Just returned today from a week at the Residence Porto Mare (Porto Bay) all I can say is "it just doesn't get any better than this"
This the best complex we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in a lot of places, first off it is absolutely spotlessly clean, luxurious spacious rooms, fully equipped kitchen, even had a "surround sound DVD " system, 3 TV's 3 bathrooms/showers, two sea view balconies, daily maid service, 3 restaurants, and the food is just first class, ok a little more expensive than some of the local "eateries" but well worth that little bit more. 4 bars, loads of sunbeds and parasols, the gardens are just amazing, and the Orchid garden is a thing of beauty, it's well located and a short trip into Funchal centre by the courtesy bus, or cab is only a few minuets away. It even has it's own "supermarket" and yes, it is such good value that the "locals" shop there as well!
But the real stars of Porto Bay are the staff, nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, is too much trouble, happy,friendly courteous staff are everywhere, this was our first visit to Maderia we had a "delightful" time, and would not hesitate to go back to the Porto Bay and would gladly recommend it as a "must visit" holiday.
Thank you everyone for such a good time.
Dennis and Jean Smith.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Porto Mare Residence Funchal
- Porto Mare Residence Hotel Funchal
- The Residence Madeira/Funchal