A quiet, friendly property just outside Funchal, The Residence is a great hotel if you’re looking to self-cater in Madeira. There are leafy grounds with restaurants and bars, plus a selection of indoor and outdoor pools in the wider resort.

Situated 3km from the centre of Funchal on Madeira. The seafront promenade and a community lido are all that separate you from the Atlantic Ocean, so you can enjoy sea views through the resort. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus to the city centre, seven times a day (subject to availability) – for avoiding the walk up Funchal’s notorious hills. Back at the hotel, enjoy the quiet. You’re surrounded by gardens and pools, and just 100 metres from the oceanfront.

The Residence attracts plenty of return visitors. Thanks to its returning guests, and the presence of a few timeshares among the apartments, the property has a real community feel. The apartments themselves are spacious, allowing three or more to comfortably share the rooms. A microwave, fridge and tea and coffee facilities mean you have everything to keep you topped up during the day. There’s a supermarket close by for all-important milk runs.

Part of the larger Villa Porto Mare Resort, you'll have access to lots of facilities, including a selection of indoor and outdoor pools and over 13,000 square metres of grounds. Mini golf is available on site, as well as water aerobics, yoga and Pilates, tennis and table tennis – plus snooker and petanque. Kids get their own aqua area, where they can splash about and make friends. A few events, like live music and themed evenings, liven up the evenings. Please be aware that some activities are chargeable.

Enjoy a selection of massages and treatments at The Spa at Porto Mare. There are seven treatment rooms, manicures and pedicures, steam bath, sauna and more. Book in to be pampered by leading spa professionals at ESPA, or simply relax on the sun loungers around the lagoon pool.

There are four restaurants on site, plus bars, so you can go for a hot buffet breakfast, a quick mid-afternoon ice cream, or an evening of Mediterranean dishes at the ‘Med’ restaurant. Book in on a half-board basis for evening meals in the buffet restaurant. To add to the variety, you could also venture outside the resort to eat – there are plenty more restaurants in the area. Make sure you don’t miss Happy Hour in the bars.

Accommodation details


Rua de Leichlingen, 7

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 14:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00


1.5 mi / 2.4 km from city centre

Room types and facilities


Sleeps 3, Bed Type: Single(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Air conditioning, Refrigerator, Television


Sleeps 4, Bed Type: Single(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Refrigerator, Television

General facilities

  • 4 Pool
  • Massage services
  • Live entertainment
  • Pool Bar
  • Spa
  • Game room
  • Aerobics instruction
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • 1 Children's pool
  • Internet services
  • Off-Site parking
  • Tennis court
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam bath
  • Playground
  • Outdoor pool
  • Baby sitting
  • Dry cleaning
  • Indoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Room service
  • 3 Lounges/bars
  • Onsite laundry
  • 5 Restaurant
  • Driving range

Dining information

• If you are staying Half Board, you can dine in the buffet restaurant for dinner at Restaurant Atlântida

• Atlântida - international daily themed buffets

• Alfama - Portuguese. Closed Sunday

• Med - Mediterranean. Closed Monday

• Il Basilico - Italian lunch, Tapas and dinner


• Varanda - light meals by the pool area

• Portofino

• Oceano

• Ice-cream parlour Doce Lima

• Lido (open occasionally).

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