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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 13,400 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 . ..

Book now
FROM 166,25 EUR
ONE BEDROOM

70 m2 | up to 4 pax.

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

Book now
FROM 140,6 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.

learn more at www.ilbasilicorestaurant.com

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 • bar service

Opening times: Open ocasionally

ALMA DI VINO...

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

The SPA at Vila Porto Mare is a magical place where both body and mind reach a unique level of equilibrium.
The Spa features seven treatment rooms, including manicure and pedicure room and a Spa Suite. It also has two sauna and steam bath areas, relaxation room and gym.
Our treatment menu and programmes have been created by the leading Spa professionals ESPA and designed to be both effective and holistic, naturally.
Allow our internationally trained therapists to tailor each treatment to your needs on the day; whether you are looking for relaxation, detox or total escapism, The Spa at Vila Porto Mare aims to ease the stresses and strains from the outside world.

Learn more about our treatments

Information & Bookings: spa.vpm@portobay.pt

SUGGESTIONS

Vila Porto Mare

Gardens

13,400 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...

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

21 April 2016
15 BEST SPOTS IN MADEIRA
www.inportobay.com
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Have you ever felt the experience of being in a place, where all the elements around you magically combine, together, in perfect harmony ?These 15 spots in Madeira will take you there . ..
Read the full article here . ..

15 April 2016
WE CELEBRATE ONE YEAR !!
www.inportobay.com
Blog1ano

A year ago we got on board this adventure to "extend” IN PortoBay magazine to a digital version with a weekly dynamic, and with the same commitment: involve our guests into the world of PortoBay hotels and destinations !!
Read the full article here . ..

07 April 2016
Gardens and Flowers of Madeira
www.inportobay.com
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Madeira is frequently called "the floating garden”. With good reason. Because here the colours and scents of flowers can be enjoyed throughout the year, even when much of Europe is covered with snow and the low temperatures that inhibit flowering.
Read the full article here . ..

05 April 2016
New Lido offers access to the sea
near Vila Porto Mare
PB MAD Complexolido

In addition to the five swimming pools (two indoor, two outdoor and one for children) Vila Porto Mare resort guests
now have new access to the sea, near the Lido promenade: the Lido Bathing Complex !!
This beach resort offers a large solarium area, two swimming pools and various access points to the sea. .. In Madeira the average annual sea water temperature varies between 17ºC and 22ºC !! Make the most of it !!

05 April 2016
Flowers adorn
hotels in Madeira
Tapetes Detail

The Flower Festival is here again and, of course, the Porto Bay hotels in Madeira are joining in this celebration !!
Between 7 and 13 April, lobbies will be decorated with floral carpets . .. petals, leaves and flowers from the country combine in various forms with traditional island features. During this period various activities are organised : guided tours of the gardens, workshops, themed dinners . ..
Be part of this !!
Find out more here . ..

05 April 2016
WIN 3 NIGHTS AT PORTOBAY
Have you already participated in our “Moments@PortoBay” photo contest?
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You still have one month to send in your pictures !!
In May, we will choose the winner, who will receive a three-night stay at the PortoBay hotel of their choice. Share with us your special moments experienced at PortoBay hotels in Madeira, the Algarve, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo or Búzios.
Send your photographs, up to a maximum of 6, to in@portobay.pt and . .. good luck ;-)

30 March 2016
Laurissilva Forest: Natural World Heritage !!
www.inportobay.com
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Madeira has a unique botanical relic, a forest that covers twenty percent of the island and was classified by Unesco as a Natural World Heritage site in 1999 !!
Read the full article 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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Events

07 May - 07 May

Roger Hodgson
Roger Hodgson, legendary vocalist and songwriter from Supertramp will be in Madeira for a great c...
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04 Jun - 25 Jun

Atlantic Festival
4, 11, 18 and 25 June. The fireworks make Funchal vibrate and echo across the mountainous slopes ...
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28 Aug - 04 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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05 Sep - 09 Sep

PortoBay Wine Week
Come celebrate the harvest season with PortoBay Wine Week, taking place at Porto Bay hotels' in F...
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04 Oct - 09 Oct

Madeira Nature Festival
Between October 4 and 9, Madeira and its visitors celebrate the best the island has to offer.Reco...
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25 Oct - 29 Oct

PortoBay Youth Week
From 25 to 29 October, PortoBay Hotels & Resorts is organising the PortoBay Youth Week event in M...
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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 - 06 Jan

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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08 Dec - 10 Dec

The Cliff Bay Golf Tournament
Between 8 and 10 December, The Cliff Bay hotel, in partnership with Palheiro Golf club, will orga...
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16 Dec - 26 Dec

PortoBay Christmas
Madeira has unique traditions at Christmas.One of the most popular and unique to the island are t...
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16 Dec - 24 Dec

Childbirth Masses
Come take part in one of Madeira's biggest religious traditions !!On Madeira, Christmas begins wi...
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26 Dec - 01 Jan

PortoBay New Year's Eve
Madeira experiences a unique New Year !! The "Guinness World of Records" classified this as the l...
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28 Dec - 28 Dec

MOVE. .. FOR HOPE !!
On 28 December, take part in an experience that is both pleasant and practical, helping a good ca...
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Events

22 Feb - 01 Mar

Carnival
Carnival in Madeira has a long tradition that dates back to the 19th Century . ..The Great Allego...
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Events

04 May - 14 May

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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Events

03 Jun - 24 Jun

Atlantic Festival
3, 10, 17 and 24 June. The fireworks make Funchal vibrate and echo across the mountainous slopes ...
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Events

03 Sep - 10 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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Events

03 Oct - 08 Oct

Madeira Nature Festival
Between October 3 and 8, Madeira and its visitors celebrate the best the island has to offer.Reco...
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Events

01 Dec - 06 Jan

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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Events

16 Dec - 24 Dec

Childbirth Masses
Come take part in one of Madeira's biggest religious traditions !!On Madeira, Christmas begins wi...
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New hotel in Lisbon !!

Take advantage of our launch campaign for the new 4-star hotel: PortoBay Marquês

Win €10 a day in credit to spend on purchases in the hotel! You can use it on food and drinks. .. at breakfast, in the restaurant, in the bars, on room service or the mini-bar. Treat yourself !!

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NEW ARTICLE IN OUR BLOG !!

15 BEST SPOTS IN MADEIRA

Have you ever felt the experience of being in a place, where all the elements around you magically combine, together, in perfect harmony ? These 15 spots in Madeira will take you there . ..

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6 hotels in the TOP25!!

Six PortoBay Group hotels are part of the exclusive lists of the world's best hotels !! The Cliff Bay and The Residence hotels (Madeira Island) are among the TOP25 Best Hotels in Portugal. The Cliff Bay was also listed among the TOP 25 Luxury Hotels in Portugal, while the PortoBay Serra Golf is on the list of the TOP25 Best Small Hotels. The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria and Suite Hotel Eden Mar are among the TOP 25 Hotels for Romance in Portugal. In Brazil, L’Hotel Porto Bay São Paulo is listed among the 25 best luxury hotels.

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Photography Contest

Moments @ PortoBay

We want you to share with us your special moments experienced at the PortoBay hotels !! Send your photographs, up to a maximum of 6 to in@portobay.pt. So, what's the prize ? A 3-night stay at any hotel in the PortoBay group, chosen by the winner !! The winners are picked in May and November. The photos will be published on www.facebook.com/portobay. Be part of this !!

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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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