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The Residence

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Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Park View
Great View


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Grade: 78 out of 100
94Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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We were fortunate to get an upgrade to a 2 bed apartment on arrival but aside from that we found the hotel to be very comfortable, friendly and well run. Prices were hotel like but not exorbitant and quality (food, drink) was good. There there was a lovely feeling of
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I have just returned from my seventh stay in The Residence, as always the best ever. This time with wonderful weather both weeks, and the very best room (I’m not telling which 😉). I can highly recommend this apartment hotel, spacious rooms, wonderful beds and a lovely view to
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First time for my partner and i to visit Madeira. The residence far acceded our expectations. The resort is fabulous,with a beautiful position over looking the sea. Rooms are spacious. The hotel is spotlessly clean, with a wide range of amenities. Buffet breakfast is superb.
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The Residence was exactly as described, I made a few requests before travelling and they were all as I requested. The apartment was clean, quiet, the cleaning good, the gardens very well kept, all good.
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Had a great week here. Staff were fantastic. Food was very good. Place was spotless. Great views. Gardens kept immaculate. Lots to do and see within walking distance and a courtesy bus for trips into the Center. A very relaxing place to spend time.
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The Studio at The Residence Porto Mare (Porto Bay)
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The One Bedroom Apartment at The Residence Porto Mare (Porto Bay)
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The Two Bedroom Apartment at The Residence Porto Mare (Porto Bay)
View from South facing apartment
The Gardens
I am coeliac and require a completely gluten free diet. This means there must be no contamination from other foods, hands, utensils or surfaces...etc. I am also vegetarian. Can this hotel feed me safely?
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Just checked again. I have a floor plan of the third floor which shows 3184 is above reception and therefore, I guess 3084 is the studio flat we stayed in for 3 nights and therefore I think my description is correct. If this is your first trip to Madeira, you may be slightly disappointed with the outlook and a little bit of road noise. Plus the occasional open top tripper bus coming not far below your window. I believe it is a studio flat so , if available, you might ask about cost of changing to a standard flat facing the garden / sea. They are all still well equipped but position is really best if you are going to use as a place to sleep and do the right thing and get out and enjoy that glorious island!
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Contact Porto Bay Hotels (see their website for email address) - they pass it on. We have just done this to book a room that was not showing up as being available. When we contacted them we found that it was.
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Is the pool saltwater Thanks
No but the Lido is just opposite the hotel and that is saltwater
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"We like a sea view room. All the rooms are quiet."
"Lifts to all floors. Some rooms with garden or sea views. Nearby lido well used at weekend's. And the park area near the lido."
"Pay the extra for a sea view it’s definitely worth it."
"Best rooms are on second and third floors"
"You are unlikely to get a good room unless you have stayed at the hotel many times before. "
US$141 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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