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The Residence
Rua de Leichlingen, 7
9004-566 Funchal
Madeira Island, Portugal
Tel: +351 291 708700
Fax: +351 291 708720

The Residence {4*}


apartments, kitchenette, five pools, room for the whole family, next to the seaside promenade, spacious, comfortable…

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.

The 13,000 m2 of gardens at the Vila Porto Mare resort have created one of the most interesting botanical oasis's on Madeira island. The subtropical gardens, with over 500 unique and identified botanical species have turned this space into a real paradise... Discover our little secret... the orchid corner!

Four restaurants, six bars, one ice-cream parlour, five pools, SPA, sports and children's facilities... With an innovative concept, the Vila Porto Mare resort offers facilities which are shared by three hotels – Suite Hotel Eden Mar, Hotel Porto Mare and The Residence; however, the character of each one of these is guaranteed by individual receptions and different room/apartment types.

The resort offers Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (free in indoor public areas).


Studios, T1 and T2 Appartments. Space, space and more space...

We have options for families with more than 3 people, rooms adapted for people with reduced mobility or special circumstances.Contact


30-35 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Look out over the sea right from your window . ..

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FROM 111,15 EUR

70 m2 | up to 4 pax.

Here you will find the space you need for a really wonderful stay . ..

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FROM 126,35 EUR

100 m2 | up to 5 pax.

Spacious and quiet, where you can look out over the sea or gardens in comfort . ..

Prices are the "starting from" prices, corresponding to the lowest price available within the next 60 days, based on a room for two people. The prices displayed include taxes.

Resort Vila Porto Mare


each day a different emotion!!

Spoil yourself from dawn to dusk... The choice is all yours!!

Four restaurants, six bars, live music, Mediterranean, Italian and international cuisine, buffets and à la carte menus...
Under the direction of Chef Alcino Marques, we offer you a different experience every day!

Half board is valid in all the resort restaurants (conditions in reception).

Free Wi-Fi in the restaurants.


lunch . tapas . dinner

Situated next to the Lido sea promenade, is an Italian-inspired restaurant, with sophisticated flavours, that integrates the local community with the resort’s guests. It serves 'à la carte' lunches and dinners, indoors or in the cosy and sunny decked terrace.

Il Cacciucco Alla Toscana



breakfast . dinner

With a sumptuous location overlooking the pool and gardens this offers the diversity of international cuisine. Every night there is a different theme. From Monday to Sunday, a range of flavours...

Suggestion: buffet dinner 'Portuguese Flavours'




The warm flavour of Mediterranean cuisine, so familiar to the Portuguese people, hails from Mediterranean countries, in particular Greece, Morocco and Italy. The surroundings provide a very welcoming environment and the interior design is inspired by Greek and Moroccan styles. Discover hideaways outdoors...unique!

Suggestion: medallion of sea bass with grilled vegetables,
potato gnocchi and salmoriglio sauce

Douro red and white wine



breakfast . lunch . dinner

The emblematic flavours of Portuguese cuisine are present at this restaurant. Try lunch or “à la carte” dinner in the inside restaurant or on the esplanade. Treat yourself to typical dishes of Portuguese and Madeiran cuisine.

Suggestion: Scabbard fish filet with banana and passion fruit sauce



snacks . afternoon tea . drinks . light meals

After going for a walk, there is nothing better than having a rest in good company. Good music and the sounds of nature provide the main soundtrack of this place. The Portofino bar hosts the entertaining 'Happy Hour' every day in the early evening. This is accompanied by live music on some days.

Suggestion: Mojito



snacks . drinks . light meals

Next to the biggest pool in the resort. Here you can choose lighter, more informal meals. Make the most of every moment enjoying the water and sunbathing.

Suggestion: Sangria and Nicoise Salad



snacks . drinks . light meals

The perfect setting to enjoy watching your favourite football team. With live music every night, take the opportunity to relax and enjoy a Ritz Fizz, with a dash of amaretto and lemon juice...

Suggestion: Pina Colada



ice-creams . crepes . snacks

A pleasant stroll in the gardens of our hotel takes you to Doce-Lima. Here the specialities of world coffees and real Italian ice-creams are combined with a wide variety of sweet crepes.

Times: 11am-6pm
Lunch menu: 12.30pm-3.30pm


Opened for special ocassions, come and experience this more colonial corner. Come and enjoy some funny nights.

Sport & show bar • entertainment every day • bar service

Opening times: Open ocasionally



A new wine bar with wines from more than 100 reference vineyards, located next to the Med Restaurant. Each wine has numerous stories associated with it to explain its origins and essence. Here you will find a 2005 António Saramago, “Dúvida”, a 2007 Adega Mayor - “7” or a 2007 from the Douro region “Chryseia” and many other fine wines...


You can also choose this service to have breakfasts, light meals and dinners from the comfort of your room.

breakfast 7:30 am - 10:30 am
light meals 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
evening meals 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Theme Evenings

The special theme dinners give a special charm to the resort... Meat Lovers (Med), Sea Flavours & Fado (Alfama), Dinner Dance (Med), Live Music (Basilico), One Night Dinner Show (Lido), Pink Party (Veranda), Barbecue (Veranda)


Vila Porto Mare


perfumes, idyllic sounds, relaxing thoughts...


A magical place where body and mind reach a unique level of well-being. Place yourself in the hands of the gods and enjoy the effects that extend through time...

Six treatment rooms, two sauna and steam bath a-reas, hydromassage tub, relaxation room, Vichy shower and gym, you may
choose from a varied selection of facial treatments, aromatherapy, body massage, body wraps and hydro-therapy treatments, exfoliating wraps, relaxing massage with mineral oils and reflexology, all using 100% natural products. Beauty treatments such as manicure and pedicure are also available.

The SPA also offers a space dedicated to treatments for couples. In a romantic atmosphere, try a spa treatment for two... a gift to celebrate a special date.

Discover all our treatments

Information & Bookings:


Vila Porto Mare


13,000 m2 devoted to nature...

The Vila Porto Mare resort makes much of the space given over to nature, from the green of the trees to the colours of the flowers, the smell of aromatic plants...

Since the resort opened, this space has become a wonderful garden with over 500 species, subspecies and plants, with some of these plants originating from as far away as Australia, New Zealand and the African continent.

Different fruit trees can also be found where the forms, smells and flavours of their fruits take us to other latitudes, examples are the banana, sugar apple, avocado, starfruit among many others...

The majority of plants grow extraordinarily thanks to the subtropical climate, the fertility of the soil and the constant care and attention from our gardening team. Alongside the flowers and the trees are various endemic plants in the gardens such as the Madeira Geranium, dragon-tree, or the Pride of Madeira, all of them duly identified by origin, family, region and common name. Make the most of discovering a new corner with aromatic and medicinal herbs as well as the “orchidea Garden”, an area dedicated to the most varied species of these marvellous flowers.

Join a weekly visit organised by the hotel and discover some more secrets kept in the many corners of our garden.

more information at:



Live music, entertainment for the children, theme parties, games, guided visit to the
garden, visits to Funchal... and many exclusive events throughout the year!!
At the Vila Porto Mare resort, you'll find a weekly programme of varied activities...

Entertainment for children

traditional games, paintings, Wii, mini-golf, table tennis and board games. The entertainment team provides a programme of activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12.


Water aerobics, yoga, tennis, pilates, table tennis, mini-golf, snooker, petanque...

Theme Evenings

Come and savour the best regional meat cured in our kitchen, and harmonized with a fine seletion of wines...


Discover the Island of Madeira, cultural richness and traditions!! Take a walk to Santo da Serra and have lunch and get to know the charming little hotel, the Porto Bay Serra Golf.


Wednesday and Sunday: visit to a cheese factory and a rustic bakery, typical market, golf lessons...


Tuesday : visit to Factory Madeira Embroidery, Blandy's Madeira Wine Company, Ethnographic Museum, Farmers Market...


Every day in the Resort Vila Porto Mare you can enjoy a different style of music in the different resort bars...


Early Booking

Take advantage of the 5% early booking discount that we offer you...

Carnival Package

Come and celebrate Carnival in Madeira! ... join in the Porto Bay special section of the “Fura Samba” !!

Prestige Blue Discount

Exclusive! Prestige Blue members get a 5% discount on charges from this site. To book here insert your discount code: PRESTIGE

Prestige Gold Discount

Exclusive! Prestige Gold members get a 10% discount on charges from this site. To book here insert your discount code: PRESTIGOLD

News & Reviews

24 September 2014
Porto Bay in Top10
of Thomas Cook Northern Europe
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The Thomas Cook Northern Europe Group placed The Cliff Bay and The Residence in their list of Top 10 Best Hotels, choosing them from among 900 hotels located all over the world. The Scandinavian group includes the tour operators TJäreborg, in Finland, Ving, in Sweden, and Spies, in Denmark.
The award was handed over in Madeira by Jonas Hinnerup Gronlund, responsible for the Madeira destination, and relates to Winter 2013/2014. The award is based on the results of questionnaires completed by the tour operator’s customers where they were asked to assess the standard of the customer services and accommodation facilities provided.

See the Porto Bay awards gallery here . ..

27 August 2014
is back from September 8 to 13
PBWW Spawithwine 4 Baixa

Following on from the Madeira Wine Festival, Porto Bay Wine Week is back at The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria and the Vila Porto Mare resort.

For 6 days guests will be invited to take part in wine tasting sessions with commentaries, wine-theme dinners, special Spa treatments and guided tours to vineyards and wine cellars. The point is to tell people about the regional wine tradition, as well as the grape varieties and national wines.

In each hotel throughout the event wine-themed dinners and visits to the island's wine producing region are organised. Namely a visit to the Quinta de Santa Luzia which includes wine tasting. A visit to Seixal is also being organised with a local wine tasting session and local kebab specialities.

see the programme here for the event and the video of a previous edition

06 August 2014
choose your event for 2015 !!
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We've already prepared the Calendar of Events for 2015 !! You can now see the main events taking place at the hotels and destinations where Porto Bay is present. At you'll find pictures, videos and information of interest on what's taking place in Portugal (Madeira, Algarve and Lisbon) and in Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Búzios). We will announce even more events soon. Stay tuned . ..

discover the events taking place in 2015, in Madeira, in the Algarve, in Lisbon, in Rio de Janeiro, in São Paulo . ..

06 August 2014
our commitment . ..
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Here at Porto Bay, sustainability is an ever present maxim. Every day, we carry out our action in balance with the communities around us, implementing different measures for environmental, social, economic and cultural respect . .. Some of our actions are also helped by the support of our guests, such as the HOPE campaign : small gestures, big hopes. Thank you!

See our main sustainability actions here . ..

06 August 2014
new language
Porto Bay website now available in Dutch !!

Now you can find out everything about Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts in Dutch at our website The fifth language joins Portuguese, English, French and German. All the information about our hotels, what to do at each Porto Bay destination, information about the group, our loyalty programme Prestige Club and its advantages . .. The entire reservation process is also available in Dutch !! Zorg dat u niks mist !!

visit the Porto Bay website in Dutch here . ..

03 July 2014
Vila Porto Mare resort
Alfama renews its menu
Resort Vila Porto Mare Alfama Restaurant (1)

The Alfama restaurant in the resort Vila Porto Mare, in Madeira, has renewed its menu, spotlighting its speciality for Portuguese cuisine. Try the new "à la carte" suggestions for lunch or dinner. Start with a sardine salad or the famous grilled limpets, try the roast leg of lamb with garden pea purée and cured chouriço sausage, top it off with a banana 'kettledrum' with chocolate sauce. Just some of the new delicious dishes that have boosted the resort's gastronomic variety, where each day can provide a different experience, a journey that takes you through Portuguese, Italian, Mediterranean and international cuisine.

see the new Alfama menu . ..
discover more about the hotels at the resort Vila Porto
Mare Eden Mar . Porto Mare . The Residence


For The Residence it is a matter of pride to achieve guest’s expectations. This position has fostered significant loyalty which distinguish us and has led to a host of awards from tourist operators, online travel agents, or travel audit websites. Thank you!


Madeira Island

the "levadas" , the natural forest, gardens, the sea, the climate...

Madeira Island

dynamic, creative and multifaceted destination...

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean and with a mild climate, Madeira Island is one of the oldest and most prestigious tourist destinations in Europe. With an extensive natural reserve, the most famous is the prehistoric and exuberant Laurissilva (laurel) forest, which has been recognised by UNESCO as part of the World Natural Heritage.

Nature, the temperate climate, the unique waterfalls, the local traditions, the culture, the cuisine, water and mountain sports, immense gardens and flowers, popular festivals, embroidery and Madeira wine, and the cosmopolitan city of Funchal make Madeira a multi-faceted destination.

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Porto Bay Youth Week


28 Oct - 01 Nov

Porto Bay Youth Week
From 28 October to 1 November, Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts is organising the Porto Bay Youth Week ...
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07 Nov - 15 Nov

True italian essence
The Il Basilico Restaurant – part of the Vila Porto Mare Resort - is promoting a week dedicated t...
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01 Dec - 31 Dec

Christmas and New Year's celebrations
The Christian tradition of the Christmas season, deeply set in the habits of the people of Madeir...
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19 Dec - 26 Dec

Christmas at Porto Bay
Madeira has unique traditions at Christmas. One of the most popular and unique to the island are ...
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26 Dec - 01 Jan

New Year's Eve at Porto Bay
Madeira experiences a unique New Year !! The "Guinness World of Records" classified this as the l...
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19 Jan - 25 Jan

Chocolate & Madeira Wine
Sweet or bitter . .. chocolate awakens sensations !! And Madeira wine gives it that special touch...
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11 Feb - 18 Feb

Carnival in Madeira has a long tradition that dates back to the 19th Century . .. The Great Alleg...
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14 Feb - 14 Feb

Porto Bay's Carnival Troupe !!
The Great Allegorical Parade of the Madeira Carnival takes place on Saturday, 14th of February, o...
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13 Mar - 17 Mar

The Stars Route
THE CLIFF BAY . Deluxe culinary festival with Michelin chefsThe gourmet restaurant Il Gallo d'Oro...
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09 Apr - 12 Apr

Madeira Island Ultra Trail
What better place to run in the mountains than on Madeira island ??From 9 to 12 April, Madeira Is...
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16 Apr - 21 Apr

Floral Carpets
In the lobbies of the hotels of the Porto Bay Group on Madeira island, and continuing our homage ...
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16 Apr - 22 Apr

Flower Festival
Spring is here and it's time to celebrate nature !! The streets of Funchal are the stage for a pa...
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06 Jun - 27 Jun

Atlantic Festival
6, 13, 20 and 27 June. The fireworks make Funchal vibrate and echo across the mountainous slopes ...
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16 Jun - 21 Jun

The Atlantic Experience
Between the 16th and the 21st June Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts organizes the event “The Atlantic E...
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30 Aug - 06 Sep

Madeira Wine Festival
Madeira wine is almost as old as Madeira itself. Exports began shortly after the island was disco...
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07 Sep - 11 Sep

Porto Bay Wine Week
Come celebrate the harvest season with Porto Bay Wine Week, taking place at Porto Bay hotels' in ...
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06 Oct - 11 Oct

Madeira Nature Festival
Between October 6 and 11, Madeira and its visitors celebrate the best the island has to offer.Rec...
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27 Oct - 31 Oct

Porto Bay Youth Week
From 27  to 31 October, Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts is organising the Porto Bay Youth Week event i...
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09 Nov - 17 Nov

True italian Essence
The Il Basilico Restaurant – part of the Vila Porto Mare Resort - is promoting a week dedicated t...
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01 Dec - 31 Dec

Christmas and New Year's celebrations
The Christian tradition of the Christmas season, deeply set in the habits of the people of Madeir...
See More


18 Dec - 26 Dec

Christmas at Porto Bay
Madeira has unique traditions at Christmas.One of the most popular and unique to the island are t...
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26 Dec - 01 Jan

New Year's Eve at Porto Bay
Madeira experiences a unique New Year !! The "Guinness World of Records" classified this as the l...
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New Year's Eve in Copacabana

Special Offer at Porto Bay Rio Internacional

Copacabana is the backdrop for one of the biggest and most famous New Year celebrations in the world !! Thousands of people dressed in white take over the famous beach to celebrate the New Year. Ring in the New Year with a breathtaking and unforgettable scenario !! ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE . .. AT THE HOTEL PORTO BAY RIO INTERNACIONAL !!

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new website

It offers a visit full of colour and flavour around the areas of the only restaurant on the Madeira island wiith 1 Michelin star, its team lead by Chef Benoît Sinthon, the stylish gourmet dishes, the Portuguese wines and events and novelties. The site is enhanced to ensure good access via computer, tablet and mobile phone and also features a table reservation facility.

Porto Bay Liberdade

Lisbon | Portugal

A new touch in a fantastic location. boutique hotel, location, spa, gourmet flavours, comfort, friendlyness, 5 star service, free WiFi… opening: February 2015

Porto Mare

with new video

We're presenting you with the new video of hotel Porto Mare, on Madeira Island!! Take the opportunity of joining us on a tour around the lush gardens of the hotel, take a plunge into the pool, smell the cuisine. .. be romantic, make a toast and have fun !! All of this surrounded by the fabulous island, with its walks, levadas, bike rides, indeed a huge array of activities to suit all ages . ..

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Porto Bay Events

Choose your next experience!

Porto Bay Events bring together the various events organised in the hotels of the group. This initiative also aims to promote and boost the main events held in the locations of the Porto Bay hotels: Madeira, Algarve, Rio de Janeiro, Búzios and São Paulo.

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