 year time share contract with this hotel, and now we are facing our last year, next year. We have never been disappointed with our two week stay each year; its become our home for a short while in the lovely country of Madeira. Nothing stands still in Madeira for very long as there are always improvement going on, but this year the sound of silence was heard as never before as all work in Funchal and indeed in the Lido area adjacent to the hotel... Read more
from Warminster, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-06-2016
Great hotel with lots to offer we enjoyed it so much we bought a time share their. Weather is also hot in July. And Madeira is lovely a nice and quiet and calm place with stunning views. Food and drink reasonably priced. There's a few excursion to see the old Madeira and the cable car is good to the botany gardens. A must is the catamaran you get to snorkel with the fish and the Dolphins come right up to the boat.
from Largs, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-06-2016
Back again for our 4th year and love it. Spotlessly clean and nothing is too much trouble. Room has maid service every day and the grounds are spectacular with the magnificent flowers. Such a delight.
from Plympton
Submitted on 09-06-2016
The apartments are first class. Gardens superb. All the facilities are excellent. Entertainment ok. Lots of activities during the day for the health conscious. Would highly recommend a time share here.
Submitted on 09-06-2016
On the beautiful island of Madeira what better place to relax is in our apartment at the Residence. On our second week, with our own garden and access to all the facilities of the Porta Mare. Service and staff first class
from Florence, Italy
Submitted on 22-06-2016
The Residence is a truly amazing place to stay in. The one bedroom room that we occupied had a very large bed and ample cooking facilities. The Hotel Porto Mare is wonderful to roam around. All round a great break.
from bedfordshire
Submitted on 22-06-2016
For me, Madeira is about peace, quiet & releaxation. We have a great time share apartment but the municipal park becomes a nuisance when virtually anything is staged there it is accompanied by way too loud music.50% of the volume would be more than enough and don't go on unt 11.30pm. Retaurants in Madeira are good but the ones that seem to want to bombard you with live music need to be careful.The music needs to be of a "background nature" because I don't want to scream across the table at my ... Read more
from West Country
Submitted on 26-06-2016
As comfortable as ever with friendly welcoming staff. We never tire of visiting and are never disappointed. Ate in The Med (one of our must do's each time) - it was the Meat Lovers Night and the food was excellent. Steak was so huge that the staff were happy to wrap what I couldn't manage - made a good salad the next day! We also enjoyed a pizza in Il Basilico.
from Solihull
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Another wonderful week spent here. First time visited in June which was a lot quieter than August, therefore no shortage of sunbeds due to selfish reserving with towels.Lovely temperature. Occasionally needed a cardigan at night but better temperature during the day as far as I was concerned. Apartments and grounds impeccably maintained as always.
from Hereford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Yet another stay at a fantastic place. The facilities are second to none, the staff could not do more for you and the safe environment would suit everyone. Cannot wait to return in September. I would advise everyone to consider the island of Madeira and a stay at the Porta Mare Residence as a high priority.
from Glasgow
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Having been here several times before I can say that the service is usually good and the food is nicely done, portion size is maybe a bit big however today the cafe seemed a bit chaotic with a waiter who did everything from memory which did not go well, my order of French fries went to another table and when their order arrived they had one French fries order left over however they didn't realise this was my order and put it behind the bar and started eating it, when I asked where my order was t... Read more
from Helsinki, Finland
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We just spent a week's holiday in The Residence. Everything met our expectations. Some things above expectations were: several affordable but great restaurants nearby, fantastic Med restaurant for more fancy dinner, several pools and very nice location by the sea. The Residence is one of three hotels in the Porto bay hotel complex. Residence is located closest to the sea and many of its rooms have a terrace into a closed private garden area with private sunchairs. Staff was very friendly and ... Read more
from Paignton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-07-2016
What a fantastic place. The staff are all amazing especially Carlos the barman. it doesn't matter how much pressure he is under, he always has time for a smile and a quick joke.The Owners Relations Team are always there to help even when they were down to just poor old John having cope on his own. Sorry Claire, this is not a dig at you, I'm sure you deserved you holiday leave. Can't wait to return again next year.
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Everything about The Residence is superb. The apartments are well equipped and spacious. The staff are all polite and go out of their way to make your holiday a happy one! This was our 7th visit and won't be our last!
from Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
This is our fourth time at the Residence and we will be back again. The hotel is stunning, beautiful grounds, great selection of pools, the rooms are great and the location is spot on. The vast majority of the service is excellent. There is only one but and it is the only thing holding me back from 5 stars. The hotel has to sort out the service at Veranda bar. I am typically at the bar trying to buy an ice cream for my girls. I have self selected my ice creams and I just need to pay. I don't exp... Read more
from The Hague, The Netherlands
Submitted on 03-08-2016
We have had a wonderful holiday in the Residence. The apparment was large, clean and a beautiful view on the Atlantic Ocean!! The staff was very polit and helpful. The breakfast was perfect. Also the lunches by the poolside and the dinner in restaurant Med was perfect. Thanks for a wonderful holiday!!
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Lovely hotel set amidst beautiful gardens. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely quiet apartment overlooking the sea. Reception staff in particular were excellent - they called round suppliers to arrange a trip which we'd left to the last minute. The breakfast was amazing, I've never seen Prosecco on a breakfast buffet before!
from italia
Submitted on 15-08-2016
This hotel is fantastic but desperately needs air conditioning all over not just in the rooms it is so hot everywhere why. Please sort it it is so uncomfortable Too hot in all receptions and corridors Also why is check out different for owners to hotel guests. Not good
from Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-08-2016
The Residence at Porto Mare is a fabulous place to holiday. We visited in May and after only half a day there we decided to book up for 10 years. Its not a time-share as you don't own the room and at the end of the term you can renew for 5 or 10 years or just walk away. We have taken longer to choose lunch than deciding to commit ourselves to coming to this fabulous place every year for the next 9 years. The hotel is very high quality, fabulous facilities and great staff. Very friendly, helpfu... Read more
from Durham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Am now into week two of a fortnight stay and have nothing but good things to say about this hotel. The complex is made up of three parts a four star and five star hotel and the self catering residence . As such you can use all the facilities no matter which part you are staying in. There are 4 different pools, jacuzzi gym etc. There are 4 different restaurants ( see my other reviews. Two of these the Il basilico and restaurant med allow non residents to eat). There are another dozen eateries wit... Read more
from england
Submitted on 21-08-2016
Very good apartment that has everything you need. The staff are great and make sure that you have a good stay. The hotel also has lots of facilities such as a tennis court, gym, spa and 4 swimming pools. The restaurants within the hotel are also top notch.
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-08-2016
This is our 9th visit to the residence Very impressive Highly recommended Excellent Service - minor points but important all the same 1. . Sunloungers . People continue to get up at 6.30 in the morning to put towels down and then don't come back for several hours and stop others 2. If owners have to leave a room by 10.00 ,why do none owners have to leave by 12.00 ? 3 . Sad to see Tom leave , who has now gone to the Royal Savoy
Submitted on 28-08-2016
What to say, excellent rooms fantastic and genuinely friendly staff and weather that is just about perfect for me! The transfer from the airport is quick and easy and the whole experience just makes me want to come back again and again. Whilst here I would recommend some of the trips and activities available, I don't normally go for that sort of thing but the ones I've done this trip have been first class and well worth the money. I only have one regret and that is I can't give The Residence 6 s... Read more
Submitted on 31-08-2016
We have been going to our time share apartment here for many years. Over time the facilities and staff have been excellent and standards have been maintained. The complex of which The Residence is part is a safe environment for family holidays and offers both indoor and outdoor pools along with other sports including tennis, table tennis,putting,a games room and an excellent gym and spa. Good food and entertainment and an excellent situation. What more could you want for a super holiday.
from Leicester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-09-2016
We love Madeira and have been coming for many years, we resisted going round the Residence as we loved the Cliff Bay so much. Eventually we succumbed and like what we found. Not having ventured into this type of holiday before we only purchased for ten years, Best thing we ever did and we have renewed again for another ten. The standards are excellent and the facilities are first rate. Instant relaxation on arrival.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Everything about our stay here was fantastic. I really couldn't recommend this enough. We stayed in The Residence, but it is connected to two other hotels. Our room was lovely, big bathroom and some kitchen facilities, we only used the fridge, but the had an option to use the hob and micro oven if we needed. Had use of the 5 pools the three hotels had to offer. They were lovely and warm we spent lots of time in the water. The breakfast buffet was great, lots of choice and plenty of seating. We a... Read more
Submitted on 24-09-2016
We had a time share apartment for 10 years but decided not to re-new. However, we decided that we couldn't possibly go for a year without returning. We booked for 8 nights in the residence and had a fabulous 2 bed apartment. Everything about the Porto mare/Residence is simply wonderful. Its a must for anyone who has not yet had this experience. Huge thanks to everyone who works here; managers, catering, pool attenders, maids, gardeners...... you all are worth your weight in gold. I expect to be ... Read more
from Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-09-2016
We had an excellent stay at The Residence. The surroundings were lovely and the gardens were well maintained. It was really nice to have an orchid garden to walk through on the way to and from our room. The staff were attentive and friendly, and made sure that we were comfortable. The suite was very spacious and well equipped. Having a balcony with a sea view was great. The breakfasts had a good variety of food available. We liked having an egg chef who could cook omelettes to order.... Read more
from Hereford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-10-2016
Our fourth stay at the residence and happy to report that the quality of the accommodation and the resort facilities were everything we have come to expect as refelected in other reviews with which we concur. The staff are as helpful and welcoming as ever and we were sorry to come away again, the excellent weather being an additional bonus. We took up the online promotion associated with 8 meal vouchers which meant as a couple we ate in the buffet restaurant on four of the nights as Il Basi... Read more
from Nuneaton
Submitted on 05-10-2016
These apartments are spacious and well equipped if slightly dated in style which I suspect is liked by most occupants. It is immaculately maintained and spotlessly clean and set in glorious gardens. Being attached to the Porto Mare Hotel gives loads of advantages with several pools, bars and excellent eating places onsite as well as nearby. Our apartment had two bathrooms, a large lounge and dining area, a small but well equipped kitchen, a balcony or private garden and a large bedroom with supe... Read more
from Scotland
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Stayed for a week in September and can't wait to return. Our one-bedroom apartment with views of the sea and gardens was just wonderful. The apartment was extremely well furnished with quality fitments and the kitchen was well equipped for anyone wishing to go fully self-catering. The staff were all so helpful and cheerful. Breakfast was lovely with a good choice of cooked and cold items. We ate twice in the Basilico Italian restaurant and found the menu had good choices, with wine at a very... Read more
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Stayed gor 2 weeks and had a wonderful vacatipn at this truly beautiful resort with fabulous pools, plenty of sun beds and gardens beyond beautiful. The gym had everything you could wish for: clean, all equipment in perfect order, and best of all air con. Our studio apartment was enormous and very well equiped. The only minus is the carpet in the rooms and hallways which is very old fashioned and can't be easy to keep clean. We ate twice at the Italien restaurant which was excellent. We will de... Read more
Submitted on 09-10-2016
We booked a room in Porto Mare Hotel but due to noise when we were trying to sleep we moved to The Residence but guess what? More noise, even worse than Porto Mare! The apartment was nice but beware of the noise which the Hotel claim they cannot control! Why move guests from noise in the Porto Mare to even more noise in the Residence. Management only interested in profit from the bars hence the loud, excessive noise every evening! AVOID! We will never stay with Porto Bay Group again and I ... Read more
from Deal, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-10-2016
Last year I wrote a review titled "so good we bought it". This was our first annual visit as an owner. On arrival it was quite apparent that the Residence do not just let you buy and get in with it on your own. On arrival we were invited to a coffee morning and drinks reception the next day. The coffee morning was addressed by John and Claire and both were friendly and open in offering any help and advice should anyone need it. The Residence also has organised trips arranged should you wish ... Read more
Submitted on 18-10-2016
We never ever anticipated buying a timeshare ... 'til we came to look at The Residence, way back in 2008, for 'a nosey'. We were so impressed by the quality of the accommodation, and the facilities, that we committed to a 10 year contract on the spot. We have never regretted the decision, and are delighted to report that 'standards' have never dropped. This year's trip was enjoyed as much as ever. With new restaurants opening up every year, there's always somewhere different to try. The Med rest... Read more
from Greater London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-10-2016
We come back every year to this apartment and always enjoy the atmosphere of the place and the care that the staff take of everyone. Plenty of good eating places in the Porto Bay complex and great restaurants within a short walk or bus ride of the accommodation. With indoor and outdoor pools and a garden that would class as an excellent botanical gardening any country we just enjoy the relaxation and care. As an "owner" in the residence we will be back and never regret our investment
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-10-2016
Like John L never regretted our Timeshare here. V relaxing to have your own suite and two Queen size beds. The gardens both magnificent and extensive; the love and care shown by staff reciprocated by those who visit. This year the refurbished Alfama Restaurant was a delight to eat at, the menu extensive reasonably priced and the Maitre d' so charming and helpful. Not enough time or capacity to eat at every one of the restaurants but next year we have moved our week to Easter so not long to wait... Read more
from Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-10-2016
We stayed here for a few days in Oct to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary, not as a timeshare, but through Expedia. We would like to thank all the staff at the residence for making our stay so memorable.The extra special touches in our room were a lovely surprise and much appreciated! The hotel itself is beautiful and spotlessly clean. The gardens are amazing and all add to the relaxation. Breakfast is a self service buffet, with a great choice to suite even the fussiest of people. (the s... Read more
from Ipswich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-11-2016
Again an enjoyable stay at our timeshare appartment, this time our daughter and granddaughter joined us. The Residence is a place to relax and enjoy it is in the perfect location for the many types restaurants in that area. The big shopping mall, The Forum, is a short walk away. There is a shuttle bus service to the town and back if you need it. The hotel also offers tours and trips which they will organise for you. But most of all the staff are so helpful especially Clare from the timeshare tea... Read more
from Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-11-2016
very comfortable apartment, with everything you could need for your holiday. large balcony where you could sit, overlooking gardens and sea. plenty of books and dvds to borrow and helpful staff and tourist rep. frequent courtesy bus into Funchal centre. use of all hotel facilities- pools, restaurants, bars etc. supermarket just round the corner. situated right on the promenade and only a 20minute walk into town.
from Thetford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-11-2016
This was our first visit to Madeira and we had a great time. The residence was perfect for us with a clean, spacious room with a kitchenette and a balcony with a view of the garden. The facilities are very good and the hotel has great restaurants, especially The Med. Good pools, gardens and lounges and bars to choose from. We enjoyed the various musical events in the bars in the evenings. Staff were helpful with booking trips etc. It was a very relaxing holiday and we would recommend it to othe... Read more
from South of Glasgow. Scotland
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Very comfortable, clean and well equipped apartment. The gardens were beautiful and a great choice of very good restaurants. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would certainly want to stay again if we visit Madeira again.
Submitted on 17-11-2016
lovely hotel with friendly people, nice staff, I loved the breakfast. You can relax in the gardens and the pools, and the hotel is nicely situated just outside the busy areas. I have walked around a lot, and I think it is the best hotel in the surroundings.