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Golden Residence Hotel

4-star hotel in São Martinho with spa and outdoor pool

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
ZAR 1,283

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Rua do Cabrestante 25, Funchal, 9000-105, Portugal
  • We had an amazing visit at the a Golden Residence Hotel with excellent customer service.…

    Nov 4, 2021

  • Fab hotel - nice people, good location, plenty of stuff nearby. Good breakfast. Nice pool…

    Aug 14, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Portugal), Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global), and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Transport options

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Sauna
    • Parking available
    • Pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Pet-friendly
    • Gym
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 172 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Near the beach
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Full-service spa
    • 1 indoor pool and 1 outdoor pool

    What’s around

    • In São Martinho
    • Formosa Beach - 19 min walk
    • Complexo Balnear do Lido - 22 min walk
    • Barreiros Stadium - 34 min walk
    • Madeira Casino - 41 min walk
    • CR7 Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Single Room
    • Twin Room, Partial Ocean View
    • Twin Room, Mountain View
    • Standard Apartment, Mountain View
    • Standard Apartment, Partial Ocean View
    • Premium Apartment, Partial Ocean View
    • Twin Room, Sea View
    • Premium Apartment, Sea View
    • Twin Room, Pool View

    What’s around


    • In São Martinho
    • Formosa Beach - 19 min walk
    • Complexo Balnear do Lido - 22 min walk
    • Barreiros Stadium - 34 min walk
    • Madeira Casino - 41 min walk
    • CR7 Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    • Funchal Marina - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
    • Avenida do Mar - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    • La Vie Shopping Center - 2.5 mi / 4 km
    • Funchal Municipal Garden - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    • Museu da Madeira Wine Company - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km

    Getting around

    • Cristiano Ronaldo Airport (FNC) - 22 min drive
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    Rua do Cabrestante 25, Funchal, 9000-105, Portugal

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 172 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


    • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
    • Check-out time is noon

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18


    • Pets allowed*
    • Food and water bowls available


    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms


    • Onsite self parking (EUR 6 per day)

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Free buffet breakfast daily
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Snack bar/deli
    • Poolside bar
    • Room service (during limited hours)

    Things to do

    • Number of indoor pools - 1
    • Number of outdoor pools - 1
    • Fitness facilities
    • Full-service spa
    • Spa treatment room(s)
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Steam room
    • Pool umbrellas
    • Sauna
    • Billiards or pool table

    Working away

    • 24-hour business center
    • Number of meeting rooms - 1
    • Computer station


    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Hair salon
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff


    • Number of buildings/towers - 3
    • Year Built - 2007
    • Elevator
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Library
    • Television in common areas


    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Bathroom emergency pull cord

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

    Sleep well

    • Soundproofed rooms

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Cable TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Phone


    • Daily housekeeping

    Special features


    GOLDEN SPA has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

    The spa is open daily.

    Awards and affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

    Fees & policies

    Optional extras

    • Safes in guestrooms can be used for EUR 1.50 per day

    PetsPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Pet deposit: EUR 75 per stay
    • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 20 per pet, per night

    ParkingPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Self parking costs EUR 6 per day

    Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

    This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    Also known as

    • Golden Residence
    • Golden Residence Hotel Hotel Funchal
    • Golden Residence Funchal
    • Golden Residence Hotel
    • Golden Residence Hotel Funchal
    • Golden Residence Apartment Funchal
    • Golden Residence Apartment Hotel Madeira/Funchal
    • Hotel Golden Residence Apartment
    • Golden Residence Hotel Hotel
    • Golden Residence Hotel Funchal

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, Golden Residence Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 6 per day.
    • Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
    • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 20 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of EUR 75 per stay. Food and water bowls are available.
    • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Magic Tea House (8-min walk), Mona Lisa Cafe (14-min walk), and Cris (14-min walk).
    • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Madeira Casino (5-min drive) is nearby.
    • Golden Residence Hotel has a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a steam room and a garden.
    • 10,0.Exceptional

      Great hotel & even greater value

      Had the pleasure of staying in this lovely hotel. It's very clean and modern, you won't be disappointed. The small negatives, unusual layout with 3 blocks, means you'll have a fair amount of walking and a road to cross, single use plastic gloves (temporary due to covid) for meals impact eco-friendliness, small distance from main strip (7 euro cab), indoor pool was closed during our stay (refurbishment), gym equipment could do with updating and main sea views are in C block. But these are tiny gripes, the staff were lovely and patient. views from the pool area gorgeous. Definately more of a family or group vibe, but quiet enough for a romantic getaway. Breakfasts were good, with varied choices, impeccably clean and modern throughout. There is a local shopping centre with most things you may need. I would definately recommend it and stay there again. This hotel was awesome value and a great launch point.

      Olabode, 7 night trip with friends, Jul 23, 2021

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    • 10,0.Exceptional

      Lovely hotel on a lovely island

      This hotel is simple, clean & modern. I'd stay here again! It is big so the walk to the pool & breakfast can take a little while from block A, we found the stairs though so no issues for us. The gym is adequate, the range of dumbbell weights in particular allow for a fairly good workout. The outdoor pool is a good size with a fair amount of loungers. The breakfast is great! Poolside drinks are pretty reasonable & the staff are friendly. We had a few minor issues but the staff sorted these quickly. The spa & indoor pool are currently closed, massages are still available but they are not in the spa, if you book massage make sure to ask where it will be! Parking is 5 Euros per night but there is plenty of on street parking close to the hotel so we didn't pay for parking at all during our stay. My husband and I did a mix of hiking & relaxing by the pool, it felt great being away in 2021 & I wish we'd stayed longer.

      Hannah, 7 night trip, Jul 19, 2021

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    • 8,0.Very good

      Lovely hotel on the cliffs with beautiful swimming pool and views. Easy access down to the beach that has footpath that leeds all the way to Lobos (hour walk). Location is good, you can walk to Old Town (about an hour) or take the bus that stops right outside the hotel (15mins). Service was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall no complaints.

      7 night trip, Jul 10, 2021

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    • 8,0.Very good

      Nice family hotel

      Nice hotel. Friendly, helpful staff. Good location. Usual hotel breakfast, which could have been a bit hotter but otherwise good choice. Didn't have any other food at the hotel so can't comment. Went during Covid pandemic so probably not as much going on as might usually have been but staff definitely aware of covid procedures and protecting from transmission.

      Helen, 8 night trip, Jun 20, 2021

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    • 2,0.Poor

      Moved to the Melia Madeira Mare Hotel CLOSED!!!!

      We were moved to The Melia Madeira Mare Hotel, the beds were like slabs of concrete as were the pillows. I left with my children at 2am as we could not sleep. It was their Birthday treat, an we are all so disappointed. There were no English TV channels for the children so we went to the games room which was in the dark. I had to then go and find someone to switch on the lights, and this hotel was meant to be an upgrade, it wasnt. I have stayed in the Golden residence before and there was no comparison. The hotel was depressing with no atmosphere. There was nothing around the location, I booked the Golden residence because the Shopping Centre is literally across the road and has a Cinema. We were approx 2.5 km away.

      Sura, 2 night family trip, Nov 16, 2020

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    • 10,0.Exceptional

      Eu gostei muito, do quarto, da limpeza, da localizacao. Para repetir!

      Helena, 5 night family trip, Sep 27, 2020

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    • 10,0.Exceptional

      Overall very good Not a fan of single beds and the fact that the hotel is divided into 3 buildings

      5 night trip with friends, Mar 2, 2020

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    • 8,0.Very good

      Clean, family friendly hotel. Accessible by bus that stops right outside, uber is cheap though. Mall and resturants near by. Spacious room - we had serviced apartment room, that was cleaned every day and beds made, had mini kitchenette with fridge. Good breakfast buffet. Although the resturant menu is useless and expensive. Staff are brilliant and friendly. We went in Feb2020, weather was good but a light jacket is needed in evening. No washing machine facility, only paid drycleaning. Building can probably do with a cosmetic/redeco upgrade. Indoor pool area is not big, one medium Jacuzzi probably 4 adults will fit. We didnt use outdoor pool, but it is good size and would be fun in summer. A high 3+, not 4*. BUT good for families with children, who would rather prefer a friendly hotel to a posh one.

      Deep, 5 night family trip, Feb 17, 2020

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    • 10,0.Exceptional

      Unique views over the sea & towards Camara do Lobos. Mature well maintained garden. Relaxing.

      7 night romance trip, Feb 10, 2020

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    • 10,0.Exceptional

      Location was the best thing, decoration is a bit tired, but nice and clean

      9 night family trip, Dec 23, 2019

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