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The Residence

The Residence, Funchal Portugal

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An upmarket self-catering option with many privately owned units within the same building. Guests have use of the facilities and spa of the two adjacent sister establishments as well as the extensive gardens and pool areas overlooking the sea.

Provides a safe and quality driven base for those who require a useful combination of self-catering and quality orientated restaurants and other communal areas.



An attractive lemon and cream coloured building with wide sea facing balconies and ground floor terraces. A wide drive with parking spaces is located on one side of the building and is shared by the two neighbours.

Property type: Apartments

Balcony/Terrace: All

Storeys: 5

Built Year: 1990s

Exterior: Building


A long and handsome looking lobby has a small reception desk and an adjacent property sales office. An Italian style restaurant is located on the corner of the ocean facing ground floor and is entered off the promenade. Drinks and snacks are also served in a lounge area overlooking the gardens.

Rooms: 99


The spacious grounds feature 2 swimming pools which are actually part of the Porto Mare and Eden Mar. A giant chess set is located on a paved area and an extended area of sunbathing space is located on a platform that protrudes out towards the waterside promenade. A well-equipped spa offers a wide range of health related treatments.


Area Type: Adjacent to the popular Lido area, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with a pair of sister properties sharing the same grounds, the Eden Mar and Porto Mare. There is a good range of shops and a supermarket 100m away and a range of restaurants and bars along the promenade between the property’s gardens and the sea. Bus stop 150m, up a steep slope.

Nearest beach: 120m (Lido)

Public Transport:
150m to Bus

Map Ref: 17


  • Bars
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • All-buffet restaurant
  • Pools
    • Freeform (26 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Beauty/spa
    • Fitness room/gym
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Turkish Baths/Steam Room
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Safes
    • Tea/Coffee making facilities
    • TV (English language)