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4.2 out of 5

"Love the location. Excellent facilities at the hotel. Friendly staff " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 01 Aug 2018

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Twin Room, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£85* Per night/room 5 Mar - 6 Mar

Standard Apartment, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin Room, Mountain View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Apartment, Mountain View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Room, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the free breakfast at Golden Residence Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Doca do Cavacas Natural Pools. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a full-service spa and an indoor pool. This property offers pet-friendly amenities, such as food and water bowls.

  • Free buffet breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Drinking and dining options include a restaurant, a poolside bar and a bar/lounge
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools
  • Treat yourself to massages, facials or body wraps at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a concierge and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a gym, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the breakfast and the location
  • Just a 5-minute walk from Doca do Cavacas Natural Pools and 5 minutes on foot from Centro Comercial Forum Madeira
  • Cats and dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

Golden Residence Hotel ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Golden Residence Hotel

Everyone (13) Couples (5) Family (2)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Jun 2019

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11 Jun 2019 by AM

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5
Love the location. Excellent facilities at the hotel. Friendly staff

Posted by on 1 Aug 2018

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13 Aug 2018 by AM

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

Great Value

Pros: The pool, the breakfast, the view.
Very friendly and professional hotel. Check in was easy, safe place to park and the rooms are great and spacious with a great view.

Posted by on 3 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Apr 2018 by AM

Dear guest, We would like to thank you for your comment, which has deserved our utmost attention. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in a near future. Best regards

4 out of 5

No need to go bananas

Quiet hotel on the outskirts of Funchal, with excellent transport links – bus stops bang outside. Like most of Madeira banana trees planted right next door. Slightly odd setup – the hotel is split between two buildings, with the fifth floor in one building being at an upper road level to access a nearby shopping centre and breakfast and the outdoor pool at -1 in the other building. Staff very efficient and helpful, rooms clean, breakfast decent. A fine place for a short break.

Posted by , from London on 5 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jan 2018 by AM

We would like to thank you for sharing your review. We are very happy to know that we had the opportunity to leave you such positive experience during your stay at Golden Residence Hotel. On behalf of the Golden Residence Hotel team, I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.

4 out of 5

Good hotel and location but room for improvement

Location: 40-45 minutes drive from the airport and quite far from Funchal. However it was a peaceful area, right on the ocean, and a great shopping centre close
Positives: - Great location - away from the hustle and bustle of Funchal, in a peaceful area. - Fantastic views of the ocean - A few minutes walk away from Forum Madeira shopping centre with lots of restaurants, shops and a supermarket - Great buffet breakfast - Has an indoor pool, sauna, and gym - Friendly staff - Plenty of free off-street parking if you choose to hire a car Negatives: - The outdoor pool wasn't heated and was cold so I couldn't swim in it - The indoor pool area had no natural light and was poorly lit - have seen public swimming pools that are nicer - Our bathroom was very basic - not what I would expect from a four star hotel - The corridors were dark to walk in - as the hotel was so big, it felt like they were trying to save on electricity costs

Posted by , from London on 5 Nov 2016

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4 out of 5
Es war alles sehr nett und gut aber morgens beim Frühstücken machen sie bisschen hektisch. Man kann nicht in Ruhe frühstücken.

Posted by on 31 Aug 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Aug 2022 by CN

Wir möchten uns dafür bedanken, dass Sie sich für unser Hotel entschieden haben und bereit dazu waren, Ihre Meinung über Ihren Aufenthalt im Golden Residence Hotel mit uns zu teilen.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 22 May 2022

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4 out of 5
Personal war zuvorkommend und stehts hilfsbereit

Posted by on 11 Apr 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 May 2022 by AM

Thank you for the great review. We really appreciate your support.

4 out of 5
Sehr freundliches und zuvorkommendes Service Personal. Schnelle Umsetzung in allen Bereichen auf die Corona Hygiene Schutz Massnahmen. Essen allgemein gut bis sehr gut. Leider Frühstück-Vorspeisen- und Dessert Buffet fast täglich das gleiche. Etwas zu wenig Abwechslung. Das Upgrade in ein Behinderten Zimmer hat uns nicht gestört. War etwas grösser. Deutsche Fernsehsender vorhanden.

Posted by on 16 Mar 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Mar 2020 by AM

Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, um einen Kommentar auf dieser Seite zu hinterlassen. Ihre Meinung ist uns sehr wichtig und deshalb bedanken wir uns, dass Sie sie mit uns teilen. Wir hoffen, Sie bald wieder bei uns im Hotel begrüβen zu dürfen! Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

4 out of 5
Hyvä aamiainen, sauna ja kylpyosasto. Huonoa oli muhkuraiset ja kovat patjat

Posted by on 16 Jan 2020

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20 Jan 2020 by AM

Dear Guest, I truly apologize for not being able to reply in the same language. Thank you for your stay with us and for your comments about it. We were sorry to acknowledge your disappointment about the mattress and we really regret the fact that you didn’t mention anything to us during your stay, we assure you that we would surely have done everything within our power to soften any “bad” experience. It would be a pleasure for us to have a second chance and welcome you back at the Golden Residence Hotel in the near future. Kind regards,

Property Features

Golden Residence Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business centre and a meeting room. A fitness centre, a sauna, and a library are also featured at the eco-friendly Golden Residence Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Funchal hotel is smoke free.

  • 172 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 2007
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • On-site shopping
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Golden Residence Hotel offers 172 accommodations with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower. This Funchal hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily.

Golden Residence Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and an outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 1 treatment room. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room. The spa is open daily.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Steam room in spa
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 26 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: EUR 20 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of EUR 100 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 11 lb per pet)
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in all accommodation. 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. Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions and contactless room service is available. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property does not follow regional sanitisation guidelines
  • Property Registry Number – 7182
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Online penalty collection
  • No gap period between guests' stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: EUR 6 per day
  • Pet deposit: EUR 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: EUR 20 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • In-room safe fee: EUR 1.50 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 26 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Golden Residence
  • 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
  • Golden Residence Hotel Hotel Funchal

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

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

  • Green Key (nogle)
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.