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The Residence awarded!

TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2015

Top25 Best Hotels in Europe

Contacts

The Residence
Rua de Leichlingen, 7
9004-566 Funchal
Madeira Island, Portugal
Tel: +351 291 708700
Fax: +351 291 708720
Email: recep.residence@portobay.pt
Reservations: book@portobay.pt

The Residence {4*}

A SENSE OF COMMUNITY...

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).

ROOMS

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 book@portobay.pt

STUDIO

30-35 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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

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FROM 143,45 EUR
ONE BEDROOM

70 m2 | up to 4 pax.

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

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FROM 166,25 EUR
TWO BEDROOM

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

DINING

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.

IL BASILICO RESTAURANT

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.

Suggestion:
Ravioli di vitella con funghi porcini e salsa tartufata

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ATLÂNTIDA RESTAURANT

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'

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MED RESTAURANT

dinner

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

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ALFAMA RESTAURANT

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

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PORTOFINO BAR

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


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VARANDA BAR

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

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OCEANO BAR

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

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DOCE-LIMA ICE-CREAM PARLOUR

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

LIDO BAR

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

ALMA DI VINO...

A NEW WINE BAR!!

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...

ROOM-SERVICE

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)

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Vila Porto Mare

SPA

perfumes, idyllic sounds, relaxing thoughts...

THE SPA AT VILA PORTO MARE

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: spa.vpm@portobay.pt

SUGGESTIONS

Vila Porto Mare

Gardens

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.

See the garden’s video here.

More information at:
www.facebook.com/vpmgardens
www.vpmgardens.blogspot.pt/

POOLS

Entertainment

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.

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS

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...

WALKS IN THE COUNTRY

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.

GUIDED VISIT TO SANTO DA SERRA

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

TRIPS TO THE CITY OF FUNCHAL

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

LIVE MUSIC

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

Offers

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

16 February 2015
PortoBay guests take part in the Madeira Carnival
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On Saturday (14 February), for the 4th year in a row, the guests of PortoBay Hotels & Resorts took part in the Great Allegorical Parade of the Madeira Carnival. The theme was “The Magic of Light”.

The carnival experience began on the day before the parade, with a costume fitting, choreography dress-rehearsal and get-together with the various participants. A unique experience, which every year has some repeat participants. One example of this is the couple Ann Davidson and Alex Carson. They took part in the initiative the year it was launched, and have returned for the two subsequent editions. “The atmosphere was electric, with the watching crowd applauding and cheering us all along the parade route”, says the couple on the PortoBay Facebook page.

This event is on the calendar ofPortoBay Events, which aims to maximise the experience of the guests when staying in the group's hotels, making them feel part of the traditions of the destination.

09 February 2015
Vila Porto Mare
winter gardens . ..
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You most likely already know that the garden at the Vila Porto Mare has about 500 unique species . .. You probably also know that this botanical jewel occupies 13,000 m2 . .. that the scent of dozens of palm trees, fragrant herbs, fruit trees, sugar cane, banana trees and its many flowers fills the air . .. and that guests can brew their tea with herbs gathered from the garden and that breakfast includes many of the fruits grown inthe garden . .. What you may not know is how this garden looks during the mild "winter" of Madeira !!

Take a look at the video filmed recently . ..

28 January 2015
Travellers’ Choice by Tripadvisor
5 PortoBay hotels in the TOP25
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One of the recognitions most sought after by international hotel groups is the chance to get on the demanding "Travellers’ Choice" lists compiled annually by the biggest world travel information and review site: Tripadvisor.

On the list of awards now announced for 2015, five PortoBay Group hotels are part of the exclusive lists of the world's best hotels.
The Residence hotel, part of the Vila Porto Mare resort, on Funchal (island of Madeira) was on the list of TOP25 Best Hotels in Europe. Besides The Residence, The Cliff Bay, Eden Mar and Porto Santa Maria hotels were recognised among the TOP25 Best Hotels in Portugal. PortoBay Serra Golf is included on the list of the TOP25 Best Small Hotels.

Please leave your feedback here . ..

More information on the hotels that received awards on Tripadvisor: The Residence; The Cliff Bay; Eden Mar; Porto Santa Maria; PortoBay Serra Golf

14 November 2014
PORTOBAY YOUTH WEEK
video now available !!
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The video of the 1st edition of the PortoBay Youth Week event, which took place from 28 October to 1 November at The Cliff Bay hotel and Vila Porto Mare resort, is now available. Between trips, workshops and fun activities, it was a pleasure to welcome so many children and their families. The next edition will take place in October 2015. Follow the calendar of PortoBay Events at www.portobayevents.com
See the video here. ..
See photos of the event here. ..

21 October 2014
VILA PORTO MARE resort
2nd place in the 17th Competition Funchal – City of Flowers
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The Funchal Town Council honoured the hotels that are part of the Vila Porto Mare resort with 2nd place in the 17th edition of the competition “Funchal – City of Flowers” in the category of Hotel Units.

This competition takes place every year, with one of the main objectives being to involve the municipalities in the improvement and expansion of the green areas in the city, in an attempt to internalise environmental values.

See the Porto Bay awards gallery here . ..

Awards

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

Portugal

Madeira Island

TripAdvisor TOP 10 Island In The World 2015

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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