Golden Residence has a seafront location close to Funchal. The resort sits in the foothills of Madeira's mountains, surrounded by forest and sea views. The black sand beach of Praia Formosa is a short walk away and stretches for 2km along the coast. During your stay you can while away an afternoon wandering round the cobbled streets of Funchal's old town. Golden Residence is set in private gardens and has a sun terrace. There's an outdoor pool and indoors there's an additional pool which is heated. If you'd like to cool down with a drink, there are two bars at the hotel, including a pool bar. In the evening, you have a choice of two restaurants, one offering buffet and the other serving an a la carte menu. Both restaurants have an outdoor seating area. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel. You could start your day with a session in the hotel gym, or sign up to one of the fitness classes. For a more relaxed day, you can visit the spa. There's a menu of massage and beauty treatments available, or you can make use of the sauna and Turkish baths. Three nights a week the hotel run evening entertainment, usually live shows.
Golden Residence is 200m from Praia Formosa. This is a Blue Flag beach with views of the surrounding cliffs. On the beach you'll find several bars and restaurants. In the area around the hotel there are plenty of dining options and bars you could walk to. The centre of Funchal is 3km from the hotel. In the old town you can have a meal, linger over a coffee or do some sight seeing. From the old town you could take the cable car into the mountains for views over the city and the sea.
The buffet restaurant at Golden Residence is open for breakfast and dinner. The a la carte restaurant is open for dinner only. Both restaurants have either a kids' menu or buffet. Both the hotel bars serve snacks and are open all day. The nearest supermarket is 50m away.
There's a shopping centre close to the hotel, if you'd like some retail therapy. In the old town there are plenty of boutiques and shops too.
There's a balcony in every room at Golden Residence. Rooms are air conditioned and have a satellite TV and a safe.
Distance to city centre 5km
Distance to beach 1km
Distance to airport 25km
Address: +351291710100, Rua do Cabrestante, 25, Funchal Madeira, Portugal
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Stayed from the 16th October for a week, from landing in madiera service was brilliant
Hotel very clean, staff so helpful and friendly, lots of hand sanitizer everywhere
buffet breakfast was lovely and very clean as you had to wear disposable gloves to serve yourself along with wearing your mask in the hotel
would highly reccomend
It was our first trip to Madeira, without any research we randomly chose the Golden Residence, jackpot! After a small initial problem which was quickly resolved, we settled into our large, immaculate, well-appointed room overlooking the pool. The hotel was spotlessly clean throughout, significant COVID measures were in place but these did not impede upon our stay negatively. Staff, genuinely friendly and very proffessional. The Lido (which sits directly beneath the hotel) was our favourite place to swim and relax, still warm in mid September. We felt quite smug walking past countless enormous ugly concrete hotels everyday on our way back to the relatively intimate, but ultimately private surroundings of the Golden Residence. Positioned on a small headland, the hotel feels delightfully far away but it's close enough to everything. A quick (post stay) check online reinforced that the Golden Residence represents extremely good value for money. In our opinion this hotel deserves all the praise heaped upon it and more. Many thanks to the Golden Residence from the man with the broken safe (insert smiley emoji).
We chose well with this hotel! Amazing location with stunning cliff top views from pool and gardens and our balcony. Spotlessly clean and modern everywhere, staff charming and friendly, great local-feel places to eat nearby - we loved Loft - and airport bus stops right outside hotel. A perfect stay, thank you. It’s 100 per cent where we will stay on our next visit - Madeira hiking is wonderful so we will be back!